The Rooted Festival
Oct
13
to Oct 14

The Rooted Festival

Are you ready to add more wild into your life?

The Rooted Festival is a two-day outdoor event where participants can engage in diverse experiences to rewild their lives. This will take place through speakers, workshops, musical guests, group meditations, and much more. You can expect sessions related but not limited to: 

  • Camping and Backpacking Skills
  • Plant Identification
  • Herbal Remedies
  • Metaphysics 
  • Business Practices in the Outdoor Industry
  • Food with intention
  • Food as medicine 
  • Environmental Education
  • The Healing Arts

All participants have the option of bringing their own tents and outdoor gear for the festival or can just participate in the daily events. 

Our mission is to provide individuals with a multi-sensory experience in wild environs to ground them in mind, body, and spirit. Get ready to be inspired by the many ways nature helps us lead our most resilient lives. Our goal is to get you the most excited you've ever felt about time spent outdoors.

Click here for ticket options and further description! 

 

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Desert Dreams in West, Texas
Nov
14
to Nov 18

Desert Dreams in West, Texas

I’ve always been obsessed with the deserts of West, Texas because it feels like teleporting into a completely different era. Vast rocky terrains the color of that UT brownish-orange covered with how-did-they-get-there plants and formations that remind you these surfaces literally used to be the bottom of the ocean. At night, when the temperatures drop, you’ll look up and never feel closer to the stars, which coat the sky with their fluorescent glow. And it’s around this moment, you’ll think you left planet Earth and your daily life, with its demanding taxes and smartphone notifications and family obligations, and a calmness seeps into your bones. That’s the magic of Big Bend and West Texas. 

For three nights we will be camping in the park and for one evening we will be staying in a cozy air bnb in the small ghost town of Terlingua.  Terlingua is what Marfa was like 10 years ago, still remaining its wild, artistic quirkiness. Oh, and it's one of Willie Nelson's favorite spots in the world. 

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Desert Dreams in West, Texas
Dec
5
to Dec 9

Desert Dreams in West, Texas

The far reaches of West, Texas is some of the wildest territories in The United States. It's no surprise that artists, dreamers and adventuerers have been pulled to this magnetic part of the world. 

 West, Texas feels like teleporting into a completely different era. Vast rocky terrains the color of that UT brownish-orange covered with how-did-they-get-there plants and formations that remind you these surfaces literally used to be the bottom of the ocean. At night, when the temperatures drop, you’ll look up and never feel closer to the stars, which coat the sky with their fluorescent glow. And it’s around this moment, you’ll think you left planet Earth and your daily life, with its demanding taxes and smartphone notifications and family obligations, and a calmness seeps into your bones. That’s the magic of Big Bend and West Texas. 

For three nights we will be camping in the park and for one evening we will be staying in a cozy air bnb in the small ghost town of Terlingua.  Terlingua is what Marfa was like 10 years ago, still remaining its wild, artistic quirkiness. Oh, and it's one of Willie Nelson's favorite spots in the world. 

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A Tropical Retreat into Florida's Blue Holes
May
1
to May 5

A Tropical Retreat into Florida's Blue Holes

Bodies of water have a magical way of speaking to us. 

Are you ready to explore one of our nation's most abundant wildlife and natural gems in the country? You may not think of central Florida as a natural paradise but words do not do this area justice. For four nights we will be exploring, awakening, learning, and sharing in and around Florida's blue holes. You can expect swimming in pristine waters, going on an eco-farm tour and learning how to cook with wild foods, leveling up your camping and backpacking skills and so much more. 

For three nights we will be staying in an eco home/retreat space where you can expect your space to be powered by the sun and existing within the support of nature's foundation. For one evening you can expect to camp right alongside a blue hole or eco receive in the area where you can practice testing out your skills. 

Come bask in the sun, play in the springs and learn outdoor skills to elevate your wild life! Click the link below for further details and pricing options! 

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Romantic Visions Retreat in Zion National Park
Jul
12
to Jul 15

Romantic Visions Retreat in Zion National Park

* More details will be coming as we just booked this reservation site! Rest assured, this will be one of our most enchanting experiences of 2018. 

What: 

Spend three days being transported to another world in this incredible park. For decades artists have been inspired by this park and with good reason. The landscapes and colors will enchant you and captivate your soul. In this three night adventure we will be hiking, camping, educating and inspiring  each other in the mountains and valleys of this park. 

Included: 

  • Planned Hiking Routes throughout park for optimal experience
  • All meals ( please read for more information regarding food) Your team will be in Zion one night ahead of time buying all of the food for our long weekend! 
  • Pre- Reserved Campsites in Great Locations for for two nights
  • One night( our last night) at an eco friendly glamping location. 
  • Nightly Guided Mindful Discussions with Journal Provided. Please read more about purposeful discussions here. 
  • Nightly education sessions on camping and hiking to optimize your own experiences 
 We will be staying in a clamping eco yurt or tent on our last night together! Don't miss out on this magical experience. 

We will be staying in a clamping eco yurt or tent on our last night together! Don't miss out on this magical experience. 

 

Not Included: 

  • Transportation to Zion National Park. (  Once a payment is received, you will be sent specific information on meeting times and places) 

Spots Available: 7

Click here to sign up! 

* Spots will be reserved and limited based on a payment received basis. 

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Healing from Western Civilization: A Retreat into Color & Flowers
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Healing from Western Civilization: A Retreat into Color & Flowers

What:

In our first workshop series on healing from western civilization we will be focusing on color and flowers as a means to help reclaim our wholeness and connection to nature. In this four hour experience you can expect guided color therapy work, a sensory nature walk, eating flowers for lunch and the best part? A full on color therapy bath using natural color from plants.

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When:

Saturday June 9th 9am-1pm

Where:

Private artist residence in Travis Heights Neighborhood. Once participants sign up, they will receive address of location.

Who are we?

We are two women who want to help human beings reclaim their wholeness & vitality in their world through nature. Through sensory workshops and retreats we rediscover our child-like experience. We curate transformative experiences that are fun & educational. Based on our combined professional and personal knowledge in wellness and the outdoors, we are sharing nature’s gifts as a means of leading our most vibrant lives.  
 

Who is this experience for?

This experience is for human beings who are interested in exploring alternative healthy ways to experience entertainment. Maybe you are tired of having Sunday brunches or have explored all of the nature spots in Austin and are ready to take your knowledge up a notch as it relates to your wellness journey. This is for people who might be curious about pure play without alcohol, who want to put healthy food in their body, & want to grow into the best version of themselves. We aren’t about extremes here; We want to provide you with a playful mindful experience so you can incorporate more positive energy in your daily life wherever you’re at in this beautiful life adventure!


Schedule of Experience: 

10:00-11:00 am

  • Welcome with introductions from both Christina Dietz and Cristina Schooler.
  • Private 5 minute color consults with Christina Dietz
  • Sipping on floral & fruit infused refreshments while being guided through grounding breath work from Cristina Schooler.

11:00- 11:30 am

  •  Transformative group color sharing and receiving our affirmations with your personal selected color bottle made from plants & flowers.

11:30-12:30 pm

“Playing with Plants & Color in the Kitchen” mini workshop with colorful lunch of flowers and plants.

12:30-1:00 pm

  •  Sensory nature walk

1:00-2:30

  • Your own personal color therapy restorative bath infused with fresh flowers & essential oils.

Do I need prior experience with anything related to nature, color or plants?

This experience is for any level of knowledge as it pertains to nature, color and flowers. You just need to have been a kid once!

What do I need to bring?

A journal, a towel and a bathing suit to change into for your sensory color bath immersion.

Maximum number of participants: 8

* We want this to be a very intimate experience therefore we are limiting the number of people for maximum 1:1 interaction with both Cristina Schooler, Christina Dietz and the group. 


Click here to sign up!

Questions? please chat with us : rootedmethod@gmail.com

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The Wilderness Wellness Retreat
May
18
to May 20

The Wilderness Wellness Retreat

What:

The Rooted Method is thrilled to be partnering with SAKA fitness in an integrative wellness retreat in California's Desolation Wilderness. Join us for a three day experience learning and witnessing how nature helps us reclaim our sense of wholeness and wellness. 

For two nights and three days we will be backpacking a moderate 12 mile loop in Northern California's Desolation wilderness. Never backpacked before? No problem, that's why we are here. Whether you are an experienced backpacker or never touched a tent in your life, your guides Cristina and Neil will help you along the way. 

You can expect hiking and camping around four or five different lakes, polar plunging, gourmet backcountry food, breath- work and backcountry skill lessons, just to name a few. 

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Learn outdoor skills with us! 

Backpacking, Camping, Physical fitness, mindset, we have you covered on this wellness retreat. 

 

Sample experiences: 

  • Education on the health benefits of green space

  • Education on outdoor skills related to camping

  • Education on stretching and exercise techniques to use in nature

  • Guided Sensory experience by Cristina from The Rooted Method

  • Guided stretching and breathing exercises from Neil with Saka Fitness

What is Included? 

  • All education from The Rooted Method and SAKA fitness
  • Guided hikes
  • Guided exercises, meditation and or breath work 
  • All planned routes for weekend experience 
  • Cost of permits and campsite 
  • All food( Will be a healthy mix of traditional camp fire options and backpacking options) 

What's Not Included: 

  • Transportation to the park 
  • Park Entrance Fee
  • Backpack, tent, sleeping gear( you may rent gear from us for an additional fee) 

FAQ Sheet

SAMPLE MENU

Total Number of Spots: 10

Click here to sign up! 

Contact us with questions: rootedmethod@gmail.com

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 Full Moon Release Day Retreat
Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

Full Moon Release Day Retreat

You’re at the full moon release retreat relaxing on blankets in the grass, sipping turmeric golden milk after your meditative hike. Chances are you are feeling clarity after your private group journaling and reflection. But no matter what you are doing, one thing’s for sure: you're finally trusting the greater forces at work in our magical world. You're receiving of the messages of support from nature, yourself and the group. 

If your'e a heart centered individual who craves connection, clarity and collaboration then come join your guides, Cristina Schooler , America Mergen and Christina Dietz on this transformative day. 

About:

In this  one day workshop experience is about gaining clarity in and around the blocks in your life.  Your blocks can be anything from relationships, money, family, spirituality or creative endeavors in your life. Throughout the whole day you can expect to feel calm, refreshed, nourished and inspired through our guided body work, hiking, yoga and group clarity work. Our outdoor location in Mckinney Falls will give you the opportunity to be present with yourself and others.

* Past retreat or workshop customers will receive 10% off and another 10% for a friend or family member you bring! CODE: ROOTEDCOMMUNITY

* You do not need to be present for the whole day to participate, you may come and go as you please during this intimate event. There is also ample room to explore the property, jump in the pool and enjoy the outdoor bamboo shower.  

What’s included:

  • Guided nature walk and discussion by Cristina from The Rooted Method

  • Guided discussion & Journaling  on prosperity from America 

  • Guided Group Color Therapy Session from Christina Dietz 

  • Your own clarity and manifestation kit 

  • Bonfire releasing of negativity

  • Catered lunch by Curcuma

Where: 

Private Retreat Space in South Austin( You will receive address once sign up is complete!) 

When: 

8:00 am- 5:00pm

About Cristina Schooler:

I am  the founder of The Rooted Method, a holistic camping retreat and workshop business. I believe strongly in the power of outdoor group camping experiences and the truths nature can offer us in life’s most challenging moments. We are thrilled to be partnering and leading you all in this powerful manifesting workshop in the heart of Austin.

About America Mergen:

#lifelonglearning, has always been my mantra. As an adult it's been my primary focus to keep learning, growing, become more self aware and be a better person. In 2014 the book " Aware" came into my life and I become hooked on positive mindset and daily affirmations. To top it all off, I became enthralled with the healing power of crystals as a tool for my intentions. ( I'm so Woo Woo!) Flash forward to now, I realized all of this can be so intimidating. What does each crystal do? How can I use them? When do I burn sage? It became my goal to make sense of it all in a simple, realistic way. In conjunction with positive affirmations, crystals have changed my life and I can't wait to share the magic with you all. If any of this resonates with you, please join us for this magical one day experience learning and growing in nature! #goodvibetribe 

About Christina Dietz: 

Christina is a vibrant living specialist. She is certified in integrative nutrition with a holistic health coaching degree, a B.A. in sociology, & certified in a re-emerging self-awareness positive psychology therapy using plant-based Color. Christina is certified & trained as an aura-soma color practitioner from the Color Science Academy in London. She has unique worldly wisdom experience from traveling all over the world while she was younger & solo traveling as she was older studying wellness. She had a life changing transformative experience when she was undiagnosed & sick for 6 years overcoming what ended up being black mold poisoning. Unaware, she instinctually used color in a myriad of practical ways to heal herself emotionally, mentally, & spiritually. Now, she specializes in vibrant living as a lifestyle from diet, self-awareness tools/techniques, mind-body connection, & reconnecting clients with their intuition & true essence via color.

I empower, inspire, & give you tools to help yourself evolve your own life from the inside out.The goal is to get you glowing and radiating from within independent of life's up's and down's. 

Sign up here! 

* Once you sign up, the details of your experience will be sent out a week prior to the event! 

Questions?

To contact Cristina: rootedmethod@gmail.com

To contact America: americamerg@icloud.com

Total Number of Spots: 15

 

 

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Outdoor Skills Workshop with Northern Fir
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Outdoor Skills Workshop with Northern Fir

What:   

We are partnering with  Northern Fir, for a full day education workshop on all things outdoors. We will be covering topics related to camping, backpacking, food, health and self care in the outdoors. Northern Fir is a naturally sourced men's grooming company that provides a line of products for the modern outdoor man. All of their products are in mission with keeping it natural, wholesome and keeping sustainable agriculture practices in mind. 

 

Where:

* TBD( location will be in Austin) 

Topics covered: 

  • Safety in wild spaces
  • What's the difference between backpacking and camping?
  • What do different gear lists look like? ( you will receive gear lists to take home!) 
  • How do I pack my backpack?
  • How do I stay clean, dry and warm?
  •  Healthy trial snacks and meals 
  • 30 minute time for group Q & A with the founders of The Rooted Method & Northern Fir

Tentative Outline of Education: 

  • 10:00-11:00- Introduction and outdoor safety
  • 11:00-12:00- camping and backpacking essential gear lists
  • 12:00-1:00- Break for lunch
  • 1:00-2:00- How to choose, wear and pack a backpack properly
  • 1:00-2:00- Healthy backcountry meals with demos
  • 2:00-3:00- General Q & A with founders of The Rooted Method & Northern Fir

What to bring: 

  • If you don't have any equipment that is totally fine but bring your backpack, cooking materials etc if you do have them! 
  • Your own lunch if not going offsite to restaurant 

Sign up here! 

Email us with questions: 

* First 10 sign ups receive a free beard kit from Northern Fir! 

* spots are available on a first come first serve basis. Once we have 30 participants signed up we will close the event. 

 

 

 

 

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The Positive Thread Wellness Retreat!
Apr
14
to Apr 15

The Positive Thread Wellness Retreat!

Where:

 Garner State Park 

What:   

On this one night retreat  we are partnering with  Heather McConochie the owner of The Positive Thread- a prominent health coaching practice based in Austin, Texas. 

Sample education workshops and  activities include: 

  •  How the outdoors heals our brains for optimal function
  •  How outdoor group experiences lead to positive, meaningful collaboration
  •  Meditation by the beautiful Frio River 
  •  Guided journaling activities 
  • Q and A with Cristina about camping/hiking wellness
  • Q and A with Heather about food and wellness

During your  one night two day experience you will have the opportunity to hike, eat fresh food on rugs, meditate by the river and participate in some guided activities by Heather and Cristina . Your gourmet menu will be provided by Curcuma and Heather herself. Each individual has the opportunity to bring their own tent if they want to sleep alone, or they can stay in one of our spacious tents provided by Black Diamond. 

Every small detail has been taken care of. All you need to do is show up ready for one of the best outdoor weekends of your life! 

Here is a sample Itinerary hand- crafted by Heather .and Cristina 

Sample Day

  • 12pm - arrive at campsite, orient people to camp, visit, drink kombucha or sparkling water12pm - group lunch/intros
  • 1pm - 3pm - guided hike by Cristina
  • 3 - 5pm - lounging time at campsite/snacks
  • 5-6pm - pre-dinner walk along the river
  • 6-8pm -gourmet campsite dinner on rugs and cushions
  • 8-10 - stargazing, smores, campfire, stories led by Heather

What's Included: 

All of the food is freshly prepared with no artificial additives or chemicals. For a sample menu, click here. If you have food restrictions or requests we can accommodate! 

  • Campsite fee
  • All meals, snacks and drinks 
  • Guided hikes
  • Guided meditation 
  • Guided discussion and cooking demos by Heather 
  • Tent rental ( if not bringing your own) 
  • Sleeping pad for every participant to take home! 

Not included: 

  • Transportation and entrance fee to the park
  • Sleeping Bags

FAQS: 

What if I've never hiked or camped?

No worries at all! Part of our service is to carefully guide you along in this outdoor experience. You will have two very experienced hikers and campers to assist you with any questions or concerns. 

How will we get to our camp site?

Once we have our final numbers, we will send out an email two weeks before giving out the specific campsite and timing information. If you are flying in from out of town, you will be given specific directions. If you are coming from Austin, we will provide caravan logistics. 

Are there bathrooms?

Yes! You will have a public restroom within walking distance of campsite

Can I bring my pet or children?

While we do love dogs and children, we feel that participants will benefit as a group without any animals or children present. 

What if it rains?

We can never control Mother Nature! If it happens to rain, the retreat will still happen and we will make necessary adjustments. However, safety is our number one priority so if we feel from weather reports that there is any serious weather coming, we will make alternations. 

Price:

  • $250 for members of the The Positive Thread
  • $300 for non-members. 

    "Want to become a member of Heather's tribe? Click here to apply to the program. If you are accepted into the program you will receive a 5% discount on your tuition." This is the link - http://www.thepositivethread.com/contact

Available Spots: 20 

Spots are reserved based on a first come first serve payment basis. Once your payment is received, we will consider that your entry. Two weeks prior to the weekend, you will be sent specific information regarding packing lists and logistics. 

Members of The Positive Thread Sign Up Here !

New Members of The Positive Thread Sign Up Here! 

 

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Primal Awakening in Big Bend National Park ( Women's only)
Mar
8
to Mar 11

Primal Awakening in Big Bend National Park ( Women's only)

What: 

Three Nights/ Four days camping, hiking, star gazing  and hot springing in one of our nation's most pristine National Parks! Not only will we have an incredible hiking and camping weekend, there will also be built in time for education instruction on all things camping and hiking! 

 

Who is this for?

This experience for any woman who is ready to embrace 2018 in full force. It's a long weekend of celebrating and exploring all of the parts of us that make us special.  It's for those who want to get away from technology to give their brains a much needed break.  Maybe you have camped once or twice near your home town. Maybe you've gone on a couple hikes on your vacation. Maybe you've always wanted to go to Big Bend but it seemed like too much of a hassle to plan, organize and execute the logistics. This retreat will take care of everything for you. Just show up ready for an adventure with some rad people. 

Who is this not for?

If your afraid of getting a little sweaty, being away from cell service or not into seeing really beautiful mountains and incredible stars. 

What kind of food is provided?

All of the food is freshly prepared with no artificial additives or chemicals. For a sample menu, click here. If you have food restrictions or requests we can accommodate! 

What's included: 

  • Park Fee
  • Camping Fees
  • Food, Snacks and Drinks( All freshly prepared) 
  • Guided Hikes
  • Camping gear( if needed) 
  • Camping/Gear education as needed
  • Nightly Guided discussion by the camp fire 

What's not included: 

  • Transportation. We will all meet from designated location and follow each other there or meet at scheduled time if coming from outside of Austin. 
  • Gas
  • If you are coming from a location other than Austin and are driving yourself please email us at rootedmethod@gmail.com and we can price your trip accordingly. 

Cost: 

  • $500 with your own sleeping bag and tent 
  • $580 to rent sleeping bag and tent 

Total Number of Participants: 14

Current Spots Available: 8

Click here to sign up! 

Click here to email for questions! 

 

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 Backpacking Essentials Micro Retreat!
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

Backpacking Essentials Micro Retreat!

What:

A full day education and resiliency workshop on all things camping, backpacking and hiking. You can expect to leave this workshop having introductions to all the major topics associated with camping. 

Where:

LB J Historic Oak Grove park located right off Nash Hernandez and Chicon street. It's right on lady bird lake and a big parking lot available. 

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Topics covered: 

  • How to optimally pack a backpack 

  • What food to bring

  • How to pack food based on your weight/distance

  • Best equipment for various different backpacking and camping experiences

  • How to stay clean, dry and hygenic on the trail

  • Safety in the backcountry  

Tentative Outline of Education: 

10:00 AM - 11: 00 AM - INTRODUCTION TO BACKPACKING AND CAMPING

  • The difference between camping and backpacking

  • Checklists for backpacking and camping

  • Essentials for both experiences camping and backpacking

11:00-12:00 PM - HOW TO PACK FOR A BACKPACKING TRIP

  • Backpack: What size should I carry?

  • How to pack a backpack  efficiently and appropriately

  • How much should my pack weigh based on my proportions? What should my pack weigh based on my weight

12:00- 2:00 - BACKPACKING MEALS AND SNACKS. 

  • Three go to healthy meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner on backpacking trips
  • What does a backcountry kitchen look like

  • How do I plan my food for my weight and dietary needs

  • Cooking methods and storage for meals

2:00-3:00- Group discussion and Q & A on individual needs and questions

What to bring: 

  • If you don't have any equipment that is totally fine but bring your backpack, cooking materials etc if you do have them! 
  • Your own lunch

Price: $47

Sign up here! 

 

 

 

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Babes in the Wild Retreat to Enchanted Rock
Feb
10
to Feb 11

Babes in the Wild Retreat to Enchanted Rock

If you are  a woman who is ready to up her game in the outdoors, learn new skills and find others in your community then this is the experience for you! 

Where: Enchanted Rock State Park

What:

Spend one-night camping and hiking experience in one of Texas's most incredible state parks only an hour and a half from Austin. We will hike along some incredible trails, star gaze on the Monoliths, do sunrise meditation while watching the sunrise and cover camping topics to give you deliver the most imperative information for your future camping and hiking trips!

Who is this experience for? 

This adventure is for women who are  looking to experience more time in the outdoors searching for that authentic outdoors experience. It's for the individual who bought all the REI camping equipment from  but hasn't used it because they don't know how. This is for the person who has always wanted to camp or hike but is intimidated by the process of setting things up establishing a campsite and outdoors cooking. This is for the person who wants to find an Austin community of high-energy individuals wanting to experience nature.

What if I've never hiked or camped?

Not to worry! As part of our mission, we ease the burden of planning and executing hiking/camping experiences, so you can just enjoy the adventure. Part of our mission is to ease the burden of planning and executing camping experiences. Cristina and another experienced hiker will be there to answer any all of your questions.

What kind of food is provided?

All of the food is freshly prepared with no artificial additives or chemicals. For a sample menu, click here. If you have food restrictions or requests we can accommodate! 

Included: 

  • Camping permit fees 
  • All meals, snacks and drinks 
  • Guided hike
  • Education instruction on backpacking and camping 
  • journal for your notes 
  • High quality photos of your experience
  • Camping gear( if desired) 
  • Talks from our featured camp fire guest 

 Not Included: 

  • Transportation to the park. We will all meet at designated area and drive to location together. 
  • Park entrance fee

* All payments must be made prior to arrival. 

Cost : 

  • $200 with your own tent and sleeping bag
  • $250 to rent sleeping bag and tent

Current Spots Available: 4

Click here to sign up! 

Click here to email for questions! 

 

 

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Primal Awakening in Big Bend National Park
Feb
1
to Feb 4

Primal Awakening in Big Bend National Park

What: 

Spend three days hiking, hot springing, visiting artisan townsin one of our nation's most pristine National Parks! Located about six hours southwest of Austin, this is one of America's most wild and untamed landscapes. 

On this retreat you can expect to be taken to some of the most diverse desert landscape in the world. You will witness abundant wildlife, diverse mountains and historic Mexican culture, this experience will surely ignite all of your senses and curiosities. 

Guest campfire speaker: Julie Bradshaw - psychic medium and energy healer

Each evening prior or after dinner, Julie will speak, guide and coach us for a 45 minute group session. Julie is an empath, a psychic medium, energy healer, spiritual teacher  in the Austin, Texas area.  She comes to our campfire with years of working with individuals and groups all over the world. We are so lucky to have Julie, a true healer, on our retreat this weekend! To read more about her bio please click here. 

Who is this for?

This experience is for anyone who is ready to up their camping and hiking game a bit. It's for those who want to get away from technology to give their brains a much needed break.  It is for those who are continually on a personal path of self transformation. Maybe you have camped once or twice near your home town. Maybe you've gone on a couple hikes on your vacation. Maybe you've always wanted to go to Big Bend but it seemed like too much of a hassle to plan, organize and execute the logistics. This retreat will take care of everything for you. Just show up ready for an adventure with some rad people. 

Each day we will hike, however, the hikes aren't super strenuous and were chosen for maximum views and accessibility from the campground. If you do not wish to hike one day, you are more than welcome to hang at the campsite on our comfortable rugs and pillows to read a book. 

Whether you are an experienced hiker or never camped in your life. you are about to embark on a one-of-a-kind adventure. 

Who is this not for?

If your afraid of getting a little sweaty, being away from cell service or not into seeing really beautiful mountains and incredible stars. 

What's included: 

  • Park Fee
  • Camping Fees
  • Gas 
  • Food, Snacks and Drinks( All freshly prepared) 
  • Guided Hikes
  • Camping gear( if needed) 
  • Camping/Gear education as needed
  • 3 nightly energy sessions by Julie Bradshaw

What's not included: 

  • Transportation. We will all meet from designated location and follow each other there or meet at scheduled time if coming from outside of Austin. Depending on how many people we have, we will caravan in groups. All of your gas will be covered by Rooted Retreats. 
  • If you are coming from a location other than Austin, please email us at rootedmethod@gmail.com and we will deduct gas from your cost. 

Cost: 

  • $500 with your own tent and sleeping bag
  • $580 to rent sleeping bag and tent

* If you would like to go to Boquillas, Mexico for one day, please bring your passport. If you do not wish to go, you can stay at the comfortable campsite at your leisure

Total Amount of Participants: 12

Current Spots Available: 8

Click here to sign up! 

Click here to email for questions! 

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Backpacking/Camping Essentials Micro Retreat!
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Backpacking/Camping Essentials Micro Retreat!

What:

A full day education workshop all about backpacking right in the heart of Austin! Not only will we learn together, we will also have time to hike the park and do a polar plunge in the falls for those interested! 

Where:

Mckinney Falls State Park( right in the heart of Austin!) 

Topics covered: 

  • How to pack a backpack optimally
  • What food to bring
  • How to pack food based on your weight/distance
  • Best equipment for different backpacking and camping experiences 

Tentative Outline of Education: 

10:00 am - 11: 00 am - Introduction to Backpacking and Camping

  • The difference between backpacking and camping

  • Checklists for Backpacking and Camping

  • Essentials for both experiences

11:00-12:00 pm - How to pack for a backpacking trip

  • Backpack: What size do I bring?

  • How to back everything efficiently and appropriately

  • What should my pack weigh based on my weight

12:00- 2:00 - Backpacking meals and snacks. We will eat what we cook!

  • Three go to healthy meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner on backpacking trips
  • What does a backcountry kitchen look like

  • How do I plan my food for my weight and dietary needs

  • Cooking methods and storage for meals

2:00-3:00- Group discussion and Q & A on individual needs and questions

What to bring: 

  • If you don't have any equipment that is totally fine but bring your backpack, cooking materials etc if you do have them! 
  • Your own lunch

Price: $50

Sign up here! 

Number of spots: 12

Number of spots left: 8

 

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1 Night Hiking Retreat in Colorado Bend State Park!
Dec
16
to Dec 17

1 Night Hiking Retreat in Colorado Bend State Park!

What:

1 night hiking adventure in Colorado Bend State Park! Located  about two hours from Austin, this magical park has rivers, rolling hills, caves and kayaking. We will spend Saturday afternoon hiking and jumping in swimming holes( for those who want a polar plunge!). At night we will sit by the campfire, engage in guided discussion and eat amazing food from Curcuma. Sunday we will hike to Gorman falls, eat lunch in the wide open landscape picnic style and do gear demonstration for those that have questions. 

Campfire guest: 

For this adventure, Katherine Kiraly, owner of Reel Texas Productions, will be joining us on the trails! She will be interacting and teaching throughout the hikes and in our down time, focusing on the basics of shooting in the outdoors. This is a chance to hone your outdoor skills, beginner or professional. Throughout our hikes and at night we will all be able to collaborate and learn from each others personal and professional backgrounds. Each of you will leave with high quality photos of your experience. 

Topics covered include:

  •      light
  •      composition
  •      basic features of your camera or iPhone 
  •      basic skills to learn when shooting camera or video outdoors

This will be a very intimate weekend with lots of 1:1 time with both Katherine and myself to answer any of your outdoor adventure questions or concerns.

What if I've never hiked or camped?

Not to worry! Part of our mission is to ease the burden of planning and executing camping experiences. Cristina will be there to help, guide and answer any of your questions. 

What kind of food is provided?

All of the food is freshly prepared from Curcuma. There are no artificial additives or chemicals. For a sample menu, click here. If you have food restrictions or requests we can accommodate! 

Included: 

  • Park fee
  • Camping permit fees 
  • Gas( Depending on final numbers, we will carpool accordingly, if driving in our group, your gas will be covered. If you choose to take your own car, your gas will not be covered.) 
  • All meals, snacks and drinks freshly from Curcuma
  • Guided hike
  • Camping gear ( if desired) 
  • Private Instruction from Katherine on each hike
  • 1:1 time with Cristina to answer questions about hiking and or camping 

 Not Included: 

  • Transportation to the park. We will all meet at designated area and drive to location together. Your gas will be covered, if you aren't coming from Austin, you will be reimbursed directly or just let us know prior to the trip. 

Spots Available: 8

* Spots will be on a first come, first serve based on payment received. No more than 10 people will be admitted in order to keep the experience intimate. 

Cost for entire weekend:  $150 with your own tent, $175 to rent tent

 

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1 Night Hiking Retreat to Hill Country State Natural Area!
Nov
11
to Nov 12

1 Night Hiking Retreat to Hill Country State Natural Area!

Tucked away in the rugged terrain southwest of Bandera is Hill Country State Natural Area, an undeveloped and secluded retreat. Approximately 40 miles of  trails wind up grassy valleys, cross spring-fed streams, and climb steep limestone hills. Equestrians, hikers and mountain bikers can enjoy exploring the trails. 

What:

1 Night camping and hiking experience in a pristine Texas park only two hours from Austin. We will hike along a beautiful canyon, eat deliciously prepared food, learn more about camping and hiking skills, watch the stars and have meaningful conversation by the camp fire. We will do several 2-3 mile hikes in the area( none are overly strenuous and can be for all levels. ) In the morning there will be optional guided meditation and in the evening there will be time for community reflection. 

Katherine from Reel Texas Productions will be taking photos for you so you leave with some tangible memories! 

Who is this experience for? 

This adventure is for anyone looking to experience more time in the outdoors. It's for the individual who bought all the camping equipment from REI but hasn't used it because they don't know how. This is for the person who has always wanted to camp or hike but is intimidated by the process of setting things up. This is for the person who wants to find an Austin community of high energy individuals wanting to experience nature. 

What if I've never hiked or camped?

Not to worry! Part of our mission is to ease the burden of planning and executing camping experiences. Cristina and another experienced hiker will be there to answer any of your questions.

What kind of food is provided?

All of the food is freshly prepared with no artificial additives or chemicals. For a sample menu, click here. If you have food restrictions or requests we can accommodate! 

Included: 

  • Park fee
  • Camping permit fees 
  • All meals, snacks and drinks 
  • Guided hike
  • High quality photos of your experience from Reel Texas Productions 
  • Nightly guided discussions on personal development
  • Camping gear( if desired) 

 Not Included: 

  • Transportation to the park. We will all meet at designated area and drive to location together. 

Cost : 

  • $150 with your own sleeping bag and tent
  • $175 if you need to rent sleeping bag and tent 

* Payments must be made in order to reserve a spot. 

Current Spots Available: 7

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1 Night Hiking Retreat to Colorado Bend State Park
Nov
4
to Nov 5

1 Night Hiking Retreat to Colorado Bend State Park

Colorado Bend State Park is a hidden Texas gem!  Located only a few hours from Austin, this spot will make you feel very far from Austin, Texas amongst the golden leaves and rolling hills. 

What:

1 Night camping and hiking experience in a pristine Texas park only a few hours from Austin. We will hike along a beautiful canyon, eat deliciously prepared food, learn more about camping and hiking skills, watch the stars and have meaningful conversation by the camp fire. We will do several 2-3 mile hikes in the area( none are overly strenuous and can be for all levels. ) In the morning there will be optional guided meditation and in the evening there will be time for community reflection. 

Katherine from Reel Texas Productions will be taking photos for you so you leave with some tangible memories! 

Who is this experience for? 

This adventure is for anyone looking to experience more time in the outdoors. It's for the individual who bought all the camping equipment from REI but hasn't used it because they don't know how. This is for the person who has always wanted to camp or hike but is intimidated by the process of setting things up. This is for the person who wants to find an Austin community of high energy individuals wanting to experience nature. 

What if I've never hiked or camped?

Not to worry! Part of our mission is to ease the burden of planning and executing camping experiences. Cristina and another experienced hiker will be there to answer any of your questions.

What kind of food is provided?

All of the food is freshly prepared with no artificial additives or chemicals. For a sample menu, click here. If you have food restrictions or requests we can accommodate! 

Included: 

  • Park fee
  • Camping permit fees 
  • All meals, snacks and drinks 
  • Guided hike
  • High quality photos of your experience from Reel Texas Productions 
  • Camping gear( if desired) 

 Not Included: 

  • Transportation to the park. We will all meet at designated area and drive to location together. 

Cost : 

  • $150 with your own sleeping bag and tent
  • $175 if you need to rent sleeping bag and tent 

* Payments must be made in order to reserve a spot. 

Current Spots Available: 4

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1 Night Hiking Retreat to Colorado Bend State Park
Oct
21
to Oct 22

1 Night Hiking Retreat to Colorado Bend State Park

Come join us in Colorado Bend State Park for a weekend of hiking, jumping in swimming holes and cooking by the camp fire. 

What:

1 Night hiking/camping retreat in Colorado Bend State Park located about 2 hours southwest of Austin. With over 35 miles of trails, natural caves and swimming holes, this is one of the best spots in Texas to meet all your adventure needs! You can expect incredible hiking, views of the river from your campsite, morning meditation( if desired) and incredible conversation by the fire. 

Who is this experience for?

This hike is for any beginner/intermediate hiker. No pervious experience necessary, all of the trails are relatively low elevation. This adventure is for men and women in their 20's or 30's who are looking to experience more time in the outdoors. It's for the individual who bought all the camping equipment from REI but hasn't used it because they don't know how. This is for the person who has always wanted to camp or hike but is intimidated by the process of setting things up. This is for the person who wants to find an Austin community of high energy individuals wanting to experience nature. 

Included: 

  • Park fee
  • Camping permit fees 
  • All meals, snacks and drinks 
  • Guided hikes
  • High quality photos of your experience 
  • Camping gear( if desired) 
  • journal for reflective discussion 

Not Included: 

  • Transportation to the park. We will all meet at designated area and drive to location together. Once in the park we will travel together. 

What kind of food is provided?

All of the food is freshly prepared with no artificial additives or chemicals. For a sample menu, click here. If you have food restrictions or requests we can accommodate! 

Current Spots Available : 9

* Spots are reserved based on payments received for the experience. 

Click here to sign up!

Click here to contact with questions!  

 

 

 

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Aug
3
to Aug 6

Three Night Hiking Adventure in Bryce Canyon National Park

Come join us for a three night hiking and camping adventure in Utah's amazing Bryce Canyon National Park. 

What: For three nights we will be camping in one of Utah's most amazing landscapes, Bryce Canyon National Park. This place is special because it remains much cooler than the rest of the desert landscape in the summer. 

Sample Itinerary:

Thursday August 3rd @10:00 am- Meet at entrance of park in designated location

Thursday Night: Camp within the park 

Friday: Two small day hikes

Friday Night: Camp within the park 

Saturday: One larger day hike( about 6-8 miles) 

Saturday Night: Camp within the park 

Sunday: Conclude trip by 10:00 am so people can make it back to their respective locations to go home. You will be given transportation to original meeting spot and additional transportation to airport can be arranged. 

What is included:

  • All tents
  • meals and snacks
  • transportation within the park 
  • permits 
  • camping fees
  • guiding
  • morning and night activities 
  • a journal for reflection

What's not included:

  • Flights

Where can I fly into?: Las Vegas or Salt Lake City. Both Equidistant to Bryce Canyon National Park- about a three hour drive.

Cost: $300

Click here to contact for more questions or signing up! 

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Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

Copy of Thursday Night Hike in River Place

Come Join us for a sweaty hike to start off the weekend!

What: This hike is excellent if you might be training for another event, are working on your cardiovascular shape or just enjoy a slight tinge of burn in your legs! This is Austin's highest elevation hike! Starting from the pond in Woodland Park, walk along the boardwalk—away from the street—to access the trail. There are a lot of log steps with smooth, packed dirt throughout the hike (over 900 steps in fact!), and you will quickly learn that the trail is a natural stair climber workout. This is a 3-mile out-and-back trail, making for a somewhat strenuous 6-mile route when hiked in its entirety.

When: 6:30-8:30pm July 14th 

Where: River Place Nature Trail ( woodland Pond starting place) 

What to bring: water, sunscreen- We will have my camera to take pics for you! 

Cost:

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Jul
26
10:00 AM10:00

Wednesday Morning Hike in Bull Creek District Nature Park

Put your phone away for a couple of hours and join us for a two hour hike and reflection in one of Austin's best hiking spots! 

What: A two hour hike with mindfulness activities as we walk, time for reflection 

Where: Bull Creek District Park( near the county line BBQ) You can park in the parking lot. We will meet in parking lot as well. 

When: July 19th from 10:00-12:00 pm

Cost:

  • Free for your first hike!
  • $10 for non members
  • Check out our membership here.

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Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Hike in River Place

Come Join us for a sweaty hike to start off the weekend!

What: This hike is excellent if you might be training for another event, are working on your cardiovascular shape or just enjoy a slight tinge of burn in your legs! This is Austin's highest elevation hike! Starting from the pond in Woodland Park, walk along the boardwalk—away from the street—to access the trail. There are a lot of log steps with smooth, packed dirt throughout the hike (over 900 steps in fact!), and you will quickly learn that the trail is a natural stair climber workout. This is a 3-mile out-and-back trail, making for a somewhat strenuous 6-mile route when hiked in its entirety.

When: 6:30-8:30pm July 14th 

Where: River Place Nature Trail ( woodland Pond starting place) 

What to bring: water, sunscreen- We will have my camera to take pics for you! 

Cost:

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Jul
20
6:30 PM18:30

Thursday Night Hike & Meditation at Spyglass Trail

What: An hour and half hiking and meditation experience! Come join us for a meditative walk through the woods where we will talk about our sensory experience ! You will learn more about the plants around you, take a dip in the water and experience some amazing greenery in your backyard! 

Where: 1601 Spyglass Dr.

Spyglass nature trail right by the Taco Deli. You can park right at the taco deli or the side streets and you will see the trail directly across. We will meet at the trail base head at 6:30 and begin hiking around 6:45.

When: July 13th from 6:30- 8:30 PM

What to bring: sunscreen, shoes that can get wet, towel optional if you want to swim. 

Cost:

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Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

Wednesday Morning Hike in Bull Creek District Nature Park

Put your phone away for a couple of hours and join us for a two hour hike and reflection in one of Austin's best hiking spots! 

What: A two hour hike with mindfulness activities as we walk, time for reflection 

Where: Bull Creek District Park( near the county line BBQ) You can park in the parking lot. We will meet in parking lot as well. 

When: July 19th from 10:00-12:00 pm

Cost:

  • Free for your first hike!
  • $10 for non members
  • Check out our membership here.

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Jul
16
9:00 AM09:00

Sunday Morning Hike in River Place Nature Trail

Come Join us for a sweaty hike to start off the weekend!

What: This hike is excellent if you might be training for another event, are working on your cardiovascular shape or just enjoy a slight tinge of burn in your legs! This is Austin's highest elevation hike! Starting from the pond in Woodland Park, walk along the boardwalk—away from the street—to access the trail. There are a lot of log steps with smooth, packed dirt throughout the hike (over 900 steps in fact!), and you will quickly learn that the trail is a natural stair climber workout. This is a 3-mile out-and-back trail, making for a somewhat strenuous 6-mile route when hiked in its entirety.

When: 6:30-8:30pm July 14th 

Where: River Place Nature Trail ( woodland Pond starting place) 

Address: 4998 River Pl Blvd

What to bring: water, sunscreen- We will have my camera to take pics for you! 

Cost:

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Jul
13
6:30 PM18:30

Thursday Night Hike & Meditation at Spyglass Trail

What: An hour and half hiking and meditation experience! Come join us for a meditative walk through the woods where we will talk about our sensory experience ! You will learn more about the plants around you, take a dip in the water and experience some amazing greenery in your backyard! 

Where: 1601 Spyglass Dr.

Spyglass nature trail right by the Taco Deli. You can park right at the taco deli or the side streets and you will see the trail directly across. We will meet at the trail base head at 6:30 and begin hiking around 6:45.

When: July 13th from 6:30- 8:30 PM

What to bring: sunscreen, shoes that can get wet, towel optional if you want to swim. 

Cost:

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1 Day Hiking Retreat to Enchanted Rock State Park
Jul
8
9:00 AM09:00

1 Day Hiking Retreat to Enchanted Rock State Park

Come join our community for a day adventure to Enchanted Rock. If you've never been to this magical place, now is the time. It's one of the most amazing geographic locations in Texas with amazing boulders, caves and incredible vistas! 

What's included:

  • expert guiding 
  • expert information on the area
  • 2 meals and snacks( all gluten, dairy and soy free) 
  • water, tea, coffee
  • cave experience ( go into the caves with hard hats by expert!)

Click here to sign up. 

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Hike/Swim at Gus Fruh Trail!
Jun
23
7:00 PM19:00

Hike/Swim at Gus Fruh Trail!

Come join our crew for an evening hike and water hole adventure! We will hike on the trail for about thirty minutes and then jump in the water and swing on the rope swings and have ourselves a nice little picnic. Snacks and Drinks included!

Where: Gus Fruh Trail by Taco Deli. You can park anywhere by the taco deli or surrounding neighboorhood. We will meet at the trail head( it's obvious from the location!) Here is a link  for specific location. 

When: 7-9 PM

What: Hike, Swim and Healthy Snacks and Drinks! You will also receive any photos from the event that you would like. 

What to bring: Towel, clothes you don't mind getting wet! 

Cost: Free for members!

First hike is always free

Click here to learn more about our membership. 

$15 cash if not a member! 

 

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Bull Creek District Park Nature Party
Jun
17
6:30 PM18:30

Bull Creek District Park Nature Party

Come join our rooted hiking crew with a nature party! That's right, a nature party. For this event you  can expect energetic music, an epic hike, jumping in waterfalls, connecting to other young working professionals in your Austin community and much more! 

* All Monthly Nature Parties are included in your membership.

* Click here to sign up if you are not a member. 

* Click here to learn more about our membership. 

 

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River Place Nature Trail
Jun
16
6:30 PM18:30

River Place Nature Trail

Come Join us for a sweaty hike to start off the weekend!

What: This hike is excellent if you might be training for another event, are working on your cardiovascular shape or just enjoy a slight tinge of burn in your legs! This is Austin's highest elevation hike! Starting from the pond in Woodland Park, walk along the boardwalk—away from the street—to access the trail. There are a lot of log steps with smooth, packed dirt throughout the hike (over 900 steps in fact!), and you will quickly learn that the trail is a natural stair climber workout. This is a 3-mile out-and-back trail, making for a somewhat strenuous 6-mile route when hiked in its entirety.

When: 6:30-8:30

Where: River Place Nature Trail ( woodland Pond starting place) 

What to bring: water, sunscreen- We will have my camera to take pics for you! 

Click here to learn more about our membership. 

 

 

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Jun
16
9:30 AM09:30

Bull Creek District Nature Party

  • Saturday, June 17, 2017
  • 6:30pm  8:30pm
  • Bull Creek District Park 

Come join our rooted hiking crew with a nature party! That's right, a nature party. For this event you  can expect energetic music, an epic hike, jumping in waterfalls, connecting to other young working professionals in your Austin community and much more! 

* All Monthly Nature Parties are included in your membership.

* Click here to sign up if you are not a member. 

* Click here to learn more about our membership. 

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