Marfa to Big Bend

Adventure, Yoga, Art, and Nature Retreat with Melina Meza

September 11-16, 2024

Embark on an extraordinary yoga adventure with us, as we journey from the captivating town of Marfa to the awe-inspiring landscapes of Big Bend National Park. Nestled between the Davis Mountains and the renowned Big Bend National Park, Marfa beckons with its artistic charm and desert allure.

Our three-night stay in Marfa promises an immersion into the artistic oasis that captured the imagination of Donald Judd in the 1970s. Known for its minimalist art scene, Marfa has continued to draw bohemians and creatives with its galleries, hidden eateries, and the vast expanse of scrub cactus, tumbleweeds, and vacant roads, all framed by the endless sky and cotton candy clouds.

From Marfa, we’ll hit the open road bound for Big Bend National Park, a natural wonderland boasting over 1,200 plant species, 450 bird species, 75 mammals, and 56 reptile species. Immerse yourself in the magic of this unique part of the world as we explore the park through invigorating hikes, capture stunning photos, and bask in the tranquility of this untouched wilderness.

Ready for this transformative journey? Seize your spot quickly, as space is limited to 10.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OUR RETREAT:

  • Transportation (15 person passenger to and from El Paso, 9/11 2pm, returns 9/16 1pm) and lodging recommendations for El Paso.
  • Entry free for guided art tour in Marfa including the Chinati Foundation, John Chamberlain Building and Robert Irwin’s untitled (dawn to dusk).
  • Four invigorating 60-minute yoga classes
  • Evening escapades to witness the mesmerizing Marfa Lights and entry fee to explore the celestial wonders at the McDonald Observatory
  • Explore the historical charm of Fort Davis and the unique vibe of Terlingua Ghost Town
  • Guided hikes through the breathtaking landscapes of Big Bend National Park
  • Daily 30-minute “Art of Seeing” photography classes
  • Visits to exceptional eateries spanning from El Paso to Big Bend
  • Awesome curated music for our road trip!

COST: $500 (guided tour and activities) + Lodging (see options below) + Airfare + Meals

Not included:   Airfare, Lodging, Meals

HOW TO REGISTER:

  1. Pay deposit of $200 to secure your spot Venmo Melina-Meza (7220) or Zelle: melinameza@comcast.net. Final payment of $300 due by August 1. (non-refundable)
  2. Book your lodging in Marfa (All hotels/lodging are 5-10 minutes walk from each other).
  3. Book your lodging in Big Bend.
  4. Book your flight to El Paso. Be sure to arrive by 1pm on 9/11 and depart after 1pm on 9/16 if you plan to be in the van.
  5. Email Melina hotel and flight information.

MARFA LODGING: (book your own lodging) 3 Nights – September 11-14

  1. $-$$$ El Cosmico (Options include tent, glamping, yurt, gorgeous airstreams)
  2. $$ Hotel Paisano

Approximately 2 hour drive from Marfa To Terlingua, 45 minutes from Terlingua to Big Bend, 5 hours from Big Bend to El Paso.

BIG BEND LODGING (book your own lodging) 2 Nights – September 14-16

$-$$ Chisos Mountains Lodge

FINAL PAYMENT: 

Final balance due August 1, 2024.  Deposit is non-refundable.