You’ve tried taking care of your needs, but can’t seem to catch your breath. You feel uninspired, tired of everything, and alone.
Fitting in time to explore your inner world feels impossible.
You hear that tiny voice within asking for more from this existence. You remember a time when you were better able to cope with the demands of life and protect something just for you.
When someone talks about a transformative experience you envy the energy they’re filled with now. If only you could find a way to recharge and reconnect to yourself and life happening around you…
Dear Lovely Human,
Life in isolation steals our vitality. The world (and your obligations in it) will not freely let up the pressure.
If you'd like to take a break from the demands of everyday life to see what's possible when you connect with others in a healing and creative space, then Respite Together is for you.
We believe every person deserves to catch their breath.
We believe every person can enliven their inner world when given the space and tools.
We believe every person can create a trusted bond with themselves and others.
We invite you to imagine a future you who is more grounded in the present moment and more deeply connected to your life.
This version of you may still be bogged down with unsavory tasks, but is now looking up from them to exhale the stress and inhale the softness more often.
Respite Together is a special opportunity to come alongside other hurried souls and explore all the what if's you've whispered to yourself.
We're gathering at a beautiful estate just outside of Dallas, Texas the weekend of November 3-6, 2023.
We hope you'll consider joining us.
Elizabeth, Rebecca, & Sarah
an invitation from three sisters to refresh your whole self in a setting designed for you
November 3-6, 2023 in Dallas, Texas
Respite Together is a retreat for neurodivergent women and non-binary people who want to be in community with others on a healing journey.
This experience might be for you if;
you need a break from the daily grind that leaves you refreshed and inspired
you're ready to engage in your personal growth in community with others
you want to explore a variety of somatic and creative modalities with
What is Respite Together?
Who is Respite Together for?
Respite Together is a dedicated time and space for exploring care within a community of others on a healing journey. It takes place at a beautiful estate about 30 miles outside of Dallas, Texas the weekend of November 3-6, 2023.
Our time together will include a balance of learning, rest, reflection, and community care. We will also have ample opportunities to nourish our whole selves with embodied practices, creative rest, and nature.
Here's a preview of the flow of our days together.
Morning circles for learning and connecting.
Afternoons filled with sessions on somatic practices, like trauma-informed yoga, gentle movement, and nature walks to connect beyond ourselves, and creative practices to engage your imagination.
Plenty of time to rest and wander to integrate what you're learning.
Evening circles over a nourishing meal prepared by and for one another.
three sisters committed to community care, healing spaces, and good snacks
Meet the Sisters
Sarah Durham, The Big Sister, believes every person holds a world within them while they navigate a big, ever-changing world outside of them. As a neurodivergent coach, Sarah is passionate about empowering people who are waking up each day feeling like they are too much or not enough. Sarah will help us connect to our imaginations and use art to access our inner worlds.
Elizabeth Brink, The Middle Sister, utilizes an integrated approach focused on self-acceptance and body awareness. She believes everyone has the ability to access the wisdom within them to fully embrace and celebrate themselves. As a certified neurodiversity and somatic coach, Elizabeth is passionate about supporting big emotions and tender nervous systems, and will guide our exploration of our nervous systems.
Rebecca Snyder, The Baby Sister, leads with her intuition and invites others to expand their long-held core beliefs and modes of operating. She brings decades of experience in body-based practices as a certified yoga instructor, certified death doula, and lifelong empath. Rebecca will help us deepen our alliance to the Self and nature through embodied practices.
The Nitty Gritty
Respite Together will take place November 3-6, 2023.
Attendees need to arrive at the property on Friday, November 3rd, between 12:00pm-1:00PM CT. The retreat will conclude with lunch on Monday, November 6th.
We'll gather at a beautiful estate 30 miles outside of Dallas, Texas.
All of the rooms are beautifully designed. Some rooms are shared, but most are private. Room selection will be sorted out once registration is complete.
A curated experience of teaching, reflection, somatic healing, and other embodied forms of rest.
An experience of community care and collective healing in a neurodivergent-affirming space with other beautiful souls.
Opportunities to trust your instincts and respond in loving kindness.
A pre-gathering 60-minute Zoom call to break the ice and answer questions.
A post-gathering 90-minute Zoom call to support integration back to the real world.
Accommodations at the estate are provided, including a comfortable bed, nourishing meals, and all supplies for somatic and creative activities.
COMMUNITY CARE EXPECTATIONS
We will challenge traditional thinking around what rest looks and feels like by sharing the responsibility to co-create this immersive experience of community care. Together, we will tend to the space, meals*, and one another throughout the weekend. We believe this intimate practice of tending to the bodily needs can be a wonderful way to connect with others and experience the community care we all need and deserve.
If you're new to community care, no experience is necessary. We'll be learning together how to support the needs of one another.
*As a group, we'll prepare two dinners together. They will be very low-key with the intention of giving us a new experience with care tasks. It's also a wonderful opportunity to connect side-by-side. Many hands make light work and more enjoyment!
The rate is based on the room selection. We have 10 spots available. The property includes four structures - the main estate, the guest estate, the bunkhouse, and the cabin.
The Bunkhouse (4): $1089 USD
The bunkhouse accommodates five people in a loft-style room with access to a game room and full kitchen, and full bathroom.
Private Rooms (5): $1489 USD
The private rooms are located in the main estate and guest estate, and are equipped with either a queen or king sized bed.
The Largemouth Cabin (1): $1689
The tiny cabin sits 1400 feet from the main estate and features a pond side view, a queen sized bed, kitchenette, and full bathroom.
Flexible payment plans are available.
A non-refundable deposit of $300 is required at time of registration.
Respite Together is your place to reconnect to your inner world, give & receive communal care, and find new ways of coping with life's chaos.
A few more things you might be wondering about...
In the spirit of caring well for one another, this is a substance-free space. No wine. No bud. No smoking. etc etc.
Our simple application process supports our commitment to bringing together people who are ready to journey with others. We'll have a quick informal conversation with each applicant before inviting them to complete registration.
We ask everyone to use caution in the days before the retreat, and to monitor themselves for symptoms of illness. Everyone will take an at-home Covid-19 test the morning of travel, and onsite tests will be available if cold symptoms emerge.
We center the neurodivergent experience of the world. No diagnosis is required, but guests should expect to hear about and affirm ways of processing life outside the neuro-normative culture.
arriving at the estate
We will help coordinate carpools from the airport, as needed. Guests should plan to arrive Friday, Nov. 3rd between 12-1:30PM CT to settle in before the first session at 2:00PM CT.
If you need to cancel your registration any time before July 1st, we will refund you the full amount paid less the non-refundable deposit.
Cancellation July 1 - September 1: 50% refund less the deposit.
After September 1 there will be no refunds.