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A Big Bend Benefit

Friday, April 21

Hosted by La Abeja and El Cosmico with live music and pop-up shops.
A percentage of proceeds will be donated to Big Bend Defense Coalition.

The Chihuahuan Desert is one of the three most biologically diverse arid regions in the world, and the pipeline threatens its pristine ecosystems and fragile ecology. We support the resistance of the Trans-Pecos pipeline, and we encourage our guests, as lovers of this wild terrain, to do the same.

La Abeja Traveling Workshops

Sophia Rose is softness + strength. She is fierce and loving honesty, quiet curiosity. She is a woman who listens closely to the singing of the Earth’s Spirit and shares the beauty of all that she hears in her work as a Folk Herbalist. Sophia Rose is the proprietress of La Abeja Herbs, a nomad's apothecary, bringing herbal medicine, magic, and lore to places both near and far.

Wild Plants of the High Desert

Friday, April 21
11 am - 12 pm

Wandering the grounds of El Cosmico, and perhaps a bit beyond the fray, we'll get to know a handful of  the loveliest rogues -- those edible and medicinal plants that you've perhaps lived with all your life but never taken notice of. We'll also discuss how to cultivate a nourishing relationship with all things wild and how you can carry this practice with you through the world. 

Please wear comfortable shoes + a hat to shelter you from the Sun.

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Pop-Up Apothecary

Friday, April 21
Evening Hours
Free to attend

In the tradition of the Traveling Medicine Shows of yore, La Abeja Herbs will be peddling their wares on the road and making a stop to provide the fine folks at El Cosmico the opportunity to partake of our plant medicine + magic. They will have their full apothecary line available along with a selection of talismans and other ephemera.

The Sacred Art of Bathing

Saturday, April 22
5 - 8 pm

One of the most powerful forms of healing and self care is a simple Bath. Hydrotherapy has been treasured by many cultures and considered as integral to one's health as sleep, nourishment, and exercise. Bathing can raise vitality, nourish youthfulness, bring balance to all manner of ailments, and refresh the Spirit as deeply as it cleanses the physical body. While public bathhouses are, sadly, few and far between in the Western world, the experience you can create in your own home has the potential to surpass even the most elaborate and expensive spa. In this class, in addition to learning about specific practices for traditional and improvised healing baths, you will learn how to employ herbal infusions, flower essences, mineral salts, and crystals to deepen the restorative power of your bathwater. After the class, we will convene at El Cosmico's epic Wood Fired Dutch Baths to experience four different alchemical preparations—one in each tub—and luxuriate in the fading light of the majestic West Texas desert.