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Self-Care, we hear that word a lot. But we don't always know what that means. For me, it means carving out the time to put myself first. To find peace and clarity in a world so full of chaos. That's why I started doing women's retreats. I wanted to provide a space for women to come together and exist in an environment where they could be unapologetically themselves. I wanted to create a container for all of the heavy emotions we carry with us in our day to day lives and teach women how to work through those emotions and then release them once they no longer serve us. And I did. I created a beautiful community of women, who love and support one another. We come together and celebrate each other without jealousy, insecurity, or fear. What's more beautiful than that?

So join us! We have so much to share with you. 

 - Amber Smith

Erstwhile Studios' 3rd Annual Women's Retreat

September 18th - September 22nd

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Stay in a luxurious 5,200 sq ft cabin, nestled in the gorgeous Black Hills of South Dakota. 

  • 3 Private King Suites

  • 1 Shared King /Bunk Room

  • 10 Cozy & Affordable Bunk Beds

  • 6 Full Baths

  • Hot Tub

  • 2 Refrigerators

  • Fully Stocked Kitchen

  • 3 Living Areas

  • 2 Fire Places

  • Mini Private Movie Theatre

  • 2 Expansive Deck & Patios

Amber Smith, Owner of Erstwhile Studios

Reiki Master Teacher, Professional Oracle Card Reader, Circle Leader for The Wild Woman Project, Body Positive Advocate, Intuitive, & RYT 500 Student.

  • Reiki Sessions

  • Readings

  • Guided Meditations

  • Journal Prompts

  • Meals

  • Wild Woman Project Circles


Danielle Bannar, Owner of The Looking-Glass


  • Facials

Chan Follen, Owner of Transcending Yoga

RYT 200, Sound Healer, Reiki II Practitioner, & Breathwork Instructor

  • Morning Yoga

  • Guided Hike

  • Reiki Sessions

  • Sound Bath

  • Polar Plunge


Molly Pace, Owner of Heart Therapy

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Art Therapist, & Astrologist.

  • Birth Charts

  • Group Creative Art Experience

Amber Barclay, Owner of Good Roots Massage & Wellness

Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki II Practitioner

  • Massages


We'll come together for a special Wild Woman Project Circle, led by Amber Smith, Owner of Erstwhile Studios. What is The Wild Woman Project? The Wild Woman Project is at once a philosophy (an invigorating approach to life as a wondrous, often messy, creative project) & a growing movement of courageous, creative, heart centered (often weird & wonderful) women on a mission to remember, to reimagine what it means to be a woman – untamed.

What is our Mission? To awaken women to their most authentic, undomesticated nature, so they may feel like themselves, all the time, no apologies.

Enjoy the freedom and convenience of a partially catered food freedom retreat! Erstwhile will provide dinner each night of your stay. The other meal times are completely up to you. Fresh fruit and snack items will be made available. Feel free to bring your favorite foods and snacks or shop in town before heading to the cabin. This is a body neutrality retreat. There will be zero meal structure outside of dinner being served at 6:00pm. Feel free to eat what you want, when you want. 

Don't forget to join the Retreat Facebook Group so you can coordinate with the other attendees. With this many women we always end up with an abundance of similar items.

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We talk a lot about self care. Self care can take forms in so many different ways. But for the purpose of this retreat, we're going with a deeply intentional practice of self care through facials /massages, meditation, yoga, journaling, birth charts, sound baths, guided art experiences, polar plunges, breath work, rest, relaxation, hot tub time, and more!

You will be given 6 hours of uninterrupted free time to roam the Black Hills, check out historic Deadwood, and shop 'til you drop. There's so much beauty and history to see in this area. We want you to have time to fully take it all in. You're also welcome to stay at the cabin and just enjoy yourself. Maybe soak in the hot tub while the other girls are out. This is your retreat, there's no pressure here. 

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Don't forget the swag bag from Erstwhile! Each attendee will receive a goodie bag filled with essentials for your ultimate retreat experience! 

Items Included:

  • Retreat Journal

  • Pen

  • Crystals (handpicked by Amber)

  • Ear Plugs

  • Sleep Mask

  • Shhh... it's a surprise!

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