Featuring Guest Speakers

Dr. Manuel Zamarripa & Tlazotiani Jessica Zamarripa

Dr. Manuel Zamarripa
Tlazotiani Jessica Zamarripa

Co-founders of the Institute of Chicana/o/x Psychology

Manuel X. Zamarripa is the co-director and co-founder of the Institute of Chicana/o/x Psychology based in Austin, TX where he conducts community workshop platicas as well as professional development training for educators and mental health professionals on issues related to Chicana/o/x wellness, cultural identity, and mental health from a Chicana/o/x framework. Dr. Zamarripa is a trained psychologist, clinician, college dean, and danzante. He has been a student and teacher of Chciana/o/x Psychology for 30 years. A previous academic program director and associate professor, he was awarded the University of Texas System Chancellor’s “Innovations in Education Award” (2007). Manuel has been featured on NPR and in the L.A. Times. He is also currently the president of the National Latinx Psychological Association. Manuel’s publications and presentations in psychology and education focus on Chicana/o/x well-being, racial responsiveness, cultural revitalization, social justice, and leadership.

Tlazoltiani Jessica Zamarripa is co-director & co-founder of the Institute of Chicana/o/x Psychology. Tlazoltiani is a Cultural Educator, Mental Health Advocate, & Keeper of our ancestral wisdom. She is a long time Austin, TX mami activist and community organizer working toward social justice within the Chicanx and Latinx community. She was an organizer for the collective, Latina Mami, for more than 15 years. Her community home is Kalpulli Teokalli Teoyolotl. The preservation of her culture and community is a driving force in her life. Jessica is a founding member of Academia Cuauhtli, a local Austin language and cultural revitalization school program for Spanish speaking Mexican American elementary students. She is also a past council member of Alma de Mujer Center for Social Change and a Danzante de La Luna and danzante with Danza Mexica Xochipilli. Her writing, dancing and community work is medicine toward the liberation, healing, and flourishing of her children and her people.

Oregon Garden Hike


The Oregon Garden is a stunning botanical garden encompassing over 80 acres and featuring more than 20 specialty gardens showcasing the diverse botanical beauty of the Willamette Valley and the Pacific Northwest. The gardens delight every interest, from our Pet-Friendly Garden and Rose Garden to the Children’s Garden. The property is also home to a gift shop, café, and retail nursery, as well as the site of many public and private events throughout the year. There are 4 miles of ADA paths, and the Garden is pet-friendly. Operations are fully supported by the Oregon Garden Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit.

Moonstone Spa

Arriving 15-20 minutes before your treatment, allowing time to check-in and unwind. Prior to any spa service, you will be provided a spa robe, slippers, and a non-locking cubby for use while enjoying the spa. There is no locker room and blow dryers are not allowed to ensure there is peace and quiet throughout the spa.Please do not bring valuables to the spa. Any purse, wallet, or valuables can be taken with you to your treatment room. Moonstone Spa is not responsible for lost or misplaced items or items left behind.


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