join us for a

Creative Container

Tap into your innate creative magic—


This community will create a space where we can dial down the distractions around us and make space for creativity to emerge and hop back into the driver seat of our lives. 

We don’t believe creativity is an exclusive club, only for people who have written novels or painted landscapes…We believe living creatively means living freely and authentically and this is our birthright. 

Life comes in chapters. Sometimes we get stuck on a certain page. We’re here to help support you as you step into the next version of yourself. 

We are creating a group to gather, create and connect.

This community is for those looking to live a creative life of their dreams. Full of expression, connection, authenticity. Whether that means starting the business you’ve always dreamed of, moving to a new city or doodling in your down time.

a 3 month creative container

Join us in an online community to help kickstart, launch and work through your transformation

A space where in 6 months you will use your creativity to undergo a process of transformation. Birth a new version of yourself - your intention is your own and unique, the tools apply for everyone. Come into the universe of creativity where everything is possible - it is a state. If you don’t know what you want or need, this space will help you find out.

The details:

Two group meetings a month + optional meeting attend

One accountability meeting

Contained space to speak things out loud

Have space to open up your heart in a group, connect with people and share. Not only on the audience seat

The details:

Two group meetings a month + optional meeting attend

One accountability meeting

Contained space to speak things out loud

Have space to open up your heart in a group, connect with people and share. Not only on the audience seat

Take that idea that you’re been working on forever and make it happen. People who want a nest that supports them to turn the page to their next chapter.

Do I have to be a "creative"?

No! To us, creativity is all about following your curiosities and experimenting. Whether this is crafting a delicious meal, provoking vulnerable conversations or painting a masterpiece… you, my friend, are a creative ;) 

Is everything included in the price?

Yes m’am! Everything except alcohol, trip insurance and your flight out here.

What's the food like?

All meals are included! Some of the time we’ll be cooking from home with our private chef and other times we’ll be hitting the town for some local eats. Let us know if you have any dietary preferences or restrictions and we can accommodate.

How many women are on the trip?

We keep our group to 9 guests to create a more intimate, small group experience.

What's the closest airport to fly in and out of?

Quito is the closest airport, about 1.5 hours from Otavalo.

Will I have my own room?

No. We stay in an adobe home which gives us the space to connect through family meals and hangouts — with this comes shared sleeping quarters + shared bathrooms. There is one opportunity to share a King bed with a pal for a $250 discount or to pay for the room yourself. All other rooms are shared between 2-3 people.

Who are the hosts?

Emily Rathmanner - Emily spent 4 years solo traveling before she landed in Ecuador, connected with our artisan partners and created the brand, Minga. She is our connection to the local communities, helps with translation and will provide all the behind the scenes insights into running her small artisan-based business.

Marlee Newman- For over 10 years, Marlee has design and led biking and hiking trips all over the world. She’s led service trips through East Africa, studied yoga in India and is a certified breathwork facilitator. Her superpowers are leaning into "type two fun" and sniffing out the best bakery in any city.

Will you be offering any scholarships or discounts for people coming from Ecuador?

Yes, we will be offering 1-2 $500 scholarships for those who identify as BIPOC or come from Ecuador descent. Please Apply Here.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, we are offering a payment plan or you may pay in full. 

Do I need to speak Spanish?

No worries if you don't speak Spanish, we will help with that through translation and explanations. This is a great chance to learn!

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes, we require that all participants are signed up for travel insurance that covers personal injury, medical expenses and emergency evacuation expenses. Travel insurance typically costs between $50-$100 USD. We recommend the following options: World Nomads, USI or Allianz. 

Do you offer refunds?

No, we do not, but you can always put the trip towards your friends' stay.