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Cultural experience | Volcano hiking | Farm-to-table food | Hot springs

Inspired by Brené Brown? We are too! We have partnernered with a

trained Daring Way facilitator to bring this incredible experience to you.

Come together with a group of people who want to growth together

with the themes and messages from Brené Brown as our center piece.


Take time to reflect, grow and be inspired in the beautiful

Andes Mountains in Ecuador. Cultivate community at a local

farm while learning from an experienced Daring Way facilitator.

Adventure together, enjoying local natural wonders.


Retreat draft itinerary - click here!

Retreat Facilitators:   Denise Braverlly & Chelsea Taylor

Retreat Hosts:   Julia Wiggen & Deborah Ellis Brock

Join us for this WHOLEHEARTED Ecuador experience!


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Braving the Wilderness Retreat

becoming. braving. belonging

Date: Post Poned | Cotacachi, Ecuador

Women’s Empowerment Retreat
Winter 2021 - Specific Date TBD
*Local friends, join us for a day or two - contact with interest!
Authenticity + Yoga + Volcano Hiking + Farm-to-Table Food + Thermal Hot Springs + Cross-Cultural Experience  

This women’s empowerment retreat is a week long experience like none other in an indigenous community named La Calera near the city of Cotacachi in Ecuador. A group of brilliant women will come together to explore resiliency, stillness and gratitude. Each day will begin with yoga and a healthy breakfast prepared farm fresh. The group will then participate in culture experiences, volunteer work on the farm, hike around a volcano lake and relax in thermal hot springs. Group and individual empowerment themed sessions weave throughout the entire week, building on each other honoring authenticity and inviting each other to stand in our power. Each evening we will wrap up with a group farm-to-table meal and guided meditation.  This retreat is a unique opportunity to experience culture and adventure while sharing in a healthy, emotional enriching and peaceful experience with a group of incredible women!

  • Send interest and questions to

  • Note: Visa NOT required to travel. Ecuador is a Spanish speaking country, although participants do not need to know the language to enjoy the experience and communicate with the locals.

  • Retreat Facilitators: Katie Olson, Julia Wiggen, Deborah Ellis Brock

Join us for this once in a lifetime Ecuador experience!


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