Open-Air Experiences

Learn and Connect in Low-Risk Settings

Quesillo Making in Etla

For this experience, we are journeying out to Etla to see our favorite vendors from the Pochote Organic Market, Andrea and Noé.  On their farm nestled into the valley of Etla, they utilize their neighbor´s cow milk to make their own quesillo, queso fresco, and requesón…

Socio-Cultural Highlights: Josefina and Women in Weaving

Josefina founded the Women’s Weaving Cooperative in Teotitlán, which when it began, was the first and only women’s collective in her village. It was a long, hard road toward autonomy for her and the other widows and single-moms she worked with….

Hands-On Dyeing and Weaving

Our dyeing host from Teotitlán, Doña Josefina from the women´s collective, is hosting this multiple day hands-on workshop in which you will be able to dye a range of natural colors from organic pigments, and then weave your own small piece to take home…

Mezcal Talk and Tasting with Sosima

This experience is a socio-anthropological marvel. Along with giving you a taste of some of Oaxaca’s best ancestral mezcal, Sosima also delves into her own experiences in the industry, exploring how women are contextualized in the distilling world…

Cooking in the Campo: Tamales

We narrowed down tbis experience to four types of tamales: the quintessential black bean tamal, the “chepil” tamal (a locally-grown herb with a distinct flavor quite typical in certain Oaxacan cuisine), the tamal de rajas, cooked with strips of just-the-right-amount-of-spice pepper, and the pumpkin flower and “quesillo” (Oaxacan string cheese) tamal…  

Mezcal Immersion: Miahuatlán

We will arrive at the palenque at approximately 10:30 a.m., where the maestro distiller and his wife will receive us with an almuerzo/typical Mexican-style brunch. Then they will walk us through the distillation process, from start to finish, taking us on a sensorial journey from plant to bottle…

Iconic Mole Making

The moles (or sauces) are the most typically-recognized flavors in Oaxaca, although there are infinite variations. Each one is a labor of love, boasting a myriad of strong, complex flavors that are born from the creative mixing of prominent local ingredients…

Alebrijes: Mystical Art, History, Culture

Oaxacan alebrijes are surreal dream-like wooden sculptures composed of elements of different animals and mythical creatures, painted with brilliant colors and patterns. Mastering this process requires dedication, patience, and a keen attention to detail…

Alebrijes: Mystical Art, History, Culture

Like our other Paint and Sip pexperience, this family-oriented event is mostly hands-on. You´ll begin the experience by learning a bit about colors and patterns as you choose your alebrije and paint your base coat….

Hands in Clay

There are few things more satisfying and pure than creating art with earth. That being said, we are excited to work with three generations of women in this studio to bring to you our new “Hands in Clay” experiences…

Experience the Sierra Norte

This multi-stop daytrip was designed from the throes of our cabin fever in order to provide us all with a beautiful day in the pine forest. Some of the stops are known gems of the region, and others are Tlayudona-style collaborations with local women to create something new and memorable….