We are Emilie Eklund + Havilah Siegmann and we started Creative Presence Retreat in 2018 with many cups of coffee and lots of belly laughs. We have been friends for over five years, and find it so life giving to create spaces that spark creativity and inner self work.

Outside of Creative Presence Retreats, we both have some really fun work going on. We have lead retreats and classes, separately and together on a variety of topics, ranging from personal growth, the Enneagram, and Mindful Calligraphy.

Emilie owns LIEFdesign, a design, lettering + paper goods studio, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she hopes to cultivate and name the beauty around us through her art. You can find more of her work at liefdesign.com.

Havilah is the creator and producer of the Little Faith Podcast, where she has conversations around parenting without a roadmap. You can find more of her work at littlefaithpodcast.com.