Seva

SEVA SISTERS

Our seva sisters (selfless service/work-trade) are essential to the magic, intention, creation and feel of our gathering. We are so grateful that so many women are called to be in service to the sisterhood. Without these amazing women we could not make this the beautiful coming-together of the feminine heart that it is.

Applications for Seva become available November 20th and are due by December 3rd.  We will respond to applications no later than December 15th.  If not accepted for sister seva, you will still have time to register as a paying participant.  General registration for Spirit Weavers Gathering will open Saturday, January 13th. 
 If you are accepted as a seva, you will be asked to pay a $125 deposit that will be returned to you after the gathering and the fulfillment of your seva commitment. We ask that you give us 30 days notice if you cannot attend for any reason and your deposit will be returned to you at that time. If you do not show up for any reason, or cannot attend at the last moment, your deposit will be used to pay other seva sisters who are working more then their agreed upon 25 hours.
We offer full seva positions, 25 hours of service, in exchange for the full cost of tuition. Responsibilities for the seva crew include everything from setup and breakdown to Kitchen Crew, decorating, caring for sacred spaces and feeding spirit houses, helping with parking or registering attendees, grounds maintenance and bathroom cleanup, Information Booth, Keiki Camp, and the Tea House, as well as many other tasks to help the gathering flow smoothly. We will ask that some seva sisters come early to help with set up, organizing and decorating.

This year we will continue with  the Sun and Moon Sessions to accommodate more women. If you fill out the application you will be asked which session you prefer to work, the Sun Session from June 1-5, the Moon Session from June 8-12, or if you would like to work both sessions. Please know that the Seva commitment will be 8 days for one session (9 days for set up crew), or 16 days for both.

All seva sisters are required to arrive on site by noon on the agreed upon start day, unless you’ve made other agreed upon arrangements with Seva Coordinators. If you have not arrived by 3pm on your start day your position will be forfeited. You will be scheduled in primarily one work area during the gathering, though you might be asked to help in a number of other areas during setup and decorating and during breakdown and cleanup. Therefore, we are looking for applicants who are flexible and willing to do a variety of tasks.

Our vision is to have you be able to take classes and also be in service to the community. On the skillshare class days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, your work hours for the day will probably be around 6 hours. That should leave space for one class each day, perhaps more. Please understand though that signing up for seva crew does mean missing out on some class time and other group activities. We ask that you trust in receiving what you need from your time at the gathering, letting go of expectations and flowing with what is needed to co-create another beautiful Spirit Weavers Gathering.