Old Instructors

Sarah MacLean Bicknell is a healer, teacher, mentor and dreamer. She has studied healing, visionary and ceremonial work in North American indigenous traditions for 30 years.. She has incorporated her Celtic roots into her present North American practice and is sought out for her intuitive readings, dreamwork, teachings, ceremony, and her soul doctoring practice. She has a lifetime dream practice and has been a reader of Tarot since she was 14yrs old. Sarah is the keeper of Night Turtle Dance, a three night-day ceremony which occurs every summer in the Pacific Northwest 2018 saw Sarah celebrating with the tenth year of the Night Turtle Dance, held on the Olympic Penninsula, Wa. Her teaching and healing work continued in Seattle, Wa: Los Angeles; the Bay Area;...

Katina Mercadante is a film director and empowerer of empowerers. She has directed films and advertising campaigns for clients such as Apple, Facebook, and Volkswagen and won awards including a Cannes Gold Lions and Outstanding Directorial Achievement by the Directors Guild of America. Her films have been featured at the annual TED Talk Conferences (2012, 2016) and played on Oprah’s OWN network. Katina empowers leaders throughout the world. Her process includes Human Design analysis, astrocartography, Identovate! techniques, and guidance from living and non-incarnated beings. Katina hosts empowerment sessions in New York City, Western Connecticut, and Northern California, or as arranged internationally. Katina is a descendent of the Deceangli (modern day England), Alemanni (Switzerland) and Blackfoot (Amskapi Piikani of North America) tribes, a disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, and...

Katrina Sky Weaver is a mother, artist, herbalist, basket weaver, dancer, and lover of life. She learned to weave baskets in 1991, and has been joy-fully weaving ever since. Her love for plants and gardening has been woven into her basket adventures. As she learned about local weaving plants, she planted them at her home and elsewhere to propagate nature's weaving wonders. Katrina has two children and has been weaving for 20+ years, and has devoted her energy to creating a home-based business. https://joyworksbest.com/ Her love for sacred plant allies and herbs has led her to medicine making. She is also a beekeeper, and is in flow with the season’s energies, as she sows seedlings, nurtures plants, harvests, weaves, and teaches, as well as spending lots of...

Maria Rose Sikyea is a young Dené mother living in the Yukon Territory. She believes most of humanity has forgotten that everything comes from Mother Earth, thus her desire is to inspire people to reconnect with their tribal ways through connection to the land. Maria works with materials harvested within nature's cradling arms. She began her search to return to her ancestral culture at age 15. Maria started her business "Caribou Woman Creations" in fall 2019, where she creates beautiful pieces of athabaskan jewelry that is mainly focused on caribou hair tufting, cultural revitalizing projects, and runs skill-building workshops. She is on a prayerful journey to reclaim her family's lineage and thus decolonize through traditional ways of living. She hopes to inspire youth to reach...

We are honored to have our beautiful Elder Sweet Medicine with us again for the Spirit Weavers Gathering, coming from Oregon to share her wisdom and wise ways. Sweet Medicine Nation (Chickasaw/Choctaw/French/Irish) is a gifted artist, educator, lecturer, and healer who guides and initiates personal growth in others with her eloquence, wisdom, and gift for serving others. She awakens us to the personal and social value of earth stewardship, honoring the wisdom of natural ways to benefit ourselves and Mother Earth. Sweet Medicine is involved in numerous local and International groups, federal agencies, endangered species research, and riparian studies and education. She is also a master of edible and medicinal plants of the local region in Central Oregon. Her background in Alternative Medicine, Midwifery, and Herbology, along...

Ayesha Ophelia has built her purpose and life around her patchwork creativity and deep passion for people, plants, and potential. She is amongst other things a facilitator, coach, creator, curry lover, spiritual provocateur, and complicated woman. She is also the creator of The Girlfriend Manifesto, Society of Wild Hearts, and plans to release a documentary on synchronicity and love in 2022. Ayesha Ophelia will be sharing The Way of The Heart & Dreamweaving: Tending Your Soul & Shadow through dreamwork...

Baskets are beings. Within their woven bodies they hold your stories. They teach you that you too, are woven, that you tell a story, that we are vessels. When we allow these baskets to manifest, we can let go of ideas and attachments about what we think we can or cannot do. If we are good or not good enough. We can instead give our attention and our hands to gently provide shape for the baskets to emerge into. They like it when you speak sweetly to them. They hold what we put into them as we weave, and then reflect it back to us. Originally from Alaska, I now live (mostly!) In Oregon, traveling about, being a hot springs troll, and working on endless crafty...

Aiyah started her cheesemaking journey 14 years ago after moving to a rural town in southern Oregon where farm fresh, raw goat milk was available. Coming from a background of living on the land, gardening and cooking, it was a natural fit to learn the art of cheesemaking. Aiyah took some classes and began making cheese at home. 6 years ago she started making cheese professionally at a local winery & creamery. She is now the head cheesemaker at the creamery where she helps to crafts a dozen different kinds of cheeses from both organic cow and goat’s milk.   Aiyah Geier will be offering Making Fresh Mozzarella and Burrata....

Amber Marie Deen is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and multidisciplinary artist whose work focuses on the interconnectedness of the earth, it’s inhabitants, and Spirit. She is a practitioner of meditative and improvisational movement as a means to explore our inner landscapes while drawing inspiration from our surroundings and Mother Earth. She holds the utmost belief in the transformative power of dance and it’s ability through participation and viewing to bring healing and therapeutic restoration. Amber will be sharing Movement Mantras....