Instructor Application

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in sharing your offerings at the upcoming Spirit Weavers Gathering.  We are looking to curate a range of instructors and teachings that are in alignment with the vision of the Gathering.
If you have knowledge, specific skills, and wisdom that you are passionate about sharing, we invite you to bring your offering to our community.
We are gathering together to share our skills and wisdom with other women in hopes of empowering and inspiring one another. These skills are ones that may have changed our lives, and are not ours to hold onto, but learned to giveaway. May these teachings and offerings create a ripple effect of empowerment and growth for all. 

In considering instructor applications, our main vision is to curate a range of classes offered at the gathering including earth based skills, environmental education, allyship and community work,  women’s health & empowerment, sustainability, homesteading and herbalism.  We look for instructors who have cultivated their spirit, practice, integrity and a passion to share their wisdom and teachings. These women have begun to grow their own roots through years of study with various teachers and/or mentors and are now open to pass along their craft or skill.

We are looking for earth based skills and offerings.  The classes we select represent skills that may be missing from a modern woman’s education and life experience, but in cultures of the past, represented basic human skills for ensuring the survival of the body and the soul. Fermenting foods, weaving and dying fabrics, singing songs together as a community, the making of plant medicines,  these were common knowledge and part of the simple pleasures of a life lived in beauty and balance. You may, through the generosity of the teachings you share, connect someone with a new skill that becomes a lifelong passion. Our joy comes from helping others find their path. 

  • Sharing with Spirit Weavers is a commitment!  We ask that if you are chosen as an Instructor at the gathering that you are committed 100%.  We have contracts that we will send along once you are chosen to teach so please make sure you are a strong YES before applying.
  • It is extremely important that you read through all emails sent to you over the next six months prior to gathering.  The two most important being the Empowerment and Allyship guides which you will receive in May 2023.
  • You are expected to attend the instructor meeting and all morning announcements around the fire each day.  As part of our communal village, these meetings are important and necessary.  As an Instructor, you are committing to showing up for the community, yourself and your students through your presence in this way.
  • Instructors will need to arrive to the gathering Wednesday June 14th for Sun session and Wed June 21st for the Moon session before 2pm.  If you apply and are are chosen to teach both sessions, please plan on being present the entire length of the sessions from June 14th- the 26th.  If you cannot commit to these time frames, it may not be the right time to share with us.
  • If you have several classes in mind that you would like to offer, please submit one application form with all of your class offering included.  All classes must be a minimum of 2.5 hours but 3 hours per class session is preferred.
  • Once again, please understand that sharing at the gathering is a commitment and we ask that you meet all deadlines for misc info regarding your shares, classes and fees if applicable over the next 6 months.  Those who honor our deadlines, and show up to the gathering on time and ready to dive in are generally asked back again year after year.
  • Please know we have a zero tolerance policy for classes that may fall under cultural appropriation, and take this strongly into consideration when choosing our class offerings each year.  
  • As an instructor, you will need to be able to hold your offering on your own, as we cannot accommodate assistants for all classes and offerings. If your workshop or class is co-led collaboratively with another instructor, you will both need to submit an application with the class description. We can only accommodate a small number of co-led classes so we encourage instructors to apply on their own.


You have demonstrated your amazing teaching gifts and the value of your offerings. You will be asked to teach 12 hours (4 class slots) during the gathering, and will receive a travel stipend ($75.00-$200.00 per session), all meals, and our deep gratitude!  Full time positions are generally given to returning Instructors only.


You have demonstrated your amazing teaching gifts and the value of your offerings. You will be asked to teach 6 hours (2 class slots) during the gathering, and receive all meals, entry to all other classes, and our deep gratitude!  We ask that chosen part time teachers pay a half price ticket of $298.00 due by Jan 1st.  Part time instructors do not receive a travel stipend.  This position allows you to teach and also take part in many of the classes and activities throughout the gathering.  Part Time instructor positions are given to first time instructors as well as returning instructors.


Because our Yoga & Movement team is quite small and we generally receive an abundance of applications for these spaces, we have decided to invite our 2023 team based on solid instructors we have had from years past.  We will not be taking applications for Yoga, Movement & Meditation this year.  Thank you for understanding.


  • Your name and photo on our website 
  • 14 organic meals and herbal teas throughout the gathering, 28 meals for both sessions.  
  • 6 days of camping in a beautiful serene forested and riverside setting
  • A variety of campsites throughout the land with close access to showers and bathrooms
  • The time and space to attend 2-4 skillshare classes per session depending on your availability
  • Daily morning practices – options include offerings such as: yoga, tea ceremony, and meditation
  • Nightly evening activities, including star gazing, songs around the fire, live music, DJ sets and night time ceremonies.
  • Access to our Wellness Area, a free, fully stocked herbal apothecary staffed by expert clinical herbalists who can assist you with any ailments, and our on-call registered nurse
  • Two beautiful shower houses to shower in plus a sauna on the land to use
  • A place to seek support and care for any kind of internal struggle or challenge that comes up through our Empowerment Center.
  • A cozy and comforting place to gather around your moontime: Our Red Tent

*Heartfelt gratitude for your time, energy and efforts.  We appreciate you! 

We understand that everyone has their own unique story and song and we wish that they all could be shared in our short time together. We have just 75 positions to fill and usually receive hundreds of applications.  Often times, we receive multiple applications for the same or similar class.  We do our best to choose the instructor whose classes are most in alignment with the SW vision.  Thank you for taking the time to apply and offer your teachings.

 Applications close Saturday, Dec 10th

  • As you navigate through the application, please be mindful and honest with your responses. We are co-creating a gathering where there is a dynamic and diverse group of instructors holding space for an equally diverse and dynamic group of beings. As you navigate through the form fields, please do not use your return or enter button as these will submit the form before you are ready. Instead use the tab button or your mouse to navigate to and from each field. After you submit your application, you will be redirected to a Thank You page. Please do not navigate away from this form until you are automatically directed there to be sure the form is submitted.
  • Please attach a square (525 x 525) photo for your class or finished craft AND a photo of yourself that may be used on the Spirit Weavers website. If chosen you will be asked to submit these images again so please hold onto them.
  • Max. file size: 50 MB.
  • Max. file size: 50 MB.
  • Thank you for your application. We appreciate your interest in sharing your knowledge and skills with us, and are grateful to learn more about your offerings. After you submit your application, you will be redirected to a Thank You page. Please do not navigate away from this form until you are automatically directed to another page, to be sure the form is submitted. You should receive a confirmation email within the hour. We suggest making a copy of your application in case it does not go through. If you do not receive an email confirmation from us you may need to reapply. You will receive an acceptance or declination from us on or before Dec 10th. If you are chosen as a part-time instructor your payment of $298 will be due on January 5th, 2020. Thank you for your patience and understanding.