Seva

Our Seva (say-va = Selfless Service/Worktrade) are essential to the magic, intention, creation and feel of our gathering.

We are so grateful that so many are called to be in service.

Without these amazing beings we could not make this the beautiful coming-together of the heart that it is.

Seva Applications open Full Moon, March 7th

 For specific questions, please email sevaspiritweavers@gmail.com

We offer full Seva positions, 25 hours of service, in exchange for the full cost of tuition. This includes all meals and camping throughout your time on the land with us.

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 come early to help with set up, organizing and decorating.

The Gathering holds two sessions. Sun session is June 15th-19th and the Moon session is June 22nd-26th. This allows us to accommodate more women and creates a closer sense of community. To apply for the Worktrade program, fill out the application for which session you would like to attend. You will pay an application fee of $50.00 to submit your application.  This is non-refundable, and will be the only fee required to participate in the program.  Please note the Seva commitment will be 7 days per session. These do not include your travel/arrival and departure days.

All Seva are required to arrive on site by noon on the agreed upon start day. 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.

Our Seva cancellation policy is in place to assure the cohesion of work we do here at the gathering. The policy allows our Seva coordinator and schedule coordinator to ensure the flow and equitability of work. Please consider your availability as we approach the Gathering and read the policy carefully.

 

Cancellation Policy:

 

Cancellation before May 1st, 2023 – No charge 

 

Cancellation after May 1st 2023 – $50.00 

 

Cancellation after May 15th 2023 – $70.00

 

Cancellation after June 1st 2023 – $150.00

 

Cancellation after June 8th 2023 – $555 the full price of a session ticket

 

*cancellation policy does not include application fee. 

*Exact cancellation fee amounts may be subject to change before applications open in March.

Our Worktrade Coordinators

Victoria Madruga

Seva Lead 

Victoria is a warm hearted goofball with mad Virgo skills! She loves to cackle, be in merry union with others and share knowledge that helps us return to our roots as children of this Earth!
She has been studying Western Herbalism and Plant Spirit Medicine for the last decade and feels her connection to the plants is what guides her to walk this life in a loving and nurturing way. She uses her training as a licensed massage therapist, ceremonialist, herbalist, song carrier and events organizer to create safe spaces for womxn to work on their healing. She believes that we all have the right to be Divinely whole and Divinely loved. As a community leader she has dedicated much of her life to helping people feel connected to themselves, to one another and to this beautiful Earth. Victoria feels called to the path of service and is honored to organize the Seva team at Spirit Weavers. She is ecstatic to be a part of this amazing gathering and to help maintain a seamless flow for all to enjoy, dance, heal, and be in sacred connection!

Jewel Nicholson

Seva Support

Jewel is in an eternal process of ‘becoming’. She feels most empowered in this incarnation through expressing as a sister, madrina, aunty, teacher, artist, lover, music maker, painter, dreamer, student, creator, seer and a being blessed to be conscious of the oneness and expansive nature of all that is.
Jewel is a certified Waldorf educator, the Director of Education and Lead Educator at Monarch Hills Education, a farm-based Waldorf-inspired enrichment program, located in San Luis Obispo, California. When she is not teaching, she finds herself singing and playing ukulele, spinning fire, crafting, connecting with her guides and ancestors through intentional communication, dancing with her plant babies whilst thanking them for their companionship, and chatting with her familiars – Japhy (dog) and Duruga (bearded dragon).