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Thu, Apr 20


Rainbow's Edge Sanctuary, Cortes Island

Sacred Weavers

Join us in this collaborative offering by Queer Directions and Inner Cadence Healing, where we will tend the thresholds of belonging with land, village, and ancestors.

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Sacred Weavers
Sacred Weavers

Time & Location

Apr 20, 2023, 6:00 p.m. – Apr 24, 2023, 3:00 p.m.

Rainbow's Edge Sanctuary, Cortes Island, 423 Whaletown Rd, Whaletown, BC V0P 1Z0, Canada

About the event

~We welcome you into the Sacred Weavers circle, to give yourself time to tend your inner longing and experience of belonging in the world.~



We invite you to join us on the journey of Sacred Weavers. For many, the yearning for belonging can evoke feelings of grief and disconnection from wholeness or home. Sacred Weavers offers pathways to healing through tending thresholds of belonging.

In this offering, you will be invited to explore relationships with land, village, and ancestors through ritual, song, story, and more. We will use weaving as a ritualized, embodied practice in belonging and ancestral connection.

We will journey with ancestral story to retrieve our own personal myths of healing, belonging, and homecoming. The experience culminates with an initiatory ceremony, guided by lineage, weaving together the threads we discovered along the way.

"Deepening into myth and personal story in a co-created container is a powerful process. Through song, story, and artful facilitation, Cadence and Rue weave potent threads that bring everyone together in transformative ways. Each session of Sacred Weavers has offered me new depths to uncover tenderness and I feel the web will call me back again for more." - Wren



This offering includes: 

 - Space for personal reflection, group sharing, and nature connection

 - Invitations for hands-on, experiential learning 

 - Opportunities to learn different weaving techniques

 - Ritual and ceremonial practice



We will be gathering at Rainbow's End Sanctuary at 423 Whaletown Road on beautiful Cortes Island near Campbell River, BC.

There are limited, walk-in camping sites available at a first come, first serve basis. If you're interested in this option, we encourage you to register early to secure your spot and ask that you are prepared to take care of your own food. Washrooms will be provided. :)

~The journey of Sacred Weavers offers the cultivation of belonging in a supportive and resourced community learning space.~



- Thursday, April 20th: 6pm to 8pm (Opening Circle)

- Friday, April 21st: 10am to 6pm (Belonging with Land)

- Saturday, April 22nd: 10am to 6pm (Belonging with Village)

- Sunday, April 23rd: 10am to 10pm (Belonging with Ancestors & Ceremony)

- Monday, April 24th: 10am to 3pm (Closing Circle)



- Journal and writing utensils to record your experience

- Weaving materials (i.e. anything you might want to use for your weaving project such as natural items, wool/yarn, etc)

- Sacred item(s) for the altar that make you feel a sense of belonging

- Lunches, nourishing snacks, and a potluck item for the feast

- Cushion, blanket, and/or small camp chair to sit on

~The offering culminates with an initiatory ceremony, guided by lineage, weaving together the healing threads we discovered along the way.~



These are the registration options:

- Early Bird (until April 1st): $425

- Regular: $545

- Low Income: $445

- High Income: $645

- Scholarship (2 spaces): $200

- Returning Participants: 10% off (contact us for the discount code)

Register here: *No one will be turned away due to lack of funds, please reach out if the cost is a barrier or if you'd like to inquire about a payment plan.



Rue McDonald (they/them) - Founder and Learning Facilitator with Queer Directions Learning Center

~ story weaver / songster / researcher / educator ~

"My practice involves holding space for ancestral connection and lineage healing through working with ancestral stories. I'm a queer animist witch and my practice is informed by my own ancestral lineages of Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Norse and Swiss German ancestry."

Cadence Moffat McCann (she/her) - Founder of Inner Cadence Healing

~ ritualist / healer / facilitator / guide ~

"I am a queer settler of mostly Celtic and Germanic/Slavic ancestry. I have facilitated land-based education and healing for nearly 20 years throughout Turtle Island (so-called North America). I am dedicated to helping us remember our place in the web of life through deep nature connection and sacred circles."

"I had the most beautiful time with the Sacred Weavers group. I was surprised at how easy it was to connect authentically through story and by sharing our experiences in the group exercises. In a world full of superficial interaction I am grateful to have found this offering. I was given new tools to explore decolonial and anticapitalist paths into being present in my humanity by belonging in nature, with each other and inside myself." - Natalie



Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or want more information: 

 - Cadence:

 - Rue:

*With gratitude, this offering takes place on the unceded lands of the Klahoose, Tla’amin, Homalco Peoples. A portion of the proceeds will be given back to the Original Peoples of these lands.

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