RED THREAD: Intentional Creativity Guide
Certification Training begins March 1 - May 31, 2023
Applications for our 2023 Cohort are now closed. Click the red button and enter your details for updates and announcements.
Red Thread Training is ideal for Healers, Priestesses, Therapists, Coaches, Teachers, Social Workers, Nurses, Doctors, Bodyworkers, Corporate Changemakers, Practitioners of every kind to bring depth, beauty, and creativity into their group practices and body of work.
Founder Shiloh Sophia holding a Red Thread Circle at her Sonoma studio
Color of Woman students and graduates from Australia participating in Red Thread Circle
Photo from Red Thread Circle in Paris, France, taken by Guild member Brunhilde Yvrande
The Red Thread Training is an Intentional Creativity approach to guiding circles that was founded on the teachings from Shiloh Sophia's book and manual, The Way of the Red Thread about curating a culture of connection designed to empower women to become leaders and circle facilitators.
Facilitating Red Thread Circles has the power to achieve many things. Here are a few reasons you might call together a Red Thread Circle for your friends, family, students, clients, or patients. The possibilities are infinite – what is your calling to create?
Are you called to ...
A Red Thread Runs Through Us by Phyllis Taylor
The Red Thread is a global symbol of protection and connection. Something found in many cultures in rituals, ceremonies, circles, as well as clothing, blankets, flags, weavings, and storytelling. Before the age of the internet, red threads were used in many cultures to represent different teachings, only we didn’t know how widespread it was and is. A quick search on the internet reveals 40,000 results for the red thread.
The red thread is a visual symbol that is used on the country level, as in flags, country insignia, or banners, and on a personal level, mostly in adornment, bracelets, pins, scarves, and jewelry worn by women and men, and recognizable by others. ‘They have a red thread!‘
In one culture the Red Thread is worn to ward off the evil eye, in another culture, it is worn by women to hold space for a child to be born. In one country it represents being connected to those on your path, in another country, it represents receiving a blessing. In most of the legends of the red thread, there is a sense of the sacred in the connections, of destiny and showing up for a divine appointment.
“We bring red thread teachings each year in response to the inquiries: What is most wanted and needed at this time? What can we bring that is most essential to a ‘world stage’ gathering of people who really care about each other and the planet? I feel that when people are serving and leading from their hearts, they not only need to feel connected to each other but to those that they serve, their beloveds, and their reason for doing what they do. We already know we have a piece to hold, but sometimes we can become overwhelmed thinking we alone, have to hold the entire world in our arms. The red thread teaches us we are responsible to hold our part – and to find and encourage others to hold their piece as well. We are here to provide a simple ritual of connection that others can bring back to those that they serve. We are reminded we are not alone and we are all connected.” ~ Shiloh Sophia
I am Already
I am Called
to This Circle
I am Responsible
for My Piece
I am a Witness
The Way of the Red Thread written by Shiloh Sophia, is your guide and includes ideas for different circles, developing your voice, deepening your content and message, and designing your circles. Also covered are who, what, where, when, and what to charge, should you choose to make circles a part of your professional offerings. You will be able to start leading your own circles during this program. There are many tools, templates, and resources to empower you to make that happen, supported by the Intentional Creativity Guild - women who are very experienced in using the Red Thread as a tool.
We asked Red Thread graduates; What would you tell a friend considering the Red Thread Training? Below are some responses.
"The Red Thread Training is a way to enter the spiritual flow of life with ease and structure while digging deep into our ancestral roots and feeling out to our beloveds while being held in sisterhood as you stand and hold your piece of the red thread."
~ Chanel Hacker
"It will be the most amazing journey into the Mystery of Life and you will be surprised by the blessings you received. Expect the unexpected, it is one of the great adventures of your life."
~ Rosamaría Polidura
"I would say it is worth every minute that you spend doing this training. Your life will change. YOU will understand a talis-woman that will show in the physical what we so often forget. IT will draw you closer to who you are and closer to those you want to be around."
~ Rev. Karen Thompson
The Core Online Training includes everything you need to qualify for certification as an Intentional Creativity Guide. Tuition is $2,997 USD and can be paid in four equal installments without any interest fee. Financing is also available starting at $188 a month.
About Certification: At the end of the Training, you will be invited to submit your assignments through an online format for Certification. There is a one-time $250 Certification Fee due in April 2023 which covers your signed certificate mailed by Shiloh Sophia and your Intentional Creativity Guide graphics for your website and/or business cards, social media networks, etc... as well as your listing on our Intentional Creativity Educator Directory so people can find your services. Learn more.
The Intentional Creativity® Foundation supports women with an education they can translate into real-life work.
Think of this: if you lead a half-day or full-day Red Thread gathering at $100/person with 15 people, you can cover half of your tuition in one day. Hold two circles and you could make back your full investment. Then, imagine how many other offerings and circles you can create as a result of the teachings, growth and relationships you will experience in this training. The possibilities are endless!
You have your own piece of the red thread to weave into the greater fabric of creation. Here are examples of infinite kinds of circles and experiences that you can lead both online and in-person!
About the prerequisite:
Each of our Intentional Creativity Certification Trainings requires that students take a 'primer' course that provides the basic foundation for what we teach at MUSEA.
Qualifying Red Thread Training prerequisites are:
This is important so that you have a good understanding of our methodology, teaching style, and delivery format before you commit to taking long-term training with us.
There are many classes that serve as a prerequisite for Red Thread. Let us know in the application whether you have taken a course with us and we will custom-design your prerequisite experience.
Graduates are invited to come back and support future years as members of our support team, as well as to serve on our Red Thread Connect monthly calls for our Intentional Creativity community. We love supporting our graduates to share their sacred work in the world and offer paid and volunteer positions within Musea to those who continue in our ongoing community.
We look forward to growing our graduate community year after year.
About MUSEA University
Earn University Credits toward a Curate (Cu) Degree
Amazing News! After providing education since 2000 to tens of thousands of women we are transforming our school into a university.
This change will enable women to embark on a journey of study with us that leads to a sovereign degree in the field of Intentional Creativity. The degree title is CURATE which is an archetype of the person who cares for the soul of the village.
Choosing to receive Uni-Credits is completely optional. Requirements to receive Uni-Credits are photographs of your completed coursework and a one-page paper about how you will use the material in your business endeavors demonstrating an understanding of the subjects presented and must be a MUSEA member.
Once you submit your course work your work is witnessed, and the unit course will be added to your student profile as you work towards future credits.
The hours per unit is a combination of 10 hours of content from Musea + 4 hours of studio time from you as you work on projects. 42 hours of Education and Experience equals approximately 3 units.
Students who already completed and submitted course requirements for MUSEA Certification Training courses qualify to receive Uni-Credits. The process to add them will be shared once it is put into place.
Red Thread Training can be taken from anywhere in the world since the core training is delivered completely online. We think of this as working in the quantum field and practicing 'connection' through the spaces between us. As long as you have a solid internet connection, you can certify to become a Red Thread Guide! Once your application is accepted you will gain access to:
Red Thread Intentional Creativity Guide Certifying Students are invited to attend an in-person Graduation ceremony at MUSEA: Center for Intentional Creativity in Sonoma, California. Dates will be announced at a later time.
"The Red Thread Training is as much about your beloveds as it is about yourself. The Musea Team held the container in a loving and sacred way. The teachings give you the tools to find what is your own medicine, sets the container for your circle, as well as a ritual, for creating your story, your own initiation, and will gift you with a sisterhood of women who are going on the same journey of service and love and wanting to share their gifts in the world."
"I have been a classroom teacher for over 17 years. I can say without hesitation that my Red Thread Guide training was the most powerful, well designed, interactive, resource filled training I have ever done. Not only were all the guides and teachers’ experts deeply grounded and wise, their compassion and their being available during the training was outstanding."
~ Lexanne Leonard
"I felt a deep heart calling to this training even before I had much idea of what it involved. It was such a sweet and yet powerful speaking of how to call and what to call, in an empowered way of reaching out to others and connecting in the sacred container space that was being created. This work gave me the impetus as well as the practical guidelines to call circles of beings, for me that will be mostly women, to create a kind of connection that I believe is healing for not only we as individuals, but the whole of humanity, one being at a time. Shiloh, Mary and Jonathan were teachers of great depth and heart. I loved you all."
~ Feather Redfox
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