You are Invited to Gather Sonoma Style!

Four Opportunities to Gather In-Person with Shiloh, Jonathan

and fellow MUSEA Students and Graduates of Intentional Creativity Trainings!

Amplify your experience by adding in-person gatherings to your Red Thread Training Path. MUSEA offers four unique Sonoma Retreats to immerse yourself in the natural elements. You will not only have the opportunity to meet fellow students in your cohort, but also students and graduates from our other Certification Trainings such as Origins. This is a time to connect in Red Thread Circle, practice ceremony and ritual, and you can plan on creative projects inspired by the Muse! Red Thread Training is 100% online and includes virtual CURA COUNCIL gatherings as a part of your core curriculum, however this page is devoted to details of the In-Person Retreats.

Curate Shiloh Sophia and Jonathan McCloud offer four in-person


held at the MUSEA Center for Intentional Creativity.

Where Ceremonies, Feasts, Rituals, Nature, Creativity and Circles occur with our Initiated Intentional Creativity Community (Graduates and Student Cohorts) for the purpose of Curating a Sense of Place Through Our Relationship with Care for Creation

Shiloh and Jonathan 2023 Graduation Ceremony

VIVID StarSong Gathering 2023

2023 Gathering

Student Painting Experience


Arrive the evening before. Doors open 9:00 AM on the first day and 10:00 AM the other days. We complete at 2:00 PM on the last day.

February 2024


Intuition, Matter & Moon

Plan to Arrive Jan 31st.

May 2024


Gnosis, Stone & Star

Plan to Arrive Apr 30th. 

August 2024


Wellness, Water & Earth

Plan to Arrive Jul 31st. 

Nov 2024


Soul, Sun & Sound

Plan to Arrive Oct 31st. 

Those accepted into the 2024 Red Thread Training, you will be invited to add these events to your core tuition at a significant savings during open enrollment. More will be shared upon submitting your application. If you have questions, please contact Sarah Mardell

Each gathering has experiences of; ceremony, medicine painting, nature, ritual, feasting and the elements. Each one has a similar pattern and schedule flow. Yet each one focuses on a different part of the Wheel of the Year and the building blocks of creation.

We are in essence rematriating with the natural world and all of creation.

The four gatherings fall on the Peak Season days, (Cross-quarter days) halfway between the Solstices and Equinoxes. Each one is connected with the primary archetype of the Curate - the one who cares for the Soul of the Village. These in-person experiences will not be Livestreamed and will have specific content that can only take place in a natural environment.

2023 Graduation Ceremony Gathering at Wild Water Creek in Sonoma California

The Cura Council Gatherings at MUSEA Campus Ranch and Wild Water Creek on Sonoma Mountain in California with Founders and Guest Guides. Each retreat is rooted in Medicine Painting, Care for Creation, Shared Wisdom Labs, and Nourishing Feasts. A Holographic Framework in Social Sciences and Humanities for Creatives along the evolutionary timeline.

We will explore things like...

  • Cave Art + Astronomy
  • Divine Feminine Timeline
  • Frame Drumming
  • Conscious Evolution
  • Sacred Reciprocity
  • Alchemical Activism
  • Rematriation Decolonization
  • Natural Earth Pigments
  • Particle and Wave Energy
  • Relational Compassions
  • Seasonal Apothecary
  • Permaculture Ethos
  • Biodynamic Vineyards
  • Field trips to the Sea

and more that is co-created by all of us through the framework of the ceremony.

If you haven't had the chance to experience a Feast prepared by Michelin Chef, Jonathan McCloud, that is reason alone to attend an event at MUSEA. Food is one of his many artistic gifts and will leave you feeling nourished and loved.

Steelhead Salmon Topped with edible blue Borage flowers.

Figs from our Fig Tree

Zucchini Blossoms

Homegrown Collards, Carrots, Onions, Celery, & Garlic finished with Molasses cooked in Dutch Oven from Sue Hoya Sellers

Della Fattoria Bread, Petaluma Butter and Fleur De Sel Salt

Gnocchi - small, pillowy dumplings made from potatoes and flour with red crab and vegan butter sauce.

2021 Legend: VIVID Gathering at MUSEA Center for Intentional Creativity

"This weekend has been so valuable for me, actually VITAL for this work and my training to be here in the body with these other women and Shiloh Sophia! I could not have received what I needed without this experience. The Beauty of the living energy of Shiloh and her paintings and the women supported a breakthrough into myself as an Artist." 

~ Student share from Musea, 2019

Prima Materia Gathering

Land at MUSEA Center

CURA Gathering at Musette Atelier

Beautiful Outdoor Dinning

Jonathan hosting a meal at Musea

Shiloh soaking in the Sonoma sun

MUSEA Classroom

MUSEA Red Thread Circle

Students at MUSEA Campus Studio

On Site Lodging Available

We have lodging for up to ten people at MUSEA, lovingly called the Mermaid Room. Lodging onsite is available on a first come basis for $100 per night. More details will be shared upon event registration. Questions contact Sarah Mardell

Mermaid Dorm

Mermaid Dorm

Our Food is Delicious, but don't just take our word for it.

Hear it from our community members!

MUSEA Founders Shiloh Sophia and Chef Jonathan McCloud 2023 Gathering for the Feast.

Photo by Kathleen Brigidina

"Oh, My Goddess! Never have I ever eaten such delicious and healthy food! Knowing most of it came from the garden tended by the Chef's own hands, so I know it's clean and healthy eating. I have eaten things that I swore I would never put into my mouth! Rare lamb chops - I would have never put rare meat in my mouth! But I tried it, cuz Jonathan... Everything is fresh fresh! And you can certainly taste the difference! Oh my!! When am I going back to Sonoma again? November? Not soon enough..."

~ Sumaiyah Yates

"Eating Jonathan’s prepared food reminded me of my mother’s saying, “love goes through the stomach”. I felt nurtured, loved, satiated while staying light and not overstuffed. Plus, it was super yummy!"

~ Sylvia Becker-Hill

"A gastronomic extravaganza that was both stunningly beautiful, light and delicious- all the flavors, distinct, yet beautifully harmonized! A total treat for the palate and the eye."

~ Clair Oaks

"The wonderfully tended and intentionally paired items I have experienced from the kitchen of Chef Jonathan, has continued to expand my palate while nurturing my whole being. I have continued to enjoy the lovingly prepared meals that are as farm to fresh as if I picked them myself. Jonathan meals, for me, have been a wonderous example of the Intentional table made with nutritional care and attention for mind body & soul."

~ Kelly House

"The care and detail in every dish from Jonathan’s kitchen is exquisite. He is a master of texture, flavor, and freshness that make the food sing through your body. What he doesn’t grow he chooses locally with such diligence; he can tell you where every ingredient originated. Your body knows you are eating a meal that is lovingly prepared."

~ Kara Young

"Oh goodness yes! I have seriously MISSed Johnathon’s inspired, deliciously tasty, exquisitely beautiful, incredibly healthy and responsibly grown culinary creations ever since I came back to Chicago. It would be so healthy to eat like that every day."

~ Kathleen Brigidina

Delicious Cuisine created with intention by Chef Jonathan McCloud - 2023 MUSEA Gathering

Photo by Kathleen Brigidina

Delicious Cuisine created with intention by Chef Jonathan McCloud - 2023 MUSEA Gathering

Photo by Kathleen Brigidina

500 Vision Year for a Quantum Commons and a Calling to Ceremonial Gathering following the Wheel of the Years

The CURA Council is a community offering seasonal ceremonies and story circles Guided by Curate Shiloh Sophia and the Guardians of Intentional Creativity®.

We come from a lineage of Art Matriarchs who passed on ideas of how to live this life to us in a good and conscious way. They taught us to live with intentional creativity and love at the center of our choices. We pass the teachings and ceremonies onto you so you can pass it to the people in your life.

Our Great Work in this unfolding story of our lives is to:

  • Gather: Call people to gather in ceremony, a return to tribe/clan/circle
  • Celebrate: Honor the cycles of creation and elements 8 times a year
  • Evolve: Explore the innate capacities of each person and how we live
  • Create: Summon each of us to be wildly self-expressed
  • Discover: Learn the Care for Creation Teachings and become a guardian
  • Certainty: Create a sense of continuity in a world that feels so uncertain
  • Inclusivity: Provide a mystical agnostic sacred container for ‘village’

and for the first 50 or so years… as long as our founder is still living ...

  • Connection: Offer our practicing students at MUSEA University and the Intentional Creativity Museum time with Curate Shiloh Sophia. The Cura Council is meta, you practice with her while you practice for your village curation.
  • Structure: Provide a framework for how to create a circle without end that passes the teachings of each generation forward to the next guardians.

and most of all

  • Love: Practice living big love together as we consciously choose to evolve

We're looking forward to gathering with you in Sonoma.

“There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe.”

~ Teilhard de Chardin