Meet the Red Thread Training
Instructors and Support Team

The Red Thread Training is based on the work and research of Shiloh Sophia over a 25-year period of exploring and leading women’s circles. She will lead primary video modules with special guest appearances from Intentional Creativity Teachers who will be providing teachings and templates you can use to create your own offerings.

Online leadership is provided by our Guild team - Jenafer Owen as the Director of Curriculum and other Musea Guild members that you will learn about on this page.

Shiloh Sophia

Musea Curator and Founder of the Red Thread Training

Shiloh Sophia lives life as a great adventure narrated by the creative fire of her Muse! She has dedicated her life to the belief that self-expression is a basic human right and shares her message with thousands around the world through her paintings, poetry, and teachings. She leads a global movement of revolutionary education focused in Intentional Creativity®, as offered in the Color of Woman Teacher Training. She co-founded a Studio and Center for Intentional Creativity®, MUSEA, in Sonoma, California, with her husband Jonathan. Most mornings, she can be found having tea with her Muse, pouring over quantum physics, philosophy, and sacred texts in the Red Thread Cafe.

Dr. Mary McCrystal

Featured Guest Teacher for the Red Thread Training and Intentional Creativity® Teacher

Dr. Mary McCrystal is a Jungian psychologist and licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in psychological and spiritual wellbeing in her private practice in Northern California. She is an NASW clinical supervisor specializing in trauma treatment. She has over 20 years of experience in body-mind healing with non-Western healing traditions and as a licensed massage therapist and instructor.

Mary is a published author of Maidens in the Red Tent and Revisioning the Feminine Through Intentional Creative Process. She is a certified Intentional Creativity® teacher and coach. Mary holds sacred space and guides people into transformational experiences through integrating psychotherapy, the healing arts, and the Intentional Creativity® Method.

Jenafer Owen

Curriculum Director for Musea, and Intentional Creativity® Teacher

Jena has been leading healing & creative arts courses since 2003 and most particularly enjoys tromping about at the intersection of intuition and art. Her specialty is inspired inquiry for the art journal – quick playful gentle nudges accompanied by good music to carry you towards your own deep important answers. In addition to running her own courses, Jena is a long-time member and teacher in the Musea community. You’ll find her behind the scenes and narrating many courses including the Red Thread Guide Training.

“An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance.”

~ Ancient Proverb ~

What kind of support will you receive during this training?

Red Thread Training students are supported by the Intentional Creativity® Guild, comprised of women who are very experienced in leading Red Thread Circles, as part of their mentorship and apprenticeship in curating experiences for connection, transformation and healing. We provide support to students in the following ways:

  • Dedicated Red Thread Training Support Staff inside the iMusea App and present on Community Calls
  • Weekly email focusing and tracking ongoing assignments with Curriculum Director, Jenafer Owen
  • Twice monthly Zoom Circles with the Intentional Creativity Guild and Red Thread Training Graduates
  • Monthly Artist Zoom Circle for Musea Members led by Intentional Creativity Coaches Millie (Milagros) Suriano-Rivera and Mickie (Michelle) LaForest-Roberts
  • Monthly Black, Indigenous and Women of Color Zoom Circles for self-identified BIWOC Musea Members led by Intentional Creativity Teachers Semerit Strachan and Lauren Adorno-Weatherford.

Intentional Creativity® Teacher, Milagros Suriano-Rivera

Intentional Creativity® Teacher and Guide, Michelle LaForest-Roberts

Intentional Creativity® Teacher and BIWOC Leadership, Elder Lauren Adorno-Weatherford

Intentional Creativity® Teacher, Coach and BIWOC Leadership, Elder Semerit Strachan

Community Connection & Support via the iMusea App

Intentional Creativity® Teacher

Cassandra Lee
Cassandra Lee Artistry

Intentional Creativity® Guide and soon to be Teacher and Guardian Marva Collins

Intentional Creativity® Teacher,

Coach, and Guide

Sumaiyah Wysdom Yates

You are invited to share your process as you go along in our private Red Thread Training Classroom, housed in the iMusea app (accessible via mobile and desktop devices - access details provided upon application approval).

There will be 3-months of dedicated support from Intentional Creativity® Teachers for guidance and witnessing.

You are encouraged to ask questions, post photos of your work, and share your thoughts about what you're learning as you go along. Connecting with other classmates makes the experience even that much richer.