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Are you ready to take your seat at the feast table?  

We are actively seeking inspired, wise, wild women teacher leaders for their participation in the Seat of Muses—a healing arts collective. We would like to share our event center, land, and resources with community-seeking women who have wisdom to share and stories to tell. Partner with us to bring your work forward. Our school is your school. 


What Are We Offering?  

Our 6500 square foot campus in the Valley of the Moon, Sonoma, California 


Our campus is ideal for classes, workshops and events. We are 30 minutes from Napa and Petaluma and 45 minutes from San Francisco and Santa Rosa. We are featuring two rooms over 1000 square feet for you to teach in, plus a big kitchen, two bathrooms and outside spaces creating an ideal location for your clients and students. This space works for dance, yoga, speaking and all creative process. You can get messy with art, and sing out loud and beat the drum. You can call your circles here. Your ceremonies and your curriculum can have a physical location to call your own. You can hang your shingle here... Put this address on your business card...Get photos for your website to draw your clients to wine country beauty...and so much more.  

Are you intrigued? • Are your Muse's ears perking up? • Is your teacher's heart beating fast? • Are you on our red thread of connection? 

Why Join Us?  

Would you like a seat at the table of muses?  

If you are a teacher, leader, healer, artist or guide seeking both a space to lead your curriculum as well as a community of entrepreneurial women in order to grow then you have come to the right place. 

We welcome you!  

DESTINATION: SONOMA - The Valley of the Moon

Sonoma wine country is a destination location where our guests from around the world long to come. We have hosted thousands of students here since 2016 and our clients come again and again. We are in the famous Carneros region. There are wineries and food all along the route and wonderful activities in the area as well as ample lodging for your out of town guests. Yet close enough for Bay Area students to travel back and forth for daylong events - and against the usual traffic flow. 

So much is taking place in the virtual world. Yet a call to gather in person is strong, we may need more circle time and less screen time. Not all of us can invest in holding space, it is a lot of time, and resources, but for MUSEA it is part of our mission.  

"Our lineage of creativity has been holding land, stewarding the environment and curating experiences for women's work for over 42 years...you can now be a part of it..."  

This is the making of legacy and you are invited to join us!

We are MUSEA : Center for Intentional Creativity and a 501c3 Foundation, founded by Shiloh Sophia and Jonathan McCloud. Our primary campus is in Sonoma with a location in Tiburon and Anderson Valley. Our movement began in the 1930ies and continues to this day, being passed from hand to hand.

One seating area of the Classroom and one seating area of the Great Room - with comfy chairs for over 35 and room for more.

Together we are stronger. As we navigate the terrain of the future, our red thread is leading us to this place, this time, this circle.  

Each woman is now taking her place at the Seat of Muses.  

COMMUNITY + COLLABORATION + CLASSROOM + CREATIVITY + CONSCIOUSNESS 

We have called a gathering for Artists. Healers. Poets. Guides. Coaches. Teachers. Authors. Makers. Dreamers. Therapists. Speakers. Shamans. Practitioners. Bodyworkers. Innovators. Designers. Musicians. Dancers. Instructors. Shop-keepers. Chefs. Intentional Creatives. and of course, MUSES!  

Our Healing Arts Collective exploration from within our community and beyond has led us to an emergent model of collaboration called the Seat of Muses. A community of conscious women leaders where we can share space, ideas, resources, and gather to take our seat with our own unique wisdom.  

HOW MANY DAYS WOULD YOU LIKE TO TEACH in 2020?

If you would like to RSVP to join us, fill out the written Interview  

Once approved...  

Choose from our memberships packages and book your dates  

Let's explore the investment, shall we?  

INVESTMENT  

Your Monthly or Annual Membership is based on the number of days you want to share our space, then adds a number of community oriented perks. Instead of just 'renting' space, we want the energy and reality of a collective of women. Instead of the often large upfront fees for booking events way in the future we have a payment plan. Those of us who lead events often have to pay a big deposit before we have even begun to sell into our program and collected income. This has turned a lot of us into mostly 'online' teachers, yet having both online and in person can be ideal.  

We have spread out the fee over 12 months to make it so much easier for you. Membership begins at $97 per month for 3 days and goes up to $497 a month depending on how many days you choose! These can be teaching days, VIP Days or personal retreats or creation studio days.  

How many do you want to book?  

Your membership rate is based on how many days you choose! 

Once you apply we will go over the details and you can design your path. All you need to know now is that you would like to book a minimum of 3 days sometime between now and the end of 2020! 

Let's look at the math for the basic 3-day Musea Membership  

The price per day in Sonoma is $390. $390 x 3 days = $1170 $1170 divided by 12 months = $97.50  

 But wait! If You Sign Up Now  

If you sign up now, we are adding an additional day or two evenings at our Tiburon location as an opening membership bonus. Which gives you 4 days and makes your actual per day price go down to $292.50.  

Does that sound good?  

That is just what you get in terms of renting. Your membership includes community gatherings and a champagne reception with the rest of the Muses and for those who choose more days, a mastermind with the other high level leaders.  

WORKSHOPS

Let's explore the potential a bit of a 3-day membership for traditional workshop days.

1 day X 20 people at $250 each = $5000 2 days X 20 people at $250 each = $10,000 3 days X 20 people at $250 each is $15,000 4 days at 20 people at $250 each is $20,000  

  Your investment for the 3-day membership is $1170 for the year. That makes your revenue return on investment $18,830 With a 20% cost of goods to produce the event you will still be able to make plenty of return. (At the mastermind level, we will actually be working with you to develop these models.)

VIP DAYS Now let's explore the 3-day membership for $1170 for a VIP Day for the year which offers the same revenue as the 20 people per day model above. First a little background. Now not all leaders command this high of a price, but the average PER DAY for a VIP Day in the Bay Area for someone who is a master in their field is $5,000 minimum and has been for a some time. This prices remains fairly steady, and for those who are truly doing their body of work, the price is more like $9000 per day. 

Now to those new to this concept, this might seem like a lot. But consider this, a woman with a speaking or teaching business at 7 figures needs to generate approx. $2,739 per day in a 365 day year for her company to maintain their revenue. But of course, she or her team cannot work everyday and shouldn't. If she worked 200 days, which would be a lot for a speaker/teachers she would need $5,000 a day to maintain her sales. So charging $5,000 a day for dedicated time with someone who is a master in their field is not only reasonable, but a standard. Many of Musea's colleagues charge $10,000 - 15k and if there wasn't a market or they didn't deliver the value, their clients would not keep booking. And in the case of our membership you then need only 1 client 3 days or 3 different clients in a year.  

  Are you ready to consider this abundance for yourself?

Gather with us and celebrate the good sound wisdom of women!  

AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME

Sound good? Let's dive in. This is an idea whose time has come. Can you feel it? We can, are buzzing with excitement about the power of what is about to happen when we come together.  

This new model for sharing space and membership emerged out of meeting and speaking with many women about their space needs for their workshops and clients. Think about it like this, it is a membership in women's leadership community WITH actual days to share your work on-site with our featured location being Sonoma - instead of just 'renting', you get to have your school at our school.  

We see this project going on for years, this is just the beginning. We have already hired for Members Services AND a CFO for the project. We want this managed well and done right the first time. Many women's spaces fail to thrive due to financial investment, proper resources and staff and long-term planning. This project is going through the Intentional Creativity Foundation, 501 c3 and being managed very closely. The investment in the creation of this project has been in place for years, and we are finally ready for you!!! 

Questions? contact shilohsophia@musea.org

RSVP Ready to Apply?

How about considering the dates you wish to book? Make it real! We will ask you to share your #1 and #2 preference (if you wish), and will do our very best to accommodate your request. Dates are booking up, so the sooner you apply, the better chance you have of getting what you want.

Complete your Written Interview 

RSVP with a written interview-like application. We are screening every applicant very closely because we are only seeking those READY to lead and having a high-level conversation about their body of work. Filling it out is almost like a dream-planning tool to discover what your needs are and tell us about your work. You are not obligated to join by filling it out. However by applying you are saying:  

  "Yes, I know I want to book at least 3 days in the Sonoma campus in 2020 (or fall 2019)."  

 Space is first come first served in the order in which the applications come in.  

We can do it together!  

Our ideal teacher leader would like to book at least 3-9 days for her curriculum in 2020 at the Sonoma Campus as well as a few Tiburon days. She has an established community and way to communicate with her audience. She already leads groups, has lead retreats and knows she is a wisdom-keeper. She feels a call to gather with women peers who are risking at the same level she is.  

  • 3-9 days of exclusive use of the MUSEA Sonoma Campus 
  • 1-3 receptions for your guests at Musette, Tiburon 
  • 1-4 days at Terra Sophia, Anderson Valley 
  • Seat of Muses Weekend Retreat with the member Muses, Hosted by Shiloh Sophia 
  • Day trip to the beach for Manifestation Ritual
  • In person Gatherings in Sonoma with the Muses with a chance to teach your curriculum
  • Seat of Muses Mastermind Zoom Calls  
  • Co-working days 
  • Hang your 'shingle' at our place, including mail 
  • Add your address to your website and business card
  • Storage for your teaching things at Sonoma
  • Possible inclusion of your products in our gift shop
  • Champagne reception at Musette with the Muses
  • Events published on our MUSEA Calendar 
  • Potential Work through our Foundation for your projects and funding
  • Advertising on our street frontage, with over 18k cars a day going by
  • Savings at sister Musea locations around the world
  • iMusea App - Community connection for you and us  

Depending on the number of days you choose, the features will vary.  

Women, and girls will have a seat at the table...

"We have a seat at the table. We won't wait all of our lives for this honor. We will create the table itself. Define how it is used and what is spoken at that table and what goes on that table.  

Fighting oppressive systems must be done, though we spend so much time resisting programming that is designed to stop women from leading. As we work for our rights, in tandem we must also create alternate systems. Or rather, no system at all, instead, let's make a feast.  

A feast of words, images and stories. A feast of food that is safe to eat. A feast of ideas and dreams. A place where goodness and respect are spoken. Where there is enough space and time for every voice at the table. May our girls define their own place at the table. May you have yoru own seat at the table of Muses. You have your own information that wants to come forward....

When I opened my gallery on the Sonoma Plaza in 1999, my teacher, Sue Hoya Sellars made my table by hand. I remember sanding it and watching her work, feeling so grateful that the table I was going to do business at, paint on, and receive prosperity through was made by the hands of a woman. I still use that table today. I made my own seat at the table. I was raised to define my own place, my own information.  

My sacred work is to call women to their information through awakening consciousness." ~ Shiloh Sophia

What kind of 'muse' are you? What kind of wisdom keeper are you? When they remember you years later, what will they say about your work? 

Before we delve more deeply into the details of the invitation, let's consider a few brave women who went before us. May they inspire us to action! Our lives can be legendary if we choose!

Philosopher and Mathematician HYPATIA of ALEXANDRIA, 350-370  

“Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond. “  

-Hypatia of Alexandria the earliest female mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher and said to be a developer of the astrolabe. 


Inventor & Entrepreneur MADAM C.J. WALKER, 1867-1919 

" I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them. I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations....I have built my own factory on my own ground. I want you to understand that your first duty is to humanity. I want others to look at us and see that we care not just about ourselves but about others."

America's first FEMALE self-made millionaire, inventor, manufacturer, patent holder


Poet. Musician. Lover. SAPPHO, 630-570 BCE


“You may forget but let me tell you this: someone in some future time will think of us”  

“There is no place for grief in a house which serves the Muse."

She was called the 10th Muse by Plato


Warrior. Prophet. Medicine Woman LOZEN, c. 1840-1889 Apache

"As the band fled American forces, Lozen inspired women and children, frozen in fear, to cross the surging Rio Grande. She could ride, shoot, and fight like a man, and I think she had more ability in planning military strategy...

To save a mother and child, she used her knife to kill a longhorn, butchering it for the meat. She stole a Mexican cavalry horse for the new mother, escaping through a volley of gunfire. She then stole a vaquero's horse for herself, disappearing before he could give chase. She also acquired a soldier's saddle, rifle, ammunition, blanket and canteen, and even his shirt. Finally, she delivered her charges to the reservation.  


Painter. Mystic. Visionary. HILMA AF KLINT 1862-1944

"The pictures were painted directly through me, without any preliminary drawings, and with great force. I had no idea what the paintings were supposed to depict; nevertheless, I worked swiftly and surely, without changing a single brush stroke." In 1896, with four female artist friends, AF Klint established The Five (de Fem). The group conducted séances every week until 1906, experimenting with free-flowing writing and drawing, and with other spontaneous, unplanned ways of creating which aimed to allow for a more intuitive and direct way of making art. Her paintings were among the first Western abstract art predating the first purely abstract compositions by Kandinsky and she pre-dated the Surrealists by decades.


Teacher. Apostle to Apostles. Saint MARY MAGDALENE, 20 AD 

"What is hidden from you I will proclaim to you." And she began to speak to them these words: "I," she said, "I saw the Lord in a vision, and I said to him, 'Lord, I saw you today in a vision.' He answered and said to me, 'Blessed are you that you did not waver at the sight of me."  

The woman to whom one of the most prominent teachers of the past 2000 years chose to reveal his teachings at a time when women were not allowed to study. She broke taboo after taboo and was framed over and over with misinformation to destroy her validity as a teacher. Her book, the Gospel of Mary Magdalene has essential teachings removed, the hidden pages.


Sculptor. Writer. Publisher. LENORE THOMAS STRAUS, 1909-1988

What ancient knowing lives within these hands?” 

"This is where our story of Intentional Creativity comes in...Lenore was the teacher, mentor and guardian of my own teacher, Sue Hoya Sellars. Lenore was sculpting enormous works in the 1930s, was an independent thinker, fought for justice, and she printed and published her own books. She worked with the Roosevelts to bring forward works dedicated to justice including The Preamble to the Constitution sculpted in stone.” ~ Shiloh Sophia 


We don't have to 'make our mark' because anyone else says we do. But because we have something to say and it is ready to get said in big way.  

Are You Ready?

Will you claim your seat at the table?  

Imagine the legend we can create together… The hidden pages of history are being revealed in our lives…. We have brought and are bringing our teachings to the altar of creation, forming the school and library of the future. 

Do you have a body of work to share? Then open your school at our school in Sonoma Bring your students to our land in Anderson Valley Invite your clients to a private champagne reception in Tiburon.  

Share your wisdom. Call your celebration. Do your thing.  

Gather with wisdom-keepers and creatives to share your curriculum along with a group of strong, brave, wild souls who are sharing their work with the world. 

Is it time to bring your work into the world at a new level and make a commitment to your gifts? You don’t need to do it alone. 

 Women often work best in circles of other women to witness, support, and inspire. Our school is your school.  

Imagine yourself with those who are gathered to hear your teachings… a circle around you of those interested in your message.  

A gathering in September 2019 at Musette Atelier for a painting class called, Rose' and Roses. You can check out our Facebook page here, we only opened about a month ago so we are just getting started. We have an upstairs wine and art bar, seating outside and on the deck and a developing atelier' downstairs.

MUSEA Center - Our Sonoma Facilities:

Space Configuration: As a member, you will have access to our campus. Our Sonoma Campus features 2 rooms, the Classroom and the Greatroom, Chef's Kitchen and two bathrooms, including one with ADA access, a little gift shop, collectively around 3000 square feet. The space feels generous and spacious. 

INSIDE: The Classroom is great for movement, yoga, art, process and can be mostly empty as well as set up with tables and chairs. We have tables and nice red "church" chairs for 30 plus coach space bringing it to 35 very comfortably. We have a capacity for 30 chairs and 6-6 ft. tables in the other room. Past members have used the Classroom for teaching and process and the Greatroom for circle and meditation. When you book the event, you specify your needs but can adjust as needed because you will have direct access to set up materials.

OUTSIDE: There is also a very generous outside space that can also be set up with outside tables and chairs under the redwood trees - however, there is outside road noise so not ideal for quiet activities. We often sing, dance, hug the trees, have a feast and other well-known Northern California rituals :-) We have parking inside the gate and on the road. Most of the time we have 30 people, but we can go up to 50 as needed. Two different teachings can also happen in the different rooms if needed.  

KITCHEN: We have a gorgeous eat-in kitchen with a table for 8, which can serve also as a teacher's lounge, as we do not make this as available to students. There is a coffee and tea station and water set up in the Great Room. For full catering or food related events, there are separate ala carte items you can add as we do have set up for 20+ in dishware. There are lots of other details to share with you, which we will for those who apply, like how many cups and plates, what's included and how it all works. 

The town of Sonoma is less than ten minutes away. The wonderful complex of Cornerstone is literally a two minute drive. There is a deli for sandwiches and salads in walking distance. We can share with you the ways we work with food in the space for lunches. 

There is no lodging at this time, although for those traveling from out of town, we do have a teacher room with a queen bed, and access to a shower. We will provide you and your guests with lodging suggestions.

We have two staff members who live onsite who are part of the collective and have been for several years.  

Should you have any questions, contact shilohsophia@musea.org.

MUSEA Membership: Seat of Muses  

Intentional Creativity Foundation, 5o1c3  

We want to share our land and venues with you. Do you want to join us?  

Consider the dates you would like to reserve MUSEA, either 3 consecutive dates or 3 individual days. We will invite you to share them in your application. If you are unsure and want to explore specific dates later, that's fine too.

Your next step is to apply!

Questions? Contact shilohsophia@musea.org

Who is it for? Women leaders, speakers, teachers, guides ready to book classroom space this fall and in 2020. For those looking for a women's entrepreneurial leadership community. Our focus has been the Bay Area but if you have a following here, or clients who will travel to you and you desire to create your event here, we are open to you.

What is it? Our membership consists of sharing our space with benefits. Classically 'space rental' pricing but with LOTS of benefits to gather with other women on the path and share your gifts. We will have several levels of membership and each level has additional features. We are not putting all the details on this page, if you are truly interested and know you want to book 3 days, then apply. 

What is the space? We have event venues in Sonoma, Tiburon and Anderson Valley. The Sonoma venue on one acre is most suited for large groups for teaching, circle, speaking, so we are focusing on that location for this invitation. 

Our Tiburon Location featured to the right is Musette Atelier.  

Our 20-acre lineage land in Anderson Valley, Terra Sophia is available for outdoor classes and ceremony.

 Tiburon: Musette Atelier


Terra Sophia: Anderson Valley

Are you taking your seat? 

Your next step is to fill out the application so we can learn more about you and your interests. If you are accepted, we will offer you the ideal Membership Level. We have several packages available from 3 days to 13 days and you can make your choice after you are accepted. For now, just apply to let us know. The calendar is filling as we speak, with incredible women with revolutionary teachings. You can join us!

Our ideal teacher leader has an established community and way to communicate with her audience. She already leads groups, has led retreats and knows she is a wisdom-keeper. She feels a call to gather with women peers who are risking at the same level she is. 

Collective Wisdom - Sharing Leadership - You can hang your “shingle’ at our space - Planned Publicity - Conscious Community - Visionary Futures - Prosperos Potentials - Space to Dream and Gather!

Message from MUSEA: Intentional Creativity® Founder, Shiloh Sophia 

Dear One,  

I am calling for something mythic, not just the rental of a space. A council of powerful women peers and colleagues. Hopefully, sisters on the path of transformation will hear this call and join us at MUSEA : Center for Intentional Creativity.  

Travel with me for a moment into my big why. The quantum heart of my call to share our sanctuary of learning with more than just my own students. If you are to engage with us in this project, it is important for you to know who I am, and why you, and your work, are important to me.  

Two of the women quoted on this page, Hypatia and Mary Magdalene are ancestors of the feminine, women who have been maligned, lied about, written out, painted out and whose stories have been changed to suit the prevalent headset of power-over structures. And much of their writing was lost, burned, and intentionally destroyed. Each of you, for me represents, the Hidden Pages of the Feminine - the pages we each are seeking out in our work. The heart of our own content, that which we are here to cause and create. In researching both women for this letter, although I have studied both of them, it was interesting to note that in art, they were often both depicted as naked, and covered in their hair. Hmm. Fascinating. And BOTH women went against the power structures of the time. Likely, you do that in your own way today.  

In the aftermath of Hypatia’s death, the Library of Alexandria (where she was the only woman teaching and the head of the school) was sacked and burned, and the temples were torn down. The wisdom that had been gathered was almost all but lost. It is also interesting how rare it was for women to study at the ‘museum’ or library - it is said that all of her students were male and that they left after she was killed.  

And then there is Mary Magdalene. In the aftermath of Magdalene’s disappearance from her role as apostle to the apostles, the wisdom that Yeshua was hoping to impart, was not in the way he intended: with Magdalene as one of the primary voices. He chose to appear to her first, gave her specific teachings, and in one story, requested she be spoken of wherever the gospel was preached. We all know that does not happen.  

These are just two women representing the loss of the feminine voice at very pivotal times in history. Two thought leaders, embodied as women, whose lives were intentionally hidden. There are multitudes of women’s voices that have been lost and hidden. 

From the Hidden Pages  

I come to you from the sisterhood of the hidden pages. I have spent the past 25 years of my life studying my own hidden pages. I got access, wrote my codex, offered it to thousands, made a living in the process, and now sit upon land that is meant to be shared. My body of work is living, written, taught, shared and now at 49, I am looking at the future. That future includes having space for women and the men they choose, to gather and learn. |  

Each of you has your own hidden pages to discover and reveal. Some of you already know what is held within the sacredness of your own content and are ready to develop a program with that. Some of you have been running your program or school for many years. Some of you are right at the edge, you can see the stardust pouring out of the scroll and are calling yourself to the edge.  

Do you already know, or do you need support forming the shape of your offering?  

What is coming up for you as you read this? Memories, sensations, visions dreams?  

Perhaps we were intended to meet, are we on one another’s red thread?  

Why the Seat of the Muses?  

About the name, Musea, which is a multiple of museum.  

"the university building in Alexandria," from Latin museum "library, study," from Greek mouseion "place of study, library or museum, school of art or poetry," originally "a temple or shrine of the Muses," from Mousa "Muse"  

In ancient times, the word museum normally referred to a religious establishment, a temple for the worship of the muses; Ptolemy’s creation was a figurative temple for the muses, a place for cultivating the arts they symbolized. It was an ancient version of a think-tank: the members, consisting of noted writers, poets, scientists, and scholars. -Lionel Casson  

Our work at Musea is rooted in a philosophy that likely you share, although you might not have called it this specifically - Intentional Creativity. Basically, it means to do what you do with intention and mindfulness. All of our ancestors did it, and much of our world stopped using it with progress and speed and greed - industrialization, mass production, misuse of resources - Intentional Creativity is a call to sanity, and joy. A return to a certain kind of awareness about what we make and how.  

This vision for concept has been with me all of my life. The ‘museum’ element is because we preserve and protect, books, paintings, sculptures and teachings. We are a house of art, for art, and learning. Our 501c3, Intentional Creativity Foundation is designed to serve its members.  

Circle is my first experience of women gathering.

I have been in council since I was a little girl, raised by 4 powerful women entrepreneurs, all artists. The poet and seamstress, the illustrator and painter, the potter and marshall artist, the patternmaker and herbalist. I grew up in their studios and workspaces. Raised in the very energy and reality of entrepreneurship. At 23 I left a corporate job and art school to become my own entrepreneur and I haven’t looked back, creating millions of dollars of revenue by the age of 40 and going strong today with a 7 figure business. I have served tens of thousands of women online and in person, I have self-published 7 books, the first one at 25, that is still in print today, and in 2019 there will be over 300 women teaching the core work of Intentional Creativity.

I have curated physical spaces since the age of 28. Yes, for 28 years I have held temple space dedicated to women’s work. I have represented hundreds of women’s work and been responsible for selling into programs that gross over half a million. We bring over 100k in jobs back into our community, with over 90 percent being women entrepreneurs. In our business model, there are no employees, only women entrepreneurs who choose their own hours, income and what projects they work on. I make this invitation to you as a seasoned entrepreneur who believes in women’s work. Your work is needed now.  

This is our time.  

While I am a landowner I do not come to it as a landlord. I come as the founder of a movement seeking to call other powerful women into circle. The assets, resources and relationships I have built call me towards my dream of being philanthropic. This invitation comes from the heart, and from the deep wisdom that I carry: when women work together, we can create something exponentially more powerful.  

There is an invitation, a choice point before you today. To choose to book your teaching, speaking, creative studio space for 2020. And we have some space available this Fall as well. What is emerging is a model of a circle within a circle: A circle of leaders who are well on the path of developing their curriculum and are ready to take their ‘school’ to the next level. Interested in joining us?

We are requesting an application because it is essential that we gather our peers.  

Go here to see a draft page we are creating of women who have collaborated with me, both at MUSEA and online  

I hope you will consider joining us for this great adventure!! We all wear a lot of hats, here are some of mine!  

With great heart and a red thread, and laughter on my lips....  

Shiloh Sophia  

MUSEA Campus : Sonoma California

A centrally located venue ideal for classroom work, teaching, group events, private clients and gatherings. Surrounded by 17 redwood trees, vineyards and close to downtown Sonoma.  

Our center is a museum, school and guild focused in the philosophy of Intentional Creativity. We offer both free and paid educational opportunities. As well as free monthly support and creativity calls, and a free online community of over 6,000 women worldwide.  

Our Co-Founder Shiloh Sophia McCloud has been working in the arts and education field since 1994. She teamed up with her partner in business and in life, Jonathan McCloud to combine online education, as well as travel and cuisine to the collection of offerings. Together the two founded Mothership Inc. in 2016 and the Intentional Creativity Foundation in 2017, a 501c3. MUSEA is the over-arching brand for their collective projects and communities.  

Shiloh & Jonathan, Italy 2018


Interested in attending an upcoming event? Our School of Intentional Creativity reaches up to 15,000 people globally every month, with both free and paid offerings, on location and online. We invite you to explore self-expression through Intentional Creativity.

Learn about upcoming Classes, Trainings & Offerings

We desire to create a Circle of women who will support and empower each other. While this is a work in progress (hence, we desire leaders), the intention is to have the ability to share with each other and our audiences, as appropriate, what is happening at MUSEA Sonoma. To gather together to discuss how we can grow even more. To experience being in a community rather than alone, where we have to do everything ourselves.  

This requires your willingness to see the Circle as valuable beyond “space rental” and hold the energy of connection and collaboration, abundance, prosperity and gratitude. We ask you: What is your dream for this kind of circle of women leaders? We would like to hear your heart’s longing! When you imagine the power and beauty of women supporting one another in council, what do you see?  

If this sounds as wonderful to you as it does to us, please apply. We look forward to empowering you as you develop yourself and your School. 

Questions? Contact shilohsophia@musea.org

Remember, you will have the opportunity to share specific dates you would like to book if you know them. We will do our best to accommodate you!


About Shiloh Sophia:

Shiloh Sophia lives life as a great adventure! A renaissance woman who communicates her philosophy through paintings, poetry, teachings and entrepreneurship. For 25 years she has dedicated her soul work to the study and practice of creativity as a path of healing which provides access to consciousness. As a curator and gallery owner, she has represented her own work, as well as hundreds of women artists. By the age of 40 she achieved incredible success through being in the top ten percent of sales for contemporary artists in the U.S. Her prolific intuitive painting process led to a desire to teach and provided the foundation for the groundbreaking work on how Intentional Creativity® can give voice to the soul. Her method of ‘creating with mindfulness’ has reached tens of thousands of students who have gained insight into the hidden self.  

Her work is taught widely, at Universities in MA and Phd programs, the United Nations CSW, and by hundreds of Certified Teachers and Coaches. At the core of her work is a belief that the right to self-express is one of the most basic human rights – “We have a right to know how to access what we think, feel, believe and to express it in our lives”. Her life path is a spiritual practice, and an offering that was awakened with the feminine Divine. Her research dives into the exploration of the right/left brain connection with the heart and re-inventing personal archetypes as gateways to liberation. "When we find freedom from the trauma of our stories, we can invent our own legends, and do the sacred work of organizing our consciousness.”  

She is the creator of seven books, as well as a community leader. Having been trained by her mother Caron McCloud the poet, and Sue Hoya Sellars the artist, she brought her gifts of language and image into form through founding the Intentional Creativity® Guild, Cosmic Cowgirls®, Power Creatives TV and Color of Woman®. She lives in Marin California, and co-founded a Studio and Museum, MUSEA, with her husband Jonathan which provides education both in house and online, reaching over 25k subscribers a month. She can be found most days having tea with her muses discussing quantum physics and celebrating revelations of the heart.  

Paintings, Poetry and Philosophy: www.shilohsophia.com Workshops and Community: www.schoolofintentionalcreativity.org Intentional Creativity Movement: www.intentionalcreativityfoundation.org


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