Gather in Person!

"It was truly a gift, magical and amazing to be at MUSEA with my classmates and Shiloh Sophia. To have the honor of being with and experiencing the paintings from her lineage was so deep and rich. I felt so filled up and supported by the way the days unfolded and then the support to create our own ritual. The thoughtful planning with time for taking a variety of photos for our marketing and websites and how to support us in our future work was really great." ~ Aimee Tomczak, 2022 Color of Woman Graduate


November 2023

StarSong .:=:. Soul, Sun & Sound

February 2024
LunaMateria .:=:. Intuition, Matter & Moon

May 2024
PetraGlyph .:=:. Gnosis, Stone & Star 

August 2024  
AquaTerra .:=:. Wellness, Water & Earth

You arrive the evening before.
Doors open 9 am on the first day.
Are open at 10am the other days.
We complete at 2pm on the last day.

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) half way 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 experiences will not be Livestreamed and will have specific content that can only take place in a natural environment.

As you can see from the Wheel of the Year, the gatherings fall on the SAME day as the virtual Cura Ceremony Gatherings. You should plan to arrive the evening before on the last day of the month in order to be ready for the virtual ceremony the next day.

We have lodging for up to ten people at Musea, lovingly called the Mermaid Room. Here are a couple of photos of the space.

Mermaid Dorm

Mermaid Dorm

"Follow the calling to go! It was nourishment for the soul and well worth the effort to make it happen. The Rites of Passage ceremony and crossing the threshold has really helped me to step into being a teacher of Intentional Creativity and embodying that dream coming to fruition." ~ Mia Walters, 2022 Color of Woman Graduate

SONOMA RETREATS; Ceremonies, Feasts, Rituals, Nature, Creativity and Circle with Initiated Community

Ceremonial Retreats for Curating A Sense of Place Through Our Relationship with Care for Creation

Curate Shiloh Sophia and Jonathan McCloud offer four in-person gatherings per year at the MUSEA Center for Intentional Creativity - our campus, ranch, classrooms, kitchen and art studio located in Sonoma California.

The Origins Training can be taken completely online, yet we highly encourage you to attend our retreats in person at MUSEA Campus. To meet Curate Shiloh Sophia, experience the land and connect with fellow Intentional Creativity community members. Two of the trainings take place during the 6 month Origins journey and the others happen afterward and are a continuation of the Origins journey. These will not be livestreamed or recorded because they must take place in nature and in person.

The following are the dates for what we call "The Cura Council Gatherings" hosted by Jonathan and Shiloh Sophia McCloud. These are able to be attended by our current cohort and any Intentional Creativity Initiate (graduates). The Cura Council is MUSEA's 500 year plan. Training community members in Ceremony and to provide virtual ceremonies with the dates on our 500 year plan based off the wheel of the year.

They form an entire curriculum that can be taken independently or together with any of our Certification programming.

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

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

This training was and still is the best thing I have ever done! ~ Jassy Watson


Soulscape Painting™ Tree Woman Workshop Guided by Jassy Watson with Shiloh Sophia : October 2019 : MUSEA Sonoma