Earth Wisdom Circles

Earth Wisdom Circles

WCome and celebrate the turning of the seasons with ritual, feasting and community! Get in touch with seasonal cycles and reclaim your intuitive, creative & ancestral wisdom…

When we honor nature’s cycles, we can better understand our own cyclical energies. We can better dance the balance between light and dark, giving and receiving, yang and yin in our lives. We also begin to cultivate a deeper relationship with the land we walk on and the beings that surround us. 

Earth Wisdom Circles are truly a deeply nourishing self-care experience. Held since 2014 in Toronto, these circles follow the Pagan Wheel of the Year. They are inspired by my years of Earth-based practice and training from various spiritual teachers, artists, healers and my path of reclaiming my ancestral wisdom. 

We explore 4 main stages of the creation cycle that is reflected in nature- birth, life, death and rebirth: The Maiden/Trailblazer, Mother/Nurturer, Enchantress/Magician and Crone/The Wise One that reside within us. Through guided meditation journeys, art making and ritual, we co-create a space where our creative, intuitive self can come alive.  

We embrace a diversity of experience, genders, backgrounds and identity, all are welcome who resonate with the teachings and descriptions. The intention of the space is to reflect and connect deeply with our inner self and notice how we are connected to the cycles of nature and each other. These gatherings help to ground us in self-awareness on our journey of healing and transformation. 

“Serena’s kind and warm nature makes everyone feel welcome and included. She creates a magical environment and has the ability to help you reconnect with the person you truly want to be. She’s very knowledgeable and intuitive. I am very grateful to have met her and for having someone like Serena in my community doing what I believe is important work.”- Nancy L. 

Fall Equinox Circle: Season of the Witch

"You've always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself" -Glinda the Witch- Wizard of Oz This time of year heralds transition and change, as we begin our descent inwards and downwards, into our deepest heart and soul truth, asking us to shed skins that no longer serve us, and awaken our inner flame of power that will embolden us to live in alignment with who we really are and...

First Harvest Circle: The Cauldron of Creativity

 "Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen." -Robert Bresson  At this time of year, we celebrate the pagan holiday known as Lammas/Lughnasadh/Gwyl Awst, originating in the UK in honour of the first harvesting of wheat. The Earth Mother is expressing her abundance through her ripening grains, as well as vegetables, fruits and herbal medicines- signaling a time of plenty,...

Summer Solstice Circle: Celebrating the Earth Mother

Celebrating the Earth Mother- In-person, outdoor gathering in Toronto "Earth Mother, you who are called by a thousand names. May all remember we are cells in your body and dance together."-Starhawk Join us Friday, June 25th from 7-10pm The Earth is blossoming with life, and the Sun bathes us in its empowering rays as we reach the peak of solar energy this year. Traditionally, the Summer Solstice...

Beltane Circle- Embodied Pleasure & Self-Care

"The body is the womb of the soul- a begging bowl for spirit"- Gabrielle Roth Join us Friday, April 30th 2020 from 7-9:15pm for a virtual circle on Zoom (see registration details below).  Beltane is traditionally a Celtic celebration of fertility and union blessing the land and each other with the promise of new life. It is a time to celebrate and nourish our body, ground into our senses and...

Spring Equinox Circle: Moving Forward

"Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone."- Billy Cox  The sun is gaining strength as we celebrate this point of balance between light and dark, our inner and outer world. Like the Fall Equinox, this is a point of clarity in the year where we can make decisions based on a balance between heart and mind, inner needs and external...

Imbolc: Awakening to New Life

"What you seek is seeking you"  -Rumi   This circle is about awakening to new potentials, desires and dreams forming within us. We honor this time by clearing away psychic debris and opening a pathway between our desires and their manifestation.  Following the darkness and surrender of Winter Solstice, we now are able to access a bit more clarity and can start feeling new ideas, desires and...

Winter Solstice: Rest, Reflect & Dream

"Only in the darkness can you see the stars."- Martin Luther King Jr.    The longest night is upon us. Winter Solstice is a time to honor the darkness as Source and Void, the Great Cauldron of Rebirth. It is at this time that we honor the Crone archetype and the Wise One within. We also honor our elders, teachers and mentors- those who have passed on their wisdom of experience. Our teachers may...

Samhain Virtual Circle: Healing our Lineage

"Walking, I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly, all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands"- Linda Hogan Join us Friday, October 30th 2020 from 7-9pm as we seek ancestral wisdom for healing our lineage. Samhain is an ancient Celtic festival that honours the dead. It is traditionally a time where the veil between this...

Fall Equinox Circle- Season of the Witch

*This circle is now full. If you wish to be put on a cancellation list, email me: Serena.L.Oakley@gmail.com. Our next circle will take place Friday, October 30th for Samhain. Blessings, xo.  "For if that which you seek you find not within yourself, you will never find it without." -Doreen Valiente, Charge of the Goddess We have made it to the last few months of a very challenging year, and it...

For the Love of Lammas

Print by Tiana www.tianaarts.com Lammas (meaning ‘loaf-mass’) is the early-August celebration of the Harvest, here at what feels like the most tangible beginning of the end of our growth season. The sun's power is waning. We have gleaned awareness from the recent weeks on what has bloomed and what has not. Lammas brings a wise, discerning awareness of what is thriving, what isn’t and the need to...

If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.”

-rainer maria rilke