Moon’s Nest @ Kindle Cascadia 2019
Invitation & Call
The Moon’s Nest School of Magic, Mischief, & Mystery is pleased to be partnered again this year with Kindle Cascadia fer the 2019 Winter Solstice Skill Share Gathering and Ritual
After taking the year off last year, we are so excited to be back with these dear friends this year. We invite you to join us this Winter Solstice Tide fer a magical 6 days of crafting, learning, ritualizing, playing, preparing our hearts fer the longest, darkest night of the year, and welcoming in the Winter season.
We’ll get cozy in the lodge around the wood stove, delve into our magical shape shifting selves with an abundance of winter time forest play, make the village rounds, learn new skills and crafts, make gifts fer our beloveds, brave the darkest night of the year with nuthin’ but our handcrafted lanterns, and enjoy an abundance of yummy, gooey, Hearth Arts sessions in the Aprovecho Kitchen Studio.
So please do join us again this year as we continue the work of forming meaningful memories, relationships, and traditions that will inspire us throughout the year and bring us back to each other in the next. We are so very inspired to continue this work with all of you, and to cultivate magical experiences for the children of the Kindle Cascadia community and their families.We do hope that you will join us this year as we cast our circle of connecting, playing, and learning together!
✨🕯xoxo. Miz Flow 🕯✨
More to come soon. Full teaching crew, programming, and schedule
currently being developed. Look for these details to be released in the next few weeks.
The Moon’s Nest is a gender neutral, wild and witchy play community based in Portland, Or. We of er high quality, nature based, and magically infused early childhood development programing for queer families and their allies. Additionally, we of er kids programming fer a wide range of Pacific Northwest gatherings, convergences, camps, and conferences.
We are guided by Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, Anti~Bias, Coyote Mentoring, and unschooling principles. Our magical practice is rooted in the Reclaiming and Faery Traditions, and influenced by many great teachers and ancestors of path.
Moon’s Nest Winter Solstice Teaching Team & Offerings
Offerings will be added as the schedule develops.
Flow WithWater ~ Children’s Program Facilitator
Flow WithWater is founder, guest teacher, and administrator of The
Moon’s Nest Playschool and the Moon’s Nest School of Magic Mischief,
She graduated as a first generation student from Portland State
University as a highly distinguished McNair Scholar whose research
focused on the transmission of epigenetic trauma, early childhood
neurobiology, and the biopsychosocial impact of institutionalized
systems of oppression. Her current research is in trauma mitigation
and best practices for cultivating resilience to trauma in early
She’s been a practicing Witch in the Reclaiming Tradition with a focus
in the hearth arts and practical magic for over a dozen years. She is
based out of the Okanagan Valley, where she spends her time
practicing a wide variety of ancestral skills including land stewardship,
hide tanning, and wild food gathering. She lives with the “old-time bug”,
enjoys slow mornings playing around on her banjo, and is a long time
student of old time traditional square dance culture and community.
She wakes each day with an intention to find holiness in the mundane
and reverence for the sacred simplicity of bird song.
Follow her on Instagram and Facebook to keep up with her practices n’
Kaan Oral ~ Moon’s Nest Guest Teacher
Kaan is a Retired Fish Biologist, Wilderness instructor, Magician,
Wizard, Balloon twister, Land Tender, and Crafter. He has been
studying primitive survival skills since 2002. A student of Tom Brown’s
Tracker School, Kaan learned that survival depends not on fighting
nature, but on surrendering to it, bringing awareness to what is around
and inside you.
He has worked at the Tracks and Trails summer camp in Duval
Washington for a couple weeks every summer teaching wilderness
skills and awareness for ages 2-12. He spent a year living in the woods
in a shelter he built, eating almost entirely food he gathered and
harvested, using supplies found and made from the land. He is adept at
shelters, bow drill fires, weaving baskets, spinning fibers, tanning hides,
and weaving on a backstrap loom. He is also a nationally registered
EMT-Basic and Wilderness First Responder.
He can additionally be found teaching ancestral skills workshops at
local Granges and Ancestral Skills Gatherings Spring through Summer.
And did ya know? You can book his Mountain Man Magic show fer yer
kiddos birthing day celebrations n more.
Check out his website fer all the info.
Natalia Robinson ~ Moon’s Nest Guest Teacher
Natalia Robinson is obsessed with all things naturally made by hand. As
a graduate of the Evergreen State College, she created her own major in
fiber arts and early childhood education. She studied fiber arts in New
Zealand, Guatemala, Mexico, and in the PNW. This includes felting,
weaving, natural dyeing, spinning, and sewing. She now teaches
extensively to children in public and private schools. In addition, she
runs kids camps and does adult fiber arts enrichment in her
community. She has co-organized kids camps for Saskatoon Circle and
Sharpening Stone over the years. Every day is a good day to make art
and play! Learn more at feralfelt.com