Shares from Graduates = Hot off the Press!
HOT off the press!! Color of Woman Graduate and Teacher, Amber Bonnici, did a Facebook live in the Red Thread Cafe Classroom this week. Here are some AMAZING shares from past Graduates in response to the FB live video about what called them to the Training, how it has impacted their lives and how they are USING IC to serve and receive abundance for their sacred work.
I graduated from the Color of Woman training in 2013 and once I found it I felt like I had found my home – my tribe! That I had never found before, and maybe even didn’t realize I needed to find.
This training has been life changing for me in so many ways…. Just months after graduating I won a “President’s Trip” from my corporate job to New Zealand and ended up teaching two sold out classes in Christchurch, New Zealand with another Intentional Creativity teacher who lives in Australia.
From there it’s been a beautiful journey, I left my corporate job that didn’t fit and was making me ill (well before retirement time, not necessarily recommended but I knew I could make this my full time path) and became a full time teacher in Jan. 2015, less than two years later. Since then I do what I love to make my way in this world and round out my offerings with Intentional Creativity Workshops, Painting Parties with a Purpose, Essential Oil Classes, Wedding & Life Celebration Officiating and recently Color Analysis based on hue, value and chroma of my client’s eye, skin and hair color – a mix of art and science. Kerry Lee is a transformational catalyst in community. ~ Kerry Lee, kerryleeart.com
The Color of Woman Training changed the direction of my life. I graduated in 2013 & have since taught up to 100 workshops for young girls & women in my local community, nationally & internationally with ongoing retreats in Greece & Bali. I have also plunged into my ultimate dream of pursuing a career as a professional contemporary Australian artist. COW taught me to take what lives in inside, outside. Forever grateful. Say YES!
~ Jassy Watson, earthcirclestudios.com (Jassy will be leading a Color of Woman training this year in Australia).
Color of Woman is so powerful and stretches you! I am a graduate of the class of 2015, and it was an incredible experience. Our IC community is amazing, and wonderfully supportive. I’m an “only child,” and have sought SiStars of choice all my adult life; I’ve found so many, connected by the Red Thread!
Are you “Shakin’ in your Boots??” Maybe it’s time to apply!!
I’m also happy to chat with anyone considering applying for 2018! I’ve served as support for both 2016 & 2017 classes, and am so impressed with the SiStarhood. I live, offer coaching, teach IC and hold monthly Red Thread Circles in Oregon’s Willamette valley.
~ Nadya King, http://ladyharper.com/
I graduated from Color of Woman in 2015 and I started teaching the month the training started. I was able to pay for the training with the classes I taught during that year. It all started when I painted my Legend. Her main message while I was painting was “keep showing up, keep showing up, I will show you how, just show up in front of me”. I listened and I keep listening. COW is deeply transformational. It woke me up to the courage to step out and share my gifts of comfort, peace, compassion, empowerment, and inspiration. It strengthened me to do things I wasn’t comfortable with. Now, I have my private practice in Traverse City, MI. I never thought I’d teach in English being french Canadian… I thought I wasn’t good enough in English to teach. COW made me open enough to listen what other people would tell me… that my accent was charming. So I decided to embrace my charm ;)and teach anyways. I found out that, when I show up no matter what, it inspires women to step out of their comfort zone and show up also. In March of this year I moved to my own studio where I teach classes and privately coach my beloveds. One of them even did the Color of Woman training and graduated this year. She had many breakthroughs during our time together that led her to that decision. She totally stepped out of her comfort zone and showed up. I don’t know how many times women had breakthroughs during a workshop that kept rippling for many weeks and months after. Just last week, another client called me to celebrate two experiences she had where she was able to show up as her authentic self because of our work together. Witnessing women breathe again, remember who they are and step into their power is extremely rewarding and I thank Shiloh Sophia for having showed up to share this powerful work!
~ Evelyne Verret, http://www.coachevelyne.com/
Color of Woman positively changed my life. I graduated in 2014 and totally reinvigorated my self-expression and creativity, released deep grief, made very special connections and lifelong friendships, learned to live a bigger creative and intentional life, discovered my voice and a method to bundle with other healing arts modalities for teaching and supporting the betterment of humankind (yes, it’s that powerful)! Thank you Shiloh, I’m happy to share more, please feel free to connect with me.
~ Jennifer Bowers, https://jenniferbowers.com/
I’m a 2016 graduate of Color of Woman and it has been absolutely life changing!!! I know that sounds dramatic but it’s true. The creative processes that are taught within the program now inform each and every aspect of my life and I’m not sure how I managed pre-Color of Woman.
I remember initially being concerned about the cost and then once I was in the program and realized how full it was and that it was worth every single penny! I loved the Color of Woman training and the beautiful community and support which has developed from it. If you’re considering it just go for it…take the leap and know that it will change your life too.
~ Jackie Deblasio, http://jackiedeblasio.com/
I am a COW 2014 graduate and it totally changed my life! I met amazing women…and new best friends. I absolutely loved Shiloh’s brilliant teachings and Mary McDonald’s (StellaMac’s) biz wisdom! I now use Intentional Creativity to teach Healing the Healer workshops to social workers to support them to heal secondary traumatic stress and rejuvenate. (And to explore play with creative expression!).
I’ve taught 100s of social workers and youth in the foster system. I work with three Regional Academies in California and UCDavis, teaching groups from 10 to 100+ people! I just brought IC to Soul Camp as well. COW is a powerful, transformative course and method. I highly recommend it!!!!! If you are curious and want to see how I’ve used the method in work and life you can check out my website. Sending you oodles of love!!!!
~ Rachel Bavis, www.rachelbavis.com.
Hey there everyone! I’m a 2016 graduate and it’s been an amazing transformative process for me as I continue on my entrepreneurial path after escaping the corporate world in 2013. I’m incorporating the intentional creativity approach into my experiential learning with horses workshops in France and it’s a beautiful and powerful addition that participants love to discover. I’m more alive and connected than I’ve been since my childhood. ~ Lorraine Tilbury, https://premium.lorrainetilbury.com/
I’ve often likened Color of Woman to a college for women. The Intentional Creativity certification one can gain from going through the program is as rigorous and thoughtful as any other advanced degree. I feel qualified to make this comparison, as I was a doctoral candidate in a PhD program for Cognitive Psychology.
The Color of Woman course work is so thoughtfully and lovingly organized so as to lead you on a journey into understanding your soul work. I believe this to be a life long missive, but Color of Woman can serve as your launching pad, and also help you work through or out of patterns that are not serving you or your loved ones.
I strongly believe in the work that is done here, and have witnessed first hand other’s transformations as a reader for women who participated in the current class. If anyone has additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or the Color of Woman graduate you feel you resonate with most. I think I can state unanimously that we all feel called to serve, maybe in different ways, but helping you on your path to being you as you can be.
~ JP Kim, https://www.theworldofjpkim.com/
My first encounter with Shiloh Sophia was through her paintings online about 10 years ago. I was drawn to the feminine power and emotion they reveal, and followed her work, eventually participating in an online class with her on Mary Magdalene. it was a method of painting I had never experienced, both intuitive and expressive, more about the process than the finished piece. In 2015, I applied to Color of Woman and was accepted into this training, which has become both a pivotal movement in my iife as well as one of the most important developments in my education and career. I found a community of women dedicated to healing, learning, teaching, coaching, and witnessing the message of Intentional Creativity in the world, an international group of intelligent, creative, educated and devoted facilitators with a mission to change the way things work in the world. Through workshops, classes, circles, and activism, I believe we are making a difference in healing old stories, revealing deep truths, and transforming lives into passion and purpose. I use these methods of journaling and painting to move through my own fears, emotions, and struggles as well as teaching others how to dive deeply into their own dark and tangled places. The red thread connections I make weave a rich and wonderful tapestry that is the wonder of the life I have travelled since that auspicious discovery a decade ago. I highly encourage anyone who wants to delve into a colorful quest into the cosmic stardust to consider this training as a portal of transformation.
~ Hobby Parent, www.hobbyparent.com
I met Shiloh in Dec. 2013 and my life has never been the same. I joined the Red Madonna year long circle in 2014 and was accepted into the 2015 COW class, which I completed as a Intentional Creativity coach and Color of Woman Teacher. The experience has been life changing to say the least. I have transformed many “old stories” into the authentic Truth and can now say I am an artist, teacher, mentor, sister and someone who is learning what I am here to cause and create in the world. I now have my own art paintings up in a business called Sacred Money Studio and Prosperity Pie shop (since April 2106), where I also sell prints and cards as well as my original paintings. This has brought me into contact with many people I would not have otherwise met and who tell me how the images speak to their hearts and souls. This body of work that Shiloh offers us, does just that…connects us to something deeper within ourselves and gives us a vehicle to do transformative healing and empowerment. I have co-lead workshops with other COW teachers and assisted at their workshops as well…and continue to offer classes and one on one mentoring…I love witnessing my Beloveds discover a deeper truth and a reconnection to heir own creative soul. I am continuing to work on own my webpage (gypsyheartstudio.com) and grow my business skills, as well as spend time in my studio being with my Muse… I am so so grateful to Shiloh, Mary McDonald, Jonathan, Sarah, Jennifer, Carman, Amber and all the teachers and friends and sisterhood that I am now connected to. This work is so profound, transforming and so needed in the world right now……I know my soul assignment is serving the Divine and showing up to share my hope and Light in the world for others…… I know today that I am “good enough” and the world needs what we have to offer…..thank you, thank you. ~ Olivia Oso
I am a COW 2012 Graduate. This program is life changing, the expanded experience of self discovery and ongoing community is one that is ever deepening. Thru the years after the coursework, I continue to engage with our Circle as well as developing my steady painting practice, selling my art and engaging in one on one mentoring. Intentional Creativity empowers the evolution of my work and original voice in the world.
I graduated from Color of Woman school in 2013 and have never looked back. The journey was life-changing. I’ve done a lot of personal work for many years. It all came together for me during my CoW training as I had the opportunity to actively heal so much and discover so much more. Today, as a life coach and licensed spiritual counselor, I use Intentional Creativity in everything I do.
I created the Lotus Wisdom process in 2014 and taught it for the first time at graduation in 2014. Now called Transform Wounds into Wisdom, this process provides an opportunity for students to experience healing in real time as we bring our wounds to the page and find the wisdom that they hold.
That led to the creation of the LOTUS mindfulness practice which is at the heart of my coaching business. (free ebook on my website at www.tinagreenewisdom.com). LOTUS is an acronym that captures the process of finding, listening and honoring our own unique voice – our own inner wisdom – which is my own MUSE.
Of equal importance to me is the incredible tribe that CoW brought me into. Heart-centered, compassionate, talented, crazy wonderful women who own their own wisdom and offer so much of themselves to their Beloveds. I knew that this was MY tribe from the very first time I stepped into Cosmic Cowgirls in Healdsburg. Now I serve in a leadership position that allows me to support others and our larger community.
Color of Woman changed my life. I am eternally grateful for all it gave me.
~Tina Greene, http://tinagreenewisdom.com
Shares from Color of Woman 2017 Graduates
As The Color of Woman training ends, a way that I thought I may let myself be in 20 years is emerging now. If you know there are parts of you that want to come out and you are scared of what might happen, do the Color of Woman training, the container will midwife you and your deepest desires.
~ Sofie Pirkle, www.badassbodywork.com
Before Color of Woman I was lost—I felt like a soldier without a mission, with seemingly no purpose. No, I had Purpose, but I didn’t know what to do next to move it forward. Two years of waiting and I still hadn’t found clarity on my Next Move. I finally just ASKED what I was to do and got the Answer, “Sign up for Color of Woman!” Cardinal feathers floated down out of the sky at that moment! I was lost, but now I’m found. Amazing Grace.
~ Kathy Smith, www.goddesseyesstudio.com
Muse by Kathy Smith
What an incredible experience, one filled with such richness on so many levels. By far the best thing I have ever invested in, in my life. You are one incredible teacher and I am deeply grateful for your courage and bravery to create this life changing quest for women worldwide. I am so deeply honoured to be standing here in this circle of amazing women who dared to travel this journey alongside me this past year. Congratulations to each and every one of them. ~ Diane Merpaw, www.dianemerpaw.com
Taliswoman, Anna, The Weaver of Feminine Arts by Diane Merpaw
I just finished a 9 month dive into myself – a Vision Quest really – using color, story and dance (and lots of tears, self doubt and all out tantrums). I am proud to announce that I am now a Certified Intentional Creativity Teacher. I joyously join a long lineage of amazing women who teach and heal using creativity as our chosen method to heal the self, community, and the world. I know there are many ways to do this good healing work, but to do it with paint and creativity is pretty mind blowing!
Intentional Creativity is a way to heal and transform ourselves and old stories using creativity. We intentionally go within and mine for gold and release that which no longer serves us. I personally have let go of some long held beliefs and stories that have held me back for years.
I believed I was broken inside, because of abuse that happened when I was a child. I have carried that with me all my life. I called it that “yucky” feeling that was always with me. The one that would awaken me in the middle of the night and fill me with shame and fear. The one that held me back from flying like I knew I could fly.
Using Intentional Creativity, I intentionally went inside, looked at the old fear and painted it onto the canvas in front of me. I pulled that old story and belief from my cells, my bones. I painted it onto the canvas. I literally painted that crap out of my body! I transformed it on the canvas! I made space in my body for a new story to emerge! I changed my story!
In gratitude to a beautiful lineage of teachers.
Shiloh Sophia – Color of Woman Intentional Creativity Teacher Training
~ Terre Busse, http://www.cerridwynstudio.com/
Muse by Terre Busse
My creativity on all levels is heightened. My sense of spirituality is easily accessed and expressed where it wasn’t before. Confidence in my abilities has grown, no fear to try or speak out to change an injustice.
~ Michaelanne Gephardt
Legend, Nali, Guardian of Nature’s Heart by Michaelanne Gephardt
Be courageous and do it! This was one of the most interesting internal journeys I ever did. I learned a lot about and made friends with myself. I am more confident in my painting. I use intentional creativity to problem solve and to ask questions. I became more connected to myself and my life and more interested in both. And I now have contact with my internal guidance system which might easily be the most important outcome of the program. ~ Corrina Jaeger
Legend by Corrina Jaeger
I am deeply grateful for being seen by you and invited to meaningful intentional co-creation. Your curious, kind eyes, are the eyes of the universe that recognizes her lost children and brings them home to unity with themselves. The nurturing space you create is a powerful field emanating your heart energy into the world.
I am a way shower. I am a medicine woman. I am a teacher of intentional creativity. My palette is in front of me and has been revealed for some years. From Shiloh’s hands I received a magic wand that I can and want to use to share with you. Use it as a walking stick, as a lightning rod, or as a mystics brush. It will open the doors into the multi verse of being and becoming for you and your children. ~ Svetlana Pritzker, IC Teacher
The Artist – Joyful Spirit
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart all the way through to the portals open to my soul, I have grown, I have blossomed, I have fallen in love, I have used my hands to create, uncover, discover the breadth of beauty available to me! ~ Cassie Bull
Fantastic!!…..we now have work to do, as Shiloh says. ~ Lori Skoumal Reeves
The Color of Woman training is unlike any other, it is part Mystery School, part art college, part adventure. If you’re looking for a quest to discover who you really are then this is it! ~ Star Rhiannon
Thank you to everyone on the team who help to make this happen. Many, many thanks to Shiloh for her generosity in sharing this most amazing work. ~ Donna Papenhausen
Simply a huge thank you to Shiloh and all of the team, it has been the best experience and I wish it could have gone on longer, I loved every bit of it even the deep excavating parts! Thank you! ~ Jacky Fowler
Deep gratitude for a life-changing training. So much gratitude to Shiloh, Jonathan, Stella Mac, Jenafer, Sarah. A brilliant program both in the cosmos and this world. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Love to all of you. So glad I can stay connected and continue in the Guild! ~ Karen Maunder
I highly recommend Color of Woman Teacher Training to any woman looking to dive deep into her own processes and develop a way to bring all her varied ways of helping others together in a symbiotic way. This training will forever change you as you grow, awaken, and expand into who you are. ~ Debra Lynn Hanes
My Color of Woman training added new life to my existing creativity. I felt as if I had lost my passion for painting until I began to answer the questions posed in Legend. How did I want my children and grandchildren to respond if asked about me? That one thought propelled me towards doing the work, showing up daily, continuing to learn, getting it done, getting back in the game when I wanted to quit, to take each day, each painting as it came. Then to share the absolute Joy I felt with each painting completed…..each task done. Being able to say “I did this!” ~ Phyllis Taylor
What can I say…I learnt to paint in a totally different yet familiar way and as the Muse spoke louder on this journey, so did other changes take place within me. The greatest gift of having gone through Color of Woman is that I found my tribe and I found the process and structure to share this healing work with others. Shiloh is nothing other than what she presents, real and loving. (be prepared for tears and laughter). ~ Gisela Pineiro
If you are ready to do soul work and are committed to yourself, this is the program for you! It’s a remarkable and unique container to do deep work and catalyze bringing forth your vision and content in the world. It also provides 360 support in learning to teach and logistics and curriculum, and business development. ~ Jen Thompson
When I came across Shiloh’s Color of Woman training I was searching for my Soul work. I discovered that along with so many other gifts. I felt lovingly held and guided by Shiloh and the rest of the Color of Woman staff, in a journey of heartful and soulful content, deep connection and Divine purpose. It was transforming for me in so many ways: I recovered and discovered more of my authentic inner voice and am inspired to share it and I feel more grounded in myself as my 1# authority and creator of my life. I gained confidence in teaching, found my wonderful creative tribe, and received so many beautiful tools to share with others. The creator/artist in you will be so grateful that you said yes to this adventure! ~ Lori Dobberstein
You will not regret making this commitment to yourself! The Transformation and Inspiration will blow your mind! This was the single greatest gift to my creative self I could have ever received! ~ Juniper Mainelis
Color of Woman has been a life changing experience for me as an artist and healer. The information, business coaching and painting the 13 steps has helped me to integrate all of my gifts as a healer and an artist into a form that I can share with women and help them to heal trauma. I have grown as a painter, because of the 13 step method. I love it! I love how it is so specific in method and how easy it is to share this with others. Shiloh and the other teachers are excellent in providing information and supporting you through the process. Color of Woman is a powerful, creative and spiritual journey. ~ Mari Dreamwalker
Before deciding to register for the Color of Woman program, I had been living a life of seeking something that I could feel deep within in my bones, but could not name. I tried to find it in my relationships, in my career, in food, and in piles of self-help books after the aforementioned left me depleted. Although I came out wiser about how my patterns and habits had been playing out in my life, and how I could live more from the heart and soul, I was still left searching. Then, in March 2013, my husband was diagnosed with cancer and I was flooded with an urgency to find the “thing” I had been feeling all the years before. I was lead, for 3 years, down a path of healing my relationship with God, reclaiming my feminine power, reconnecting to my calling as a healer, and then finally landing in the arms of Shiloh and the Color of Woman program. I knew immediately that this was it, this is what my soul had been longing for. The COW program is utterly life changing. I am no longer seeking. I am beginning to live in a truly empowered, grateful, creative, awakened, self-loving way. Now, more than ever, I know and claim my worthiness as a woman in the world. Never before was I able to say, with truthfulness, that I love myself. Never before have I been able to see the gifts my pain and heartbreak have given me, until now. This program has been both a re-birthing and a homecoming. If I were to describe it in one word, it would without a doubt be: metamorphosis! ~ Caroline Miskenack