WISDOM CIRCLES VISION
We envision Wisdom Circles as creative safe spaces to gather, learn, and share- utilizing creative arts for healing, solution-making and building socio-economic opportunities together.
ABOUT OUR SERVICES
We are a community arts organization and social business providing healing-centered creative programs to support personal and collective well being.
WISDOM CIRCLES CREATIVITY COACHING
Our creativity coaching was born from a desire to support people in pursuing their creative dreams and moving deeper into vital creative relationships with self, community, and nature.
WISDOM CIRCLES WORKSHOPS & COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
Our Art Remedy Workshops & Community Programs weave together creative healing tools from modalities of Eco-Art Therapy, Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching, Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy, Craftmaking and Meditation for personal and community healing.
WISDOM CIRCLES' VISION & VALUES
We envision Wisdom Circles as part of a socio-economic infrastructure that offers educational tools for healing, intergenerational learning & teaching opportunities, and connections to resources. Our ultimate goal is to help create a thriving Aloha ʻĀina community that inspires the discovery of creative solutions in order to improve our quality of life with respect to the earth and each other.
Continual integration of Indigenous foundational teachings
Holistic tools that address mental, emotional, and spiritual well being
Cultivating relationships with nature as a transformative tool for reconnection and understanding of healthy, working systems
Access to safe, creative spaces as necessary for creating healthy, thriving communities
A commitment to sharing resources/tools for healing
Cultivating an environment of exploration, encouraging creativity
Upholding clients/community as the expert in themselves
Sharing resources/tools for healing
Facilitating intergenerational learning environments
A commitment of service to women, children and the earth
Collaboration as a necessary ecosystem for building thriving communities
Striving for collaboration, instead of competition
Reframing blocks and conflict as creative inspiration for finding solutions that work for the whole
ABOUT THE FOUNDER OF WISDOM CIRCLES
SIERRA DEW - FOUNDER OF WISDOM CIRCLES
Sierra is a mother, artist, and community worker with over 20 years experience in craftmaking & design. She was born on Maui and raised in her family grocery store, Mana Foods, in Pāʻia. Since 2010, sheʻs provided arts programming and mentorship for women & youth in Hawaiʻi. Her experiences inspired her to found the Wisdom Circles organization to provide healing-centered creative opportunities for personal and collective well being. Sierra has provided community arts programming for organizations including: Pāʻia Youth & Cultural Center, WorkNet Inc., 808 Urban, Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery, Mana Maoli, and Kokua Kalihi Valley.