One Tree Village is committed to developing strong, supportive relationships within a community setting as well as cultivating authentic, responsible, and respectful spiritual awareness and practice that aligns with the cycles of nature.
It is our intention to provide a peaceful space for community gatherings while creating opportunity to share and celebrate the balance of our own inner wisdom, the rhythms of the natural world, and the teachings of old.
One Tree Village, previously known as the Moon Lodge, officially began in November 2012 on the new moon with the first monthly Women's Gathering at the acreage. However, the spirit of the community was in place long before that. The acreage had hosted previous ceremonies and gatherings led by various people in a random schedule, sometimes following the moon cycles, sometimes just on a whim. In 2014, the community came together to include all members of the family, with community drum circles on full moons as well as continuing the new moon women's circle. Now, One Tree Village has changed and expanded the Women's Gathering to meet biweekly according to the moon cycles and also offers various learning workshops as well as other community and family-centered events. We are always growing and changing!
Here are a few of the things One Tree Village is currently involved in:
-Earth Children Circles
-Space rental for community members' events
In the future, we hope to also include the following:
-Men and young men's gatherings
To learn how you can help develop these projects further, click the link below.
Our Organizers and Volunteers
Bev, co-founder/director of One Tree Village, often facilitates ceremonies and meditation during circle time. She is also involved in organization and hosts events at her acreage south of Calgary. In addition, she handles finances and is the primary facilitator of the Maidens' Circle.
Bev is a healer and herbalist practicing under her company Sage Traditions, the umbrella under which One Tree Village was first created. She also practices as a doula, supporting families during birth. She has always felt a strong connection with nature and finds the Village to be a fulfilling way to live in harmony with the energies of Mother Earth and Grandmother Moon.
Co-founder/director of One Tree Village, Carissa is involved in event and workshop organization, administration, and website design. She enjoys co-hosting the gatherings at her parents' acreage and occasionally leading ceremony during circle time.
Carissa is a mother of two, in the process of studying midwifery at Mount Royal University and has a passion for women's health and spirituality. Spending time with midwives and healers in the past has inspired her to find ways to authentically connect with natural spirituality and ceremonial practices in her own life and in a community setting. The Village is her way of reconnecting with friends and family and refuelling her spirit.