Gather the Women Nevada County is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. As part of our business practice we are asking that each woman who attends a circle sign our Liability Waiver & Release Form.  If you go to multiple circles, you only need to sign one form.  There may be special waivers for those circles held in commercial locations instead of private homes. Thank you for supporting us in this process.

GTW Steering Wheel

Meets Monthly

First Wednesday
Contact Judith:

The Steering Wheel will be meeting on the first Wednesday from this point onward. The heart of GTW Nevada County, we are working on our 15th Anniversary celebration for March 8, 2017Anyone interested in participating at this level of leadership should contact Judith.

L to R, front row: Rachelle Bloksburg,
Ariann Thomas, Lily Valeria Pantheion,
Judith Hurley Prosser, Elene Lokvig,
back row: Angie Lux,
Laura Strathman Hulka, Nancy Busey

Transformational Wholeness: Integrating Body, Mind, & Spirit

Meets weekly

An ongoing group for Women dealing with cancer
Ongoing Tuesdays 10am-12:30 pm
Dr. Nanci Shanderá
No charge – Offered in partnership with SNMH Dignity Health Cancer Center
Email for registration, location, and detailed flyer.In this warm, supportive group, you will transform limiting and unconscious perceptions of your life, discover inner secrets of healing, learn how your dreams reveal deep messages, learn how adversity is a gift, and eliminate judgment. We’ll work with the challenges you are experiencing, whether regarding physical health, emotional harmony, relationships, spiritual growth, or other struggles.This group is sponsored by the SNMH Dignity Health Cancer Center and is open to all women wishing to heal on any level. The work is particularly effective for those dealing with cancer now or in the past, dealing with cancer (or death from cancer) of a loved one, or working with caregiving cancer patients. This group is not a therapy group, but rather Soul and heart-based. You will learn to perceive your challenges of body, mind and Spirit from an unconditional, healing perspective.

 Women’s Prosperity Circle 

Meets Monthly 5:30-7:30 pm

Second Wednesday
Contact: Judith Hurley Prosser
At Ariann’s home near Grass Valley

Do you find yourself on the edge of “never enough” and wanting more financial security? Our attitude towards money contributes to truly having the life we dream. Through examining and redefining our relationship with money we intend to create expanded prosperity. Please join us as we support each other in transforming our relationship with money to create greater financial flexibility. We’ve completed reading and discussing Lynn Twist’s book, The Soul of Money and Easy Breezy Prosperity: The Five Foundations for a More Joyful, Abundant Life by Emmanuel Dagher.

We have decided to shift into being a MasterMind group. If interested, please let Judith know. Feel free to bring a snack to share.


Full Moon Water Ceremony for Women

Meets Monthly

6:30-8:30 pm
(Date and time changes monthly depending on full moon)
At Ariann’s home off Freeman Lane, Grass Valley
For directions call Ariann 928-284-5738 or email

Transforming the limited body into the limitless self
This beautiful ancient Native empowerment ceremony for womentakes place monthly, during the full moon.  If you yearn for a deeper bond with your sacred feminine spirit, and have an affinity for the sacred nature of water, this ceremony will offer you an experience with the Sacred Feminine. Any woman who has begun, is in the middle of, or completed her menses is welcome to attend.

Women, please wear a long skirt (I have extra).  Bring a snack or dish to share after. There is a suggested donation of $10 to support the New Dream Foundation & GTW. Bring drums, rattles and other instruments for the ceremony. Come share this beautiful ceremony and snacks even if you cannot share a donation at this time. RSVP as space is limited; if you RSVP and cannot come, please cancel in advance.
Allergy alert: Cats rule this household.

NOTE: photo used with permission of photographer, ©Kelli Thompson,

Sounding for Self-Care & World Peace

Meets Monthly\Third Tuesdays

Please contact: Hilary Brumley for more information and directions.

In this circle we will explore the healing, transformative, and creative power of self-created vocal sounds called “toning”. We will experience harmonic resonance and heart coherence, bringing balance and clarity, enabling us to be the best expressions of ourselves. We will learn about the sacred vowel sounds and their correspondence to the chakras and glands. We will explore basic principles of sound healing. We will explore silence and harmonic overtones, creating sacred space and sending intentions for the highest good and harmony of all.

tone”…expresses his whole organization of body, soul, and spirit 
as a revelation to the outside as well as to the inside.
The vowel element is the sound playing on this musical instrument.
When producing vowel sounds,
we actually push what lives in the soul out through the body.

                                                                           ~ Rudolph Steiner

Come let your unique voice enrich the diverse harmonic symphony of the universe!

Women’s Study Book Circle 

Meets Monthly/Third Thursday

Contact: Angie Lux – or (530) 272-2402 The Book Circle is currently closed to new members.  We  limit  the membership to 8 members and usually we have maximum of 6 reading and discussing a book.  Any more than that limits the ability of  the women for sharing their voice. We often have women on the waiting list so if you are interested in starting a new book study circle contact Angie.Our last  book was  Listen, Liberal, by Thomas Frank.

In April 2017, we will begin  We were Feminists Once by Andi Zeisler

Shamanic Wisdom Circle

Third Thursday
Lily’s Shamanic Oasis, Grass Valley
Near the Ridge Rd /Rough & Ready Intersection
Lily Pantheion
Shaman Medicine Healing Practitioner
530 446-6147 or 530 575-9558

Wholeness & Equality Bible Study

Meets Monthly/Fourth Monday
at Laurel’s house (a free speech zone) in Penn Valley
email for directions or call/text Laurel 916-799-0998
see Gather the Women NC meetup
Handouts Provided
Repairing the Narrative. Occupying Jesus. Restoring Mary Magdalene 
This is a study of relatively recently discovered and translated, early Christian texts.  In particular, studies of the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, lost for centuries, reveal the true legacy of Jesus and Mary, and provide the wholeness and equality missing from the traditional narrative. Perhaps more of the world is ready now, for the full story and the progressive vision for humanity that it represents.Thanks to the latest translations, the Son of Man now becomes the Child of True Humanity. Readings from The Meaning of Mary Magdalene: Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity by Cynthia Bourgeault; also The Gospel of Mary of Magdala by Karen L. King & other works will be provided. Currently reading: St. Paul- The Apostle We Love To Hate by Karen Armstrong. All faiths and worldviews welcome.

Drum Some Fun

Meets Monthly – Fourth Tuesday

Contact: Judith Hurley Prosser at for info.

We will let the beat of the drum tune to the beat of our hearts.  We will sing and chant and dance our gratitude for the drumming and the living and the sisters who share it.  Come join us

Please mark your calendars for future drumming on the 4th Tues. of the month.

Circle Contributions & Updates

There is a request for $5.00 to be contributed to GTW when attending a circle. The purpose of that is to help with funding for the ongoing outreach of Gather the Women of Nevada County, including films, presentations, and special events.

Many of you are attending more than one circle. Some circles meet more frequently than others. Our request is just that each person give as she is able to joyfully contribute without creating a hardship for herself. No one will ever be denied participation in a Gather the Women of Nevada County event because of lack of funds.

In consideration of others, we request that women honor the No Scent Zone at our circles and events. GTW is not liable or responsible for the content or qualifications of the materials or presenters of the programs listed.

Presently, our link for Paypal donations is inoperative. So sorry for the inconvenience. You can still donate by check. Checks may be made out to GTWNC and mailed to GTWNC, PO Box 87, Cedar Ridge, CA 95924. Thank you.

Listening, witnessing, role modeling, reacting, deepening, mirroring, laughing, crying, grieving, drawing upon experience, women in circles support each other and discover themselves, through talk.  – Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD, The Millionth Circle.

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