Clan Mother Hua Anwa is a Metis Elder, a teacher of mixed Mayan and Cherokee descent and an adopted Chumash who leads ceremony on the Central Coast of California and is the spiritual leader of Circles of Empowerment.
The primary ceremonial offering in this community is an annual, traditional Long Dance. Falling on the autumnal equinox each year, the Long Dance event gathers over one hundred woman into a great community circle of drumming, singing, sweat lodge and teaching that culminates in an all night ceremony lasting from sunset to sunrise. Brothers are invited to hold space for this ceremony with distinct ceremonial activities of their own. Held on remote, private land near Lopez Lake, both men and women participate in the village building and the communal creation of sacred space that makes possible this highpoint of the spiritual calendar. It is a mighty undertaking, requiring weeks and months of advance planning, organization, and the gathering together of materials, resources and various community partners.
In addition to the Long Dance and Full Moon circle which she leads in Arroyo Grande, Hua also offers classes, teachings, services and counseling to a wide variety of audiences, individuals and her extended community. See her offerings page for more information on the types of healings, ceremonies and teachings she can make available for you.
Local press has recognized Hua Anwa with these articles in the San Luis Obsipo Tribune, written by Gayle Cuddy, and another article in the Women's Press, written by Tobey Crockett.