Find Your Fire

Sacred fires happen every month in communities just like yours, and online wherever there’s an internet connection.
Find your fire and contact a Firekeeper for event details.

In-Person Community Fires—United States

United States

CA- Long Beach – John Huang –longbeachfires@sacredfire.org

CA- Nevada City – Maxima Kahn – nevadacityfirecircle@sacredfire.org

CA- Ojai – Angela & Anthony Ocone – fire@ojaifire.com

CA- Santa Barbara – Elizabeth LaCaze –santabarbara@sacredfire.org

CA- Santa Monica – Alan & Amanda Kerner – santamonicafires@sacredfire.org 

CO- Grand Junction – John Walden – grandjunctionfires@sacredfire.org

CO- Mesa – Deanna Jenne & Gary Weidner – mesafires@sacredfire.org

GA- Carrollton – Jessica De la O, Larry Messerman & Sherry Boatright –carrolltonfires@sacredfire.org

MA- Brookfield – Gwen Broz & Tim Simon – brookfieldfires@sacredfire.org

MA- Harvard – Chris Griffin – harvardfire@sacredfire.org,

ME- Blue Hill – Noah Lorio – bluehillfires@sacredfire.org

MI- Okemos – K’Anna Burton & Kate Barrier- okemosfires@sacredfire.org

MS- Poplarville – Karla & Tim Cole – poplarvillefires@sacredfire.org

NC- Chapel Hill – Alison Gayek & Vinny Marra – chapelhillfires@sacredfire.org

NC- Kernersville – Christine & Dusty Staub – greensborofires@sacredfire.org

NC- Maggie Valley – Cindy Fogle – maggievalleyfires@sacredfire.org

NC- Rougemont – Michael Savino –rougemontfires@sacredfire.org

NC- Weaverville – Lisa Lichtig & Patrick Hanaway – ashevillefires@sacredfire.org

NH- Wilton – Chris Griffin wiltonfires@sacredfire.org

NM- Ancient Way – Buffy Aakaash –ramahfires@sacredfire.org

NY- Hurleyville – Anna Lena Hilton – hurleyvillefires@sacredfire.org

OR- Portland – Jonathon Merritt –portlandfires@sacredfire.org

PA- New Freedom – Linda Felch -mdpafires@sacredfire.org

SC- Florence – Annie King & Faye Townsend – florencefires@sacredfire.org

TN- Franklin – Robin Lockwood – franklinfires@sacredfire.org

TN- Oak Ridge – Mary Beth Robinson – easttennesseefires@sacredfire.org

TN- Summertown – Susan Skinner – summertownfires@sacredfire.org

WA- Olympia – Peter & Sharon Brown -olympiafires@sacredfire.org

WA- Seatlle – Colin Lenhart -seattlefires@sacredfire.org

In-Person Community Fires—Australia, Canada, Columbia, Greece, Ireland, Mexico, United Kingdom

Australia

NT – Alice Springs – Reyna & Roger Menadue – alicespringsfires@sacredfire.org

Victoria- Melbourne – Liz O’Leary – melbournebaysidefires@sacredfire.org

Victoria – Queenscliff – Bruce Sherriff – queensclifffires@sacredfire.org

WA – White Gum Valley – Philip Roberts & Sofia – perthfires@sacredfire.org

 

Canada

ON  – Toronto – Mai Duong – torontofires@gmail.com 

ON – Kingston – Tibrata Gillies – enterprisefires@sacredfire.org

 

Colombia

Medellin – Wilinthon Osorio – medellinfires@sacredfire.org

 

Greece

Corfu – Vivian Menjivar – corfufires@sacredfire.org

 

Ireland

Westport – Carolyn Mitchell – westportfires@sacredfire.org

 

Mexico

Morelos – Tepoztlan – Ana Cortés, Erica Cohen & Jaime Velez –tepoztlanfires@sacredfire.org

 

UK -England

Bristol – Carole  Nomessin – bristolfires@sacredfire.org

Devon – Anna Murray-Preece – holnefires@sacredfire.org

Beddingham – Anne Lynn – beddinghamfires@sacredfire.org 

Shropshire – Lucy Wells & Michael Locke – cleestmargaretfires@sacredfire.org

 

UK -Scotland

Scottish Borders – Sylvia Law – scottishbordersfires@sacredfire.org

 

UK -Wales

Denbighshire – Lynn-Amanda  Brown – lynn-amanda@hotmail.co.uk

Pembrokeshire – Jeff  Bartlett – preselifires@sacredfire.org                                   

Wrexham – Simon Huxley – wrexhamfires@sacredfire.org

ONLINE Community Fire Circles—English

 

USA/CAN Eastern Time

3rd Saturday of the month  |  7:30 – 9:30 pm
Mai Duong        torontofires@gmail.com

 

USA/CAN Eastern Time

4th Friday of each month  |  7:00 – 9:00 pm
Mary Beth Robinson    easttennesseefires@sacredfire.org

 

USA/CAN Pacific Time

1st Friday of the Month  |  7:30 – 9:30 pm
Amanda & Alan Kerner  santamonicafires@sacredfire.org

 

USA/CAN Pacific Time

1st Saturday of each Month  |  7:00 – 9:00 pm
Sharon Brown        olympiafires@sacredfire.org

 

AUSTRALIA Central Time

Last Saturday of each month  |  7:00 -10:00 pm
Reyna or Roger Menadue    alicespringsfires@sacredfire.org

 

AUSTRALIA Eastern Time

3rd Saturday of each month  |  7.30 – 9.30 pm
Bruce Sherriff      queensclifffires@sacredfire.org

 

UK Time / EU +1

Sat. closest to the New Moon  | 7:00 -10:00 pm
Sylvia Law            scottishbordersfires@sacredfire.org

 

ONLINE Women's & Men's Circles—English

USA/CAN Eastern Time Women’s Fire

2 days before New Moon  |  7:00 – 9:00 pm
Mary Beth Robinson  easttennesseefires@sacredfire.org

USA/CAN Pacific Time Women’s Fire

Day after the New Moon  |  7:00 – 9:00 pm
Sharon Brown -olympiafires@sacredfire.org

AUSTRALIA Central Time Women’s Fire

2nd Tues of month  |  7:00 -10:00 pm
Reyna Menadue      alicespringsfires@sacredfire.org

AUSTRALIA Central Time Men’s Fire

2nd Thurs of month  |  7:00 -10:00 pm
Roger Menadue    alicespringsfires@sacredfire.org

ONLINE Community Fire Circles—Spanish

COLOMBIA Central Time

Saturday closest to the Full Moon  |  7:00 – 9:00 pm
Wily Osorio    medellinfires@sacredfire.org

 

MEXICO Central Time

Every New Moon  |  7:30 – 11:00 pm
Erica Cohen, Jaime Vélez, Ana Cortés    tepoztlanfires@sacredfire.org

 

MEXICO Central Time

Every Full Moon  |  7:30 – 11:00 pm
Erica Cohen, Jaime Vélez, Ana Cortés    tepoztlanfires@sacredfire.org

Looking for something real?

Real connection. Real change. Real purpose.

 

Know Fire in a whole new way

 

Free Fire Starter kit includes:

  • eBook:  The Fire Practice Primer: An Introduction to Fire’s Medicine
  • Poster:  Get Fired Up: 9 Ways to Bring More Fire into your Life
  • Ignite!:  Monthly fire wisdom to feed your spirit, nurture wisdom and build a heart-filled future

 

What are community fires about?

Fire has always been a powerful and connecting force in human beings’ lives. As Fire transforms dry, dead wood into bright, lively flames, Fire can burn away our own “dead wood” and transform our lives into a warmer, clearer, more courageous and heart-connected version of ourselves.

Sacred Fire community fires expand and enrich our relationships with self, others and the natural world through the connective and transforming power of Fire. Community fires welcome all peoples, races, genders, ages and beliefs—including “none.”.

Every fire is different, reflecting the night’s mix of personalities, time of year, events happening in the world and what arises around the flames. Typically we share what’s going on in our lives, stories, music, drumming, and laughter—as well as more personal reflections, troubles and conflicts.

Whether a fire is quiet and contemplative, emotional and challenging, or boisterous and spirited, it offers a safe space for spontaneity, inspiration, life challenges, fresh perspectives and opportunities for personal and group transformation.

Everyone who attends carries Fire’s benefits back to their home, their community, and the world.  

When and where do they happen?

Community Fires, open to everyone, are scheduled monthly. Some communities also offer women’s and men’s fires. Some fires are scheduled on a regular calendar day, others are offered on cycles of the moon. Each community is unique. Your Firekeeper will be happy to share more information about their events.

Currently Community Fires are available in the United States, Australia, Canada, Columbia, Greece, Ireland, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

Online Fire Circles are available in 10 different time zones for people who prefer not to gather in groups at this time or who live too far from a Community Fire hearth. Online Fire Circles are open to everyone, no matter how far away you might live from the host. It’s a way to meet people from all over the world.

Who hosts community fires?

Sacred Fires are hosted by Firekeepers who are trained, initiated, and receive continuing education in how to host and facilitate community fires.  Firekeepers are trained in the ancient principles of “Fire Work” —a particular skill in holding space and in working with Fire’s powers of illumination and transformation to facilitate both personal and community growth and healing. Here’s where you’ll find more information about becoming a Sacred Fire Firekeeper. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to register in advance to attend a live, in-person Community Fire?  Typically you do not need to register or RSVP to attend a local community fire in person.  During Covid, however, in-person attendance may be limited and registering ahead may be required depending on the situation. Find your closest fire “hearth” on our list, then contact the Firekeeper via email to receive event information. 

Do I have to register in advance to attend an Online Fire Circle? Certain Firekeepers are hosting Online Fire Circles so people from all over the world can attend. Find the Online Fire Circle in your time zone and then email the Firekeeper who hosts the online fire to get more information. For Online Fire Circles on Zoom, registering is required to participate.  Contact the Firekeeper for the fire you want to attend, and they will be able to answer your questions.

These fire sound very participatory. Do I have to talk or share? Can I simply attend and observe and see if this is for me? You are welcome to “come as you are,” and if that means you prefer not to share in the group, that’s fine because it’s optional.  Most fires begin with people introducing themselves, usually with a first name, where you’re from and perhaps how you learned about the fire event.  This is true for in-person fires as well as our Online Fire Circles.  Though this might make you nervous, we ask that you do introduce yourself at the beginning.  This helps build trust with the circle and confidence with the speakers. Communicating about your concerns ahead of time with your Firekeeper is a good way to get started.

If I sign up to attend a local or online fire, can I bring someone with me? Yes, always!  You’re encouraged to bring friends, family and co-workers. Everyone is welcome. If RSVPs are required for the fire you want to attend, please do let the Firekeeper know you’re bringing someone.

Do I need to officially become a member of Sacred Fire before I can attend a Community Fire? As an organization, Sacred Fire does not officially have “membership.” There are no applications to fill out, membership process or dues to pay.  People are welcome to attend, and if they enjoy the fire they typically give their Firekeeper their contact information so they can receive future announcements about upcoming fires. The Sacred Fire organizing group does send out periodic emails like the Ignite! newsletter and event announcements for Fire Speaks events and LifeWays events. 

What are community fires about?

Fire has always been a powerful and connecting force in human beings’ lives. As Fire transforms dry, dead wood into bright, lively flames, Fire can burn away our own “dead wood” and transform our lives into a warmer, clearer, more courageous and heart-connected version of ourselves.

Sacred Fire community fires expand and enrich our relationships with self, others and the natural world through the connective and transforming power of Fire. Community fires welcome all peoples, races, genders, ages and beliefs—including “none.”.

Every fire is different, reflecting the night’s mix of personalities, time of year, events happening in the world and what arises around the flames. Typically we share what’s going on in our lives, stories, music, drumming, and laughter—as well as more personal reflections, troubles and conflicts.

Whether a fire is quiet and contemplative, emotional and challenging, or boisterous and spirited, it offers a safe space for spontaneity, inspiration, life challenges, fresh perspectives and opportunities for personal and group transformation.

Everyone who attends carries Fire’s benefits back to their home, their community, and the world.  

When and where do they happen?

Community Fires, open to everyone, are scheduled monthly. Some communities also offer women’s and men’s fires. Some fires are scheduled on a regular calendar day, others are offered on cycles of the moon. Each community is unique. Your Firekeeper will be happy to share more information about their events.

Currently Community Fires are available in the United States, Australia, Canada, Columbia, Greece, Ireland, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

Online Fire Circles are available in 10 different time zones for people who prefer not to gather in groups at this time or who live too far from a Community Fire hearth. Online Fire Circles are open to everyone, no matter how far away you might live from the host. It’s a way to meet people from all over the world.

Who hosts community fires?

Sacred Fires are hosted by Firekeepers who are trained, initiated, and receive continuing education in how to host and facilitate community fires.  Firekeepers are trained in the ancient principles of “Fire Work” —a particular skill in holding space and in working with Fire’s powers of illumination and transformation to facilitate both personal and community growth and healing. Here’s where you’ll find more information about becoming a Sacred Fire Firekeeper. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to register in advance to attend a live, in-person Community Fire?  Typically you do not need to register or RSVP to attend a local community fire in person.  During Covid, however, in-person attendance may be limited and registering ahead may be required depending on the situation. Find your closest fire “hearth” on our list, then contact the Firekeeper via email to receive event information. 

Do I have to register in advance to attend an Online Fire Circle? Certain Firekeepers are hosting Online Fire Circles so people from all over the world can attend. Find the Online Fire Circle in your time zone and then email the Firekeeper who hosts the online fire to get more information. For Online Fire Circles on Zoom, registering is required to participate.  Contact the Firekeeper for the fire you want to attend, and they will be able to answer your questions.

These fire sound very participatory. Do I have to talk or share? Can I simply attend and observe and see if this is for me? You are welcome to “come as you are,” and if that means you prefer not to share in the group, that’s fine because it’s optional.  Most fires begin with people introducing themselves, usually with a first name, where you’re from and perhaps how you learned about the fire event.  This is true for in-person fires as well as our Online Fire Circles.  Though this might make you nervous, we ask that you do introduce yourself at the beginning.  This helps build trust with the circle and confidence with the speakers. Communicating about your concerns ahead of time with your Firekeeper is a good way to get started.

If I sign up to attend a local or online fire, can I bring someone with me? Yes, always!  You’re encouraged to bring friends, family and co-workers. Everyone is welcome. If RSVPs are required for the fire you want to attend, please do let the Firekeeper know you’re bringing someone.

Do I need to officially become a member of Sacred Fire before I can attend a Community Fire? As an organization, Sacred Fire does not officially have “membership.” There are no applications to fill out, membership process or dues to pay.  People are welcome to attend, and if they enjoy the fire they typically give their Firekeeper their contact information so they can receive future announcements about upcoming fires. The Sacred Fire organizing group does send out periodic emails like the Ignite! newsletter and event announcements for Fire Speaks events and LifeWays events. 

Looking for something real?

Real connection. Real change. Real purpose.

 

Know Fire in a whole new way

 

Free Fire Starter kit includes:

  • eBook:  The Fire Practice Primer: An Introduction to Fire’s Medicine
  • Poster:  Get Fired Up: 9 Ways to Bring More Fire into your Life
  • Ignite!:  Monthly fire wisdom to feed your spirit, nurture wisdom and build a heart-filled future

 

 

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