Ancestral Ways + Paleo Technology are paths to reawakening, reconnecting and remembering traditional living. Here we bridge modern craft practices with some of the ritual, ceremony and history surrounding their origins.

Through an exploration of these facets we are able to deepen our awareness of how to honor the generations who have come before us and uncover some of the links between different cultures and lineages throughout time.

As we work with our hands in these ways, we also activate our own individual ancestral memory which may assist in the integration process of learning new skills and wisdoms through the ages.







It's what we all came here to do. We are alive and thriving at an incredible time in evolution where we are remembering ancient wisdom and adapting to modern lifestyle. We are healing many aspects of ourselves; our bodies, our lineage and the planet. 

At Origins gathering we are excited to have a wide spread of healing offerings. Will you join us in healing?







"culture is coded wisdom"
~ Wangari Maathai

As we come together from various backgrounds we celebrate the gift of cultural diversity among us. Our ‘culture’ component of the gathering is an open forum for any participant, work trader and instructor alike to share a cultural offering from their own personal lineage and/or offering that they have received direct initiation, permission + blessing from the indigenous culture and people they are representing.



Barter Fair

This is a wonderful place for all of us at the gathering alike to bring a blanket and set out your crafts or wares. Bartering is encouraged so if you don’t have something that you craft to offer, we invite you to get creative with what you can bring to offer up in trade. The ‘barter fair’ is not limited to a trading goods/services for goods/services exchange, money is acceptable as well.


Throughout the gathering, some of our presenters offer you ceremonies, rituals and talks from lineages around the world. 

Here we share in council, deeper listening, creating expanded space for our intentions, embracing all lineages present and building the culture of our Village together.


"My mother was my first country, the first place I ever lived."

~Nayyirah Waheed


Origins Gathering recognizes that because of our mothers, we are able to show up and gather in sisterhood ~ Mama’s Den is not only a space for the mothers present at the gathering, but a symbol of respect being payed to our maternal ancestral lineage for bringing us here.  

At Origins we honor the Mother below us within us and around us.  We are excited to have a dedicated space for mothers, children and supportive sisters to connect, find support & freedom during the gathering.

Mama’s Den is a village within the village.  An area for Mama’s and babes to camp that is quiet. An entire space dedicated to workshops for mothers & children. There will be childcare available by other sisters so that mamas can indulge in workshops in full presence. 

Stay tuned for Mama’s Den workshop lineup, schedule, and ways to participate!



From the Garden

We will be planting a variety of vegetables and herbs in our Camptonville & Grass Valley gardens this spring! Lettuce, kale, chard, cabbage, radishes, beets, carrotsm, tomatoes and more will all provide a portion of the produce for our 2019 gathering. Let’s hope some of our fruit trees’ delicious fruits will be ready by July too!

Local & Organic

We offer an omnivorous diet that is deliciously crafted around what is seasonally available. The eggs and meat served are all local, organic and grass fed. All dairy products are organic. A substantial vegetarian option will be available at every meal.


Kitchen open daily
  Summer Breakfast at 8aM

Fresh pressed juices + Nut Mylks available for purchase during breakfasts & dinners, thanks to liquid gold juicery

Summer Dinner at 7pm

Please bring your own lunches and snacks.

Lunches are available to be purchased no later than 2 weeks prior to gathering.



Your ticket to Origins includes two community meals each day; Breakfast + Dinner.

Please come prepared with your own dishware (bowl, utensils, mug, and water bottle).

Each Morning will begin with a hearty breakfast at 8:00 AM and Dinner will be served each evening at 7:00 PM.

If you have any allergies or special dietary needs please let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please note that if your dietary needs are very specific to a lifestyle choice, we ask that you plan ahead for yourself in this way.

It is important to us that everyone feels nourished and satiated during the gathering. We encourage you to bring whatever food items you need to stay nourished between the meals provided. For refrigeration needs, please bring your own cooler as storage. Also, please bring your own gear for camp cooking.


Our Wellness Spa

this year we will be selling daily spa passes or a reduced rate pass for the entirety of the gathering.

Applications for Wellness Practitioners {who are not instructing} are now open:

We are looking for practitioners in a variety of healing modalities: massage {Thai, Ayurveda, Trigger Point, Aromatherapy, Swedish, etc}, Cranial Sacral, Reiki, Acupuncture, Facials, and others. As we approve practitioners we will begin listing the offering details and individuals requested donations on this page.

WELLNESS APPLICANTS: more information will be available on the application, you may also email us questions to

Spa passes will include access to: wood fired sauna, outdoor bathtub, private hot shower, spa lounge, bath and body products in the spa

if you have booked a session with a practitioner, you may have access to the spa amenities for the day of your appointment

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Current Permaculture Projects on the Land

Want to learn more about permaculture, land tending or plants in general? We’ve got space available this summer for some short term on site living internships! We love to spread the knowledge and always need a couple extra hands, lets share the skills & learn together :) for more info or available dates email

Our gathering site is an active and continually developing permaculture project as well as home. A guided walk about during the gathering will be lead by our year round land steward crew.

Contact us directly to get involved in current projects and workshops happening on the land.


Upcoming Workshops

want to instruct?

Grass valley

Get a hold of us directly! @originsgatheirng is our instagram and is our email

We’ll be hosting workshops next year in our new homespace #2 just minutes outside of Grass Valley! Day or weekend workshops will be much more accessible here, while the gathering will still be held in the privacy of our forest homebase.