This website is developed and sustained by a loosely connected global circle of colleagues who practice, consult, and teach The Circle Way. Originally mentored and guided by Ann Linnea and Christina Baldwin of PeerSpirit, Inc, we offer our own consulting services and training opportunities all over the world. Drawing on the same set of teachings and set of practices, we work both independently and in partnership with one another to spread what we have learned further into the world.
In keeping with the teachings of The Circle Way, we have not developed a hierarchical structure. Instead we work collaboratively, in a relationship of reciprocity, generosity and trust, to promote the work through this site. Each person brings his or her unique offerings to the circle, so each workshop or event will be different, but you can trust that there is integrity, wisdom, and common teachings at the core of all of it.
To support this work, The Circle Way is also a 501©3 not-for-profit organization founded in 1998 and registered in Washington State on the northwest coast of the United States. The not-for-profit facilitates, sponsors, and promotes educational materials and programs that introduce and apply the principles and practices of The Circle Way as a social and spiritual movement. We commit to represent and welcome all forms of diversity in the work of The Circle Way and as it grows into the next generation of teaching and practice (so people can find their people in what we do). We invite you to meet the board here.
In response to the complexity of our times, our focus is to grow a diverse inter-generational community of circle practitioners who work to promote racial, gender, ethnic, economic and environmental justice in our organizations and communities. We are becoming a circle incubator designed to accelerate the growth and success of circle practices through an array of support resources and services that includes grants, coaching, learning opportunities and networking connections.
If you would like to contribute to the work of growing The Circle Way around the world, please consider donating to the non-profit that supports the work here.