Perennial Workshops

A year-round, ongoing workshop series near Asheville, NC.
Perennial describes things that recur with regularity and endure, existing for a long or apparently infinite time, suggesting self-renewal.

Firefly is incredibly excited and grateful to make the life-changing skills that we offer at our Annual Gathering accessible to more people through Perennial Firefly! This program serves to broaden our reach into every season of the year.

The Firefly Gathering has long had an intention to make the life-changing skills that we offer at our Annual Gathering accessible to more people. We are incredibly excited and grateful to announce Perennial Firefly! This program serves to broaden our reach into every season of the year. Whether you’ve been curious about our annual gathering but haven’t yet made it, or if you’ve attended in the past but simply want more, this is a great opportunity to learn!

Upcoming Workshops

“We cannot protect something we do not love, we cannot love what we do not know, and we cannot know what we do not see. And touch. And hear.”

Richard Louv (Author, “Last Child in the Woods”)
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Thank you for attending our 2021 Perennial Workshops!

We are now in the midst of planning our Perennial Workshops for next year! If you want to know more about what kind of workshops we held in 2021, visit our Instagram page. You can also sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page to be the first to know about all Perennial news!

Energetic Exchange

Sliding Scale Ticket Pricing

All of our classes are designed to be accessible to a broad range of people, while honoring our instructors, the venue, and the effort it takes to bring all these components together. To achieve this goal, each class is priced independently and most are offered on a sliding scale. 

Part of our vision here at Firefly is shifting cultural paradigms. Currently folks with access to more wealth have more opportunity for growth and connection. We do not feel that this is an equitable approach. The classes, experiences and skills that we offer are important for everyone. You can contribute to that goal.

To engage in mutual community support, consider the options below and select your price at checkout:

For those who have enough to share, thank you for being a Sponsor. This is an opportunity to contribute towards the cost of the class for someone else.

The Standard reflects what it costs to produce the class and cover basic expenses.

We offer an additional Equity Discount to those who are owed amends for generations of physical, cultural, spiritual and institutional harm. If you are from a racialized community, feel that you are owed reparations, and could use this discount, this price tier is for you.

This is equity. We care deeply for each other, and are working to transform the world into a culture of abundance and opportunity for all. Thank you for helping us. This is what keeps Firefly going and helps build more sustainability, resilience, and connection in our community and our world.

Sliding Scale Ticket Pricing

All of our classes are designed to be accessible to a broad range of people, while honoring our instructors, the venue, and the effort it takes to bring all these components together. To achieve this goal, each class is priced independently and most are offered on a sliding scale. Part of our vision here at Firefly is shifting cultural paradigms. Currently folks with access to more wealth have more opportunity for growth and connection. We do not feel that this is an equitable approach. The classes, experiences and skills that we offer are important for everyone. You can contribute to that goal.

To engage in mutual community support, consider the options below and select your price at checkout.

  • For those who have enough to share, thank you for being a Sponsor. This is an opportunity to contribute towards the cost of the class for someone else.

  • The Standard reflects what it costs to produce the class and cover basic expenses.

  • We offer an additional Equity Discount to those who are owed amends for generations of physical, cultural, spiritual and institutional harm. If you are from a racialized community, feel that you are owed reparations, and could use this discount, this price tier is for you.

This is equity. We care deeply for each other, and are working to transform the world into a culture of abundance and opportunity for all. Thank you for helping us. This is what keeps Firefly going and helps build more sustainability, resilience, and connection in our community and our world.

Teach

Do you share our mission and want your class considered in our program? We hold space for new instructors each year to balance our seasoned, well-known instructors. This mixes up the courses provided and adds exciting, new approaches to age old concepts. To apply to share a class, please fill out our New Teacher Form so we can get to know you!

One way to connect with the Firefly community is to offer your skills and wisdom through teaching. The Firefly Gathering is honored to work with so many skilled instructors over the years, who offer classes spanning a broad range of topics, skills, and perspectives. We seek out local masters in each field who are excited to come and share the skills and knowledge that they have refined over years of study, practice, and instruction.

Do you share our mission and want your class considered in our program? We hold space for new instructors each year to balance our seasoned, well-known instructors. This mixes up the courses provided and adds exciting, new approaches to age old concepts. To apply to share a class, please fill out our New Teacher Form so we can get to know you!

FAQ

In an ongoing effort to protect one another as we begin to gather again, please review our policy. Thank you for your participation and understanding.

To protect others in this program, please stay at home if you are at risk of spreading Covid-19 or another communicable illness. This includes being exposed to someone who you know to have been infected, in addition to having symptoms yourself or testing positive. If you are not able to attend a class due to Covid-19 or another illness, please let us know as soon as you can. See our Credit Policy for credit and transfer options. If it is within 7 days of your event, call us at 828-237-2551.

At our in-person events, we will abide by local regulations, which currently state: 

“Masks are required in … any indoor place the public is invited and allowed to enter and gather. The mandate applies to all people who are at least 5 years old. Face coverings are recommended for all people over the age of 2.”

At the start of each class, we will offer colored lapel pins to all class participants which will indicate the level of comfort folks have with distance requirements. Please pay attention to other’s color choices and respect their needs. We will not be asking for proof of vaccination, and ask that unvaccinated individuals consider the safety of others when choosing wristband color.

  • Red: I prefer social distancing whenever possible.
  • Yellow: Please ask consent before entering my space. 
  • Green: I’m feeling safe to be near others. 

Outdoor Classes: Most of our classes are outdoors. Wel encourage folks to bring masks for any time social distancing cannot be maintained or when local case rates are high.

Indoor Classes: We will use tape to mark off spots that are 6 feet apart for participants to learn in. We ask that all participants wear a mask throughout the entirety of the class.

Yes, if you notify us at least 7 days prior to an event you can recieve a credit equal to the dollar amount that can be applied towards any ticket (while tickets last) and is not an actual ticket. Credit is valid for 3 years.

To receive credit or to transfer your ticket to another person, notify us in writing by email at registration@fireflygathering.org at least 7 days prior to the start of the class or event you’ll miss. No post-deadline requests accepted. 

Email us at registration@fireflygathering.org to redeem your credit. We do not offer refunds. There are no credits for no-shows. Read more about our credit policy here.

Firefly retains the right to cancel any event or class at any time due to low registration, public health concerns, or other unforeseen circumstances. In the event of a cancellation, all tickets will automatically become credit for future events and classes. See our Credit, Cancellation, and Covid Policy for more information.