PLANT SPIRIT talks 2017 classes
The following classes will be offered in collaboration and through the Ohlone Herbal Center in Berkeley, CA. To sign up please send a message through the connect tab or go to www.ohlonecenter.org
RECLAIMING THE SACRED FEMININE : YONI RITUALS FOR HEALTH, WHOLENESS AND CONNECTION
In this class we will be taken into the realm of the temple of our inner goddess; mother to our creative force. We will explore the direct connection of our wombs to our mother earth and sister moon. We will get to know our closest plant allies that have been present for our grandmothers and many generations of women before them. These beloved herbs help us with creating a healthy, loving and connected relationship with our wombs and creative energy. Helping us tune in and honor our sacred rhythm, our divine pace. Through ritual and practices honoring and celebrating the sacred feminine in all of us, we will hold tenderly any wounds, stories, shame or pain that we have been holding in relating to our wombs and will offer them with love and ritual for healing and transformation.
March 28th (part of women's series) 630-930p $70
PRACTICES FOR SPIRITUAL HYGIENE WITH HERBAL ALLIES 3 parts
In this 3 part serieswe will be sharing different plant allies to aid in the important and effective practice of spiritual cleansing also known as "limpias" (Mesoamerican and Andean Amazonian tradition)
We will create tools for clearing, practice in ritual and discuss the advantages of incorporating these as part of your day to day rituals to cultivate clarity of mind, soul connection and alignment with your true nature.
April 6th, 20th May 4th 630-930p $200
PLANT SPIRIT TALK: AN ARTFUL JOURNEY INTO PLANT COMMUNION 3 parts
Creativity blossoms as we explore and refine our senses to tune in to plant frequencies. In thisclass we will explore different tools for heightening our receptivity to invite a space of communion with a chosen plant. These dialogues can often unfold in very subtle ways. Through the use of our imagination and creativity, we're able to interpret and express our feelings, insights, intuitions. This is a hands on class where we will be working with the mediums of artful journaling, photography, drawing/painting, and mixed media to explore deeper realms of being in oneness with plants. All materials included.
April 15th, 29th May 13th 10a-5p $400
BOTANICAL BEAUTY 3 parts
Learn about the benefits of using all-natural organic ingredients on your body and how to use these to make your own herbal skin care and beauty products. This course will offer an introduction to creating our own botanical beauty products at home. Learn to identify skin types and which ingredients to use on each. We will delve into the process of making a range of beauty products including creams, facial masks, sprays, toners, scrubs, and salts in order to create a relaxing spa experience with our homemade products.
May 15th, 22nd, 29th 630-930p $230
PARENTING WIZARDRY: HERBAL TOOLS FOR HOUSEHOLD PEACE, LOVE AND HAPPY CHILDREN
Not only does it take a village to raise a child- but also some pure magic at times to maintain harmony in the home among the natural tendency to chaos that sustaining and raising a family can be. The good news(!): Nature has provided us with amazing allies in the form of plants to help us seize the day. Yay!! In this class each participant will learn about different herbs and ways to apply them to help you help yourself and your family be more at ease, focused and loving. This will be a hands on class where we'll be making some potions for keeping your household rooted in peace and sweet connection.
May 17th 630-930p $60
THE WISDOM OF TOBACCO MEDICINE: THE NATURE OF RIGHT RELATIONSHIP
In this class we will be exploring the nature of healthy relationship and how these fundamental key idealsare critical in maintaining an embodied willful relationship with the sacred plant of Tobacco. This potent plant teacher can offer us much in learning about listening, respect, attachment, consent, praise, healthy boundaries, gratitude and sacred reciprocity. All these will be discussed as functionaltools for sustaining a fruitful reciprocal connection with Tobacco and beyond with all your relationships.
June 22nd 630-930p $60
SACRED COURTSHIP WITH PLANTS 3 parts
There is mystery and enchantment in the way that relationship between plants and humanshave evolved. For many generations much attention and listening was given to our beloved plant allies as our ancestors cultivated a relationship with plants where they could learn from them and their effect on us as medicine teachers and healers for ailments of the body and soul.
In the Amazon, our largest apothecary and home to some of the most dedicated and ancient stewards of the earth, the practice of plant dieting and courtship is still alive and present in many traditions in the area.
In this 3part class series we will be introducing some different methods of communing and inviting the spirit of a chosen plant to share with us their wisdom and medicine uniquely available for each of us. We will also learn how to incorporate these practices as part of your daily protocol to connect with source and our true nature.
This will be an interactive andhands-on workshop.
July 21st, 28th, Aug 4th 630-930p $200