Teachers

Phylleri Ball

Phylleri Ball’s love of herbs began in 1979, studying with Rosemary Gladstar at the California School of Herbal Studies. Phylleri is a Fiber Artist, weaver, gardener, musician, cheese maker and raises Nubian goats and chickens in Nederland, CO. Gardening at 7,900 feet elevation, she grows vegetables, culinary & medicinal herbs and flowers. Sharing women's wisdom, healing with plants and living connected to Mother Earth and her creatures, is part of her daily walk on the planet.

Introduction to Basket Weaving
Adult Class
Level: All Levels

 Baskets can be used for gathering herbs, drying them and as containers for our sacred objects. Various plants can be prepared for weaving into baskets, such as willow, Iris leaves and pine needles. The easiest basketry material to learn with is reed, as it only requires soaking prior to weaving. This tutorial will demonstrate weaving a simple basket using basic tools and how to naturally dye your reed. Whether a basket is created for functional, artistic or ceremonial purposes, baskets can only be created by hand and not by a machine. Weaving a basket is a meditative artform and connects us to our ancestors who relied on their hands and plants for healing.

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Rachael Carlevale

Rachael Carlevale speaks on behalf of the natural world,  honoring the plants and life in the soil by transmitting their messages for the wellbeing of all— regenerating body, mind and soil for the collective. Rachael is the Founder and Director of the Ganjasana Plant Medicine School where she facilitates courses on comprehensive cannabis education including plant cultivation, regenerative farming, permaculture, plant spirit medicine, and offers a 100 Hour Yoga Alliance YTT approved CEU training.

 

She developed ‘The Green Tent’ - Women’s Cannabis Circles to support womb-wellness through ancient ritual, and is a ‘Women of the Psychedelic Renaissance’ Cosmic Sister grant recipient who serves as a speaker and activist for women, wildlife, and wilderness. 
 

A Co-Founder of Suelo Vivo, an organic seed-to-sale CBD brand, Rachael lives in alignment with the natural rhythms of the sun, moon, and stars, and grows living soil, regenerative cannabis, and vermicompost. 
 

Rachael is a certified Mindfulness Educator, and Certified Yoga Instructor with an academic foundation in plant and soil sciences from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst. As a DEM Pure Educator, she certifies farms and companies who uphold ethical practices. She works with many plant allies including a deep passion for cannabis, hemp, and ayahuasca, and contributes to Skunk Magazine with her ‘Cultivation Column.’

Green Tent Cannabis Ceremony
Adult Class
Level: All Levels

The Green Tent is a safe, sacred space to celebrate the divine feminine with ancient traditions that honor the cannabis plant spirit. Return to your roots and discover skills to become attentive to observing patterns, cycles and concepts occurring in the natural world. Learn how cannabis and yoga can assist in creating balance in each stage of your life transitions including menstruation cycles, menopause, peri and post menopause as well as female health and sexuality. Specially tailored yoga sequences, pranayama/meditation techniques and plant medicine invite us to understand and find harmony in each phase of the female cycle. Practice sacred poses to relieve stress, PMS, menstrual cramps, headaches and fatigue. Step into your power and receive support, nurturing, and encouragement from your community of sisters to live harmoniously with the rhythms of nature.

Jessica Baker

Jessica Baker is an acupuncturist, herbalist and cannabis farmer. Her passion for all medicinal plants is reflected in her formulations, private practice and classes on cannabis, herbalism, aromatherapy and Chinese medicine. Jessica teaches at The Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism and at various herbal symposiums. Having many years experience as a clinician, Jessica is an experienced formulator, understanding the importance of plant synergy and energetics. 

 

You can reach Jessica at jessica@bakersbrands.com or through her website www.bakerbotanica.com or www.bakersmedical.com 

Cannabis Aromatics
Adult Class
Level: Advanced

Have you ever wondered why certain cannabis gives you the munchies? Or why you feel sedated or energized? While terpenoids (terpenes) are gaining popularity because of cannabis, their medicinal properties have been extensively studied for decades. The terpenoid, linalool is present in cannabis, lavender, and a multitude of other plants and has known anxiolytic effects. We will discuss the most common terpenes found in cannabis and explore how their aroma can affect our limbic and endocannabinoid systems. Whether you want to learn about cannabis or other aromatic plants, this class will have something for all practitioners.

Qi Gong: Roots & Branchcs
All Levels

Learn basic Qi Gong techniques for relaxation, energy, and longevity. Class will begin with a brief discussion of the importance of knowing the difference between the pathology (root cause) and symptoms (branches) that may manifest as a result of the disharmony of yin and yang. The Qi Gong exercises practiced will focus on building qi (vital life force energy), calming shen (spirit, nervous system), and promoting health as a way to treat the root and branches of dis-ease.

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Laura Cascardi

Laura’s passion for herbalism, healing, and well-being is evident in her 20 + years of working with herbs and people. She began her formal education with herbs at the Rocky Mountain Center of Botanical studies where she graduated in 2001 as a certified herbalist. In 2013 she graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Botany. In 2014, Laura co-founded the Equinox Center of Herbal Studies where she is the director and one of the primary teachers. In private consultations she works one on one to discover tools for personal wellness that best serve each person. She focuses on creating a safe space where the individual can explore spiritual, emotional and physical growth.

Laura loves coupling her herbal knowledge with her botanical expertise, and as a long-time resident of the Front Range, she is extremely familiar with local flora and often hosts herb walks focusing on edible and medicinal uses of local plants. Furthermore, she often offers more intensive botany workshops and private plant identification consultations to teach others how deepen their knowledge of the plants.

Our Love for the Weeds!: An Interactive Weed Identification Class
All Ages
Level: All Levels

Bring your questions and your unknown weeds for a discussion and identification of which plants you have around you! We will discuss some fairly common regional medicinal weeds and how to bring them into your life medicinally, for food and other usages! Feel free to bring your plants or simply engage through observation.

Herb & Tree Walk
All Ages
Level: All Levels

Explore the magic in the mundane when looking at herbs that are typically overlooked! Join herbalist Laura Cascardi in traversing the food, medicine and magic of local flora common to the Rocky Mountain region! We will discuss common plants and trees growing in common places, how to distinguish these herbs and how to use them in both cuisine and therapeutically.

Laura Clemmons

Laura Clemmons is a clinical herbalist and Strega who specializes in women's health. Laura comes from a lineage of Italian stregas, or healers, and strives to maintain her ties to that tradition in her practice. She named her business, Strega Gardens, after that lineage as a way in which to honor and embody the work of her ancestors. She has practiced for 20 years, with a commitment to walk the beauty way with integrity, finding the medicine within and helping others to do the same.
Laura is a graduate of the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies, she furthered her education through apprenticeships and intensive studies, most influentially Miss Beatrice Waight of Belize and Ann Drucker in Boulder CO in Mayan traditional medicine.

How to Build an Herbal Forumula
Adult Class
Level: Intermediate

This class will go over how to build a criteria for basic herbal formulas. We will discuss example formulas for various and common acute illnesses and why those herbs were put together. We will look at plant relationships, catalysts, and synergy in formulas how important it is to know them and why we use certain plants together. We will discuss the energetics of the plants and when to trust your intuition. Lastly we will talk about when to believe herbal information on the web and how to tell if the author is authentic. 

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Megan Crosby

Hi everyone! My name is Megan Moonstone and I am very excited to be returning to Red Earth to hold the children’s space. I am so excited to play games, explore workshops and get creative and silly with all of you! I love to be outside with my dog Franklin, and dance and sing with mama Earth whenever I can. I am so excited to bring my energy to the Fairy Garden and connect with everyone. I am filled with gratitude and cannot wait to meet and see you all. Blessings <3

Story Time!
Kids
Level: All Levels

Come hang with Moonstone Meg to be led through a journey of story time! It will be silly and super fun. Hope to take a magical journey with you! :)

Jamie Della

Jamie Della follows a whimsical path of Magick, the swirling of words and spinning of stoneware. She is an ordained Priestess, Hearth Witch, creativity mentor and author of nine published books, including The Book of Spells and The Wicca Cookbook, as well as an herbal journeys column for Witches & Pagan Magazine, Backside of the Wind blog, plus several published essays and poems. Through creative meditation, Jamie invokes the Divine Feminine in her many aspects, creating functional works of art, words, and Magick. Mother of three adult children, Jamie is now an empty nester, excited to share her wisdom with other mothers and those seeking to empower the Divine Feminine.

Motherwort and Magick
All Ages
Level: All Levels

Working with plant allies can bring Magick to your daily life. Plant allies are those herbs, plants and trees with whom you have cultivated an intentional reciprocal relationship. In this workshop we will discuss how Magickal spells work and cast a sacred circle so that we can meet the spirit of Motherwort, an herb that tends to bring us powerfully back to our center. 
Motherwort grants a new level of confidence and recalls an inner strength by reducing stress and disquiet. Motherwort tends toward strengthening the Divine Feminine. As an emmenagogue, it is used to stimulate blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus and stimulates menstruation. It enhances fertility while reducing anxiety associated with childbirth, postpartum depression, and menopause.
In my experience Motherwort has been a firm teacher of boundaries and perspective – like a resolute mother or the Wheel of Fortune tarot card that grants you permission and fortitude to determine the way you view your outcome. 


Through Motherwort, this workshop will reveal how we can access the Magick that pulses all around us and infuse the powerful connection with the natural world into our daily lives.

Lisa Ganora

Lisa began studying herbs in the Wise Woman Tradition back in 1986 and fell profoundly in love with medicinal plants and natural healing. While studying wildcrafting and medicine-making with traditional herbalists from New England to the Appalachian Mountains for ten years, she began creating herbal products and travelled the festival circuit with an herb booth and as a workshop presenter.

In 1997 Lisa decided to study botany, chemistry, and health sciences at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, and graduated with highest honors and several awards. Lisa combines a deep understanding of traditional, Vitalist herbalism with a scientifically-integrated and holistic approach to natural health.

In addition to directing CSCH, Lisa was an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacognosy at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona, and has lectured and taught classes at numerous schools and conferences around the U.S. She is the author of Herbal Constituents, the standard textbook of phytochemistry for herbalists. For more information, see Lisa’s CV at HerbalConstituents.com.

Organoleptic Herb Walk 
All Ages
Level: All Levels

Join us in exploring the native and weedy species of the Rocky Mountain Front Range. Merging science, senses, and spirit, this hands-on class is all about cultivating your herbal instincts. Learn about plant constituents, edible and medicinal uses, botany and plant ID, folklore, and more. We will taste, touch, smell, see, and listen with our hearts, minds, and bodies, tuning in with the unique medicine of the plants.

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EagleSong Gardener

Herbalist, gardener and now, 'hawthorn whisperer', EagleSong Gardener is alive in her curiosity and exploration of the deep medicine found where people, plants and earth connect. Whether traveling the world, designing & tending high visibility herb, restaurant or healing & therapeutic gardens, small farming, or watching her home place, RavenCroft Garden, grow and transform over 30 years, EagleSong finds the magic & medicine that happens in the human-earth connection changes people, plants and place in amazing ways...people are learning a lot from plants!

Crataegus: A Generative Genus
Adult Class
Level: All Levels

Are you ready for an adventure that ignites courage, brings the deep-peace of heartfelt connection and nourishes spirit's home? You're invited to join EagleSong Gardener on an adventurous local/world tour of the Crataegus genus. You'll meet hawthorn, 'sovereign of boundaries', in her incredible distribution around the planet. And, learn how to find haw in your own bio-region. You'll discover how 3 different cultures engage hawthorn energy for improving daily life. And, how you can use hawthorn safely, wisely and effectively in your own home. It's hawthorn season! After this class, you'll want to find her near you and bring the generative medicine of hawthorn into your daily life…

Hands-On Hawthorne Medicine Making
Adult Class
Level: All Levels

From teas, infusions and decoctions, to jams, jellies and chutneys, all the way to extracts, cordials and elixirs hawthorn is ready and willing to engage your creative impulse! Considered a “heart food” and heart remedy of excellent proportion by herbalists in several traditions and one of the herbs which, personally, brings me great joy in tending, I set myself to to finding as many ways as possible of bringing this herb into our daily diet. In this fast-paced hands-on demonstration, you'll learn different methods for bringing hawthorn fruit, flowers and leaves into your daily diet. Be forewarned...It's simple messy and fun! You might even laugh...hawthorn is known for that!

Julie James

Julie is an herbal practitioner and educator based in Long Beach. She has worked with the healing plants for over 30 years, and heads the Green Wisdom School of Herbal Studies in Southern California.
 

Initially fascinated with biochemistry and nutrition, it was soon obvious to her that plants are far better chemists than humans will ever be, and her focus soon turned to herbal medicine. After many years of formal study, apprenticeship, and hands-on work from gardening to medicine making, her path led her to teaching.
 

She now teaches at various conferences and venues, as well as her own school, and presents workshops on herbalism and nutrition for a wide range of organizations. For more information, visit www.greenwisdomerherbalstudies.com

Turning of the Tide: Nourishment & Empowerment, and the Cycle of Menopause
Adult Class
Level: All Levels

Aging is not for the weak of heart. The changes that happen to our bodies are profound and powerful, and can birth us into new life as elders and tradition keepers, or can marginalize and silence us. In this class we will center the power and joy, the freedom and the growth that menopause brings to us, and how to welcome it with a wide open heart, even if there is also loss and sorrow at leaving behind who we once were. We will meet and explore the plant allies, nutrients, foods and experiences that can transform the experience and allow us to stand in our power, embrace our inner crone, and be the fierce and gentle elders we are meant to be.

Self-Assessment
Kids or Teens Class
Level: All Levels

Our body tells us many things, but sometimes we don't understand the language. In this class we will learn how to translate the messages of our bodies so that we can know how, and what, they are doing! From tongues to pulses, tissue states and constitutions, from toes to eyeballs, there are so many ways we can learn about ourselves and everybody who has a body should know how to care for it, at 

 

ANY age! This will be a fun, interactive, exploratory class for older kids and teens. 
 

Erin Lester

As a child, my family camped every summer and then, at 13, we spent a month backpacking through Europe. These experiences opened my eyes to this vast and wonderful world. I have always been interested in deep culture and learning the customs of our ancestors. Up until recently I've enjoyed traveling and working around the world and across America. When I had my second child, my daughter, I felt a deep desire to live closer to nature, ground myslef and focus my energy at home, growing alongside my husband, two children, dog and three cats. 

 

As big as this world is, connection and community makes it feel small and gives me a deep sense of joy. Communities I currently hold dear are my family, my Pralaya yoga community, my Ayurveda teacher, good friends near and far, local homeschool families, my mountain friends, and the beautiful women of Red Earth. I've also enjoyed being part of the birth community in Houston and, recently, local knitting and crocheting community. 

 

I feel so blessed to be a part of Red Earth and that my daughter gets to grow up learning ancient healing traditions and honoring her moon 🌙. 

 

I currently fill my days homeschooling my kiddos, playing and moving in nature, teaching yoga, providing digital support to small businesses, serving on the Mountain Peoples Coop board of directors and serving as the Sponsorship Coordinator for Red Earth.

Yoga
All Ages
Level: All Levels

Join Erin Lester on the green for an invigorating morning practice*. No experience is necessary! 

 

Erin will invite you to slow down and tune in to how you feel in your body so you can start your day off on the right foot. Her classes aim to help you center your breath and mind and balance the muscles of your body through mindful breathwork, alignment, and strengthening postures. 

 

The core of Erin's yoga practice is based on Pralaya yoga, a system of yoga derived from ancient yoga but made for today's bodies and lifestyles. Erin also infuses her practices with aspects of Chinese yoga and Qi Gong and takes inspiration from the Yoga Better, Forrest and other styles of yoga and movement arts. Erin has been teaching yoga for 10 years and loves to share yoga with her family, friends and community.

 

Brigitte Mars

Brigitte Mars is an herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with almost fifty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, and The School of Health Mastery in Iceland. She has taught at Omega Institute, Esalen, Kripalu, Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Arise, Envision and Unify Festivals, and The Mayo Clinic. She blogs for the Huffington Post and Care2. She is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.
 

Brigitte is the author of many books and DVDs, including The Home Reference to Holistic Health and Healing, The Country Almanac of Home Remedies, The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, Beauty by Nature, Addiction Free Naturally, The Sexual Herbal, Healing Herbal Teas, Rawsome! and co-author of The HempNut Cookbook. DVDs include Sacred Psychoactive, Herbal Wizardry for Kids of all Ages, Natural Remedies for Childhood Ailments, Overcoming Addictions, and Natural Remedies for Emotional Health. Her latest project is a phone app called IPlant.

Djedi Survival Skills on a Perilous Planet
Adult Class
Level: All Levels

Djedi Survival Skills on a Perilous Planet: Learn to be prepared for emergencies, crisis, fist aid, skills in times of community needs. Finding water, wild food, food preservation and safety skills.

Stories, Legends, Lore
Kids Class
Level: All Levels

Stories for kids (adults welcome) that involve herbs, herbalists, herbal history, healing, plant origins and a few songs. 

Taylor Martin

Founder of Rainbow Lightning Youth Village, was born and raised in New York. She earned a bachelors degree in humanities [focusing on art, business, health and wellness] from the State University of New York at Oneonta. During her time in school, Taylor taught herself how to sew; she began to design clothing and spread her passion for self expression through wearable art, by teaching sewing lessons! Before leaving New York to start her life in Colorado, Taylor spent time working as an art therapist [for adults and children on all aspects of life’s vibrant spectrum!], both privately and in various group/community homes. She was also blessed with the opportunity of working in a number of different theaters, as a tailor, around the northeast region. Taylor’s experiences in New York unveiled to her, a passion for life and a drive to continue spreading her love for healing arts wherever she goes. Summer of 2011, after planting her seeds of creativity in her east coast communities, Taylor moved to Denver, Colorado. It was in Denver, that she found a network of support for her vision to unite the planet through art and music. Feeling so fortunate to have found such a refreshing community of artists, activists and visionary leaders, Taylor decided to stay in Colorado and start a small company, with a BIG mission… Rainbow Lightning!

Dream Catcher Creation
Kid's Class
Level: All Levels

FOR THIS WORKSHOP YOU WILL NEED YOUR OWN MATERIALS:
- something round and open, or a closed loop shape [ie: needle point round, willow twisted into circle, sticks tied into something closed, an old hula hoop, a hallow bike tire rim....]
- yarn, string or twine
- feathers / beads [optional]

Learn a brief history on the ancient craft of dream catcher weaving, and how to make your very own!

Lori Roop

Certified Clinical Herbalist and Certified Nutritionist
Lori Roop is a clinical herbalist, a nutritionist, a craftsperson of artisan body products, a chronic illness survivor, and a wife and a mom to two incredible kiddos. Lori is a self-described “foodie” and nature lover who is passionate about igniting the vitality that resides in all of us. She knows that creating a baseline of good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle is the best foundation anyone can build.


After graduation in 2003, Lori started seeing clients, but also started her own body product business—a line of all-natural, herbal bath and body products called Vital Roots Herbal Care (vitalrootsherbs.etsy.com), which is still going strong today.
Lori sees clients from all over the world remotely, and in-person consultations locally, info at LoriRoop.com. She has taught classes all around Denver for the past 15 years, enjoys writing herbal and nutrition centric articles, and loves sharing vital information with people that can inspire health and joy in their lives.


Herbs are nature’s cure for so many common afflictions. Lori practices Vitalism, which is a sacred belief that all things are connected and affect each other. She also believes the body has the ancient wisdom and ability to heal itself, if given the right tools. Lori’s goal is to help you find the root cause of your issues, create resilience, figure out what is most important in your life, and use the best possible tools to help you live a wonderful life.

Microdosing Psilocybin with Chronic Illness: Finding the Sacred in 
Normality

Adult Class
Level: All Levels

The popularity of psilocybin seems to be exponentially on the rise in the US, with Denver and Oakland decriminalizing it.  However, they are still federally listed as a Schedule I drug, which means they are drugs which are not considered to have any legitimate medical use and selling them is still a felony. Despite these dire restrictions, some studies on psilocybin have been shown to effectively help depression, chronic pain, anxiety, addictions and PTSD.  Micro-dosing with a chronic illness and its subsequent accompanied pain can possibly help many.  Different experts have varied ideas on how best to micro-dose, and we will review the information from all sources to discover how finding the sacred and spiritual in the present and its often-mundane, day-to-day moments can greatly affect our quality of life.  

Introduction to Alcohol Extractions (tinctures) by Maceration
Adult Class
Level: All Levels

We’ll cover all aspects of creating your own tinctures for your home apothecary from a beginner level to advanced! We’ll start by covering the folk method, starting with some basic rules about wildcrafting and sustainability awareness, then moving on to choosing the best dried herbs based on organoleptic testing. We’ll discuss how to make this process easy-peasy for beginners, and how to start building your apothecary from there. In addition, we’ll cover more advanced tincturing techniques such as the weight-to-volume ratio, and best resources to create your formulas from.

 

We will taste-test different alcohols, like vodka, brandy, everclear and organic cane alcohol, and we will take-test one herb in several different alcohols to compare. The entire tincturing process will be hands-on in class and will contain different straining ideas and techniques. I’ll include a brief history of alcohol, and the additional information on the important aspects of storing, labeling and dosages for size, age and children. If we have time, we’ll cover fresh plant tincturing, including using the wilting process to more calculate the amount of water in a plant. After leaving this class, if you’re a beginner, I want you to feel comfortable enough to create your own herbal medicine for yourself and your family, and if you are more advanced, I want you to feel comfortable enough to try a new technique in your medicine-making!

Mary Kathleen Rose

Mary Kathleen Rose is a licensed massage therapist with a B.A. in Integrative Healing (Minor in Art) from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Internationally known as a pioneer in the field of touch therapies for the elderly and the chronically ill, she is the developer of Comfort Touch®, a nurturing style of acupressure. It is widely practiced in hospices, homecare, and other medical settings. She believes that the nurturing, comforting power of touch really begins in the home, and she loves to share powerful, yet simple techniques to be used within the family.
 

A wellness educator and lifelong herbalist, she holds a certification from Susun S. Weed in the "Spirit & Practice of the Wise Woman Tradition." She is the author of several books and numerous published articles, including Comfort Touch® of the Hands & Feet: A Guide for Family Caregivers, and The Children's Tarot: The Road is a River.
 

She is also passionate about creating music in community drum circles, and improvisational music jams, with people of all ages and abilities.

Percussion Jam
Adult Class
Level: All Levels

We come together in community with a variety of musical instruments from around the world, to explore the healing power of rhythm and sound. I will bring a variety of drums and hand percussion. This workshop is appropriate for people of all ages and abilities. Kids welcome! We will practice listening skills, and learn some basic improvisational music forms. Both meditative and celebratory, we tap into our ancient collective musical resonance. 
 

We will also take a look at the use of plants and natural materials in creating and decorating many indigenous musical instruments. For example, did you know that the original kazoo, came from an African instrument which used an onion skin for the resonating membrane to amplify sound? Reeds, bones, river cane, and clay, are just some of the materials used to create flutes. Shakers can be made from gourds, seeds, and woven grasses. Drums have been made from wood, gourds, and animal skins, and decorated with plant pigments, feathers and seeds. 

Percussion Jam for Children
Kid's Class
Level: All Levels

Please see above description. Workshop, geared appropriately for children. For example, we will use short percussion games, including words, songs, and movement. Lots of room for creativity and fun. 

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Adhi Two Owls

Dr. Adhi Moonien Two Owls is a trained Shaman and healer. Her formal background is in fine art. Her area of study was painting, sculpture and eventually moving into Mixed Media. Dr. Adhi studied at the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City Missouri.

 

Adhi received her Doctorate in Philosophy & Therapeutic Counseling From the Open University of Alternative Healing Sri Lanka in 2013 through their affiliate campus in Montreal Canada.

 

Other areas of study include the earth and natural sciences, Physics and Astronomy. Esoteric studies include: Tibetan Buddhism and its related meditation practices, Western Spiritual practices and the causes of Magick and Alchemy, Qi Gong and meditation and Chinese medicine, Plant Spirit medicine, Sacred Geometry, Egyptian Biogeometry, Radiesthesia (vibrational dowsing), Medical Radiesthesia, and Map Dowsing for water and minerals. Dr. Adhi has spent the last 25 years studying the design, function and uses of Sacred objects as they are found all over the world. She uses these ancient sciences and designs to develop contemporary objects that meet the needs of today’s community and energy challenges.  www.thenewglobalshaman.com

Magical Bundles and Offerings
Adult Class
Level: All Levels

There is a magical science to how shamans and other indigenous people used the alchemy  of herbs, plants, wood, and resins to make offerings for  transformation  and healing. In this presentation Adhi will discuss the different types of offerings, how to make them and how to use them for yourself and to help others. 


We cover bundles, braids, bees wax and resins, sacred infused waters and what ever else we can  in the time we have together.

Shamanic techniques for plant medicines 
Adult Class
Level: All Levels

Working with plant spirits is a powerful way to develop deep connections to the potential energy of the flora in a given region.  Plants are the connection to the soil medicine, fungi medicine, and the medicine  for healing  people and animals.  Shamans use drumming and rattling as well as meditation, song and light as the means  to co-create wellness with plant spirits 
 

In this workshop  we will explore these techniques and expand into some of the new sciences that are now being discovered  about plants and their complex ways of communicating  and generating medicine without harvesting or killing the plant.

Plants and Magical Tools
Adult Class
Level: Intermediate

Plants can offer protection,  empowerment,  and alliances with you . In this intensive Adhi will offer an opportunity  to learn some of the ways she uses plant medicines  in her creative magical process in designing and making sacred tools. Seeds, bundles, anointing  oils, pigment powders, paints just to name a few of the areas we will explore. Adhi has a deep and wide understanding 
of making magical oils, plant bundles, powdered compounds  for particular vibrations, and energies.  She will cover  how to mix and develop an anointing oil for your personal items in the workshop.
Bring to the workshop a pint jar and your favorite  oil  to use as an infusion. 

The intensive will  include a journey  to the plant and mineral world. Techniques  for harvesting the plant materials  needed to create  various substances. How to cur and process various  plants parts and resins. A brief and concise  lesson on alchemy  that can be used for other purposes outside this methodology.  How to use your voice to change the energy structure of a compound. Adhi will also cover basic energy dowsing. Bring a note book and rattle  if you have one....  Class can be recorded  for personal use.

Sabrina Vedete

Sabrina Vedete is the Founder of Sacred Lotus Yoni Steam and is a Certified Vaginal Steam Therapist currently earning her Degree in Peristeam Hydrotherapy. She is a Yoni Egg and Pleasure Wand Guide and holds her 200RYT with Cloud 9 Yoga. She is the Creatrix behind Yoga Soul Medicine, a spiritual dance movement.

She’s also the co-Founder and Director of Community Outreach of 501c-3 non-profit The Natural Leaders Foundation, and an Ambassador for Womxn and Children of the Choctaw Muskogee Yamassee Nation (CMYN).

She is honored to share ancient wisdom with wombxn in sacred ritual; revealing how to unlock the codes of our feminine intuition and restore health and balance with the herbal medicine practice of yoni steaming.

 

Sabrina initiates wombxn in the feminine arts of pleasure, passion and purpose through Sacred Lotus Yoni Gems and pleasure wands. She hosts workshops, lectures and retreats around the world; sharing ancient medicine traditions, menstrual cycle illumination, tantric dance, yoni gem yoga, nature therapy and the benefits of the sensual healing arts.

Sabrina embodies the work through her own daily rituals and connection to her womb. She is an intuitive coach who has guided wombxn towards successful pregnancies, reconnection to ancestral lineage and releasing that which does not serve to plant the seeds for our deepest desires to blossom and manifest. She’s also a published writer and shares her practice with both private clients and leading wellness practitioners on podcasts and the online space.

Unlock The Magic of Your Womb
Adult Class
Level: All Levels

Cramps? Orgasms? Infertility? Healing? PCOS? Cysts? Infections? Loss of Libido? Sexual Trauma? Disconnection?

 

Sisters, are you seeking natural ways to support your feminine health, connect with your primal sensuality and healer’s intuition?

 

Join us to awaken the wisdom of your womb and restore balance to your feminine cycles through all life stages and phases - even if you have been told that is not possible. 

 

Learn ancient feminine secrets, harness your sexual potency & creative potential - as wombyn have practiced for thousands of years with the ancient ritual of herbal yoni steaming.

 

Yoni is Sanskrit for Vagina and translates to Sacred Temple. 

 

Yoni Steaming is also known as "Vsteam", "Chai Yok" or "Bajos", depending on which part of the world you are in. It is the practice of harvesting the essential oils of medicinal plants in a potent, water based steam to apply to our most sacred yoni and wombspace. Yoni steaming reconnects us to our feminine essence and supports the healing of imbalances in our womb/sexual potency/reproductive system/vagina. 

 

In this guided virtual yoni steam ritual, learn and experience how the incredible healing power of plants works in tune with your physical and energetic body, restoring balance and connection to your inner feminine knowing and primal sensuality. Detox from anger, past relationships and physical stagnation and give rise to your fullest creative potential with your sistars in this sacred space.

 

Please bring:

1. Long ankle length flowy skirt that can cover the lower half of your body kneeling (or a large sheet).

2. Heat safe glass or ceramic bowl - medium size. NO plastic or metal. **If you own a yoni steam throne, bring your set up!

3. One cup of dried herbs from a Medicinal Herbal Blend - Available for purchase at https://www.sacredlotusyonisteam.com

4. Four cups of hot water - Steep the herbs in cool water for 10 minutes and then simmer in medium low heat for 15-20 minutes to prepare herbs.

4. Journal & Pen

5. Warm tea / Water

6. Yoga mat

7. Two pillows for knees

8. Your Privacy 

Lorene Wapotich

Lorene Wapotich founded Celebrating Her Rite to help women mentor and celebrate girls as they grow into womanhood. She's an herbalist, wilderness guide, and accomplished educator who has been designing and leading nature-based programs for girls for more than 25 years. She also trains women, especially moms, how to create meaningful and magical Coming of Age ceremonies that help girls develop confidence, courage and grit. She loves to play, tell stories, and sing songs, and is the mom of two teen step-daughters.

Moontime: Celebrating Your Cycle
for Girls 10 and up, Mothers, Aunties & Grandmothers too!
Level: All Levels

Whether you’ve gotten your period yet or not, been cycling for many years, or are long past your bleeding time you can still honor the cyclic rhythm of your body. Each Moontime offers the opportunity for a mini vision quest, deep rest and rejuvenation. We’ll discuss simple rituals and self care practices that can help you stay in tune with yourself and your deepest truth, and how to fit them into our busy modern lives.

Susun Weed

Susun S. Weed, a green witch and wise woman, is an extraordinary teacher with a joyous spirit, a powerful presence, and an encyclopedic knowledge of herbs and health. She is the voice of the Wise Woman Way, where common weeds, simple ceremony, and compassionate listening support and nourish health/wholeness/holiness. She has opened hearts to the magic and medicine of the green nations for five decades. Ms. Weed's six herbal medicine books focus on women's health topics including menopause, childbearing, and breast health. Susun's newest book -- Abundantly Well - Seven Medicines -- is already being hailed as a landmark, "critically needed and timely, it redefines patient-centered care."

Visit her site www.susunweed.com for information on her workshops, apprenticeships, correspondence courses and more! Go to: www.wisewomanmentor.com for Susun's free herbal ezine and also mentorship offerings for those who want to go deeper.

Abundantly Well the Wise Woman Way
Adult Class
Level: All Levels

Nourish yourself from the ground up for vitality, juiciness, and joy with simple, safe, effective wise woman ways. Susun’s songs and stories will enchant you as you learn how to drink your way to health with coffee, chocolate, tea and nourishing herbal infusions. Put down that water; it can’t hydrate you. Don’t change your diet, change what you drink and your diet will change you. That’s the wise woman way.

Briana Wiles

Having been in practice for more than a decade, it’s no surprise that Briana has a huge passion for her career as an herbalist. Briana specializes in teaching about wild foods, herbalism, and creating organic herbal body care products. Rooted in Gunnison, CO, Briana has an abundance of wild plants—many of which are edible or medicinal—in her backyard. Plus, she’s written two books about foraging (Mountain States Foraging, and Mountain States Medicinal Plants) and owns Rooted Apothecary, which has a store in Gunnison and another in Crested Butte.

Part 1: A Journey Into Aromatics: Harvesting Herbs
Adult Class
Level: All Levels

This is a two-part class, starting with everybody harvesting wild plants, maybe snagging a few branches, and learning about how to understand herbs through senses and aromatics, to learn their energetics and properties. So this will be partly plant identification, aromatic development, and understanding your senses.

Part 2: A Journey Into Aromatics: Distillation Process
Adult Class
Level: All Levels

The second part of the class teaches how to assemble a copper still and start the distillation process. From both of these classes we will have the essence distilled from the land, and people can bring home a 1 ounce bottle of the hydrosol.