Denver Classes Late Summer/ Early Autumn 2019
Check back often as additional classes, including in-person in Denver and Ireland and online, will be offered throughout the year.
Classes Late Summer/ Early Autumn 2019
A Druid Herbal for Lughnasa
Monday August 19 from 6:30-9 PM. The priests and priestesses of the ancient Celtic lineage, the Druids, lived seasonally with the Earth, creating magic with Nature and the Elements. We will journey with Celtic/ Irish goddesses Brighid and Maeve and their specific powers for the autumnal season of Lughnasa. We will discover herbs to nourish the physical and spiritual body during this time, create a moon ritual + seasonal spellcraft and tree connection. You will leave with a Lughnasa herbal tea blend and an ancient hazel nut potion. $45 Held at Ritualcravt in Denver. Register HERE.
Monday August 26 from 6:30-9 PM. Thirteen trees comprise the ancient Ogham lunar calendar of Ireland, each offering medicine, magic and myths. These trees were so important to our ancestors that they brought them with them to the new world and all are common to Colorado as well as Ireland. We will circle the wheel of the year, learning which tree represents each lunar month, its Ogham letter, the medicine and magic for body and spirit. We will create a decadent elderflower facial cleanser and a hawthorn flower ritual tea. $45 Held at Ritualcravt in Denver. Register HERE.
New Moon Ritual
Thursday August 29 from 7-9 PM. Gather in circle and celebrate ritual during this powerful time of the lunar cycle, as our ancestors have done for millennia. We will participate in ritual based on the Irish spiritual tradition, celebrating the new moon in Virgo and engaging seasonal rhythms of the season. Suggested donation $10-$20. Held at Ritualcravt in Denver. Register HERE.
Kids Making Magic
Thursday Sept 5 from 4:30-6:30 PM. Mugwort and moon rituals and magic sprays. All kids ages 8-12 are welcome to join us in the magic apothecary to learn about spell crafting (and write their own), connect with the moon, dressing a candle with herbs, crystals and sparkly things. We will learn about scent blending and create our own unique alchemy blend. $40 includes 2 magical potions to take home. Held at Ritualcravt in Denver. Register HERE.
Monday Sept 9 from 6:30-9 PM. Spiral through the Elements of Air, Fire, Water and Earth and the magical powers and blessings associated with each as we reclaim our magic. We will ally with herbs as alchemical thresholds to the liminal and learn how to create herbal incense and spell bundles, lunar infused oils, ritual baths and teas, and herbal charm jars. We will call in Irish goddesses Brighid, Maeve and the Morrigan to co-create with us as we find the beauty and power in remembering our magic. Everyone will create two herbal potions to take home. $45 Held at Ritualcravt in Denver. Register HERE.
Herbal Warrior Herbal Apprenticeship + Sacred Ritual Arts 2020
Herbal Warrior Herbal Apprenticeship
One Saturday per month (dates listed below) from 10 AM- 4 PM January- September (except no class in July and two classes in March) plus at home study and monthly projects. $995
The Herbal Warrior Apprenticeship offers an in-depth, rigorous, nine-month intensive into the indigenous herbal medicine of our Native European ancestors: folk, or wise woman herbalism. We will meet one Saturday each month (except in July), to delve into medicine-making, herbal and holistic remedies to address life stages and dis-ease, connect with herbal plant spirits and integrate aromatherapy and flower remedies, tinctures, teas and other herbal remedies into the healing wheel and our individual practice. Each month you will have 8+ hours of at-home study to include case studies, development of monographs and other special projects. The intention of the Herbal Warrior Apprenticeship is to create community herbalists who can confidently take their practice into their own circle of influence and vocation. You will receive a certification upon completion of all requirements including a designated herbal apothecary, five case studies and nine monographs. Non-refundable $200 deposit holds your spot and is applied to tuition due in two installments. Central Denver.
Take in conjunction with Sacred Ritual Arts, which meets each Friday night prior, and save $100 (Sacred Ritual Arts for $275).
Herbal Warrior Apprenticeship Dates:
Saturdays from 10 AM- 4 PM:
January 18, February 15, March 14, March 28, April 18, May 16, June 7 (Sunday), August 15, September 12.
Requirements for certification:
Completion of herbal apothecary including: Five tinctures (at least one per menstruum), three tea blends following the polypharmacy methodology, one healing salve, one flower remedy, one incense blend, one infused oil and two other healing herbal products (your choice). To be presented at our August class.
Summer herbarium (five herbs)
Completion of five case studies based on the polypharmacy and 4 Element theories
Completion of nine herbal monographs
Sacred Ritual Arts
One Friday per month from 6-9 PM January- September (except no class in July and two classes in March) plus reading list and monthly projects. $375.
Each Friday night aligns with the Herbal Warrior Apprenticeship which is the following Saturday, a lovely combination to take both. Save $100 on Sacred Ritual Arts when you take in conjunction with Herbal Warrior.
We will gather around the hearth one Friday per month for nine months to learn, remember and connect with Six Sacred Warrioresses (Brighid of Kildare, Maeve, Goddess of Sovereignty, Sheela na gig, Mother Mary, Mary Magdalene and Hildegard of Bingen). We will ally with the herbs as thresholds to the sacred and create potions and remedies in alignment with the seasonal celebrations. You will receive a certification in Sacred Ritual Arts at the completion of the course upon successfully completing the design of your own ritual, based on Irish spirituality, an Herbal Spiritual Art project, ritual tools for each Element and completion of reading list and circle participation. Please contact Tonja at email@example.com to register. Each Friday night aligns with the Herbal Warrior Apprenticeship which is the following Saturday, a lovely combination to take both.
Sacred Ritual Arts Dates:
Fridays from 6-9 PM:
January 17, February 14, March 13 and March 27, April 17, May 15, June 5, no class in July, August 14, September 11.
Requirements for certification:
Completion of Herbal Spiritual Art project
Completion of ritual design and execution with partner
Completion of a ritual tool for each Element (Air, Fire, Water, Earth)
Completion of designated reading list:
Confessions of a Pagan Nun by Kate Horsley
Divine Beauty by John O’Donohue
The Sacred Whore by Maureen Concannon
If Women Rose Rooted by Sharon Blackie
Walking a Sacred Path by Lauren Artress
Red Haired Girl from the Bog by Patricia Monaghan
Bard by Morgan Llywelyn