Denver Classes 2018
Please contact Tonja at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for classes unless otherwise designated.
Check back often as additional classes, including in-person in Denver and Ireland and online, will be offered throughout the year.
Classes Autumn 2018
A Druid Herbal for Lughnasa: Tues August 14 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. Register HERE.
Intuitive Plant Medicine: Sunday August 19 from 2-4:30 PM The natural world awaits our connection. Discover ways to connect to the wild and cultivated plants in our Denver urban landscape. We will open up to the wonder of the medicine for body and spirit as we journey with a plant spirit, learn to create flower remedies and lunar elixirs, herb bundles and plant brushings. We discover how to ally with a plant and co-create in joyful community with the wisdom teachers within and without. Includes a flower remedy and herb bundle we will create in class. $45. Held at MoonDance Botanicals. Register HERE.
Alchemy of Aromatherapy: Tues August 21 from 6:30-9 PM
Our sense of smell evokes, transports, stirs and awakens and is a gateway to our most base and primal response. Learn the art of scentual alchemy as we engage with a variety of essential oils and herbs to discover their impact on our emotional, spiritual, mental and physical response. We will blend potions based on top, heart and base notes of aromatherapy. We will create sensual spells and you will leave with an infused herbal oil and a custom scent for your body. $50. Held at Ritualcravt. Register HERE.
Elemental Magic: Thurs August 30 from 6:30- 9:30 PM
Spiral through the Elements of Air, Fire, Water and Earth and the magical powers and blessings associated with each. 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 Sheela na gig, Brighid, the Morrigan and the Cailleach to co-create with us as we find the beauty and power in remembering our magic. You will leave with two magical herbal potions. $50. Held at Ritualcravt. Register HERE.
The Celtic Sense of Belonging: Tues September 4th from 6:30- 9 PM
Reclaim aspects of your Celtic/ Irish heritage and your sense of belonging as you discover the tenants of this ancient spiritual practice that honors the Earth as divine. We will spiral through the aspects of Celtic spirituality including hospitality, the everyday sacred, liminality, the sacred feminine and contemplative connection in Nature. We will weave in everyday practices to connect to this native spiritual tradition and learn three herbs revered by our Celtic/ Irish ancestors. You will take home a hospitality tea blend and a Celtic prayer bag. $45. Held at MoonDance Botanicals. Register HERE.
Introduction to Botanica Magica: Sunday Oct 14 from 3-6 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. $50. Held at MoonDance Botanicals. Register HERE.
Herbcraft: Wild Irish Roots: Four Wednesdays Oct 17- Nov 7 from 6-9 PM. Reclaim your heritage and learn the wise ways of your Wild Irish Roots through this 4-week immersion. We will learn how to embrace herbs as a way to live a more connected, rooted life, based on traditions of Native European lineage. Each week we will focus on a different body system and learn ways to treat the dis-eases of that system using herbs, aromatherapy, flower essences and more, all connected to our wild Irish roots and the inherent wisdom found therein. We will learn how to create tinctures, salves, infused herbal oils, tea blends and anointing oils and you will take home your time-honored creations. $160. Held at MoonDance Botanicals. Register HERE.
The Serpent and the Veil: A Mystery School of Indigenous Celtic Wisdom
Samhain 2018- Samhain 2019
Mystery schools are an ancient and often secret gathering of community, to learn and remember indigenous wisdom, perform ritual and connect with the Otherworld. We will come together to connect to the spiral dance of life, and through that deepen our sense of responsibility to the Earth, our ancestors, to community and our own sovereignty. We will participate in sacred circle as our indigenous ancestors have gathered, to live, remember and embody the rhythms of the seasons and the powers found within and without these cycles. We will reclaim our sense of belonging, remember our truth and reunite disparate aspects of ourselves through myths, land, herbs and ritual. We will collectively work to reconnect the Otherworld with our own, thus restoring balance and healing to the Earth.
Beginning with a retreat weekend near Denver and culminating with a week in Ireland, Serpent and the Veil is a unique gathering of individuals committed to remembering the old ways by working with and through the veil.
Begins Samhain 2018. Click HERE for more information.
Planning Ahead 2019
One Saturday per month (dates listed below) from 10 AM- 4 PM January-September (except July) plus at home study and monthly projects. $995
The Herbal Warrior Apprenticeship offers an in-depth, rigorous, nine-month intensive into the 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 5+ 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 confidently can 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. Take in conjunction with Sacred Ritual Arts, which meets each Friday night prior, and save $100 on both.
Herbal Warrior Apprenticeship Dates for 2019: Saturdays January 19, February 16, March 16 and March 30, April 13, May 18, June 8, no class in July, August 17, September 14 from 10 AM- 4 PM.
Sacred Ritual Arts
One Friday per month from 6-9 PM January-September (except July) plus reading list and monthly projects. $375.
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, 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). Save $100 on Sacred Ritual Arts when you take in conjunction with Herbal Warrior.
Sacred Ritual Arts Dates for 2019 one Friday per month: January 18, February 15, March 15 and March 29, April 12, May 17, June 7, no class in July, August 16, September 13 from 6- 9 PM.