Denver Classes Spring/Summer 2019
Check back often as additional classes, including in-person in Denver and Ireland and online, will be offered throughout the year.
Classes Spring/Summer 2019
New Moon Ritual
Wed April 3 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. This new moon in Aries invokes the warrior, a time of initiation and forward momentum, embracing a new season, a new cycle. We will participate in ritual based on the Irish Celtic spiritual tradition. Suggested donation $10-$20. Held at Ritualcravt in Denver. Register HERE.
Creating and Tending to your Altar
NEW DATE! Thursday May 16 from 6:30- 8:30 PM. An altar can enhance your life through deep connection to the mysteries, the Divine, the ancestors. It can be a threshold place to meet them and co-create magic. There is no right or wrong way to create an altar although if you are feeling intimated by the process or yearn to deepen into northern Native European traditions, come discover the Wheel, the directions and the Elements that we work with. We will create a saining water with holy water from sacred springs in Ireland and dress a candle to activate and re-energize your altar. $40. Held at Ritualcravt in Denver. Register HERE.
Ritual Art: Mary Magdalene and Egg Magic
Sunday April 14 from 2-4 PM. She is a priestess and a sacred enigma, a keeper of the mysteries. Discover Mary Magdalene outside the realms of the patriarchy, and the power and magic she holds as a Sacred Warrioress, as a student and a teacher, as a woman, confidant and lover. She had the courage to believe the impossible and performed the impossible. We will create a red and gold egg filled with sacred treasures. Join Ritualcravt School teachers Michelle Vanderhouwen and Tonja Reichley for ritual and creating sacred art in ceremony. $35. Held at Ritualcravt in Denver. Register HERE
Gardening with the Moon
Monday May 13 from 6:30-8 PM. Humans have planted and harvested with the cycles of the moon throughout the mists of time. Gardening with the moon is a profound and effective way to connect to these ancient rhythms in your own growing and optimally nourish the plants and the Earth. We will review each of the moon signs and the gifts they offer to you, the plants and the garden. We will create a compost tea to bless and nourish the land we tend to. $30. Held at Ritualcravt in Denver. Register HERE.
Four week series: Tues May 14, 21, 28 and June 4 from 6:30-9 PM. Spiral through the Elements of Air, Fire, Water and Earth each week and the magical powers and blessings associated with each. We will ally with herbs as alchemical thresholds to the liminal and learn how to create lunar waters, anointing oils, aromatherapy sprays, spell jars and herb bundles. We will call in Irish goddesses Brighid, Maeve, Sheela na gig and the Morrigan to co-create with us as we find the power in reclaiming our magic. You will leave each class with two magic herbal potions that we create together in ritual. $160. Held at Ritualcravt in Denver. Register HERE.
Botanica is from a Latin root, from which most of the English language is derived. The class name mimics our ancient (and Native European-created) botanical naming system based on a genus (family name/ Botanica) and species (specific plant or in this case class: magica or erotica). We are in no way claiming any links or connection to the name of Mexican shops that sell herbs, which is a totally different context.
Botanica Erotica and Sex Magic
Friday May 24 from 6:30-9 PM. Herbs invite us to live a more sensual, vibrant, lustrous life. Discover specific herbs and essential oils to increase libido, for aphrodisiacs, and overall life vitality and juiciness. We will delve into the mystery and power of orgasm and discuss ritual sex as a manifestation and magical tool. We will blend a sacred center steam to nourish and create an all-natural love lubricant. As a woman-identified woman, I will share my experience and knowledge regarding orgasm (as a part of, although not focus) of this class. Open and receiving and welcoming to all. Sex is a wonderful part of the human experience, please join me in celebrating this. $45. Held at Ritualcravt in Denver. Register HERE.
Ritual Art: Hildegard of Bingen and Herbal Incense
Sunday June 2 from 2-4 PM. She was an herbalist, mystic, artist, writer, nun, composer, a Sacred Warrioress. She stood up to the patriarchy and was consulted and admired by popes and bishops. She wrote one of the first accounts of a woman’s orgasm and her medieval herbals are still referenced and valued by herbalists to this day. She was radically committed to that which she believed and loved, and encourages us to live into the truth of our own essences, outside societal constructs. Join Ritualcravt School teachers Michelle Vanderhouwen and Tonja Reichley for ritual and creating customized herbal incense blends and cones, using some of Hildegard’s favorite herbs. $30. Held at Ritualcravt in Denver. Register HERE.
New Moon Ritual
Monday June 3 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. This new moon in Gemini invites us to embrace our dualities and dance into the summer of enchantment. We will participate in ritual based on the Irish Celtic spiritual tradition. Suggested donation $10- $20. Held at Ritualcravt in Denver. Register HERE.
A Sacred Year with the Trees
March 2019- February 2020. Return to your roots by connecting with trees, who have been honored throughout the ages. In the Irish spiritual and healing tradition, tree wisdom, energy and medicine is a part of our heritage, and with the ecological concerns of our planet, the importance of trees is once again gaining momentum. The Irish Ogham alphabet connects us to the trees, as each has their own letter and rune symbol, offering a mystical as well as functional threshold. Additionally, each of the 13 sacred trees is honored through the lunar calendar in alignment with seasonal rhythms and energies.
Join me for a year long journey with the trees. Each month we will connect with the specific tree that is lunarly aligned with that season. We will learn the spiritual as well as the medicinal properties of the trees. We will deepen into our own relationship with the land and naturally tend to the Earth through our connection with these stately and wise beings. Each month we will journey with the trees in guided meditation, create medicines with the gifts of the trees, create the rune for that tree and explore different ways to connect with their wisdom and offerings. We will listen to the trees, ask what they need and be stewards to them.
A Sacred Year with the Trees meets one Sunday per month from March 2019- February 2020. In person in Denver, Colorado with three sessions via live online connection from Ireland. Class time is from 3-6 PM on Sunday afternoons: March 10, April 7, May 12, June 9, July 7, Aug 11, Sept 8, Oct 6, Nov 10, Dec 8, Jan 12 and Feb 9. $495. $100 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot with the remaining balance due in two equal installments (due March and September). Contact Tonja at email@example.com for more information and to register.