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Join Copperwoman, in singing songs that nourish feelings of closeness and unity, and assist in raising vibration, creating a fertile ground for prayer and healing. Copperwoman "catches" songs that emerge out of the energy and common experiences of our growing beings. They inspire us with wisdom and insights and rise from a place of core connection. Songwords will be on the handouts page for those who register for the day or weekend. The songs are easy to learn and nurture our feelings of being earth family. Music IS the Medicine!
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. After this class, you'll want to find her near you and bring the generative medicine of hawthorn into your daily life…
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, brings me great joy in tending, I set myself to finding as many ways as possible to bring hawthorn into our daily diet. In this fast-paced hands-on demonstration, you'll learn different methods for bringing hawthorn fruit, flowers and leaves alive in your life. Be forewarned...It's simple, messy and fun! You might even laugh...hawthorn is known for that!
Imagine your home garden as your habitat, a place that actively cultivates your well-being as you tend it. By choosing plants and practices that support you, life on the planet, and bring joy, you begin cultivating medicine of place. With more opportunities to work from home, and more challenges procuring fresh, well-grown herbs, there has never been a better time to bring your medicine home. Dedicated to getting people back in the garden for health and enjoyment, EagleSong shows you how to engage nature as an ally. Using her No-Dig garden approach and the BOCA No-Turn-Compost System, at 70, she still maintains RavenCroft Garden, the 30-year teaching garden surrounding her home. "When I was younger, I liked to dig, now...not so much, though, I find I still like to eat and have the occasional need of a remedy”.
We will take a look at the world of honey bees and their relationship to natural medicine. We will explore:
- How they live, and how they create the colonies in which they live and grow
- How these living conditions naturally create many products which are used as medicine by humans and animals (wax, honey, propolis, etc)
- Each medicinal component, what it is used for by the bee, and how it is used by humans
- How to extract propolis for optimal extraction
- Using Honey as a menstruum (solvent for making extracts)
- Many uses of bees wax
- Royal jelly, and other lesser known bee products (stinging, bees themselves, the whole hive, mead, etc.)
We will also get a bit into historical usage of bee products and how it differs today, care, sustainability and the current struggle of the bees, spiritual aspects of bees and beekeeping, a word on bee shamanism, and our evolving relationship to this incredible creature.
In this class we will explore and learn basic steps (wawae) that is foundation in all hula lineages:
Before Western contact, hula was danced for social enjoyment but its chants also preserved epic tales, myths, history and philosophy. Multiple tales describe the mythic beginnings of hula but the most-often heard is probably that of Pele and her sister Hi`iaka. Laka, the spiritual patron of hula, is more prominently associated with hula and was symbolized in the halau (hula school). A dancer's rigorous training and performance were taken seriously with dancers paid and materially supported by the ruling ali`i.
There are many other basic steps, but we will explore these ones and understand body mechanics, rhythm, and timing to execute them well. This class (papa hula) will be accompanied by using a traditional double headed gourd implement (ipu heke). Please come dressed in comfortable work out clothes. Mahalo!
In this class we'll talk about the historical, cultural, and ancestral role of this food crop. "Where there's collard greens, there are Black people," borrowed from a Hawaiian saying about Taro or Haloa.
Ahoy ye maties and welcome to Pirateology. Put on your eyepatches and your scarfs and join Captain Redwood, as we learn shanties, knot tying, and how to be a pirate. Then we'll sail the seven herbal seas and find buried treasure by the house of the Pirate Queen. So, board the ship, hoist the jolly Roger, and set sail with the Captain.
Welcome maidens, to the Circle of Women! Join us in celebrating the beauty and strength of this phase of your life, the time of your bloods. We will explore ideas and feelings, hear stories, make things to care for ourselves and prepare for the Maiden’s Rites of Passage Ceremony to be held Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. Any young woman who would like to go through the Maiden Ceremony must attend this class.
Early Morning Classes