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The lymphatic system is called Rasa in Sanskrit, meaning the river of life. Keeping this river flowing allows our tissues to receive nourishment, which is the secret to being and looking healthy. Our lymph fluids allow hormones to get from one endocrine gland to another and play an important role in our reproductive health. The lymphatic system is also called the Immune system, which we all know is important for fighting foreign invaders and staying healthy. There will be demonstrations on how to map the lymphatic system in your body with an emphasis on breast health. There will be time for Q &A about our breasts and immunity and what tools can support change and prevent diseases. Students will leave having a clear understanding of the lymph system and how to keep it and their breasts healthy.
There is strength in a river that is flowing
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.
Connecting the dots between chronic stress & its impact on metabolic health, blood sugar balance, and the hormonal system. Nutrition, herbal, and lifestyle support to balance and optimize the adrenals and hormonal system to heal the metabolism.
Adrenal Fatigue can show up in many forms, including:
- A depressed immune system
- Leaky gut
- Low energy
- Weight Gain
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Difﬁculty sleeping
- Pre-diabetes & diabetes
In this class, you’ll learn how your adrenals work, how they impact the metabolism, blood sugar balance, sleep, immunity, energy production, and the entire hormonal system.
This class will breakdown a holistic approach to nourish your adrenals and stop the domino affect of hormonal and metabolic imbalance. This approach is essential if you are ready to reclaim your health, gain energy, loose weight, and sleep better.
Learn how to look at your health through a different lens, so that your food can meet your physiology and impact your overall health and energy levels. Your body is constantly trying to ﬁnd balance. Make sure you are giving it what it needs to achieve this so you can take back control of your energy and health!
The class for bone health encompasses the following:
- The healing principles of Ayurveda
- Contemporary principles of Holistic Nutrition
- Self-care tips and tools
- Balanced Nutrition for bone health - including herbal allies for the bones
Discover the cast of nutrients your bones really need. Learn about digestion, absorption, gut health, eating for your constitution, common deficiencies, herbal allies and best food preparation methods.
- Best food preparation techniques for nutrient density
- Assessing your digestion and absorption - assessment and remedies for support.
- Nutrient deﬁciencies and optimizing gut health
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.
A Deep Dive discourse on the impact of systemic racism that touches all Humans. Unmask and discover the means and the methods of unplugging and healing from deep seated internalized racism. All Women Are Welcomed.
Explore and learn Ancient and contemporary knowledge of the various ways to use Sound Frequencies for personal and therapeutic Mind-Body Wellness. Bring a Drum and /or Rattle. No drumming experience required.
Join Xochi: teacher, artist, & healer on a class about the ancient healing traditions of the South.
This unique class is a ritual in itself with the visual pleasure of lit candles, burning Copalli, and a vibrant altar all in the background.
Xochi is an initiated Ajq’ij / Spiritual Guide & Healer of the Maya tradition and Keeper of the Ceremonial Calendar.
She will share wisdom taught to her in oral tradition from her K’iche Mayan Grandmother’s y maestras. Sharing a little bit about the foundation of Curanderismo in plática, along with a little cultural protocol on being guests in these sacred teachings.
Xochi will go into depth about the healing practice of spiritual limpias and explore with everyone hands on about Barridas; spiritual sweeping.
Everyone who joins the class is encouraged to bring a branch of fresh herbs from their garden to learn hands on the practice of self administered spiritual sweeping/cleansing.
Join brujas Maria and Xochi for a fun, visual class about the rising reclamation of Latinx Witchcraft in America.
With candles lit, copalli burning, & sacred tools surrounding them & their altar, Xochi y María will open the space con spells y prayer.
They will discuss the use of herbs & candles, while teaching a bit on velaciónes and the use of the fire in witcheria.
As well they will share a little on the history of American Brujería vs Mexican Brujería, their own stories of being modern Brujas, and what’s culturally appropriate.
There will be much laughter, gossip, play, and Spanglish between these two sisters, so don’t miss out. Join in creating mágica!
Crones have had some (almost) universal experiences as the pandemic altered our lives, and yet our experiences also have qualities as unique as our fingerprints. This will be a time of sharing our experiences—the good, the bad and the ugly. You may want to share your process over these months, and/or your present situation may be important for you to talk about.
What have been/are the greatest challenges or hardships? Where has growth occurred? What are the blessings? How does your stage of life affect your choices and behavior? Have you been able to call on your inner wisdom? What do you hope you retain when/if our lives return to something like the old normal?
Please bring your stories to our virtual circle, so that we can learn from and support each other. (We understand that some of your experience was probably frustration with conflicting information, mandates and other government responses, citizen behavior in your community and/or conflicts with friends or colleagues--or similar areas of frustration. It is fair game to describe your frustrations in this forum, but important that we stay in the mode of loving mutual support and not turn to debating or ranting!)
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