Upcoming Classes & Workshops
Classes added regularly
Ayurvedic Self Care Rituals
From dry-brushing to tongue scraping to oil massaging, Ayurveda has a lot to offer for the stressed-out and and overbooked lifestyles. In this class, we’ll cover some of the most simple and potent techniques that have been practiced for centuries around the globe. Theory, how-to instructions, and self-care tools to take home.
Herbal Oils & Salve Making
Have you ever wondered if there are natural remedies for topical first aid? In this class, we’ll talk about my top favorite herbs that are safe and effective natural remedies for common ailments such as cuts, bruises, sore muscles, bee stings, and sunburns. We’ll cover the healing benefits of each plant, how to infuse the plants into medicine, and we’ll create a family-friendly herbal salve (or topical skin remedy) for you to take home.
The Six Tastes
Have you ever started to sweat after eating a chili pepper? Or had your lips pucker after sucking on a lemon? Each of the six tastes (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and astringent) are made up of different elements and have a very different effect on the body and mind. In this class, we will sample each of the tastes, discuss their building blocks, how they interact with the body, and when (and when not) to use them.
Herbs for the Nervous System
Have you ever had a sip of Chamomile tea and felt your whole body release and let go of tension? There are a handful of gentle but powerful herbs that can gently calm the nervous system and help with stress reduction. With the season shifting into fall, holiday season just vamping up, the school season in full swing, and with the stress of everyday life, the nervous system can be overloaded. In this class, we’ll talk and sample some herbal remedies that support nervous system health and stress reduction.
Previous Classes & Workshops
Found by the creekside, in your backyard, and growing in the cracks of the sidewalks, medicinal herbs are in abundance in Minnesota. In this class, we’ll discuss how to integrate these common weeds and local medicinal herbs into your life for greater healing. We’ll sample some tea, taste some herbal tinctures, and learn how to make simple herbal oils and salves.
Meditation & Stress Reduction
In the peak of summer, it’s easy to get swept away in the business of the season. The best way to balance the bustle is to slow down and relax. Join us to learn simple meditations, cooling breathing exercises, and herbal stress management to calm the nervous system.
Healing With The Five Senses
Part of the Sacred Earth Festival hosted by Land by Hand in Fairbault, MN. With constant screen time, noise pollution, and our fast paced culture, we are conditioned to use to the senses to distract us from the present moment. In this experiential class, we’ll slow down, sit mindfully, and tap into the healing capacity of the five senses.
((available upon request))