Tuesday, May 21, 2019
6:30pm – 9:00pm
*Four part series! May 14,21,28 & June 4*
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.
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.
Tonja Reichley, Herbalist (Bsc, MBA), Ritualist and Author, has been teaching herbal classes rooted in Irish traditions, healing and spirituality for 15 years. She has lived part time on the west coast of Ireland for 12 years, continually learning from the land, the plants and the Ancestors as well as her teacher Gina McGarry, whom she studied with in a three-month immersion in 2001, in residence in Ireland. She graduated from the Rocky Mountain School of Botanical Medicine in 2000, began her first herbal business, MoonDance Botanicals, in 2002. She opened a store-front in Denver Colorado in 2004, had a thriving herbal business and sold it to long-time customers in 2016 where it is still a cornerstone of the herbal scene in Denver and beyond.
Tonja Reichley spends her time in the urban alleyways of Denver and on the windswept coast of western Ireland foraging for wild herbs to nourish, heal and revitalize the whole self: body, mind and spirit. She loves the power and connection of ritual and ancient Celtic monastic traditions. She practices alchemy through the synchronicities of the natural world and her own connection to the healing arts, inspired by Brighid of Kildare, Irish goddess and saint.
Tonja has lead sacred journeys to Ireland for 12 years and continues to do so, including a two week Herb School and a Mystery School inititation. These journeys inspire pilgrims with the holy landscape: deepening through ritual, prayer, intention, opening to the mysteries of ancient sites and herbal thresholds.
In 2017 she published Wild Irish Roots: A Seasonal Guidebook to Herbs, Ritual and Connection and her Way of Brighid Oracle Cards have been selling worldwide for many years.
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