Imbolc and Weaving Brighid’s Crosses
Sunday, Jan 27, 2019
2:00pm – 4:00pm
The fire festival of Imbolc honors Irish triple goddess Brighid, as maiden of springtime. Join us for an Imbolc ritual to celebrate the awakening within, to connect with Brighid and Irish traditions of the season. We will weave a Brighid’s cross made with rushes shipped to us from Ireland and create a charm jar with intentions for the new season.
Instructors: Tonja Reichley, Herbalist (Bsc, MBA), Ritualist and Author, has been teaching herbal classes rooted in Irish traditions, healing and spirituality for over 15 years. She has lived part time on the west coast of Ireland for 12 years, continually learning from the land, the plants, the people and the Ancestors as well as from her teacher Gina McGarry, whom she studied with in a three-month immersion in 2001, in residence in Ireland and continues to learn from. Tonja 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 and it is still a cornerstone of the herbal scene in Denver and beyond. Tonja has lead sacred journeys to Ireland for 12 years and continues to do so, including a two week Herb School over Summer Solstice. In 2019 she will be guiding pilgrimages over Beltaine and Autumn Equinox. In 2017 she published Wild Irish Roots: A Seasonal Guidebook to Herbs, Ritual and Connectionand her Way of Brighid Oracle Cards have been selling worldwide for many years.
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Michelle VanderHouwen is the owner of Oak and Hawthorn and provides the plant babies for Ritualcravt’s annual plant sale. Throughout all her years, she has studied art as a window into Spirit and the psyche, and Nature has been her church. Michelle believes that our hands are magnificent communicators. When we let them dig, sculpt, draw, scrape, tie and sew, we are sending messages to and from Heart Center. Our hands, full of sensation but devoid of reasoning, can create pure, honest prayer. In Michelle’s classes she teaches, with a variety of tools, different ways of accessing Spirit using our hands and hearts. Her goal is to help us all access the knowing we had at birth. Michelle is deeply knowledgeable about the spiritual wisdom of nature, studied Shamanic Herbalism with Darcey Blue, and walks with the soul of a Witch. Discover her creations at www.etsy.com/shop/OakandHawthorn.
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