Classes and Workshops

*OUR CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS ARE SAFE SPACES FOR ALL - LGBTQ, GNB, POC, Muslim, immigrant, as well as straight, cisgender people who care about diversity, equality and inclusion*

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION:

To register for a workshop, please visit our Square site. Space is limited in each class, so registration with pre-payment is the only way to ensure participation. A limited number of sliding scale spots are available for each workshop, for those in need. Please email me with any questions, or to discuss alternative payment options.


CRYSTAL MEDIUMSHIP: DEVELOPING A WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH STONES

Date: May 31, 2017
Time: 7:00 - 9:30pm
Cost: $20-30 sliding scale
Location: The Cunning Crow Apothecary, 9020 Greenwood Avenue North Seattle, WA 98103

Betsy Bergstrom describes mediumship as "a craft that includes consciousness to consciousness connection with a deity, angel or spirit ally. This practice allows compassionate deities and angels to verbally or energetically transmit visions, wisdom, knowledge and healing power." Gems and minerals are vessels of ancient wisdom here on Earth, and as such can be valuable allies for us on our personal journeys towards manifesting our highest selves. Through the practice of mediumship it is possible to develop deep personal relationships with the crystals that wish to be your allies and guides in this life. in this class:

  • discover how you receive extrasensory information
  • learn how to be in conversation with a gemstone or crystal
  • learn how to honor, acknowledge, and care for your crystal allies
  • experience a mediumship session as a group with a crystal
  • explore a personal journey with a crystal ally

Basic mediumship experience is suggested, but not required. Participants will leave the class with a small selection of stones discussed and/or utilized in the workshop.


CRYSTALS FOR ENERGETIC PROTECTION AND PURIFICATION

Date: June 14, 2017
Time: 7:00 - 9:30pm
Cost: $25-45 sliding scale
Location: The Cunning Crow Apothecary, 9020 Greenwood Avenue North Seattle, WA 98103

Having strong energetic boundaries and maintaining personal sovereignty is essential self-care; it's incredibly important for our overall well-being physically, emotionally, and spiritually. But how do we do this effectively, especially when we are feeling like we might need support ? Crystals and gemstones can be wonderful allies for this work. In this workshop, we will explore the many ways these beautiful spirits can assist us in fortifying, protecting, strengthening and even clearing our energetic fields. Topics include:

  • fundamentals of psychic protection, boundary work, and clearing
  • common stones for protection, purification, grounding, and cleansing
  • techniques for working with stones for protection and fortification
  • techniques for working with stones for cleansing and purification
  • suggested personal rituals for charging stones for these uses
  • gem essences as a way to externally and internally experience the vibrational magic of gemstones
  • clearing and cleansing gemstones and crystals that have been used for this work

Participants will craft a purifying and protective gem essence water to take home and incorporate into their personal energetic maintenance routine.


CRYSTALS OF THE CARNAL REALM: THE MAGIC OF GEMSTONES IN PERSONAL SEX RITUAL

Date: July 17, 2017
Time: 7:00 - 9:30pm
Cost: $30 ($50 with a massage wand), space limited to 10 students
Location: 2366 Eastlake Ave E #413 Seattle, WA 98102

Self-pleasure is a beautiful and sacred ritual for raising the energies of self-love, compassion, kindness, and celebration in and around the Divine Self. This work can also be a wonderful practice for calling in a higher vibration and greater sense of focus around personal intentions for healing, growth, manifestation, emotional development, and spirituality. Incorporating the vibrational magic of gemstones and crystals into this work can be especially electrifying and potent. Discover how the stones can assist us in our intentions to not only find a deeper sense of self-love and body confidence, but also to assist in our healing journeys around sexual trauma, abuse, shame, and dysfunction. Topics include:

  • crystals for raising sexual energy
  • crystals for self-love, compassion, nurturing, and beauty
  • crystals for self-confidence and self-expression
  • crystals for healing physical and emotional trauma
  • the inentional practice of reclaiming your sacred sexuality
  • manual applications of crystals on/around/inside the body for sexual pleasure
  • developing a sacred relationship with yourself and your healing crystals

Participants are encouraged to either purchase a crystal massage wand of their choice ahead of class, or select the ticketing option that includes a wand (to be provided at class). Due to the sensitive nature of this work, all participants must be 21 and older.


SELF-CARE WITH CRYSTALS: CREATING SACRED SPACES WITH THE STONES

Date: July 26, 2017
Time: 7:00 - 9:30pm
Cost: $25-35 sliding scale
Location: The Cunning Crow Apothecary, 9020 Greenwood Avenue North Seattle, WA 98103

Maintaining a peaceful, calm, and productive environment at both work and home (and even during travel!) is essential to our overall mental, emotional, physical, and energetic well-being. In this installment of the Self-Care with Crystals series, we will explore how to create and invoke sacred space with crystals in the areas where we live and work. Topics include:

  • what is sacred space and why do we need it?
  • the effects of crystals on the environment and in one's physical space
  • how to raise specific vibrations and energy through intentional crystal placement in your home or office
  • crystal gridding
  • crystal altars and energetic clusters
  • crystal feng shui
  • traveling with crystals
  • charging and maintaining sacred space crystals

Participants will receive one or more crystals discussed in class to take home and utilize in the personal environment of their choosing.


LUNAR GEMS: NEW MOON CRYSTAL MAGIC

Date: August 23, 2017
Time: 7:00 - 9:30pm
Cost: $25-35 sliding scale
Location: The Cunning Crow Apothecary, 9020 Greenwood Avenue North Seattle, WA 98103

The cycles of the Moon offer us many opportunities to engage in personal ritual around specific intentions, goals, hopes and dreams. Part of the Lunar Gems series, this class focuses on the energies of the New Moon - the threshold following Her Waning phase, when She goes dark before beginning Her Waxing ascent to the Full Moon. It is here we can plant seeds of intention, where we have the opportunity to release what is not serving us and begin anew. Through ceremony and ritual we not only honor the beauty and magic of the Moon, but we can call upon Her to bestow Her light (or darkness, in this case) upon our workings, infusing them with added potency. When we combine crystals and gemstones with this work, we "supercharge" our intentions and have the opportunity to deepen in our practice. Topics include:

  • basic properties of lunar magic; moon phases and their specific energies
  • crystals and gemstones related to the new moon
  • new moon rituals and crystal spells 
  • making a new moon crystal altar
  • cleansing crystals with the new moon
  • charging crystals with the new moon
  • dreaming with crystals on the new moon

Participants will engage in a New Moon ceremonial process with the class, and will leave with a selection of New Moon crystals discussed in class to incorporate into their own lunar workings at home.


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