Classes and Workshops


SELF-CARE WITH CRYSTALS: RITUALS AND EXERCISES FOR SURVIVING THE WINTER SEASON WITH GEMS

Date: November 27, 2018
Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm
Cost: $25
Location: The Herbalist, 2106 NE 65th Street Seattle, WA 98115

The winter season can be a challenge to our bodies, our minds, and our spirits with its shorter days, lack of sunlight, and holiday responsibilities. The simplest way we can cope with these challenges is through a dedicated practice of self-care, of tending to ourselves and our spirits in nourishing, uplifting, and compassionate ways. This class will explore ways we can call upon the magic of gemstones to assist us in a dedicated practice of self-care, with a focus on:

  • the habit of making and sustaining personal ritual
  • crystals supportive of energy levels, inner illumination, physical well-being, auric field maintenance, emotional balance and peace
  • how to use crystals to protect oneself from unanted external energies and beings
  • physical tools made of/with crystals for tangible energetic assistance in maintaining a healthy vibration
  • how to utilize crystals for energetic support around family and social gatherings, and how to weather the Holiday season with ease and grace

Participants will receive a selection of gemstones relating to self-care, step-by-step instruction on suggested activities to try at home, and will participate in a self-care ritual with the class.


GEM ESSENCES: INCORPORATING THE VIBRATIONAL MAGIC OF CRYSTALS AND STONES INTO WATER

Date: December 18, 2018
Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm
Cost: $35 
Location: The Herbalist, 2106 NE 65th Street Seattle, WA 98115

Water is essential for life. Water keeps us cool, keeps us hydrated, purifies us, and calls us home. The vibrational magic of gemstones and crystals when paired with this vital elixir of life takes on a deeper energetic effect, one that can be experienced internally as well as externally. Gem essences are a beautiful way to bring the power of crystals to both your physical and energetic bodies for greater holistic results. In this class we will explore:

  • basic principles of gem essences and gemstone safety
  • types of gem essences
  • crafting and charging various gem essences
  • application of gem essences 
  • suggested personal rituals incorporating gem essence magic

Participants will craft a gem essence to take home and charge for later personal use internally and/or externally.


HOW TO WORK WITH CRYSTALS FOR BEGINNERS

Date: January 19, 2019
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Cost: $15 
Location: The Herbalist, 2106 NE 65th Street Seattle, WA 98115

Gems and minerals are magical conductors of energy and ancient wisdom, and can be valuable allies for us on our personal journeys towards manifesting our highest selves. In this workshop, we will explore the fundamentals of crystals, stones, and minerals and the many ways in which we can harness their gifts for both personal and collective empowerment. This is the perfect workshop for the beginner who is interested in learning how to select crystals for specific energetic intentions, how to build an energetic relationship with a crystal ally, how to care for and maintain your crystal collection, and how to deepen in your connection to the Earth through crystal wisdom. Topics include:

  • how to choose a crystal and ask it to work with you
  • how to cleanse and care for your crystals
  • how to charge a crystal with a specific intention
  • ways to be in relationship with crystals (energy work, meditation, dreamwork, spellcraft, and divination)
  • resources for continuing your education about crystals and gemstones

Attendees will leave the workshop with a small pouch containing one of each of the gems examined as a start to their personal gem collection. 


CRYSTAL MEDIUMSHIP: DEVELOPING A WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH STONES

Date: June 27, 2019
Time: 7:30 - 9:00pm
Cost: $35-45 sliding scale
Location: Madrona House Apothecary + Healing Arts1423 34th Ave Unit C Seattle, WA 98122

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.


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