Fall Calendar 2014

AutumnWednesday, September 3, 7 p.m.

Tobacco Workshop

Our friend, Bridget Warner, is hosting a workshop for those interested in growing ceremonial tobacco.

“Tobacco has been used for several thousands of years by Native Americans for prayer, protection and healing. Please join us for the evening as we tour my tobacco garden, discuss how to grow and dry tobacco and share stories about the origin of this most sacred plant. Free Nicotiana rustica seed, refreshments and snack included. I look forward to seeing you there.

Please RSVP spiritoftobacco23@gmail.com for planning. Thank you.”

Place: Isham Family Farm
3515 Oak Hill Rd

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Healing Circle/Ceremony This Sunday

CeremonyThe past few weeks have witnessed great upheaval and suffering around the world. Mother Earth, herself, is struggling as are many of her creatures. As the prophesies of many peoples have said, these are difficult times.

Please join us Sunday afternoon for a time of sharing and ceremony, as we join our hearts, minds, and spirit to offer healing. We will gather around the Medicine Wheel to share our hopes, visions, and concerns. Then we will perform a Despacho ceremony (we will create an work of beauty that will carry our prayers and intent to Mother Earth and the Spirits), drum, pray, and meditate, sending healing to Mother Earth and all beings who wish our aid. At the conclusion of the ceremony there will be an opportunity for anyone present to request a healing.

Date: Sunday, August 3rd

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Place: Jennie and Michael’s home

Bring: Drums or rattles, and Offerings for the ceremonial Despacho (flowers, herbs, small bits of food, stones, trinkets, tobacco, cloth, ribbon, etc.)

RSVP’s appreciated

Please contact us if you have questions or need directions.

June 21st: Summer Solstice Gathering/Ceremony

Summer!Please join us for our annual Summer Solstice Gathering and Ceremony, Saturday, June 21st at 8 a.m., at our home. Bring a vegetarian breakfast offering (food or drink) to share, and flowers or other gifts for the altar or fire. Weather permitting we will be outdoors, and hope to include our new Medicine Wheel (under construction) in the ceremony. We will offer insect repellent and feel free to bring your own. We will also provide: granola, hot oatmeal, yogurt, and coffee and tea.

We look forward to seeing you! Please feel free to share this invitation with friends.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend!

Feel free to e-mail us for directions to our home.

Reiki II Class: August 1st and 2nd

AzaleasFriday August 1, and Saturday August 2
Friday 7-9
Saturday 9-4:30

Reiki (pronounced ray-ki) is an ancient form of healing that originated in Tibet and was then brought to Japan, where the form was further developed by Master Mikao Usui. Reiki is a universal Life Energy that connects all living beings. Reiki is passed down and taught as a gentle and powerful form of healing for the body, mind and soul.

Many people learn Reiki for self-healing. The desire to learn is often a deeply personal one.

Reiki II allows people to use 3 of the core symbols, including learning how to offer Reiki long Distance. Reiki II practitioners may use Reiki in their professional work, and offer deeper most specific healings. Students will be attuned to Reiki II, be taught the symbols, and have ample time to practice, and discuss. Students will learn toning, and other methods used at this level.

Traditionally for a Reiki II or higher class, students apply for admission. Students (who have completed Reiki I training) will be attuned to the Reiki II symbols, and to the ways in which one offers Reiki to others. All information and techniques are covered in this 1 day training, with ample practice time set aside. Students are expected to practice Reiki regularly after this training, as a way to settle the energy and to become more fluent in the way Reiki will flow for you.

Information and techniques covered include:

§  Reiki Hand positions

§  Giving a complete Reiki treatment, with symbols

§  Using Reiki for specific conditions

§  The Reiki II symbols and how to use them

§  Using Reiki to heal unwanted habits

§  Distant Healing

§  Japanese Reiki Techniques


To apply, please send a letter of intention to Jennie. A few questions to consider before moving on to Reiki II are:


  • Are you ready for 2nd degree?
  • Can you feel when Reiki is drawing?
  • Do you have a general understanding of Reiki?
  • Do you use Reiki on a regular basis?
  • How often do you conduct self treatments?
  • How important is it for you to learn how to do absentia Reiki?
  • Are you clear about your reasons for wanting to become Reiki II?

 Certificates will be presented upon completion of the training.

 Taught by Jennie           Fee $150  Registration Required

Awakening to the Healing Heart of Summer

Summer-SunsetSaturday July 12th. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We are each a sun, burning brightly, our lives illuminating and nurturing the world. Although we may imagine ourselves to be walking through life alone, we are profoundly connected to all that is. Even in adversity we can, if we remember our true selves, feel joy.

The shaman’s world shimmers with energy. We walk through a world that is vibrant and mysterious. Our journey follows the turning of the year and is reflected in the growth cycles of people and the natural world. We find in summer the Earth is fecund and bursting with joy and creativity.

In this experiential workshop participants will awaken to the Heart of Summer. We will use  shamanic journeying, story, merging, ceremony, and, perhaps, a walk in the park, to connect to the majesty of the season, and the many beings and energies that are now at their most exuberant and potent. Participants will explore their relationship to these beings and energies, remember their capacity for creativity, growth, and joy, and discover new pathways to healing.

Led by Michael

Fee: $40

Registration required by July 7th.



Open Studio: Connecting With The Creative Process

MonoprintTuesdays 1-4 pm and Thursdays 9-12. Six weeks Starting May 27. Studio is closed on Tuesday June 10.

Go wild with color, texture, movement or sound, and your creative process!

Take the time to open the window to your creative side. In this 6-week class cycle, we will explore in an open expressive arts studio to combine uninhibited art-making with thoughtful writing and reflection. JourneyWorks is a safe space, free of any comment or criticism, providing you with a healthy environment to access your inner wisdom and explore and expand your intuition. No prior art or writing experience necessary – just an open mind.
In this time, we will have a simple orientation, and then time for you will to independently explore the studio through movement, writing, drawing, painting, and simple sculpture materials. We will finish by coming back to the circle to share our experiences. Support and guidance is available throughout.

Led by Jennie.

$40.00 per session.  Scholarships are available.

Registration is required. Sign up for one day or all!

June 13-14 Reiki 1 Class

LupineJune 13, 7-9 p.m.; June 14  9:30-4:30 p.m.

Reiki (pronounced ray-ki) is an ancient form of healing that originated in Tibet then brought to Japan, where the form was further developed by Master Mikao Usui. Reiki is a universal Life Energy that connects all living beings., Reiki is passed down and taught as a gentle but powerful form of healing for the body, mind and soul.
Many people learn Reiki for self-healing. The desire to learn is often a deeply personal one. With a Reiki I certificate, a person can do Reiki for themselves, family, friends and pets. Reiki can also be used alone or in conjunction with other healing arts. Students will learn the history of Reiki, and develop their personal connection with Reiki. They will be given Reiki I attunements and taught how to do a healing, and hand positions and lots of time to practice the hand positions on each other.

Please wear comfortable clothing.

Certificates will be presented upon completion of the training.

Fee: $125

Jen Kristel, M.A.CET, RMT Is a Master level Reiki Teacher in both the Usui and Karuna lineages. She has been studying and practicing Reiki since 1996.