SISTER SPINSTER

HERBS AND MAGIC ON THE CALIFORNIA NORTH COAST

WORKSHOPS

MYTH & MEDICINE OF ROSE - Monday, May 13

This 3.5 hour class is devoted to the Rose - no other flower has been so highly exalted throughout history than than the sweet smelling Rose. It's been so highly praised that I actually turned away from this medicine for many years, believing it to be co-opted by Hallmark and stereotypical Valentine's gifts. Not until later did I begin to study the myth and lore of this flower while beginning to experience some of Rose's profound healing qualities. This class will explore the medicinal, magical and spiritual properties of the venus flower through meditation and medicine making. Participants will leave with a variety of remedies to take home for their apothecaries and kitchens. Every year I order 4 lbs of fresh rose petals from the Sonoma County Herb Exchange, so we will be making medicine from these roses and basking in the glory of the bountiful harvest this evening. 

$66. Monday, May 13 * 5:30 pm - 9 pm. Register here.

PLANT LORE: Medicinal Tales of Plants

One weekend a month in Mendocino starting in March 2019

Medicine comes in many forms. One of my favorite medicines is the medicine of story. Plants are incredible storytellers and their storied medicines work through us in many different ways. This class focuses on folktales as a portal into the plant realm, to the place where we can tap into mystery and magic.  With the intention to engage with the medicine that both story and plants offer, we will work with one folktale and one plant each weekend. Class begins on a Saturday night where we will hear the story and meet the plant, and the following day will be working intensively with both components.
This class focuses on energetic properties of the plants, which we will discover through direct plant sits, meditation and trance work, dreamwork and art exploration. Each weekend will be capped at 8 participants.

The weekends are:

March 9 & 10: Stinging Nettle & The Wild Swans

April 13 & 14: Rosemary & The Handless Maiden

May 25 & 26: Poppy & Baba Yaga

June 8 & 9: Angelica & The Bear King

Schedule:

Saturday evening: 6:00-8:30 pm

Sunday: 10 am - 4:30 pm

You are welcome to attend just one weekend out of the series, or all weekends. Those that attend all weekends are offered a discounted price.

One weekend: $135 - To register for one weekend, please click on the dates above that you would like to attend.

++ A note about this class, we acknowledge that this class takes place on ancestral and present Pomo/Yuki land. Our intention is to pay respect through reciprocity & reparations, a percentage of all proceeds from this class will be donated to Pomo cultural projects.

In Bloom: A Flower Essence Weekend- Saturday, May 18 & 19 2019

This weekend of flower magic is devoted to learning how to make potent flower essences. Flower essences are energetic remedies used in herbal practice and self-care for supporting vibrational shifts in the soul and spirit. They are accessible and simple while being powerful and an incredible creative practice. In this two day workshop, we will visit incredible locations around the spectacular Mendocino Coast and forests to find flowers that we wish to make medicine with. We will enter into ceremony and work mainly with flower essences but will also cover gem essences, animal essences and environmental essences. Because this class is a sleepover, you will also learn some great dream work techniques for working with your flower essences and discovering how they might assist you in healing. Students will ground into the work through honoring the medicine of place here on the Mendocino Coast. 

Each student will leave with a few flower essences that they have made themselves, as well as opportunities to trade with other class participants. 

Class details:

The total class cost for the weekend is $222. Register here.

Class will start at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 18th and end at 3:30 pm on Sunday, May 19th.

Students are asked to bring a bagged lunch for Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday will be provided. The meals provided will be gluten-free. Please bring your own food if you have certain dietary restrictions. 

Students are welcome to camp at the Sister Spinster workshop on Saturday the 18th for an additional $15.

++ A note about this class, we acknowledge that this class takes place on ancestral and present Pomo/Yuki land. Our intention is to pay respect through reciprocity & reparations, a percentage of all proceeds from this class will be donated to the Pomo Acorn Festival.

SHAPING WATER: POESIS & THE ORACLE - June 14 - 16, 2019

This weekend intensive brings together oracular trance work, plant magic and spellcraft. We will work with the one-who-croaks-from-the-dark-waters, Frog Woman, as teacher and initiate into scrying work for the weekend. We will practice reading and listening to the energies that flow beneath the surface of things, individually and as a group, as we peer into the collective well. We will work with fennel, bay leaf, and apple as divinatory allies, practicing a variety of visioning methods to channel, write, and speak, weaving what we pull from the other realm into poetry and spellcraft. Medicinal plants have long been used as tunnel, veil, glimpse, voice into the otherworld and the allies that we are working with this weekend are potent doorways into seeing with the other eye. Since this class will be diving deep into Otherworld and trance, we will also spend time on strengthening our protective arts as we move between the realms.

This class is for those who are interested in trance work, poetry, plant energetics, channeling, seership & oracular practices that speak from Earth.

This experimental weekend workshop of oracular work with plants will be hosted at the Sister Spinster workshop in Mendocino, CA. There are only 9 spots available. Class begins Friday night (June 14) at 6 pm and will go till 9 pm then will meet all day Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm and 10 am - 3:30 pm on Sunday. The class cost is $333. Students will be leaving with medicines and essences made from some of these plants, as well as other goodies.

REGISTER HERE.

This class is taught by Liz Migliorelli and Lindsey Boldt

Lindsey Boldt is a poet, rune reader, Reiki Master, cat fancier, and plant witch of Celtic & Germanic ancestry who is obsessed with tracing the thrum inside and under things. She is currently entranced by apple blossoms, nettle crowns, and just all trees everywhere forever, amen. Lindsey’s healing & magical practice goes by the name of Wyrd Energetics. She also edits books for a living and is the author of Some Ennui, <(( ))>, Titties for Lindsey, and Overboard. Lindsey lives in Olympia, Washington on Squaxin & Nisqually land.

Liz Migliorelli belongs to a lineage of spinsters, hedge witches, apple romancers and herb cunning-folk. Liz’s people are Western Slavic, Celtic, Anglo-Saxon and volcano folk from Napoli. Her work with plants is inspired by the old folkways, the emerging folkways and the deep enchantment of living soil. Some of her favorite divination tools are beeswax, murky waters and chickens. She lives on unceded North Coast Pomo & Yuki territories also known as Mendocino, CA.