SISTER SPINSTER

HERBS AND MAGIC ON THE CALIFORNIA NORTH COAST

WORKSHOPS

Heart Work: A series on Heart Centered Resilience and Reverence in 4 parts - SOLD OUT 

This series of classes dances with the craft of nurturing an openly imaginative heart. We will work with plant allies for anxiety, heartbreak and strong spirits as well as magical practices for cultivating resilient hearts during devastating times. This class involves potion brewing, holy waters, poetry reading, trance work and in-class remedies and rituals. We welcome grief, tears, broken hearts, confusion, and know that all of these experiences are human and valid! Some reading and homework will be assigned. 

Class will be held on Monday nights from 5:30-8:30 on February 25, March 4, March 11, March 18 at my workshop in Mendocino. Class cost: $150. To register, click here.

++ 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.

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 - SOLD OUT

April 13 & 14: Rosemary & The Handless Maiden

May 25 & 26: Poppy & Baba Yaga - 2 spots left

June 8 & 9: Angelica & The Bear King - 1 spot left

Schedule:

Saturday evening: 5:00-7:30 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.

SAP RISING: Spring Folk Traditions - Mendocino Weeknight Series

What are all of the ways that we honor this season inside of our bodies and in relationship to place? This series with herbalist Liz Migliorelli entwines wild land expression, the exchanges of the elements and a rooting into the seasonal cycle via folk magic traditions of Old Europe.

This workshop will include:

Plant Walks * Cosmic Folk Dance * The Frog Goddess & Her Folktales * Land Offering

Flower Magic * Honey Blessings * Holy Waters * Egg Lore * Medicine Making

* Dream Incubation * Growth Rituals * Seasonal Spring Greens

Weekly Series:

Thursday Nights from 6 pm -8:45 pm and one Saturday class

3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 3/30 (10 am - 1 pm) 4/11, 4/18

Class cost: $345. To register, click here.

SAP RISING: Spring Folk Traditions - Deming, WA Weekend Intensive - April 4-7 2019

Tree buds burst forth, green leaves sprout open, petals protrude, each sign of new growth is the sounding of a celebratory bell in the bright air. We hear the sap song that rises in the trees, the wheel of the year is spinning into Spring. What are all of the ways that we honor this season inside of our bodies and in relationship to place? This weekend workshop with herbalist Liz Migliorelli entwines wild land expression, the exchanges of the elements and a rooting into the seasonal cycle via folk magic traditions of Old Europe. 

In collaboration with the Nooksack River, water magic will be a central focus of the weekend in the form of crafting holy waters and flower essences. We will meet Willow, Hawthorn and other plants who have their roots in water and inspire rejuvenation and nourishment for the quickening time of year. The Frog Goddess of folktales and mythos will join our circle, an ancient symbol of the fertile creatrix. Other elements of this workshop include: finding the footing of cosmic folk dance that awakens the land, making medicines to enrich our home apothecaries, crafting land offerings and incubating dreams for the group. 

Workshop dates and times:

Thursday, April 4 - 7 pm - 9 pm

Friday, April 5 (the new moon!) - 10 am - 5 pm 

Saturday, April 6 - 10 am - 5 pm 

Sunday, April 7 - 10 am - 4 pm 

This workshop takes place about 35 minutes outside of Bellingham, WA at Turtle Haven Sanctuary in Deming, WA. There is an airport in Bellingham for those coming from elsewhere. Nearby lodging is available at an additional cost for those coming from afar. If you are interested in learning more about staying at the Forest Hermitage, please contact Liz to make arrangements!

Cost:

$345-$425

(please pay what you are able)

Please note that each participant will leave with $45 (or more!) worth of medicines for their home apothecary. 

Only ten spaces are available.

HOW TO REGISTER: Please email liz@sisterspinster.net if you are interested in attending this intensive workshop! Because this workshop has different price points, we are arranging payments via paypal or mailed check. Specify that you are interested in the Washington weekend intensive, since this workshop is also taking place in Mendocino. Please get in touch with Liz with any questions!

++ A note about this class: We acknowledge that this workshop takes place along Nuxwt’íqw’em, the middle-fork of the Nooksack river, the ancestral and present lands of the Nooksack people. Our intention is to pay respect through reciprocity & reparations, 15% of proceeds from this workshop will be offered to Nooksack cultural projects. 

SAP RISING: Spring Folk Traditions - Mendocino Weekend Intensive - April 26-28 2019

Tree buds burst forth, green leaves sprout open, petals protrude, each sign of new growth is the sounding of a celebratory bell in the bright air. We hear the sap song that rises in the trees, the wheel of the year is spinning into Spring. What are all of the ways that we honor this season inside of our bodies and in relationship to place? This series with herbalist Liz Migliorelli entwines wild land expression, the exchanges of the elements and a rooting into the seasonal cycle via folk magic traditions of Old Europe.

This workshop will include:

Plant Walks * Cosmic Folk Dance * The Frog Goddess & Her Folktales * Land Offering

Flower Magic * Honey Blessings * Holy Waters * Egg Lore * Medicine Making

* Dream Incubation * Growth Rituals * Seasonal Spring Greens

Class Dates:

April 26-28, 2019

Friday class: 5 pm - 9 pm

Saturday class: 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday class: 10 am - 4 pm

Class cost: $325-$400 (please pay what you are able)

HOW TO REGISTER: Please email liz@sisterspinster.net if you are interested in attending this intensive workshop! Because this workshop has different price points, we are arranging payments via paypal or mailed check. Specify that you are interested in the Mendocino weekend intensive, since this workshop is also taking place in Washington. Please get in touch with Liz with any questions!


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.