Normally, we offer herbalism and other natural health classes at Hawthorn & Violet as part of our mission to help empower people to take charge of their health and wellness. Throughout the course of the year, our offerings cycle through beginner herbalism classes, winter wellness, making elderberry syrup and other medicines, and finding medicine in the plants that grow in our region or that might be sitting right on our spice rack. Classes are always changing- sometimes we come back to old favorites, and some offerings are brand new.
This last year has been a little different, so classes are on hold for now. Our space doesn’t allow for a gathering of a large group under current circumstances. However, once it feels right to do so, I am really excited to start offering classes again. And in the spring, I will offer some outdoor herb walk classes. Watch our Facebook page for more details.
I’ll leave the class info up so that you can see how it normally works and some classes that were offered in early 2020.
1. Email me or send me a message on Facebook with your email address so I can send you an invoice to pay securely online. If you are registering for more than yourself, be sure to include the other participants names in your message! email@example.com
2. call and pay over the phone (or request an invoice to be sent to your email address if you’d rather pay online) (810) 569-6820
3. stop in the store during regular store hours and register in person.
Introduction to Esoteric Healing
February 28th, 2020 7 pm-9pm
“Esoteric” means hidden and implies that which lies behind or is further within. Esoteric healing is healing from within and addresses the cause of disease rather than symptoms.. This healing art calls the life of the Soul into conscious activity with the person’s life.
Esoteric Healing is an approach to healing that reaches far beyond the physical body, accessing the emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of our being as well. Using various balancing techniques, we can bring a person’s energy field into a more flowing, healthy state.
Healing is a personal journey that awakens our Divine Spark within, allowing us to be one with the Universal Spirit. As we achieve and maintain that balance, healing on all levels has an opportunity to occur.
You’ll learn about -the Etheric body and the chakra systems -practical techniques for balancing the chakras and restoring the energy triangles between the major and minor chakras -the esoteric causes of disease -and much more
This class will be taught by guest speaker Wallace Smith, M.A., CCH, CPEH. He is a private practitioner trained in Esoteric Healing, Clinical Hypnotherapy and Therapeutic Touch. He has completed the INEH’s highest level of training and is also a certified instructor with the INEH and the National Association for Esoteric Healing USA. He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking and Theatre and an Interpersonal Communications Consultant for Business and Industry. Wallace has conducted workshops for many years in Scotland, England, Hawaii, France, Crete, Poland and the United States.
Class fee is $20 in advance, $25 the day of class. It is possible the class may go over a bit, especially if Wallace decides to do a demonstration. If we do go over and you need to leave, you are welcome to do so.
Wallace will be offering an extended training class for esoteric healing if this practice speaks to you. If you enroll in his 4 day class, the cost of this class will be deducted from the cost of the Level 1 Training.
Saturday, February 29th, 10:30-12:00
Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice that works to create home and work environments that are in alignment with the healing forces in nature.
This creates spaces that naturally support and nurture the individuals who occupy them.
In this class we will learn some of the feng shui adjustments you can make in your home and work space to help you to be happier, healthier and wealthier. We’ll look at how to view your home in a whole new way, overlaying a Bagua over floorpan to see which areas need the most work. This is a really fun class!
CBD Oil and Health
Saturday, March 7th, 10:30 am-12;00
I’ve had lots of requests to repeat this one. Be sure to tell friends and family you think might benefit from this information about this class.
CBD is suddenly of great interest to many people and it’s seemingly available everywhere. Every day people are turning to this powerful herb to find relief. We aren’t talking about the part that makes you high or has psycho-active effects, but instead about hemp which is rich in CBD and has many therapeutic effects. Join us as we learn about this amazing plant, how it works in our bodies to promote health, healing and harmony.
What is Hemp Oil & CBD?
Is Hemp legal?
Can You receive the health benefits without the high?
What are the health benefits?
What is the ECS (endocannabinoid system) and how is your body designed to work with this plant?
How can I become an educated consumer, so I know I am getting a quality product for the money I spend? What’s the difference between gas station CBD and the more expensive stuff?
Wild Herbs and How to Use Them
March 14th 10:30 am-12:00 pm
I don’t know about you, but about this time of year, my eyes are yearning for green. This class involves a good amount of looking at pictures of plants that will remind you of how summer smells.
Come learn about the plants that grow around us in Michigan. So many of the things we pull out when we are weeding are actually plants our ancestors were very familiar with and used as food and medicine. You may find yourself looking at your own backyard with new eyes!
Respiratory Herbal Approaches with jim mcdonald
Saturday, March 21st 10:30 am-12:00
Special guest teacher, jim mcdonald will be coming out to talk to us about respiratory herbs, particularly how to use them topically. Topics covered will include steams, netis, smokes, and oil nasya.
If you’ve ever been in one of jim’s classes before, you know what a fun and fascinating teacher he is. He has a depth and breadth of herbal knowledge that is admirable, and he has a great skill at communicating concepts in an entertaining way that makes sure you really understand what he is trying to teach!
The weekend of March 21st marks the 1 year anniversary of our shop opening! jim was here for our Grand Opening, so its fitting he will be joining us again for that weekend.
Space is limited, so please be sure to register early. There likely won’t be room for walk ins. Cost is $25.
Herbs for Women- Periods, Pregnancy, Lactation, Menopause & More
Saturday, March 28th 10:30 am-12:00
All new class- This is a class to become more familiar with herbs that are beneficial for many areas specific to women’s health. We’ll talk about herbs that are useful for periods, fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, menopause and more.