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A Druid Herbal for Lughnasa
August 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$45.00
A Druid Herbal for Lughnasa: The priests and priestesses of the ancient Celtic lineage, the Druids, lived seasonally with the Earth, creating magic with Nature and the Elements. We will journey with Celtic/ Irish goddesses Brighid and Maeve and their specific powers for the autumnal season of Lughnasa. We will discover herbs to nourish the physical and spiritual body during this time, create a moon ritual + seasonal spellcraft and tree connection. You will leave with a Lughnasa herbal tea blend and an ancient hazel nut potion.
Tonja Reichley, Herbalist (Bsc, MBA), Ritualist and Author, has been teaching herbal classes rooted in Irish traditions, healing and spirituality for 18 years. She has lived part time on the west coast of Ireland for 13 years, continually learning from the land, the plants, the people and the Ancestors as well as from her teacher Gina McGarry, whom she studied with in a three-month immersion in 2001, in residence in Ireland and continues to learn from. Tonja graduated from the Rocky Mountain School of Botanical Medicine in 2000 and began her first herbal business, MoonDance Botanicals, in 2002. She opened a store-front in Denver Colorado in 2004, had a thriving herbal shop until selling it to long-time customers in 2016 to pursue her passion of teaching herbs and ritual full time.
Tonja has led sacred journeys to Ireland for 13 years including a two week Herb School over Summer Solstice and pilgrimages for Beltaine and Autumn Equinox. She teaches a year-long Mystery School which begins and ends at Samhain and includes initiation in Ireland. New in summer 2020, will be a two week Priestess School, in residence in Ireland.
She is the author of Wild Irish Roots: A Seasonal Guidebook to Herbs, Ritual and Connection and the Way of Brighid Oracle Cards, dedicated to Irish goddess and saint Brighid.
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