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September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$45.00
Thirteen trees comprise the ancient Ogham lunar calendar of Ireland, each offering medicine, magic and myths. These trees were so important to our ancestors that they brought them with them to the new world and all are common to Colorado as well as Ireland. We will circle the wheel of the year, learning which tree represents each lunar month, its Ogham letter, the medicine and magic for body and spirit. We will create a decadent elderflower facial cleanser and a hawthorn flower ritual tea.
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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