- MEADOWSWEET DIY PRIVATE CLASSES! -
Our mission is to provide a holistic path for improving your health while also supporting the health of our planet. We offer a variety of classes for vitality and fun! Have a peek at the options below, then rally your friends for a playful night learning and creating!
Fridays: November 5th, and December 10th
6:30 - 7:45pm
Preregistration is required as space is very limited. Bring a friend or two, or fly solo...and always, come as you are. $44
No refunds, friends.
Exciting News Friends! Our beloved colleague Dawna Mathews is now offering Cacao Ceremony at Meadowsweet Gifts & Wellness! Cacao is a superfood plant medicine with amazing health benefits that has been used ceremonially for thousands of years across Central and South America. The people of ancient Mesoamerica attributed a sacred status to Cacao and would drink ceremonially to commune with their gods and to celebrate life events. Cacao naturally reduces stress, anxiety, and soothes the nervous system while guiding us back to a relaxed and more blissful embodied state. It releases serotonin, dopamine, and Anandamide (the bliss molecule) making us feel happier, calmer and more connected - such a wonderful elixir to take during these times. From this place, our heart expands and we begin to align with clarity and gentle focus and the vibration of love! Side note: ceremonial doses of Cacao are not recommended for people who are taking antidepressants (Cacao contains MAO inhibitors), or who have a serious heart condition, or have very high blood pressure or suffer from epilepsy. Pregnant women may take smaller amounts (I usually recommend 1/2 dose).
Dawna is a Modern Earth priestess, spiritual counselor, intuitive coach, and body-based guide with over a decade of training and experience in the field of personal growth and development. She has trained as an herbalist, yoga teacher, reiki healer, cacao ceremonialist, as well as a holistic coach devoted to supporting women and girls reclaim their feminine power and sovereignty. The juicy center of her work is about connecting to the Spirit of Cacao, cyclical living, unearthing the magic within, and aligning with your unique way of honoring your spirituality and sacred moments--this includes earth-based practices stemming from ritual, seasonal living, witchcraft, or ancestral practices. Dawna has studied with Heartblood Cacao and also Firefly Chocolate as well as her own deep dive with cacao and her ancestral lineage. She can't wait to connect with you and weave some magic together!
Call the shop to register: (303)524-9831, $44 per person.
Monday, October 25th
6:30 - 8:30pm
No refunds, friends.
Join Catherine for an aromatic evening at Meadowsweet! We will delve into working with essential oils for balancing the 7 main chakras! The class fee will include: an aromatherapy meditation; detailed notes on the chakras themselves, oils for each chakra & practices to implement with the essential oils; testing of the oils & our Chakra Aromatherapy roller line.
All attendants receive a 10% discount the night of class; and your choice of Chakra Aromatherapy roller as a take-home gift! $66 per person. Call the shop to register: (303)524-9831.
Medicine Making: Tinctures
Tuesday, November 9th
7 - 9pm
No refunds, friends.
Ready to learn how to make tinctures and build your home apothecary, friends? In class, Catherine will share the folk method of making tinctures with you. This tried and true method is utilized by community herbalists to make effective remedies with ease! Class includes: Instruction and demos for tincture-making, detailed notes of the process, along with tips and tricks, a 10% discount on everything in the shop on the night of class, and everyone will go home with two in-process tinctures to add to your herbal remedies chest!
Please bring 2 pint-sized glass jars to class for your take-home products. (Glass jars will also be available for purchase in-shop). Plants will be provided from the Herbin Alchemy garden and apothecary.
Call the shop to register: (303)524-9831, $44 per person.
DIY Private Classes
Class Length (including materials): about 2 hours, depending on topic.
Cost per session: Varies per class, but around $40 per person.
Min # of attendees per session: 4
Max # attendees per session: 10
Off-site sessions available, additional fees apply.
Light refreshments provided.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make infused oils, lip balms, tinctures, vinegars, herbal syrups, healing body balms, bath fizzies, or even just learn all the ins & outs about how to make herbal teas? Are you looking to up your handmade gift-giving game this holiday session? Are classes and workshops that are offered to the general public outside of your availability, or would you rather have a small, intimate lesson with just a few of your friends/family? Well, Meadowsweet Gifts & Wellness has you covered!
We are now offering small, private lessons on many herbal medicine & natural body care topics before or after our shop hours. Recipes and notes will be provided on the topic of choice, and each attendee will go home with the incredible products we make in-class!
Simply choose your lesson from the list below, make a list of friends or family would love to join you (minimum 4, and maximum number of attendees per session is 10) , and be in touch with us by phone at (303)524-9831 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! We look forward to hearing from you soon, and sharing what we have learned with you!
Topics currently offered (if you have another interest, please inquire):
Tisanes, Infusions, and Decoctions: Tea Making 101
Folk Method Tincture-Making
Lip & Body Balms
Bath Fizzies & Body Scrubs
Herbal First Aid
Natural bodycare for Mama & Baby
Full Moon or New Moon Ritual
Have another idea? Just ask and we will do our best to accommodate!
Also, check out other ideas below:
Stress Support! Herbal and Nutritional Therapeutics
This is a class will focus on herbs that are useful and applicable in your everyday busy life. We will discuss simple herbal, nutritional, and lifestyle changes that are easy to do and can enhance your body’s ability to cope with life’s myriad of challenges…the challenging and the awesome!
This will be a hands-on class with opportunities to taste teas/tinctures and make sample herbal blends to take home.
Join us for a magical evening in communion with our plant allies! In this class, Catherine will lead an aromatherapy meditation, a plant-sit outdoors, and share the practice of plant brushing with the group. From sacred songs to fragrant flowers and deep connection, this is a night not to be missed! Each participate will go home with an essential oil rollerball of their choice, a song list for spiritual healing, and new practices to support the mystical and ever meaningful plant-spirit journey!
Introduction to Aromatherapy
Join us for a fun, fragrant, and informative evening! In this class, Catherine will discuss aromatherapy basics including: how aromatherapy works; various uses of essential oils; appropriate dilution rates & carrier oils, and our top favorite essential oils! If you are just starting out with the art of aromatherapy, need a refresher, or are feeling confused about how to utilize these incredible healing allies, then this is the class for you! The class fee includes a detailed handout, a sample oil, and a discount on all products the night of class!
Herbs for the Spiritual Heart
This workshop will cover many of the herbs useful for emotional health and vibrancy. While mainstream medicine tends to focus on physical ailments, holistic health will also address the emotional and spiritual components of our human experience. This workshop will be hands-on, with opportunities to prepare and sample many herbs to see what herbal allies best resonate with your personal experience, struggles, and desires for growth.
Healing Herbal Syrups and Elixirs Workshop
Learn the skill of creating your own beautiful and healing herbal syrups and elixirs. We will cover medicinal uses of a few focused herbs, different extraction methods, formulas, and how to use these delicious medicines to support your family or community. After this class you will have a solid foundation for making potent and vibrant herbal syrups and elixirs.
Medicine as Food: How to Incorporate Herbs into Everyday Recipes
Food and medicine is a spectrum, and the deepest and most lasting healing can come from the long-term use of gentle tonic and restorative herbs. We will discuss the herbs that are subtle in the moment, but powerful and effective when taken regularly, and we will cover sample recipes for soups, spice blends, and tonic beverages to promote nutritional repletion, longevity, and lasting vitality.
We will make and eat an entire (vegetarian) meal as the class progresses. Come hungry!
Herbs for Anxiety
This is a class will focus on herbs that are useful for promoting a grounded and present emotional state. Long-term stress can have many impacts on bodily health and well-being, and building our capacity for resilience is essential for health in our turbulent modern society. In this class we will discuss simple herbal, nutritional, and lifestyle changes that are easy to do and can enhance your body’s ability to cope with life’s myriad of challenges.
This will be a hands-on class with opportunities to taste many different teas/tincture.
Gut Health 101: Optimizing Digestion
In this class we will cover digestive teas, bitters formulas, carminatives, and nutrition to support the healing of the gut lining, building of digestive prowess, and cultivation of a diverse and vibrant gut microbiome. We will taste many different preparations, discuss specific indications for individual herbs, learn how to balance herbs in formulation, and make sample blends to take home.
Fun with Fermentation!
Come learn how easy (and cheap!) it is to make fermented food! In this class we will delve into the science and magic of fermentation, discuss health benefits, taste some fun concoctions, and make a delicious kraut to take home.
Fun Perks & Cancellation Policy
Class attendants will receive 10% off your entire purchase the day of your class! No refunds.