It Really Is “Easy” Being Green
April 12th, Saturday 10:00 – 1:00 pm
Do the phrases “Global Warming,” “Organic” or “Sustainable Living” leave you feeling confused and overwhelmed? They don’t have to. We invite you to come and learn about all the simple, fun and affordable ways you can live a “greener life.” We only have one earth, so let’s do what we can to leave it a better place for future generations. It’s easier than you think!
"Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children." – Ancient Indian Proverb
Cost: $15.00 (materials fee) with Frances Cleveland and Lauren Wallace
Crossing the Bridge: Healing through the loss of an animal companion
May 3rd, Saturday 10:00 – 4:00 pm
The loss of an animal companion can be one of the most painful and difficult experiences that we face. The emotion of grief is a normal response to loss; however, the loss of an animal is often not given the same attention or significance as the loss of a human in our society. In this workshop we will hold space for the process of grief and honor the special bond you shared with your animal.
Grief can move, shift and transform us, if it is not repressed or denied. This workshop, set near beautiful Roxborough Park, will use a holistic approach to help move the energy of this emotion while attending to mind, body and spirit. Guided by international aromatherapist and herbalist Frances Cleveland and deep-listening coach Janet Fiorenzo, you will:
- Experience the power of ancient healing essential oils, plants and ceremony and learn how to use them for your personal situation
- Learn to be fully present in this experience through mindful listening, reflection and writing exercises (assisted by Reiki Master/trainer Shelley Sheets)
- Share wisdom from our spirits and from our connections with our beloved animals (assisted by animal communicator Rebecca Blackbyrd)
- Create a memorial in remembrance
- Celebrate the lives of our special friends
Cost: $80.00 (includes lunch and materials)
With: Frances Cleveland & Janet Fiorenzo
Let’s Make Lotions and Potions: Using Essential Oils and Plants
May 20th, Tuesday 6:00 – 9:00 pm
In this class you will have the opportunity to make enriching hand creams, lip balms, room sprays, bath salts and more. You will deepen your knowledge of essential oils and plants. Learn about surfactants and how to give your products a longer shelf life. Discover the beauty of creating blends with essential oils by considering their top, middle and base notes. This fun class teaches you blending skills and gives you ideas to create for yourself and your friends. Some knowledge of essential oils prior to class is helpful.
Cost: $75.00 with Frances Cleveland (All materials provided)
Cooking with Herbs
June 28th, Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Come and learn about cooking with herbs. Learn how to make sage pizza, baked fennel, roasted rosemary and garlic potatoes, and more. This class will be a lot of fun and everyone will have a chance to do some hands-on cooking. Bring your cooking talents, favorite apron and cooking tips with you. At the end of class we will eat the bounty we have created.
Cost:$40.00 with Frances Cleveland
The Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage (RMSAAM) offers state-licensed, occupational programs in large and small animal acupressure and massage. Programs include Canine Sports Massage, Canine Therapeutic Massage, Equine Sports Massage, and Large and Small Animal Acupressure. For a full schedule of their 2008 series, held at Kaeru Studio, go to RMSAAM.com
For a complete calendar list of events and classes or to register on-line go to www.ffrogworks.com