Summer 2008

Welcome to FrogWorks'
Summer Newsletter!

Hi everyone! We are now entering the months of summer. Summer officially started on the 21st of June this year. During this busy time of BBQ’s, travel and family get-togethers, remember to pause and take sometime for yourself to reflect on your “future life harvests.” In our summer celebration, we spotlight Lemongrass as this month’s Plant Feature and we feature the Summer Solstice in our What Is column. Receive 10% off this summer issue’s featured products for animals and humans.

Thank you all for continuing to support Kaeru Studio and FrogWorks and for sharing it with your friends. We truly appreciate your interest in and satisfaction with our classes, our products and our unique and beneficial consultations.

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Plant Feature

What Is

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Lemongrass - Cymbopogon citrates

Lemongrass is a tall aromatic perennial grass that can grow up to five feet. The herb is obtained from the tall grass that has been dried, cut and sifted. The essential oil is steam-distilled from the fresh and partially dried leaves of the grass. Lemongrass essential oil provides a fresh, grassy citrus scent with grounding earthy tones.

The essential oil can be used for headaches, nervous tension, exhaustion and stress-related conditions. It is indicated as a tissue toner, insect repellent and for muscular pain. The herb is well-known for its culinary uses and it is also used in teas. Ayurvedic medicine recommends preparing lemongrass with pepper for the relief of menstrual troubles and nausea. This herb also stimulates perspiration, cooling the body in summer and lowering fevers. So during these hot summer days enjoy the essential oil or have an iced herbal lemongrass tea.

Iced tea suggestion: For one cup of iced tea, mix one teaspoon of lemongrass herb with one teaspoon of hibiscus flower. Steep for 20 minutes in hot water (boiling temperature), let cool and then add to a tall glass of ice. Sit back and enjoy! (for a stronger taste add more herb)

This is general information regarding lemongrass. We encourage you to learn more about this plant through research and see how it can benefit your life. You can purchase essential oils through FrogWorks. (Essential oils are not on our website - they will be soon - please call or email to place an order or to receive our essential oil retail list.)


Summer Solstice

This year the summer solstice began on June 20th at 7:59 EST. In the northern hemisphere, June 21 marks the beginning of summer and the longest day of the year – midsummer’s day. There are many traditions associated with the summer solstice around the world. The most notable one is the bonfire, which expresses the link between sun and flames. These fires are considered an offering to the sun as its energy wanes with the approaching winter solstice. The lighting of bonfires symbolizes a way of bolstering the sun’s power. These fires also represent fertility, strength and good fortune for the coming harvest.

The summer solstice is also a time to pause. With the sun high in the sky and good weather, summer has been regarded as a time of rest and relaxation for agricultural communities. Now that the hard work of sowing and planting are behind, it is time to rest before the harvest begins. Take advantage of this summer tranquility to spend leisure hours around your home, have friends over for dinner and make the most out of the long evenings.

“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.”

Henry Ward Beecher

All FrogWorks' classes & events are held at Kaeru Studio - A Place to Rejuvenate. Kaeru Studio is an intimate, early 1900s building nestled between Roxborough State Park and Sharp Tail Ridge Open Space. This quiet location has rooms available for anyone interested in renting space to practice massage, acupuncture, yoga, and other healing arts or for evening and weekend workshops. It is also the home of FrogWorks, Inc.

Early Summer Harvest
July 19th, Saturday 10:00 – 3:00 pm

Join us on this early summer day full of herbal healing wisdom for you and your family. We’ll make fresh plant medicines including teas, fresh honey extracts, and vinegar and brandy tinctures using fresh herbs from the garden. We will join in a circle to honor traditions that deepen our connection with nature. We will make a prayer stick as meditative tool and a way to show our appreciation to “mother nature”.

"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 $75.00 (snack provided)
With: Frances Cleveland

Creating a Ceremony for Animals
July 9th, Wednesday - August 6th, Wednesday
September 12th, Friday - October 15th, Wednesday
November 11th, Tuesday 6:00 – 9:00pm

This class is designed to teach you how to use plants and essential oils as a blessing and healing practice for your animals. You will learn the art of ceremony, plant brushings, healing herbal baths, sacred oils and plants. These techniques can be used with your animals as a blessing, for a celebration, during an illness, in health, and in their passing. At the end of the class we will perform a ceremony for all animals.

Cost: $350.00 (materials fee)
With: Frances Cleveland

Basic Aromatherapy and Working with Animals (5.5 CE Hours Supportive for CVT's)
October 25, Saturday 10:00 – 4:00 pm

Come and learn the basic principles of the art and science of essential oils and how to work with animals using essential oils. In this class you will learn:

  • Essential Oils: Medicinal and Therapeutic qualities
  • Methods of application: inhalation and topical
  • Basic Chemistry of essential oils and safety
  • The basics of Applied Kinesiology for deciding the correct oils for animals
  • Dosage, application
  • How to present the oils to animals – you learn how to understand what the animal wants
  • Make a personal product to take home

Cost: $90.00 (includes a light lunch)
With: Frances Cleveland

Applied Kinesiology – the Basics
November 1st, Saturday 10:00 – 2:00 pm

Learn the technique of Applied Kinesiology, a form of muscle testing to examine what meridian systems are out of balance with you or your animal. We will learn 8 muscle tests and their corresponding meridians. We will then use this technique to see what essential oils are needed to help balance these meridian systems. This is a fascinating subject and class.

Cost:$60.00 (snack provided)
With: Frances Cleveland

Winter Health
November 15th, Saturday 10:00 – 2:00 pm

You will learn about plants and essential oils that help you through the winter months on a mental and physical level. This class is mostly hands-on. We will be making lots of herbal tonics to support you through the winter months and an essential oil “mental health remedy”. So be prepared to create and have fun in a community like environment.

Cost:$75.00 (snack provided)
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

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