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All Things Chaga

$50

with Allie Austin

Calendar Jun 7, 2019 at 2 pm

Friday, June 7, 2019
2:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Tuition: $20 Materials $30

Did you know, growing on our birch trees is one of the most powerfully medicinal mushrooms in the world? Chaga has been highly studied and has been known to kill cancer cells, shrink tumors, and increase the body's ability to respond and adapt to stress, among it's multitude of other benefits. In this class, we will learn how to identify, harvest, and utilize this medicinal powerhouse for both internal and external use. We will make some chaga preparations in class, and students will each go home with their own informational chaga handbook, including a recipe booklet with numerous chaga remedies and creative ways to use Minnesota's most treasured fungi.  

About the Instructor: Allison Austin has been practicing herbalism for over 13 years. Her passion for plants and herbal medicine began in middle school, and has continued to play a central role in her life ever since. She has studied under herbalists in Minnesota, California, Texas, and with Mayan elders in Guatemala.

Allison is passionate about bringing the traditional practices of herbalism to people in a practical and accessible way, and encouraging people to utilize herbs in their local area to become more self-sustainable and take charge of their own health. 

Forest Bathing

$20

with Jaime Brennan

Calendar Jun 13, 2019 at 9 am

Thursday, June 13, 2019

9:00 AM- 11:00 PM

Tuition: $20

When we bathe with water, we wash away the dirt. With Forest Bathing we are washing away the stress while keeping our clothes on. Nature has so much to offer us, and most of us would benefit by utilizing it more often. Enjoy this time to come back to your center, feel connected to yourself and the beautiful world around you.

Forest Bathing is a popular practice in Japan and is known for improving mental and physical health. By immersing oneself in a forest or other natural environment, healing and wellness are supported. 

Dress appropriately. You may want bug netting or some other form of bug protection. We will meet at the Ely Folk School and carpool to a nearby location.

About the Instructor: Jaime Brennan has practiced herbalism for over 10 years, studied under master herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, is a Certified Health Coach and is passionate about sharing her knowledge of using herbs that keep her family healthy. 

Forest Bathing

$20

with Jaime Brennan

Calendar Jul 18, 2019 at 9 am

Thursday, July 18, 2019
9:00 AM- 11:00 PM

Tuition: $20

When we bathe with water, we wash away the dirt. With Forest Bathing we are washing away the stress while keeping our clothes on. Nature has so much to offer us, and most of us would benefit by utilizing it more often. Enjoy this time to come back to your center, feel connected to yourself and the beautiful world around you.

Forest Bathing is a popular practice in Japan and is known for improving mental and physical health. By immersing oneself in a forest or other natural environment, healing and wellness are supported. 

Dress appropriately. You may want bug netting or some other form of bug protection. We will meet at the Ely Folk School and carpool to a nearby location.

About the Instructor: Jaime Brennan has practiced herbalism for over 10 years, studied under master herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, is a Certified Health Coach and is passionate about sharing her knowledge of using herbs that keep her family healthy. 

Hawthorne Cordial

$35

with Jaime Brennan

Calendar Jun 6, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Thursday, June 6, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Tuition: $15  Materials: $30

Come join in and have some fun making some healthy and delicious cordials. We'll spend a little time reviewing the benefits of Hawthorn, and then you'll create your own cordial. Hawthorn is one of the best herbs for the heart, and the aromatic herbs aid digestion. It can be used as an after-dinner treat by mixing with sparkling water.

All ingredients will be supplied, plus a jar to bottle your finished product in with a beautiful label. This would make a perfect gift or delicious treat for yourself!

About the instructor: Jaime Brennan can always remember having a special relationship with the plants that grew around her. She began learning how to use them to improve her own health in 2006. Feeling the benefits of herbs she wanted to share this knowledge with others. Tranquility Wellness Center was opened in Ely in 2017 with a focus on providing a space to learn and explore the world of herbs and health. The center has over 100 bulk herbs, many herbal tea blends and handmade products to help you create Tranquility, a body in balance, a mind at ease and a satisfied soul.

Herbal Facials

$35

with Jaime Brennan

Calendar May 30, 2019 at 3 pm

Thursday, May 30, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Tuition: $15  Materials: $20

Help combat the effects that exposure, weather, and so many other factors have on your skin with this relaxing and nourishing treatment. Your facial will begin with a handmade scrub, so natural you could eat it, followed by cleansing and opening your pores with an infused herbal tea, then a relaxing honey mask with chamomile tea bags for your eyes. A refreshing toner will close those pores, and you'll finish with the best facial cream made right here in Ely. You'll leave feeling like a new person, and you will know how to give yourself this treat anytime you want.

About the instructor: Jaime Brennan can always remember having a special relationship with the plants that grew around her. She began learning how to use them to improve her own health in 2006. Feeling the benefits of herbs, she wanted to share this knowledge with others and began offering classes and products. Her personal passion is to use her knowledge, experience, and different tools to help others create tranquility: a body in balance, a mind at ease, and a satisfied soul. To learn more about Jaime and what she offers, visit  www.tranquilitywellness.center.

Making Natural Facial Products

$50

with Jaime Brennan

Calendar May 30, 2019 at 12:30 pm

Thursday, May 30, 2019
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Tuition: $20  Materials: $30

There are so many products available to keep your skin healthy and looking young, but it's fun and economical to make your own. It's also really important to know what all the ingredients are since your skin digests everything that goes on it.

We'll make a product to scrub and nourish the skin, an herbal blend to open and cleanse the pores, and a rich cream that will sooth and moisturize. You'll bring home a beautiful kit with directions. Stay for the herbal facial class that follows this one and learn how to best use the products you have created.

About the instructor: Jaime Brennan can always remember having a special relationship with the plants that grew around her. She began learning how to use them to improve her own health in 2006. Feeling the benefits of herbs, she wanted to share this knowledge with others and began offering classes and products. Her personal passion is to use her knowledge, experience, and different tools to help others create tranquility: a body in balance, a mind at ease, and a satisfied soul. To learn more about Jaime and what she offers, visit www.tranquilitywellness.center.





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