I’m excited about this Summer in The Tulsi Rose Garden! I just finished this video from clips from the last 2 years in the garden. It’s been such a trip to see what the garden welcomes and who shows up. This July & August is all about collaboration and building community: potlucks, women’s circles and plant spirit journeys.
Meditation & Potluck Mondays in July & August
We’ll have weekly potlucks on Mondays with a short meditation just before, starting at 6:00. . . all are welcome. . . come for the meditation, just the potluck or both. Potluck will start at 7:00. If you play an instrument bring it along and we’ll have a jam afterward.
Part of the work that I do in the world is to hold space for women to heal and share our stories to empower each other. As a CranioSacral Therapist and energy healer I work with women to heal the emotional wounds of the past and write new stories to replace the habitual ones we constantly repeat to ourselves everyday.
I will offer a number of events for people to come and interact with the garden.
- Red Tent Temples
- Sing Your Sacred Soul Song
- Tulsi Medicine Journey
- Goddesses in the Garden
Some are for women only and some are for all.
Some are free or by donation and some of the workshops are for a fee.
See below for descriptions:
Red Tent Temples Sunday August 12, 2-6pm
We (myself and other sisters) will be holding space for two Red Tents this summer near the new moons. From the http://redtenttemplemovement.com website:
The Red Tent Temple Movement is a way for women to take our inner momentum, that feeling like the time is now and come forward with everything we are as women and give us a place to incubate, dream, slow down, and not have an agenda or plan. Simultaneously much is waiting for us in this not knowing place, but we need to make time for the empty space. It is also not only empty space, but woman space where we can share stories, laughter, songs, food and honor our unique cycles that we experience each month in our bleeding time and in our going through menopause and the many years leading up to it.
There is no registration for this event. . . just come on by. . . donations are always welcome, but this is meant to be easily accessible to any woman.
Sing Your Sacred Soul Song
Everyone has an inner voice and a song within. Sometimes we feel shy or have had traumatic experiences or family dynamics that have socialized us not to fully be in our authentic voice. I’ll offer 2 one-day workshops, Saturday July 28 & August 25, 1-5pm. This is a time to come nurture your inner voice with the energy of the garden. We will reflect through writing and meditation and move some energy with vocal chakra activations to clear stuck patterns and create more space for your authentic voice to come through. We’ll co-create a safe container by exploring what it takes to help us to feel safe to express our voice. There will be many opportunities to share writing and sounding. . . and opportunities for silence and it’s always okay to pass and not share. Through my days teaching YogaDance/Danskinetics at Kriplau I worked with many movement and sounding techniques to open our body-mind to feel and resonate our own authenticity. I invite you to explore your inner voice in this fun creative environment in the Tulsi Rose Garden. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can set up a connection call to go over any details so that I can serve your highest good.
Tulsi Medicine Journey
When we slow down and listen deeply, the sacred teachings of plants can be heard. This is how herbalists and medicine people discovered many ways to communicate about the uses of herbs for thousands of years. Spend the afternoon in the radiantTulsi Rose Garden with Hannah & Sulis in a space for using all of our senses to learn about the medicine of Tulsi and Rose. We will sip teas, extracts, honeys and smell the fresh plants growing in the garden while asking the spirits of each herb what kind of teachings they have for us. Why are they here? What parts of our bodies do they have a healing affinity for? How can we be of service to their growth? Are there any messages they have for us? There will also be handouts, recipes, hands-on demonstrations and each participant will leave with herbal medicines to take for their home apothecary. This plant spirit journey is open to all, no prior experience necessary. Cost: sliding scale $35-45.
Hannah Jacobson-Hardy, founder of Sweet Birch Herbals, is a holistic health coach and community herbalist devoted to providing western Massachusetts with high-quality plant-based medicines that are locally grown and sustainably wild-crafted.
Hannah approaches her work with compassion and an open heart as she serves a wide range of clients. She also offers herbal medicine classes throughout Massachusetts.
Hannah creates custom blended formulas and provides specifically tailored protocols that include nutritional guidance and lifestyle suggestions. All of her plant medicines are sustainably wild crafted and cultivated to ensure abundance for future generations.
Goddesses in the Garden 7 Sundays
This is the supreme plant spirit medicine journey. Over these 7 weeks together, this women’s circle will explore our connection to our inner sanctuary through a fluid movement, mantra and meditation practice to prepare us for working with the plants. . . especially tulsi. . . we will journey with the drum and have such a beautiful opportunity to tune deeply into our own heart song and bring this to the plants. . . where we are able, if willing, to receive their wisdom. We connect with our intuition by learning to listen to the plants, sitting in a supportive sister circle and sharing some meditative mindfulness practices together. We will learn how to take care of ourselves while we also learn to care for the plants and create teas together. Please email me at email@example.com to register for this workshop and click below to pay online, if you wish.
I look forward to seeing you in the garden this summer!!!
Please call or email me with any questions. . . firstname.lastname@example.org, 413-212-1665