Classes & Events


The Cunning Crow Apothecary's Teaching Temple & Clinic hosts a wide variety of classes and events.  Check this page for our offerings each month or sign up for our newsletter (via the form at the bottom of this page) to have our class/event schedule emailed to you monthly.

 

 
The Cunning Crow Apothecary:
Herbal Foundations Series


A Drop-In Series Introduction To Herbal Medicine

Dates: One Weekend Day a Month for 9 Months/Yr
Cost: $75-$150 per class sliding scale


About the Course:
Through a series of lectures and supplemental labs, we will navigate our DIY, home herbal-medicine coursework. This series will introduce you to a multitude of ways to connect with the healing magic of herbs, while developing and deepening in foundational home-herbal know-how. You will walk away from this course with an understanding of how herbal medicine dances with the seasons and a foundational skill set to weave the abundant magic of plants into your life.

These classes can be taken as stand-alone workshops, although the material will certainly build on itself as we move through the program, so we recommenced attending as much of the series as you are able, to attain the full richness of the coursework.

Learn More, See Dates & Register Here

 

 
1st Year Healing Craft Circle
Practitioner Training Class 2018


Intuitive & Spiritual Development through Traditional Magic, the Ceremony of Elemental Magic & Earth Medicine
Offered By Ylva Mara Radziszewski
Select Tuesdays 7:00pm-9:30pm


- Registration for this class is now closed.  Online payment is available here for those who have already enrolled. -

Complete course details & calendar available on Ylva's website here.

 

 

 
The Future of Herbalism:
An Evening with Herbal Elder, Rosemary Gladstar

Date
: March 1st, 2018 | 7:00pm - 10:00pm
TeacherRosemary Gladstar
Cost: $20-$60 (Sliding Scale) 
10% of proceeds go to Real Rent Duwamish
Location: 
Phinney Neighborhood Association
6532 Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(Blue Building, Room #7)

About the Course:
Join us for an impromptu evening of herbal magic & counsel from beloved Herbalist & Wisdom Keeper, Rosemary Gladstar. Rosemary will be sharing her thoughts, hopes and guidance on the topic The Future of Herbalism.
 
In these changing times, with access to quality health care compromised and threatened, with the over-regulation by the FDA on natural and folk medicine, we ask Rosemary:
 
• What are your hopes for this and emerging generations of budding herbalists and natural medicine stewards?
• What advice would you give us?
• What would you have us do to tend to and further unfold the legacy of herbalism and natural healing that you have worked so hard and long to build?
 
We invite you to join us and share an intimate evening of conversation, herbal magic and medicine with this living treasure & Elder.
 
A special thanks to our dear friends at Bastyr University herbal sciences department for making this happen.
 
About Rosemary Gladstar:
Literally, a guiding star and foundational figure in the field of modern herbalism, internationally renowned for her technical knowledge and stewardship in the global herbalist community. She has been learning, teaching and writing about herbs for over 40 years and is the author of eleven books. Her work includes Medicinal Herbs, a Beginners Guide, Herbal Healing for Women, Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health, and The Science and Art of Herbalism, an extensive in depth home study course. She lives and works from her home, Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center and Botanical Sanctuary — a 500-acre botanical preserve she founded in Central Vermont. She is also the Founding President of United Plant Savers, director of The New England Women’s Herbal Conference and founder and past director of the International Herb Symposium.


Learn More, See Dates & Register Here

 

 
Plantae Magicae:
Deep Study of The Green World


A Once Monthly Drop-in Salon With Emma Day & Ren Carothers

One Wednesday A Month, 7:00-9:00pm
Jan 24th, Feb 21st, Mar 21st, Apr 18th, May 16th, June 13th,
July 25th, Aug 22nd, Sept 19th, Oct. 17th, Nov 14th 
Cost: $20-$35 Sliding Scale Per Class


About the Course:
In a modern world so removed from the wild green how do we, as plant-loving devotees, get back in touch with the language of the botanical? We believe a deeper level communication with flora can be forged through meditation, intention, sensory & emotional impressions. This is a class for those interested in engaging with the subtle vibrations of the plant world. Put simply, we believe that you can learn a lot about a plant and its medicine by sitting with it! Let’s get together with some plant friends and see what sensory and emotional impressions of their wisdom arise for us.

After these plant sits, there will be opportunities to share your experience and discuss with the collective. There will also be teachings about the featured plants from the perspective of western herbalism and European folk traditions and magical practices.

This offering will meet Wednesday nights once monthly January through November, featuring different plants each month. You are welcome to drop-in and out of the series at any time.

No prior experience of any kind is necessary to enjoy this work, only an admiration of plants! This is a simple exercise of tuning in to your extrasensory perceptions, which will be reviewed and discussed at each meet up. Although this concept may feel daunting to new-comers, it is a straightforward meditative process that can be honed merely with practice.

Registration: Preregistration is not necessary (drop-ins are welcome), but appreciated so that we can get a headcount of materials needed. Cost is $20-$35 sliding scale as you are able to afford. RSVP via blackspruceherbals@gmail.com.

 

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Upcoming Events at The Cunning Crow Teaching Temple...   

Children of the Wilderness | Every Thursday | 7pm-9pm
Children of the Wilderness is a safe, community space for free spirited folks in recovery. Sponsored and run by Recovery Allies, this is a peer lead alternative and supplement to step based addiction recovery.  We understand that recovery access and addiction is complicated by and interconnected with racism, sexism, heterosexism, classism, ageism, ableism, isolationism, xenophobia and other forms of oppression. This group is welcome to everyone working thru addiction recovery, whether you are currently working a program or not. We ask that you come committed to your recovery journey and we offer ample resources regardless of where you are in your recovery process.  This is a place to learn and share techniques of empowering your journey on the recovery path. Registration: These meetings are offered on a donation basis, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Donation suggestion $5-$20 weekly, this will help to cover rent for space and supplies used. 

Reiki Circle | 1.26.18 | 7pm-9:30pm 
Join Prashanthi Reddy of Anumati Healing Arts in this monthly Reiki Circle - every last Friday of the month through the rest of 2017. Both those attuned to Reiki and those un-attuned are welcome. Registration: $15 for those attuned, $20 for those not attuned, prepay here. Sliding scale available by request. Send inquiries to anumatihealingarts@gmail.com.

Imbolc Ceremony | 1.28.18 | 3pm-5pm
Cascadia Grove is holding a ritual celebrating Imbolc on January 28th at 3pm.  We are a part of Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship (ADF), a Pagan church based on ancient Indo-European traditions expressed through public worship, study, and fellowship.  The ceremonies last from 60-90 minutes depending on the number of folks attending.  We will honor the Kindreds (the Ancestors, Nature Spirits and Gods and Goddesses), as well as make praise offerings and have a guided meditation (sometimes two).  Our rituals are followed by a shared meal of "finger foods."  You are welcome to bring an offering or two, a food item for afterwards and/or just yourself.  Registration: Our rituals are open to the public and free of charge (if you wish to do so, we will gladly accept donations).

Create Your Own Imbolc Ritual: A How-To Workshop | 1.28.18 | 6:30pm-8:30pm
Imbolc is the first sabbat of 2018 and it’s the time where we celebrate the goddess Brigit and the beginning of Spring, amongst other things. Montine Rummel will lead attendees through the basics of: creating a ritual and how to design a ritual that’s more personal and meaningful than reading one from a book or website, different practices that have been implemented from Celtic and [origin of corn dollies] traditions, and how to use Imbolc energy for healing throughout the year.  Everyone will learn how to infuse a candle with magical intention, craft a Brigit’s cross and a corn dolly; you will take these home along with a piece of cloth to use for healing throughout the rest of the year.  Registration: This class is designed for beginners and anyone of any level who wants to make ritual items with community in a sacred place.  Cost is $15.  RSVP via  montine@gmail.com or if you'd like to prepay you can do so via Paypal.

Community Esbat | 1.29.18 | 7pm-9:30pm
Join us for a community celebration of the full moon. The moon and her cycles have inspired mystery and ceremony through all cultures and for time immeasurable.  Her cycle of fecundity and repletion calls us to explore our world and how we relate to it.  We invite you to join us for these magical evenings, as an opportunity to deepen in your relationship with the moon, your own magic and community.  Registration: Tickets are $10-$30 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds), payment is due at the door. 

Soulful Circle: Intentional Community Gathering | 1.31.18 | 7pm-9pm
Join Astrologer Erica Jones for a continuation of Soulful Circle (previously led by Stef Frenzl), a circle offering a chance to join in community to deepen your cunning craft and awaken to the calling of soul in community. In this circle, we will explore our connection with Soul, the unique qualities and attributes that align us with our inner calling.  Registration: $10-$20 (pay what you can - no one turned away for lack of funds), RSVP via erica@realimaginal.com; drop-ins are also welcome. 

Into The Wildwood: A Magical Herbal | 2.4.18 | 11am-1pm (First Class)
Into the Wild Wood is a year-long course with Emma Day focused on building personal relationship with plant spirits for magic, ritual and healing work. Personal relationship is foundational, and developing the intuitive and psychic skills needed for deep communication will be the core of this program. The scope and practice of plant magic is vast, as plants have been used by every human culture throughout time for a multitude of uses, but we will focus on the beautiful Pacific Northwest bioregion and on the folk magic traditions of northern and western Europe. From love magic to plants for protection, a wide range of traditional applications will be explored and created together.   Registration: $85 (sliding scale available) per class; priority will be given to those who commit to at least 6 classes in the series.  Course dates here; email Emma to register.

Herbal Medicine For The Seasons: Building a Home Apothecary | 2.4.18 | 2pm-4pm
This hands on and informative class series with Emma Day will cover practical medicine-making skills as well as discussing in depth a number of plants that are available in the PNW from late summer to winter, how to harvest and prepare them, and what their medicinal and magical uses are. In this class we'll be bringing warmth to cold days - you will leave with an herbal oxymel, so bring a jar filled with apple cider vinegar. Registration:  $25-$65 sliding scale; newcomers to the series are welcome. RSVP to Emma. Series dates: 10.14, 11.5, 12.3, 2.4.

February Arts Walk Night | 2.9.18 | 6pm-9pm 
Each month we participate in Phinneywood Arts Walk the second Friday night of the month.  February's artist is Lucinda Diann.  Lucinda will be debuting her collection of baskets and other hand woven goods and will be sharing about her weaving process.    Registration: this event is free to the public.

School of The Heart & The Wheel | 2.10.18 & 2.24.18 | 1:30pm-4pm 
Nicole Lukaris and Cate Weisweaver are excited to share School of The Heart & The Wheel, a learning space for families to connect and empower their children. Starting Jan 13th, we’ll be meeting twice a month for the next year in The Cunning Crow Teaching Temple. At this time our curriculum is developed to work with 5-8 year old young people. We ask that at least one care giver accompanies, and please let us know if more would like to attend with their kiddo. Our work is to empower the young members of our community with knowledge of their Spirit, connect families through Earth-based traditions, and rekindle birth rites with magic.   Registration: The cost is $10-$20 per class on a sliding scale. More information, including calendar with class dates, Mission & Vision, and more is at School of The Heart & The Wheel. Please email info@dwellonthis.com for registration information.  Since space is limited, we can only accept 8-10 families (but please as there may be space to join us).

SpringSong 2018 | 2.10.18 | 7:30pm-9:30pm
Join Fellowship of the Phoenix as we honor the Queer Divinity known as the Divine Youth, who returns wonder to our hearts and minds, reminding us to take each experience in with fresh eyes and an open heart. Let's find again that piece of ourselves that sees the light in dark times. Come, and allow us to introduce you to our queer deities, spirits, and spiritual landscape. Find community in a space devoted to queer power and spiritual exploration.    Registration: Open to all LGBTQ folks 18+.  Requested donation $20 to go towards cost of space/supplies, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.  Starts promptly at 7:30 - latecomers will not be permitted to enter the ritual space.

Soulful Circle: Intentional Community Gathering | 2.14.18 | 7pm-9pm
Join Astrologer Erica Jones for a continuation of Soulful Circle (previously led by Stef Frenzl), a circle offering a chance to join in community to deepen your cunning craft and awaken to the calling of soul in community. In this circle, we will explore our connection with Soul, the unique qualities and attributes that align us with our inner calling.  Registration: $10-$20 (pay what you can - no one turned away for lack of funds), RSVP via erica@realimaginal.com; drop-ins are also welcome. 

Plant Medicine Wisdom | 2.16.18 | 7pm-9pm
This once monthly plant meditation with Natasha Clarke is a transformational practice that will increase awareness and open new channels for anyone interested and currently calling on herbal medicine for healing. Creating a traditional setting for honoring the plants we will hold open the circle and call the plant spirits in with songs that they have gifted. When our minds are empty and hearts open we will taste and experience the medicine of the herb; allowing the intricate notes of intuition and sensations flow through our body and move inwards to see what we feel.  Registration: $5-$10 sliding scale, RSVP via sashasideways@yahoo.com

Into the Wildwood: A Magical Herbal | 2.18.18 | 11am-4pm
Into the Wild Wood is a year-long course with Emma Day meeting on 11 select Sundays through the year.  The course is focused on building personal relationship with plants and their spirits for magic, ritual and healing work.  We will focus on the beautiful Pacific Northwest bioregion and on the folk magic traditions of northern and western Europe. From love magic to plants for protection, a wide range of traditional applications will be explored and created together.  In this second class, you will be introduced to the following concepts: seasonal materia magica; establishing connection to the Otherworld(s); Herbs for dreaming; the many-fold pathways to occult knowledge; reimagining the triple goddess through Birch medicine - Maiden, Mother, Crone, and the Mystery beyond; the art of offerings.  Registration:  Priority is given to folks who take the whole series, but drop-in seats will be available if class isn't full.  $85/class incl. materials (sliding scale available); RSVP to Emma, see full course dates on her website.

Soulful Circle: Intentional Community Gathering | 2.28.18 | 7pm-9pm
Join Astrologer Erica Jones for a continuation of Soulful Circle (previously led by Stef Frenzl), a circle offering a chance to join in community to deepen your cunning craft and awaken to the calling of soul in community. In this circle, we will explore our connection with Soul, the unique qualities and attributes that align us with our inner calling.  Registration: $10-$20 (pay what you can - no one turned away for lack of funds), RSVP via erica@realimaginal.com; drop-ins are also welcome.