ELEMENTS OF HEALING
Enter a circle of spirit and light with this small, intimate group workshop that offers interactive and immersive multi-sensory exercises to balance energy and positively realign emotional states. Using obsidian crystals and river stones as conduits for releasing and accepting energy, Rae Jessie leads a guided visualization for constructively facing challenges while discovering paths towards connection. Receive a personal message as well as a take-home touchstone to reconnect you to this circle of profound openness, comfort, and healing energy. 90 MIN|$115
The mala is a unique meditation tool. When paired with a mantra, it can bring your awareness, feelings, and physical sensations into the present moment, and draw you closer to your authentic self. Create your own personal mantra to help manifest your intentions and develop or deepen your mediation practice at home.
CREATING YOUR SACRED SPACE
Discover the ancient Native American practice of smudging, a cleansing ritual that uses smoke from a burning bundle of herbs to purify your mind, aura, and physical space. Create your own smudge stick in this hands-on workshop with Kristin Reece. 90 MIN|$85
THE MAGIC OF MANDALAS
The word mandala comes from Sanskrit term for “circle” or “disc”. Ancient traditions saw the mandala as a sacred form reflecting universal energies. In psychology, mandalas are used as non-verbal expressions of the unconscious. Working with mandalas can help you see things from new perspectives, tap into your intuition, express thoughts and feelings that are difficult to verbalize, and/ or receive inner guidance from your psyche. Learn the history of mandalas and create one of your own under the guidance of Anne Parker, who has worked with mandalas personally and professionally for over 25 years. Bring a sense of discovery and openness. Prior experience with art is not required.
KINTSUGI:The Beauty of Imperfection
Meaning to join with gold, this traditional Japanese art reassembles the shattered pieces of a broken piece of pottery with a richly colored gold lacquer. Create your own Kintsugi vessel in this workshop that examines our relationship with fracture and imperfections, both real and symbolic, with compassionate reflection and a renewed perspective on what it means to be whole. Instead of disguising, discarding, or replacing the cracks in art or in life, we can render the traces of imperfection with beauty and strength. 2 HRS|$95
This hands-on experience provides you with innovative techniques required to recreate the pastries served in our Cactus Flower Restaurant. Learn how to prepare a variety of pastries including pistachio cookies, avocado brownies, and many more delicious treats.
IN THE SPIRIT OF GRAPES: A Biodynamic Wine Experience
Set aside what you think you know about wine tasting. Wines capture a sense of the places they are grown in a uniquely expressive and vibrant way. Learn about the philosophy underlying agriculture and its methods. If you try to live mindfully with respect to what you put in your body, while considering its impact on our world, this wine tasting is one you will savor. 60 MIN|$125