Thursday, December 31, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Return Of The Light

Twelve Tales from Around the World for the Winter Solstice
by Carolyn McVickar Edwards

The winter solstice, the day the "sun stands still," marks the longest night and the shortest day of the year, and it comes either on December 20th or 21st. Celebrations honoring the winter solstice as a moment of transition and renewal date back thousands of years and occur among many peoples on every continent. The Return of the Light makes an ideal companion for everyone who carries on this tradition, no matter what their faith. Storyteller Carolyn McVickar Edwards retells twelve traditional tales—from North America, China, Scandinavia, India, Africa, South America, Europe, and Polynesia—that honor this magical moment. These are stories that will renew our wonder of the miracle of rebirth and the power of transition from darkness into light.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

25% Off GemTone Candles From Aloha Bay

On sale now while they last!
Distinguish your home naturally with the GemTone™ beauty of unscented Palm Wax candles. Jars are 11 oz. and 5 3/4" tall with a burn time of 60 hrs. Aloha Bay makes their candles from Eco Palm Wax from United Plantations and Golden Hope Plantations that does not threaten rainforests or orangutans' ecosystems. They "prefer palm based candles to genetically modified, chemically distilled, commercially grown soy wax. Palm oil uses one-tenth of the land as compared to soy production and is a sustainable tree crop that enhances biodiversity and carbon sequestering."

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Gold Leaf Nightlights Are Back!

Those who receive this as a gift will be amazed by the beauty of the natural world. Leaves at the peak of their beauty are carefully selected, handpicked and then preserved in gold, creating a wonderful work of art that begins with nature and ends with a treasure.

2 Hour Free Parking Downtown

The City of Olympia's Parking Services is making it easier for people to shop downtown during the holidays!
The paved lot on State Ave & Franklin St, across from the Intercity Transit Center, will be open for free 2-hour limit public parking beginning the day after Thanksgiving through the holiday season.This new 72-stall parking lot will be enforced just like any other city lot. After 5 pm and on weekends the parking is free until the next business weekday.

Monday, December 7, 2009


Our schedule is as follows for
December 7th through 25th

Monday to Friday Open 10-8
Saturday 10-7
Sunday 10-6
We will close at 6:00 on
December 21st
for Solstice

We will close at 4:00 on December 24th
and are closed on December 25th

Friday, December 4, 2009

Class Cancellation

The Making Bath Fizzies... and Other Such Delights class scheduled for Sat, Dec 5th, has been canceled.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Gift Certificates Available Now!

Get your shopping done early and avoid the crowds. . .

Friday, November 27, 2009

Upcoming Class: Bath Fizzes and other Delights

Making Bath Fizzies... and Other Such Delights

Saturday, December 5

A Fall favorite! Learn how to create your own essential oil and herb-scented bath salts, bath fizzies, and salt scrubs in this fun, hand-on class. This year we will also make a simple hand sanitizer spray. Create holiday gifts with love and intention. All supplies and recipes are included. You will leave with small samples of the finished products. Great class for families! Taught by Judy Scott.

Cost: $35; children under 13 half price.
To register: Call Radiance at 360-357-5250

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

We at Radiance are thankful for our loyal customers and wish you all a blessed holiday.

We will be closed on Thursday, November 26th, so that our staff can spend Thanksgiving with their friends and family.

We will reopen Friday, November 27th, at 10 am.

"Giving Thanks" Sale

Join us for our "Giving Thanks" Sale!
We're supporting the food bank by giving YOU one percent off for every non-perishable food you bring to Radiance (up to 25% off).
We will then deliver your donations to the Thurston County Food Bank. Sale is good through Sunday, November 29th.
Restrictions apply at manager's discretion. Cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. May not be applied to massage services or facials.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Upcoming Class: Soul Centered Relationship

Soul-Centered Relationship

Sunday, November 15

Do you yearn for more closeness, connection and intimacy in your relationships? Have you wondered why it is so difficult to be in relationship with other human beings? Whether you are in a relationship with your life partner, lover, child, mother or best friend, this class will provide excellent support for how to: hold your own without losing connection, self-soothe, take better care of yourself, mind your own business, take more responsibility for yourself and less for your partner, and understand why you run away from or run after relationship. In this class we will explore common relationship challenges and some tools you can use to improve all your relationships.

Taught by Kirstin Eventyr.
Cost: $45
To register: Call Kirstin at 360-866-8161

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

HealthForce Nutritionals

In-Store Demo on Friday, November 13th

A representative from HealthForce Nutritionals will be in our store from 11 am to 1 pm to answer questions about their products and to offer samples.

HealthForce Nutritionals makes a variety of wonderful and unique supplements, including VitaMineral Green, VitaMineral Earth, Fruits of the Earth, and Greener Grasses.
Do your health a favor and come check this out!

Dr Hauschka On Sale

Don't miss this great opportunity to stock up on your favorite skin care line.

Sale ends November 15th !

Friday, November 6, 2009

Upcoming Class: Intermediate astrology

Working with the Naibod Secondary Progressed Chart: An intermediate-level astrology class

Saturday, November 7
10am – 3pm

The Naibod Secondary Progressed Chart is a fascinating look at time and its inherent mutability. We will work with this chart as a path for looking at our personal evolution and the quality of our inner state of being. The secondary progressed chart can show us much about how we are dealing with the simultaneously occurring transits.

Prerequisite: Must have a working knowledge of the planets, signs and aspects. Must have had a professional astrology reading within the past five years. Must know what a secondary progressed chart is. Taught by astrologer Rosie Finn.

Cost: $75
To register: Call Rosie at 360-866-6859.

20% OFF Dr Hauschka Sale!!!

Sale ends November 15th. While Supplies last! 20% off all Dr. Hauschka products!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bring the Kids for Treats and Treasure!

When: Saturday October 31st, 1-4pm
Where: Downtown Olympia
What: A great time for kids and adults all over downtown!

Families! Bring the kids downtown and visit the businesses identified on a specially marked map to collect treats and participate in a treasure hunt. Each business will have a pirate hat hidden somewhere in the store. When a shopper locates the pirate hat, they (and their party) are given a special entry form for a grand prize drawing for a Treasure Chest full of items and coupons from local merchants. The chest will be on display at 121 5th Avenue (Wind Up Here) in downtown Olympia where kids can also collect treats. A drawing will be held at the end of the day to determine a winner.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Hand Facials with OHA Skincare

Free Samples!
Saturday October 17
Join us this fall for an afternoon with Organic Healthy Aging's (OHA's) founder, Martha Buldain. Martha will be here to answer any questions you may have about the local, bioactive skincare company. She will also be giving hand facial treatments to willing customers! Product samples and literature will also be available, so please stop in.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dr. Hauschka Mini Make-Overs

Friday October 16
Dr. Hauschka offers a complete line of decorative cosmetics that work in harmony with the true nature of your skin, fine tuning those thoughts and feelings that are reflected in your face--colorfully, beautifully, and uniquely. A representative from Dr. Hauschka, Irisa, a respected make-up artist just returning from training in England, will offer complimentary mini-makeovers using colors derived from biodynamically and organically grown plant extracts, safe mineral pigments and protective rice oils. To reserve your space, call Radiance at 360-357-5250.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Did you know? The massage lotions and oils. . .

we use at Radiance are organic, made by SacredEarth Botanicals.

Why SacredEarth Botanicals?

"Our products are cruelty free as we do not test on animals
Our products are unscented and do not contain synthetic fragrances or colors
Our products are hypo-allergenic in that we use no nut oils
Our products contain certified organic ingredients
Our professional massage therapy products are certified vegan
We recycle or reuse everything we possibly can
Our products do not contain any formaldehyde-releasing preservatives"

Sunday, October 11, 2009

New at Radiance: Jade Chocolate Bars

"Jade Chocolate’s mission is to unite the flavors from Asia and the Pacific Islands with artisan chocolate to create a uniquely sophisticated chocolate experience."

Radiance is now carrying four varieties of Jade Chocolate bars:

35% cacao milk chocolate, roasted brown rice, roasted green and fragrant jasmine tea. Wrapped in handmade sustainable Lokta paper, this unique chocolate bar is a mixture of earthy green and fragrant jasmine teas mixed in with crunchy brown rice.

Orient Espresso
50% cacao, bittersweet & milk chocolate blend, oak roasted espresso, and cardamom. Many people in the Orient drink coffee, usually iced, with sweetened condensed milk. Experience this morning favorite in chocolate form with a bar made with oak roasted espresso perfumed with the warmth and floral scent of cardamom.

Dragon's Breath
65% cacao bittersweet chocolate, roasted sesame seeds, lapang souchong and ground red chili. Wrapped in an eye catching red Lokta paper, the crunchy sesame seeds combined with the definate notes of smoked tea and the spice of red chili will warm your palate.

72% cacao, ylang ylang, indonesian cinnamon and coconut. Fall in love with the Mahal bar. A sumptuous blend of known aprhrodisiacs, ylang ylang flower, cinnamon and dark chocolate will have you craving for more.

Upcoming Class: The Energy of Money

Sunday, October 18

Do you want to feel at peace with money? Do you yearn to trust that there is enough? Do you wish to utilize money as a pathway to living your deep values? If so, this is the class for you! Come join us and learn about: abundance, scarcity and what is enough; how your attitudes and approaches to life impact your relationship with money; appreciation and gratitude as a pathway to peace with money; and the ways we step out of abundance and limit the flow. Taught by Kirstin Eventyr.

Kirstin is a counselor, healer, and teacher in private practice for 15 years. She emphasizes depth in everything she does. Getting to the core is her forte, making her work attractive to people on all stages of their journey. Empowering her students to trust themselves and live their best lives is her favorite endeavor.

Cost: $45
To register: Call Kirstin at 360-866-8161.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Upcoming Class: Cell Level Meditation

Cell Level Meditation focuses awareness on the smallest unit of life for the purpose of healing. By meditating with the cells, you begin to awaken to the vast potential within yourself—to move to levels of greater self-awareness.
By simply looking at something, you change it. So in Cell Level Meditation, you look into the cells of your body, and then go into the cells and become them, using the timeless technique of combining awareness with the breath. Perhaps for the first time you direct this ancient technique of awareness at the smallest unit of life: the cell. In the last few years, cell biologists have shown how dramatically we can influence our health and well-being all the way down to the level of our cells.
This workshop is an introduction to a meditative tool that is very easy to learn and powerful to use for anyone who wants to increase awareness and enhance the mind-body connection.
The book, Cell Level Meditation: Breathing with the Wisdom and Intelligence of the Cell by Patricia Kay and Dr. Barry Grundland, is available at Radiance.

Level 1
Saturday, October 17
10am - 3:30pm
During four hours, you’ll learn the basics of this type of meditation and begin to get some practice. Please bring a lunch. The class is limited to 10 participants, and it fills up fast!
Cost: $52
To register: Call Patricia Kay at 360-866-6974 or send an e-mail with the class name in the subject line to: by October 10.

Level 2
Wednesdays: October 21, 28; November 4, 11
Over the course of four consecutive weeks, we’ll get more experience and go deeper together. Treat yourself to a four-week commitment to learn a beneficial practice while receiving support and encouragement. Limited to 10 participants.
Cost: $60
To register: Call Patricia at 360-866-6974 or send an e-mail with the class name in the subject line to:

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Upcoming Class: Seven Weeks to Better Balance

Mondays: October 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16, 23

This weekly one-hour class offers a series of exercises from Rudolf Steiner, called the preparatory exercises, as they prepare us for meditation—or for more clear, deeper experience of meditation. They can also be helpful in daily life, bringing positivity, clear thinking, healthy will activity and emotional equanimity into our experience to a greater degree than we are used to. Taught by Kirsten Sogge. Kirsten has worked with these exercises intensively for extended periods over the past 20 years, and looks forward to diving into them again.

Cost: $70
To register: Call Kirsten at 360-339-3647 or email

Upcoming Class: Gardening with the Devas

Tuesday, September 29 or Tuesday, October 20 or Tuesday, November 17 6-8:30pm

This class is an introduction to gardening in direct cooperation with nature. Nature is ready and waiting to work with humans in conscious co-creation. Each co-creative garden is a balm to the earth, sending waves of healing out in all directions. Learn all you need to set up your own communication with the Devas and Nature Spirits of your place and plants. Grounding, the Energy Cleansing process, an introduction to Kinesiology, techniques and strategies will be covered. You can establish your working relationship with the Deva of your garden, state your wishes, and begin your work. Please purchase the book The Garden Workbook by Machaelle Small Wright from Radiance, bring a sketch of your garden area or land, and decide what you want to co-create. Is it a vegetable garden? A healing garden? Write a sentence or two defining what you intend. Taught by Kirsten Sogge.

Cost: $30 plus book
To register: Call Radiance at 360-357-5250

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Upcoming Class: Intermediate-level Astrology Class

Saturday, October 10
10am – 3pm

We will be exploring how to work with the movement of the planets in relationship to our natal charts. This will include how the inner planets trigger outer planet transits, the significance of the planetary cycles and looking at the current Saturn-Uranus-Pluto T-square and the Jupiter-Chiron-Neptune conjunction.
Prerequisite: Must have a working knowledge of the planets, signs and aspects. Must have had a professional astrology reading within the past five years. Must know what a transit is. Taught by astrologer Rosie Finn.
Rosie has been practicing astrology in Olympia since 1995. She draws on her experience as a research engineer and years of living in a yoga ashram. She spent two years studying physics in-depth with inventor Dan Dial. She has written an astrology workbook and teaches classes. She, along with herbalist Carol Trasatto, writes a monthly newsletter along with giving a popular monthly talk, called Plants & Planets.

Cost: $75
To register: Call Rosie at 360-866-6859.

Friday, October 2, 2009


Come See us from 5-10pm

Featured Artist: Claude Mahmood

Claude began his interest in photography at the age of 14, coming from a family of artists, he found his own love of art in photography. After 19 years Claude continues his passion for images made with his camera. Claude is a self-taught photographer, learning from experience and experimentation. Claude's work has been influenced by his extensive backcountry trips and by his work as an organic farmer.During ArtsWalk you will be able to catch a glimpse of some of the photographs Claude has recently captured. He has selected shots that are of nature and scenic. They will be displayed in 16"x20" format.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Upcoming Class: Psychic & Intuitive Development

Tuesdays: October 6, 13, 20, 27 / November 3, 10, 17, 24 / January 5, 12, 19, 26 / February 2, 9, 16, 23

Get in touch with your natural intuitive abilities. Psychic intuition is a natural faculty we all have. All we have to do is focus on using it. In this class we will examine and practice different techniques to use your “clairs”: Clairvoyance - intuitive seeing, Clairaudience - intuitive hearing, Clairsentience - intuitive feeling, and Claircognizance - intuitive knowing. Exercises will help you develop your ability to trust your intuition in daily life. You will connect with your Guides and learn to do readings for others. Expand your horizons and have fun! Classes meet once a week for four weeks. Certificate awarded for completion of eight classes.
Taught by professional intuitive Lisa Holm. Lisa has clients across the US and internationally. Held at Source Studio, 209 E 4th Avenue #215, in downtown Olympia.

Cost: $80 for four weeks of classes
For more information: Call Lisa at 360-786-8617 or visit

Upcoming Class: Homeopathy and the Flu

Sundays: October 4, 11

If you or anyone close to you gets the flu, don't forget that homeopathy can shorten the duration and severity dramatically—and make recovery easier as well. Home-prescribing will help with most flu symptoms (you'll need to consult with a professional if you're not better in a few days or if the symptoms are very severe).
This two-part workshop will give the basic principles of homeopathic philosophy, and then go through the homeopathic remedies that are commonly used to help the body restore itself more quickly and naturally from flu symptoms.
Radiance Herbs and Massage carries the homeopathic remedies we'll be considering in this workshop.

Cost: $80 (10% discount for students and single parents)

To register: Contact Patricia Kay at 866-6974 or via e-mail: with the course title in the subject line. Please register by September 20.

Upcoming Class: Ready to Read Tarot

Sundays: October 4, 11, 18, 24; November 1 & 8

A six-part class designed to turn someone new to tarot into a capable reader. We will cover both traditional meanings of the cards as well as methods to read the symbols present in your own deck and develop your own equally valid personal associations. Students should bring their own decks and a journal to each class.
The six classes: Major Arcana 1-11; Major Arcana 12-22; Court cards; Minor Arcana 1-5; Minor Arcana 6-10; Accessing intuitive information and reading for others. Class is limited to eight participants. Taught by Heather Dunn.

Cost: $90
To register: Call Radiance at 360-357-5250.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

2010 Calendars

Our 2010 Calendars are in!
Choose from a variety of wall calendars, mini calendars, planners and page-a-day calendars from astrology to zen.
Featured here is the insect art of Christopher Marley.
Shop early for best selection!

Upcoming Class: Influenza Prevention

Wednesday, September 30 6-8:30pm
The best preparation for flu season is helping yourself and your loved ones prevent sickness in the first place. This class will detail numerous and sensible ways to do this, beginning with daily food and lifestyle choices. In addition, we will discuss the silent and chronic drains on immunity that tax our body’s ability to respond appropriately to virulent pathogens and acute illness. You will leave with solid information to help you stock the home kitchen and pharmacy with plant medicines to deal with: the primary challenges of influenza; a potentially excessive inflammatory response; as well as secondary, and often resistant, upper respiratory infections. Taught by herbalist Carol Trasatto.

Cost: $40 To register: Call Radiance at 360-357-5250.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Closing Early

Radiance will be closing at 6 pm today in observance of the Fall Equinox.

We will reopen Wednesday, Sept. 23rd, at 10 am.

Upcoming Class: Choosing Flower Essences

Sunday, September 27 3-4:30pm

Vibrational medicines like flower essences and homeopathic remedies are uniquely accessible to our intuitive minds. In this short, fun class, we'll discuss methods for accessing intuitive information, and filtering it from the static of our everyday minds. Then we'll try out these techniques with a selection of flower essences. Taught by Heather Dunn.

Cost: $10 To register: Call Radiance at 360-357-5250.

Upcoming Class: Changing Woman

Saturday, September 26 or Saturday, November 14 11am to 3pm

“I’m interested, but I’m not quite there yet.” Is this your response? I encourage you to consider the truth that for most women, perimenopause is a journey lasting many years, bringing with it subtle or not-so-subtle changes in emotional stability, sexual interest, sleep patterns, flexibility, hair, skin, muscle tone, urinary continence, as well as the infamous hot flashes, heavy bleeding, altered cycle length, cramping, and so on. There are often multiple waves of varying signals announcing that the change is underway; each woman is unique and yet we are all going through this together. There is no time like the present to learn more about what your bodymind is undergoing and how to support your particular process with tonifying plants.
Learn ways to navigate hormonal changes [and herbal and medical advice!] without losing your mind, your job or your relationship! Spend an afternoon with other women exploring ways to reorient your health and your emotional experience so that the next phase of life is not a “withering” but an ever more beautiful expression of your whole self. Herbs, foods, essential oils, flower essences, and other approaches can be of great assistance in dealing with this powerful transition.
Please join us and bring a friend. You will walk away with a wholistic picture of what is happening as well as many specifics to help guide you on. There will be an assortment of tasty supportive foods and teas for you to sample. Taught by herbalist Carol Trasatto. Class size is limited so please register early.

Cost: $75 includes supplies and many handouts $65 each if two friends register and pay at same time To register: Call Radiance at 360-357-5250.

Monday, September 21, 2009

New Purses!

Check out our new purses at Radiance! We've brought in a new line of handmade bags from Oregon! And they are fabulous! Great colors, designs and fabrics!
"Custom made in our studio for durability and strength with commercial sewing equipment. The structure is of the finest quality durable waterproof canvas available. Our handbags are embellished with quality fabrics from our extensive collection that give them style and dramatic appeal.Our studio is clean and eco-friendly. We recycle every little tidbit of our fabrics." says Rose City Tote Website.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Radiance's Fall Newsletter is available online!

Click here to go to our currrent Newsletter!!! Check out classes and a great article by Carol Trasatto our herbal educator about Cold & flu Prevention!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Happy Labor Day

Radiance will be CLOSED on Monday, Sept. 7th, so that our employees can celebrate the holiday with their families.
We will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 8th, at 10 am.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Holy Basil is Back!

Finally after a few months (or was it only weeks) wait- our Holy Basil returns! Come by to get your bulk herb!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Neti Stik

Provides natural support for:*
Sinus congestion relief during cold, flu and allergy seasons
Mental energy and focus
The Neti Pot Sinus System

Open your sinuses and clear your mind. This compact aromatherapy inhaler fits easily into your pocket or purse for quick relief. Contains an energizing blend of peppermint, eucalyptus, menthol, & lavender essential oils. Use alone, or as a perfect compliment to daily Neti Pot use.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Aromatic Zinc-Free Neti Wash Plus

Essential Oils for Sinus Support*

This formula contains soothing herbal extracts, essential oils, and Xylitol to cool, decongest, and invigorate. It helps to nourish and moisturize nasal passages and provides anti-microbial properties to support the health of your sinuses. Aromatic Zinc-Free Neti Wash Plus® contains 5 herbal extracts, essential oils of Peppermint, Eucalyptus, and Menthol and other ingredients that mildly cleanse and soothe the sinuses. It also contains Xylitol which research has shown to inhibit the growth of certain types of bacteria.

**The statements made here have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Neti Wash Plus

Zinc for Sinus and Immune Support
The original! Neti Wash Plus® contains safe amounts of herbal extracts and elemental zinc that add astringing and drying properties to your nasal irrigation solution. The synergistic effects of the ingredients in Neti Wash Plus® assist in toning and restoring firmness to the nasal passages while helping to reduce excess mucus and promote healthy clear sinuses. Neti Wash Plus® contains Zinc Acetate —a form of Zinc shown to be more effective than other forms of Zinc (such as Zinc Gluconate) when used intra-nasally. Neti Wash Plus® also contains extracts of Goldenseal Root and 3 other Berberine containing herbs. Some research has shown that Berberine can inhibit the growth of certain types of pathogens. Grapefruit Seed Extract which is also included in the formula has been used effectively for over 25 years as a bacteriostatic, disinfectant, and antiseptic.

Friday, August 7, 2009

The Neti Pot For Better Health

By Warren Jefferson

The Neti Pot for Better Health includes background information on nasal irrigation, and gives the history of the neti pot in the Ayurvedic and yogic traditions. Shows how to improve the flow of the breath before doing relaxation or meditation techniques. Presents an overview of upper respiratory system with emphasis on sinus conditions and teaches how to rid yourself of allergens, airborne contaminants, and other irritants using this traditional method of treatment.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Universe Order Pad

Have you placed your order with the Universe today?

Use the Universe Order Pad to co-create with the universe! This order pad is a tool for you to organize your thoughts by writing them down and affirming to the universe what you want.

Each pad contains 30 order forms with carbon-less copies.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Chakra Bath And Foot Soak

Bath Salt Set

Using the seven major chakras as inspiration, we have lovingly created special recipes to help balance each chakra. Each bath & foot soak salt is hand-made in small batches. Each is beautifully packaged in one of seven rainbow-colored, hand-dyed muslin bags. Each set includes information on astrological associations, corresponding reflexology points, appropriate crystals & an affirmation.

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Energy Centers of Transformation
by Harish Johari

In Chakras, Indian scholar and tantra practitioner Harish Johari introduces the classical principles of the chakras as well as their practical application for today. In this expanded edition, complete with new art and text, he unfolds the mysteries of these subtle centers of transformation with visualization techniques essential to a fully realized tantric practice. Unlike other books in its field, Chakras provides the tools to activate these centers of transformative energy and elevate one's intellectual knowledge to an experience of spiritual growth.