Thursday, April 30, 2009

Yerba Mate Class

¡Mate Para Todos!

Thursday, May 7

Many people are familiar with yerba maté as a stimulating coffee alternative. But few understand exactly how good the rich green drink is for you, nor its traditional place in the cul ture of Argentina and its neighbors. Come join Heather Dunn, your friendly servidora for a traditional maté gathering, and learn about the etiquette, nutrition, cultural significance, and tools surrounding this increasingly popular beverage, with some room saved for some of the good ol’ charlando that maté is known to inspire. We’ll all be sharing the same gourd (maté) and straw (bombilla), as is traditional, so please come healthy, or be comfortable sitting out the round and take notes so you can host your own maté ceremony (party would be a better word) for your friends at home.

Cost: $5
To register: Call Radiance at 360-357-5250

Monday, April 27, 2009

Weleda Mother's Day Special

25% Off Select Weleda Products
Now Through Mother's Day

From facial moisturizers to body oils and creams, Weleda's natural skin care formulations help bring out the beauty in you, no matter your skin type.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

New Logona Products:

Logona Daily Care

The Daily Care series offers quality BDIH certified personal care products formulated with the entire family in mind. For those family who are just starting out with natural products, Daily Care offers a straightforward, uncomplicated way to explore natural care for the family.Each Daily Care product, whether for body, skin or hair, offers a simple solution in a market that can be overwhelming for the newcomer. Trust Logona to simply things for you, whilst taking care of your entire family.Logona Daily Care does not compromise on ingredients. We use only the gentlest natural cleansers available, premium vegetable oils from certified organic agriculture and pure natural fragrances. Each product is subjected to intensive dermatological testing.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Arts Walk

Chair Massages

Radiance will be offering complimentary 5 minute chair massages during Arts Walk on Friday, April 24th, from 5 to 8 p.m. If you've never had a massage before, this is a great opportunity to try it out!

Homeopathy Class

Homeopathy: Setting the Record Straight

Thursday, April 30

Often the word "homeopathic" is used to refer to something occurring in very small doses. However, the true concept behind homeopathy, which means "like suffering," has to do with considering the symptoms the body produces as intelligent messages about how the body is healing itself. Using the principles of homeopathy, we can work with these messages to help the body come into full healing. And, yes, we do use substances that are extremely diluted (very small doses), so they are safe and cause no harm. Come find out more about this healing modality and increase your amazement for the depth of the healing power in these bodies we have!
Taught by Patricia Kay, MA, HMC, CCH; working homeopathically for over 20 years.

Cost: $15
To register: Send an e-mail to Patricia: with the title "Homeopathy Class" in the subject line or call 360-866-6974.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

"Earth Day 2009, April 22, will mark the beginning of The Green Generation CampaignTM which will also be the focus of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2010. With negotiations for a new global climate agreement coming up in December, Earth Day 2009 must be a day of action and civic participation, to defend The Green GenerationTM’s core principles:

A carbon-free future based on renewable energy that will end our common dependency on fossil fuels, including coal.

An individual’s commitment to responsible, sustainable consumption.

Creation of a new green economy that lifts people out of poverty by creating millions of quality green jobs and transforms the global education system into a green one."


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Earth Flag - The Millennium Edition

"A flag designed for the first Earth Day by John McConnell is a dark blue field charged with The Blue Marble, a famous NASA photo of the earth as seen from outer space.

Because of the political views of its creator and its having become a symbol of Earth Day, this flag is also associated with environmental awareness, and the celebration of the global community.
The first Earth flag used screen-printing and the colors of the Earth were reversed: the ocean was white and the clouds were blue. With only two colors, one color was for clouds and the other color was for both ocean and land. This image of a later Earth flag shows the correct colors."

Monday, April 20, 2009

Earth Consciousness

Oberon's Millennial Gaia

"This exquisite figurine, The Millennial Gaia, brings our new evolving consciousness of the Earth into a physical form. She is an invitation to each and every human being to enter consciously into the myth and story of the living Earth and to respond to Her as our Mother, as the larger being of which we are all part. No matter what language you speak, no matter where on Earth you come from, you can hold The Millennial Gaia in your hands and hear Her message. This lovely figure of the living Earth has Her own voice. And if you live with Her in your home, workplace, school, or place of worship, She will speak to you, too."
From Mythic Images

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Class: The Energy of Money

The Energy of Money

Sunday, April 26

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.

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

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Springtime Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk

Saturday, April 25

Late Spring in the Pacific Northwest abounds with edible and medicinal plants. Come walk through The Evergreen State College forest and learn how to identify, harvest and prepare local food and medicine. Handouts and recipes will be provided. Taught by Corinne Boyer, herbal educator.

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

Friday, April 17, 2009

New! Logona Products for Men


Created specifically for men, to address the unique needs of a mans skin. Thicker and more robust than a woman's skin, male skins require their own specific formulations. Logona has created eight unique products in the Mann range to address all the needs of a modern man.All the products work in conjunction and share a tangy woody fragrance derived from pure essential oils of cedar, citrus, pine and sandalwood. A truly invigorating and refreshing experience for your face and body.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Learn To Make Kombucha!

Thursday, April 23

Hooked on the sour zing of kombucha? Love what it does for your energy, your liver, or your skin? Learn how to ferment your own, and taste a sampling of this culture’s wild history and health claims. If you think you’re ready to tame your own "tea beast", Heather will make free kombucha mothers (and follow-up email "tech support") available to participants after class. Just in time for Spring sour tonic season.

Heather Dunn has studied with several herbalists and a classical homeopath in Tacoma. She is passionate about learning from the plants that share her environment, and works to engage as deeply as possible in the foodways, medicines, and processes that support her.

Cost: $15
To register: Call Radiance at 360-357-5250

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wednesday Classes Starting Soon for . . .

Opening to the GreenWorld:
An Introduction to Herbal Medicine

Wednesdays: April 22, 29; May 6, 13

This four-week class is for those who are eager to work with herbal medicine in their daily lives and are looking for a place to begin (or expand what they already do). We will address various ways to work with plants as medicine, creating a home apothecary, growing and harvesting your own medicine (beginning with beneficial ‘culinary’ herbs), making safe and effective herbal preparations, the interface between prescription drugs and herbs, quality and safety issues, selecting reliable herbal reference books, interpreting information on the internet and in the popular press, and much more. This class is designed so that participants walk away feeling confident in beginning to work with plants to promote the health of themselves and their families. Teas and samples will be experienced each session; many detailed handouts are provided. Taught by Carol Trasatto, herbalist.

Carol has been practicing the herbal arts for nearly 30 years and teaching for 20, bringing a wealth of practical knowledge to the learning experience.

Cost: $150
To register: Call Radiance at 360-357-5250

Monday, April 13, 2009


Anti-Inflammatory Pain Relief and Healing Cream

Topricin provides pain relief by improving circulation and attracting and stimulating the body's healing chemistries at the site of pain. Topricin delivers reliable pain relief, improving quality-of-life, and providing a strong adjunct to professional care with no side effects or contraindications.

Proven effective for pains associated with arthritis, lower back pain, trauma/sports injuries, muscle spasms, carpal tunnel, repetitive motion and fibromyalgia.

Topricin stimulates the body's desire to heal the damage that's causing your pain!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Learn To Connect With Your. . .

Spirit Guides

Sunday, April 19

Since the day you were born you have been held, tended and cherished by hundreds of unseen helping hands—your spirit guides. Come learn to connect with your guides for support and guidance, to help navigate life’s choices and consequences, and to enhance all aspects of your life. Learn to recognize the signals your guides use to connect with you and how to give them more ways to communicate with you. Taught by Kirstin Eventyr.

Kirstin Eventyr 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

Sign Up For This Fun And Informative Class!

Soapmaking with Unrefined Oils

Sunday, April 19

This hands-on class introduces the benefits and properties of using shea butter and virgin coconut oil in their natural states to make cold-processed soaps. We will also cover the basics of soapmaking: choosing ingredients, using lye safely, and personalizing your creations. Students will take home their soaps after they have fully cured. All materials are supplied. Class size is limited.

Taught by Prairie Rose Hyde of Alaffia and Kerri Ward Merrill of Radiance Herbs and Massage.

Location: The new Alaffia facility at 8925 Orion Dr. NE Suite A, Lacey, WA

Cost: $45 (includes materials)
To register: Call Radiance at 360-357-5250

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Introduction to Animal Communication Class

Saturday, April 18

Animals want to talk to us. Learn to intuitively communicate with them in this fun interactive class, taught by animal communicator and psychic, Lisa Holm. Whether you wish to enhance your relationship with your own pets or go on to work in this field, this class will provide you with the basics.

Cost: $65
To register: Call Lisa at 360-786-8617 or email

Friday, April 10, 2009

There Is A Flower At The Tip Of My Nose. . .

Smelling Me!

By Alice Walker, Illustrated by Stefano Vitale

In a beautifully poetic and gently provocative text, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker invites readers young and old to see the world -- and our place in it -- through new eyes.
Glowing colors and radiant images accompany this joyous celebration of the connections and interconnections between self, Nature, and creativity.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Basic Aromatherapy Class

Monday, April 13

In this workshop, experience essential oils first-hand. Learn the basic uses, applications, and contraindications of the oils. Understand how to spot high quality essential oils and how to use them. This class is great for anyone interested in natural scents, people sensitive to synthetic fragrance oils, and folks interested in using essential oils in their homemade/handmade products.

Great class for body workers and massage therapists—two CE credits available. Taught by Karin Olsen, LMP and certified aromatherapist.

Cost: $35
To register: Call Radiance at 360-357-5250

Monday, April 6, 2009

Space Is Still Available For This Class

Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui

Wednesdays, April 8 & 15

Learn how to create clear, sacred space in your home and workplace to help you generate poise, clarity and focus. Nancy will explain the do’s and don’ts of feng shui relating to making an anchoring space or personal altar to create calm and inspiration. Two weeks of class—the first for demonstration and introduction, and the second for follow-up after you’ve done some fun homework. Class size limited to nine.

Nancy Sullivan, MSW is retired, having been a psychotherapist and feng shui consultant in Olympia for years. She still leads a Buddhist meditation study group and teaches occasional classes.

Cost: $20
To register: Call Nancy at 360-786-1195

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Psychic and Intuitive Development Class

Tuesdays: April 7-28 or May 5-26

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, as well as other exercises to develop your ability to trust your intuition in your daily life and to do readings for others. Expand your horizons and have fun!

Cost: $75
There are still a few openings available.
To register: Call Lisa at 360-786-8617 or email

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Upcoming Class

Choosing the Cleanse That’s Right for You: Approaches and Herbal Support
Thursday, April 9

Springtime is the perfect time to pause and give your body the chance to detoxify and rest from the heavier foods and lifestyle habits that the damp, gray winter season can promote. Make the most of your fast or cleanse—Join us for this class before you begin.

No single cleansing technique suits every constitution or health situation. In this class we’ll discuss how to determine what approach might be best for a given individual, their current level of vitality, and dietary and lifestyle habits. In addition, numerous plants will be discussed that can support the body’s natural systems of detoxification and elimination on a regular basis—as well as the most beneficial ways to prepare and utilize these herbs. Whether you’re returning from exotic travels or wanting to change unhealthy habits or wishing to lighten from winter excesses or honoring the changing season, you will find guidance in this class to achieve your goals in a safe and personalized way. Taught by Carol Trasatto, herbalist.

Cost: $35
To register: Call Radiance at 360-357-5250

Note: This class is currently full. However, we have started a waiting list and if there is enough interest, we may be able to schedule a second class.

Friday, April 3, 2009

New Sunday Hours

We're Opening Earlier!

Radiance will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays beginning April 5th.