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.