Sunday, February 26, 2017

March Class Feature - Nourish Your Adrenals and Your Life

Nourish Your Adrenals and Your Life

Sunday, March 26

Our adrenal glands are the greatest allies we have in the challenge of thriving through whatever life throws at us. They are the keys to managing stress, restoring our healthy weight, surviving major life changes and health challenges, and feeling a balance of playful energy and peaceful relaxation. When push comes to shove, your adrenals will get you through it, learning how to protect and restore these glands is essential to living life as your awesome self.

This class is going to cover adrenal care that has been safely used for thousands of years. You will learn traditional foods, herbs, and self-care techniques as well as life hacks that are safe to share with friends and family. Bring a notebook, as there will be a lot of information to take in!

Instructor: Jessica O’Malley, LAc. Jessica is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with an MSA from Bastyr University. She is also an Ayurvedic wellness counselor and holds a certificate in Ayurvedic medicine from Kerala Ayurveda Academy. She practices traditional constitutional medicine from Asia that includes acupuncture, vibrational modalities, bodywork, nutrition, botanicals, breathing, meditation and exercise. She believes in a simple family-based medical model that is centered on daily practices of healthy living and preventative care. Her classes are fun and informative and designed to help you and your family live better through natural medicine practices that are simple, safe, and effective.

Cost: $40
To register, contact Jessica at
Class to be held at Radiance Herbs & Massage

Saturday, February 25, 2017

March Class Feature - Dancing the Ancestors, Nourishing Ourselves, Singing the Future

Dancing the Ancestors, Nourishing Ourselves, Singing the Future

Saturday, March 25

Pause and Effect! This workshop invites anyone interested in a big picture view of life on earth to take a moment to Pause and Effect. Imagine the Hanged Person in the Tarot...take this moment to see from a different perspective in times such as these.

EagleSong Evans Gardener, wise woman herbalist, spins a yarn and weaves a story to boldly go where no one has ever gone before. Ear to ear*th guides this story medicine. Listen! Earth’s heartbeat sets the excellent band of herbal allies appear along the route enchanting, enlivening and strengthening your determines the the end? A rendezvous with mystery herself awaits!

EagleSong is sure to delight and terrify you, stretch and soothe you, expanding your capacity for holding a bigger story. Clowning around and making tough learning bearable, EagleSong strikes at the heart of matter for engaging your one precious life!

Instructor: EagleSong Evans Gardener. Wise woman herbalist, pilgrim-adventurer, grandmother, earth keeper...founder of RavenCroft Garden and Healing from the Ground Up, herbal apprenticeship, EagleSong is a human being with 66 years practice. Most of her life, she has asked herself, “What would nature do?” in any given challenge or circumstance. An exploration into personal story and a template that has served her well grew from that seed question—through garden tending, child raising, fire storms, journeys to the underworld and other more common catastrophes.

Cost: $75
To register, contact EagleSong E. Gardener via or 360-794-2938
Class to be held at Radiance Herbs & Massage

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

FREE TALK: Let’s Have Tea!

FREE TALK: Let’s Have Tea!

Saturday March 18

Excited to see our entire wall of herbs and teas but uncertain about how to prepare them at home? Join long-time Radiance staff herbalist Carol Trasatto for an introduction to the hows and whys of simple water-based preparations: Teas, infusions, decoctions.

No registration required for this free event. Just show up and enjoy!

Monday, February 20, 2017

March Class Feature - Compass to the Heart

Compass to the Heart

Thursday, March 23

The Seeker’s Garden card deck will be an exploratory tool during a fun, structured workshop that allows participants an opportunity to enhance their capacity to joyously decide their own Life in matters that are immediate and personal or large, ongoing and community-based. The cards with their colorful, original imagery and succinct messages may help individuals delve into an understanding of their own unique skill sets when the need arises to resolve “fork in the road” challenges. Writing materials are also required to keep track of thoughts, feelings and ideas over the course of our time together. Nan and Jonathan will circulate among participants to answer questions or offer insights and suggestions as necessary. The final portion of the event includes A and a brief history of the journey from uncovering the inspired idea of The Seeker’s Garden deck to its finished manifestation.

Instructors: Nan and Jonathan Yurkanis. Nan is a textile artist, intuitive guide and yoga teacher. Jonathan is a writer, yoga teacher and musical instrument repair craftsman. Their collaborations have manifested an elegant, eco-friendly line of products, including The Seeker’s Garden deck. Visit to see more.

Cost: $35—includes The Seeker’s Garden deck for each participant.
To register, contact Nan Yurkanis at
Class to be held at Radiance Herbs & Massage

Sunday, February 19, 2017

March Class Feature - Celebrate the Seasons with the Goddess

Celebrate the Seasons with the Goddess

Tuesday, March 14

Would you like to mark the turn of the season? In this evening class we will take a look at the eight holidays of many earth-based religions, the Sabbats and their magical properties. We will focus our attention on the four upcoming holidays—Ostra, Spring Equinox, Beltane, Summer Solstice and Lughnasad. We will discuss candles, stones, incense, craft projects and recipes for each season. Please bring a journal to begin recording your journey.

Instructor:  Karin Olsen, LMP. Karin owns Radiance Herbs & Massage. She has been a licensed massage therapist for more than 20 years and she loves to share her knowledge about natural living and magick.

Cost: $33
To register, call Radiance at 360-357-5250.
Class to be held at Radiance Herbs & Massage

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Monthly Class Feature - Energy Realignment

Energy Realignment

Fourth Tuesday of the month

A realignment of energy is the ability to clearly claim and identify what makes you come alive and then move yourself into alignment with it.  I will lead you through an experience of defining your intention, listing your obstacles, what you’re willing to let go of and what strengths and actions you need to take to realize your intention.

We will do exercises designed to specifically address the energy that needs to shift, such as breathing, visualizing, movement, toning, etc. These exercises align all of your energy to your intention. We will end the experience with a guided meditation, with me playing singing bowls.

If you would like a deeper sense of self, a deeper sense of peace, more clarity and harmony in your life, this is a fantastic way to get you on your way. You will leave feeling lighter and humming with your heart and the heart of creation.

Instructor: Beth Hyer LMP, Certified Resonance Repatterning Practitioner and Sound healer. Beth has been a Licensed Massage Practitioner since 2001 and completed her Resonance Repatterning certification in 2013. She continues to deepen her skills and practices within herself so that she can offer sublime healing to others who are making the journey home to their heart.

Cost: $20
To register, contact Beth Hyer,
Class to be held at Radiance Herbs & Massage

March Class Feature - Making Kombucha at Home

Making Kombucha at Home

Saturday, March 11

Healthy bacteria and probiotics are essential for optimal health and kombucha, a traditional fermented tea drink, has an abundance of both! Join Julie the founder of Oly-Cultures and learn to make kombucha, an effervescent drink, at home. After exploring which teas and sugars work best with kombucha, students will be shown how to create the first batch. As that brew develops and the second fermentation begins, Julie will discuss bottling, storage of the Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast (SCOBY), offer tips for customizing kombucha with natural flavors, and share several tasty samples with students. Stop spending a small fortune on your kombucha habit and learn to make your own in this popular class.

Did you know that 70% of our immune system takes place in our gut? Therefore, keeping a healthy digestive system is very important. Healthy bacteria and probiotics in our diet are vital to achieving this balance. Kombucha has an abundance of both probiotics and the healthy bacteria.

Instructor: Julie Kamin-Martin. Julie, the owner and founder of Oly-Cultures. She has been making kombucha for her family and friends for several years. Being a native of the Pacific Northwest she also actively gathers and harvests many of the raw foods native to the area which she incorporates in kombucha: Oregon grape, cloudberry, nettles and blackberry.

Cost: $30, kit not included
To register, contact Oly-Cultures (Julie) at to register and prepay for class.
Class to be held at Radiance Herbs & Massage

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Great Chocolate Almonds, but be careful! They are addictive!

Chocolate Cartel serves up some amazing chocolate covered almonds!
It's a great choice for Valentine's Day!

"Exceptional chocolates only begin with quality ingredients. There's absolutely no substitute for premium chocolate. The Venezuelan criollo cacao makes up less than 10% of the cocoa beans used worldwide. The yield from the cacao tree is small but the dark cherry roasted flavor makes criollo stand alone as the best.
We use "El Rey" Venezuelan chocolate in our blend for its superior quality, commitment to fair trade, and organic farming practices. With mild spices, our pure dark chocolate couverture defines excellence in chocolate.
Every step for each of the amazing chocolates we create is conducted with the carefully skilled hands of a master chocolatier. Few chocolatiers put as much focus and effort into producing complete chocolate perfection."