Joanne Franchina and Inner Compass Academy are pleased to present a magical workshop led by our colleague and friend, Melissa Anastasia!

Mystic Herbalism: Mindful Harvesting & Concocting 
with Melissa Anastasia

Join us for a hands-on, highly creative, and magical workshop suitable for budding herb lovers as well as seasoned herbal enthusiasts. You'll learn about the practice of mindfulness, how it can enhance your herbal creations, and how to mindfully harvest and concoct herbs in the Spirit of our Elders - the keepers of Medicine Magic. Topics include:  

  • Learn the basics of harvesting and concocting – how, when, where, needed equipment, and other practicalities.
  • Explore how mindfulness can increase the energetics of your creations and craft.
  • Experience mindfulness practices and activities to empower your sacred garden and space.
  • Discover ways to connect with the Elders and how working with them can enhance your herbal concoctions.
  • Understand the importance of becoming a "keeper" of Medicine Magic.
  • Explore self-care practices to use during the Harvest Season, a magical time for reflection. 
Students will craft an herbal concoction to take home, under the guidance of an expert mystical herbalist (this is included in the cost of the workshop).  Students may opt to craft additional herbal creations for an additional materials fee of $5 each (payable directly to the instructor).  All materials provided.  Herbal creations from Melissa's Uniquely Green Apothecary will also be available for sale during the workshop.  
DATE & TIME: Sunday, October 27, 1 - 4 pm. 
LOCATION: Inner Compass Academy, 10901 Reed Hartman Hwy Ste 101, Cincinnati OH 45242.
PRICE: $55; early registrations (extended to October 15) $45. Includes one herbal concoction to take home.  
PLEASE NOTE: Limited space available, and there is a minimum number of participants required to hold this workshop. 
GUEST INSTRUCTOR: Melissa Anastasia.  


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Melissa Anastasia is a lover of nature, conjurer of plant medicine, and walker with the fae. She has received her herbal training with Rosemary Gladstar (Science and Art of Herbalism), with Juliet Blankespoor (Chestnut School of Herbalism), and with Asia Suler (Intuitive Plant Medicine).  Melissa is also a trained in Healing Touch and a Registered Nurse.  melissa.anastasia@cinci.rr.com.  

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