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Hawaiian Adventure Sign Up Special

Ladies ready for pampering on the beach

Ladies ready for pampering on the beach

Join us in Hawaii!
The final OCTOBER 13th registration deadline is on the horizon!

Jane is offering a Hawaii Special to inspire you to get registered!

“Register and refer a friend who signs up and each receive $50 to spend on your Hawaiian Journey.”


An Ethnobotanical Journey to Hawaii:
Traditional Healing & Plant Medicine on the Big Island

Jan 13-22, 2018
Lokahi Garden Sanctuary



A sunflower flower essence

A sunflower flower essence

If this incredible journey is on your radar,

don’t miss the signup deadline date,

OCTOBER 13 th!



Irritated Eyes? Check out Jane’s solution!

As the fires rage and smokes fills the air our eyes can become irritated and sore.  Herbal tea makes an excellent eye wash.  Most handy is to use an eye cup, available at most drug stores and some herb shops and natural food stores. Fill the eye cup with well strained herbal tea, pull down your lower lid, suction the cup against your face, lean back , blink and rinse. Some tea of course will come cascading down your face! Rinse your eyes two to three times a day. In lieu of an eyecup you can put drops in your eyes or make a poultice of the herbs or even more simply use a tea bag.

Fennel seeds are ripe and plump on the plant right now and are one of my favorite eye wash herbs.  Grind 2 teaspoons of fennel seeds in a mortar and pestle until well bruised and aromatic. Place the fennel in a jar and pour over 250 ml of hot water.  Let steep 30 minutes or more, strain through a coffee filter and apply.  Remaining liquid will stay good in the fridge for 2 days.

Other helpful eye wash herbs are chickweed, chamomile and eyebright (of course!).

It’s time to take that first step in becoming an herbalist!

It’s time to take that first step in becoming an herbalist!

Fall Classes: Sept 13 – Nov 1, 2017

Wednesday Evenings 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Location: Moonrise Herbs, 826 G Street, Arcata, CA

This series is an excellent introduction to the world of healing plants for the beginner and those with more experience as well, these classes will guide you through the gentle, healing way of herbs.

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Trip Highlights: Hawaii Adventure 2018


  • We’ll open our week by participating in a traditional Awa ceremony.       Awa (Kava Kava) is one of the foremost Polynesian healing and ceremonial plants. There is an old saying that there can be only love where Kava is present. It seems a fitting way to begin our journey, in the spirit of aloha.
  • Movement/Yoga ~ wake up, stretch, and greet the day.
  • Delight in a Hula performance ~ Hula is the sacred form of Hawaiian movement practiced by the local people.       This powerful dance form tells a story and conveys a real depth of feeling.
  • Kona Farm Tour
  • Picnic Lunches
  • Visit The City of Refuge ~ Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, the site where, up until the early 19th century, Hawaiians who broke a kapu (one of the ancient laws against the gods) could avoid certain death by fleeing to this place of refuge or “pu`uhonua”.
  • Free time in Kona Town for shopping/ sight seeing, people watching or sitting on the sea wall or under the huge banyan trees to watch the setting sun and the early stars.
  • Beach time! We’ll have time to snorkel, boogie board if the waves are right, and/or just R & R on the beach.
  • Talk Story’ with a local Hawaiian herbalist ~ The Hawaiian culture has developed over the millennium its own system of healing of which medicinal plants play an important part. We will talk story with a local Hawaiian herbalist and learn about native Hawaiian medicinals.
  • Prepare offerings for our Pele Ceremony We will be making puolos (traditional offerings) for our sunrise ceremony at Kilauea Volcano, the home of Madam Pele’s.
  • We’ll depart early for the Volcanoes National Park for a spiritual pilgrimage to the Kilauea caldera, the home of Madam Pele.       The Volcano is honored by the Hawaiians as the home of the fire goddess Pele. This goddess has been giving birth continuously for the past twenty years as evidenced by hot flowing lava, and huge columns of steam visible to the human eye.       The power of earth moved by Spirit is undeniable when in the presence of the volcano.
  • Hike the Kilauea-Iki Trail.  This hike will take us through a native Ohia/Hapu Fern forest and out into the caldera.
  • Spa Day at the Beach ~Jane and Natalie will be offering a “Spa Day at the Beach” where we’ll experience herbal body wraps, salt scrubs, facials, and other body care treatments.
  • Visit to the Historic Pu’ukohola Heiau.  This guided tour will take us to the Hawaiian Temple (Heiau) where the Hawaiian Kingdom traces its roots.
  • Kayaking & Snorkeling with the whales and dolphins. In kayaks, we may have the opportunity to swim with these magnificent mammals.  Picnic breakfast served at the beach.
  • Medicine Wheel Ceremony
  • Hike into Pololulu Valley. This unique black sand beach is a local favorite spot.
  •  Social Awa Drinking