Classes

Spring 2018 Classes

Each Fall and Spring Radiance staff members and friends focus their creative energies to offer a wide range of classes and events for you. The enthusiastic response we receive tells us we’re on a good path. We hope you enjoy this season’s offerings.

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Current class listings are also available to view through our online calendar.


Celebrate the Celtic Calendar

Wednesday, March 14
6–8pm

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—Spring Equinox, Beltane, Summer Solstice and Lammas. We will discuss candles, stones, incense, craft projects and recipes for each season. Please bring a journal to begin creating a record of your journey.

Instructor: Karin Olsen, LMP. Karin is the co-owner of 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 will be held at Radiance Herbs & Massage.


Navigating Grief

Saturday, March 17
11–12:30 pm

In this class we will realign ourselves to enable us to take the journey of grief in a gentle and authentic way, while opening ourselves to the new beginning we are embarking upon.
We will be using the Resonance Repatterning system to understand the opportunity that our grieving is offering us, and how to open to and embrace the amazing gifts that come with opening our broken hearts and deep wounds to be loved deeply.
At the end of class we will do a meditation to come home to our hearts while I play the singing bowls.

Instructor: Beth Hyer LMP. I have been a practicing and licensed massage practitioner for the past 17 years. I am also a certified Resonance Repatterning practitioner, sound and energy healer. It is my great honor to serve and guide others through their healing practices, giving them the tools and confidence to come home to themselves while embracing their wounds.
Cost: $33 per person
To register, contact: Beth at beth@blossomingdreams.com or you may text or call 360-789-0491
Class will be held at Radiance Herbs & Massage.


The Perennial Garden of Health

Sunday, March 18
1–4pm

Have you wondered how you can make herbal cancer prevention and promotion of vibrant health part of daily life, in the simplest and most affordable ways? You may already have much of the answer in your herb garden or the space that can become one!

Join me to explore how a selection of beautiful common plants, easily added to your landscape, can provide a reliable source of profound health benefits—year after year—with little effort from you.
Learn how these simple perennial food and herbaceous plants—and volunteer weeds!—can be incorporated into your daily routines, and why they are so beneficial for promoting normal cellular function.
You’ll learn how to harvest, prepare and preserve these plants so they’ll be available to you and your family through the seasons. You’ll see the beauty and potential of your yard or potted garden with new eyes!

Instructor: Carol Trasatto. Carol has been a professional holistic herbalist for most of her working life—teaching, writing, consulting privately with clients. She has been the herb/supplement buyer at Radiance for 25 years. Carol is the author of Conscious Caregiving: Plant Medicine, Nutrition, Mindful Practices to Give Ease, available at Radiance and online at www.caroltrasatto.com. She is a survivor and thriver beyond cancer.
Cost: $45, with handouts
To register, contact: Call Radiance at 360-357-5250 or register online at http://bit.ly/2BJf8xh. Email Carol at info@caroltrasatto.com with any questions.
Class will be held at Radiance Herbs & Massage.


The Delicious Tonic of Sleep

Tuesday, April 3
6–8pm

Tending to the quality of our sleep is a foundation in supporting our health and well-being. Restorative sleep goes beyond the traditional blessing of imbibing sedative herbs at bedtime. Numerous body systems can be involved when sleep is chronically disturbed or less than refreshing. In this class we’ll look at sleep from the perspective of whole body, whole being—and discuss approaches to strengthen our inherent capacity for body renewal during sleep. You will leave our circle understanding which plants and categories of green medicine might best support you in deepening the healing you undertake during sleep.

Instructor: Carol Trasatto. Carol has been a professional holistic herbalist for most of her working life—teaching, writing, consulting privately with clients. She has been the herb/supplement buyer at Radiance for 25 years. Carol is the author of Conscious Caregiving: Plant Medicine, Nutrition, Mindful Practices to Give Ease, available at Radiance and online at www.caroltrasatto.com.
Cost: $35
To register, contact: Call Radiance at 360-357-5250 or register online at http://bit.ly/2E48GlK. Contact Carol at info@caroltrasatto.com with any questions.
Class will be held at Radiance Herbs & Massage.


Intuitive Playground: Spirit Guides and Everyday Intuition

Saturday, March 24
1–4pm

In this Playground you will meet and work with your spirit guides in this uplifting and inspiring class! We all have a spiritual team that is loving, guiding, and supporting us in life. Your spirit guides are often your loved ones in the non-physical realm, spiritual teachers, Ascended Masters, Angels, and your Higher Self or Soul. Learn how your spirit guides communicate with you and can help you access your natural intuitive abilities and become comfortable with your internal guidance—your everyday intuition. Participate in a grounding exercise to open yourself to making a connection with Spirit. Meet your spirit guide or guides in a relaxed guided meditation. Learn to communicate with your spiritual team every day to receive answers and get insights for daily living.
No experience is required. Come with a loving heart and an open mind.

Instructor: Lisa Holm. Intuitive guide, medium and teacher, Lisa has been empowering clients across the U.S. and internationally through classes, clairvoyant counseling, intuitive readings, mediumship, animal communication and spiritual healing since 2002. Lisa has studied with medical intuitive Tina Zion, Hay House author and psychic medium John Holland and the Church of Religious Science. Lisa also teaches Intuitive Development, Animal Communication and Mediumship Mentoring. Website: www.lisaholm-psychic.com
Cost: $44
To register, contact: Lisa at 360-786-8617 or email Lisa @lisaholm-psychic.com
Class will be held at Radiance Herbs & Massage.


Introduction to Ancestral Healing Series

Wednesdays: April 4, 11, 18
6–7:30pm

Everyone can work with their own ancestors for healing, support, clarity of purpose, and to transform intergenerational trauma and family trouble. Real vitality and guidance from the ancestors is a human birthright and authentic spiritual/life practice you can reclaim. This intro series to ancestral healing will get you on the way.
Class 1: Introduction to Ancestral Lineage Healing. Covering ancestor reverence, developments in epigenetics that support ancestral healing, benefits of ancestral healing, using your inner senses, and Dr. Daniel Foor’s Ancestral Lineage Healing method, we’ll end with an experiential exercise and ancestral altar creating. No experience necessary.
Class 2: Assessment of Ancestral Lineages. (Prerequisite, Class 1). You experientially discern the wellness of your four primary ancestral lineages and create boundaries with any unhelpful ancestral input.
Class 3: Connecting with Ancestral Guides. (Prerequisite, Classes 1-2). We move into direct connection with an ancestral guide.

Instructor: Seyta Selter. Seyta (MA in East-West Psychology) is a certified practitioner of Dr. Daniel Foor’s Ancestral Lineage Healing method, Dr. Foor’s assistant, and adjunct faculty at The Evergreen State College in Psychology and Consciousness Studies. An experienced teacher, ritualist and facilitator, she holds an empathic ritual space supporting learning, presence, heart, trust, and community. www.innerlands.org
Cost: $75 for series of three classes. $30 for Intro class only.
To register, contact: Seyta at https://innerlands.org/event/radiance-intro-ancestral-healing-april4/
Class will be held at Radiance Herbs & Massage.


Crystals I: Experience and Theory

Sunday, April 8
10–12am

See for yourself whether the experience of crystal energy is suggestion- or something science hasn’t yet documented. Join the class to experiment, compare your experience with other class members, and learn common theories as to why these stones affect us the way they do. Students should leave with the ability to understand how any crystal is likely to affect them just by looking at it.

Instructor: Heather Dunn. Heather has been sharing her knowledge and love of the mineral world with Olympia for the past 10 years. She has helped hundreds of people connect intellectually and intuitively with stones and crystals. Her warmth and enthusiasm, as well as years of experience as a writer, facilitator, and classroom teacher help people access subjects that might otherwise intimidate.
Cost: $20, $35 for two who pay together
To register, call Radiance at 360-357-5250.
Class will be held at Radiance Herbs & Massage.


Trusting Your Choice

Thursday, April 12
6–8pm

Learn simple kinesiology techniques to help you choose products, foods, thoughts, etc. that most resonate with and complement what is healthy for you and your own body. What works for one person does not necessarily work for another. Join me for a play-date of tuning your perceptual antenna to discover how to make choices that will benefit your life.
Kinesiology is an energetic science dealing with the interrelationship of subtle movement in the body with respect to perceptual awareness and one’s biochemical process. One of the great virtues of kinesiology is its versatility. In this class you will learn a couple of techniques that can be applied anywhere, anytime. And it can be incorporated with many other modalities as well. Energy Kinesiology can bring you to balance in heart, body, mind and spirit—for optimal health and happiness.

Instructor: Kim Lincoln. Kim is founder of the Terrain of Essence Teachings, a path of Self-realization and somatic integration. Her work freely weaves energetic science and ancient mysticism into a simple, direct way to access your intrinsic being—synthesizing principles of trauma resolution, quantum mechanics, and the subtle anatomy of the Soul. For more than 40 years, she has refined her skills to bring workshops, online classes, and guest presentations which have helped students to feel safe in their body, free their mind, and know their true nature. Kim’s passion is to facilitate each individual’s awakening so that we, as an interspecies collective, may experience evolutionary change for the benefit of all. For more information about Kim and her offerings, go to: www.kimlincoln.com or www.TerrainOfEssenceTeachings.com
Cost: $20 or $15 each if two friends come together.
To register, contact: Kim at 360-866-9234 or info@kimlincoln.com
Class will be held at Radiance Herbs & Massage.


Beyond the Binary: Working with Trans Staff and Clients

Monday, April 16
6–8pm

Participants will receive information on appropriate language, paperwork, and ethical issues that will increase your professionalism and ability to work with transgender clients and coworkers. Information will be shared through lecture, case studies, and handouts. Bring your current clinic paperwork for an inclusivity check. This interactive class will provide continuing education credits for massage therapists. 2 CE hours for Ethics for LMPs in WA State.

Instructor: Andrea Seabert, MSW. Andrea, co-owner of Radiance Herbs and Massage, received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington. She teaches ethics, diversity, trauma-informed practice, and conflict resolution as an adjunct professor. She directs Camp Victory, a non-profit organization that provides a healing residential camp experience for child survivors of sexual abuse.
Cost: $25 or $20 each when you register and pay with a friend
To register, contact: Andrea at radiance@radianceherbs.com
Class will be held at Radiance Herbs & Massage.


Choosing the Cleanse That’s Right for You

Tuesday, April 24
6–8pm

If you’ve been thinking of changing a habit, making a commitment toward a new level of health, or initiating some other fresh focus in your life, consider working with your body as well as your mind. Calming the body’s cravings can help relax and open you in a truly holistic way to transformation. A period of dedicated “cleansing” can be a doorway into meaningful change.
This class will help align your approach and plant allies to your goals, your current health status and habits, the activity level you expect to maintain during the cleanse, your overall constitution, the season of the year and the current weather. Working with plant medicine to support efficient detoxification on a daily basis will also be discussed.

Instructor: Carol Trasatto. Carol has been a professional holistic herbalist for most of her working life—teaching, writing, consulting privately with clients. She has been the herb/supplement buyer at Radiance for 25 years. Carol is the author of Conscious Caregiving: Plant Medicine, Nutrition, Mindful Practices to Give Ease, available at Radiance and online at www.caroltrasatto.com.
Cost: $35. Handouts will be provided.
To register, call Radiance at 360-357-5250 or register online at http://bit.ly/2BZk5xr. Contact Carol at info@caroltrasatto.com with any questions.
Class will be held at Radiance Herbs & Massage.


Psychic Protection

Wednesday, April 25
6–8pm

Learn how to protect your energy body. We will discuss psychic hygiene and psychic first aid. Learn how to recognize when you need to do a clearing. Discover new ways to clear your energy field and your space, using ancient tools. Learn to use magickal herbs, crystals and ancient techniques to clear yourself and your space.

Instructor: Karin Olsen, LMP. Karin is the co-owner of 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 will be held at Radiance Herbs & Massage


Crystals II: The Quartz Family

Sunday, April 29
10–12am

Explore the mineralogy, symbolism, and energy of the quartz family. Quartzes and other silicates are plentiful, adaptable, and provide the foundation of any rock lover’s meditation toolkit. Learn how their color, mineral composition, and crystalline structure—as well as sacred geometry and history—offer us new ways to understand ourselves and the world around us. Bring your questions and either a clear or rutilated quartz with you to program.

Instructor: Heather Dunn. Heather has been sharing her knowledge and love of the mineral world with Olympia for the past 10 years. She has helped hundreds of people connect intellectually and intuitively with stones and crystals. Her warmth and enthusiasm, as well as years of experience as a writer, facilitator, and classroom teacher help people access subjects that might otherwise intimidate.
Cost: $20, $35 for two who pay together
To register, call Radiance at 360-357-5250.
Class will be held at Radiance Herbs & Massage.


Witches, Pagans, and Cultural Appropriation – Discussion and Tools

Saturday, May 5
2–4:30pm

Join us for a guided discussion on pagan and witchy ethics, specifically related to cultural appropriation. This class is grounded in the spirit of inquiry and will be facilitated with care. Our goal is to develop individual considerations for magical practice. Expect a gentle conversation that includes social, historical, and cultural components. This short class is the perfect opportunity to explore personal practice and gain tools for further self-assessment.
Back by popular demand. Space is limited so register early!
Instructor: Mandy Paradise. Mandy is a nature-adoring, writer-witch who is in love with the divine feminine. Mandy is a seasoned facilitator who believes that dissent, curiosity, and kindness are essential.
Cost: $30
To register, contact: Mandy at TheAnchorAndTheStar@gmail.com or register directly at http://bit.ly/2tKd0B3
Class will be held at Radiance Herbs & Massage.


Dying Well: A class for anyone who is still living

Mondays: May 7 & 14
6–8pm

Our society teaches us to avoid talking about death and dying and insists that we should be able to grieve in three days and then get back to our lives. This two-part workshop will explore topics surrounding death and dying including legal issues, needs of the family, and ethical issues. This class is designed for people who are not actively dying but would like more information for themselves or for loved ones regarding end of life. Developed as an interactive workshop, participants will received resources to support their own planning as well as an opportunity to explore their opinions and options on medical, financial, and ethical decisions.

Instructor: Andrea Seabert, MSW. Andrea , co-owner of Radiance Herbs and Massage, received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington. She teaches death and dying, ethics, diversity, and conflict resolution as an adjunct professor. She directs Camp Victory, a non-profit organization that provides a healing residential camp experience for child survivors of sexual abuse.
Cost: $40 or $35 each when you register and pay with a friend
To register, contact: Andrea at radiance@radianceherbs.com
Class will be held at Radiance Herbs & Massage.


So, You Think You’re A Witch?

Wednesdays: May 9, 16, 23
6-8pm

Are you seeking a deeper connection to earth-based religions? Would you like to develop a personal spiritual practice? Would you like to meet others who are interested in the same?
This three-part series will represent a basic introduction to witchcraft and modern pagan practices. During the first session, we’ll discuss a brief history of witchcraft and the many possible ‘paths’ to practice. In the second session, we’ll discuss altars and their place in your practice. You will leave with the tools and understanding to create an altar at home that is unique to you. In the third class, we’ll discuss daily, weekly, and seasonal practices to maintain interest and faith in your chosen path. Please bring a journal to take notes.

Instructor: Karin Olsen, LMP. Karin is the co-owner of 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: $77
To register, call Radiance at 360-357-5250.
Class will be held at Radiance Herbs & Massage.


Abundant Life Workshop

Saturday, May 19
11am–4pm

Are you ready to allow abundance and prosperity into your life? Abundance includes all good things, money, happiness, positive experiences and prospering in all areas of life. Learn how to release blocks that impede your progress. Most people think that becoming more prosperous has to do with external conditions. However, there is a spiritual secret…it truly starts within you.
In this course you will learn: The biggest blockages to abundance and how to overcome them; how your childhood programming influences your ability to receive today; how your core beliefs are influencing your life and what to do to shift disempowering ones; how to call upon spiritual assistance and Prosperity Guides; clutter-clearing methods for abundance and flow; affirmations and visualizations for wealth and joy.

Instructor: Lisa Holm. Intuitive guide, medium and teacher, Lisa has been empowering clients across the U.S. and internationally through classes, clairvoyant counseling, intuitive readings, mediumship, animal communication and spiritual healing since 2002. Lisa has studied with medical intuitive Tina Zion, Hay House author and psychic medium John Holland and the Church of Religious Science. Lisa also teaches Intuitive Development, Animal Communication and Mediumship Mentoring. Website: www.lisaholm-psychic.com
Cost: $56
To register, contact: Lisa Holm at 360-786-8617 or email Lisa @lisaholm-psychic.com
Class will be held at Radiance Herbs & Massage.


Thriving Beyond Cancer: Plants to Restore, Renew, Protect

Sunday, May 20
12–4:30pm

If you have survived cancer and wish to enhance your life and renew your being, this workshop is for you.
Healing foods and plant medicines are powerful allies in recovering from the consequences of cancer, surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation.
But it is easy to become overwhelmed and confused by the avalanche of advice—often contradictory—received from family, friends, practitioners and media.
Join me for an immersion into your specific questions and concerns. I, too, am a survivor and care passionately about this topic.
You will learn key principles for restoring health and harmony…and specific, practical actions and choices that will support your mind and body in maintaining well-being beyond the end of treatment.

Instructor: Carol Trasatto. Carol is a survivor and thriver beyond cancer. She has been a professional holistic herbalist for most of her working life—teaching, writing, consulting privately with clients. She has been the herb/supplement buyer at Radiance for 25 years. Carol is the author of Conscious Caregiving: Plant Medicine, Nutrition, Mindful Practices to Give Ease, available at Radiance and online at www.caroltrasatto.com.
Cost: $80, includes extensive handouts; $145 for 2 who register and pay at the same time—bring a friend or a partner
To register, call Radiance at 360-357-5250 or register online: http://bit.ly/2FSCU7H. Email Carol at info@caroltrasatto.com with any questions.
Class will be held in downtown Olympia.


Ongoing Classes:

Energy Realignment

Third Tuesday monthly
6–7 pm

In this class we learn how to take what is challenging us, define and understand what is underneath it, find gratitude and love toward ourselves and shift the energy into what we desire.
We accomplish this by going through a process specifically designed by the group to move you toward your next stage of transformation. We will do certain exercises that will change your brain chemistry and cellular memory so that you can freely move forward in a new and different way.
At the end of class we will do a meditation that will lead you home to your heart while I play singing bowls.

Instructor: Beth Hyer LMP. I have been a practicing and license massage practitioner for the past 17 years. I am also a certified Resonance Repatterning practitioner, sound and energy healer. It is my great honor to serve and guide others through their healing practices, giving them the tools and confidence to come home to themselves while embracing their wounds.
Cost: $20 per person/$15 each if you bring a friend
To register, contact: Beth at beth@blossomingdreams.com or you may text or call 360-789-0491
Class will be held at Radiance Herbs & Massage.


Sound Bath

Fourth Thursdays: February through May
5:30–6pm

This is an experiential class. It will simply be a guided meditation to bring you home to
your heart and then you will immersed in sound for the rest of our time together so you can luxuriate in your heart space while being gently massaged with sound.

Instructor: Beth Hyer LMP. I have been a practicing and license massage practitioner
for the past 17 years. I am also a certified Resonance Repatterning practitioner, sound and
energy healer. It is my great honor to serve and guide others through their healing
practices, giving them the tools and confidence to come home to themselves while
embracing their wounds.
Cost: $11 per person
To register, contact: Beth at beth@blossomingdreams.com or you may text or call 360-
789-0491
Class will be held at Radiance Herbs & Massage.

Energy Realignment
Third Tuesday of the month
6:15–7:15pm