Upcoming Classes

We offer herbalism and other natural health classes at Hawthorn & Violet as part of our mission to help empower people to take charge of their health and wellness. Throughout the course of the year, our offerings cycle through beginner herbalism classes, winter wellness, making elderberry syrup and other medicines, and finding medicine in the plants that grow in our region or that might be sitting right on our spice rack. Classes are always changing- sometimes we come back to old favorites, and some offerings are brand new.

All classes are $10 in advance, or $15 the day of the event unless otherwise noted, and are 7:00-8:30 pm on a Friday evening, or 10:30-12 on a Saturday unless otherwise noted.

Contact Rebecca at 810-569-6820 to sign up. You’ll get an invoice via e-mail to make sign up easy, or you can pay over the phone. You can also stop into the store to sign up.

Herbalism for Beginners Saturday, January 11th, 10:30am

The most successful use of herbs requires an understanding that different people have different underlying constitutions and require plants with differrnt qualities based on this. The art of herbalism is more complex than “take this herb for this problem.” This class lays a solid foundation to start to work your way through how to really use herbs with a deeper knowledge of how they affect the body.
In this class we will talk about how to choose herbs based on their energetics- cooling, warming, moistening, drying, as well as some examples of herbs from each of these categories. We will meet a few of our best allies and learn the basics of how to use them.

Listening As A Spiritual Process Friday, January 17th 7pm

Back by popular demand- we filled up for our November class, so here is your opportunity to take this class if you missed it the first time around.

This talk will help you to improve your ability to listen effectively, whether at home or in the workplace, both physically and intuitively. Without a doubt, this session will help you to enhance your understanding of the importance of listening and effective interpersonal communication, especially in your significant relationships. Great for couples, parent-child and employer-employee relationships. For all those who want to connect on a clearer and deeper level. A perfect workshop for couples (of all kinds) to attend together. These techniques are also particularly helpful for practitioners of all of the healing arts and sciences. The talk will include several examples of how this method has been put into practice.

This class will be taught by guest speaker Wallace Smith, M.A., CCH, CPEH. He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking and Theatre and an Interpersonal Communications Consultant for Business and Industry. He is also a private practitioner trained in Esoteric Healing, Clinical Hypnotherapy and Therapeutic Touch. He has completed the INEH’s highest level of training and is also a certified instructor with the INEH and the National Association for Esoteric Healing USA. Wallace has conducted workshops for many years in Scotland, England, Hawaii, France, Crete, Poland, Australia and the United States.
To sign up, call or text Rebecca at 810-569-6820 or message us on this page. Please be sure to include an email address so an invoice can be sent so you can easily pay online. You can also register in the store. Class fee is $20 in advance, or $25 on the day of class. We do not want finances to be an obstacle however, so if you would like to attend and the fee presents a hardship, please let us know and we will accommodate you!

Herbal Medicine Making January 25th 10:30am

This class will be a hands on demonstration of how to make your herbs into medicine. We will learn about how to make infusions, decoctions, tinctures, poultices, steams, salves and syrups.