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March 2024 - Open

Spring Equinox Ritual Circle
Wednesday, 3/20/24, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
$40 class fee/ $10 materials fee
Join us in honoring in the return of the sun in the wheel of the year. This seasonal ritual will help you reconnect to the light and strength of your inner sun, even as we explore the dynamic nature of "balance" through meditation, journaling, and yoga nidra. We will also herbal craft a beautiful flower-based herbal steam blend to incorporate into your skin care rituals, with ingredients to clear stagnation and support healthy flow of lymph in the skin. 
Bring a favorite flower or piece of greenery to contribute to our celebratory "bouquet"! 

 

Led by Jennifer Kurdyla, Herbal Crafter and Ayurvedic Practitioner

 


Notes

Our workshop space is limited, so please reserve your class early. These offerings are all IN PERSON at our Workshop at 1301 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11218.

 
+ If you wish to purchase classes for another person as a gift, please note the recipient's name and contact information (as well as when you would like us to send the confirmation) in the notes section of the checkout.

+ If a class doesn't have enough participants to run, it may be cancelled and either refunded or credit given to those who purchased. If you find yourself unable to attend the class that you signed up for, we will issue a credit that can be used for any of our offerings online or in store.

+ We offer wellness workshops at our Windsor Terrace location throughout the year. We also offer custom workshops for larger groups according to your interest. Please email us for a special request.


JANUARY 2024 - Closed

New Year Renewal Ritual

Saturday 1/6/24, 10am - 12pm

$40 class fee/ $10 materials fee

Led by Jennifer Kurdyla, Herbal Crafter and Ayurvedic Practitioner

Come to this early 2024 workshop to guide you in connecting to your own true nature while renewing your commitment to living in alignment with all of nature. Learn about this special time in the wheel of the year within a community of like-minded herbalists and take home a special Herbalcrafted project to help you connect with this energy on your own.

March - CLOSED

Maiden, Mother, Crone: Wise Woman Circle for Hormonal Shifts

Saturday 3/18/23, 9:30am-12:30pm $64 class fee/ $15 materials fee

Led by Emma Graves, our holistic herbalist and aesthetician, and Jennifer Kurdyla our Ayurvedic expert and herbalist. Herbal support for Menstruation, Peri-menopause & Menopausal periods, and hormonal shifts which occur around birth. We will introduce rituals to connect with the lunar cycles regardless of menstrual cycle. Learn how to harness the creative energy that shifts during this huge leap from Maiden to Motherhood to Cronehood. Workshop will include: • The opportunity to connect with and hear the stories of women who are in a similar period of life. Individualized advice for an herbal approach to hormonal shifts. • Lunar rituals and crystals (because crystals for everything!) • Herbalcrafting Blessed Recovery Tea for Hormonal Shifts and other supportive herbal goods.

February - CLOSED

Deep Midwinter Rituals

Sunday 2/5/23, 1pm-4p $64 class fee/ $15 materials fee

New Year, Same You Led by Jennifer Kurdyla, our esteemed Ayurvedic expert and herbalist. Together we will set intentions for the new year and learn more about seasonal and physical cycles of self care. We will perform a ritual for setting our intentions, sweeping out the old, a welcoming in the new. Held on a powerful day of the full moon, perfect for maximizing our personal manifesting capabilities. Workshop will include: • Learn about the wheel of the seasons • Learn methods of self care, according to our natural cycles • Herbalcrafting something special for the new year (TBD)

January - CLOSED

Crystals as Tools

Sunday 1/22/23, 1pm-4p $64 class fee/ $15 materials fee

Join Brooklyn Herborium's co-Owner Molly Watman for creative play with Crystals. Learn how to choose crystals for help with specific intentions and leave with ideas for Crystal Grids as well as a small core collection of crystal assistants. We will cover some crystal lore and historical use as well as a chakra-based color system for aligning crystals to the body meridian. We will herbalcraft a custom crystal elixir to take home. Workshop will include: • Learn the properties of a core set of crystals • Learn how to make a crystal grid • Herbalcrafting a Crystal Elixir Mist • Take home a small set of crystals to work with

JUNE - Closed

Summer Radiance Ritual

Sunday 6/4/23, 1:00pm - 4pm $62 class fee/ $17 materials fee

As we approach the apex of the wheel of the year—the summer equinox—finding time to pause and nurture your radiance through personalized wellness rituals is an essential part of maintaining health in body, mind, and spirit. In this workshop, you’ll be introduced to the traditional concept of the “wheel of the year” and discover how the energy of the seasons aligns with our internal energy. Enjoy an afternoon of self-love and attuning to your heart wisdom, with self-care practices, meditation and journaling, and herbal crafting designed to help you create your own daily rituals to support the season of your life. Together, we’ll draw on nature’s abundant plant medicine and the energy of the last full moon of spring to clarify our intentions and rejuvenate from the inside-out in preparation for the summer season ahead. Led by Ayurvedic practitioner and Brooklyn Herborium collaborator Jennifer Kurdyla (see bio at the bottom of page). Herbal craft: An herbal body care product

MAY - Closed

The Path to Metabolic Harmony

Saturday 5/20/23, 9:30am-12:30pm $69 class fee/ $10 materials fee

Led by our very own Emma Graves, Wise-Woman Herbalist, Holistic Esthetician, and co-owner of Brooklyn Herborium. Let go of the idea of balancing your hormones and instead embrace the concept of metabolic harmony. When your body is not making the right hormones at the right time, dis-orders such as Metabolic Syndrome, PCOS, Hormonal Acne, Estrogen Dominance, Insulin Resistance, Adrenal Fatigue, and many others start to appear. In this three-hour workshop, you will learn exactly how to start where you are and give your body what it needs when it needs it in order to let your body correct the imbalance in the precise way that your body needs it. Workshop will include: • Herbalcrafting Project: Mineral Boosting Herbal Vinegar • Handouts: Metabolic Harmony, Blood Sugar, Detox Pathways • Q & A with Emma the Pimplewhisperer

May - Closed

Hands-on Ayurvedic Oil Preparation

Sunday 5/7/23, 1:00pm - 4pm $64 class fee/ $15 materials fee

Learn the traditional two-step method of preparing herbal oils for topical use per the ancient mind-body healing system of Ayurveda. You’ll take home a multipurpose herbal oil to enjoy as part of your skin care rituals (and learn the practice of abhyanga, or self-massage with oil) and a medicated brahmi ghee (clarified butter) to support cognition, sleep, and mental health. Led by Ayurvedic practitioner and Brooklyn Herborium collaborator Jennifer Kurdyla.

APRIL - Closed

The Art of Pimplewhispering

Saturday 4/22/23, 9:30am-12:30pm $69 class fee/ $10 materials fee

Led by our very own Emma Graves, Wise-Woman Herbalist, Holistic Esthetician, and co-owner of Brooklyn Herborium. Do you want to know how to identify exactly where a pimple, red spot, facial irritation, or discoloration is coming from using Brooklyn Herborium’s tried and true methods? This workshop with Emma gives you all the tools you need to examine your own skin (as well as the skin of everyone you meet) in order to identify the culprit, get current discomforts to disappear ASAP, and prevent future trouble. Don’t just cover up your skin problems with makeup or try to control and issue with products—find out the root cause with Pimplewhispering. Workshop will include: • Herbalcrafting Herbal Steamer. • Handouts: Pimplewhispering Charts, Supportive Skincare Regimen • Q & A with Emma the Pimplewhisperer

Bios: Emma Graves, co-owner of Brooklyn Herborium, is a herbalist and holistic facialist who has worked in natural skincare since 1997. As a licensed esthetician, Emma uses topical methods such as Brooklyn Herborium’s herbalcrafted skincare line, Between You & The Moon, and Facial Reflexology to help her clients shift from a ineffective paradigm where they use products and treatments to keep their skin under control, to one where they simply thrive naturally by supporting how the body functions and stepping out of the way of their own healing. Emma has taught at The New York Open Center and Arbor Vitae School of Natural Medicine. She has been leading the Brooklyn Herborium Holistic Practitioner Apprenticeship Program for over ten years. Molly Watman, co-founder of Brooklyn Herborium, is an artist, an herbalist, and a Level 3 Reiki Practitioner. She pioneered Brooklyn Herborium’s Sacred Journey, a deeply moving practice that incorporates the healing energies of crystals with sound healing and Reiki. She offer Sound Therapy, a way to come into resonance and coherence with universal loving energy. In her work, Molly utilizes these and other sensory-based modalities to encourage the open flow of energy, allowing the type of inner healing that comes from being in an aligned state of being. Molly has studied Crystal Lore, Reiki, Wise-Woman Herbalism, Breathwork, Plant Medicine, and Sound Healing, along with other esoteric modalities. Jennifer Kurdyla is an accomplished Ayurvedic practitioner and Yoga teacher and has taught workshops at Brooklyn Herborium for the past few years. She leads our Herbal Crafter Apprenticeship and as well as weed walks with our local school groups. She is a truly radiant being and we are honored to work with her. Visit her site here.

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