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Mayan Ceremonial Cacao Training with Shaman AumRak

Saturday, August 10th from 5 - 8 PM

The Mayan Medicine: Cacao

You all know its amazing benefits, and healing of the Heart Chakra
The Maya people of all times invoke the Presence of the Goddess Ixkakaw,
- The elemental of cacao, in their healing sessions.

Learn how to conduct a true healing ceremony with the help of this amazing potion through the exploration of our heart frequencies in
Loving wisdom,
Loving kindness
Loving strength
Loving beingness.


CEREMONY: As a time-keeper of the Sacred Mayan Calendar, an initiated Mayan priestess and a High Priestess of Melchisedek: I am here to serve the planet and humanity as an instrument in service of the living God/Goddess – to harmonize the energies of the four direction and activate vortexes for healing.
EDUCATION: As a teacher and interpersonal psychologist, I offer workshops and seminars everywhere I go. I believe in sharing the knowledge I have accumulated in order to empower people to choose a path of enlightenment, to live a life of purpose and in pursuit of happiness and spiritual unity.
GUIDANCE: I enjoy working personally with people I meet along my path. From readings to Shamanic journeys and personal meetings, I have helped support people on the spiritual path to discover how to use their gifts and talents to pursue a life of purpose and harmony.

Cost: $50


Wand Making with Robin Wren

Saturday, August 17th from 10:30 – 12 pm

Learn about the significance of wands in magick and make your own with our dear, shop elder Robin.

Robin brings a wide array of skills and experiences to Herbs and Arts. From his time in San Francisco in the late 60's to an 11 year stint as a teacher and administrator for an early intervention program for children, 1st grad, through Jr. High School. A maker of amazing ritual masks and beautiful jewelry, he is the artist of our crew. Need minor repairs to your well loved, over- worn jewelry give him a call. Robin has been with the Radical Faerie movement for over 30 years, living in consensus communities and practiced Shamanism and earth based spirituality since his 20's. Robin is an elder who brings the spirit of laughter and youth to his everyday activities.

$25/ class (materials included)


Shamanic Training with the Elementals with Mayan Shaman AumRak

Saturdays, August 17th, 24th, 31st and Sept. 7th

4 week Shamanic training with the Elementals with AumRak Sapper at Herbs & Arts and Double Rainbow Ranch

Learn how to integrate the help of the Elemental world in your shamanic practice while deepening your Service to Mother Earth.


Earth, Air and Water Initiations will be at Herbs & Arts Saturdays Aug. 17th, 24th, and 31st with a Fire Initiation, Ceremony, drum circle and ecstatic dance under the open sky at Double Rainbow Ranch in North Boulder on Sat., Sept. 7th.


Earth ceremony: Vidanza

It is the movement of our bodies that opens a portal to our heart and Spirit. Using a combination of blessings with spontaneous music, incense, oils, and stones throughout the dance, Vidanza allows us to connect to our inner self and Mother Earth. It serves to bring balance and harmony to each of our systems.
Please bring some special crystals from your altar.
August 17, 4-7 at Herbs & Arts

Air ceremony

Sacred Breath is used as a portal to open
up to new dimensions of consciousness.

Learn to use breathing techniques to achieve deep states connecting us
to the mysterious realms of our mind and then achieve the healing process
that our brain needs in order to heal ourselves.

Please bring your favorite Incenses and essences.
August 31 4-7pm at Herbs & Arts

Water ceremony

To protect the Presence of the Water Elementals, the Undine, is a sacred duty. Honoring and connecting the Waters of the world and the waters within, we will re-activate their Divine Presence, as we heal, purify, and harmonize for personal and planetary healing.
I have been gathering Sacred Waters from many sources around the World. Please bring your own, collected from Live water sources.
Aug 24th 4-7pm, at Herbs & Arts.

Sacred Fire Ceremony

Based on the traditions of the Maya Spiritual guides, the Sacred Fire Ceremony opens Multidimensional portals between the Healing energies of the Heart of the Heavens and The Heart of the Earth.
These elemental forces infuse the participants with healing energies, creating an awareness leading to a deep meditative state. Learn how to connect with the Salamanders, and create healing circles as a way to celebrate Life, Love and Light invoking the 20 energies of the Sacred Maya Calendar.
Sept 7th at Double Rainbow Ranch workshop from 4-6, potluck and preparation 6-8, Ceremony around the Sacred fire 8pm


CEREMONY: As a time-keeper of the Sacred Mayan Calendar, an initiated Mayan priestess and a High Priestess of Melchisedek: I am here to serve the planet and humanity as an instrument in service of the living God/Goddess – to harmonize the energies of the four direction and activate vortexes for healing.
EDUCATION: As a teacher and interpersonal psychologist, I offer workshops and seminars everywhere I go. I believe in sharing the knowledge I have accumulated in order to empower people to choose a path of enlightenment, to live a life of purpose and in pursuit of happiness and spiritual unity.
GUIDANCE: I enjoy working personally with people I meet along my path. From readings to Shamanic journeys and personal meetings, I have helped support people on the spiritual path to discover how to use their gifts and talents to pursue a life of purpose and harmony.

Cost: $125/ series

Deep gratitude for your love, hospitality and support.
Love love love always and forever.



Herbs for Chakra Balancing with Linzy Justice

Sunday, Aug. 18th from 11:30 – 1:30 pm

Come learn how to use the healing powers of herbs to clear, balance, and empower your chakras. In this class, we will discuss the chakra system, individual chakras, and the many uses of herbs for healingand aligning your energy body through aromas, baths, teas and more.

Cost: $35/ class


What is Santeria? with Babalawo IRETE Meyi

August 21 and 28: Series on two Wednesdays from 6 pm to 7 pm

This class will focus on understanding the Gods and getting them to work with you. In class, you will make a necklace for the saints and learn how to prepare and make offerings.


I am a Babalawo IRETE Meyi, I am Shango. I was made in Cuba. I have been practicing for 55 years and a Babalawo for 5 years.

At the end of the series, participants will have a special opportunity to get a reading for $30 (usually $80) and/ or a cleansing for $40 (usually $180) at a river.

All participants must wear white. 

Cost: $70/ series


Singing Circles with Coral

Thursday, August 22 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Monday, August 26 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Thursday, September 5 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Song circles for singers of every level! Come learn simple songs that help us connect with the world around us and experience greater love, gratitude and joy in community!

Singing is our birthright! All are welcome! Whether you're wanting to face your fears, celebrate your love of singing, or both, we would love to have you join in!

Coral has been singing sacred songs and performing in a myriad of settings her entire life... from auditoriums of 2000 people that included President Bush Sr. to beautiful, healing ceremonies in Peru! 

Come weave your voices together to raise good energy and play! Singing should be fun!

$25/ class


Sound Healing with Zay Alejandro Rios

Friday, August 23, 2019 from 6 - 8 PM

Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 5 - 7 PM

"Shamanic" practices implementing the use of sound date back from the ancient Khemetics ("Egyptians") to present day monk castes in Nepalese esoteric Buddhism. Illuminate your spirit on this journey with the practitioner in which notes from the priesthood of Anubis are intertwined with traditional Lakota, Caríb, and Congo undercurrents implemented by the use of resonant percussive elements, ethereal flutes, various obscured world instruments and ancient chant practices. Realign with your ancient spirit forms.

Key benefits of sound healing/ aural immersion:

- Reduce stress and anxiety significantly

- Lower anger and blood pressure

- Improve circulation and increases blood flow

- Deep relaxation and pain relief

- Chakra balancing

- Increase mental and emotional clarity

- Promote stillness, happiness and well being.

- Stimulate the immune system.


Zay has been a performing musical artist since age 4, starting his musical journey with his family in their family church singing devotionals, playing piano, or percussion and wind instruments for vast and varying audiences. He has experience working with the Cairo museum and Bedouin tribal practices, Native American and Khemetics naturopathic herbologies, Oglala warrior clan society, and Esoteric Martial arts practices.

With the support from family and music mentors, he attended music intensive middle school and then the renowned PCCA center for the arts in Saint Petersburg, FL. for high school, while earning a full scholarship for percussion and orchestral composition studies to Miami’s New World School of the Arts Conservatory. He has been invited to hold residency as Modern, Jazz, World Diaspora and American Ballet composer and accompanist performing and touring with a diverse group of dance companies and colleges [NWSA, USF, UCF, MDC, SPC, FIU, UM, UF, DU, CSU, CU, etc.] spanning 20 years, aligned with choreographers which include: John Parks and Reginald Yates of Alvin Ailey, Geri Houlihan with the Isadora Duncan dance ensemble, Jose Limon Dance Co., Jai Hinson and Dundu Dole African Ballet, Natalie Jackson and Kuumba African Ensemble, Crucifixions West African Dance Theater, The Royal Ghanan African Ensemble, Cleo Parker Robinson School of Dance, Za Ondekoza of Japan and many more.

With over 25 years performance and teaching experience, he has been an active Musical Artist as Singer, Composer, Educator, Consultant, Percussionist, Ensemble Coach, Drumset Clinician etc., with an emphasis on Jazz, Middle Eastern, Afro Caribbean, West-Central African and World Indigenous music/ cultures and diasporas. He has performed for, along, or collaborated with acts such as: The Florida Orchestra, The New World Symphony, Victor Si Yuen of Sonny Rollins, The Strickland Brothers, The Melody of Rhythm with Edgar Meyer, Zakir Hussein, Bela Fleck; The Late Baba Chuck Davis, Khaira Arby, Lupe Fiasco, Ghost Land Observatory, Rising Appalachia, Nakho, The Dirty Projectors, The Flobots, Hazel Miller, Karim Nagi, Mark Sultan, Screaming Females, George Clinton, Gumbi Ortiz of Chick Corea, Al DiMeola and more. He continues to pursue additional field studies and engagements in Europe, North Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States as freelancer, with plans to expand into Asia.

Cost: $25


Natural Remedies for Emotional and Mental Health with Brigitte Mars

Sunday, August 25th from 11:30 to 1:30 PM

Learn how to use food, herbs, supplements and essential oils to help depression, anger, fear, grief, anxiety, trauma as well as enhance sleep and intelligence.

Brigitte Mars is an herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with almost fifty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, and The School of Health Mastery in Iceland. She has taught at Omega Institute, Esalen, Kripalu, Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Arise, Envision and Unify Festivals, and The Mayo Clinic. She is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.

 Brigitte is the author of many books and DVDs, including The Natural First Aid Handbook, The Home Reference to Holistic Health and Healing, The Country Almanac of Home Remedies, The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, Beauty by Nature, Addiction Free Naturally, The Sexual Herbal, Healing Herbal Teas, Rawsome! and co-author of The HempNut Cookbook. DVDs include Sacred Psychoactive, Herbal Wizardry for Kids of all Ages, Natural Remedies for Childhood Ailments, Overcoming Addictions, and Natural Remedies for Emotional Health. Her latest project is a phone app called IPlant. Brigitte and her daughter, Sunflower Sparkle Mars run Herb Camp for Kids in Boulder, Colorado. Brigitte's other daughter is world famous activist/yogini-actress/ international model, Rainbeau Mars.

Cost: $25/ class



September 14th ~ The Sacred Feminine of the Roses and Rays with Carrie Coston

Saturday from 1 - 3 pm 

We welcome you to the House of the Magdalene. In the sacred space of the womb of creation, enjoy the blessing of opening to all the magic, the mystery, and all the divine creativity of the illuminated soul, as you Awaken · Empower · Ignite your own divinity, while opening doors and creating pathways to the expression of authenticity, impeccability and the truth within your very essence.

We will anchor into the consciousness of love and the purity of the heart through the creatrix energy of the womb of the divine mothers.

The sacred feminine resides within all of us. All souls welcome! Please and thank you!

Carrie Rene is committed to service based in love and compassion. Carrie Rene is a certified Access Bars® Practitioner and Magdalena Energy Practitioner.

She holds the lineage of the Magdalene and has been called into the gifts of the voice of the Magdalene, the holy chalice of the co-conception of the Mastery of the Divine Feminine, as well as a Pillar of Light.

$15/ class


Frame Drum Making Workshop with Tara Seren

Sunday, Oct 6 from 11 AM - 4 PM

Sunday, Oct 13 from 11 AM - 4 PM


Calling 8 people of medicine to come to join us in creating a connection to the heartbeat of the mother, the drumbeat. This is for those called to awaken their unique medicine through their own drum.

Creating a medicine drum is about the great connection, its about the animal, the hide, the tree, the person, the vibration between and the great exchange via the mother's heartbeat. The deep resonance of knowing our medicine that comes in through connecting with the process of creating something sacred.

Hoop size :Maple
12 inch $300
15-inch drum $400
18-inch drum $500

Hide Type

Drum Stick
Bring your own

Certain skins may not all come in each size as all hides are ethically sourced and there's no guarantee.

I have various other medicines and fur to attach if you don't please feel free to bring your ow sacred items to attach as well .

$200 deposit due before the workshop dates on Sept 23 2019 to ensure enough time for shipping.the equinox is a sacred time to confirm the beginning of this journey together

We sit in a circle way with ceremony and songs we each bring our own medicine to share. Snacks, tea and altar items are provided and you are welcome to contribute.

This workshop is two days over two separate weekends. Plan for at least five to six hours, each day, for co-creating in community and sitting in song. We with birth the drums by connecting with the medicine, adorning our drums, and diving into journey work to call in and initiate our drums.

Please contact me to arrange the size and skin of your drum at


Women’s Red Tent with Red Earth Herbal Gathering

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM

6 - 8 circle
8 - 9 potluck


Let's gather together in ceremony to honor ourselves and each other as sacred women of the earth. The potency and simplicity of women gathering together with intention can ground and guide us in a solid way through the ever spiraling journey of life.

Wear something red to connect us all to the lifeblood of women.

Bring a potluck dinner dish to share.


The Red Tent Council has come to a decision about girls at Red Tent-

Girls old enough to sit within a ceremonial container are welcome for FOUR Red Tents per year. The remaining eight Tents are for women (14 years and older) and they can have their babes in arms.

For 2019 the remaining Red Tents for which girls are welcome are June 3rd, August 30th and September 28th. Boys are not allowed unless they are babes in arms (pre-crawling). It is the responsibility of the mothers to be sure their children are not disruptive of the energy in the Red Tent, and the Red Tent priestess reserves the right to ask the disruptive children to leave (via the care provider).


With the New Year we are initiating a new policy. This monthly event is a fundraiser for Red Earth Herbal Gathering and now the entrance fee is $20. Please, contact us if finances are an issue.

We do not give refunds. If you register but are not able to come your money will go toward the scholarship fund for women who could not otherwise attend Red Earth Herbal Gathering.


August 2nd - 4th ~ ARISE Music Festival in Loveland, CO

We're sponsoring a booth at Colorado’s largest, conscious, transformational festival. Join us! Kids under 12 are free.

The ARISE Music Festival is committed to producing an annual gathering that is a vehicle for building and strengthening community. At the core of the ARISE mission is a firm belief that creating a festival experience which inspires positivity, joy and active engagement in issues of social justice is a call to celebrate the beauty and wonder of this precious life. Join us for the 7th Year Celebration Aug. 2-4 in Loveland, CO for Tipper, Beats Antique, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, SunSquabi, CloZee, Rising Appalachia, Voodoo Dead, Aqueous, The Main Squeeze, Marvel Years, Defunk, Maddy O'Neal & more! Visit!


Advanced Tarot

Advance Tarot Class with Ixchel every other Wednesday night through October 23rd. Started May 8th. Classes are from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

Weekly drop-ins welcome!

We will be interpreting different layouts by understanding how to use and trust your intuition. Learn to have confidence that your perceptions are right on. You must already have had a basic Tarot class. 

$20 a class.


Rated "Best Psychic in Denver" by the Westword, Ixchel has been reading tarot for 1000s of clients since 1981. We are proud to have her here at Herbs and Arts!


Reiki & Body Talk

Myra Gabriela Galindo will be offering one-on-one sessions from 4 - 7 pm every other Wednesday beginning May 29th.

During a Reiki session, you are relaxed and laying on a massage table. I channel Universal Life Force energy through my hands and transfer the energy to your body, energy fields, and chakras for physical, spiritual, and emotional balance and healing.

During a BodyTalk session, you are relaxed and laying on a massage table.  I establish a  “Yes” and “No” response with your body. I ask questions and have a conversation with the innate consciousness of your body and it readily reveals not only it’s healing priorities but also how it can return to balance. We may address physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental healing.  Body Talk incorporates techniques from many different modalities, including Traditional Chinese Medicine and Bioenergetic Psychology.

A Little About Gabby:

    My true journey began in 2012, when I was studying biology and chemistry in college. I understood how atoms, molecules, and cells functioned as they did, yet I could not stop wondering how they “knew” what to do.  My curiosity led me to the most amazing and beautiful journey of investigating the mysteries of the Universe and consciousness.  I continue as a student of the Universe and now I enjoy guiding and teaching others on their path. After working for the government in two different capacities, I realized how much we have been purposely disempowered. Reminding myself and everyone around me of our true power is my passion. I work always in all ways to encourage people to reclaim their innate power.     
    I enjoy reading, hiking in the mountains, walking on the beach, stargazing, talking to plants, trees, and flowers, eating and creating delicious food with people I love, laughing, and watching funny movies! I am of Mexihca lineage (Mexican) and I love dancing, praying, and participating in ceremony with my Native communities.  I honor Mother Earth, the Cosmos, and the elements and most importantly, the corazon, the heart. All is love. Love is all.  Namaste. Ometeotl.


Reiki, 1 hour $55-65
BodyTalk, Donation based for the time being, as I work toward certification. 1 hour sessions.


Creating Good Juju with Najah Lightfoot

Saturday, July 20 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

How can one stay steady as they walk the path of Witch, Conjurer or Seeker? How can they lay a foundation of good juju as they practice the magickal arts?

In this class we will spend time discussing rites, rituals and practices one can use on a daily basis to keep their mind, body and spirit strong, and the good juju flowing….

Be prepared to stretch your body and take notes. We will cover the benefits of journaling, learning and practicing a daily morning ritual which includes ancestor acknowledgement, prayers for your loved ones and the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram (taught as I perform it) as well as how to stay lighthearted as you navigate the waters of magickal realms. I also share a bit about my relationship with the Divine Marie Laveau and my journey into the sacred religion of Vodou.

Workshop 10:30 – 11:30 w/ book signing from 11:30 – 12:30.
$25/ workshop.


Our Reader Schedule

Mondays:       1 pm - 6 pm       Tom Parks - Astrology
Tuesday:        10 am - 5 pm     Jory - Runes
Wednesday:   1 pm - 6 pm       Tom or David, please call
Thursday:       1 pm - 6 pm       Ixchel - Tarot Psychic
Friday:            1 pm - 6 pm       Varies through July, please call
Saturday:      12 pm - 6 pm       Varies through July, please call
Sunday:         12 pm - 5 pm      David - Ancient Chinese Divination


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