Join our captivating Ethical & Culturally Informed Herbal Wands Class and unlock the magical world of herbal lore and wand-making! This enchanting workshop invites individuals from all backgrounds to explore the art of creating herbal wands while emphasizing the principles of ethical sourcing, cultural sensitivity, and sustainability.
In this unique class, participants will delve into the rich history and traditions surrounding herbal magic, drawing inspiration from diverse cultures across the globe. Gina will guide you through the selection and identification of ethically sourced herbs, ensuring that participants gain a deep understanding of the ecological and cultural significance of each plant.
As you embark on your wand-making journey, you will learn how to infuse intention and purpose into every step of the process. Cultivating a respectful connection with the natural world, you will discover the healing properties of various herbs, understand their symbolic meanings, and explore how different cultures have integrated herbal magic into their spiritual practices.
By joining this class, you will not only acquire practical skills in wand-making, but also benefit in numerous ways:
- Cultural Appreciation: Gain a profound appreciation for the diverse traditions and practices associated with herbal magic from different cultures, fostering a deep respect for their wisdom and heritage.
- Ethical Choices: Learn about sustainable practices and ethical sourcing, enabling you to make conscious decisions when obtaining and using herbal materials, contributing to the preservation of plant biodiversity and indigenous knowledge.
- Spiritual Exploration: Tap into the mystical realm of herbal magic, unlocking your intuitive abilities and connecting with the spiritual essence of plants, fostering personal growth and self-discovery.
- Creative Expression: Discover the joy of artistic expression as you design and craft your own unique herbal wand, allowing your imagination to flow and manifest in tangible form.
- Community Engagement: Join a vibrant community of like-minded individuals, sharing experiences, insights, and ideas, fostering a sense of belonging and connection.
Come and embark on a transformative journey, where the sacred art of wand-making intertwines with cultural sensitivity, ecological awareness, and personal growth.
My name is Gina Kananipua, I am a trained Marriage & Family Therapist, founder of Eco Mindful Lei
and my belief is that Lei making is not a frivolous activity…it’s medicine. Lei Po’o utilizes all of your senses therefore it’s a form of mindful stress reduction. I live in beautiful Oahu, Hawai’i where I am an active steward of the ‘Āina (land), Sustainability Educator, and student in Halau Kahiwahiwa. My creative practices are rooted in environmental, social and economic sustainability. My teachings are simple traditional acts of play & creativity are both healing in our modern lives. ‘Āina/Earth based play enriches the mind, body, soul. It’s play therapy crossed with nature therapy. I love to empower others to create & mālama (care for) our community, our earth, and this place we call home.