Health From the Ground Up
Healing Hawaiian Lei Making for Spirit & Body
Keya Kai Guiramares
Join Keya Kai for this Pre-Conference Workshop on Lei making: Healing Hawaiian Lei Making for Spirit and Body:
Explore the Polynesian practice of weaving flowers and plants into adornments for hair and body in this hands-on workshop.
Approaching lei-making from a wellness perspective, learn how this therapeutic methodology heals both the maker and wearer of the lei.
Demonstrations of diverse lei technique will be followed by a powerful lei-making experience. Reclaim the sacred ritual of flower and plant weaving as a meditation, then experience the healing power of wearing living adornments.
Demonstration and lecture, will be followed by a hands-on workshop
Perfect for herbal and healing practitioners of all levels, and teens! Ages 12+ welcome!
Participant will leave able to:
Understand the tradition and styles of lei making in the Pacific Islands
Practice the preparation and protocols for creating a healing and medicinally-charged lei
Create a wili style lei of flowers and plant material to be worn
Obtain the skills to practice lei-making independently
Anticipate working with flowers such as Hawaiian (green) Ti – Cordyline fruticosa; Diverse Hawaiian Ferns: Ōkupukupu, Laua’e, Lepelepeamoa, Neke, Pai’i’iha, Palapalai; Hawaiian and/or locally sourced flowers:
Orchidaceae, Asteraceae, Amaryllidacea; local herbs and plants of WA as available, in season (rosemary, thyme, sage, tulsi, lavender, goldenrod, etc)
Dress for the weather. This workshop is done in a covered open air shelter.
**There is a $10. supply fee payable to instructor at class.
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You will learn to engage life force energy using your body, your emotions, your spirit and even your beautiful mind...from plants!
Not only will you meet simple herbs and learn how to use them simply, you will begin or continue a life long journey with your closest allies...the elements, the plants, the earth and the heavens.
You will leave with:
A solid repertoire of 9 local plant allies and know how and when to use them at least 100 ways!
A framework for making simple herbal preparations with household ingredients that is easy to remember and has stood the test of time...
Your inner guide and the skills and confidence to trust her and deepen your understanding with her
A natural way to discern how plants work in your body so you can choose herbs to meet your life fully
This is a make & take workshop. You will go home with an herbal kit ready to take you into winter and the skills to expand it as your materia medica grows.
There is a $10. supply fee payable at class. You will need to bring olive oil, apple cider vinegar, 100 proof vodka, honey and 12 - 4 oz jars with tight fitting lids. A complete supply list will be sent upon registration.
Dress for the weather this is an indoor/outdoor experience.
Friday, Pre-Conference Workshops
Pre-Conference Workshops give participants an opportunity to work more closely with featured PWHC teachers
and take learning deeper. Each Intensive is 4 hours in length and includes Lunch.
New! These 4 hour Hands-On Workshops can be taken independently of the PWHC weekend conference.
Pre-Conference Hands-On Workshops:
Friday, September 25, 2020
10:00am - 2:00pm
For those coming from a distance, taking the Pre-Conference Intensive or staying on for the PWHC weekend conference, here is a Thursday night $95, add-on package of Thursday dinner, lodging and Friday breakfast.