Reiki for Babies - January
Jan
9
10:00 AM10:00

Reiki for Babies - January

  • 141 Blue Jay Lane Leesville, LA, 71446 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come and learn all about using Reiki for your baby.

We will all gather together and talk about what Reiki is and how we can use it in our home.

Then we will walk through a Reiki session with our little ones.

This will be a monthly gathering - you can attend all of them even if you already practice Reiki.

$5 suggested donation

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Birth Journey Class - Winter Session
Jan
14
to Feb 18

Birth Journey Class - Winter Session

  • 141 Blue Jay Lane Leesville, LA, 71446 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 Sitting in the hospital or a classroom talking about childbirth is a thing of the past.

These childbirth classes get to the heart of birth. They connect you to your birth. They allow you and your partner to become a team in the birth.

In these classes we will not only cover labor, childbirth, postpartum, and breastfeeding but also herbs, aromatherapy, and flower essences.

These classes are kept small. 6 women and their partners at the fullest, to really allow you to feel comfortable. To feel nurtured. To feel welcome and heard.

This is a 6 week session. We meet every Tuesday night from 6-8 pm. This Late Summer Session begins August 7 and runs through September 11. It is designed for women in the last trimester.

The first 3 weeks are for the mothers only, the last 3 include partners.

Week 1 - Pregnancy

Here we will meet our circle. We will talk about our pregnancies so far and what is coming. We will discuss herbs and essential oils to use during this last part of pregnancy.

Week 2 - Surrendering

This week we will be discussing our thoughts and emotions on our upcoming labor. We will talk about flower essences and wrap up with the role of hormones in labor and how emotions play a role with them.

Week 3 - Connecting

This week is a little deeper in connecting with each other and ourselves. We will discuss fears we may be having and work together to release them. We will talk about what we are needing to make it through those last long week and feel capable of birthing our babies!

Week 4 - Comfort Techniques & Baby Plans

The nitty gritty of childbirth education - coping with labor. We will discuss all sorts of way to ride the contractions with positions, rebozo, the birth ball, water - and for those going to hospital, all about when to head to the hospital. We discuss the stages of labor and have an open discussion between the partners of their ideal birth and a baby plan.

Week 5 - Postpartum

This week we will talk all about the postpartum period and how to be sure you have a healing and holistic postpartum period. From what herbs to help with postpartum healing in which we create your own herbal blend to talking about food and visitors.

Week 6 - Breastfeeding and Baby Care

All about breastfeeding - most common positions, getting a good latch, herbs to help with lactation and relief. Then some baby care - diapering, swaddling, cord care - and putting together a wonderful baby powder.


The cost for attending is $150 and includes all the materials you will need to be a part of this course. I require 3 couples to have signed up for a session to run. Must prepay.

If you are interested in attending this course, please contact me to get things started.

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Reiki for Babies - February
Feb
6
10:00 AM10:00

Reiki for Babies - February

Come and learn Reiki for babies!!

This is a beautiful energy work for soothing and helping baby as they grow.

Learn more about what it is and how you (yes you) can provide this work for your child or children!

This is held once a month and everyone is welcome to attend monthly, even if they already practice Reiki.

$5 suggested donation

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Indie Childbirth Class - Late Summer Session
Aug
7
to Sep 11

Indie Childbirth Class - Late Summer Session

 Sitting in the hospital or a classroom talking about childbirth is a thing of the past.

These childbirth classes get to the heart of birth. They connect you to your birth. They allow you and your partner to become a team in the birth.

In these classes we will not only cover labor, childbirth, postpartum, and breastfeeding but also herbs, aromatherapy, and flower essences.

These classes are kept small. 6 women and their partners at the fullest, to really allow you to feel comfortable. To feel nurtured. To feel welcome and heard.

This is a 6 week session. We meet every Tuesday night from 6-8 pm. This Late Summer Session begins August 7 and runs through September 11. It is designed for women in the last trimester.

The first 3 weeks are for the mothers only, the last 3 include partners.

Week 1 - Pregnancy

Week 2 - Surrendering

Week 3 - Connecting

Week 4 - Comfort Techniques & Baby Plans

Week 5 - Postpartum

Week 6 - Breastfeeding and Baby Care


The cost for attending is $150 and includes all the materials you will need to be a part of this course. I require 3 couples to have signed up for a session to run. Must prepay.

Pay here - https://www.ravenandoak.com/pay-here/indie-childbirth-class

If you are interested in attending this course, please contact me to get things started.

If you aren't able to attend but would like to work with me as a doula, please see my Doula Services page.

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Yoni Care Workshop
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Yoni Care Workshop

  • 2268 West Boundary Road Leesville, LA, 71446 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A workshop to learn about taking care of your yoni - for ongoing wellness but also when a discomfort arises.

While the yoni is all about the outer portions of our reproductive parts, this workshop will also include womb care and menstrual health.

Here we will talk about:

  • Yoni steaming
  • Herbs for the reproductive cycle
  • Castor oil packs
  • Natural options for menstrual products
  • Foods during menstruation

You will leave having made a yoni steaming blend for your individual self.

The cost for this workshops is $40 and includes the yoni steam blend and drinks.

Must prepay by 24 hours in advance. 

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Infused Oils and Salve Making
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Infused Oils and Salve Making

  • 2268 West Boundary Road Leesville, LA, 71446 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come for a class on the land and learn about infusing oil and making salves.

Here we will cover:

  • Fresh versus dried for infusions
  • Long versus heat infusions
  • Turning those infused oils into salves!
  • Dilution rate for adding essential oils to salves

You will walk away with your very own Soothing Salve - the ingredients of which will be revealed at the event!

This class will be taught out of Viggo, so you can also get a chance to tour our tiny! Families welcome and can explore the land while the class goes on.

Cost: $60. Covers all materials, ingredients, and tea.

Pay here - https://www.ravenandoak.com/pay-here/infused-oils-and-salve-making-workshop

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Tiny Fest Midwest
Jun
15
to Jun 17

Tiny Fest Midwest

  • Falconwood Park and Hullabaloo Music Group - Sokol Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I am heading North again for Tiny Fest Midwest!! This will be my second year at TFM and I am really excited to see some of the familiar faces, as well as new faces!

This year we will be in Bellevue, Nebraska from June 15 - 17. 

You can visit the event page HERE to learn more about it and purchase your tickets.

I haven't decided yet if I will be setting up a booth (I hate applying to tax certificates in all these states) but I will have inventory. Just ask!

 Me at Tiny Fest Midwest in 2017. Everyone was so surprised how hot it was in September and how, without air conditioning, we were able to keep the bus a nice temperature.

Me at Tiny Fest Midwest in 2017. Everyone was so surprised how hot it was in September and how, without air conditioning, we were able to keep the bus a nice temperature.

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Kombucha and Kraut Workshop
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Kombucha and Kraut Workshop

  • 1096-1142 W Boundary Rd Leesville, LA, 71446 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come out to the land and learn about making kombucha and kraut!!

You will get hands on work making kraut and, if you bring a small 1/2 pint jar, you will be able to take some kraut home with you.

Drink kombucha while you learn to make it and just enjoy being out in the woods. 

Both of these are great for your gut - by introducing beneficial bacteria which helps digestion, immune function, and mental health!!

Limited to 10 spots.

Cost - $20

Pay here - https://www.ravenandoak.com/pay-here/kombucha-and-kraut-workshop

You will have the option of purchasing a small SCOBY with some starter tea for an additional $10. If you are wanting this option, please add it to your cart and purchase at the same time as the workshop. 

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Sisterhood Circle
Apr
27
5:30 PM17:30

Sisterhood Circle

  • 6661 Tracey Court Fort Polk, LA, 71459 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Let us gather to share good food, herb works, and gathering around in circle to connect with each other in sisterhood.

Please bring a snack to share and a beverage for yourself.

Nursing babies welcome but so that we can honor the sacredness of our time together, please no older children.

If you can, there is a $5 donation to cover the cost of herbs and ingredients in our crafting. Thank you.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

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Belly Binding and Postpartum Moxa Workshop
Apr
7
1:30 PM13:30

Belly Binding and Postpartum Moxa Workshop

Come and learn about these two amazing practices for the postpartum period.

Belly binding is a long tradition to help hold the mother after carrying the baby for 9 months. Its helps with pain and encouraging healing. Safe for both vaginal and cesarean deliveries (time frame is different but will be discussed. We also use a warming tummy paste to help encourage healing.

Postpartum moxa remedies the cold time of postpartum (considered a wind condition in TCM). This brings the warmth to the pelvis region assisting in uterine health and relieving cramping and lower back pain.

This workshop is open to everyone, not just doulas!

Fee $50. Must prepay, 1 reduced fee/free scholarship available. Please contact me to apply.

If you are interested in these services for yourself, done by me, please see my Doula Services page.

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Child Safe Essential Oil Class
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Child Safe Essential Oil Class

If you have children in the home and are using, or wanting to use, essential oils with them, this is the class for you.

Not all essential oils are safe for young children and in this class, we will cover 5 essential oils that are safe for young children, all the ways we use them, AND get hands on work with proper dilution rates and roller making. You would be surprised at all the uses these 5 essential oils (Lavender, Chamomile Roman, Mandarin, Spearmint, and Tea tree) will cover. 

This includes my ebook "Beginner's Essential Oil" which has 5 essential oil sheets, with what to use them for and recipes for that oil. It also include a handy dilution chart.

Fee covers instruction, ebook, and materials.

Cost:  $30. Must prepay.  1 reduced fee/free scholarship available. Please contact me to apply.

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Introduction to Fertility Awareness Method
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Introduction to Fertility Awareness Method

Fertility Awareness Method (FAM) is a way to chart your menstrual cycle to know when you are fertile so that you can conceive or avoid pregnancy.

In this class, you will be introduced to your chart, cervical mucus, and cervical positioning and how to use them to monitor ovulation.

Charting has more benefits that getting or avoiding pregnancy, it also gives us a little peek about our health. A good chart will help us monitor mood swings...the timing of which can tell us which hormones are at play.

It can help up when we are struggling with fertility and help us communicate better with our doctors.

Cost: $30. must prepay. 1 reduced fee/free scholarship available. Please contact me to apply.

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Moxibustion for Muscles - CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF REGISTRATION
Feb
24
9:00 AM09:00

Moxibustion for Muscles - CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF REGISTRATION

Would you like to be able to take care of muscle soreness and uncomplicated* injuries in your home with moxibustion?

Moxibustion in it most basic is using burning mugwort to bring blood flow to an area (it almost moves qi) to promote healing.

In this workshop, you will learn how to use a moxa stick and loose moxa to help relieve inflammation and stagnation in muscles. You will get a demonstration and then get a chance to practice on yourself with me guiding you on technique.

Fee covers instruction, moxa stick, loose moxa, and ginger root.

Cost: $55. Must prepay.  1 reduced fee/free scholarship available. Contact me to apply.

Wear comfortable clothing. Long hair needs to be tied back since we work with fire.

If you are interested in receiving moxa therapy, please visit my Health Services tab for pricing. 

*Uncomplicated injuries mean that there are no signs of infection or if there is suspicion of a break, that it was seen by the husband. Additionally, someone showing signs of excess heat (which will be discussed) will not be a good candidate for moxibustion.

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Sep
22
to Sep 24

TinyFest Midwest

Raven will be speaking and presenting a workshop on salve making at TinyFest Midwest in Colfax Iowa. Viggo will also be available for tours!

From the official event....

Celebrate Tiny at this Giant Festival!
**********************************************
* Tour TIny Houses from Across the Nation
* Builders, Speakers & Workshops
* Keynote Speaker: Iowa native, Jay Shafer:
'The Godfather' of the tiny house movement
* Information & Inspiration
* Live Music Day & Night
* Friday Night Concert: Coles Whalen
* Saturday Night Concert: Brother Trucker
* Fire Dancer & Flow Artist: Katiepillar
* Great Food, Wine & Iowa Craft Beer Tent
* Marketplace
* On-Site Camping

Visit the FB event!

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Sep
9
8:00 AM08:00

Special Vendors Day at the Farmers Market

Come out to the Pulaski County Farmers Market at the Roubidoux for a special vendors day. This is a day when not only do you have your favorite regulars, but special vendors come it and really pack the place for a one stop shop.

I will be there with all my herbal products including some items for winter like Fire Cider and Boosted Elderberry syrup. This will be my last market for the year so be sure to stop by.

Viggo will be available to walk through as well.

Hope to see you there!

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Jun
17
1:00 AM01:00

Pulaski County Farmer's Market

Again, Raven will be at the Pulaski County Farmer's Market. She only pops in once a month to ensure that the products she sells are the freshest and highest quality. The oils she sells (including the oil she uses in the salve) are infused for at least 6 weeks!

If you don't see something you are looking for, ask! Raven does all sort of custom herbal remedies including yoni steams, featured in the workshop she did at the end of May.

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Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

Dry Brushing: An R&O Chat

Part of our short talk series, this hour long talk is all about dry body brushing...the why and the how.

Following that will be a few herbs for skin health. Comes with a small 1 ounce bottle of Raven's Skin Refresh Herbal Oil.

Cost: $15

Location:

18440 Charity Dr, Dixon, MO, 65459

Call Raven at 573-647-0019 for questions.

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May
26
11:00 AM11:00

Yoni Steaming and Castor Oil Packs

Come and learn about using yoni steaming and castor oil packs for menstural health. You will walk away with 1 cup of your chosen herbs for yoni steaming. This is part of our short series of holistic wellness chats....the R&O Chat.

Yoni steaming is a method of using herbs and steam to help with stagnation (think "stuck) in the pevlic. Cramping...heavy cycles...infertility...all can benefit with yoni steaming.

Castor oils packs are another remedy for stagnation in the pelvis, with menstruation but also digestive issues.

Cost is $15

Location:

18440 Charity Dr, Dixon, MO 65459

Call Raven at 673-647-0019 for questions

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May
6
1:00 AM01:00

Pulaski County Farmer's Market

Come and visit Raven at the Pulaski County Farmer's Market on Saturday May 6th. Its also her birthday!

On hand, there will be teas, herbal sitz blends, bath blends, body powders, and salves.

Pick up a flyer for upcoming classes and talk with Raven more about the consulting options she has for you!

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Introduction to Herbal Medicine Making
Apr
22
2:00 AM02:00

Introduction to Herbal Medicine Making

Come and learn to make your own herbal medicine. Limited to 10 spots.

In this 3 hour workshop, we will cover:

Making tea
Herbal Oils
Tinctures
Syrups
Salves
Poultices and Compresses

You will leave with a salve, tincture start, and infused oil start...as well as the amber bottles to store them in once they are done....

You will need to bring 2 pint size canning jars with lids for holding your tincture and oil starts.

Cost is $60-80 sliding scale. Please visit : http://www.califiacollective.org/blog/green-bottle-sliding-scale?rq=sliding+scale to see where you fall.

This workshop is for educational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitue for medical advice. I am an herbalist, not a doctor, I cannot diagnose, treat, cure, or prescribe any Western diagnosis issues.

***I offer 1 free workshop exchange spot for those who may not be able to afford the workshop. It require coming 1 hour before and staying 1 hour after to set up and clean up. During the workshop, you will be asked to help keep an eye on things in the kitchen.

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