Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Let's Make Lip Balm!




Lip balms are fun and easy to make, and they make great small gifts!  In this class you’ll learn simple formulas for making lip balms at home.  We’ll discuss oils, waxes and how to use essential oils for flavoring.  Sarah will share some secrets of the trade, & you’ll go home with recipes, ideas, and both a tube and a pot of lip balm that we’ve made together in class. 

Sarah Preston, herbalist & owner of Herbs from the Labyrinth will teach this fun hands-on class, on Saturday, November 22, 2014, 1-3pm. 

Class will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St (across from Central Market).  Stop in, or call 290-1517 to register. 
$25 for the class includes all materials.



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Peace Dances for the Season of Great Fullness



GREAT FULLNESS
Peace Dance Celebrating a Season of Paradox
Gratitude and Abundance
Sorrow and Loss



Yasmin is a student of world religions as a vehicle for the cultivation of compassion between neighbors, culture and nature. She is a representative for the Sufi Ruhianiat and a leader for the Dances of Universal Peace.  

Sarah is a community herbalist, Reiki Master/Teacher and a priestess of the Goddess, initiated in the Reclaiming Tradition. She is owner of both Radiance and Herbs from the Labyrinth, LLC.

The Peace Dances are an experiment in sound, movement and community designed to "in form" us of the many mysterious ways we are ONE, united in a great web of compassion and diversity. In the Dance we use chants from many of the world's sacred traditions. We hold hands in a circle, moving with simple "folk dance" movement. There are no performers. All are participants. All are welcome.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Feature Article in Natural Awakenings Magazine

  There is a lovely article about Sarah and Herbs from the Labyrinth in the current issue of Natural Awakens magazine!  Here's the link...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Making Herbal Cordials





Making Herbal Cordials!

With herbalist, Sarah Preston
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 1-3:30 pm

Cordials and liqueurs are a delicious way to enjoy blending the rich flavors of fruits and herbs.  They can be healthful tonics, after-dinner sipping drinks, as well as sophisticated dessert toppings, even love potions.  And they make wonderful gifts…

Join Sarah for this delightful afternoon class where you will learn several methods for making fruit and herbal cordials.  We’ll taste several of Sarah’s cordials, and make one in class.  You’ll go home with lots of ideas and recipes, as well as a bottle of steeping cordial. 

Class will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA, in the heart of downtown Lancaster, just across the cobblestones from historic Central Market.
Stop in or call 717-290-1517 to register.

Cost for this class is $25.
Bring a pint 80 proof brandy, and a pint of maple syrup or honey to class.  All other materials will be supplied.

Must be 21 to take this class. 

Sarah Preston is a community herbalist in Lancaster, PA, and is owner of Herbs from the Labyrinth, LLC.  She says, “Being an herbalist is a natural extension of my life-long love of plants, trees and wild places, and my interest in natural healing, which was instilled in me by my mother.  I see herbalism as a lifelong learning process.  My spirituality deeply informs my work with herbs, just as my work with herbs informs my spirituality.   I see the Earth as the living body of the Goddess, and all living beings as parts of her body.”

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Herbs for Smudging




Herbs for Smudging
With herbalist, Sarah Preston
Saturday, September 6, 1-3pm

For thousands of years, people all over the world have burned herbs and resins to purify themselves, their homes, and their sacred places, and their ceremonies.  The native peoples of North, Central and South America have long burned certain herbs and plants for this purpose, and we call this “smudging”.

In this class, we will discuss different herbs used in smudging, and what their specific uses and energies are.  We will talk about the tools used in smudging, and we will smudge one another.  Sarah will teach how to tie a smudge stick, and each participant will tie one of their own.

The cost for this class is $20, and includes all materials needed to tie one smudge stick.  Class will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster.   Call 717-290-1517, or stop in to register.

Sarah Preston is a community herbalist in Lancaster, PA, and is owner of Herbs from the Labyrinth, LLC.  She says, “Being an herbalist is a natural extension of my life-long love of plants, trees and wild places, and my interest in natural healing, which was instilled in me by my mother.  I see herbalism as a lifelong learning process.  My spirituality deeply informs my work with herbs, just as my work with herbs informs my spirituality.   I see the Earth as the living body of the Goddess, and all living beings as parts of her body.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Elder: Magic, Myth & Medicine



  Elder: Magic, Myth & Medicine
With community herbalist, Sarah Preston
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 1-3:30pm
               

Elder (Sambuccus nigra or canadensis) has long held a place of importance in herbal traditions of both North America and western Europe.

In this class, we will look at contemporary and historical uses of Elder, and explore some of the mythology surrounding it. Elder is a wonderful remedy for colds and flu, as well as a daily tonic to prevent those viruses from invading our homes. We will discuss the history and healthful properties of Elder, and we will start a batch of Elderberry syrup together. You will go home with a small bottle of Elderberry syrup and recipe ideas, and the confidence to make syrup yourself!

Cost for this class is $25.

Class will be held in the classroom at Radiance.   

To register call Radiance, 290-1517, or stop by the shop at 9 W Grant St, in downtown Lancaster, right across the cobblestones from Central Market. 

Sarah Preston is a community herbalist in Lancaster, PA, and is owner of Herbs from the Labyrinth, LLC.  She says, “Being an herbalist is a natural extension of my life-long love of plants, trees and wild places, and my interest in natural healing, which was instilled in me by my mother.  I see herbalism as a lifelong learning process.  My spirituality deeply informs my work with herbs, just as my work with herbs informs my spirituality.   I see the Earth as the living body of the Goddess, and all living beings as parts of her body.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Exotica Bath and Body Oil

This afternoon I made some of my Exotica Bath and Body Oil.  It moisturizes and nourishes your skin, and smells divinely sensuous.  Pour some in your bath water, or smooth some all over when you get out of the shower.  Aphrodite herself would swoon...