Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Elixir of Love



Elixir of Love…
just in time for Valentine’s Day


With Sarah Preston, community herbalist
Saturday, January 10, 2015, 1-3:30 pm

Cordials, elixirs 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.  Join Sarah for this delightful afternoon class, during which you will begin a delicious love elixir, timed for first sipping on Valentines Day.   

Sarah will lead a guided meditation and we’ll infuse the elixir with our intentions for nourishing the capacity for romance and love in our lives.  And you’ll go home with lots of ideas, a recipe, as well as a bottle of steeping cordial! 

Class will be held at Radiance, 9 W Grant St, Lancaster, PA
Stop in or call 717-290-1517 to register.

Cost for the class is $30, & includes a copy of the booklet, Making Liqueurs for Gifts. 

Bring a pint of 80 proof brandy, and a pint of honey to class.  All other materials will be supplied.

Must be 21 to take this class. 

Books for the Herbalist on Your Shopping List

Sarah carefully selects high-quality herbals and related herb books. Many are written by herbalists she has studied directly with, including Matthew Wood, Rosemary Gladstar, Rosita Arvigo, Stephen Buhner and Anne McIntyre. 

Radiance is located at 9 W Grant Street in the heart of downtown Lancaster, PA.  Phone is 717-290-1517.  We are happy to take orders over the phone & ship anywhere in the country.

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.