Sep
24
to Oct 26

The Art of Flower Essence Therapy

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The class meets one Tuesday evening a week from 6-8:30: Tuesday September 24th and October 1, 8, 15 & 22nd

This workshop offering an in depth explanation of Dr. Bach’s 38 original flower remedies.  Topics covered include: the history of flower essences, how to use flower essences for people, pets and plants, making your own flower essences, case studies, flower essence consultations, chakra essences and more.   This class is limited in size to insure intimacy and individual attention. 

Topics covered will include:

  • the history of flower essences

  • a slide show of the original 38 essences

  • the12 healers, the 38 essences & rescue remedy

  • the affects of flower essence therapy

  • practical uses and sensitivities

  • flower essence therapy for children, adults and pets

  • flower essences for acute trauma and disaster relief

  • making flower essences in the field

  • flower essences for each of the chakras

  • selecting remedies, consultations, case studies & more

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Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Plant Partner: Mugwort

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Presented by Bekah Sutter

Mugwort is said to have derived its name from having been used to flavor beer before the wide use of hops. The botanical name is derived from Artemisia, the Greek goddess of the hunt, fertility, and the forests and hills. Roman soldiers were known to put mugwort in their sandals to keep their feet from getting tired. Native Americans equate mugwort with witchcraft. Join us in learning more about this favorite and locally abundant plant ally!

Sometimes learning about healing herbs can be overwhelming. There are so many plants to meet and learn about! Even in one cup of tea there can be a beautiful synergy of a dozen different herbs, flowers, roots and more!

Here at Twin Star we like to think of plants as friends, allies, & partners. Much like new friends, it is much easier and magical getting to know each Plant Partner one by one. Join us in this new monthly event at Twin Star Herbal Education as we take the time to meet one plant ally at a time. We will discuss botany, parts used, actions, energies, traditional uses, essences, remedies and more! There will be visual and tangible examples of the herb, along with various different remedies made with the herb to taste, smell and feel. Each month you will go home with informational handouts, herbal remedy recipes and some dried herb or remedy to experiment with!

This is a great opportunity for anyone who is brand new to the healing herbal world wanting to learn about healing plants and perfect for the budding herbalist to dive deeper in relationship with our herbal allies.

$25 pre-registered // $30 at the door

Visit twinstartribe.com/events to sign up, email Bekah Sutter at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 for any questions

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Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Autumn Equinox Celebration

Join us in celebrating the harvest season and our herbal community at the apothecary! We will have the following events going on throughout the day, in addition to our monthly Psychic Saturday with astrology, tarot, palm and flower essence readings, which runs from 12 pm - 4 pm.

TINCTURE MADNESS SALE - all day
Choose from dozens of organically grown or locally wildcrafted tinctures and grow your home apothecary!
5 for $25 bring your own bottles
5 for $30 we supply the bottles

MEXICO INFORMATIONAL SESSION - 5:00 pm
Interested in learning more about Twin Star travel and our upcoming ancestral and plant spirit healing retreat to Sayulita, Mexico? Join us for a Q & A, and stay for a free screening of the film ‘Coco.’

Stay tuned for more events!

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Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

PSYCHIC SATURDAYS - ASTROLOGY, TAROT, PALM READINGS & FLOWER ESSENCES

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Join us and this fabulous group of powerful women as they offer their skills in the art of palm reading, tarot reading, astrological consultations & flower essence consultations. They’ll be joining us a Saturday every month from noon to 4:00pm. Call or stop in to schedule a reading. Each month we will host some or all of the following readers.

We are honored to have Aimee Cavazzi, Palm Reader who has offered her services at Twin Star for special events, now joining us monthly to read palms for our customers!

Erin Mahollitz has been reading Tarot for almost 20 years. She approaches Tarot as a mirror that reflects the energies in life. Her readings activate the intuitive knowledge in her clients, engaging them as wise and empowered beings. She also teaches how use Tarot to boost personal magic and manifestation powers.

We are thrilled to host the wonderful and wildly popular Laura Watkins, Astrological Counselor Extraordinaire who has been sharing her gifts with the Apothecary since ins inception, for this monthly event.

Insightful Tarot reader Leah Joy has been skillfully offering readings in the Apothecary for the last year, sharing her love as an intuitive Tarot card reader!

ALL readings are $45 for 1/2 hour; $90 for an hour

Additionally, you can book an Astrological compatibility readings with Laura for $120

Haley Neddermann, Flower Essence Practitioner, will be offering consultations each month at Psychic Saturdays, or by appointment. Flower essences can help support emotional and spiritual wellness by flooding the body with the positive energy of plant allies. They are a subtle yet powerful healing tools that have no contraindications, and can be used for acute or chronic situations. During this time, you will have the opportunity to share what aspects of your life are in need of support or illumination. Each consultation includes creating a flower essence blend intended to support you on your unique healing journey. - 45 minute session - $55 + $5 for essence.

During Psychic Saturdays at Twin Star, you may also choose to co-create a flower essence blend with Haley that is inspired by insights gained in your astrology, tarot, or palm reading. Maybe there is a specific aspect of your reading that you want to integrate, heal, or deepen your relationship with - there's a flower essence for that! - 15 minute mini-session - $25 (includes essence)

Psychic Saturdays will be held monthly in the apothecary for a variety of readings. Stop in, call ahead at 860 350 0077, or contact Bekah at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com to reserve your appointment.

You can book one reading or all four! Bring some friends and make a day of it!

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Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

Witch Crafting Wednesday: Celebrating Harvest and Crafting Mini Altar Tins

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Witch Crafting Wednesday: Celebrating Harvest and Crafting Mini Altar Tins
with Bekah Sutter

We gather in the midst of the sacred harvest season, between the Autumn Equinox and Samhain, to celebrate the fruits and abundance of the past year. The bright reds and yellows of the season are just upon us. Apples are ripe in the trees, our last vegetables have been picked, corn harvested. Now is the time to reap what we have sown, and gather up the rest of the harvests of grain, wheat, oats, herbs, flowers, vegetables and more. We will explore some stories and traditions of the holidays of the season while examining what we intend to harvest and bring forth into the next season, both of the earth and of our hearts. Bekahwill will guide the group through a journey meditation to seek these truths and then each participant will craft a Mini Altar Keepsake Tin that may act as a travel altar, medicine keeper, or ritual container. All supplies will be provided, but feel free and inspired to bring pictures, crystals or small keepsakes to additionally adorn your tin.

Bekah Sutter is a blossoming community herbalist & artist residing in the rolling hills of Northwest Connecticut. Bekah's passion lies in combining the healing physical, energetic & plant spirit magic of the herbal world with the creating of beautiful hand-crafted artwork and herbal remedies.

$25 pre-registered // $30 at drop in

Interested in exploring more of the traditions and celebrations of the sabbaths or major holidays based on ancient pagan and earth based religions and traditions? These holidays (holy days) are celebrated by various branches of Paganism, including Wicca and Witchcraft throughout Europe. This year we will be honoring the Roots of the Irish Druids and focusing on the traditions, rituals and ceremonies from the Emerald Isle in our year long circle The Herbal Witch: Journey Through the Wheel. Beginning October 29th - Shamhain, December 17th - Winter Solstice/Yule, January 28th - Imbolc/Brigit, March 17th - Spring Equinox/Ostara, April 28th - Beltane, June 16th - Summer Solstice/Mid Summer, July 28th - Lughnasa/Lammas, September 22th - Fall Equinox/Mabon. For more information check out our events page.

Visit twinstartribe.com/events to sign up, email Bekah Sutter at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 for any questions

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Oct
3
6:30 PM18:30

13 Moons - A Healing Women's Circle: Shedding//Snake Medicine

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This month Bekah Sutter leads the circle celebrating: Shedding//Snake Medicine

When we’ve outgrown our old skin, we can shut the layers that no longer serve us. Snake is here to encourage you to shed, release, and renew. She represents transformation and life for us. In this transition of seasons can also represent a time for your own personal transition: a time for your rebirth. Come and explore snake medicine with your moon sisters. What is snake telling you?

Since the dawn of our existence women have been gathering together as daughters, sisters, mothers and as healers. Powerful stories have been shared, tears have been shed and many magical moments of healing, strength and love have occurred. It is in honor of this ancient tradition that the 13 Moons - A Women’s Healing Circle has been created. Beginning in January, each month meeting on the first Thursday (Jan & July the second Thursday), we will explore a variety of topics including: sacred healing, women’s plant allies and the wise woman tradition. We will create rituals for honoring our many phases and explore our role as women, sisters and community healers. The circle will be a private and sacred group, open and inclusive to all who identify as women and non-binary.

Bekah Sutter is a blossoming community herbalist & artist residing in the rolling hills of Northwest Connecticut. Bekah's passion lies in combining the healing physical, energetic & plant spirit magic of the herbal world with the creating of beautiful hand-crafted artwork and herbal remedies.

13 Moon 2019 Dates:
October 3rd
November 7th
December 5th
*second Thursday due to Holiday

$25 pre-registered // $30 at the door

Visit twinstartribe.com/events to sign up, email Bekah Sutter at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 with any questions.


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Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

13 Suns: A Monthly Men's Circle

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Re-immerse yourself in the ancient wisdom of the Sacred Masculine with monthly gatherings that celebrate and honor the inner wise warrior. We will create rituals for honoring and exploring roles as men, brothers and community healers. The circle will be a private and sacred group, open and inclusive to all who identify as men or non-binary. Sharing stories, songs, and moments of healing, we will explore a variety of topics each month.

The first class will be available by donation, subsequent circles will be $25 pre-register/$30 at the door. Call us at 860-350-0077 to let us know if you are interested in coming, or email info@twinstartribe.com.

13 Suns 2019 Dates:

November 14
December 12

Visit twinstartribe.com/events to sign up, email info@twinstartribe.com, or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 with any questions.

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Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

Plant Wisdom Wednesday: Flower Essences For Your Moon Sign

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Plant Wisdom Wednesday: Flower Essences for Your Moon Sign

with Astrological Counselor, Laura Watkins

Your Moon Sign is the expression of the energy of the soul, your emotions and how you process your feelings, how you love and can tell you what you need to be emotionally secure. Join Community Astrological Counselor, Laura Watkins, accompanied by Community Herbalist, Bekah Sutter as they discuss the influences of the moon in each astrological sign and plant allies to assist you through these cosmic energies. They will share their thoughts on each moon sign and their influence to one's personality and life. Along side these insights, they will speak to the gift and impact of corresponding flower essences that can help navigate this energy in one's life. Each participant will craft a simple and personalized remedy including the flower essences that corresponds with their moon signs. Please come knowing your Sun, Moon and Rising signs, or bring your date, place and time of birth and we will help you figure it out!

Laura Watkins has over 30 years of Astrology studies and over 20 years of experience as an Astrological Counselor. Along with her interests in the cosmic influences, she is a budding herbalist and a talented musician.

$25 pre-registered // $30 at drop in

Want to learn more about astrology? Dive deeper with Laura for "Hey Baby, What's Your Sign?: An Introduction to Astrology" Classes will be meet weekly on Tuesday, November 5, 12, 19, 26, and December 3 & 10 (6:30pm - 8:30pm). For more information visit our events page!

Visit twinstartribe.com/events to sign up, email Bekah Sutter at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 for any questions

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Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

SURVIVAL SUNDAYS: HERB CRAFTING, PRIMITIVE SKILLS, & NATURE CONNECTION

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With Zach Fisher & Friends

Our existence today is directly related to the ingenuity of our Ancestors.  They were able to thrive in harsh environments due to their deep connection and understanding of the natural world.  This course is an introduction to the techniques as well as the mindset that sustained human life into our modern age.  Participants will work intimately with the environment, harvesting local materials and learning how to process them into usable tools and projects.  Additionally, we will study the ways that we can interact with our landscapes in a deeper and more meaningful way.  Through these traditions, we begin to understand and honor ourselves, the natural environment, and those who came before us.  Participants will walk away with finished projects such as baskets, bark containers, bone awls and needles, primitive jewelry, leather pouches, clay containers, as well as valuable survival skills that have been around for thousands of years.  We meet once a month with take home projects and exercises in between.  

Held on second or this Sunday of each month from 10-5 PM

October 20
Cultivating the "Wild" Mind
Honing Awareness, Intro to Primitive Plants and their Medicinal, Edible & Spiritual Uses, Building a home in Nature, Introduction to Animal Tracking

November 17
Beyond Food and Medicine
Herbal & Wilderness First Aid, Plant Fibers, Walnut beads, Awakening Instinct

December 15
The Herbal Gathering Basket
Basketry & Pine Pitch Glue – Make your own Herb harvesting basket!

January Winter Break

February 16
Spiritual Tool Kit
Intro to tracking, Handcraft your own Spiritual Tools including Leatherwork /Fans/Rattles/Plant-Medicine Bags

March 15
Cedar, Linden & Pine
Friction Fire Kits/Pine Bark Herbal Containers

April 19
Stone Crafting & Communication

Intro to Bird Language/ Plant Communication and Primitive Pottery/ Stone/Bone Tools

May 17
Earth, Water & Fire
Wild Edible/Medicinal/Utilitarian Plant Walk, Firing Pottery, Water Purification/Rock Boil Herbal Infusions

June  
Feasting and Foraging
Coal Burning Wooden Utensils and Containers, Wild Edibles and Primitive Cooking, Final Projects & Presentations

Held one Sunday of each month from 10-6 PM

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Payment in full is $1450.00 this includes all supplies and materials and a $250 deposit and supplies fee to reserve your space.  Payment plans are available, after the deposit in eight installments of $150.00 due before each class.  

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Oct
26
12:00 PM12:00

PSYCHIC SATURDAYS - ASTROLOGY, TAROT, PALM READINGS & FLOWER ESSENCES

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Join us and this fabulous group of powerful women as they offer their skills in the art of palm reading, tarot reading, astrological consultations & flower essence consultations. They’ll be joining us a Saturday every month from noon to 4:00pm. Call or stop in to schedule a reading. Each month we will host some or all of the following readers.

We are honored to have Aimee Cavazzi, Palm Reader who has offered her services at Twin Star for special events, now joining us monthly to read palms for our customers!

Erin Mahollitz has been reading Tarot for almost 20 years. She approaches Tarot as a mirror that reflects the energies in life. Her readings activate the intuitive knowledge in her clients, engaging them as wise and empowered beings. She also teaches how use Tarot to boost personal magic and manifestation powers.

We are thrilled to host the wonderful and wildly popular Laura Watkins, Astrological Counselor Extraordinaire who has been sharing her gifts with the Apothecary since ins inception, for this monthly event.

Insightful Tarot reader Leah Joy has been skillfully offering readings in the Apothecary for the last year, sharing her love as an intuitive Tarot card reader!

ALL readings are $45 for 1/2 hour; $90 for an hour

Additionally, you can book an Astrological compatibility readings with Laura for $120

Haley Neddermann, Flower Essence Practitioner, will be offering consultations each month at Psychic Saturdays, or by appointment. Flower essences can help support emotional and spiritual wellness by flooding the body with the positive energy of plant allies. They are a subtle yet powerful healing tools that have no contraindications, and can be used for acute or chronic situations. During this time, you will have the opportunity to share what aspects of your life are in need of support or illumination. Each consultation includes creating a flower essence blend intended to support you on your unique healing journey. - 45 minute session - $55 + $5 for essence.

During Psychic Saturdays at Twin Star, you may also choose to co-create a flower essence blend with Haley that is inspired by insights gained in your astrology, tarot, or palm reading. Maybe there is a specific aspect of your reading that you want to integrate, heal, or deepen your relationship with - there's a flower essence for that! - 15 minute mini-session - $25 (includes essence)

Psychic Saturdays will be held monthly in the apothecary for a variety of readings. Stop in, call ahead at 860 350 0077, or contact Bekah at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com to reserve your appointment.

You can book one reading or all four! Bring some friends and make a day of it!

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Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

THE HERBAL WITCH :: JOURNEY THROUGH THE WHEEL

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2020 RE-MEMBERING THE EMERALD ISLE

For those of Native European decent, many of our stories, legacies and earth medicines have been stripped from us, burned, buried and nearly lost over time. But it was not that long ago that our ancestors were still closely connected to the Earth and the centuries of healing practices, ritual and ceremonies of the land were alive and well. These practices were past down via the oral tradition and so it is, in that spirit, that we re-member and continue to celebrate and honor the healing legacy of the wild Irish roots. You do not have to be of Irish/European decent to join us on this journey, for all earth religions are the Peoples Medicines and teachings of the Earth are meant to be shared, borrowed, explored and expanded upon. If you have the call, in your heart, to get back to the land, worship in nature, celebrate with community and rise in spirit, then is is the place for you. We hope you will join us.

Journey Through the Wheel celebrates the sabbats or major holidays based on ancient pagan and earth based religions and traditions. These holidays (holy days) are celebrated by various branches of Paganism, including Wicca and Witchcraft throughout Europe. This year we will be honoring the Roots of the Irish Druids and focusing on the traditions, rituals and ceremonies from the Emerald Isle. Lupo is a third generation Irish-American and comes from a long line of Druids and Healers who stem from Knocknashee, known as the legendary “Hill of the Faeries”, one of Ireland’s seven most sacred hills. The name comes from the Irish “knock” (cnoc) meaning “hill” and “shee” meaning “fairy”. At the foot of this his legendary “Hill of the Fairy’s” is the original home of Lupo’s Great Grandmother Mary Gilgan, who left county Sligo at 17 to start a new life for herself in New York City. Over the past few years Lupo has been visiting Ireland and the lands where her ancestors resided for centuries, reconnecting, remembering and recommitting to the Pre Christian, Earth Centered healing path and medicine way.

There are eight Sabbats that witches, pagans, druids and others believe that make up the what is called the Wheel of the Year. These Sabbats, or holy-days are based on ancient pagan holidays marking the changing of the seasons, specifically the earth's changing rotation and relationship with the sun and the stars. There are cross-quarterly days and quarterly days. The cross-quarter days are also known as the Major Fire Festivals and include: Imbolc, Beltane, Lammas, and Samhain. The quarter days are made up by the Equinoxes (spring and autumn) and the Solstices (summer and winter). 

Join us as we meet throughout the year (as close to these holy-days) as possible to celebrate the seasons and each turn of the wheel while remembering the wild Irish roots and the legacy of the emerald Isle.  Each gathering with be filled with ceremony and ritual as well as traditional prayers and songs in celebration of the quarterly and cross quarterly holy-days.  We will honor the ancestors, ancient rites of passages, elements and healing herbs associated with each each of the Sabbats.

2020 DATES

October 29th  - Shamhain

December 17th - Winter Solstice/Yule

January 28th - Imbolc/Brigit

March 17th - Spring Equinox/Ostara

April 28th - Beltane

June 16th - Summer Solstice/Mid Summer

July 28th - Lughnasa/Lammas

September 22th - Fall Equinox/Mabon

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Payment in full is $702.00 and includes all supplies and materials and includes a $150 deposit.  A payment plan is available, after the $150 deposit in eight installments of $69.00 due before each class.  


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Oct
30
to Nov 5

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: ANCESTRAL & PLANT SPIRIT HEALING RETREAT

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The highlight of this tour will certainly be the Local Day of the Dead CelebrationThe annual Fesival Dia de los Muertos will be held on Nov 1 & 2. As soon as we arrive to town there will plenty of activity and ceremonies to participate in. There will be a stage set up in the plaza, with music and traditional folk dancing starting at 7PM both nights. The ceremonial lighting of candles on the altars will be at 11PM Nov 1. Altars will be set up throughout and around the plaza and the cemetery will be aglow with flowers and candles. There will be a midnight candlelight procession from the plaza to the cemetery 11:30 PM on Nov 2nd, it is sure to be a beautiful celebration!

Other activities will include:
Daily Healing Yoga, Ritual & Flower Ceremonies, Spiritual Bathing & Limpias, Daily Herbal Plant Walks & Talks, Daily interaction with the local, places, people & plants, Mandalas & Local Crafts, Healing with Yemaya (Ocean Ceremony), Calling in and Celebrating the Ancestors, Ancestral Plant Spirit Healing Journey, Flower Essences & Aromatic Medicine Making and Despacho Closing Ceremony

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“I traveled to Sayulita, Mexico with Twin Star as a honeymoon after an amazing wedding to my best friend Trevor. We had “front row seats” to unforgettable Dia de Muertos festivities in Sayulita, a lovely little town just north of Puerto Vallarta. On Dias de los Muertos, families construct altars to honor their loved ones who have passed on. The altars are often covered with some of the deceased’s favorite things, maybe pictures of motorcycles, or flower blossoms, or even bottles of tequila! In the US this holiday might be interpreted as a little spooky or morbid, in Sayulita it was a celebration of life. So much color and music and great food! Lupo and hosts Jenn and Jason were fantastic guides to this great little town. Jason recognized that my husband and I were very interested in learning more about the local food scene, and subsequently invited us to come with him to the local fish market and cheese shop. Lupo shared an amazing visit to a Huichol artisan’s studio, where we were able to see his intricate bead and thread work, and could ask questions about the indigenous culture. Our entire group was able to meet some endangered baby sea turtles before they were released back into the sea…super cute! My favorite part of the trip was the ancestral healing journey Lupo led us through. I was able to tangibly connect with my grandmother who I haven’t seen since her death in 1986. It was wonderful to feel her love all around me again. Muchas gracias Twin Star for such a fabulous trip! It won’t be our last trip with you.”

— Sarah

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Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

Earth Living Skills: Dogbane Necklace Making

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with Zach Fisher

Learn to make a plant fiber necklace from a local native plant! Spreading Dogbane makes some of the strongest, comfortable, and durable plant fibers in the Northeast. Learn how to identify, harvest and process into your own beautiful, long lasting necklace or bracelet in this 2 hr class.

Zach Fisher has studied primitive skills at Tom Brown Jr's Tracker School, which he considers to be the beginning of the education he was always looking for. He began teaching in 2011 and has since co-founded Earth Living Skills. He teaches and leads guided adventures for Discover Outdoors as well as several other earth skills based programs. His goal as a teacher and a student is to foster a deeper connection with natural world in the spirit of discovery and the maximizing of our human potential.

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Nov
5
6:30 PM18:30

An Introduction to Astrology

Taught by Laura Watkins

Hey baby, what’s your sign? Did you know there’s so much MORE to us than just our Sun Sign? Join us in an immersion into the basics of astrology as tool to learn about yourself and others and as a guide to navigating our day-to-day lives. Taught by Laura Watkins with over 30 years of study and over 20 years of experience as an Astrological Counselor, this class will be informative and FUN! Over the five weeks of class you will deepen your understanding of the signs and planets and learn everything you need to know to interpret your birth chart (and the charts of others!) while also touching on how the daily positions of the Sun, Moon and other planets affect our energies. You will leave this class with the knowledge and passion to incorporate astrology into your daily life.

Classes will be meet weekly on Tuesday, November 5, 12, 19, 26, and December 3 & 10 (6:30pm - 8:30pm).

The cost for the entire 6 weeks series - $339.00 - cost includes personal charts and all handouts and materials.

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Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30

Witch Crafting Wednesday: Magical Amulets & Talismans

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Witch Crafting Wednesday: Magical Amulets & Talismans with Bekah Sutter

Wednesday , November 6th 2019, 6:30-8:30PM

Amulets and talismans are magic charms that are worn and believed to ensure spiritual power or to ward off evil in all cultures around the world. The belief in the magical powers of amulets and talismans is as old as human civilization, and it is still going strong. Amulets are believed to have the power to ward off negative energy, evil spirits, or even illness. Talismans are believed to give more power or positive energy to the person carrying it. Join Bekah Sutter in this mystical crafting circle we will explore various ancient and modern amulets, talismans, and sacred symbols. With books, examples, and inspiration each participant will use a variety of colored polymer clay, small crystals, herbs and tools to craft a personal amulet, talisman or totem, and sent home with instructions on how to bake and preserve your custom magic token. All supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring small special crystals and items for inspirations or incorporation if appropriate.

Bekah Sutter is a blossoming community herbalist & artist residing in the rolling hills of Northwest Connecticut. Bekah's passion lies in combining the healing physical, energetic & plant spirit magic of the herbal world with the creating of beautiful hand-crafted artwork and herbal remedies.

$25 pre-registered // $30 at drop in

Visit twinstartribe.com/events to sign up, email Bekah Sutter at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 for any questions

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Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

13 Moons - A Healing Women's Circle: Storytelling

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This month Haley Neddermann leads the circle celebrating: Storytelling

From visual stories on cave walls, temples and tombs, to poetry, lore and mythology storytelling is in our DNA and has been a gift given by our most ancient ancestors. Stories can be a way we share our journeys, or they can be the beginning of them. Connect to your creative side, and take part in different forms of storytelling.

Since the dawn of our existence women have been gathering together as daughters, sisters, mothers and as healers. Powerful stories have been shared, tears have been shed and many magical moments of healing, strength and love have occurred. It is in honor of this ancient tradition that the 13 Moons - A Women’s Healing Circle has been created. Beginning in January, each month meeting on the first Thursday (Jan & July the second Thursday), we will explore a variety of topics including: sacred healing, women’s plant allies and the wise woman tradition. We will create rituals for honoring our many phases and explore our role as women, sisters and community healers. The circle will be a private and sacred group, open and inclusive to all who identify as women and non-binary.

As an Herbalist & Flower Essence Practitioner, Haley hopes to inspire people to connect with the plants that grow around them, and empower them to incorporate those plants into their everyday life. What draws Haley in the most when studying herbal medicine, is learning about the ways plants help us heal on an emotional and spiritual level.

13 Moon 2019 Dates:
November 7th
December 5th
*second Thursday due to Holiday

$25 pre-registered // $30 at the door

Visit twinstartribe.com/events to sign up, email Bekah Sutter at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 with any questions.

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Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Red Osier: Ancestral Plant Relationships

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With Lupo Passero and Zach Fisher

Our ancestors come in not only human form, but in plant form as well. Human beings and plants beings have been co-evolving together for over 200,000 years. There is a unspoken language between plants and people that our ancestors knew and understood. Deciphering the Language of Plants is an imperative for building and fostering “right” relationships with all living beings. Our ancestors knew each plant and tree intimately and could tell you the story of each species including its medicinal, edible, and utilitarian uses, but more importantly the spiritual and emotional healing virtues as well.

The Ancestral Plant Relationship Series is about re-membering plant medicine in all of its forms and deepening our close and personal understanding of the green world. We will work with a different plant or tree each class and will include and overview and introduction to the medicinal, edible, utilitarian & spiritual uses. We will spend the day thoroughly getting to know each plant as an individual, will make a variety of preparations with the plant and will end the day with Green Breath, a shamanic plant spirit ceremony which offers the participants a chance to journey into with the spirit of the plant.

All participants will make and take home several red osier herbal and primitive preparations.

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13
6:30 PM18:30

Plant Wisdom Wednesday: Celebrating Fire Cider and Herbs for Winter Wellness

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Plant Wisdom Wednesday: Celebrating Fire Cider and Herbs for Winter Wellness
with Community Herbalists Bekah Sutter and Haley Neddermann

Join us is celebrating an age old folk remedy this Winter season: Fire Cider; a spicy blend of apple cider vinegar, onion, ginger, horseradish, garlic, and other immune-boosting herbs! This remedy has been an ally in supporting our immune systems in cold and flu season, aiding with digestion, and even said to help with hangovers and more. We will touch on the history of this lovely remedy, and explore the variety of immune supporting herbal ingredients and recipes found in Rosemary Gladstar's new Publication: "Fire Cider! 101 Zesty Recipes for Health-Boosting Remedies Made with Apple Cider Vinegar" where Twin Star proudly contributed our own special recipe! Along with highlighting other faithful herbal allies for winter wellness such as elderberry and echinacea, each participant will have a chance to make their own batch of fire cider to take home for immune support this season.


Community Herbalists, Bekah & Haley work closely together in Twin Star Community Herb Shoppe in hopes to inspire people to connect with the plants that grow around them, and empower them to incorporate those plants into their everyday life.


$25 pre-registered // $30 at drop in

Visit twinstartribe.com/events to sign up, email Bekah Sutter at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 for any questions

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Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

13 Suns: A Monthly Men's Circle

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Re-immerse yourself in the ancient wisdom of the Sacred Masculine with monthly gatherings that celebrate and honor the inner wise warrior. We will create rituals for honoring and exploring roles as men, brothers and community healers. The circle will be a private and sacred group, open and inclusive to all who identify as men or non-binary. Sharing stories, songs, and moments of healing, we will explore a variety of topics each month.

The first class will be available by donation, subsequent circles will be $25 pre-register/$30 at the door. Call us at 860-350-0077 to let us know if you are interested in coming, or email info@twinstartribe.com.

13 Suns 2019 Dates:

November 14
December 12

Visit twinstartribe.com/events to sign up, email info@twinstartribe.com, or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 with any questions.

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Nov
16
11:00 AM11:00

Wildcrafting Color: Plant Dye Workshop

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with Zach Fisher

Plants bloom in an array of beautiful colors and those colors can be used to dye fabrics and fibers. We invite you to come and explore the basics of primitive plant based dye techniques. During this workshop we will be exploring the history and traditional uses of plants as dyes, as well as application. Herbs and plants have been used for thousands of years in all cultures as form of pigment, paints, stains and dyes for the body and handmade goods. We will explore colors from our own back yards, while also going over mordant (fixative) options and dying techniques. Each participant will make their own plant dyed silk scarf.

Please note that registration for this class will close on 11/8.

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Nov
20
6:30 PM18:30

Earth Living Skills: Slate Pendants and Knives

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with Zach Fisher

Slate is a softer sedimentary stone that is found in abundance in our area. We will be shaping and sharpening them into pendants and harvest blades using the methods that our ancestors used. Making a knife or pendant with your own two hands creates an empowered object that is perfect for a necklace, altar, or out harvesting your favorite plants.

Zach Fisher has studied primitive skills at Tom Brown Jr's Tracker School, which he considers to be the beginning of the education he was always looking for. He began teaching in 2011 and has since co-founded Earth Living Skills. He teaches and leads guided adventures for Discover Outdoors as well as several other earth skills based programs. His goal as a teacher and a student is to foster a deeper connection with natural world in the spirit of discovery and the maximizing of our human potential.

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Nov
23
12:00 PM12:00

PSYCHIC SATURDAYS - ASTROLOGY, TAROT, PALM READINGS & FLOWER ESSENCES

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Join us and this fabulous group of powerful women as they offer their skills in the art of palm reading, tarot reading, astrological consultations & flower essence consultations. They’ll be joining us a Saturday every month from noon to 4:00pm. Call or stop in to schedule a reading. Each month we will host some or all of the following readers.

We are honored to have Aimee Cavazzi, Palm Reader who has offered her services at Twin Star for special events, now joining us monthly to read palms for our customers!

Erin Mahollitz has been reading Tarot for almost 20 years. She approaches Tarot as a mirror that reflects the energies in life. Her readings activate the intuitive knowledge in her clients, engaging them as wise and empowered beings. She also teaches how use Tarot to boost personal magic and manifestation powers.

We are thrilled to host the wonderful and wildly popular Laura Watkins, Astrological Counselor Extraordinaire who has been sharing her gifts with the Apothecary since ins inception, for this monthly event.

Insightful Tarot reader Leah Joy has been skillfully offering readings in the Apothecary for the last year, sharing her love as an intuitive Tarot card reader!

ALL readings are $45 for 1/2 hour; $90 for an hour

Additionally, you can book an Astrological compatibility readings with Laura for $120

Haley Neddermann, Flower Essence Practitioner, will be offering consultations each month at Psychic Saturdays, or by appointment. Flower essences can help support emotional and spiritual wellness by flooding the body with the positive energy of plant allies. They are a subtle yet powerful healing tools that have no contraindications, and can be used for acute or chronic situations. During this time, you will have the opportunity to share what aspects of your life are in need of support or illumination. Each consultation includes creating a flower essence blend intended to support you on your unique healing journey. - 45 minute session - $55 + $5 for essence.

During Psychic Saturdays at Twin Star, you may also choose to co-create a flower essence blend with Haley that is inspired by insights gained in your astrology, tarot, or palm reading. Maybe there is a specific aspect of your reading that you want to integrate, heal, or deepen your relationship with - there's a flower essence for that! - 15 minute mini-session - $25 (includes essence)

Psychic Saturdays will be held monthly in the apothecary for a variety of readings. Stop in, call ahead at 860 350 0077, or contact Bekah at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com to reserve your appointment.

You can book one reading or all four! Bring some friends and make a day of it!

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Dec
4
6:30 PM18:30

Witch Crafting Wednesday: Holiday Wreath Making

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Witch Crafting Wednesday: Holiday Wreath Making with Haley Neddermann

Wednesday December 4, 2019, 6:30-8:30PM

Come join us for some cozy wreath & swag making with local evergreens. Herbalist Haley Neddermann will lead a circle in wreath crafting using local wild crafted plants and herbs, as well as a chat about tree lore relating to the holidays. We will explore the ways we can use evergreens throughout the seasons for healing, support and medicinal remedies. We'll be sipping on tree tea as we make some festive decorations for our homes and sacred spaces!

As an Herbalist & Flower Essence Practitioner, Haley hopes to inspire people to connect with the plants that grow around them, and empower them to incorporate those plants into their everyday life. What draws Haley in the most when studying herbal medicine, is learning about the ways plants help us heal on an emotional and spiritual level.

$25 pre-registered // $30 at drop in

Visit twinstartribe.com/events to sign up, email Bekah Sutter at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 for any questions.

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Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

13 Moons - A Healing Women's Circle: The Goddess

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This month Linda Shreve leads the circle celebrating: The Goddess


You are a goddess! Join Linda as she leads this month's moon circle exploring the stories of the goddesses across the world pantheon. We will explore their stories and archetypes, and how they are also found within our own narratives and within us. What goddess is calling to you?

Since the dawn of our existence women have been gathering together as daughters, sisters, mothers and as healers. Powerful stories have been shared, tears have been shed and many magical moments of healing, strength and love have occurred. It is in honor of this ancient tradition that the 13 Moons - A Women’s Healing Circle has been created. Beginning in January, each month meeting on the first Thursday (Jan & July the second Thursday), we will explore a variety of topics including: sacred healing, women’s plant allies and the wise woman tradition. We will create rituals for honoring our many phases and explore our role as women, sisters and community healers. The circle will be a private and sacred group, open and inclusive to all who identify as women and non-binary.

A song mistress, movement analyst, and storekeeper of the goddess traditions, Linda Shreve has been a long-time student of the energetic truth expressed between us all (humans, plants, animals, the rock and tree people, among others) in this world, and of deep listening. Linda has been leading Twin Star's: Goddess Within Us monthly circle for 3 years celebrating the divine feminine, and activating our in-dwelling goddesses. come with us as we dive into experiential exploration of one goddess per month, and her archetypal journey, Using RITUAL, STORYTELLING, guided meditation, movement, singing, meditative silence, gong baths, drawing, herbal, essential oil and flower essence plant partners, sacred stones and journaling. Visit our Trainings page for more information on how to join us!

$25 pre-registered // $30 at the door

Visit twinstartribe.com/events to sign up, email Bekah Sutter at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 with any questions.

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Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

Plant Wisdom Wednesday: Herbal Gift Making

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Plant Wisdom Wednesday: Herbal Gift Making
with Community Herbalist Bekah Sutter

It's that time of year when we start thinking of giving and gifting. What better way to do that than to make something by hand and from the heart? In this two hour workshop we will learn how and make several handmade herbal gifts featuring herbal bath bombs, peppermint lip balm, evergreen smudge bundles and herbal ornaments! Go home with a gift bag filled with these goodies and recipes to make them again and again! We hope you join us for this fun and playful night of making herbal and natural gifts!


Bekah Sutter is a blossoming community herbalist & artist residing in the rolling hills of Northwest Connecticut. Bekah's passion lies in combining the healing physical, energetic & plant spirit magic of the herbal world with the creating of beautiful hand-crafted artwork and herbal remedies.

$25 pre-registered // $30 at drop in

Visit twinstartribe.com/events to sign up, email Bekah Sutter at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 for any questions


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Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

13 Suns: A Monthly Men's Circle

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Re-immerse yourself in the ancient wisdom of the Sacred Masculine with monthly gatherings that celebrate and honor the inner wise warrior. We will create rituals for honoring and exploring roles as men, brothers and community healers. The circle will be a private and sacred group, open and inclusive to all who identify as men or non-binary. Sharing stories, songs, and moments of healing, we will explore a variety of topics each month.

The first class will be available by donation, subsequent circles will be $25 pre-register/$30 at the door. Call us at 860-350-0077 to let us know if you are interested in coming, or email info@twinstartribe.com.

13 Suns 2019 Dates:

November 14
December 12

Visit twinstartribe.com/events to sign up, email info@twinstartribe.com, or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 with any questions.

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Dec
18
6:30 PM18:30

Earth Living Skills: The Art of Intuition

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with Zach Fisher

This is a workshop that explores the depths of our human intuition. Centuries of conditioning has taught us to question ourselves, to think with the act on our logical impulses rather than our instinctual ones. Using meditation, games, and discussion, we will see if we can get our hearts and minds to work together as one. Our ancestors did it, all the animals do it, awaken your senses to a magical depth.

Zach Fisher has studied primitive skills at Tom Brown Jr's Tracker School, which he considers to be the beginning of the education he was always looking for. He began teaching in 2011 and has since co-founded Earth Living Skills. He teaches and leads guided adventures for Discover Outdoors as well as several other earth skills based programs. His goal as a teacher and a student is to foster a deeper connection with natural world in the spirit of discovery and the maximizing of our human potential.


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Dec
21
12:00 PM12:00

PSYCHIC SATURDAYS - ASTROLOGY, TAROT, PALM READINGS & FLOWER ESSENCES

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Join us and this fabulous group of powerful women as they offer their skills in the art of palm reading, tarot reading, astrological consultations & flower essence consultations. They’ll be joining us a Saturday every month from noon to 4:00pm. Call or stop in to schedule a reading. Each month we will host some or all of the following readers.

We are honored to have Aimee Cavazzi, Palm Reader who has offered her services at Twin Star for special events, now joining us monthly to read palms for our customers!

Erin Mahollitz has been reading Tarot for almost 20 years. She approaches Tarot as a mirror that reflects the energies in life. Her readings activate the intuitive knowledge in her clients, engaging them as wise and empowered beings. She also teaches how use Tarot to boost personal magic and manifestation powers.

We are thrilled to host the wonderful and wildly popular Laura Watkins, Astrological Counselor Extraordinaire who has been sharing her gifts with the Apothecary since ins inception, for this monthly event.

Insightful Tarot reader Leah Joy has been skillfully offering readings in the Apothecary for the last year, sharing her love as an intuitive Tarot card reader!

ALL readings are $45 for 1/2 hour; $90 for an hour

Additionally, you can book an Astrological compatibility readings with Laura for $120

Haley Neddermann, Flower Essence Practitioner, will be offering consultations each month at Psychic Saturdays, or by appointment. Flower essences can help support emotional and spiritual wellness by flooding the body with the positive energy of plant allies. They are a subtle yet powerful healing tools that have no contraindications, and can be used for acute or chronic situations. During this time, you will have the opportunity to share what aspects of your life are in need of support or illumination. Each consultation includes creating a flower essence blend intended to support you on your unique healing journey. - 45 minute session - $55 + $5 for essence.

During Psychic Saturdays at Twin Star, you may also choose to co-create a flower essence blend with Haley that is inspired by insights gained in your astrology, tarot, or palm reading. Maybe there is a specific aspect of your reading that you want to integrate, heal, or deepen your relationship with - there's a flower essence for that! - 15 minute mini-session - $25 (includes essence)

Psychic Saturdays will be held monthly in the apothecary for a variety of readings. Stop in, call ahead at 860 350 0077, or contact Bekah at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com to reserve your appointment.

You can book one reading or all four! Bring some friends and make a day of it!

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25
to Mar 3

Flower Essence Practitioner Training in Costa Rica

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Flower Essence Practitioner Training with Lupo & our Friends at Wild Ginger Community Herbal Center (formally Centro Ashé).

Join us in the abundant Talamanca region of Costa Rica for this in depth immersion into tropical plants and essences. While we will be working directly with the beautiful tropical flowers that surround us, and learning from local and indigenous healing traditions. Participants will learn skills that are applicable across the globe. Students will receive a Flower Essence Practitioner certificate after completed additional consultations in their own communities from Twin Star Herbal Education.

Registration information can be found HERE

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Sep
11
6:30 PM18:30

Botanical Cocktail Crafting

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Plant Wisdom Wednesday: Summertime Botanical Cocktail Crafting with Lupo Passero & Friends

Join Lupo Passero & Friends for this crafty cocktail play shop! With our gardens in full bloom at the hight of the summer, it is prime time to treat ourselves with some creative & refreshing herbal cocktails. In this introductory event we will go over a brief history of Botanical Spirits, and practical uses and review of popular herbs including rosemary,  lavender, peppermint, & many more. We will also explore some simple herbal recipes like syrups, bitters, infusions and more to add to your herbal cocktails or mocktails. Together we will craft some sample drinks and enjoy a summer evening with delicious herbs.


$25 pre-registered // $30 at drop in

Visit twinstartribe.com/events to sign up, email Bekah Sutter at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 for any questions

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Sep
5
6:30 PM18:30

13 Moons - A Healing Women's Circle: Altar Magic

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This month Erin Mahollitz leads the circle celebrating Altar Magic.

Join us for this month’s sacred sisterhood moon circle – focusing on Altar Magic. In this circle we explore how altars can be used to connect us with Spirit, boost personal magic, and ground us. Learn and share how and where altars can be created. Grow a list of tools and practices for building altars that support personal development and manifestation powers. We will have a guided meditation to connect us with Spirit and listen for a heart’s desire. Finally, we will create individual altars to take home.

Since the dawn of our existence women have been gathering together as daughters, sisters, mothers and as healers. Powerful stories have been shared, tears have been shed and many magical moments of healing, strength and love have occurred. It is in honor of this ancient tradition that the 13 Moons - A Women’s Healing Circle has been created. Beginning in January, each month meeting on the first Thursday (Jan & July the second Thursday), we will explore a variety of topics including: sacred healing, women’s plant allies and the wise woman tradition. We will create rituals for honoring our many phases and explore our role as women, sisters and community healers. The circle will be a private and sacred group, open and inclusive to all who identify as women.

Erin is a Tarot Reader, House Witch, Artist, and Educator with over 20 years of experience creating magical interiors.

13 Moon 2019 Dates:
September 5th
October 3rd
November 7th
December 5th
*second Thursday due to Holiday

$25 pre-registered // $30 at the door

Visit twinstartribe.com/events to sign up, email Bekah Sutter at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 with any questions.

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Sep
4
6:30 PM18:30

Witch Crafting Wednesday: Watercolors and Wild Flowers

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with Bekah Sutter

Join artist and herbalist, Bekah Sutter, for a fun night of art and herbs! Pairing our love for our plant friends and the truth of universal creative expression, we will explore our inner artists and connection to nature. No artistic experience needed! This play shop is open to all levels. We will start the night with a special guided meditation and smudging to set creative intentions and vibes. A short tutorial and examples will be provided. Watercolor paints and other materials will be supplied for exploring abstract creative expression, while we make personal art along side each other. Wild flowers and healing herbs, both pressed and fresh, will then be available to collage over our abstract watercolor. Leave with your very own piece of unique herbal artwork!

Bekah Sutter is a blossoming community herbalist, artist, baker and a grad of TwinStar's programs. She has been studying healing herbs for four years and spends much of her time working at the Community Apothecary in downtown New Milford, CT. Bekah's passion lies in combining the healing magic of the plant world and creating beautiful hand-crafted herbal remedies and artwork.

Our Wednesday Night Series: Witch Crafting Wednesday! This monthly drop-in event is witchy, creative and fun! Each month we will gather and learn about a mystical topic and create a handmade craft together. From crystals, to love potions, manifesting, to dream catchers and more, each gathering is meant to reignite your intuition, bring on the magical vibes, and light your inner creative fire. Come get witchy and crafty with us!

$25 pre-registered // $30 at the door

Visit twinstartribe.com/events to sign up, email Bekah Sutter at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 for any questions


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Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

Plant Partner: Borage

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Presented by Haley Neddermann

This cooling summer time plant blooms from July to September. Part of the flowering Boraginaceae family, borage produces lovely drooping bright blue flowers which are prized by pollinators. Borage is most often grown for its seeds that are collected and used for producing borage seed oil. Join us in learning more!

Sometimes learning about healing herbs can be overwhelming. There are so many plants to meet and learn about! Even in one cup of tea there can be a beautiful synergy of a dozen different herbs, flowers, roots and more!

Here at Twin Star we like to think of plants as friends, allies, & partners. Much like new friends, it is much easier and magical getting to know each Plant Partner one by one. Join us in this new monthly event at Twin Star Herbal Education as we take the time to meet one plant ally at a time. We will discuss botany, parts used, actions, energies, traditional uses, essences, remedies and more! There will be visual and tangible examples of the herb, along with various different remedies made with the herb to taste, smell and feel. Each month you will go home with informational handouts, herbal remedy recipes and some dried herb or remedy to experiment with!

This is a great opportunity for anyone who is brand new to the healing herbal world wanting to learn about healing plants and perfect for the budding herbalist to dive deeper in relationship with our herbal allies.

$25 pre-registered // $30 at the door

Visit twinstartribe.com/events to sign up, email Bekah Sutter at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 for any questions

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Aug
24
12:00 PM12:00

PSYCHIC SATURDAYS - ASTROLOGY, TAROT, PALM READINGS & FLOWER ESSENCES

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Join us and this fabulous group of powerful women as they offer their skills in the art of palm reading, tarot reading, astrological consultations & flower essence consultations. They’ll be joining us a Saturday every month from noon to 4:00pm. Call or stop in to schedule a reading. Each month we will host some or all of the following readers.

We are honored to have Aimee Cavazzi, Palm Reader who has offered her services at Twin Star for special events, now joining us monthly to read palms for our customers!

Erin Mahollitz has been reading Tarot for almost 20 years. She approaches Tarot as a mirror that reflects the energies in life. Her readings activate the intuitive knowledge in her clients, engaging them as wise and empowered beings. She also teaches how use Tarot to boost personal magic and manifestation powers.

We are thrilled to host the wonderful and wildly popular Laura Watkins, Astrological Counselor Extraordinaire who has been sharing her gifts with the Apothecary since ins inception, for this monthly event.

Insightful Tarot reader Leah Joy has been skillfully offering readings in the Apothecary for the last year, sharing her love as an intuitive Tarot card reader!

ALL readings are $45 for 1/2 hour; $90 for an hour

Additionally, you can book an Astrological compatibility readings with Laura for $120

Haley Neddermann, Flower Essence Practitioner, will be offering consultations each month at Psychic Saturdays, or by appointment. Flower essences can help support emotional and spiritual wellness by flooding the body with the positive energy of plant allies. They are a subtle yet powerful healing tools that have no contraindications, and can be used for acute or chronic situations. During this time, you will have the opportunity to share what aspects of your life are in need of support or illumination. Each consultation includes creating a flower essence blend intended to support you on your unique healing journey. - 45 minute session - $55 + $5 for essence.

During Psychic Saturdays at Twin Star, you may also choose to co-create a flower essence blend with Haley that is inspired by insights gained in your astrology, tarot, or palm reading. Maybe there is a specific aspect of your reading that you want to integrate, heal, or deepen your relationship with - there's a flower essence for that! - 15 minute mini-session - $25 (includes essence)

Psychic Saturdays will be held monthly in the apothecary for a variety of readings. Stop in, call ahead at 860 350 0077, or contact Bekah at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com to reserve your appointment.

You can book one reading or all four! Bring some friends and make a day of it!

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Aug
17
1:00 PM13:00

Late Summer Plant Walk

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Late Summer Plant Walk with Haley Neddermann

A late summer plant walk with some of our favorite plant friends! Learn how to identify local medicinal plants, understand their lifecycles, and become familiar with some of their practical and medicinal applications. 

We will meet at Lover’s Leap State Park in New Milford.

For any questions regarding this event, please call 860-350-0077, or email Haley at haleytwinstar@gmail.com.

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Aug
13
6:00 PM18:00

Backyard Herbalism Summer Series

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Meets one Tuesday evening a week for 5 weeks from 6-8:30 pm

2019 Dates August 13, 20, 27, September 3 & 10

Join is for this fun filled annual summer series!  Classes will meet weekly and will cover topics including: the wise woman tradition of healing, summer skin care, herbal support for stress, the medicinal uses of popular garden plants, wild weeds, kitchen remedies and much more.  This course will also include an introduction to both essential oils and flower essences.  Throughout this course you will form intimate relationships with over 20 popular herbal remedies.  Please email us at info@twinstartribe.com with any questions. The cost for the workshop includes all material, handouts and weekly herbs and remedies to take home.

"A fabulous introduction to the wonderful world of herbs. Let Twin Star empower you to better health!" -Beverly D.

Payments can be made in full or you may pay the $75 deposit to hold your space. 

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Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

Magical Henna: Adorning the Body

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Witch Crafting Wednesday: Magical Henna: Adorning the Body with Ashley Merritt

Join us for our new Wednesday Night Series: Witch Crafting Wednesday! This monthly drop-in event is witchy, creative and fun! Each month we will gather and learn about a mystical topic and create a handmade craft together. From crystals, to love potions, manifesting, to dream catchers and more, each gathering is meant to reignite your intuition, bring on the magical vibes, and light your inner creative fire. Come get witchy and crafty with us!

Henna, also known as Mehndi, is a dye prepared from the plant Lawsonia inermis. In this play-shop Ashley Merritt will introduce you into the world of healing henna. We will discuss traditional uses of the herb, use in modern age, as well as some techniques when applying henna. We will explore ways to use henna to adorn, empower and heal our sacred body temples. Each participant will go home with their own henna powder to mix at home and an applicator to continue practice and play. We will also take time to practice in class to understand the basics and feel more confident using henna on yourself, friends and family at home.

Ashley is an artist and reiki practitioner who has been studying wild edibles from a young age and 2 years ago took the dive into herbal medicine. She has been a practicing henna artist at local events such as The Hudson Valley Holistic Market and the Dover Plains Farmers Market. Ashley mixes her own henna paste and infuses it with reiki energy to give this already naturally healing plant an extra boost of love and healing energy.

$25 pre-registered // $30 at the door

Visit twinstartribe.com/events to sign up, email Bekah Sutter at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 for any questions

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Aug
1
6:30 PM18:30

13 Moons - A Healing Women's Circle: Shadow Medicine

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This month Haley Neddermann leads the circle celebrating Shadow Medicine.

Join us for this month’s sacred sisterhood moon circle – focusing on shadow medicine. Light and shadow are both important to our growth and spiritual well-being. When we embrace our shadow, we deepen our intuitive powers and awaken awareness of our hidden strengths and gifts. During this circle, we will cultivate compassion for our shadow self by exploring plant, animal and other allies that can guide us through this realm.

Since the dawn of our existence women have been gathering together as daughters, sisters, mothers and as healers. Powerful stories have been shared, tears have been shed and many magical moments of healing, strength and love have occurred. It is in honor of this ancient tradition that the 13 Moons - A Women’s Healing Circle has been created. Beginning in January, each month meeting on the first Thursday (Jan & July the second Thursday), we will explore a variety of topics including: sacred healing, women’s plant allies and the wise woman tradition. We will create rituals for honoring our many phases and explore our role as women, sisters and community healers. The circle will be a private and sacred group, open and inclusive to all who identify as women.

As an Herbalist & Flower Essence Practitioner, Haley hopes to inspire people to connect with the plants that grow around them, and empower them to incorporate those plants into their everyday life. What draws Haley in the most when studying herbal medicine, is learning about the ways plants help us heal on an emotional and spiritual level.

13 Moon 2019 Dates:
August 1st
September 5th
October 3rd
November 7th
December 5th
*second Thursday due to Holiday

$25 pre-registered // $30 at the door

Visit twinstartribe.com/events to sign up, email Bekah Sutter at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 with any questions.


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Aug
1
to Aug 7

The Spirit of Ireland Plant Wisdom Retreat

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Come, join us and explore the Sacred Emerald Isle on our 2019 Ireland retreat with Herbalists and Flower Essence Practitioners Lupo Passero & Brooke Sullivan.  We are excited to share our great grandmother’s birthplace with you and to explore these ancient lands of magic and gentle mysticism, quite a nurturing seat of Soul to be found on the planet.

This retreat is a collaboration between Twin Star Tribe & The Wild Temple: two amazing, groundbreaking schools spanning from California to California, offering an exciting range of classes, programs, workshops and retreats around the world.

Join us for this adventure of a lifetime & discover for yourself the magic of Ireland’s great heart.

This trip is perfect for all levels of herbal experience; whether you are a beginner, the “budding” herbalist or if you’re an experienced herbalist and would like a deeper understanding of sacred plant medicine. This a plant-centric, cultural tour of incredibly potent + sacred sites! Each day will include time with our herbal allies, interaction with the local plants and time for exploring the rich history of this sacred land. At the end of this tour, each participant will be awarded a Certificate of Completion to commemorate what we have discovered and learned on this trip. August 1 - 7 2019

For updates and more information sign up HERE

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Jul
27
12:00 PM12:00

PSYCHIC SATURDAYS - ASTROLOGY, TAROT, PALM READINGS & FLOWER ESSENCES

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Join us and this fabulous group of powerful women as they offer their skills in the art of palm reading, tarot reading, astrological consultations & flower essence consultations. They’ll be joining us a Saturday every month from noon to 4:00pm. Call or stop in to schedule a reading. Each month we will host some or all of the following readers.

We are honored to have Aimee Cavazzi, Palm Reader who has offered her services at Twin Star for special events, now joining us monthly to read palms for our customers!

Erin Mahollitz has been reading Tarot for almost 20 years. She approaches Tarot as a mirror that reflects the energies in life. Her readings activate the intuitive knowledge in her clients, engaging them as wise and empowered beings. She also teaches how use Tarot to boost personal magic and manifestation powers.

We are thrilled to host the wonderful and wildly popular Laura Watkins, Astrological Counselor Extraordinaire who has been sharing her gifts with the Apothecary since ins inception, for this monthly event.

Insightful Tarot reader Leah Joy has been skillfully offering readings in the Apothecary for the last year, sharing her love as an intuitive Tarot card reader!

ALL readings are $45 for 1/2 hour; $90 for an hour

Additionally, you can book an Astrological compatibility readings with Laura for $120

Haley Neddermann, Flower Essence Practitioner, will be offering consultations each month at Psychic Saturdays, or by appointment. Flower essences can help support emotional and spiritual wellness by flooding the body with the positive energy of plant allies. They are a subtle yet powerful healing tools that have no contraindications, and can be used for acute or chronic situations. During this time, you will have the opportunity to share what aspects of your life are in need of support or illumination. Each consultation includes creating a flower essence blend intended to support you on your unique healing journey. - 45 minute session - $55 + $5 for essence.

During Psychic Saturdays at Twin Star, you may also choose to co-create a flower essence blend with Haley that is inspired by insights gained in your astrology, tarot, or palm reading. Maybe there is a specific aspect of your reading that you want to integrate, heal, or deepen your relationship with - there's a flower essence for that! - 15 minute mini-session - $25 (includes essence)

Psychic Saturdays will be held monthly in the apothecary for a variety of readings. Stop in, call ahead at 860 350 0077, or contact Bekah at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com to reserve your appointment.

You can book one reading or all four! Bring some friends and make a day of it!

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Jul
24
6:30 PM18:30

Plant Partner: Self-Heal

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Presented by Bekah Sutter

Here's a little taste of Self Heal: Self-heal is a non-aromatic member of the mint family, characterized by square stems and irregular flowers. This beautiful plant has been traditionally used and is currently being studied for treating herpes, cancer, and diabetes. Self-heal is also edible! The young leaves and stems can be eaten raw in salads, and the whole plant can be boiled and eaten as a potherb. Join us in learning more!

Sometimes learning about healing herbs can be overwhelming. There are so many plants to meet and learn about! Even in one cup of tea there can be a beautiful synergy of a dozen different herbs, flowers, roots and more!

Here at Twin Star we like to think of plants as friends, allies, & partners. Much like new friends, it is much easier and magical getting to know each Plant Partner one by one. Join us in this new monthly event at Twin Star Herbal Education as we take the time to meet one plant ally at a time. We will discuss botany, parts used, actions, energies, traditional uses, essences, remedies and more! There will be visual and tangible examples of the herb, along with various different remedies made with the herb to taste, smell and feel. Each month you will go home with informational handouts, herbal remedy recipes and some dried herb or remedy to experiment with!

This is a great opportunity for anyone who is brand new to the healing herbal world wanting to learn about healing plants and perfect for the budding herbalist to dive deeper in relationship with our herbal allies.

$25 pre-registered // $30 at the door

Visit twinstartribe.com/events to sign up, email Bekah Sutter at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 for any questions

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Jul
24
to Jul 30

Journey to Avalon Sacred Plants + Flower Essence Retreat in England

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From one of our favorite cities London, to visit the father of the flowers at the Bach Centre (for two days of classes and training) to the sacred wells of Glastonbury, to the stone people of Avebury, to the ancient Roman bathhouses of Bath. In-between time spent making herbal medicine and plant spirit rituals. Receive certification through The Wild Temple or Twin Star Tribe and a Level 1 certificate from the Bach Center.

This retreat is a collaboration between The Wild Temple & Twin Star Tribe, two amazing, ground-breaking schools spanning from California to Connecticut and offering an exciting range of classes, programs, workshops and retreats around the world. Join us for this adventure of a lifetime & discover for yourself the magic of Ireland’s great heart.

July 24-30th

For updates and more information sign up HERE

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Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

13 Moons - A Healing Women's Circle: Summer Solstice

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This month Bekah Sutter leads the circle celebrating Summer Solstice.

Join us for this month’s sacred sisterhood moon circle – focusing on the celebration of summertime, the south direction, the fire element, passion and creativity!

Since the dawn of our existence women have been gathering together as daughters, sisters, mothers and as healers. Powerful stories have been shared, tears have been shed and many magical moments of healing, strength and love have occurred. It is in honor of this ancient tradition that the 13 Moons - A Women’s Healing Circle has been created. Beginning in January, each month meeting on the first Thursday (Jan & July the second Thursday), we will explore a variety of topics including: sacred healing, women’s plant allies and the wise woman tradition. We will create rituals for honoring our many phases and explore our role as women, sisters and community healers. The circle will be a private and sacred group, open and inclusive to all who identify as women.

Bekah is a blossoming community herbalist & artist residing in the rolling hills of Northwest Connecticut. Bekah's passion lies in combining the healing physical, energetic & plant spirit magic of the herbal world with the creating of beautiful hand-crafted artwork and herbal remedies.

13 Moon 2019 Dates:
July 11th*
August 1st
September 5th
October 3rd
November 7th
December 5th
*second Thursday due to Holiday

$25 pre-registered // $30 at the door

Visit twinstartribe.com/events to sign up, email Bekah Sutter at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 for any questions

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Jul
10
6:30 PM18:30

Summer Medicinal Plant Walk

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Plant Wisdom Wednesday: Summer Medicinal Plant Walk

with Haley Neddermann

July 10th, 2019, 6:30-8:30PM

We hope you will be able to venture out with us during this beautiful and blooming time of the season and meet some of our local plant allies. Herbalist Haley Neddermann will lead us on a summer wild plant walk through downtown New Milford. Together, we will learn how to identify local medicinal plants, understand their lifecycles, and highlight some of their practical and medicinal applications. Bring your medicinal plant guides and magnifying loops if you have them! We will be meeting at the apothecary, and checking out what we have growing in our garden, as well as what medicinal plants can be found downtown. A great way to find out how abundantly our favorite plant allies grow all around us!

As an Herbalist & Flower Essence Practitioner, Haley hopes to inspire people to connect with the plants that grow around them, and empower them to incorporate those plants into their everyday life. What draws Haley in the most when studying herbal medicine, is learning about the ways plants help us heal on an emotional and spiritual level.


$25 pre-registered // $30 at drop in

Visit twinstartribe.com/events to sign up, email Bekah Sutter at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 for any questions

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Jul
3
6:30 PM18:30

The Kitchen Witch: Eating as Ritual for Health and Healing

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Witch Crafting Wednesday: The Kitchen Witch: Eating as Ritual for Health and Healing with Morgan Detering

Join us for our new Wednesday Night Series: Witch Crafting Wednesday! This monthly drop-in event is witchy, creative and fun! Each month we will gather and learn about a mystical topic and create a handmade craft together. From crystals, to love potions, manifesting, to dream catchers and more, each gathering is meant to reignite your intuition, bring on the magical vibes, and light your inner creative fire. Come get witchy and crafty with us!

For many of us, food is often perceived as the enemy. We constantly battle what to eat, when to eat and how to eat, finding ourselves disconnected from the pure essence and pleasure of what nourishing our bodies can look like. Following fad diets or listening to what worked for others leads us to neglect what works for us. In this class, Morgan Detering will guide participants to explore how creating mealtime rituals can heal the relationship we have with food, our bodies and ultimately our health. As a group we will prepare a light meal in the context of ceremony and then sit together in circle and enjoy the fruits Mother Nature, and the company of fellow brothers and sisters.

Morgan is a trained Life Coach, Spiritual Guide, and budding Herbalist. Her life long journey of self development and personal growth, as well as her own healing around food, body and Self Love, are some of the many things that brought her to Twin Star. A forever student of life, Morgan deeply cherishes all opportunity’s to share what she has been taught with others, and to hold the space for growth and expansion of all around her.

$25 pre-registered // $30 at the door

Visit twinstartribe.com/events to sign up, email Bekah Sutter at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 for any questions

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Jun
29
12:00 PM12:00

PSYCHIC SATURDAYS - ASTROLOGY, TAROT, PALM READINGS & FLOWER ESSENCES

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Join us and this fabulous group of powerful women as they offer their skills in the art of palm reading, tarot reading, astrological consultations & flower essence consultations. They’ll be joining us a Saturday every month from noon to 4:00pm. Call or stop in to schedule a reading. Each month we will host some or all of the following readers.

We are honored to have Aimee Cavazzi, Palm Reader who has offered her services at Twin Star for special events, now joining us monthly to read palms for our customers!

Erin Mahollitz has been reading Tarot for almost 20 years. She approaches Tarot as a mirror that reflects the energies in life. Her readings activate the intuitive knowledge in her clients, engaging them as wise and empowered beings. She also teaches how use Tarot to boost personal magic and manifestation powers.

We are thrilled to host the wonderful and wildly popular Laura Watkins, Astrological Counselor Extraordinaire who has been sharing her gifts with the Apothecary since ins inception, for this monthly event.

Insightful Tarot reader Leah Joy has been skillfully offering readings in the Apothecary for the last year, sharing her love as an intuitive Tarot card reader!

ALL readings are $45 for 1/2 hour; $90 for an hour

Additionally, you can book an Astrological compatibility readings with Laura for $120

Haley Neddermann, Flower Essence Practitioner, will be offering consultations each month at Psychic Saturdays, or by appointment. Flower essences can help support emotional and spiritual wellness by flooding the body with the positive energy of plant allies. They are a subtle yet powerful healing tools that have no contraindications, and can be used for acute or chronic situations. During this time, you will have the opportunity to share what aspects of your life are in need of support or illumination. Each consultation includes creating a flower essence blend intended to support you on your unique healing journey. - 45 minute session - $55 + $5 for essence.

During Psychic Saturdays at Twin Star, you may also choose to co-create a flower essence blend with Haley that is inspired by insights gained in your astrology, tarot, or palm reading. Maybe there is a specific aspect of your reading that you want to integrate, heal, or deepen your relationship with - there's a flower essence for that! - 15 minute mini-session - $25 (includes essence)

Psychic Saturdays will be held monthly in the apothecary for a variety of readings. Stop in, call ahead at 860 350 0077, or contact Bekah at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com to reserve your appointment.

You can book one reading or all four! Bring some friends and make a day of it!

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Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

Plant Partner :: RED CLOVER ::

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Presented by HALEY NEDDERMANN

Sometimes learning about healing herbs can be overwhelming. There are so many plants to meet and learn about! Even in one cup of tea there can be a beautiful synergy of a dozen different herbs, flowers, roots and more!

Here at Twin Star we like to think of plants as friends, allies, & partners. Much like new friends, it is much easier and magical getting to know each Plant Partner one by one. Join us in this new monthly event at Twin Star Herbal Education as we take the time to meet one plant ally at a time. We will discuss botany, parts used, actions, energies, traditional uses, essences, remedies and more! There will be visual and tangible examples of the herb, along with various different remedies made with the herb to taste, smell and feel. Each month you will go home with informational handouts, herbal remedy recipes and some dried herb to experiment with!

This is a great opportunity for anyone who is brand new to the healing herbal world wanting to learn about healing plants and perfect for the budding herbalist to dive deeper in relationship with our herbal allies.

Investment: $25

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Jun
26
9:30 AM09:30

EARTH SPIRIT: AN INTRODUCTION TO PLANT SPIRIT HEALING, PRIMITIVE NATURE CONNECTION & NATIVE HEALING TRADITION

Join Herbalist & Plant Spirit Healing Practitioner Lupo Passero, Primitive Skills Instructor Zach Fisher and Special Guest Mohegan Tribal Elder & Herbalist,Chris “Turtle" Harris

Meets one Wednesday a month June - December 9:30-5:30

New Class Beginning June 2019 Dates: 6/26, 7/17, 8/28, 9/25, 10/23, 11/20 and 12/18  

Summer Solstice though Winter Solstice

This 100 Hour Herbal & Spiritual Healing Course (56 classroom/44 Home Study)

The Earth Spirit program recognizes that the body, mind and soul are all equally important components when it comes to healing all dis-ease and human ailments. It encompasses the idea that the divine within each living thing (plant, animal, mineral) is ultimately connected and this cohesive energy can be tapped into and utilized by all for better health and wellness. During this 7 month program we will explore the intuitive plant spirit healing philosophy by combining the use of sacred herbal remedies and traditional/indigenous healing practices. We will explore ancient concepts of nature awareness and other foundations of earth living skills as we journey each month  through the seven sacred directions and come into right relationship with ourselves and all beings. A variety of traditional modalities will be shared including healing with sacred stones, herbs, flower essences, plant spirit bathing, medicinal oils, prayers, song, journeying and tracking. This class will be a sacred spiritual journey. No previous training required.

The total cost for the course is $1500.  You can reserve your spot by making a deposit below or by paying in full or by sending a check, please include enrollment form. Monthly payment plans available, inquire within.  

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Jun
22
1:00 PM13:00

Medicinal Plant Walk

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Medicinal Plant Walk

with Haley Neddermann

Come take a walk with us and greet some of our favorite spring plant allies! Learn how to identify local medicinal plants, understand their lifecycles, and become familiar with some of their practical and medicinal applications.

We will meet at Harrybrooke Park in New Milford.

For any questions regarding this event, call 860-350-0077 or email Haley at haleytwinstar@gmail.com.

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Jun
21
to Jun 22

Moon, Serpent and Bone Night Market

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Twin Star is so very excited to be participating in the Moon, Serpent and Bone Oddities & Curiosities Night Market for Summer Solstice! We will be launching some very magical herbal teas, aromatic spritzers, elixirs, herbal ritual kits and more! More sneak peaks on that soon. In the meantime, plan to come out to this exciting market and celebrations. There is sure to be other wonderful and unique vendors, fire dancers, music and entertainment.

Visit moonserpentandbone.com for more info!

Summer Solstice Festival

In celebration of Summer Solstice, we welcome the height of Summer and the element of Fire! 

We invite you to experience all of the hidden dark treasures of our live entertainment, delectable concessions, unique crafters, makers, artists, taxidermists, magick makers, psychics, and the unusual to show their wares and talents in this one of a kind Night Market.

Location and Event Times:
University Settlement Camp
724 Wolcott Avenue
Beacon, New York 12508
Friday, June 21st, 2019
6pm to Midnight

$3 Admission Fee
18 years and older advised

Parents/Guardians use your discretion. Some subject matter may not be suitable for persons under the age of 18 years.

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Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Fox Walking, Plants Talking: A Nature Awareness Play-Shop

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Fox Walking, Plants Talking, Nature Awareness Play Shop with Zach Fisher & Lupo Passero

If you ask any indigenous medicine man or women how they learned about the medicinal uses of the plants, they will tell you that the plants told them.  This type of deep natural instinct is alive in all of us, but many of us have forgotten how to harness that connection.  In this afternoon play shop, we will cover the principles of Instinct and Awareness, how we can use them to enhance our everyday experiences as nature lovers, herbalists and animal enthusiasts. We will discover how to move with nature and let our senses play freely using exercises and games to reawaken our inner dialogue and intuition.  We will collectively work to deepen our awareness and understanding of how animals and plants “speak” to us. There are so many layers to this experience, and a fantastic class for folks of all ages.

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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Nettle: Ancestral Plant Relationships

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with Lupo Passero & Zach Fisher

Our ancestors come in not only human form, but in plant form as well. Human beings and plants beings have been co-evolving together for over 200,000 years. There is a unspoken language between plants and people that our ancestors knew and understood. Deciphering the Language of Plants is an imperative for building and fostering “right” relationships with all living beings. Our ancestors knew each plant and tree intimately and could tell you the story of each species including its medicinal, edible, and utilitarian uses, but more importantly the spiritual and emotional healing virtues as well.

The Ancestral Plant Relationship Series is about re-membering plant medicine in all of its forms and deepening our close and personal understanding of the green world. We will work with a different plant or tree each class and will include and overview and introduction to the medicinal, edible, utilitarian & spiritual uses. We will spend the day thoroughly getting to know each plant as an individual, will make a variety of preparations with the plant and will end the day with Green Breath, a shamanic plant spirit ceremony which offers the participants a chance to journey into with the spirit of the plant.

All participants will make and take home several nettle herbal and primitive preparations.

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Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

Woodland First Aid For Herbalists & Survivalists

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with Lupo Passero and Zach Fisher

This afternoon outdoor workshop designed to combine modern first aid practicality with ancient plant medicine know how.  We will cover how to respond to medical emergencies when immediate help is not available while covering some of the historical and Native ethnobotanical uses of our local plants here in the Northeastern U.S.  Participants will learn some of the basics of plant-based first aid applications including when and what plants to harvest and how to process and administer them.  Participants will also get to see a blueprint of how to build a plant-based first aid kit.  

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Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Energy Clearing and Protection for the Energy Sensitive

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with Deana Paqua of Embody the Sacred

If you dread crowded gatherings, going to the mall or grocery shopping, or feel drained in certain situations or around certain people, this class is for you. Join us for learning several techniques for clearing and protecting your personal energy with cross-cultural, ancient and contemporary energy medicine techniques to support the energy sensitive, empathic, and those in the healing arts, caring and teaching professions. We will focus on techniques to incorporate into everyday life to cleanse, protect and empower yourself so that you can move into the Spring with greater comfort and ease. We will explore and practice hands-on techniques that you can use in everyday life to feel more strength, clarity and vitality. We will also explore tools and remedies you can incorporate into your everyday routine.

Cost: $75
Contact: To register, contact Deana Paqua at 203-994-5045 or deana.paqua@gmail.com.

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Jun
12
6:30 PM18:30

Herbs and Essences for Heart Healing

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Plant Wisdom Wednesday: Herbs and Essences for Heart Healing with Haley Neddermann

Through our hearts, we experience emotions ranging from grief and sorrow, to joy and love. How can we take care of this vital organ that senses so much of the world around us? During this workshop, we will explore our individual heart's needs through guided meditation, discussion, and other activities. We will talk about herbs, flower essences, and other healing tools that can protect our heart's vulnerabilities as well as improves its capacity to fully express and receive joy and love. We will also craft individualized remedies for everyone to take home. 

Haley has been taking classes at Twin Star since 2014, completing trainings that include Foundations of Herbalism, Practices and Protocols of Herbalism, Flower Essence Practitioner Training in Costa Rica, and the Seed to Market Advanced Herbal Training. Before coming to Twin Star, she completed her bachelor's degree in Natural History and Environmental Humanities at Sterling College (VT), so her knowledge of plants also extends to their ecological roles and stories. Currently, Haley is working in the apothecary after completing Twin Star’s 7 month mentorship program as an Herbal Apprentice. She spends her days blending teas, inventorying our selection of beautiful herbs, wildcrafting, coming up with new recipes, and much more. What draws Haley in the most when studying herbal medicine, is learning about the ways plants help us heal on an emotional and spiritual level. As an herbalist, she hopes to inspire people to connect with the plants that grow around them, and empower them to incorporate those plants into their everyday life.

$25 pre-registered // $30 at the door

Visit twinstartribe.com/events to sign up, email Bekah Sutter at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 for any questions

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Jun
8
11:00 AM11:00

Bow Drill Friction Fire Class

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Learn how your ancestors did it!  Before lighters, there was friction fire.  We'll be studying and experiencing one of the most consistent of many different methods: The Bow Drill.  It has duel purpose as a fire maker or as a drill, making it extra useful.  Students will learn about history as well as how to carve and use the kit.  Each student goes home with their personal kit that they make from local trees.

Zach Fisher is a Primitive Skills instructor and practitioner living in the Hudson Valley.  He has attended classes and workshops at the Tom Brown Jr Tracker School in New Jersey since 2010.  He is a professional outdoor adventure guide and a co-founder of Earth Living Skills based in Brooklyn, NY

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Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

13 Moons - A Healing Women's Circle: Intuition

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This month Cheryl Vanase leads the circle in focusing on intuition.

Join us for this month’s sacred sisterhood moon circle – focusing on intuition. There will be an exploration of the science behind our sixth sense, and an understanding of how tapping into our intuition on a deeper level will help us navigate our life with greater clarity and ease. 

When we embrace our intuition as our internal GPS system, we are able to transform ourselves and experiences as Empowered, Awakened Women. We will learn how to work with the Moon as a way of understanding more about ourselves and our paths. During a guided experiential meditation, we will work with our intuition in a divine way and practice strengthening our ability to listen to our intuitive inner knowing. 

Following the guided meditation, you will be led through a creative + expressive arts exercise paired with a New Moon ritual – that will reveal deep truths and new directions for your soul. 

Since the dawn of our existence women have been gathering together as daughters, sisters, mothers and as healers. Powerful stories have been shared, tears have been shed and many magical moments of healing, strength and love have occurred. It is in honor of this ancient tradition that the 13 Moons - A Women’s Healing Circle has been created. Beginning in January, each month meeting on the first Thursday (Jan & July the second Thursday), we will explore a variety of topics including: sacred healing, women’s plant allies and the wise woman tradition. We will create rituals for honoring our many phases and explore our role as women, sisters and community healers. The circle will be a private and sacred group, open and inclusive to all who identify as women.

This month’s sisterhood circle is being facilitated by moon sister Cheryl Vanase. Cheryl is a Licensed Holistic Psychotherapist and Spiritual Life Coach, who has 15 years of experience in healing, holistic mental health, and the study of authenticity + consciousness.


13 Moon 2019 Dates:
June 6th
July 11th*
August 1st
September 5th
October 3rd
November 7th
December 5th
*second Thursday due to Holiday

$25 pre-registered // $30 at the door

Email Bekah Sutter at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 for any questions.

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Jun
5
6:30 PM18:30

SUSTAINABLE & LOCAL SACRED SMUDGE BUNDLES

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Join us for our new Wednesday Night Series: Witch Crafting Wednesday! This monthly drop-in event is witchy, creative and fun! Each month we will gather and learn about a mystical topic and create a handmade craft together. From crystals, to love potions, manifesting, to dream catchers and more, each gathering is meant to reignite your intuition, bring on the magical vibes, and light your inner creative fire. Come get witchy and crafty with us!

Join Bekah Sutter for an evening of herbal smudge bundle crafting. For thousands of years, through world wide traditions and cultures, aromatic and healing herbs have been burned for clearing, ceremonial and healing properties.You'll learn about the properties of each botanical element, foraging and sustainable practices, and some history of healing through smudging. Some of the botanical elements we'll use and learn about include: Common Sage, Cedar, Pine, Mugwort, Lavender, Rosemary, Yarrow, Peppermint, Rose, and more! In this two hour class, all materials will be provided and each participant will craft and take home their own beautiful herbal smudge bundle.

Bekah Sutter is a blossoming community herbalist, artist, baker and a grad of TwinStar's programs. She has been studying healing herbs for four years and spends much of her time working at the Community Apothecary in downtown New Milford, CT. Bekah's passion lies in combining the healing magic of the plant world and creating beautiful hand-crafted herbal remedies and artwork.

$25 pre-registered // $30 at the door


Visit twinstartribe.com/events to sign up, email Bekah Sutter at bekahtwinstar@gmail.com or call Twin Star Community Apothecary at 860-350-0077 for any questions

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Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Medicinal Plant Sale with Pleasant Valley Botanicals

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Come one, come all! To Twin Star & Pleasant Valley Botanical's annual medicinal plant seedling sale! Join the Twin Star Tribe and Farmer Friend Melody of Pleasant Valley Botanical in celebration of springs arrival Sunday, June 2nd, from 10-4!

Join us for FREE Grow Your Own Apothecary round table discussion with Melody Wright from 10-11am.

The free herb talk will primarily be a round-robin whirlwind discussion of the herbs available, focusing on their preferred growing location and medicine making tips.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to keep the energy up and to minimize distractions, if you intend on coming to the plant talk, please plan to arrive on time. Otherwise, please plan to come when the plant sale opens at 11 am. Thank you.

and stay for our seedling sale! from 11am-4pm, Melody will be here with her lovingly grown seedlings. There will be over 40 different herbs and flowers to choose from, from favorite adaptogens like Holy Basil (Tulsi) to fun new friends like Spilanthes to beautiful companions like Red Shiso! MANY of these seedlings are hard or impossible to find for sale, so don't miss this herbal opportunity!

We will not be able to hold or set aside seedling ahead of time.

Stay tuned for more information!

Tentative plant list, still subject to change! (Latin names and why I love them, coming soon....)

Echinacea pallida
Echinacea purpurea
Lavender
Red sage
Codonopsis
Catnip
Lemon Balm
Vana Tulsi (Holy Basil)
Kapoor Tulsi (Holy Basil)
Thyme
Wooly Mint
Hops
White horehound
Sage
Lemongrass
Self Heal
Arnica
Astragalus
Ashwaghanda
Chamomile
Feverfew
Korean Mint
Anise Hyssop
Hyssop officinalis
Marshmallow
Lovage
Papolo
Motherwort
Dill
Lemon Verbena
Calendula
Cilantro
Parsley
Stevia
Valerian
White Sage
Yarrow
Baikal Skullcap
"Mad-dog" Skullcap
Borage
Chickweed
Elecampane
Passionflower
Spilanthes
Bee Balm
Scarlet Runner Bean
Cayenne Pepper (Make your own FREE FIRE CIDER!)

The Nitty Gritty on Pricing.....
CASH OR CHECK ONLY PLEASE!
PLANTS ARE $5 EACH. BUY 8 PLANTS, GET ONE FREE! This price includes the sales tax. Yes, seedling are taxable in CT.

Also, bring in 30 recycled plastic pots and get ONE PLANT FREE.
POTS MUST BE: small 3", 4", or 5" SQUARE POTS in decent condition. No oversized honkers please. I will also take back 3", 4", or 5" round pots, but they don't count towards a free plant. Sorry, but roundies make greenhouse life harder. UPDATE: I WILL take back flimsy 4 and 6 pack plastic planters. But they must be gently used, clean-ish and nicely stacked. PLEASE don't ease your trash guilt by bringing me torn or crumpled ones that I can't re-use next year and will have to throw away. These also don't count towards a free plant, but in the spirit of recycling I will re-use them!

Some thoughts on pricing:
Yes, it sometimes feels as if organic costs more. But the reality is, non-organic foods and plants actually cost us all more in the long run, in poisoned air, water, soils, plants and bodies. Environmental and social externalities (a side effect or consequence of an industrial or commercial activity that affects other parties without this being reflected in the cost of the goods or services involved) may be hard to factor in, but it doesn't make them any less real. When I might cringe at the slightly higher cost of organic at the cash-register, I think to myself: "If not me, who? If not now, when?". High quality seeds, potting soil and making efforts to limit waste takes additional time, effort and money. But you are worth it, the plants are worth it, our friends and family and communities are worth it, Mother Earth is worth it.

Perhaps you are like me, with a high deductible "health insurance plan"? Perhaps like me, you have to pay $4000 (or more!) out of pocket, on top of monthly premiums, before your "health insurance" kicks in? Americans pay 25% more for health care than any other country. Overall, Americans also pay less for their food than anytime in history, and less for their food than almost any other country in the world. Perhaps we all would be better off paying more for high quality food and less for "sick care"?!?

And randomly:
This year as we run out of recycled pots, we are trying out coconut coir pots which are a by-product and are compostable. I welcome your feedback on how they worked out for you.
The Nitty Gritty....
You are strongly encouraged to bring a cardboard box or flat to travel home with your new friends. Pleasant Valley Botanicals is pro-recycling, and you will see a hodgepodge of plant containers since we are pro-recycling!
The above plant list is for informational purposes only, and not a guarantee of the availability of any specific plant. There are also a few friends that are not yet ready to come out of the greenhouse. Sign up for the mailing list if you might be interested in an end of summer perennial plant sale.
Any previous Pleasant Valley Botanicals CSA member receives one free seedling (your choice) just for stopping by- no purchase necessary.
All our plants are grown with love and our seeds are from sources that have taken the safe-seed pledge or are otherwise reliable (*). However, if harvesting for culinary or medicinal purposes it is still YOUR responsibility to ensure proper identification as other adventurous seeds and weed seeds CAN and DO make their way into potting soil, neighboring seedling flats and pots, and garden beds (**). Any information presented here or during the sale is not intended to diagnosis, prevent, cure or treat any medical condition nor make any medical claims about the safety or efficacy of herbs.
For more information or questions, you can email thru the contacts page or ask to be put on Pleasant Valley Botanicals' email list.

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