Sacred Tree Medicine Weekend

Weekend Immersion Connecting with the Healing Power
of the Trees at Elderberry’s in Paonia


August 21-23, 2020
[Friday Evening thru Sunday Afternoon]
Offered by Tonja Reichley, Herbalist, Ritualist, and Author
In collaboration with CSCH, Lisa Ganora,
and Elderberry’s Farm Retreat

ABOUT | Deepen into the roots of the trees and your own roots. Remember their ancient wisdom and their medicine for body and spirit.  Sleep, dream, dance, and breathe with the trees in the mountains of Colorado, in community and with the elements of air, fire, water, and earth. We will open with a fire ceremony on Friday, kindled with the nine sacred woods of the ancient Irish spiritual tradition, and receive a tree to ally with throughout the weekend. We will learn the medicine of the trees of this land for body and spirit. We will discover the lunar tree year and which tree holds the energies of each cycle as practiced in the Irish tree calendar. We will journey, inward and outward, with our tree ally, connecting to their wisdom, create medicines like syrups, tree essences, teas, incense and tinctures. We will delve into the cosmology of the bile buadha, the World Tree from Ireland and connect our healing practices to these realms.

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INSTRUCTOR | Tonja Reichley, Herbalist (BSc, MBA), Ritualist, and Author, has been teaching herbal classes rooted in Irish traditions, healing and spirituality for 18 years. She has lived part-time on the west coast of Ireland for 13 years, continually learning from the land, the plants, the people and the Ancestors as well as from her teacher Gina McGarry, whom she studied within a three-month immersion in 2001, in residence in Ireland and continues to learn from. Tonja graduated from the Rocky Mountain School of Botanical Medicine in 2000 and began her first herbal business, MoonDance Botanicals, in 2002.  She opened a store-front in Denver, Colorado in 2004, had a thriving herbal shop until selling it to long-time customers in 2016 to pursue her passion for teaching herbs and ritual full time.

Tonja has led sacred journeys to Ireland for 13 years including a two week Herb School over Summer Solstice and pilgrimages for Beltaine and Autumn Equinox.  She teaches a year-long Mystery School which begins and ends at Samhain and includes initiation in Ireland. New in summer 2020, will be a two-week Priestess School, in residence in Ireland.

She is the author of Wild Irish Roots: A Seasonal Guidebook to Herbs, Ritual, and Connection and the Way of Brighid Oracle Cards, dedicated to Irish goddess and saint Brighid.


| Website
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DATES | August 21-23, 2020
Elderberry’s Farm, Paonia, Colorado

2020 Workshops will be limited to 10 people due to COVID-19 regulation.

| General Public:
$ 249.00
| Current CSCH or Tonja’s Students:
$ 199.00
| North Fork Valley Neighbors:
$ 199.00
INCLUDES Tent camping and lunch both days. Additional lodging options are available in Paonia and at Elderberry’s Farm.