Introducing the Shamana Flora Apothecary

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For many years my products have gone by the brand of Blue Turtle Botanicals, which reflected a little bit of me and was a name I could take anywhere, out of the desert, into the mountains or the forests of New England. But my life has been shifting a lot in the last year or two, and Shamana Flora became the umbrella which I work under. It encompasses more of who I am and what I’m doing with my work with the plants at this time.

So, I’ve decided, its time to retire the Blue Turtle Botanicals name- because my work with plants is more, different, and is growing in new directions. Starting on April 15th- all the products I make under the name Blue Turtle Botanicals will now be Shamana Flora Apothecary! And will be showcasing new products that reflect a bit more of my plant spirit magic as regular items, along with some old favorites!

This means the web address of my little Apothecary store will be changing as well. Starting today you will now go to –  www.shamanaflora.bigcartel.com to purchase all of the same products. I will also be linking the store to my www.shamanaflora.com website! It will take a little while to transfer over all the old labels to the new name, so you may see some old Blue Turtle labels. You may already notice some changes underway if you visit the store!

In celebration of this shift to make it easier to find my products, and my educational offerings, from May 01- May 10, 2015, everything in the store will be on sale!! Use the code “shamanaflora” for 20% off all orders!!

I’ll send a reminder as the sale and switch over gets close!

I love and appreciate all your loyalty over the years as I have made my journey with the plants. I hope this change helps you find my offerings even easier in the future!

Astro- Herbalism Course from The School of Evolutionary Herbalism

Sajah Popum, the founder of Organic Unity, spagyric herbal medicines and the school of evolutionary herbalism is offering  a new online course all about plants and planets!!!  It looks amazing!!!

He shared with us three FREE videos in last few weeks, did you see them?

Here’s a link to Astral Anatomy  and Plants and Planets

These videos and the enrollment for the new Astro-herbalism course he is offering is only open until Tuesday, March 31!!   If you are interested, check it right away!!!

spw button smAnd if you sign up for the Astro Herbalism course, as an affiliate in support of Sajah’s work, I’m offering you a free 12 volume PDF of Sacred Plant Wisdom, to help you dive even deeper with 12 plant allies!!

Today needed Sesame Ladhu

Sesame Ladhu


One of my favorite treats I learned about from an Ayurvedic practitioner are sesame ladhu, which are rich in minerals ( especially calcium) , healthy fats, warming spices, smooth ghee and fiber rich sesame seeds. I can whip up a batch of these in about 10 min, put them in the fridge for 15-30 min and then enjoy almost right away. It is suggested to eat one ladhu per day for menstrual problems, but I can’t seem to keep them around long enough to eat just one a day.
Here’s the recipe:

1/2 c whole Sesame seeds — * lightly roasted
1/4 c Jaggery sugar — (raw sugar works just fine too)
25/50g Coconut — grated from block,or use dessicated
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Cardamom — powder or seeds ground
1/2 tsp Ginger — ground
2 tbsp Ghee – warm and runny (you could probably make lovely ladhu with coconut oil or melted butter, but ghee is especially good, Make your own or buy it at the indian grocery.)
Grind seeds in a blender to a coarse powder, then add other items and mix in a blender. (food processor or coffee gridner works best.)
Roll into small balls. I find they fall apart easily so gently round them into a ball and place on plate gently. An ice cream scoop or melon baller would work well too to form these.
refrigerate for 20-30 min, and store covered. Eat one a day ( I bet you can’t eat just one. I can’t)
*Note: Roast sesame seeds at low heat (electric 2) until they are golden brown for richer toastier flavor; any darker gives a more bitter taste.


*Note: You may want to add other powdered herbs to this blend to make them more therapuetic.  I’d suggest ashwaganda, shatavari, maca, peony, licorice root, schisandra, eluthero, rose or others.  A twist might add a few cacao nibs in the mix as well.


These are delicious, and everyone in the household can take part in your treat, and enjoy it. They might complain if you eat them all to yourself though, they are that good.

FLASH REGISTRATION SALE on RENEWAL!

Beautiful plant people, earth lovers, spirit seekers and wild ones… Spring Equinox is drawing near, a New Moon is upon us, we ARE at the point in the seasons and the year when life is returning, awakening from the slumber of winter beneath the snow, in the dark recesses of the Pachamama. Do you FEEL spring burgeoning inside you? I know that I do, I feel like all the energy that has been in a holding place, building, and waiting, for just the right moment over the long transitional winter is exploding within me. My life has shifted so dramatically recently, I have 10 trillion ideas and desires, I am reaching to connect with new friends and communities, both plant and person. I also know that my time of darkness and heartache led me down a path of lack of attention to some of my very real physical care needs. So, I created RENEWAL, because I needed to do this work now, in my new energy/life/home, and spirit said to me, share this work with your community. I’m really excited to go on this journey with the growing community of Renewal participants. I’ve decided to celebrate the New Moon, the Equinox, and community- to open up the registration again for a few days at the original Early Bird Price- just $89, for the last minute friends who still want to join us!

Moving and living in tune with the Earth’s seasonal shifts is a powerful way to maintain, regain and live in balance, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. If you’ve been feeling stuck, stagnant, or overwhelmed with how to get back on track, Renewal is for you. Lets work with the Energy of the Spring!

Would you like to join us??
I would like you to join us!!!

Here’s the deal – you can make 3 easy payments of just $29.50 and get the full 12 week Renewal program, which is beginning on SATURDAY!

This FLASH SALE is good until Monday! So you need to make sure to take advantage of the sign up between today and Monday!

A Journey of Rejuvenation, Recommitment, and Reconnection to Self, Nature, and Spirit.

Listen in on the FREE Intro Class

The 6 Pillars of Well-Being and Renewal mp3 Recording

The 6 Pillars of Well-Being and Renewal Video Recording

The 6 Pillars of Well-Being and Renewal from Darcey Blue on Vimeo.

 

 

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Coming on Spring Equinox, March 21, 2015

Renewal!  A Journey of Rejuvenation, Recommitment, and Reconnection to Self, Nature, and Spirit.

 This new 12 week online community coaching and and herbal rejuvenation program from Darcey Blue, will explore ways to nourish, tend and rejuvenate our body, mind and spirit through use of whole foods, herbal rejuvenation, joyful movement, connection with nature, spirit and the heart’s deepest calling.  This is not a cleanse or a detox program, though there will be elements of healthy, gentle and safe release of what no longer serves our well being, but rather an opportunity to recommit to wellness, self care, and daily practices of nourishment and personal spirituality in a supportive community, with accountability and celebration.  Each two week module will help you create a heartfelt commitment to yourself in one of our 6 points of connection, and supportive materials including recipes, practices, videos, meditations, suggested reading,  and a community call for discussion and questions for each module. You will also create a relationship with a buddy or small group of accountability partners for extra support and celebration during the program.  You are expected to be self motivated for this program, as you will only get out what you put into it.  You may wish to receive the full program over the 12 weeks, and go slower at your own pace, which is acceptable as well, just know that YOU must show up for yourself in this work.

(Please note this is also not a personalized healing program. all of us come from different places, backgrounds and experience with different body needs.  If you have questions about or need more support for your personal healing needs beyond the general recommendations and practices included in our program, I will be offering discounted coaching/consultation calls for the duration of the course just for participants.)

Modules/Lessons

Nourishment – eating for gentle renewal and reclaiming health

Herbal Rejuvenation – herbal alliances for personal healing and rejuvenation

Nature Wisdom -Meditations/journeys, practices, and simple rituals for connection with nature  

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Movement with Joy- simple, joyful ways to include movement in life (walking, short sprints, dance, yoga, sprouting seed dance, shamanic dance journey)

The Sacred Spirit -Meditations/journeys, practices, and simple rituals for connection with the sacred energy of life and personal spirituality.

Your Heart/Soul Calling – Exploring what your heart desire is really asking for, and finding the next baby steps to move toward the life and calling your heart is yearning for.

 

Instant Replay of the 6 Pillars of Renewal and Well-Being!

Did you miss the free class this afternoon on the phone?  I actually recorded it for you with live video!

Learn about the Gentle Guidelines for Renewalrenewal guidlines

The 6 Pillars of Well Being that we must address for whole-istic healing.

Why we need spiritual and energetic hygiene.

Herbs, nourishment and ideas for connecting with nature and our intuitive wisdom.

My personal story about why I am choosing Renewal now!

Plus a special discount on the registration for Renewal, but only until March 10!

Check out the FREE Video HERE

The 6 Pillars of Renewal and Well-Being

The 6 Pillars of Well-Being and Renewal from Darcey Blue on Vimeo.

Giveaway!! Two FREE Spots to the Renewal 12 week E Program!!

renewal with imagesI’m excited to be able to offer a couple of FREE spots to Renewal, which begins on March 21!!

This 12 week program of nutrition, nourishment, herbal rejuvenation, connection with nature, personal spiritual practice and your hearts calling is for you if you have been feeling the desire to recommit and reconnect to your self care and self love, in a holistic, gentle, heart and spirit centered way!

Check out the FREE intro Video Class on The 6 Pillars!!

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On March 7, I will draw TWO winners from the folks who do the following.

  • Share this post on your social networks (Facebook, instagram, twitter, pintrest, email list etc)
  • Post a link in the comments below where you shared.
  • Post in the comments how and why joining Renewal would inspire and rejuvenate you in your own life.

Remember that Early Bird Registration price of $89 ends on March 10!!!  Be sure to register by that date!  Price goes up on March 11, to $116

REGISTER NOW for RENEWAL!

There is a payment plan (2 – $45 payments over two months), if you’d like to sign up for that go here!

Good luck and thank you for sharing the giveaway!!!

Renewal!  A Journey of Rejuvenation, Recommitment, and Reconnection to Self, Nature, and Spirit.

Modules/Lessons

Nourishment – eating for gentle renewal and reclaiming health

Herbal Rejuvenation – herbal alliances for personal healing and rejuvenation

Nature Wisdom -Meditations/journeys, practices, and simple rituals for connection with nature  

Movement with Joy- simple, joyful ways to include movement in life (walking, short sprints, dance, yoga, sprouting seed dance, shamanic dance journey)

The Sacred Spirit -Meditations/journeys, practices, and simple rituals for connection with the sacred energy of life and personal spirituality.

Your Heart/Soul Calling – Exploring what your heart desire is really asking for, and finding the next baby steps to move toward the life and calling your heart is yearning for.

What is included in RENEWAL?

  • 6  biweekly lessons/modules corresponding to one of the 6 pillars of our journey (nourishment, herbal allies, movement, nature, spirituality, heart/soul calling & purpose, delivered to you via PDF email
  • Videos, MP3 files of discussions, guided meditations.
  • 6 community calls (live) for Q & A and further discussion of the work we are doing in each module (will be recorded for those not able to make the call)
  • Community online space for sharing, discussion and celebration
  • One personal commitment to yourself each 2 weeks.
  • Working with a partner/small group for accountability and support
  • Recipes for nourishing, cleansing and rejuvenating meals & herbal recipes for teas and syrups and elixirs for rejuvenation, support of body systems, improved digestion, and mental peace. (Supportive material but not required.)
  • Easy, short practices for connecting with nature, spirit and your heart that take 10-15 min.
  • Discounted personal coaching/consultation with Darcey for more in- depth personal attention during the course.

The 6 Pillars of Renewal & Well-Being- March 1 at 2 pm MST (Free Class!)

renewal2Join me on March 1 at 2 pm MST for a free class on the 6 aspects of well being and renewal for a truly WHOLE- ISTIC process of healing- nourishing food, herbal rejuvenation, joyful movement, connection with nature, personal spiritual practice, and attuning to the hearts true calling and purpose in our lives.

Wellness is more than just a body thing- its a spirit and heart thing. We have to nourish all 6 of these aspects of ourselves to maintain and cultivate well-being of body, mind and soul. We’ll talk about some simple ways we can work in each of the 6 aspects for our own healing and well-being, no matter where we are in our journey with our well-being.  Well-being and wellness have everything to do with our connection to our innate and intuitive wisdom from our body and our hearts, and treating ourselves with love, compassion and gentleness, not punishing or harshness.  Listen in to learn some simple and gentle ways to cultivate nourishment in all these aspects of your life!

Register for free call in information! http://mad.ly/signups/134157/join

This is a live call in class, but it will be recorded for anyone who registers and misses the call time!!

Be sure to call in and get the special offer for the upcoming 12 week Renewal Program!!