Is the program open to all levels of experience?
Absolutely, yes. The program is specifically tailored to be inclusive for all levels of experience. A diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, education and inclinations is what makes this program so very rich! Come exactly as you are.
What does the time frame look like?
The course spans the time between the New Year and The Spring Equinox. We will be meeting for three transformational weekends throughout the winter months to plumb the depths. The time in-between classes is allotted for you to explore each given topic with accompanying exercises, meditations, suggested readings and connections between classmates.
Class meets begins on Friday at 5:00 pm and ends on Sunday at 1:00 pm on the following weekends:
January 26-28 + February 23-25 + March 16-18
What topics are covered in class?
Opening Intuition and Shamanic Journeying, Dreamwork, Past Life Recall, Stones + Crystal healing, Flower essences and Plant Spirit Medicine and Conscious Fasting and Cleansing.
The class is structured to be a journey into the realms of our own intuition and consciousness throughout the rich winter months. It is the creation of a container and community that supports transformation and deep inner work, as much as it is an introduction to the various topics mentioned above.
This class is geared towards those who are interested in deep inner work, personal destiny + soul growth.
What are payment options?
Early bird registration (open until December 1st) is $1,599. (Regular price is $1,749). We also have a payment plan available with $450 automatically drafted from your account every month for four months. (The first payment is drafted when you first sign up, and will be scheduled for subsequent drafts at one month intervals from the date originally purchased). We accept all major credit cards as well as Paypal for payment.
Can I come to just one weekend?
At this time we are only accepting participants who can commit to all three weekends. Deep and supportive community is created through the Winter Intuition School experience. From start to finish the journey we go on together is profound, intimate and incredibly healing. To maintain the integrity of our class container we ask that all participants plan to be a part of the entire experience.
If I can’t make it to one of the weekends, could I get a refund?
Unfortunately we cannot offer any refunds if you are unable to make one of the weekends. Because we only have a limited number of spaces in the class, the tuition from each student is an integral part of supporting the event. Thank you for your understanding.
I have food allergies, will there be options for me at the meals?
Yes, absolutely. As someone with many food intolerances myself I’m passionate about making sure everyone can eat truly scrumptious meals. Upon registration we’ll send you a form to get a picture of your dietary restrictions and needs. Our caterers at the Freshest Fig are skilled at creating organic, healthy and allergen-aware food for all.
I prefer a single room, is this possible?
There are only two single rooms available at Bend of Ivy, and we are reserving these rooms for folks with the highest needs (elders, those with medical conditions, pregnant women etc.) If you are needing a single room for health reasons please let us know and if rooms are still available we will be happy to accommodate you.
What happens if there is inclement weather?
Winter is unpredictable – it’s just one of its charms. Because we rent the facilities beforehand, there is no way to shift or change our weekend meeting dates. Therefore, we will be holding class regardless of weather. If inclement weather is advancing and you’d like to arrive early the Lodge will often rent out rooms in advance for travelers – simply contact them beforehand for details. There is a gravel road down to the Lodge. If there is ice on the ground and you do not have an all-wheel-drive, there will be alternate parking and shuttles available from the top of the hill.
How do I get to Bend of Ivy? Is there transportation?
Bend of Ivy is just off of 25/70 in the small community of Marshall, NC. As we are out in the country, there is no public transportation to the Lodge. Plan on driving or carpooling with other students for your arrival. Directions will be sent upon registration.
Who teaches the class?
The concoctress and dreamer behind One Willow Apothecaries, Asia Suler. You can check out Asia’s bio below:
Asia Suler is a writer, teacher, herbalist and energy worker who lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC. She is the creator and concoctress behind One Willow Apothecaries, a small Appalachian-grown business that offers handmade and heartfelt medicine. She is also the muse behind Woolgathering & Wildcrafting, a blog detailing the potent magic of good medicine: plants and dreams, earth skills and developing a deep connection with the land.
Asia began her journey into healing and plant-based medicine after early years of chronic pain. The experience— which pushed her into a deep search for healing, both within and without— led her to the altar of the green world, where she fell irrevocably in love with plants. She began her formal study of herbs with Juliet Blankespoor and the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine and has continued to study, seek, listen and learn ever since.
Asia’s work is a unique combination of western and energetic herbalism, stone medicine, earth-centered shamanism and intuitive healing. She holds a B.A in English, Anthropology and Native American studies from Vassar College and a Reiki Master degree. Her training includes work with shamanic dream teacher Robert Moss, psychiatrist Brian Weiss, and Chinese stone medicine practitioner Sarah Thomas of the Jade Purity Lineage. She teaches locally for The Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, The Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine and Ashevillage as well as at her apothecary studio on The Island in Marshall, NC.
Asia facilitates workshops at schools and gatherings across the country and is blessed to work intimately with people and plants, spirit and stones.