Masterclass: Smudge Fan Making Workshop

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HeartQuest Holistic Wellness

#202 - 1651 Commercial Drive

Vancouver, BC V5L 3Y3

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**Building Access**

How do I get into the building?

For security reasons, the doors are locked after hours and on weekends. Please text or call 604.723.9892 and I'll come downstairs to let you in. Note that this number is for building access only. The class is held in the Il Mercato building on the corner of Commercial and 1st Ave. The door to meet me at is the glass door facing Commercial Drive (the door is located right next to the elevators.)



What is a Smudge Fan?

Smudge fans are used to waft the smoke from burning herbs during energy clearing of a space, object, or person. In this class, you will learn how to make a smudging fan for your own use. Spiritual healers also use these fans to brush their clients' aura after a session, or to open or close ceremonies.



About the Workshop

This workshop is called Masterclass because of the more complex smudge fan designs that will be taught, and ones that have been inspired by Spirit Plant medicines Mari has been working with. Spirit Plants have guided Mari to create fans containing sacred geometry and cosmic mathematics such as the Fibonacci/Golden Ratio (as seen in the event photo above.) As the collective vibration continues to lift, such healing tools come into its physical form to assist with humanity's spiritual evolution.

More variety of cruelty-free, naturally molted feathers not offered in previous workshops will be available for students to create their own, unique, high vibrational spiritual healing tools. Cruelty-free, naturally molted feathers come from bird rescue sanctuaries and friends. Other smudge fan making materials are available, such as natural branches, leather, suede cords and other decorations.

The workshop begins with connecting to a Spirit Plant. A variety of herbal teas (at the non-medicinal and non-psychoactive level) will be offered to assist students to connect and creatively open to the Spirit World. Taking in an herbal tea is optional. We will then meditate to connect with Spirit and receive inspiration. Throughout the workshop, Mari will be connecting with your Spirit Guides for guidance and suggestions in creating your own smudge fans. Tea and snacks will be provided at the workshop to sustain your physical energy to channel your smudge fan.

Creating a spiritual tool can be a healing experience. Based on Mari's experience (and also from her students' feedback) creating spiritual tools can be an emotional moment. Come in prepared to have a wonderful, peaceful, and healing time channeling Spirit's inspiration.



Who should attend?

*No prerequisites. This class is open to new or returning students.* This workshop is open to everyone of all artistic skills and experiences. Class is small and intimate to be a meaningful (and soulful) time of gathering of kindred spirits. Keeping the class small allows Mari to assist those who may need more help than others.

The following people may benefit from this class:

  • Spiritual healers who need to make their own healing tools.
  • Previous students of my other workshops who are ready to take their spiritual tool creation skills to the next level.
  • People who work with Spirit Plant medicines and are ready to make their own spiritual tool by connecting to a plant.
  • People who are starting or developing more on their spiritual paths and need a spiritual tool to be their protective and healing ally, or a tool to connect with Spirit.


What does the fee cover?

The fee covers for cost, time, and other resources:

  • Cruelty-free, naturally molted feathers from bird rescue sanctuaries. The money goes back into healthcare for the birds. These feathers from bird rescue sanctuaries are the most expensive feathers in the workshop.
  • Each time I order feathers, the total is generally $350 CDN. Plus $75 or more for shipping and Canadian Customs fees. I want to ensure the students have access to a variety of feathers not sold here in art/craft stores to create their own, truly unique, spiritual and sacred tool.
  • Disinfectants and other cleaning materials used to ensure that the feathers are cleaned properly before bringing them into the workshop.
  • I take all feathers through a smudging ceremony and healing session to release any negativity associated with them. I find it important to do this, so that the feathers are energetically clean before becoming part of a spiritual tool. This is my way of giving gratitude to the birds, and sending them healing.
  • Travel time to find natural branches and cleaning them (sometimes sawing the branches and sanding them down).
  • Materials needed to make the smudge fans such as wires, glue, leather, etc.
  • The cost of the space to host the workshop.



About the Artist

Mari has been making smudging fans professionally for many years, selling them in spiritual shops throughout Vancouver (Banyen Books & Sound, Reflections Books, Mountain Gems). All of her smudging fans have been inspired by her Spirit Guides. From her paternal line, she is Ainu. Ainus are an indigenous tribe living in Northern Japan.

For inspiration, see The Secret Woods. She also sells her smudge fans on Etsy, where clients from all over the world purchase her smudge fans.


PLEASE NOTE:

  • This class is rarely offered, because it is hard to get cruelty-free, naturally molted feathers.
  • This class is kept to four students, so Mari can provide one-on-one assistance as needed. Register early to reserve your spot.
  • Students are welcome to bring in their own feathers and other materials.
  • The workshop STARTS ON TIME. Give yourself enough time to commute and pay for parking. Once the class starts, a wonderful sacred energy begins to build; therefore NO late arrivals will be allowed, as it disrupts the class.





Testimonials


The Smudge Fan Making Workshop was absolutely wonderful! Mari’s teaching was inspiring and the workshop was SO fantastic – I’m overjoyed I got to make a beautiful fan with such extraordinarily beautiful feathers. Mari was generous with her knowledge and materials and I felt like my creativity was truly ignited again after a bit of a dry spell. I really hope Mari offers another fan making workshop – I would sign up for sure!

– S.G., Vancouver


The Smudge Fan Making Workshop was very well put together and fun, relaxing, and had a beautiful vibe. I would certainly recommend this for anyone from an experienced intuitive or crafter to the very new beginner.

-K.W., North Vancouver


The Smudge Fan Making Workshop was a calming, grounding experience in an incredibly safe space. Mari is warm and welcoming and encouraging of all levels of creativity and experience. The meditation at the beginning of the workshop allows you to set intention and tune into the space and energies of the others in the room. Totally recommend this intimate, lovely workshop.

-J.L.G., Vancouver


The Smudge Fan Making Workshop was an extremely welcoming and warm environment. Mari is so kind, patient and the most excellent teacher. I am new to my journey towards natural healing and I feel beyond appreciative that Mari was my teacher. Feeling her energy and channeling my own helped me create a beautiful smudge fan that I will forever cherish.

-I.H., Coquitlam




FAQs


How do I get into the building?

For security reasons, the doors are locked after hours and on weekends. Please text or call 604.723.9892 and I'll come downstairs to let you in. Note that the number is for accessing the building only. The class is held in the Il Mercato building on the corner of Commercial and 1st Ave. The door to meet me at is the glass door facing Commercial Drive (the door is located right next to the elevators.)


What's the difference between the Masterclass and the regular smudge fan workshop?

The Masterclass has:

  • more feathers (rare, much more expensive, and are extremely high vibrational because of the colours on them.) The feathers are of course, cruelty-free, naturally molted.
  • taking in a plant spirit (through tea) to connect and open our creative portals. These plants are non-medicinal and non-psychoactive.
  • more complex smudge fan designs are taught. Those who prefer a simpler smudge fan design, but want access to rare feathers are welcome to attend the Masterclass.

The regular workshop has none of the above. Those who have attended Mari's regular smudge fan workhshops are welcome to attend the Masterclass.


What can I bring to the event?

All materials are provided. You are welcome to bring your own feathers, gemstones, wires, or other materials to the class.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any other questions, email me: mari@trilliumhealingpath.com

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Your registeration/ticket is not transferrable to another person or workshop.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not need to bring a printed ticket.

What is the refund policy?

Once you have registered and paid, there is no refund.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

The registered name must match the attendee. If you are treating someone to the workshop, please register their name.

NOTE: When you register, you're automatically added to my mail list. My monthly newsletters have free messages from Spirit, and a list of upcoming workshops, classes and circles. My newsletters are intended to be informative and inspiring for your spiritual path. You can always change your preferences at any time.

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