Class Archive


Plant Walk

May 23, 2015, Sunday 3-5pm
Location: Mukilteo Library
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Weeds, weeds, wonderful weeds!  Join Jennifer Sundstrom as we stroll though the park to greet the early spring growth.  We will meet the plants (and weeds!) and discuss food and medicinal uses, with a focus on wild edible plants.  Tips for sustainable harvesting will be offered.  We will walk, rain or shine, so dress appropriately.


Day with Dandelion

April 12, 2015, Sunday 2-5pm

Cost: $50-60, sliding scale, includes instruction and all supplies

Location: private home in Shoreline

 

Spend the day celebrating the beauty and healing power of this misunderstood plant.  Dandelion is a versatile and delicious herb that can be incorporated into our food and lives in a number of ways.  We will discuss the many nutritional and healing properties of dandelion, then collect our own plants to craft infused oils, honeys, vinegars, and more!  You will be delighted to discover the benefits of this common herb.  You will take home some of our creations, recipes, and an appreciation for this time honored herbal.  Bring your appetite and we will craft delicious dandelion treats to share!

 
To register, use the paypal button.  You will receive a confirmation email with directions


Nature Walk for Wild Edibles

June 9, 2012, 2-3:30pm

Preregister online at www.sno-isle.org, or phone the Mukilteo Library at 425-493-8202.

Join herbalist Jennifer Sundstrom for a stroll through the park to meet plants and discuss food, medicinal uses, and sustainable harvesting. We will walk, rain or shine, so dress appropriately.

Nature Walk for Wild Edibles

July 7, 2012, 2-3:30pm

to register, contact Alphise Brock, abrock@sno-isle.org

Join herbalist Jennifer Sundstrom for a stroll through the park to meet plants and discuss food, medicinal uses, and sustainable harvesting. We will walk, rain or shine, so dress appropriately.




Room Nine Community Schools Holiday Craft Fair

Dec 3, 2011 10am-4pm

in the cafeteria on the Meridian Park / Room Nine Campus 17077 Meridian Ave N Shoreline, WA

I will be offering my hand crafted herbal wares at this event. Admission is free. Helps support school programs

Home Made Sodas

 

September 29, 2011, Thursday 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Cost: $40 includes instruction and all supplies

Location: Shoreline, WA – address provided after registration

Kick the soda can! Tired of store-bought sodas loaded with high fructose corn syrup? Looking for healthy alternatives? Make your own nourishing sodas in your own kitchen! Join Jennifer Sundstrom as we discuss the process of crafting healthy fermented beverages. Fermented foods and beverages nourish our gut flora and promote digestion. We will create our own fermented soda using the ‘culture’ method, and discuss how to grow your own culture. We will also bottle sodas for everyone to take home. Samples of Jennifer’s latest soda batches will be shared to offer inspiration. All materials provided.

 

 


Edible Plant Walk
June 11, 2011, Saturday, 2pm
Cost: Free - Preregistration is required, please call the library to register 425-778-2148
Location: Lynnwood Library

 

Weeds, weeds, wonderful  weeds!  Do you  look at ‘nature’ and see one big wall of green?   Plants are as individual and unique as each person.  Join Jennifer Sundstrom as we stroll though the park to greet the spring growth.  We will meet the plants (and weeds!) and discuss food and medicinal  uses, with a focus on wild edible plants.  Tips for sustainable harvesting will be offered.  We will walk, rain or shine, so dress appropriately

 

 

 

 Edible Plant Walk
April 10, 2011, Sunday 11am – 12:30pm

Suggested donation: $8

Location: Discovery Park – address provided after registration

 

Weeds, weeds, wonderful  weeds!  Do you  look at ‘nature’ and see one big wall of green?   Plants are as  individual and unique as each person.  Join Jennifer  Sundstrom  as we stroll though the park to greet the spring growth.  We   will meet the plants (and weeds!) and discuss food and medicinal  uses, with  a focus on wild edible plants.  Tips for sustainable  harvesting will be  offered.  We will walk, rain or shine, so  dress  appropriately.


Seaweeds for Life: Integrating Seaweeds in the Kitchen 
April 14, 2011, Thursday 6pm – 9:30pm
Cost: $75 includes instruction, all supplies, plus goodies to take home
Location: Shoreline, WA – address provided after registration
Class size is limited to 10 people

Seaweeds are an incredibly nourishing gift from the sea, but how do we get those gifts into our kitchens and diets? Join Jennifer Sundstrom as we discuss nutritional value and healing properties of these wonderful foods, as well as sampling various seaweeds. We will make several dishes incorporating seaweed into each one, including Kelp Energy Bars, Gamacio, Seaweed Soup, Hijiki sauté, kelp pickles, and others! You will leave with an appreciation for these nourishing foods as well as recipes and some of our creations.  This is a hands-on cooking class. We will work in community to create each dish, then we will enjoy the fruits of our labors. Some seaweed items will be available for purchase.



Heart’s Love: Hawthorn April 30, 2011, Saturday 12:30-3:30pm

Cost: $45 includes instruction and all supplies

Location: North Seattle – location provided after registration

Class size is limited to 10 people

 

Lusty, lovely hawthorn, a strengthener for the heart.  Spend the afternoon with this amazing plant and learn simple ways to bring this plant into your life for health and nourishment.  We will craft goodies for you to take home with beautiful hawthorn.

Comfrey’s Healing Touch

June 5, 2011, Sunday approx 10:30-2pm
Cost: TBD includes instruction and all supplies
Location: Sacred groves on Bainbridge Island
www.sacredgroves.com
Class size is limited to 10 people


Comfrey, also known as boneset, has been used for centuries by healers and wise women.  Today, controversy surrounds this plant, yet it remains a potent healer.  Explore the nutritional and healing powers of this plant.  We will harvest our own comfrey, and make herbal remedies.  You will also be able to take some home to grow in your own garden.

 

 

 Home Made Sodas

September 29, 2011, Thursday 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Cost: $40 includes instruction and all supplies

Location: Shoreline, WA – address provided after registration

Kick the soda can! Tired of store-bought sodas loaded with high fructose corn syrup? Looking for healthy alternatives? Make your own nourishing sodas in your own kitchen! Join Jennifer Sundstrom as we discuss the process of crafting healthy fermented beverages. Fermented foods and beverages nourish our gut flora and promote digestion. We will create our own fermented soda using the ‘culture’ method, and discuss how to grow your own culture. We will also bottle sodas for everyone to take home. Samples of Jennifer’s latest soda batches will be shared to offer inspiration. All materials provided.

 

 

 

Nettle Harvest

 

April 9, 2011, Saturday time 10:45am – 2:15pm

Cost: $50, includes a Nettle lunch

Location: Sacred Groves on Bainbridge Island
www.sacredgroves.com

Class size is limited to 15 people

 

One of the most nutritious foods on the planet, spend the day in the nettle patch as we learn about the various nutritional, utilitarian, and harvesting methods of nettle.  We will craft a nourishing nettle vinegar for you to take home.  Lunch is included…we will work in community to create each dish (using nettle, of course) for our shared lunch.  Extra nettle may be harvested for you to take home.




 

Beginning Cheese Making

March 20, 2011, Sunday 11am – 3pm

Cost: $90 includes instruction and all supplies

Location: Shoreline, WA – address provided after registration

Class size is limited to 10 people

 

Anyone can make cheese at home!   This class will offer you the basics of cheese making in your own kitchen.  We will discuss milk options, cultures, and curdling agents.  This is a hands-on participation class.  We will make butter yoghurt, kefir, mozzarella, (and more), followed by sampling all of our delicious creations.  You will leave with recipes, inspirations, and the ability to start cheese making in your own home.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Women Of Wisdom Conference
Sunday February 14, 2016 7-10pm
Sound Expressions: Bring Your Voice Forth
North Seattle Community College


http://www.thewowconference.org/presenter-bios.html

Sound Expressions ~ Bring Your Voice Forth
 
Our voices are the most powerful and intimate tool we have to connect with the world, able to inspire others with joy, tears, longing, and laughter.  How many different ways can you sound?   We’re going to explore them in this highly interactive vocal playtime.  We’ll increase our own vocal vocabulary as we chant, improvise, tone, jam, and circle sing our way into greater vocal freedom.  No singing experience necessary to directly experience the power and creativity of your own voice.

Jen & Jen's 2015 Spring Circle retreat

April 24-26, 2015, 
Cost: $350
Location: Sacred Groves, Bainbridge Island

I'm super excited to be partnering with one of the most amazing women I know, Jen Chantrill.  Together, we're creating a weekend retreat for Renewing Your Life.  Details at: 
http://sacredcircleretreats.weebly.com/



Community Kirtan

Join us each 3rd Saturday for a fun rejuvenating evening of Sacred Chant and Community Kirtan at YogaLife studio in Greenlake:

7200 Woodlawn Ave NE

http://www.yogalife.com/seattle-yoga-studios.html

April-canceled, 2015, etc

7:30-9:30pm Community Kirtan facilitated by Jennifer Sundstrom

 

$5-10 donation requested for space, no one turned away for lack of funds

Kirtan is easy relaxing call-and-response singing the names of Love. No particular spiritual path is necessary to directly experience the bliss of chanting. True community style: anyone can lead, with or without accompaniment. Bring your instruments: drums, guitars, bells, there's a harmonium or 3 you can play, and most importantly bring your heart and voice. Come exactly as you are, and participate as you feel called: sing, dance, meditate, or simply relax in the good vibrations. You are welcome here!





Heart Harmony- Chants for a Peaceful heart

February 14, 2015, 5-6pm
Location: North Seattle Community College
At the 2015 Women of Wisdom Conference
Register at:
http://womenofwisdom.org/events-reg-2015/#Sat_Rounds

Open your heart chakra effortlessly as we tone, chant, and sing our way into greater connection with yourself and each other. The mind calms and the heart naturally opens to the peace that exists within us when we experience the chant…such an easy way to brush away the cobwebs that keep us from seeing our true Divine Nature. No singing expertise is necessary to directly experience the bliss of chanting.







Women of Wisdom Conference 2014

Tonight is the night for Love - Chanting love songs to your own heart

February 16, 2014, 5-6pm

At the Women of Wisdom Conference

Register at:

http://womenofwisdom.org/sun-rounds-2014/

(Men & Women welcome in this workshop!)

Location: North Seattle Community College

Open your heart chakra effortlessly as we chant love songs to our own sweet hearts. As we feel the vibrations created through our chanting, we become present and allow peace and love to flow through our bodies. Together, we’ll create a vibration of oneness to calm our busy minds so we can experience peace, contentment and joy. That which we adore is adoring us, which is easy to see in ourselves and others when we chant. No singing expertise is necessary to experience the bliss of chanting.





Healing Weekend, Cady Mountain, San Juan Island

 

I'm so excited to be participating in this beautiful weekend with my beloved friend, Terrea.  I will be offering things through out the weekend.


May 17-20, 2013


http://cadymountain.com/healing-weekends/heal-balance-relax-expand/

Finding your authentic voice: (Friday night presentation) In this FUN workshop we will tone, chant and sing our way into greater connection with our Selves and each other. We use our voices every day, so common, yet we don’t often pay attention to what that experience is. Our voices are the most powerful and intimate tool we have to connect with the world, able to inspire others with joy, tears, longing and laughter.  Using sacred Sanskrit mantras and chants we will dive deep into the powerful sound vibrations that bring healing and transformation easily and gracefully. Facilitated by Jennifer and her harmonium (Indian squeeze box) we will warm up our instruments and dive deep into the potent vibrations of sound.



Saturday night: “Tonight is the night for Love: Love songs to our own Heart”  Open your heart chakra effortlessly as we chant love songs to our own sweet hearts. That which we adore is adoring us, and this becomes easy to see in ourselves and each other when we chant. No singing expertise is necessary to directly experience the bliss of chanting.



Individual sessions: Jennifer offers one-hour individual sessions that assist you in going deep into the practice of sacred sound and can transport you into a healing place.  Sing your way into greater Oneness through sacred chants and mantras from Hindu, Sikh and other traditions. Sound vibrations are the first method of healing that our bodies use. Pronunciation, breath and energy meridians will all be incorporated so you can fully experience Sacred Sound in your own body.

Wild edible plant walk:



Weeds, weeds, wonderful weeds! do you look at Nature and see one big wall of green? Plants are as individual and unique as each person. Join Jennifer as we stroll around and explore special areas on the 10 acres of Cady Mountain Gathering Place to greet the Spring growth. We’ll meet the plants (and weeds!) and discuss food and medicinal uses, with a focus on wild edible plants. Tips for sustainable harvesting will be offered. We will walk, rain or shine, so dress appropriately.


Experience Your Own Voice

February 16, 2013,
5-6pm

At the Women of Wisdom Conference

Register at:

http://www.womenofwisdom.org/


Location:
North Seattle Community College

We use our voices everyday, so common, yet we don't often pay attention to what that experience is. Our voices are the most powerful and intimate tool we have to connect with the world, able to inspire others with joy, tears, longing, and laughter. Come experience your own voice as we tone, chant and sing our way into greater vocal freedom with speaking and singing. Using sacred Sanskrit mantras and chants we will dive deep into the powerful sound vibrations that bring healing and transformation easily and gracefully. Bring a cushion to sit on, and water. No singing experience necessary









Special Kirtan Dec 15, 2012







3rd Saturday Kirtan Goes Deeper This Month - Dec 15 at YogaLife







Most of us feel the auspiciousness of this time of year. There is a sense of gestation in the dark of the year, the going inward and gathering of energy that will sprout into the Light in the coming months. This year, 2012, many of us feel an additional shift happening on multiple levels, bringing in a more cooperative and compassionate paradigm for us to engage in. In response to this, and to contribute our combined sacred energy and inten...
tions, we're planning a special 5 hour kirtan this month.







It will begin at 7:30 as our usual 3rd Saturday kirtan, and then continue onward for those wanting a deeper dive into the blissful bhakti bhav that comes as we recognize our Unity in the One Consciousness. We will have an interim closing and intermission for those who wish to leave at the customary time of 9:30 and we invite you to bring nutritional food and drink to sustain and nourish ourselves during the evening. There will be an area set up in the lobby for refreshments for people to take breaks as they need. You are welcome and go as you like, but please be mindful of the deep states others are in and manage your energy appropriately during ingress and egress.







Newcomers are most welcome; no experience necessary! Everyone is invited to participate as they feel called. Sing, dance, sit silently, offer to lead, play an instrument, drum, or whatever you feel moved to do. People all over the earth have been chanting for us for millennia. We have the opportunity to do this for current and future generations. Come join us and bring your individual expression of Light to this joyous practice of chanting the names of the Divine from all paths.







The particulars: We chant at YogaLife Studio in Greenlake at 7200 Woodlawn Ave NE http://www.yogalife.com/seattle-yoga-studios.html







This space is really sweet with great acoustics. YUM!







$5-10 donation requested for space, no one turned away for lack of funds







Bright Bhakti-filled Blessings to all beings in all realms. Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनोभवंतु.







Yours in the bhav,



Devi Bhaktananda www.bluelotusbhakti.com & Jennifer Sundstrom www.seattleherbalist.com











Celebrating the Voice of the Goddess



February 19, 2012,
5-6pm



At the Women of Wisdom Conference



Register at:



http://www.womenofwisdom.org/




Location:
North Seattle Community College







In this fun workshop, we will tone, chant, and sing your way into greater connection with yourself and each other. Using sacred Sanskrit mantras and chants we will dive deep into the powerful sound vibrations that bring healing and transformation easily and gracefully. Be witnessed as the Divine Goddess you are as we run Sacred Sound through our bodies. Facilitated by Jennifer Sundstrom and her harmonium (Indian squeeze box), we will warm up our instruments and dive deep into the potent vibrations of sound. Bring a cushion to sit on, and water.











Altai Portal Festival



August 13, 2011, Saturday 3-9pm







I’m very excited to be participating in the Altai Portal Opening. I will be singing in the afternoon and offering Kirtan in the evening. There will be lots of fun things to participate in with amazingly gifted people. All are welcome to join the festival for as little, or as much as you like. This is a free event (donations accepted).







You can view the Facebook event here:



https://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=213900791971400



 

Chanting with the Goddess



February 19, 2011, 5-6pm



At the Women of Wisdom Conference



Register at:
http://www.womenofwisdom.org/

Location: North Seattle Community College







Sing your way into greater Oneness through sacred chants and mantras. Experience the transcendence of chant and slip into the warm bath of sacred sound. Kirtan (call-and-response singing the names of the Divine) allows the mind to rest and the heart to blossom. No experience is necessary to directly experience the bliss of chanting. Jennifer and her harmonium (Indian squeeze box) will purposefully lead us deep into the bhakti vibrations. Dancers and instruments welcome…drums, bells, rattles, etc. Bring a cushion to sit on, and water.















Weekly Kirtan Sangha



- Wednesdays at 7:45 - Bhaktananda Temple on Beacon Hill



(On hiatus until late Sept 2011)



Join us each Monday or Wednesday evening from 7:45 until 9:45 for community kirtan. True community style, anyone can lead, with or without accompaniment. Bring drums, bells, there's a harmonium or 3 you can play, but most importantly bring your heart and voice. This is the sweetest and safest space to take chances, learn something new, or just sink into the bhav. Hari Bol!

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