classes + events
Tilia Botanicals is Your Centre for Herbal Learning
Tilia is pleased to be able to offer fun & educational classes and special events in many aspects of the herbal culture. Classes include topics such as how to make herbal remedies; growing herbs; plant ID and harvest wild plants; aromatherapy, making soap and personal care items; how to cook with herbs, and wild food foraging. We even offer summer camps for kids! Our teachers are all experts in their field and joyfully share their passion for plants and natural health with event participants.
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We host great private events including birthday parties (children and adult), pamper parties for bridal or baby showers; family reunion activities and we even offer private group classes for 4 or more people on any topic of your choice. We would love to create a unique event just for you and your friends.
Please check back often to this page to find updates on the latest upcoming classes and events we are offering in the coming months.
upcoming classes + events
Classes at Tilia
At Tilia we absolutely love sharing our passion for herbs, healthy living, creativity and more. Our list of classes over the years continues to grow as we try to offer something for everyone. Whether you are interested in making your own natural cosmetics or home remedies, identifying healing plants in the wild, gardening, or even want to get your young ones learning about nature we are happy to help! Have an idea for a class? Let us know and we would be happy to create one to share with everyone.
Zooming into Wellness
One of the positives that have come out of the challenges of the last few years is the ability to connect with people in exciting new ways. As a result we are now able to come together with so many more of our customers and share our passion for wellness.
These online classes are perfect for those of you who live too far away to attend our classroom sessions, or those who find it hard to get out in the evenings. We created these exciting classes just for you!
These classes are offered via the Zoom platform and we are happy to assist you if you are new to Zoom.
DATES: Classes start at 6:30 pm Creston time and run 60 minutes.
Cleansing your Body the Healthy Way – Monday, January 17/22
We all want to start the New Year off right and cleansing after the holidays is a popular way to do this. Unfortunately many of the so called “cleanses” on the market can actually be harmful for you. Join us to learn safe and effective ways to help your body perform at its best.
Beating the Winter Blues – Monday, February 21/22
Winter can be long and at times a struggle, but there are ways to lighten the blues that can accompany the dreary months. In this session you will learn some effective ways to use herbs, essential oils and supplements to banish the winters blues and bring a little sunshine back into your life.
Aromatherapy for Stress and Relaxation – Monday, March 21/22
The expression “stop and smell the roses” is definitely true. The aroma of roses and many other plants can help to calm our nervous system, balance our energy and improve our sense of wellbeing. In this class we’ll look at different essential oils and the best ways you can use them to help find a sense of balance once again.
Happy Hormones for all Women – Tuesday, April 19/22
Whether you’re 17 or 47 hormone balance is vital for a woman’s good health. Learn ways to use dietary and lifestyle changes as well as herbs and supplements to support both adrenal and reproductive hormonal health. Happy hormones means a happy life!
COST: $20 per session
INSTRUCTORS: Classes are taught by Tilia’s Medical Herbalists Rachel Beck and Jessica Shearer.
Introduction to Aromatherapy
Learn the basics of aromatherapy in this fun filled class. You’ll learn about the most widely used essential oils, what they are used for, how to incorporate them in your life and how to safely use them. You’ll have a chance to explore the world of aromatherapy and even take home a kit to get you started. Don’t miss out on this exciting class!
DATE: Monday, January 24/22 at 6:30 – 8:30 pm
COST: $59 + GST (kit included)
INSTRUCTOR: Rachel Beck is both a medical herbalist and a clinical aromatherapist and is the creator of the essential oil and perfume blends at Tilia Botanicals. She loves creating essential oil blends that not only smell good but help to heal ailments and support wellness. Combine that with her love of teaching and her great sense of humour and you’re guaranteed a fun class.
Herbie Saturdays for Kids
Once a month our budding herbalists will get together to learn about herbs and participate in a fun project. From picking poplar buds for making salves to using plants to dye Easter eggs, and pretty much everything in between, your little ones will have fun filled time exploring the wonderful world of herbs! Classes are broken into two age groups – 5 to 7 years old (a.m. session) and 8 to 12 years old (p.m. session).
Saturdays, February 19th, March 19th, April 23rd, and May 28th
(Kids' Summer Camp Week will be in July 2022)
COST: $30 or $110 for all 4 classes (purchased at the same time). Family discount rate available, please call for details.
Jessica Shearer is a medical herbalist and has been involved in children’s programs for over 10 years. She is the coordinator for our successful Kid’s Camp. Courtney Palmer is Tilia’s Production Manager and is a passionate herb girl. She loves sharing the wonder of herbal crafts with kids.
In this fun and informative class you will learn how to make your very own handcrafted soap bars. We will demonstrate all the proper techniques for successful soap making including all the important troubleshooting tips. Participants will leave with their own bar of soap that we’ve made in class, as well as a kit to take home so you can get started on your own soap-making adventures!
Monday, March 7/22 at 6:30 - 9:00 pm
$69 +GST (includes kit)
Medical Herbalist Rachel Beck has been making handcrafted soap for over 30 years and is the creative force behind Tilia’s wonderful soap collection. Not only is she highly knowledgeable but she goes out of her way to make all her classes fun, informative and interactive.
Creating Your Own Perfumes
Have you ever wanted to learn how to turn botanical herbs, flowers, and essential oils into wonderful-smelling, healthy, and sustainable perfumes? In this class you will be introduced to the art and techniques of crafting oil-based, alcohol-based, and solid perfumes. Each student will have a chance to create their own unique blends from a variety of plant-based ingredients.
DATE: Monday, April 4/22 at 6:00 - 8:00 pm
COST: $49 +GST
Rachel Beck is both a medical herbalist and a clinical aromatherapist and is the creator of the essential oil and perfume blends at Tilia Botanicals. She can often be seen going inside and outside of Tilia sniffing essential oils and then fresh air. The mad scientist in her loves the “eureka” moment when a blend comes together to create a unique and beautiful perfume.
Book your own private 2-hour workshop!
All you need is a minimum of 4 people.
Make Your Own Beauty & Spa Experience
Pampering facials and chocolate hand masks will have you feeling rejuvenated and radiant! We demonstrate how natural ingredients you would find in your own kitchen can be made into skin-nourishing masks, exfoliants and more! Fresh fruit platter and fruit dips included.
Bridal Showers/‘Stagette’ Parties
We’ll help you plan the perfect event for your bride-to-be! Our suggestions include making your very own Lovin’ Elixir, Sensual Massage Bars, Sugar Scrubs and more. We provide appetizers, you bring your favourite refreshments if desired.
Kid’s Herbal Birthday Celebration
A fun and creative way to celebrate a birthday. Kids get to create their own individualized soaps, bath bombs, and more. For ages 5 to 12 years old, parties will be tailored to meet the participants’ age abilities. Healthy snacks and beverages provided; you bring the cake.