Tuesday, April 7th -- Healing Traditions for Natural Beauty

A night of all things natural, healing, and beautiful.

with Jessa Blades

In this comprehensive evening course herbalist and natural beauty expert Jessa Blades will discuss healing traditions to boost the body's natural resilience from the inside and out. The class will begin with an overview about natural and organic beauty and products, why they are important, how they heal our skin and bodies and how to identify the right ones for you.

Next we will learn how diet can be used used for both physical and emotional health, how to choose herbs for teas and tonics, and how to work with the body's own systems to restore balance.
Participants will be introduced to the basics of plant medicine and teas, discuss and sample traditional healing foods, and learn about resources for herbs, essential oils and other powerful raw ingredients. People will take home a custom tea blend and healing products made in the class, as well as a greater understanding of how to change their everyday self care rituals, empowering them to take their health and healing into their own hands.

$55 pre-registration | $65 day of

Jessa Blades is a makeup artist, natural beauty expert and herbalist based in Brooklyn. Inspired by the idea of true healing and wellness, Jessa made the switch to natural products and founded her company Blades Natural Beauty, providing simple routines, pure products, and expert advice. Splitting her time as a makeup artist for celebrity and fashion clients, Jessa also consults about natural products and founded an online shop, selling her own line of skincare and hand blended herbal teas in addition to her favorite natural beauty and wellness products.

In recent years, Jessa has been featured as one of Glamour magazine’s “70 Amazing Eco-Heroes” and chosen as TreeHugger's "Best Green Makeup Artist." She has contributed to Vogue, The New York Times, Whole Living, Natural Health, and Organic Spa, and appeared on The Today Show. When she's not working on set for editorial clients, Jessa uses her ten years of experience and knowledge to teach one on one lessons and group workshops for women on how to apply makeup, how to choose the best and healthiest products, and how to incorporate herbs and food based medicine into their lives. Jessa has studied with a group of wise and powerful teachers: Rosemary Gladstar, Peeka Trenkle, Phyllis Light, and Nancy Phillips) and is passionate about sharing simple and gentle ways to heal and nurture our bodies and skin, while still looking fabulous at the same time.