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 have even offered 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.
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.
Relax, Refresh, Revive:
Isn't it time for you to practice a little self-care and have some “me” time? This fun class is a perfect way to practice your self-pampering skills. Enjoy some tea and scones while you learn to make wonderful herbal teas, baths, facials and aromatherapy blends specially designed to relax, refresh and revive you! Be your own Valentine and pamper yourself with a fully rejuvenating experience or bring a friend and save 10%.
All supplies are included. Please bring a towel with you and wear casual clothing suitable for having a facial in.
DATE: Saturday, February 13/23 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
COST: $79 + GST (includes free download of ebook)
Rachel Beck is a Medical Herbalist and the creative force behind the development of Tilia's skin care and cosmetic lines. She has a deep passion for using the best quality ingredients for health and wellbeing and truly creates the experience of a rejuvenating day at the spa.
"To Sleep, to Dream…"
Do you or someone you know have sleep challenges? Can’t get to sleep or stay asleep? This class is for you! In this fun and informative session, you’ll learn some of the reasons that sleep can be a challenge and natural ways to overcome this. Once we identify why you are having sleep challenges, you’ll get to make an individualized tea, essential oil blend and a flower essence to help you have a restful, restorative sleep. This class is limited in size so we can make the session more personalized for participants, please register early so you don’t miss out!
DATE: Wednesday, January 31/24 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
COST: $59 + GST
INSTRUCTOR: Rachel Beck is a medical herbalist and has worked with many clients throughout her practice to improve sleep quality. Through various methods she has discovered the most effective solutions for each case to provide restful sleep.
Intro to Aromatherapy & Gemstone Bracelet Making
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 then be making your own aromatherapy gem & lava bead bracelet with Janina of Happy Camper Malas. By the end of the class you will be leaving with your own custom essential oil blend along with your handmade aromatherapy bracelet!
DATE: Thursday February 22/24 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
COST: $89 + GST (Essential Oil Blend and Mala Bracelet Included)
INSTRUCTORS: 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.
Janina Gough is the owner of Happy Camper Malas and creates beautiful gemstone bracelets, earrings, hair clips and more with the inspiration of nature and wellness in each of her creations. She is continually inspired to try new beading techniques and offer creative new designs to her collection.
Growing Your Own Herbs
Learn the fundamentals of growing your very own herbs at home. Rachel teaches how you can grow from potted herbs in the kitchen to the proper companion planting outdoors and more. Class includes your own set of fresh plants to take home and handouts with everything Rachel covered. You will be all set to grow and enjoy your favourite fresh herbs all year round!
DATE: Saturday, March 9/24 9:30 am - noon
COST: $59 + GST
INSTRUCTOR: Rachel Beck is a Medical Herbalist and loves growing her own herbs for medicinal and culinary use. Her knowledge of medicinal plants and their specific needs has sprouted from her many years of experience in the garden.
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 they can get started on their own soap making adventures!
DATE: Wednesday, April 3/24 6 pm to 9 pm
COST: $89 + GST
INSTRUCTOR: Medical Herbalist, Rachel Beck has been making handcrafted soap for over 30 years and is the creative force behind Tilia's wonderful soap collection. In all workshops she creates a captivating and fun environment for you to truly enjoy learning a new skill.
Egg Dyeing for Kids:
In this hands-on class your kids will learn how to dye their own Easter eggs using plant materials. They'll get creative using plants and other common household materials to make fun designs. Full instructions will be included so you can repeat the process of natural egg dyeing at home for Easter holidays to come!
DATE: Saturday, April 1/23
Ages 5 - 7 9:00 am – noon Ages 8 - 12 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
COST: $30 + GST
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 Kids' Camp and loves to develop activities to create interest and excitement when learning about plants.
how to register
You can register online,
contact us by phone: 250-428-8866
or email email@example.com to register for a class.
We’ll also sign you up right at the store; we’re always happy when you stop in to see us!
Cancellation Policy: Our instructors put a great deal of work into preparing our classes so that you have an amazing learning experience. Because of this our classes are popular and it is not unusual for us to having waiting lists for our classes. In an effort to be fair to everyone we have created a cancellation policy that we believe recognizes our instructors’ efforts while respecting the reality that sometimes you need to cancel after you register.
If you cancel at least 7 days prior to the class you will receive a full refund less a 5% administration fee.
If you cancel between 6 days and 48 hours prior to the class you will receive a 50% refund.
If you cancel with less than 48 hours’ notice or if a course has already started there is no refund.
If you have any questions about our cancellation policy please feel free to contact us at (250) 428-8866 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.