February 26, 2019

Upcoming Class Descriptions

Higher Self 

Upcoming Classes & Events – Updated November 2020

313 E. Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684


Please note: Due to the Executive Orders, masks must always be worn during classes and events.

Shirley Southerland Intuitive Readings

Thursday, December 5 through Monday, December 9 @ Open To Close

We are happy to welcome back Shirley to Higher Self Bookstore. She has been a regular guest at Higher Self for over 20 years and we are excited to have her here. She is traveling once again from Virginia to Michigan to communicate with YOUR angels and guides. Shirley, an ordained minister and teacher, has developed an astounding ability to communicate directly…… with anyone’s Angels. She has found these guides very eager to share their view of your life circumstances with you and provide very specific guidance for your life’s fulfillment. $85 for one-half hour, $130 for one-hour reading.  For more information, or to book an appointment please call Higher Self Bookstore at 231-941-5805.

Warrior Goddess Training

Thursdays, November 5,12,19 @ 6:00pm – 7:30 pm

WGT Foundation Series Course with trained facilitator, Sandy Brown

This series will inspire you and provide you with practical tools to release who you think you should be in order to become the woman you are meant to be.  Stop judging yourself and finally start to accept and love all of you!  Align with life and live from your true, authentic self.  Harness your Warrior Energy to become more confident and clear while bringing 100 percent of yourself to each action.  Claim your Goddess Energy to live in joyful self-acceptance and self-respect as you listen to your sacred inner voice.

Attendance options:

All sessions on Zoom OR In-Person

In-person classes will observe Covid Guidelines with limited seats, social distancing and masks worn at all times.

Registration is required: $60

Crystal Reiki Training at Higher Self Bookstore

November 14 & 15 @ 10am – 5:30pm each day with Jeff Currier

Learn Crystal Reiki on the banks of the Boardman River.  In this crystal healing course you will learn how to use Reiki with crystals to create balance in your mental/emotional fields as well as balancing your chakras.   Join Jeff, our Geologist, Reiki Master and Shamanic Practitioner.  He will explain how crystals can be used to change and enhance the energy around us including our homes, meditation areas, and workplaces for healing and manifesting. As part of your class registration you’ll receive a 30-page manual and a crystal kit including all 55 stones needed for the exercises in class plus a fabric case to keep them in. This is a two-day intensive course. In this crystal healing course you will learn: How to clear the aura and strengthen the etheric field  |  How to balance and activate the chakras  |  How crystal energy can cleanse the mental and emotional field  |  How to use crystal energy and Reiki to develop healthy mental and emotional processes  |  How to work with crystals to send healing energy to the earth  |  Methods to step out of ego and into higher consciousness  |  How to cleanse, program and nurture your crystals 3 powerful crystal healing formations  |  An introduction to crystal grids for distant healing.  Prerequisite training: Reiki Level II.   Cost:  $300.  Pre-Registration Required.  https://www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/HSBG3S

Summoning Your Personal Power Workshop

Friday, November 20 @ 6:30 – 8:30pm, Saturday, November 21 @ 10am-6pm & Sunday, November 22 @ 10am – 5:00pm with Jeff Currier See Details below

• Friday 6:30-8:30pm: Welcome! and Introductory Talk – Setting the Stage for the work  

• Saturday 10am-5pm: Unlocking Your Personal Power  

• Sunday 10am-4pm: Using Power Properly 

In this weekend workshop, we will take a deep look at using and reclaiming personal power and the proper use of power in an empowering and new way using shamanic concepts and methodologies.  This life changing course will help unlock the barriers that exist to you fully stepping into your personal power and living the life that you most desire.  Experienced practitioners have found this course to be revolutionary in how they view and use power.   See details below or go to our website or google calendar for detailed information.  Investment: $311 

Journey Circle

Wednesday, November 25 @ 7:00 – 8:30pm with Jeff Currier

We will be using Zoom and doing our circle in a virtual format as well as in person.  We can host up to 10 people in person or if you prefer, you can join the meeting by using the following link:


Journeying is an ancient technique to connect with spirit for healing and much more. The circle will be led by Jeff, and anyone who has been trained in how to Journey may participate. Have your drum, rattle, eye cover, and a comfortable place at home to do the work. If you have any questions about your ability to participate, please call and talk to Jeff. 

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 28 @ 11:00am – 7:00pm

Shop Small, Shop Local.  Come down and visit Traverse City’s Higher Self Bookstore.  Everything here will help you Think Well… Live Well… Be Well….  Items to nourish the mind, body & soul.  The perfect holiday gifts for this very unique time in our lives. We’ve been serving the community for 35 years and look forward to being here for you for another 35.

Foot Reflexology Sessions

Saturday, November 28 @ 11:00am – 6:00pm

Pat has worked with a variety of healing modalities for over 18 years. She is a certified reflexologist, aromatherapist, and Usui Reiki Master in addition to a Master of Science in plant sciences. She draws from additional skills in flower essences, herbalism, Emotional Freedom Technique, meridian and chakra balancing, and crystal healing. She combines a number of these healing modalities with her empathic/intuitive skills to help others find and maintain balance in their physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies. Cost: $35 for ½ hour, $70 for 1 hour

Beginner Hula Dance Class – Mele Kamikimaka

Sunday, November 29, December 6 & 13 @ 10:30 – 11:45am At Higher Self Bookstore and live on Zoom

3 Sundays at Higher Self Bookstore (Traverse City) or Live on Zoom

Sundays at Higher Self Bookstore: 11/19, 12/6, and 12/13 from 10:30a-11:45a

Learn an original Hula routine to the song “Mele Kamikimaka” in only four combos!  For absolute beginners; no dance experience necessary.  Class replays, typed notes and music playlists included for no extra charge!

What is Hula?  Hula, the dance of the Hawaiian Islands, began as a religious ceremony; giving reverence through music, movement and vocals. Over time, Hula transformed into a performance art geared toward tourists.  The Hula dancer “tells a story” with arm poses and movements.

What is “Mele Kamikimaka”?  Bing Crosby and the Andrew Sisters recorded Mele Kamikimaka for the movie “White Christmas”.  As the song says, it’s the Hawaiian way to say “Merry Christmas”. 

Fun bonuses:

·        How to come up with your Hawaiian name.

·        Which side to wear a flower in your hair to say if you are married or single.

Special COVID-19 pricing: a $48 value, only $35  How to enroll: call the Higher Self Bookstore at 231-941-5805 to make payment and provide your email address.

Unfolding To The Beat

Sunday, November 29 @ 1:00pm – 5:00 pm

This 4-month series will use the frame drum as a tool for connecting to the rhythms of the universe and to the rhythms of our life. Each class will focus on one of the sacred elements of fire, air, earth, and water: learning corresponding sacred chants, rhythms, and journeys.  The focus of this series will be playing the drum in the upright position and layering in singing and movement. This class will cover material for an entire month of practice, and each class will build upon the foundation of the next. Purchasing a drum is highly recommended. There will be some drums to borrow for the first class. Dates: Oct 24, Nov 29, Dec 13

Cost $250, 1st class Drop-in: $50

Learn To Journey

Sunday, December 6 @ 12:00am – 6:00pm

Learn to do Shamanic Journeying! This will be both an in-person and Zoom Class with the ability to attend in person in at Higher Self Bookstore. Journeying is a life changing technique that anyone can do. Learn how to go deep within to connect with your inner self, the divine, and the spirit world. Shamanic Journeying is the oldest method used by mankind to connect spiritually to all that is for personal empowerment, divination and healing. Journeying shows you how to travel to non-ordinary reality, connecting to the web of life, connecting to other realms, and the divine to receive information for personal growth and development, healing as well as divining information to the questions that you may have. This is a hands-on, experiential class that gives you tools to create connections for divine guidance in your life. Cost: $75

Medical Intuitive/Quantum Healing with Kathleen Sherman

Saturday, December 5 @ 11am – 7pm

Kathleen combines Medical Intuition, Shamanism and Quantum Energy Healing for soul realignment using intuitive senses while being guided by Spirit to look inside the energetic field and help release any blocks, lower energies or attachments, and return them back to the original blueprint of light and love. She is able to view past lives and to guide clients to healing through all space and time. Kathleen also can teach each individual how to heal themselves and to open to their own ascension. Cost: $55 / 30 minutes and $111 / 60 minutes. 

Looking Ahead to December and Beyond:

Unfolding To The Beat

Sunday, December 13 @ 1:00pm – 5:00 pm

2021 Reiki Training: 

2020 Workshops:

Summoning Your Personal Power Workshop  

Friday, Nov 20 — Sunday, Nov 22 with Jeff Currier 

Zoom and In Person

In this weekend workshop, we will take a deep look at using and reclaiming personal power and the proper use of power in an empowering and new way using shamanic concepts and methodologies.  This life changing course will help unlock the barriers that exist to you fully stepping into your personal power and living the life that you most desire.  Experienced practitioners have found this course to be revolutionary in how they view and use power.   See website or google calendar for detailed information.  Investment: $311 

• Friday 6:30-8:30pm: Welcome! and Introductory Talk – Setting the Stage for the work  

• Saturday 10am-5pm: Unlocking Your Personal Power  

• Sunday 10am-4pm: Using Power Properly 

On Saturday, we start to explore power – “Unlocking Your Personal Power”, we will look at how fear comes into our lives, both the conscious and unconscious ways that it manifests.  When we learn how to transmute our fear into personal power, allowing us to dream and create the life that we desire for ourselves.  We will recapture the power you have within yourself, and in doing so, embrace the light within your heart. Once this transmutation of fear has occurred, we can then harness the personal power that it provides. We will look at the role that a loss of dignity can affect our power and the cycle that this creates in us.  We will also take a deep look at personal power and the various ways we give it away as well as the ways that it is taken from us.  We will also look at the concept (that is much discussed) of “The Divine Feminine” and propose a new approach to this energy and how it relates to our personal power.  “The Divine Feminine” applies equally to men and women and is often misunderstood or misconstrued, creating fear and conflict amongst us. As you begin to reclaim your personal power you will begin to feel your(true)self, your soul; you will gain a lightness, a new way of being that will enable you to create and bring into reality the life path you desire. 

 On Sunday we will begin to learn the techniques to bring back our personal power for ourselves and for others.  We will meet and develop relationships with spirit allies that will aid us in developing a stronger sense of our personal will and power, allies that keep us protected and safe.  We will learn to harness the power of locations that can become power spots for us, leaving us grounded and power filled.  Finally, we will look at and work on ways we have improperly used our power and how we can correct that going forward.  Through awareness of our words and actions we will see how we can stand in our power in any situation or event. 

Learnings from this weekend program will include: 

  • Understanding fear and harnessing it to empower you. 
  • The Divine Feminine and it’s application to both Men and Women. 
  • A new way to see and deal with conflict without disempowering ourselves or others. 
  • Meet Power Allies for use in your life and work 
  • How to do Power Retrievals for yourself and others 
  • What grounding really is and how to ensure you’ll no longer be knocked off center in your daily life. 
  • Practicing discernment and recognizing how it differs from judgement in a compassionate, heart-felt way. 
  • Express your personal power and energy from your heart rather than being caught up in our head and thoughts. 
  • Integrating your personal power and energies to eliminate cyclic behaviors and karmic cycles.