Spring toys

We have a policy of only carrying toys that WE want to play with!   This spring we have a growing collection of silky skirts, cloths, fairy wings, head bands, dragon silk costume cape, sparkly pink ‘dress-up shoes’,  magic wands and more.  Magical treasures abound….and not only for the wee ones.  Check out our crystals, 7-stone healing chakra wands, and other treats for the healers among us.

Indigo’s New Health Club!

Join the Indigo Forest

Health Club!

Practical 1-hour *Saturday classes

*10:00-11:00 am: Class,

11:00-11:30 am: Q & A.

Wish you felt more confident using natural remedies?  Are you eager to try natural health solutions, but feel unsure about the next step?

We are offering a new series of classes to celebrate Indigo’s 4th year of empowering healthy families!  In a handy, information-packed hour, we’ll take your knowledge & confidence to the next level!

Beth & Juliana will help you build your naturopathic foundation,

suitable for beginners and intermediate level students alike.

If you’ve ever been that customer that always wanted to know more,

or wants to use the remedies you have with more assurance,

these mornings are for you!

Saturday May 14

Natural First Aid & Your Car Travel Kit: Everyday Basics (Emotional upsets, bumps & bruises, cuts, & punctures)

Saturday May 28

Natural First Aid & Your Car Travel Kit: Seasonal (Sunburn, bites, stings, heat exhaustion, hypothermia, food poisoning)

*Thursday June 2nd, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Fevers in the Family: Prevention, Understanding & Management.  (Afternoon series is Young family oriented, bring your babies, your floor blankets and your sense of humor!)

Saturday June 11

Essential Oils – Top 10 oils, uses & applications

Saturday June 25

Cell Salts: A Part of Homeopathy Mineral combinations that are some of the most versatile in your medicine chest!

Saturday July 16

Healthy Homes – Lessening the toxic burden – startling information on indoor air quality, antibacterial soap, and mulitpurpose products (good for both home AND body!) 

$10 per person when preregistered prior to Friday 6 pm.

(734) 994.8010,

$15 drop-in’s welcome.

10% topic products same day for class students!

Traditional Food Ways for Families

Want to improve your family’s diet, but don’t know where to start?

Join our community of parents, children & friends as we support one another on a journey to eat whole, traditional food while honoring our bodies, animals, plants and minerals. This Weston Price-inspired class meets at Indigo Forest on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 – 10:15 am, followed by a discussion group 10:15 – 11:45 am. Taught by Kate VanHorn, mother, doula and student of nutrition and naturopathy and guest speakers, Traditional Food Ways for Families is a chance to discover how we are able to make space for Traditional Food Ways in our modern hectic lives.   In each weekly class, learn about a facet of traditional foods, together building a community of other families in pursuit of the same food goals.  While sharing our experience, kitchens and gardens, we aspire to eventually exchange batches of food while healing our bodies and our children!

During the transition, Traditional Food can be overwhelming.  Therefore, classes are taught in ‘nuggets’ of information so as to have plenty of time to assimilate and incorporate the new foods and rituals in to your home. Children are welcome & encouraged to attend with you as this is a community pursuit.

Traditional Food requires traditional community and traditional nourishment of the soul; together we build our future!

Future topics include:

Basics of Traditional Foods ~ Food, Rituals & Traditions ~ Traditional Fats & Oils ~ Seasonal Eating & Picky Kids ~ Full Moon Feast ~ Dairy for Kids ~ Supplements for the Traditional Diet ~ GAPS Diet for Kids ~ Sugar Crisis with Children ~ Best First Foods for Baby ~ Buddy-up & Food Buyer’s Clubs ~ and MORE!

Cost:   Class $5-10 sliding scale; Discussion group free.

Our Mama Circle

Feeling isolated?  Mothering is a complex, challenging, amazing journey….and one that we often travel alone, or alone with our parenting partners & mates.   Such a lonely journey does not serve our children, our selves or our community.  Come join Jahmanna Selassie,  doula, aspiring midwife, massage therapist, mother of 6, and a growing group of fast friends and mothers all.   This free group gathers at Indigo Forest on Thursdays at 9:30 for community & tea, topic presented at 10:00am,  discussion wraps up @ 11:00 am. Children are welcome as you attend & parent them. 

Events and Topics for Fall, 2011

Sept. 15 Managing Family Illness

Come learn and share tricks to maintain family health, home remedies, and fun ways to support little ones in healing- through tea parties in the bath tub and other tips to help the medicine go down!

Sept. 22 Education Pathways

One of the most important decisions that affects our children is their educational journey, be it public school, home school or other alternative educational options. We will discuss what is out there as far as choices and all the ups and downs of each path in a light hearted discussion.

Sept. 29 Open, Share, Review, Reflect

A relaxing opportunity to share thoughts, concerns & ideas relating to recent topics and our mothering journey in the safe space of the Mama Circle.

Oct. 6 Birth Talk: Mama to Mama-to-Be

In the past, women would have seen, heard or experienced birth a few times before they themselves prepare to make their own journey.  Join the circle of mamas and mamas-to-be to discuss and share our birth stories & postpartum insights.

Oct. 13 The Work of Mama Juggling

“Every mama is a working mama,” and the responsibility of balancing nurturing both your family and your self remains whether you are a mama who works inside and/or outside of the home. Come fill your cup with warm tea, and your spirit with warm thoughts of compassion and support.

Oct. 20 Baby’s First Food After Milk

Join our discussion on the new adventures of eating solid foods, to include homemade baby food recipes and ‘tricks of the trade’.

Oct. 27 Open, Share, Review, Reflect

A relaxing opportunity to share thoughts, concerns & ideas relating to recent topics and our mothering journey in the safe space of the Mama Circle.

Nov. 3 Cool & Easy Felt Toy Projects

Creativity is the one of the nutrients that feeds the bodies of our children. Come create with us a simple felt toy to spark the imagination of your child and feed your soul as well. Modest material fee required.

Nov. 10 Baby Yoga with Carrie Honroe

Come move, stretch & rejuvenate your body while nourishing your bond with your baby, this class was one of our most popular last year.  Lovingly taught by Carrie Honroe of Evolve Yoga Studio.

Nov. 17 Seasonal Traditions & Meditations

As world citizens we have so much to share about the cultural traditions that enrich our lives. Please share what makes things special for your family as the holiday season begins.

Dec. 1st Handmade Gift Idea

In preparation for the holiday season, come exchange ideas for making meaningful gifts for family and friends, because nothing is more precious than a gifts made and given by loving hands.

Dec. 8 The Give-Me’s: Navigating Holiday Desires with Our Children & Our Relatives

Come join us for a discussion on what makes this time of year special to you, and coping strategies when for those frustrating times when things go astray.

Dec. 15 Stress Relief: Staying Cool Through the Holidays

For many, the Holiday season is about giving, friendship and family, while simultaneously a speeding of time & even more demands for mamas.  Come tuck a new coping strategy in your pocket to more fully enjoy the holidays.

SATURDAY MAMA CIRCLE:  12: – 1:30 pm

Events and Topics for Fall, 2011

Sept. 17 Managing Family Illness

Come learn and share tricks to maintain family health, home remedies, and fun ways to support little ones in healing- through tea parties in the bath tub and other tips to help the medicine go down!

Oct. 12 The Work of Mama Juggling

“Every mama is a working mama,” and the responsibility of balancing nurturing both your family and your self remains whether you are a mama who works inside and/or outside of the home. Come fill your cup with warm tea, and your spirit with warm thoughts of compassion and support.

Nov. 19 Seasonal Traditions & Meditations

As world citizens we have so much to share about the cultural traditions that enrich our lives. Please share what makes things special for your family as the holiday season begins.

Dec. 17 Stress Relief: Staying Cool Through the Holidays

For many, the Holiday season is about giving, friendship and family, while simultaneously a speeding of time & even more demands for mamas.  Come tuck a new coping strategy in your pocket to more fully enjoy the holidays.