A Mystical Immersion
Autumn is the best time to explore, claim, and hone your mystical nature.
Sit in circle. Rekindle your magic. Remember the ancient ways of women in ritual.
Join me in my woodland apothecary in Asheville, NC for 3 days of insight and divination.
Leave trusting yourself and the skills that are your birthright.
“Katie’s mysticism classes are consecrated gatherings. Her approach to imparting her vast knowledge within an atmosphere invoking ancient symbolism of the natural world and inviting us to trust a deep, personal knowing feels like Asheville’s best-kept secret. ” — Selinde L.
“I am incredibly grateful to Katie and all that she offers… she teaches birthright medicine in a way no one else does. She’s a gem, and what she brings to the heart is nothing short of spectacular and miraculous. Don’t miss the opportunity to know yourself through Katie’s eyes.” –C.H.
“Working with Katie Vie was a beautiful soul journey for my spirit. She weaves the seasons and archetypes together in an incredible tapestry of deep learning and heart opening rituals. Katie is a glowing candle, keeping the seasonal changes and our own archetypal patterns in an illuminating, soft focus.” — Sabrina L.
Hi! I’m Katie.
I love this work, and it’s deep in my bones.
I began learning about ritual and women’s mysteries when I was 6 years old.
Since then, I’ve consistently honed my skills in symbolism, the rhythms of nature, and ritual.
I’ve been a teacher of massage therapy, aromatherapy, and mysticism for 16 years. I’ve spent the last 22 years as a massage therapist.
Fluent in the subtle language of the body, I hold space for healing and growth with mastery and ease.
I walk my talk.
I’m an anointress, a concoctress, a teacher, and a ritualist.
In this one-of-a-kind course I use scent and symbolism to help you find (rekindle, recharge, restore) yourself, your roots, your mystical aptitude, and your Path.
Because I wanna live in a world where you’re offering your work and wisdom.
General Retreat Flow
Day One | align with your magic
Morning: Answering the Call
- Opening ritual
- Kindling your language of divination
- Unlocking your mystical intelligence
- Enlivening your sensory wisdom
Afternoon: Divine Confidence
- Ancestral relationships
- Archetype Mapping divination
- Anointing ceremony
- Journeying with The Wisdom Keeper
Home study: Practitioner Self-Care Discovery Quiz + workbook
Day Two | self care and concocting
Morning: Aroma + symbolism
- Practitioner Self-Care workbook
- Learning esoteric diagnostics
Afternoon: Mystical Applications & Blending
- plant archetypes
- materia medica + synesthesia
Home study: Mystical Aromatherapy workbook
Day Three | practitioner skills
Morning: Practitioner’s Protocols & Tools
- Ritual Craft
- Deep listening
- Blending, divination, and tools.
Afternoon: Divine Facilitation ~ The Priestess
- Finding The Priestess within
- Anointing ceremony
- potion blending
- closing ritual
Interested in mysticism through a lens of embodied wisdom and sensory intelligence
Who’d rather plug into Nature than a computer screen
Who need time for their mystical selves, divination, sisterhood, and self-knowing.
3 days to discover, claim, and hone your intuition, divination skills, and ability to hold space.
Time dedicated to healing and honing your inner mystic.
Awaken the Mystic is a prerequisite for The Mystical Year program.
Awaken the Mystic is held at the river island apothecary woodland studio, about 6 miles east of downtown Asheville, NC.
The location of this class requires that you have 4WD/AWD or be able to walk up a short but steep hill in order to participate.
Each session is held over a long weekend to accommodate traveling students.
Classes meet from 10 am – 3 pm each day.
Awaken the Mystic is offered during late summer and autumn to 3 separate cohorts or “Pods” (whales swim in pods). Or, you may choose the Independent Study option for a rich one-on-one experience.
Enrollment will open again in 2020.
Awaken the Mystic includes
- 12 hours of live session, ceremony, and divination at Katie’s woodland apothecary
- access to a curated collection of essential oils
- materials and potions made in class
- 50-page Awaken the Mystic workbook by Katie Vie
- in-class worksheets
- Practitioner’s Self-Care
- Mystical Aromatherapy 101
- in-class worksheets
- a group Winter Solstice ritual
- eligibility for the year-long The Mystical Year program
Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned practitioner, all with a spirit of learning are welcome.
“I’ve had the deepest pleasure of sitting with Katie Vie for a few different incarnations of her magic…and magic it is. Katie creates and provides a safe, rooted foundation that allows your soul and body to explore and experience the beautiful liminal space that comes with gently tuning out of the logic and tuning into the intuition thru our sense of smell. With experience, book knowledge, humor, sass and the deepest kindness, Katie helps you step into the mists of play that help you recognize your truest self. What a complete joy!” — Cici K. (2018 Awaken the Mystic Pod 1)
Winter Solstice gathering
On Saturday December 21st the Awaken the Mystic students will gather for a beautiful ritual of culmination and sisterhood. We will gather “on the island” at Magictown Movement Studio/ Marshall High Studio in Marshall NC (pictured, about 30 minutes north west of Asheville).
“Katie Vie is both feisty and deeply tender. I have found her sincerity and honesty refreshing. She has an incredible ability to hold the seat of teacher. She embodies the 7 archetypes in her anointing oil collection in a way that gives a person permission to fully bloom into who they came to earth to become. I see Katie Vie as a healer, wise woman, guide, sister, and deeply inspiring being from another dimension. I am so grateful for the circles I have sat with her in and continue to simmer in the teachings she has generously shared with me. I am grateful to know this gatekeeper of wisdom and knowing”. –Maggie O.
Read more testimonials about Katie & her offerings HERE
What Awaken the Mystic participants want to know
How is this different from your online classes?
My in-person facilitation is exceptional. Specializing in embodied teaching methods, I’m a master space holder. Attending a live session with me allows you to experience my channeled information (and my dynamic wit and humor). I’ll be able to “read” you, and offer you fine-tuned guidance at an in-person experience.
What if I’m not a “practitioner”?
If you’re in the world, you’re offering your work. So, you may not be a “professional”, but you are a practitioner; someone practicing self-care, offering love and support, holding space for people in your unique way. Don’t worry, you will be able to use and apply the information taught in class easily.
What do I get to take home?
You’ll get a 50-page work book beautifully set in a 3-ring binder, at least 2 potions made in class, divination cards drawn each day, spells and formulas created for you by your fellow students, and during the 3 days of retreat you’ll wear a special anklet connecting you to your sisters.
What else do you provide in the class?
You’ll be greeted each day with a warm pot of my famous “seed tea” and fresh well water. I’ll also provide light snacks like apples and nuts. Your classroom will be set up with floor cushions, and chairs will be available to women who prefer that. The apothecary or outdoor classroom will be filled with beautiful aroma from the fire and/or Japanese incense, soothing music and maybe the distant tolling of wind chimes. Blankets and throws will be available for cozy comfort. Heat & A/C are available in cases of uncomfortable weather. I also have some surprises up my sleeve.
Where do I stay?
You’re responsible for your own off-site lodging. Asheville boasts some of the most elegant, charming lodging in the country, from quaint Airbnb’s to upscale hotels.
What about lunch?
You’re encouraged to bring your lunch and enjoy it at the apothecary. Lunchtime is usually when women hang out and chat, take quiet solo walks, or rest. You’ll get lots more info on logistics upon your acceptance.
Is this a teacher training?
No. This experience is designed for your personal growth and evolution. The methods, materials, and information presented are not available for re-purposing for your own professional offerings.
Why is this a prerequisite for The Mystical Year?
This retreat will prepare you with the key concepts and foundational information unique to my work. After receiving this information and experiencing my teaching methods, you’ll know if you’re ready for an even deeper dive.
What types of women usually attend these classes?
Openhearted, soulful women with an interest in embodiment, the senses, and personal growth attend my offerings. The women usually range in age from mid 20’s to 60’s. Women who attend have a connection and curiosity with nature, lineage, ritual, and women’s mysteries. Some participants are brand-new to this type of learning, and some are quite experienced.
Will we get to smell the Archetype Anointing Oils?
Yes! You’ll do a powerful Archetype Mapping divination during your first afternoon that includes smelling at 7 of the oils. You’ll also get a special 30% savings on all oils purchased anytime during the 3 days your Pod is in session.
I have more questions. Can I contact you?
Yep! Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with “ATM Question” as the subject.
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