an in-person retreat at Darkwood
enrollment will open in late summer, 2024
Awaken the mystic
Sit in circle.
Rekindle your magic.
Remember ancient ways of ritual, intuition, and wisdom
Leave trusting yourself and the skills that are your birthright.
Hi! I’m Katie.
In this one-of-a-kind course I use scent, symbolism, and writing to help you feel your sacred self, your roots, your mystical aptitude, and your Path.
I love this work, and it’s deep in my bones.
I’ve been a teacher of massage therapy, aromatherapy, and mysticism since 2005. I’ve spent the last 25 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.
You’re invited to Darkwood, my studio and sacred ground, to sit in circle with me.
Awaken the Mystic includes
- 12 hours of in-person instruction, ceremony, and divination at Darkwood, my woodland studio
- a 15 minute one on one call with me
- printed Awaken the Mystic workbook
- The Mystical Thread
- Fundamentals online class
Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned practitioner, all with a spirit of learning are welcome.
For Women & femmes who want
- clarity about their work in the world.
- to heal their creativity & spiritual nature.
- to study mysticism through a lens of the senses and writing.
- time with their mystical selves, divination, sisterhood, and self-knowing.
- a small group of students so that every voice is heard, and each path honored.
Awaken the Mystic is held at Darkwood, my woodland studio about 6 miles east of downtown Asheville, NC.
Darkwood is up in the woods on the side of a mountain. To reach the classroom you must have 4wd/AWD or be able to walk up a short, steep hill.
Day One | align with your magic
Morning: Answering the Call
- opening ritual
- personal divination from Katie
- kindle your mystical intelligence
Afternoon: Divine Confidence
- call to your inner wise woman
- archetype divination & anointing oils
- anointing ceremony
Home study: Practitioner Self-Care Discovery Quiz + workbook
Day Two | self care and concocting
Morning: self-care + symbolism
- self-care Discovery Quiz analysis
- identify your self-care needs
- craft a self-care practice
Afternoon: Mystical Applications & Blending
- awaken your sensory wisdom
- scent divination with essential oils
- esoteric diagnostics
Home study: Mystical Aromatherapy workbook
Day Three | practitioner skills
Morning: Practitioner’s Protocols & Tools
- how to craft a ritual
- the art of listening & holding sacred space
- blending, divination, and magical tools.
Afternoon: Divine Facilitation ~ The Priestess
- find The Priestess within
- anointing ceremony
- closing ritual
“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.
Read more of what the students have to say HERE
What Awaken the Mystic participants want to know:
What do I get to take home?
You’ll get a printed workbook beautifully set in a 3-ring binder, potions made in class, divination cards drawn each day, spells and formulas created for you by your fellow students, and other goodies.
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. Your classroom will be set up with floor cushions, and chairs will be available to folks who prefer that. The apothecary or outdoor classroom will be filled with beautiful aroma from the fire and/or incense, soothing music and maybe the distant tolling of wind chimes.
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’ll bring your lunch and enjoy it at Darkwood. Lunchtime is usually when students hang out and chat, take quiet solo walks, or rest. You’ll get lots more info on logistics upon your enrollment.
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 connected to The Mystical Year?
Awaken the Mystic 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 the deep dive of a year-long mystery school.
What types of people usually attend these classes?
Openhearted, soulful women and femmes with an interest in embodiment, the senses, and personal growth attend Awaken the Mystic. Participants usually range in age from mid 20’s to 60’s. Folks 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 20% savings on all oils purchased while you’re at Darkwood for class.
I have more questions. Who can I ask?
Great! Just email Jess the admin goddess at email@example.com with “ATM Question” as the subject.
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