I have eased into a place where I have to trust the Universe about timing and class enrolment. Generally speaking, and it is somewhat venue-dependent, I have a four person minimum for classes. In other words, if I don’t have at least 4 paid sign ups within 5-7 days of the start date, that class is going to be cancelled. It is a courtesy to the venue, and to any students who did pre-register, to not wait any longer than that. I don’t consider anyone registered until they have paid, because this is Los Angeles, and people get busy. Classes that require me to travel have even more lead time, because there are more logistics.
This Fall has been pretty good in this regard. I have only had to reschedule or cancel a small handful of classes. Interestingly, the ones that do have enrolment issues have frequently been classes I have put together by special request from my core students.
This is, in part, a preamble to say that the Houseclearing Workshop for this weekend has been cancelled. I would prefer to teach it in November or December, so it may not reappear on the schedule until late next year.
Similarly, I find that my Goddess Empowerment Workshop does best February through June, so I will only be scheduling it during that time period, which also means only once a year per geographic area.
Anything Fae-related is only going to be scheduled between April and September(ish), because that realm is much easier to connect with during that time.
A perfectly positioned class, on the other hand, is this month’s Magickal Foundations class. We will be focusing on Meditative Journeys, which is appropriate for the season. Meditation and introspection are well suited to the dark part of the year, but this class will be focusing on imagination. magick, and using a specific type of meditation to boost the oomph in your practice. I’m looking forward to exploring it with my students.
While I’m on the topic of scheduling classes, I have 4 class series starting up in January: Kabbalah 1 and 3, Shamanic Practitioner Training, and a Chakras workshop (up in Valencia). Advance registration is open on the first three; we will be getting the page ready for Chakras very soon.
A good rule of thumb, if you very much want a class to happen, is to sign up in advance, and recruit others to do the same.
My schedule through March is pretty full. Any additions to the calendar won’t be until at least April. Please plan accordingly.
Have a marvelous winter holiday season!