Have you been wanting to step more fully into your pleasure, your magic, and most importantly yourself? 

Have you struggled with comparing your gifts to others and feeling like you weren’t good enough?

Do you feel like your cup is empty? 

Do you even know what your own needs are?

Do you feel like you’re lonely?

This is why i'm so excited to present to you: PLEASURE FILLED 2022 (February 7th- July 18th of 2022)

I can relate to it all. Seven years ago, I was living life on autopilot, and realized that I not only wasn't living in my Pleasure, but I had absolutely no clue what that could even look like.

Pleasure is all around you but must be cultivated. Over the course of our 6 months together we will explore different aspects of our lives together to do just that; cultivate pleasure, desire, magic, and connection with ourselves on a deeper level. 


Stepping into my pleasure has opened the door to living my best life, and I am here to open that door for you in 2022.

WHY DID I CREATE THIS COURSE?

With this course I am offering the kind of structure, heart, and community I wished I had seven years ago for those seeking embodiment in their life. You deserve to have a full and overflowing cup, and I am here to help you call it in! 

I created this course to support you if you are  struggling with the same challenges I had, to help you dive into and learn about your own pleasure and desire through values, camaraderie, and support. The structure of this community will facilitate an easy transition of incorporating these values into your everyday life and help you build a personal practice to embody your joy and life more fully. It’s so exciting and I can’t wait to help you!

Imagine what it would feel like to…

  • Have a non-judgemental support system
  • Learn magical practices to anchor you
  • Have a structure to help you feel grounded in your desires
  • Safe Space to dream big and be supported in expanding and going higher
  • Have your boundaries enthusiastically affirmed
  • Have your needs reflected and appreciated
  • Do things in baby steps and be supported in taking a softer approach
  • Practice dating yourself without guilt or shame
  • Have tools to establish a relationship with money to support your self-care
  • Establish and be supported in your values
  • To be in community where your pleasure, joy, and existence were affirmed and celebrated

If all of this is an enthusiastic YES! for you, then we can’t wait to have you join us in 2022.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR ME?

This course is for you if…

  • You are learning to love yourself deeper.
  • You are ready to step more fully into living your best and juiciest life.
  • You know you need rest and self-care but haven’t made space for it yet.
  • You are ready to be surrounded by a supportive, loving, and magical community.
  • You are ready to form deep and lasting relationships with your Ancestors and Spirit allies.
  • You are ready to learn more ways to practice self-care and live a juicy life!
  • You are a witch ready to make space for their magic.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

This course provides approachable information, practices, and a solid foundation to turn self-care into a love affair. 

We will cover the following and more:

  • Aligning with your values to open the door for pleasure
  • Energetic boundaries
  • Setting parameters and naming your desire
  • Kitchen magic and medicine
  • Bathing practices and self-care ritual
  • Leaning into and being in your pleasure
  • Scent and sensuality
  • Developing a daily practice based in pleasure
  • Connecting beauty, intuition, pleasure and magic
  • Finding your community
  • Being in your body
  • Finding beauty, gratitude, fostering abundance
  • Stepping into your own magic
  • Connecting with your ancestors
  • Building an altar
  • Creating a ritual bath
  • Researching magical curiosities
  • Showing up consistently for your magic and pleasure
  • Cultivating beauty, curiosity, and a sense of wonder
  • Tools for staying in alignment with yourself
  • Building a life around pleasure


AFTER THIS EXPERIENCE YOU WILL:

  • Be able to identify your values and pleasure principles
  • Lean into living your life through a pleasure lens
  • See beauty and magic in all parts of life, especially the mundane
  • Embody confidence, self-regard, and pleasure as guiding principles
  • Have a connection to your plant and Spirit allies
  • Know how to deep dive into a variety of magical and self-care practices
  • Know how to turn self-care into a love affair
  • Have a deeper connection with your Ancestors (+ plantcestors) and their magic

Testimonials

The way that Maria grounds magical practice in self-care, daily ritual, the seasons, and the moon, and encourages me to trust my own intuition, has helped me get back in touch with my inner power that so often feels lost, unmoored, or squashed. Maria didn't teach me how to be magical--even better, she showed me that I already am! Maria & the Seagrape community make magic so accessible, which makes for an incredibly inclusive, welcoming environment where I feel safe to be vulnerable and be myself because there wasn't any need to "prove" myself before being let into the fold. I'm so, so grateful that I found this community when I did--it has helped me to feel less isolated and helpless because it helped me reconnect to myself and to other magically-minded babes. 

Seriously, thank you so much :)

Zoe Speidel, babes member

One of the biggest practices I’ve gained through Pleasure Filled Year  is bath rituals (or really even just...baths?). I spent basically my whole life as a strictly-shower person, but this course pushed me out of my comfort zone and pushed me into the tub and I found sincere pleasure and joy there. I think that maybe for some reason I was scared of doing it ~imperfectly~, I didn't really understand the differences between bath salts, bath soaks, bath teas, bubble stuffs.

I was challenged to make time and space to take care of myself, and still am. I've been challenged to grow my intentionality by making space to dedicate to that and to reframe my relationship to pleasure, beauty, and myself. I've also been challenged to grow my vulnerability and urge to squirrel away so many parts of myself from others as well as to see my magic, and grow it, and let it heal me.

Kachina Yeager, 2021 Pleasure Filled Year participant

Maria was calm and clear and able to detach from reactionary responses. I was often impressed with how she was able to hold space for different things that were coming up in discussion. She had a knack for sprinkling in just the right amount of personal stories without making it about her. And she seemed to meet each person right where they were

Connie Vanderzanden, 2021 Pleasure Filled Year participant

Maria brings a calmness and compassion to our time together that always soothes me no matter what I'm feeling. She has profound wisdom about magic, relationships, and how to navigate hardship and her bottomless curiosity helps me to self-reflect and better my life. I've experienced massive healing knowing her due to our shared ancestral lineage (Spiritual Russian Jewish). I feel heard and nurtured in her presence. She also holds her craft sacredly and she knows her magical shit.

Sophia Treyger, community member

Maria reminds you to slow down and appreciate your magical self and life, in all its forms. She provides ideas and material that allows ritual and pleasure to become a natural part of your everyday life. The work she does inspires you to cultivate a life of desire and delight, and her encouragement and support is felt when you arrive home in your body and mind.

Alli Bratt, babes memebr

Pleasure Filled Year felt like a deep dive into issues surrounding pleasure. There was just the right amount of information and discussion and homework without it getting overwhelming. I loved the learning, the sharing and stretching into new ideas and ways of moving through the world.

Every one of Maria's classes absolutely hit. They seemed to have an uncanny knack for delving exactly into what was vexing me. Our round tables and every meeting with my accountability buddy were moments of glee. Also, all of the baths and the licence to wank at will!

Meg Crawford, 2021 Pleasure Filled Year participant

I think Confidence was my fav module because it helped me narrow down my values. Discovering and understanding my values, and beginning to understand those of my partner and friends, has brought SO MUCH clarity to my decisions and goals, as well as my relationships.

My advice to those considering this program is DO IT. Yes, cost is a concern, it’s a time commitment and will take devotion and engagement, but it’s worth EVERY DOLLAR, MINUTE, and EFFORT spent. If you are looking to develop a self-care/self-love practice that’s sustainable and develops your witchy practices, this is definitely a right fit.

Christie McNabb, 2021 Pleasure Filled Year participant

I had accepted that my magical path would be solo. It is the most tender part of my being, and I've never found a safe place to share that with others. Finding the Seagrape community is like a breath of fresh air. I deleted Facebook a few months ago and replaced it with Seagrape's warm, supportive, and inspiring platform. Being a solo practitioner is great, but having the support of a community and offerings of fresh ideas, recipes, and playlists- well it's like finding a warm hearth on a winter's day. Maria's Pleasure Workshop was equally satisfying and provided an intimate and interactive setting for personal growth.

Melody Walker, babes member

The Curriculum

Confidence

Module 1:

Confidence

February

Pleasure

Module 2:

Pleasure

March

Beauty

Module 3:

Beauty

April

Community

Module 4:

Community

May

Embodiment

Module 5:

Embodiment

June

Connection

Module 6:

Connection

July

Having a pleasure filled year program dates:

Class calls will happen LIVE on the first and third Sunday of the month, and the recordings will be added to Seagrape Babes, the private membership site for those that absolutely need to miss a call.

*class dates and times subject to change

Additional details about 1:1 calls, group Q+A, medicine making dates and more will be added soon!

How is the info delivered

This is a packed program! 

Here’s the structure:

  • There will be a private community just for you within Seagrape Babes, our private membership site.
  • LIVE classes will be held over zoom every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at 10AM PST
  • The live Round Table sessions will be held on the third Monday of the month 6-8PM PST where the whole group will meet for a Q+A and to review the homework from the previous weeks.
  • The Modules will cover information, practices, hands on assignments and homework.
  • You will be expected to keep up with both the video content and the live calls, though you may revisit the materials at your own pace afterwards as well.
  • You will also receive a free year long membership to our magical community, Seagrape Babes to dive further in with your practices and develop magical community. 

The Welcome Gift Box

We are so excited to work with you! When you sign up for this year long program we will mail you (US only) a welcome gift box with everything you’ll need to get you started. The earlier you sign up for the program, the sooner you’ll be able to get your hands on these decadent self-care goodies.

The Welcome Kit includes:

  • A journal for notes and rituals
  • Altar cloth + chime candles to get your Altar started
  • Reading material
  • Pencil case & pens
  • Bath soak & soap to get your ritual bathing started
  • Prompts & other supplementary materials

Pleasure Filled Year

What's the cost?

Apply Now - Application Deadline is 01/15/2022

Meet Maria

About Your Instructor

Welcome to the Seagrape Community! I am so glad you found your way here. 

Apply Now - Application Deadline is 01/15/2022

Frequently asked questions

What is this program about?

This program is about diving into our pleasure through practical, magical, and community practices. The program is designed to help you be in tune with your own body-wisdom and intuition, and build a life filled with joy and pleasure! You get to deep dive into your magic and pleasure within a small, dedicated group for 6 months, and do self-study within our bigger private community for the second half of the year. A full year to explore with a whole lot of babes cheering you on, babe!

Who is this program for?

This program is for folks of all genders and ages (18+) that are looking to commit to, and invest in themselves. If you want to relearn to prioritize yourself, step into your life more fully, and develop a connection with your own personal magic, this program is for you! This is for those ready to be vulnerable, stoke their desire, do the work, and make space for magic and pleasure.

What is the Seagrape Babes Membership?

The Seagrape Babe Membership is our private community. You are automatically enrolled in the community for FREE for the year of 2022 when you sign up for this program, or if you're already a member, you will receive a free membership in 2023. All of the videos, worksheets, and questions will be housed in Seagrape Babes, so you will become very familiar with the community. 

Why would someone want to learn about pleasure and self-care?

Pleasure is an amazing value to cultivate! When we make space for ourselves and prioritize our wellbeing we blossom into a well, whole human that is better able to show up for others in our families and communities. It is vital to tend to our wellbeing in a world that does not encourage us to develop or value ourselves. We’ve so glad you’re choosing to invest in yourself!

What is the format of the program?

This is a packed program! We will meet LIVE over zoom twice a month, with recording of the call made available to you for as longs as you're part of the group. You will also have 1:1 calls with Maria, group Q+A sessions, medicine making days and more! The Modules will cover information, practices, hands on assignment and homework. The whole group will also meet for a live Round Table over zoom every third Monday for a Q+A and to review the homework from the previous week. You will be expected to keep up with both the video content and the live calls, though you may revisit the materials at your own pace afterwards as well. 

What if I can't make one or some of the classes?

Don’t worry! We are together for a whole year, so if you need to miss one or two classes you can always hop into Seagrape Babes and catch up on the videos you missed, ask questions, or reach out to another community member to connect about the homework. 

What if I decide it’s not a good fit? What's your refund policy?

No problem! You will have a money back guarantee pass for the first 2 weeks of the program, including the first two Modules. If after that you decide it isn't a good fit, just email us at info@seagrapeapothecary.com with a request for a refund (this will exclude the $500 non refundable deposit). The course is completely non-refundable after the second week, 2/12/22.

I don't identify as a “witch,” is that ok?

Sure! Though this program is heavily informed by ritual and magical practices, we welcome all folks who want to dive into this practice, whether or not they identify as witches or not. 

Will I have access to a community in this program?

Yes! This program was built with community in mind. Everyone who joins will be part of an intimate private community of people also taking the course. This means there will be monthly community building, interactions, discussion, and more. You will get to know the group intimately, and hopefully grow to be a magical cohort with friendships that last into the future!

Who is teaching this material?

Hi, I’m Maria Vashakidze, the founder of Seagrape Apothecary (established in 2009)! I’m an artist, witch, and a creative queer with a passion for community connection and cultivating pleasure. I am a white, Jewish Russian/ Georgian immigrant working on connecting to my ancestry while tending the unceded territory of the Chinook, and Multnomah peoples temporarily. Bringing attention and intention back to pleasure has opened space for me to feel expansive, joyful, and creative again. My goal in creating this community is to foster a similar experience for you; create a space that stokes your inner fire, helps you find and stand in your personal power and magic. I can’t wait to meet you! 

How long do I get to keep this material?

The material is yours to keep within Seagrape Babes forever once you’ve completed the program! 

What tools do I need to participate?

Reliable internet connection and a laptop or ipad is needed to participate. Familiarity with Zoom and basic computer literacy is also a must. You will need to sign on with a device that has a camera and microphone to participate in the Q&A portion of class biweekly. Other materials needed will be emailed out monthly. 

Pleasure Filled Year

Investment

Apply Now - Application Deadline is 01/15/2022

3 BIPOC tickets are also available at $3000 with a $500 deposit and payment plan of $300/ month for 10 months.

Email info@seagrapeapothecary.com to inquire about the BIPOC spots.