Two new classes coming up in May 2024

Helping Animals Heal with the Alaskan Essences on Friday May 17th 10:00am-1:00pm (mountain time) on Zoom.

In this class, you will learn how to improve the well-being of animals with the Alaskan Essences. Your teacher, Judith Poelarends, will define the factors that influence the well-being of animals and what it means for an animal to live with humans and depend on them for their care. She will clarify why and how animals acquire issues and problems, including how emotional and physical trauma affects their quality of life. Judith will also illustrate how animals can mirror what is occurring within their human companions and how they can be true teachers.

Participants will learn:

  • the fundamental factors that influence the well-being of animals
  • when and how to use flower, gem, and environmental essences for animals
  • some important Alaskan Essences that are vital to caring for animals with a variety of problems
  • how to recognize when animals mirror their person, and what to do

Everyone, regardless of whether you own and care for animals yourself, work as a flower essence practitioner, or practice other modalities for animals, can benefit from this class. Your presence and unique experiences are valued and welcomed! Click here for more details. The information shared in this class is based on my experience as animal scientist, animal communicator, flower essence practitioner and producer.

Finding Resilience and Connection in a Turbulent world on Friday May 24th 10:00am-1:00pm (mountain time) on Zoom.

It is easy to perceive the rising of human consciousness on our planet. Flower essences support our awakening, learning, and growth in consciousness on this life journey, even as we face adversity and seemingly endless chaos and turmoil. At some point in our healing journey, we may face varying degrees of fear, uncertainty, and change. When turmoil is occurring in our personal lives or globally, it can be challenging to stay centered. The more we get drawn into the distractions of the outer world, the more this can cause us to feel disconnected from ourselves, the Earth, and others.

Growing and maintaining our connections with the Earth, our innermost Selves, and the present moment cultivates the resilience we need to fully live in this world. When we strengthen that connective alignment, we also strengthen our relationship with Nature and the spiritual realm, making it easier to form heart-centered connections with others.

In this class, you will learn about essences made from the plant, mineral, and elemental kingdoms, which help us deepen and strengthen our connection with the Earth and ourselves. By deeply rooting ourselves, we can invoke and contain more of our Soul energy to manifest the life we are meant to live. We will look at essences that help us remember why we are here, find our purpose, and trust our path. From this place, we can truly offer our gift to the world, connect with others, and share our joy and inspiration.

Would you like to find the deeper meaning in life’s lessons and tap into the wisdom inside us all? Make heart-centered connections with others and share your gift with this world? Join us in this class! Click here for more info.

You will discover:

  • how to stay centered when personal and global chaos and upheaval is distracting you
  • essences to develop a stronger and deeper connection with Mother Earth so you can feel more at home
  • how to quiet your mind to fine-tune your connection with your Higher Self and the spiritual realm
  • essences to help you find your purpose, discover your soul path, and remember what you came here to do
  • how to be more of who you truly are and to connect with others from the heart more easily


About the teacher, Judith Poelarends, M.Sc.

My roots are in the Netherlands, where I was born and raised and became an animal and nature lover. I studied Animal Science and earned a Master of Science degree from the Wageningen Agricultural University. I performed research in animal health and welfare for sixteen years, focusing on improving the lives of dairy cows.

Curiosity and a thirst for knowledge led me to learn more about animal communication, and to my amazement, I discovered I could telepathically communicate with animals. That discovery transformed my whole life, and I began to learn and engage more with intuitive healing work. I had been using flower essences for some time before I attended a one-year program on flower essences. I trained and certified as a flower essence practitioner with Bram Zaalberg of Bloesem Remedies Nederland. The year-long class and the added certification process initiated a significant turning point in my life.

I learned so much about myself, including who I am and what I am meant to do on this planet. Through Bram, I met Steve Johnson, the founder of Alaskan Essences. Steve and I eventually married, and I helped him facilitate practitioner trainings and other related flower essence classes during our life together. During the summers, we made essences together in Alaska. I didn't know then that I was preparing and training to continue his profound life work. When Steve passed away in March 2017, I became the director of Alaskan Essences.

I am inspired to continue sharing the Alaskan Essences with the world and teaching about the essences. I want to help others find the clarity and meaning that I found. I want others to know how easy it is to work with flower essences to experience their empowering and healing qualities in their lives. Essences helped me find the confidence to make significant decisions in my life. They continue to support me on my life's journey and help me feel more comfortable and safe on the Earth. I am excited to spread the word about the healing power of Nature and how we can access this healing support by using flower essences.