How to mix henna the Moroccan way
In this masterclass you will learn to prepare natural henna paste according to the Moroccan Henna tradition with only natural ingredients that are safe for skin and health.
Henna paste making is guided by the eyes
Thousands of different henna recipes can be found all over the internet. And not all are the same. Some are natural and safe while others are not! So how to know wich one is the right one and for whatever reasons?
As we say in Morocco "Ayneq mizaneq (spoken as: aienek misanek)" your eyes are the scale. Your eyes lead you through the stages of preparation. By looking consciously in your henna bowl you will learn to understand the process that turns henna powder into paste. And not just a paste, but a paste that gives a strong stain.
What will I learn?
In this masterclass you will learn how hennapaste was prepared traditionally in a Moroccan household.
You also learn to mix your own henna paste step by step under my guidance. We opt for a smooth lump-free texture that allows us to draw the most delicate patterns. Natural ingredients are key. We never compromise on that!
You learn to understand the process of dye release which is crucial when you want to achieve a decent henna stain on the skin.
Moroccan tea rituals are an integral part of hospitality ceremonies. If you are not one of the lucky ones that have experienced it for themselves, then don't be sad.....I got you covered. As a free bonus I will show you how to make Moroccan Mint Tea, the traditional way, as it is not only meant to please the guests, it is also one of the ingredients in a Moroccan henna paste.
You receive the demonstration as a video and the recipe as a pdf file.
What to expect and understand?
When you understand what is exactly happening in your bowl in the process of Henna paste making, you don’t longer depend on fixed recipes from others. As Henna is a product from nature, it’s needs, when it comes to the amounts of different ingredients, may vary from crop to crop each season because it's growth depends heavily on the right wheather circumstances.
From now on your Henna Paste will be super smooth, silky textured, easy flowing and rich in staining qualities.
How will you feel after this class?
You will be more confident about your paste making skills. After this masterclass no more clogged syringes or cones as you will manage like a pro to make a super smooth and richly staining henna paste every time.
You will feel enriched on the level of knowledge on the Moroccan traditions surrounding hennapaste making.
How to get the most out of this class?
Even if I won’t be present in your kitchen physicly, you will be in mine virtually. I will show you every step of the mixing process and explain all the details. If you want to achieve the best possible results, download and read the files first and then mix your hennapaste while you watch my video.
If problems occur or questions rise, write them down so that you don't forget to ask me them personally during Live Q & A
What will I receive?
- Instructional video’s on henna paste making process and Moroccan Mint tea preparation
- Pdf file with tips and measurements
- Pdf file with Tea recipe
- Live Q & A on Zoom
If I can find Henna Paste recipes all over internet for free, why should I pay you to learn the same thing?
What do I need to have ready to be able to take the class?
For how long will the class be accessible after purchase?
What if I can’t be present during the live Q & A?
I’m new to henna is this for me?
I already know how to make Henna paste. Do I need to take this class?
Is this class for me?
My classes are usually suitable for all levels, but this one in particular is focused on beginners and newbee's.
- Are you struggling to get the right consistency of your henna paste?
- Have you never made Henna paste yourself?
- Do you want to know how Henna paste is made traditionally in Morocco?
- Want to learn about the process that takes place in your henna bowl?
- want to learn how to achieve a beautiful henna stain?
I welcome you to join me. This class is most definitely for you!
I'm your teacher
Salam! My name is Fatima Oulad Thami and I am often asked: why did you choose to do henna? But that is not how I see it. I did not choose to do henna, henna chose me. I am merely the instrument, the window, the bridge, medium, whatever you wish to call it, through which the story of Henna Art may be told. Henna is magical. Once it has touched your heart, it digs itself into your soul and will not let you go. The passion for this ancestral art became my way of life.
Why would you learn from me?
Moroccan Henna culture is not only my expertise but also my deepest passion. I have been running my Henna business professionally for 20 + years in the Netherlands. In addition to the henna services I offer, I also run my henna supplies webshop and my Henna academy. I have been asked to teach at the most prominent henna conferences worldwide. I have inspired hundreds of women so far to embrace the Moroccan Henna style and acknowledge its value. Now it’s your turn to embrace this meaningful authentic beauty ritual and experience how it will change your life.
National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage
Intangible heritage includes a.o. practices, knowledge and skills that express cultural identity and diversity. I actively propagate and safeguard the practition of Moroccan Henna Art and therefor I ‘m an ambassador of Intangible Cultural Heritage since 2014. Henna Art was added to the National Inventory of Intangible and Cultural Heritage in the Netherlands due to my safeguarding plans. This Inventory charts Intangible Heritage and helps communities and artisans to safeguard their traditions and preserve them for future generations.
The compilation of the National Inventory is one of the obligations the Netherlands undertook to fulfill when the UNESCO Convention for the safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage was ratified.
Happy Henna Habiba's
Everything she touches she adorns with meticulous perfection and intention
Fatima is such an amazing instructor. She was very well prepared and her take home material was such high quality. The information shared was very thoughtful and easy to refer back to. She was so generous and positive with her instruction. A couple months later I was struggling with filling my syringe. I reached out to Fatima and she got back to me. Sent me a few messages with instructions and a video. I was soon able to fill my syringe. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to learn from Fatima.
Fatima was generous enough to do henna on me and it will be an experience I will treasure forever. She is so kind and gentle. The design she chose to do was of an eye. Eyes have always had such special significance for me so it was quite amazing that that is what she chose to do. I loved it. And am grateful for that time.
I think the biggest things about Fatima is her gentle spirit. She is a extremely good teacher and through her research and desire for truth and authenticity she provides her students and clients with a wonderfully well rounded experience. Everything she touches she adorns with meticulous perfection and intention. Her laugh is contagious and her presence is simply soothing.
- TSB Artistry -
Any person is lucky to learn from Fatima
Fatima is a focused and organized instructor — I truly appreciate that. She covers a LOT of information in her classes, and she still manages to walk around the class and give individual feedback to her students. She speaks with knowledge and authority but she is sweet and approachable — she's a wonderful teacher!
I loved receiving henna from Fatima! Even at 2am at a busy conference, she was attentive and fun and created a unique and beautiful design for me. In spite of our exhaustion, she was still present and creative.
I love her spirit, her enthusiasm, and her originality — any person is lucky to learn from her or to receive henna from her!
- Face Fiësta/Denver Henna -
Watching her work was mesmerizing and inspiring
I attended each of Fatimas classes at Hennacon. The passion she has is infectious. She is funny, witty and truly supportive and encouraging. I left each class with such a deep respect for not only syringe Henna work, but for the symbolism, traditions And heritage that she has such love for.
I was so lucky to be Hennaed by Fatima. To say it was something I will cherish forever would not do it justice. From the intimate location she picked and the beautiful music she played, it was a meditative experience. Watching her work was mesmerizing and inspiring. She just flows with her beautiful syringe work. Fatima is truly love and light in human form.
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