Carla Sakrison is a creative maker, teacher and owner of Tahoe Boho Studio. Her journey with art began when she realized she was unhappy with her job and was looking for a change.
Sakrison was diagnosed with cancer and her life’s purpose took her on a healing trajectory. Her illness led her to practice yoga, become certified in ayurveda and take herbalism classes.
Sakrison moved to Tahoe in 2019. After the pandemic, she was offered a space in Lucky Horseshoe located in Boatworks Mall in Tahoe City. Excited at the new prospects and new adventure she took a deep dive in her creativity.
“My vision for Tahoe Boho Studio is not only to provide a bohemian lifestyle vibe, but to offer a refuge for people to take a seat at the table and create something that not only comes from your heart, but speaks to your soul,” says Sakrison
“My vision for Tahoe Boho Studio is not only to provide a bohemian lifestyle vibe, but to offer a refuge for people to take a seat at the table and create something that not only comes from your heart, but speaks to your soul.” –Carla Sakrison
Her bohemian nature is one that inspires her art. Sakrison offers workshops and classes at Tahoe Boho. She sells art, tonics and body care. Drawing from her life experiences, Sakrison creates. The art sold at Tahoe Boho embraces nature and the elements.
“I paint with acrylic. I work with reclaimed wood and metal and love using the elements,” she says.
Her workshops, she points out, are both heart centered and soul centered. Workshops vary from herbalism classes, body-care products to tea blends and ceramics. She also offers intentional jewelry classes. Participants in the jewelry workshops are encouraged to choose a word that resonates with them and incorporate that word into the design of the jewelry using charms and gemstones.
“We use gemstones like quartz or feldspar that also have intention and meaning and what a person might be drawn to or feels right when they hold it,” says Sakrison.
A bad case of eczema led her to create her own body-care products making creams, lotions and oils to give as gifts, which led to her making them for her studio. Tahoe Boho Studio carries an organic body-care line that includes moisturizers, oils, bath products and herbal spray tonics. Sakrison prepares ritual anointment oils for meditation. In her body-care workshops, participants learn how to make body and bath products.
Sakrison also has an iron-on patch station where people can repair their clothing.
“Everything I make has come from my True North healing journey. I share the things that have either uplifted my spirit, my health or both, whether I sell them in a store or we make them together in a workshop. I enjoy using this space to create with others,” she says.
Jewelry, body-care products, dried flower arraignments and herbalism classes are offered throughout the year. Private and group classes and workshops are available. Bohemian art and unique art pieces for the home are available at Tahoe Boho Studio, open from Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | tahoeboho.com
April 8 | Linen spray
April 15 | Dried flower arrangement
April 22 | Shower steamers
April 29 | Dried flower wreath
May 6 | Signature scent roll-on
May 13 | Dry oil body spray
May 20 | Herbal bug spray
May 27 | Facial mist