Heart of Herbal Medicine Beginner Series

Heart of Herbal Medicine Beginner Series

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Join us in this hands-on, foundational herbalist series incorporating practical medicine-making skills as well as exploring an in depth overview of working with plant medicine to promote a balanced and healthy lifestyle. These classes will inspire budding and blossoming herbalists alike to get their head, heart and hands into plants as medicine, to start creating their own apothecary at home. Each class will include a hands-on demonstration, where participants can take home an herbal product every time!

~ Taught by Lou Carrig & Christiane Wurmstedt
~ Sign-up for all 7 classes at a sliding scale of $200 - $160
~ Individual classes are $25-40 sliding scale (includes supplies)
~ Registration is encouraged b/c classes fill up; call the shop at (504) 488-4425
~ We have a 24 hr refund cancellation policy, so please let us know if you can't make it!

Foundations of Herbal Medicine
Saturday, March 7th, 10:00am-12:30pm
In this class we will dive into the foundations of herbal medicine, exploring roots of disease, energetics, flavors and actions as well as the various forms and preparations of herbal medicine and developing a vocabulary for healing. This class is the first class of our Heart of Herbal Medicine Series and will give you all the tools you need to get started on the right foot!

Intuitive Healing & the Taste of Herbs
Saturday, March 14th, 10:00am-12:30pm
This class sets a solid foundation for understanding the unique properties of plant medicine and how to incorporate them to achieve balance in each individual person. Through sipping tea, we will explore the 6 tastes of plants and their corresponding actions in the body. Then, together as a class we will develop a delicious tea blend for everyone to take home!

Kitchen Medicine: The Root of Health
Saturday, March 21st, 10:00am-12:30pm
Preventative medicine starts in the kitchen with healing herbs and foods. In this class, we will discuss the medicinal benefits of culinary herbs and the digestive system as the root of health. We'll be making the tried and true health tonic, Fire Cider, for everyone to take home and experiment with!

Syrups & Immune Health
Saturday, March 28th, 10:00am-12:30pm
This class will discuss how to use herbs for immune health - from cold & flu season, to allergies and even auto-immune conditions. We will also explore how to make and use syrups as potent and versatile herbal medicines!

Spirit Medicine: Managing Stress & Mental Health
Saturday, April 4th, 10:00am-12:30pm
We all have our ups and downs and days when our soul needs comfort. Come learn ways to use herbs and essences to help the body cope with stress and promote mental and emotional balance. We'll send everyone home with a freshly made, local flower essence.

Healthy Skin from the Inside Out
Saturday, April 11th, 10:00am-12:30pm
Your skin is a telltale sign of your true inner health: wounds, scars, chronic conditions, allergies and flare-ups. This class will demonstrate how to use herbs to make healing oils and salves, as well as internally, to heal our skin both from the inside and out.

Tincture Making 101
Saturday, April 18th, 10:00am-12:30pm
Tinctures, or alcohol extracts, are a very convenient and effective form of plant medicine, used to address a variety of ailments, especially acute conditions that require immediate attention and ease of use. Come learn the ins and outs of tincture making to build up your home apothecary!