Heart of Herbal Medicine Online 7-Class Series
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 will be guided through making an herbal product at home every time!
These are online classes - classes will take place via Zoom. Like our in-person classes, we aim to keep the classes interactive and hands-on, and each student will make an herbal product at home with all supplies provided. More information about supply pickup and Zoom instructions will be provided upon registration.
~ Taught by Lou Carrig & Christiane Wurmstedt
~ Sign-up for all 7 classes at a sliding scale of $200 - $160, supplies included
~ Individual classes are $25-40 sliding scale, supplies included (For more information on our Sliding Scale, please visit our About Our Classes page.)
~ For local folks, we will box up all your supplies for you to pick up at the beginning of the series or before your individual class.
~ For folks interested far-away, we will ship you your supplies at no extra cost!
Foundations of Herbal Medicine
Saturday, October 10th, 11:00am-1:30pm
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, October 17th, 11:00am-1:30pm
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. We will discuss different constitutions and 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, October 24th, 11:00am-1:30pm
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!
Spirit Medicine: Managing Stress & Mental Health
Saturday, October 31st, 11:00am-1:30pm
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.
Syrups & Immune Health
Saturday, November 7th, 11:00am-1:30pm
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!
Healthy Skin from the Inside Out
Saturday, November 14th, 11:00am-1:30pm
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: Preserve Your Medicine
Saturday, November 21st, 11:00am-1:30pm
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!