Welcome to our Classes & Workshops 

NEW FALL & WINTER SCHEDULE! 

We have a little something for everyone, and a truly unique experience. It is our goal to provide you with the information and experience that inspires your passion for natural healing and plant medicine, enhances your sense of community and encourages your desire to integrate wellness into your life. Here are a few things to know when you come to class:

  • Bring a mug...we are always brewing tea and love to share it with you. And feel free to bring anything else you might need to be comfortable. 
  • We like to show, taste, test, try, make, and otherwise help you experience plants, oils, teas, tinctures, or whatever we might be discussing. Oh, and we want you to have samples to take home! Your class registration includes ALL class supplies and creative materials unless otherwise noted. 
  • You receive 10% of any shopping the night of a class, so you can pick-up your supplies and keep the fun going at home!
  • Drop-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged, as class sizes are limited. 
  • Please note our class cancellation policy: No cash refunds. Deposits are non-refundable for all classes. Class credit will be given for single night class if cancelled within 48 hours, and for series class cancelled 7 days prior to start date. 


CALENDULA OFFICINALIS

CALENDULA OFFICINALIS

HERBAL MEDICINE  & AROMATHERAPY COMMUNITY CLASSES

Intro to Botany
Sunday September 11th
10:00am - 4:00pm
Our most profound healing comes through our connection with nature. Enhance your understanding of your local plants and ecosystems by going on a hike, connecting with your inner plant nerd, learning the basics of plant identification, ecology, and wildcrafting ethics. *Please visit apothecarytinctura.com for additional details. *Proceeds donated to United Plant Savers
Cost: $65 

Herbal First Aid  
Tuesday September 13th
6:30 - 9:00pm
Learn about herbal tools you can equip yourself with so that you’re prepared to deal with minor wounds and acute traumas on the road, trail, and at home. We'll discuss using herbs to support healing and for acute sprains, strains, burns and other minor injuries.  
Cost: $25

Herbal Medicine Basics
Wednesday September 28th  
6:30 - 9:00pm
We are so excited to introduce you to the world of herbal medicine and plant-based remedies. Join us to learn all the basics, everything from blending a tea and brewing to support your self-care and wellness, to dosing tinctures during acute illness. You will leave feeling excited and ready to go deeper on your journey with herbal medicine. 
Cost: $25


DIY Natural Cosmetics
Tuesday October 4th
6:30 - 9:00pm
Tired of not knowing what goes into your makeup or paying too much for high end organic makeup? We’ll explore making your own custom foundation, blush, bronzer, lip tint/gloss, eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara using ingredients from the earth; Minerals, Waxes, Butters, Oils, and Herbs can be combined in so many ways to complement your natural beauty! 
Cost: $45

HUMULUS LUPULUS, AKA HOPS

HUMULUS LUPULUS, AKA HOPS

Homemade Herbal Honey Meads
Two Thursdays October 6th & 13th
6:30 - 9:00pm
This hands-on workshop will give you all of the skills and info you need to start brewing your own herbal infused honey meads.  The magical fermentation process of converting sugar into alcohol can be utilized to create delicious and refreshing herbal wines, aphrodisiac elixirs, or medicinal preparations of your favorite herbs.  We will brew in class and have samples to take home!  
Cost: $85 

 

 

 

Medicine Making Basics
Wednesday October 12th
6:30 - 9:00pm
Interested in learning how to make your own herbal medicines? This class will introduce you to the process of making tinctures, glycerites, and vinegar extracts. Learn how to make medicine using both the folk and standard methods, best practices for labeling and storing medicine and how to blend simple tinctures into useful formulas for common ailments.
Cost: $35

Kitchen Pharmacy
Tuesday October 18th  
6:30 - 9:00pm
Medicinal herbs are all around us!  In this class we will talk about common culinary spices that are sitting in your kitchen cabinet and how to use them in a pinch!  
Cost: $25

Introduction to Essential Oils & Aromatherapy
Wednesday October 19th OR Thursday November 17th
6:30 - 9:00pm
A great introduction to essential oils, we will discuss the basic healing properties, qualities, and blending techniques of our top 10 favorite essential oils. 
Cost: $2 

Gut Health 101: Optimizing Digestion
Wednesday October 26th
6:30 - 9:00pm
In this class we will cover digestive teas, bitters formulas, carminatives, and nutrition to support the healing of the gut lining, building of digestive prowess, and cultivation of a diverse and vibrant gut microbiome.  We will taste many different preparations, discuss specific indications for individual herbs, learn how to balance herbs in formulation, and make sample blends to take home.  
Cost: $35


Botanical Drawing Basics
Two Tuesdays November 1st & 8th
6:30 - 9:00pm
This workshop will focus on the healing power of the creative process.  Instead of ingesting our plants, we will benefit from the meditative state that comes from deep observation of the beauty, diversity, and intricacy of the natural world.  We will cover some of the history and techniques of both classical and unconventional botanical drawing, and have time to create our own artistic responses to the living plants that nourish and heal us.   
Cost: $65

Winter Wellness & Herbal Immunity
Wednesday November 2nd
6:30 - 9:00pm
Learn how to best support yourself and your loved ones during a season when our immunity can be low and our stress levels high. We will make delicious herbal concoctions such as Elderberry Syrup, Fire Cider, and herbal throat pastilles and talk about ways to keep your immune system supported this winter season. 
Cost: $35

Lip Balms, Salves & Lotions
Wednesday November 9th
6:30 - 9:00pm
Learn to make lip balms, salves and lotions for all your body care needs! Using delicious organic, aromatic and plant-based ingredients, you’ll learn the basics of crafting skin saving remedies batch after batch.
Cost: $45

Herbs for Emotional Healing
Tuesday November 29th
6:30 - 9:00pm
An introduction to using herbs to support emotional healing from trauma. We will learn how to use plant allies to encourage the body's natural healing processes, to promote relaxation, sleep, a sense of groundedness, and  to  foster community through reconnecting with both human and plant allies. *This class is geared toward survivors of emotional trauma, but all are welcome. As teachers we are not experts; rather facilitators in a larger community of healing. 
Cost: $25


Rosemary: more than a spice!
Thursday December 1st
6:30 - 9:00pm
Spend an evening delving into wonders of this extraordinary plant ally.  Learn all about how this plant can boost your nutrition, slay stress, and enhance memory and cognitive function. We may even learn a few of her historical magical functions too! 
Cost: $25

DIY Natural Body Care
Wednesday December 7th
6:30 - 9:00pm
Making your own body care is easy, affordable and fun. You’ll learn to make custom soaks, scrubs, sprays, washes, rinses and more! Come have a little fun with us getting dirty and learning to DIY body care. 
Cost: $45

Liver Love!
Thursday December 15th
6:30 - 9:00pm
A healthy liver is a crucial part of a healthy body.  And in a season that can stress the liver with over-indulgence, this class will teach you how to nourish your liver with herbs and nutrition, how the liver works and relates to our health, and dispel common myths about detoxification. 
Cost: $25

Herbal Postpartum Care for Partners
Sunday December 18th
4:30 - 6:30pm
Learn to nurture your postpartum partner and new baby with plant medicines!  Using natural, organic, plant-based ingredients, we will explore simple recipes for teas, salves, sitz bath and other traditional remedies to soothe and support the new mom in your life.
Cost: $25


Food as Medicine
Wednesday January 4th
6:30 - 9:00pm
Food can be medicine, with the deepest and most lasting healing coming from the long-term use of gentle tonic and restorative herbs.  We will discuss sample recipes for soups, spice blends, and tonic beverages to promote nutritional repletion, longevity, and lasting vitality. 
Cost: $35
 
The Four-Humors System and Formulation with Herbal Energetics
Wednesday January 18th
6:30 - 9:00pm
Unani Tibb medicine can be considered the third great herbal medicine system (along with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda). Though much less famous in the United States, this Arabic model is still the primary care medical system for a great many people from Western India and Pakistan. Learn the very basics of this elegant philosophy and how it applies to your personal constitution in this dry Rocky Mountain climate.
Cost: $25


SPIRIT MEDICINE COMMUNITY CLASSES

Aligned with the rhythms of the moon

Talismans, Totems & Ritual Tools
NEW DATE AUGUST 18th                                                                                                                                               
6:30 - 9:00pm
Spend an evening deep in the medicine of our animal & plant totems, crafting talismans, smudge fans and smudge bundles, and rattles. Crafting our tools helps to nourish our partnerships with their healing energies, and a ceremonial blessing helps to fully infuse the talismans with their totem medicines. 
Cost: $65

Plant Spirit Medicine
Wednesday September 21st
6:30 – 9:00pm
We go beyond the physical healing qualities of our plant allies in this class, to being to partner with their vibrational, spiritual, and magical uses, as learned throughout time and traditions. We will meet and experience a variety of plants, and practice connecting with the spirit of the plants for healing and guidance.  
Cost: $35

Ek Chuah + Cacao Ceremony
Saturday October 15th
6:00pm - til the chocolate is gone and the feast is over!
Chocolate is an often-overlooked healing ally that can help clarify our vision, ground us in our passion, give us strength in the pursuit of our dreams and nourish us with deep connection. If you feel a connection to cacao medicine, the cacao tree, or to the chocolate deities, join us for an evening of ceremony. Registration is limited to 9 participants. Complete details will be emailed after registration. 
Cost: $35 donation to the Maya Foundation In Laakech

Tree Magic
Thursday October 27th
6:30 - 9:00pm
Step into the powerful magic of some of our greatest plant allies - trees. Learn about the myriad ways we can work with tree medicine and the inherent healing present within the powerful aspects of their being. In this class we will work with oils, resins, leaves, berries and other gifts from the tree as we learn about their magical uses through history and how they can be used in our everyday lives.
Cost: $35

Fire Medicine
Tuesday November 15th
6:30 - 9:00pm
Smoke, flame, ember - experience the magic of the sacred element of fire. Play with smoke blends, smudging, and learn how to make your own incense, as well as studying the ancient power of fire and how to use it to connect with and manifest your inner desires. 
Cost: $35

Flower Essence Remedies
Tuesday December 6th
6:30 - 9:00pm
Vibrational medicine works in subtle but powerful ways. By using plant, gem, & environmental essences to tap into your energetic being, mental, emotional, and even physical patterns can be beneficially shifted. Join us to learn more and to blend your own custom essence.
Cost: $25

Sacred Medicine : Earth Centered Healing
Wednesday December 14th
6:30 - 9:00pm
Clear the energies that are interfering with your ability for growth, healing, and renewal with sacred, ancestral, and Earth-centered healing techniques. This class is hands-on and experiential. We will discuss plant brushing, smudging rituals, altar building and self-care ceremony. 
Cost: $35

Red Tent Spirit Retreats
Third Sunday of Each Month*
10:00am – 3:00pm
Spend a day immersed in the medicine, lore, and spirit of the divine feminine. Return to the source, journey to the self, be held in sacred space. We will move at our own pace, focused only on self-care. Each weekend is dynamic, and will honor the energies, desires and needs of the women in the tent; this may sometimes mean planned activities shift. Tea, snacks, and all creative supplies included. Please bring pillows, blanket, & sacred item for blessings. *Limited to 9 participants; Visit website for dates & details. 
Cost: $85/retreat


Foundation of Herbalism

Deepen your understanding of natural remedies in our foundations of herbalism courses. Each series class helps you balance and integrate your knowledge of herbal medicine, aromatherapy & holistic healing. These courses are run throughout the year and are intended to build your knowledge base for personal & community applications. 

Foundations of Herbal Medicine  
  
Roots of Herbal Medicine : Weekend Immersion
November 12th & 13th
10:00am - 4:00pm
Part of our herbal foundation series, this class is open to herbal students of all backgrounds. It is also prerequisite for the Herbal Apprenticeship program. We will explore:
* The principles of Traditional Western Herbalism and Folk Medicine
* Basic Anatomy and Physiology, as it applies to understanding how herbs affect the body.  
* Herbal remedies and preparations to create health and balance for each system
* Selecting, growing and basic herbal medicine making. 
* Herbal tastes and formulating
Cost: $200 Non-refundable Deposit: $100
With: Apothecary Tinctura Clinical & Community Herbalists

DEVIL'S CLUB

DEVIL'S CLUB


Green Pharmacy : Weekend Immersion
10:00am - 4:00pm
December 3rd & 4th
For the beginner and herb enthusiasts alike, and a requirement for the Herbal Apprenticeship Program, this class is a wonderful way to experience herbs and learn more learn to make quality herbal medicines. Why not turn your garden into a bountiful herbal pharmacy; we’ll learn to prepare and use:
* Medicinal Teas
* Oils and Salves
* Liniments & Poultices
* Vinegars & Elixirs
* Tinctures
Cost: $200 Non-refundable Deposit: $100
With: Apothecary Tinctura Herbalists & Makers


Foundations of Aromatherapy
Five Consecutive Wednesday evenings
March 1st – March 29th
6:30 - 9:30pm
A full sensory experience, this class is a journey into the sophisticated yet simple art of aromatherapy. Essential oils are gentle, yet powerful, tools for creating change and supporting health. In class we will learn:
•    Methods of application & quality of oils
•    Functional groups used to classify and blend oils
•    Therapeutic use and materia medica
•    Hands-on class making hydrosol elixirs & perfumes
Cost: $250 Deposit: $125
With: Kim Thompson, Clinical Herbalist & Aromatherapist