APOTHECARY TINCTURA

ScreenHunter 61 Sep. 15 14.26Welcome to our Classes & Workshops

Thank you for your interest in our class offerings. We offer 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 & 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 & love to share it with you
  • We like to show, taste, test, try, make, and otherwise help you experience plants, oils, teas, tinctures, or whatever we might be discussing. And don't forget samples to take home!
  • You receive 10% of any shopping the night of a class, so feel free to pick-up your supplies and keep the fun going at home.
  • Drop-ins are welcome, but pre-registeration is encouraged, as class sizes are limited.

Fall & Winter Registration

Community Classes 

Aromatherapy for Cold & Flu - DATE HAS CHANGED FROM PRINTED SCHEDULE
Thursday October 9th   
6:30 – 9:00pm
Do you know how to use Ravintsara for prevention, Eucalyptus to relieve congestion, Cypress for sore throats? Essential oils are powerful allies for preventing, treating, & healing all that ails you in winter. Join us to learn more.
Cost: $15
 
Herbal Chakra Meditation Companions
Thursday October 16th
6:30 – 9:00pm
Chakra Meditation is a therapeutic practice for mind, body, and spirit. In this class, we will explore powerful herbs, essential oils, flower essences, plant based foods, and gemstones associated with each of the seven major chakras.
Cost: $15
 
Women’s Night Out – Painting Party
Friday October 24th
6:30 – 9:00pm
More than just another sip & paint night! Join Mayan artist & MSU alum, Rudi Monterroso as he helps you paint with all our sense and open to your own creative potential.
Cost: $65
With: Rudi Monterroso, Artist
 
Herbal Smoke Blends: Spirit, Medicine, History
Thursday October 30th
6:30 – 9:00pm
Whether you are trying to find an alternative for tobacco, or if you’re just interested in the medicinal, spiritual, and historical contexts of smoking plants, this class is for you. You will receive recipes & samples of blends made in class to enjoy. *Medicinal marijuana will not be covered.
Cost: $15
 
Herbs for Relaxation, Sleep & Dreaming
Tuesday November 4th
6:30 – 9:00pm
Wondering why you aren’t sleeping well & what you can do about it? We will investigate common herbs to help you to relax, fall asleep, stay asleep, and sleep deeply so that you can have an improved dreaming and waking life.
Cost: $15
 
Introduction to Tincture Making
Wednesday November 5th
Learn how to do easy macerations & percolations, which herbs should be tinctured fresh, dry, or not at all, and simple ways to create the perfect ratios for your very own tinctures!
6:30 – 9:00pm
Cost: $15
 
Introduction to Essential Oils & Aromatherapy
Thursday November 6th or Tuesday January 27th
6:30 – 9:00pm
Whether you want to know how to make beautiful aromatherapy blends or you want to begin to understand the deeper healing properties & qualities of essential oils, this class is for you! We will smell, experience and make a simple blend to take home.
Cost: $15
 
Women’s Night Out – Spa Party
Friday November 14th
6:30 – 8:30pm
Get your skin ready for the winter transition and learn to give yourself a fabulous at-home facial while you’re at it. We may get a little messy, but we will be creating healthy beautiful skin while we do it.
Cost: $15
 
Family Herbal Medicine Chest
Thursday November 13th
Learn how to create a family herbal medicine chest that will have you prepared for all the cold, flu & belly bugs. We will discuss the herbs you need and how to prepare them to keep your family well!
6:30 – 9:00pm
Cost: $15
 
Lip Balm & Salve Making
Tuesday December 2nd
6:30 – 9:00pm
Salves are a great introduction into the wonderful world of plant medicine! Come learn how to make basic medicinal salves using easy to work with ingredients. We’ll cover topics like inflammation and arthritis, eczema, skin rashes, bug bites and stings, sore muscles, and more!
Cost: $15
 
Herbal Cocktails & Hangover Remedies
Tuesday December 9th
6:30 – 9:00pm
Sip on tantalizing libations while learning how to add your favorite herbs to your favorite cocktail! Recipes will include such delicious creations as: Infused Liqueurs, Bitters, Simple Syrups, Cordials & Elixirs…and what to do if you have one too many.
Cost $25
 
Introduction to Lotion Making
Monday December 15th
6:30 – 9:00pm
Spice up those cold winter nights and bring holiday cheer to your friends and family with homemade lotions and creams sure to soften even the roughest scrooge. Using pure flower waters and exquisite essential oils, we will learn to make perfect body care lotions & potions batch after batch.
Cost: $25
 
Herbal Alchemy & Medicine Making
Wednesday December 17th
6:30 – 9:00pm
Making seasonal teas, honey medicines, syrups & elixirs is easy, fun & delicious. We will make and sample various remedies, and at the end everyone will take home a1oz. Elderberry syrup and a honey blend.
Cost: $25
 
Nurturing Your Spiritual Heart 
Thursday January 8th
6:30 – 9:00pm
In this class we will delve into the realm of loving your true being, as well as how you can get back in contact with, and nurturing your spiritual heart. Topics include herbal and lifestyle approaches, and the last 30 minutes will be a time set aside for focusing intention and visualization. Bring a blanket and a pillow
Cost: $15
 
Introduction to Fermentation
Tuesday January 13th
6:30 – 9:00pm
We all know by now that eating fermented foods is a great way to get your daily dose of the friendly micro flora that our bellies love. After in-class demos & recipes you’ll be excited to get started!
Cost: $25

 

Workshops

Exquisite Essential Oils & Botanical Perfumes - PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE
Wednesday November 12th
6:30 – 9:00pm
Essential oils possess a depth and complexity that synthetic fragrance can’t capture. Learn the elements of blending perfume balms, sprays, and rollers for your own body chemistry & sensory pleasure. This class is hands-on. Each participant will make 2-3 oil blends of their very own!
Cost: $35
With: Kim Thompson, Clinical Herbalist & Aromatherapist
 
Women’s Wisdom Circle
Every Third Tuesday October thru April
6:30 – 8:30pm
Delve deep into the wisdom of your body, mind & spirit. Explore the energies of various archetypes and how the influence our experience of the day-to-day. Learn about spirit medicine tools, energy healing, your own intuitive gifts, as you experience the sacred space created by women. Participants must pre-register. We meet one week a month, for 6 months. Please email Kristin@apothecarytinctura.comwith questions. * No class in December
Cost: $75
With: Apothecary Tinctura Practitioners & Guest Facilitators
 
Women’s Wellness Day Retreat
4 Saturdays: October 25th, January 24th, April 25th, July 18th
10:00 – 4:00pm
Connect to the sacred and receive the fullness of women’s spirit medicine. Spend the day gathering plants, enjoying plant-brushings, medicine-making, or other healing modalities perfect for the season. This is a perfect time to restore & rejuvenate your body, mind & spirit!
Cost: Full Series $350 or $95 per retreat. ($300/$75 for Women’s Wisdom Circle Participants)
With: Apothecary Tinctura Practitioners & Guest Facilitators
 
Holiday Head-to-Toe
Wednesday November 19th or Thursday December 11th
6:30 – 9:30pm
Get creative this year at our Holiday Head-to-Toe Party! We will eat, drink & make gifts to bathe, soothe and spoil anyone on your holiday list.  From top to bottom you will blend invigorating soaks, luscious body oils, infused liqueurs & more! Each attendee will leave with 3-5 items ready to wrap-up and gift-away! *Class size is limited, early registration is encouraged.
Cost: $65
With: Amanda Wells, Integrative Therapeutics Practitioner
 
Pillars of Nutrition Seasonal Series
Dates Outlined Below
6:30 – 8:30pm
In this four season nutritional education series, you will receive the information, recipes and support you need to help your body be deeply nourished and your wellness thriving through the changing seasons.
  • October 23rdThe Nourished Belly- Focus Fall:  Learn how to optimize digestion utilizing cultured foods and herbs that promote repair and beneficial flora balance.
  • January 22ndClean Foods: A Holistic Perspective- Focus Winter:  Learn how to use whole foods and holistic nutrition therapies to balance blood sugar and optimize metabolism. This workshop outlines simple habits and convenient foods that produce sustainable wellness for the newyear and beyond.  
  • April 23rdSprout into Spring with Flavors of Green- Focus Spring: Celebrate the stalks and sprouts of the season that naturally induce cleansing and renewal.
  • July 23rdThe Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition Kit- Focus Summer: Learn how chronic inflammation can lead to long term health conditions. This workshop outlines foods that decrease inflammation and promote relief from inflammatory related symptoms.
Cost: Full Series $125 or Per Class Drop-in $45
With: Ellie Freeman of Simply Nourished

 

Foundation of Health (Core) Classes

Deepen your understanding of natural remedies in our foundations of health 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.

Roots of Health:
6 consecutive Wednesday evenings
September 24th – October 29th
6:30 - 9:30pm
This course is part of our herbal foundation series, and is open to herbal students of all backgrounds.  We will sample herbs in various forms & discuss:
  • Therapeutic uses of individual herbs and their effect on our different body systems. 
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology, as it applies to understanding how herbs affect the body. 
  • Herbal remedies and preparations to create health and balance. 
  • Herbs for acute situations & first-aid, as well as the long-term use of tonic herbs. 
  • Dosages and safety parameters.
  • Foundation of Herbal Medicine;  Digestive & Liver; Immune & Lymph; Respiratory; Nervous; Muscle-Skeletal; Endocrine & Reproductive      
Cost: $225 Deposit: $125 Series OR Drop-in per/class $45
With:Apothecary Tinctura Herbalists
 
Foundations of Aromatherapy
Five Consecutive Wednesday evenings
March 11th - April 8th   
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: $175 Deposit: $75
With: Kim Thompson, Clinical Herbalist & Aromatherapist
 
 
Green Pharmacy
7 consecutive Thursday evenings
April 24th - June 5th | 6:30 - 9:00 pm
For the beginner and herb enthusiasts alike, this class is a wonderful way to experience herbs and learn more about their medicinal uses. Turn your garden into a bountiful herbal pharmacy; we’ll learn to prepare and use:
  • Medicinal Teas
  • Oils and Salves
  • Vinegars & Elixirs
  • Tinctures
  • Liniments & Poultices
Cost: $225 Deposit: $125