Yoga Nidra : Dream Yoga
Jan
22
to Aug 27

Yoga Nidra : Dream Yoga

Come release layers of tension from your emotional, mental, physical, and energetic body with this ancient Yogic "Sleep" technique.  Lie down, close your eyes, and let your awareness  be systematically guided through your mind-body-energy structure. Yoga Nidra : Dream Yoga is deeply restorative and rejuvenating; a great tool for self-care, transformation, and healing. It is accessible to any age, gender, or experience, and all are welcome. 

*Class is held weekly on Monday evenings. Please bring your own mat. 

With: Andrew Gettys, RYT

This class is part of our Foundational Wellness Series. In an effort to empower our community and to make herbal medicine, nutrition, and wellness more accessible to our community we are offering these classes on a sliding scale from $5-$15. Simply call to pre-register, pay what you can, and we’ll see you in class! You may also register below for the regular class fee of $10

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Nutrition Essentials
Feb
6
6:30 PM18:30

Nutrition Essentials

Support your body by learning the foundations of
nutrition and essentials for living a life of quality and vitality. Two Denver-
based nutritionists layout the foundations of nutrition, from the roles of
carbs, proteins and fats to dispelling nutrition myths. We will also discuss
what a balanced approach to nutrition is and how to get vitamins, minerals
and herbs into your daily diet and meals, and how to optimize your
digestion. We will even explore mindful eating and yes, it will include
chocolate.

With: Yvonne Matthews, CN & Christa Bitner, MS., CN.

Cost: $35

 

 

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The Soul of Hunger
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

The Soul of Hunger

You know what to eat, but when life gets crazy, your best intentions go out the window. There's more to hunger, cravings, and nourishment than just food. Join me for The Soul of Hunger:

  • Why willpower is doesn't work and what to do instead
  • How chakras and goddess archetypes can support your eating habits
  • 3 simple steps for getting back on track when cravings hit

Cost: $25

With: Guest Teacher, Christa Bitner

photo credit: beetsandbacon.com

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Herbs for the Spiritual Heart
Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

Herbs for the Spiritual Heart

 

While mainstream medicine tends to focus on physical ailments, holistic health will also address the emotional and spiritual components of our human experience.  In this hands-on workshop, experience herbs that support emotional vibrancy. You prepare and sample many herbs to see what herbal allies best resonate with your personal experience, struggles, and desires for growth.

With: Adrian Mintzmyer, CH, CN

Cost: $25

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Easy Nutritious Meals: Meal planning and Prep for Everyday
Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

Easy Nutritious Meals: Meal planning and Prep for Everyday

Do you love cooking? Hate to cook? Don’t know what to cook? Meal planning and prep can be one of the most stressful parts of following a healthy lifestyle. But it doesn’t have to be. Our Apothecary Nutritionist will demonstrate how to make great breakfasts in advance, like
chia pudding overnight oats, and filling smoothies. How to make your how homemade nut milks, healthy creamers and coffee alternatives. Plus, how to meal prep like a pro to make eating during the week easy, healthy and tasty! There will be a homemade bone broth bar with toppings, lots of food & great recipes to take home!
 

Cost: $35

With: Yvonne Matthews

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Herbal Syrups & Elixirs
Feb
27
6:30 PM18:30

Herbal Syrups & Elixirs

Learn the skill of creating your own beautiful and healing herbal syrups and elixirs.  We will cover medicinal uses of a few focused herbs, different extraction methods, formulas, and how to use these delicious medicines to support your family or community.  After this class you will have a solid foundation for making potent and vibrant herbal syrups and elixirs.  We will make samples to take home!

With: Adrian Mintzmyer

Cost: $45

 

photo credit: motherearthliving

 

 

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Intro to 5 Element Acupuncture
Mar
1
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to 5 Element Acupuncture

Fire, water, wood, metal, and earth are the ancient Chinese understanding  of the five elements that exist both in nature and within all of our body systems. Understanding how our bodies can be a microcosm of the macrocosm of nature can help us learn how to live in balance. Come learn about  5-element acupuncture and some of the best ways to balance the elements within you to maximize your health and well-being.

Cost: $25

With: Lee Hurter LAc DIplAC

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Nutrition for Stress & Adrenal Health
Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

Nutrition for Stress & Adrenal Health

Feeling stressed? Are your adrenals “shot”? The cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle all comes down to how we manage the stress in our lives. Two Denver-based nutritionists discuss eating for health in relation to stress and the endocrine system. We will talk about
acute and chronic stress, how that manifests physically, what key nutrients
are depleted by stress and adrenal fatigue, what foods and herbs we can
use for stress reduction, balancing blood sugar and healthy adrenals, as
well as how to cope with stress and emotional eating.

Cost: $35

With: Yvonne Matthews, CN & Christa Bitner, MS, CN

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Medicine Making Basics
Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

Medicine Making Basics

Have you been interested in learning how to make your own herbal medicines, but feel overwhelmed about where to start? With the guidance of this class, there will no longer be a need to feel intimidated by the process of making tinctures, glycerites, and vinegar extracts. You'll learn how to make medicine using both the folk and standard methods, learn best practices for labeling and storing medicine and learn how to blend simple tinctures into useful formulas for common ailments.

With Megan Anderson, Herbalist & Store Manager

This class is part of our Foundational Wellness Series. In an effort to empower our community and to make herbal medicine, nutrition, and wellness more accessible to our community we are offering these classes on a sliding scale from $5-$25. Simply call to pre-register, pay what you can, and we’ll see you in class! You may also register below for the regular class fee of $25

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Herbs for Anxiety
Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

Herbs for Anxiety

This is a class will focus on herbs that are useful for promoting a grounded and present emotional state.  Long-term stress can have many impacts on bodily health and well-being, and building our capacity for resilience is essential for health in our turbulent modern society.  In this class we will discuss simple herbal, nutritional, and lifestyle changes that are easy to do and can enhance your body’s ability to cope with life’s myriad of challenges.  This will be a hands-on class with opportunities to taste many different teas/tincture.

With: Adrian Mintzmyer, CN & CH

Cost: $25

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Gut Health 101: Optimizing Digestion
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

Gut Health 101: Optimizing Digestion

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

With: Adrian Mintzmyer, CN, CH

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7 Day Detox & Wellness Reset
Mar
29
6:30 PM18:30

7 Day Detox & Wellness Reset

Join our Nutritionist, Yvonne Matthews, CN, for a supported gentle week long spring cleanse to transition from winter to summer, clear toxins, encourage optimal digestion, a healthy liver and immune system, a clear, calm mind and boost your energy. Just as the seasons change and the leaves turn, so too our bodies need to shed toxins and cleanse. This seasonal reset will support your body’s natural ability to clear toxins that have built up from the body, boost the immune system, energy, nourish your body, mind and soul. This is a gentle cleanse and you will be eating real food, no juicing or soups only, no starvation, just wholesome real food that nourishes. You will be provided with everything you need to be successful, including: a 90-minute informational workshop to get you started, a detailed manual with detox information, a meal plan, simple and delicious recipes, a grocery shopping list and unlimited email access with the nutritionist. This anti-inflammatory week reset will restore your energy, rejuvenate your mind and rebalance your entire body. 

Also included in the cost: a PDF manual with general info, menu plan, recipes and grocery shopping list. Customizable detox support kits will also be available. 

Investment: $69

With: Yvonne Matthews

 

 

 

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Acupuncture (and pressure) for Stress and Anxiety
Apr
3
6:30 PM18:30

Acupuncture (and pressure) for Stress and Anxiety

Come receive mini treatments from a licensed acupuncturist and learn how acupuncture and acupressure can greatly reduce the anxiety and stress of everyday life.  You will learn some theory about how and why acupuncture works while also learning some acupressure techniques that you can take home with you.

Cost: $25

With: Lee Hurter LAc DIplAC

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Foundations of Aromatherapy
Apr
4
to May 2

Foundations of Aromatherapy

Five Consecutive Wednesday evenings
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. Whether you are wanting to use these for fun, for health, as part of an aromatherapy business, this class covers all the most important elements, including:
•    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: $300 Deposit: $150
With: Kim Thompson, Clinical Herbalist & Aromatherapist

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Stress Support! Herbal and Nutritional Therapeutics
Apr
10
6:30 PM18:30

Stress Support! Herbal and Nutritional Therapeutics

This is a class will focus on herbs that are useful and applicable in your everyday busy life.  Both good and bad stress have similar effects on the body.  Whether you are getting married, starting a new job, grieving a loss, or facing a financial setback you may experience impaired digestion, loss of focus, frequent illness, or fatigue.  In this class we will discuss simple herbal, nutritional, and lifestyle changes that are easy to do and can enhance your body’s ability to cope with life’s myriad of challenges. This will be a hands-on class with opportunities to taste teas/tinctures and make sample herbal blends to take home.

With: Adrian Mintzmyer, CN & CH

Cost: $25

 

 

 

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Acupuncture and Herbs for Sugar, Cigarette and Alcohol Cravings
Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

Acupuncture and Herbs for Sugar, Cigarette and Alcohol Cravings

Struggling with cravings isn’t easy and having the support of acupuncture, acupressure and herbs can greatly reduce the symptoms that come along with cravings and withdrawals. This workshop will teach you both useful information and new hands-on techniques to support you and your loved ones through these difficult transitions.

Cost: $25

With: Lee Hurter LAc DIplAC & Adrian Mintzmyer

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Healing the Gut: Food Sensitivities & Allergies
May
3
6:30 PM18:30

Healing the Gut: Food Sensitivities & Allergies

Do you or someone you know struggle with food allergies or sensitivities? Think you might have leaky gut? Learn how to heal your gut and have optimal digestion for better health and more nutrient absorption. Our Apothecary nutritionist will discuss ways to support our
bodies and diets in relation to food allergies and sensitivities and what makes them different. We will talk about the most allergenic foods out there, including gluten, dairy and corn, possible causes of food allergies, what symptoms look like. What is leaky gut and how to heal it for optimal digestion. What an elimination diet looks like and how to properly do one.
Finally, we will examine what a hypoallergenic diet and lifestyle might look like and how it is related to a healthy gut.

With: Yvonne Matthews, CN

Cost: $35

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Intro to Botany
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Intro to Botany

Have you ever wished you could be on a long stroll with an herbalist/botanist who could help you learn to identify medicinal plants in our beautiful Rocky Mountain region? Some of the deepest healing possible comes through our connection with nature. Enhance your understanding of your local plants and ecosystems by going on this nerdy hike where you learn basics of plant identification, ecology, and wildcrafting ethics. We will plan to hike 3-5 miles, with frequent stops to discuss the local flora. Please note that we will be talking about medicinal plants on this trip, not harvesting them. We will meet at 10am to carpool and will plan to be out until late afternoon.

With: Adrian Mintzmyer

Cost: $45

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Medicine as Food: How to Incorporate Herbs into Everyday Recipes
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Medicine as Food: How to Incorporate Herbs into Everyday Recipes

Food and medicine is a spectrum, and the deepest and most lasting healing can come from the long-term use of gentle tonic and restorative herbs.  We will discuss the herbs that are subtle in the moment, but powerful and effective when taken regularly, and we will cover sample recipes for soups, spice blends, and tonic beverages to promote nutritional repletion, longevity, and lasting vitality. Come HUNGRY!

Cost: $45

 

 

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Growing Plants that Heal!
May
10
6:30 PM18:30

Growing Plants that Heal!

Have you always wanted a medicinal garden, but don’t have a green thumb? Join us to learn  about what to grow and how, as well as what to do with all that garden medicine. All the medicinal plant starts will be in shop for us to explore!

With: Kristin Schuch

This class is part of our Foundational Wellness Series. In an effort to empower our community and to make herbal medicine, nutrition, and wellness more accessible to our community we are offering these classes on a sliding scale from $5-$25. Simply call to pre-register, pay what you can, and we’ll see you in class! You may also register below for the regular class fee of $25

 

 

 

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Acupuncture/Acupressure and Nutrition for Pregnancy
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

Acupuncture/Acupressure and Nutrition for Pregnancy

From trying to conceive, to morning sickness, to breech babies, to labor induction; acupuncture, moxibustion, nutrition  and herbs can play a huge role in supporting the pregnant body. Partners, friends and family members are also encouraged to attend in order to learn techniques to support their pregnant or trying to conceive loved ones.

Cost: $25

With: Lee Hurter LAc DIplAC & Adrian Mintzmyer

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Healthy Weight Loss and Optimizing Your Metabolism
May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Healthy Weight Loss and Optimizing Your Metabolism

Have you tried every diet out there and still have trouble losing or keeping the weight off? Did you know that calories in versus calories out no longer holds water? Our Apothecary
Nutritionist will discuss all the ins and outs of dieting. We will define what a Real diet is and how it’s more lifestyle than deprivation. We will discuss diet myths, why diets fail, how weight gain is usually a symptom of something deeper. We will also discuss why eating is
emotional and how to break the negative cycle and how being mindful can lead to easy weight loss and real sustainable change.

Cost: $25

With: Yvonne Matthews

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Sports Nutrition for Everyday Athletes
May
31
6:30 PM18:30

Sports Nutrition for Everyday Athletes

Are you looking to sign up for our first big race? Or a weekend warrior wanting to be faster and stronger? Join a Denver sports nutritionist to discover tools for increasing your energy, combating inflammation, properly hydrating, training at your peak. As well as myths around things like injury recovery and carb loading. Being an athlete can put a lot of physical and mental stress on the body. This can mean digestive issues, food cravings, fatigue, hormone imbalance and anxiety. Don’t let this stand in the way of achieving your goals. You can be the most talented athlete out there but if you don't address proper nutrition
how would you ever know?

With: Yvonne Matthews, CN

Cost: $35

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Addressing Addiction Holistically through Nutrition, Herbs & Supplements
Jun
5
6:30 PM18:30

Addressing Addiction Holistically through Nutrition, Herbs & Supplements

Addictions can include a whole host of things. It can be alcohol, drugs, food, sugar, work, shopping, just to name a few. And they can run and ruin your and your loved ones’ lives. Our Apothecary Nutritionist will layout the science behind addiction and why imbalanced
blood sugar and nutrient deficiency can be a big culprit behind addiction. We will discuss how it’s treatable through holistic methods like nutrition, herbs, supplements and lifestyle, and how you can address your addictions for good and live your best life naturally!

Cost: $25

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Introduction to Homeopathy
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Introduction to Homeopathy

Interested in learning about Homeopathy? This beginner class will give an introduction into the history, uses, myths, and backbone of homeopathy and give each participant enough knowledge and curiosity to further their learning of the field.

With: Hannah Haddadi, Staff Herbalist 

This class is part of our Foundational Wellness Series. In an effort to empower our community and to make herbal medicine, nutrition, and wellness more accessible to our community we are offering these classes on a sliding scale from $5-$25. Simply call to pre-register, pay what you can, and we’ll see you in class! You may also register below for the regular class fee of $25

 

 

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Garden Medicine
Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

Garden Medicine

Come spend an evening in the garden with the plants. We will meet our plant allies, talk about their mind/body/spirit healing attributes, and make a few fresh medicines! Please bring/wear what you need to be comfortable outside, a few small glass jars (4-8oz), and clothes that can get dirty. 

With: Kristin Schuch, Owner, Herbalist & Educator at Apothecary Tinctura

This class is part of our Foundational Wellness Series. In an effort to empower our community and to make herbal medicine, nutrition, and wellness more accessible to our community we are offering these classes on a sliding scale from $5-$25. Simply call to pre-register, pay what you can, and we’ll see you in class! You may also register below for the regular class fee of $25

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Roots of Herbal Medicine Immersion Weekend : Reproductive & Endocrine Systems
Dec
9
to Dec 10

Roots of Herbal Medicine Immersion Weekend : Reproductive & Endocrine Systems

Part of our herbal foundation series, this class is open to herbal students of all backgrounds. It is also part of the Community Herbal Apprenticeship program. In each weekend we dive into herbs for each body system. We 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
  • Constitutional Medicine & Tissue States
  • Ecology and Relationships of the plants and people
  • And more!

Cost: $350 Non-refundable Deposit: $175

With: Kristin Schuch, RN, BSN & Herbal Educator & Adrian Mintzmyer, CH, CN

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Herbal Support for Dental Health
Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

Herbal Support for Dental Health

Is the standard american diet continuing to degrade your teeth and gums no matter how many times you floss?  In this class we will discuss principles of tooth and gum health from a holistic perspective of mouth flora, mucus membrane integrity, and nutrition.  We will learn about why some minerals are essential to dental health, we’ll taste recipes for herbal toothpastes, powders and mouth washes.  This will be a hands-on class with opportunities to try many different herbal preparations.

With: Adrian Mintzmyer, CN & CH

Cost: $25

 

 

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Herbal Smoke Blends
Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

Herbal Smoke Blends

Learn the skill of creating your own beautiful and delicious herbal smoking blends.  We will cover components of a good blend, medicinal and spiritual aspects of a few focused herbs, and smoking blend formulas. You will make your own herbal smoking blend to take home!

With: Adrian Mintzmyer, CN & CH

Cost: $35

 

 

 

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Winter Wellness & Herbal Immunity
Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

Winter Wellness & Herbal Immunity

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.

With: Megan Anderson

Cost: $35

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Homemade Herbal Honey Meads
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Homemade Herbal Honey Meads

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!  

With: Adrian Mintzmyer, CN, CH

Cost: $45

 

 

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Roots of Herbal Medicine Immersion Weekend : Nervous System & Digestive System Herbs
Nov
12
to Nov 13

Roots of Herbal Medicine Immersion Weekend : Nervous System & Digestive System Herbs

Part of our herbal foundation series, this class is open to herbal students of all backgrounds. It is also part of the Community Herbal Apprenticeship program. In each weekend we dive into herbs for each body system. We 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
  • Constitutional Medicine & Tissue States
  • Ecology and Relationships of the plants and people
  • And more!

Cost: $350 Non-refundable Deposit: $175

With: Kristin Schuch, RN, BSN & Herbal Educator & Adrian Mintzmyer, CH, CN

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Space Cleansing with the Elements
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

Space Cleansing with the Elements

Many of us will light up our smudge stick and use smoke to clear a space--but there are so many other ways! In this workshop, we'll use the Elements as our guides to learn to cleanse ourselves, others and the space we're in with hydrosols, light baths, sound and fresh plants. You'll create a personal cleansing ritual you can use at home, and we'll practice cleansing the energies of our space and each other.  After some discussion, we'll circle and do a short group ritual to release and create space for new, nourishing energies to come in. 

Cost: $35

With: Guest Teacher Raquel Alexandra

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Using the Tarot to Develop Intuition
Nov
2
to Nov 9

Using the Tarot to Develop Intuition

Everyone has the ability to tap into their intuitive nature. Using age-old symbols of the tarot gives us the keys to help us unlock the door to our intuition to receive messages from our higher self and the collective unconscious. Bring a notebook and get ready to dive into one the most powerful tools for self-discovery.

With: Rachel Jensen, of Quinlan Tarot

Cost: $60

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Kids Halloween Crafts
Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

Kids Halloween Crafts

Kids 5-8 and their parents are invited to join us for a morning full of crafts and spooky stories for you and your little ones! Come nibble on creepy crawly snacks while putting together vials full of magical plants, magic potions, and other Halloween themed goodies.

With: Hannah Haddadi, Staff Herbalist

Cost: $25

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Ek Chuah Cacao Ritual
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Ek Chuah Cacao Ritual

In this enlivening ceremony, we honor the chocolate deity, Ek Chuah, and the medicine of Cacao. We learn to dance with the Divine Masculine, and to open our hearts fully & safely. We give offerings to the spirits of the land, to the elements, and to those allies that guide us daily, and call upon them to support the clarity of our vision, nourish our passions, give us strength & focus in the pursuit of our dreams, and ground us in the courage to create what we seek in our own lives. Cacao opens us to receive the medicine of these healing energies and helping spirits more fully; it awakens the desires of our heart. 

Donation of $25 reserves your spot; Donations are made to community partners on a rotating basis. Information on the organization is provided the evening of the ceremony.  

Complete details regarding the ceremonies are emailed only to registered participants. All participants are asked to bring a potluck item to share in a community feast. 

Ritual Dates for 2017 are 10/19 & 11/18

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Roots of Herbal Medicine Immersion Weekend : Cardio Respiratory & Immune System Herbs
Oct
14
to Oct 15

Roots of Herbal Medicine Immersion Weekend : Cardio Respiratory & Immune System Herbs

Part of our herbal foundation series, this class is open to herbal students of all backgrounds. It is also part of the Community Herbal Apprenticeship program. In each weekend we dive into herbs for each body system. We 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
  • Constitutional Medicine & Tissue States
  • Ecology and Relationships of the plants and people
  • And more!

Cost: $350 Non-refundable Deposit: $175

With: Kristin Schuch, RN, BSN & Herbal Educator & Adrian Mintzmyer, CH, CN

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Deadly, Poisonous Plants and their Folklore
Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

Deadly, Poisonous Plants and their Folklore

In this class we will explore beautiful and magical plants that have deadly reputations. We will also discuss a bit of history and folklore associated with these plants as many of them have been used in folk magic for uses such as love, protection, and good luck. If you’ve ever been curious about this side of plant magic, this just might be the class for you!

With: Hannah Haddadi, Staff Herbalist

Cost: $25

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Smudging 101: Cleansing with Smoke
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

Smudging 101: Cleansing with Smoke

The ancient ritual of cleansing with smoke has existed in the spiritual practice of countless indigenous cultures worldwide. Come discover what all the fuss is about! In this open-forum workshop, you'll learn about various traditional smudging herbs and resins, how to craft a personalized ritual that resonates with you, and the various cleansing techniques of the practitioners in class. You will also create a custom herbal blend to take home with you, or gift to someone who needs your medicine! This workshop is perfect for newbies to this practice, or those seeking to expand their establish smudging repertoire.

Cost: $35

With: Special Guest Teacher Raquel Alexandra

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Own Your Truth: a written and spoken word workshop
Oct
1
10:00 AM10:00

Own Your Truth: a written and spoken word workshop

In this workshop we will learn how different forms of creative expression can assist us in claiming our space in the world and within ourselves. Using our voice and claiming our expression helps to understand and to own our truth. We will use writing as a primary tool of exploration, as we let ourselves unfold and share our story. Class will culminate with a group  "open mic" and spoken word share of what we have created. 

Cost: $85; early bird is $65 and receives a "creativity support kit"

With: Hannah Haddadi

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Nutrition Basics
Sep
21
6:30 PM18:30

Nutrition Basics

What does eating a balanced diet mean? Feel like you want to eat healthier but don’t know where to start? Our staff nutritionist will guide you through the nutrition basics, from discussing what a whole food is to macronutrients like protein, fats and carbs to how to best optimize your digestion, have more energy and make real lasting changes to live your best life.

With: Yvonne Matthews

This class is part of our Foundational Wellness Series. In an effort to empower our community and to make herbal medicine, nutrition, and wellness more accessible to our community we are offering these classes on a sliding scale from $5-$25. Simply call to pre-register, pay what you can, and we’ll see you in class! You may also register below for the regular class fee of $25

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Green Pharmacy: Weekend Immersion
Sep
16
to Sep 17

Green Pharmacy: Weekend Immersion

For the beginner and herb enthusiasts alike, this class is a wonderful way to experience herbs and learn to make quality herbal medicines. In one immersive weekend you will create a bountiful herbal pharmacy; we’ll learn to prepare and use:

  • Medicinal Teas
  • Oils and Salves
  • Liniments & Poultices
  • Vinegars & Elixirs
  • Tinctures

Cost: $350 Non-refundable Deposit: $175

With: Kristin Schuch & Brett Cook, Owners & Makers at Apothecary Tinctura

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The Lunar Body
Sep
6
6:45 PM18:45

The Lunar Body

Tap into the lunar cycle through yoga and ceremony.  Through exploration of world mythologies, astrology, the body, and healing, this series will use movement and ritual to bring awareness and intention to the cycles within our lives.

Throughout time, people have been drawn to the powerful energy of the moon.  The moon creates tides and measures the passage of time.  The pull of its energy brings rhythm to our lives, and in reflecting the sun, it can bring light into darkness.  

We can tune in to the rhythms of the moon to understand our own emotional and physical cycles more deeply, and to facilitate them.  In each class of this series, we will explore the role of the moon through a different cultural lens, and connect this understanding to an aspect of our own lives.   We will practice methods of working with the energies the moon can inspire, using ceremony and yoga to align with the Lunar flow.  

Class occurs twice monthly:

  • September 6 – Full Moon Class
  • September 27 – First Quarter Class
  • October 5 – Full Moon Class
  • October 19 – New Moon Class
  • November 3 – Full Moon Class
  • November 18 – New Moon Class
  • December 3 – Full Moon Class
  • December 17 – New Moon Class
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Ix Chex Full Moon Ceremony
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Ix Chex Full Moon Ceremony

We gather in an open ceremonial circle each month under the medicine of the full moon. This gathering honors the rhythms and cycles of our lives & the divine dance of all things, to the Great Mother and to the Divine Feminine. We will explore the beauty of what has come to fullness in our lives, as well as what is ready to be released. Our circle is focused on exploring our personal journey & empowerment, healing and wholeness, connection to spirit, and creating community. This circle is open to all who feel called. 

Suggested donation of $15 - $25 reserves your spot; Donations are made to community partners on a rotating basis. Information on the organization is provided the evening of the ceremony.  

Complete details regarding the ceremonies are emailed only to registered participants. All participants are asked to bring a potluck item to share in a community feast. 

*Dates for ceremony are 9/6; 10/7; 11/4; 12/2

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The Four-Humours System and Formulation with Herbal Energetics
Jul
20
6:30 PM18:30

The Four-Humours System and Formulation with Herbal Energetics

Unani 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/Greek 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: $35

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Summer Solstice Ceremony
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Summer Solstice Ceremony

Join together in an intimate circle to honor the transition from Spring to Summer. We've planted the seeds of our desires, now it's time to help ourselves bloom. We'll talk about the powerful history of the summer solstice, discuss rituals, and learn about herbs that help facilitate transition into summer. A workbook will be provided with writing prompts to help facilitate growth and powerful manifestation during this time. We'll share, release, learn, grow, and help each other blossom forth into Summer.

Cost: $25

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Menstrual Wellness
May
10
6:30 PM18:30

Menstrual Wellness

In this class you will learn about the physiology of your cycle & common menstrual problems. Learn how to support menstrual wellness with herbs, nutrition, and lifestyle choices. You will leave with a workbook to track your menses and symptoms that occur throughout the month.  

Cost: $35 

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Sensual Selfcare
May
3
6:30 PM18:30

Sensual Selfcare

What does sensusality have to do with satisfaction? Everything! We are sensual creatures, from the food we eat to the company we keep we are driven by base and basic needs to experience sense-ual satisfaction. It is easy, too easy, to become disconnected from our sense of self, comfort in our bodies, our relationship with passion, desire, and intimacy. Join us for an open, safe, sacred and dynamic conversation about how to use oils, herbs, and self-care rituals to engage all your senses and create a more pleasure filled and sensually satisfying life.

Cost: $25

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Herbs for Emotional & Trauma Healing
Apr
20
6:30 PM18:30

Herbs for Emotional & Trauma Healing

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 *100% donated to the African Community Center

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DIY Natural Cosmetics
Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

DIY Natural Cosmetics

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! You will go home with 3-4 product samples we come up with in class.

Cost: $35

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Healing Inflammation
Apr
6
6:30 PM18:30

Healing Inflammation

Inflammation is at the root of many illnesses and imbalances. We can be creating it without even knowing it, and could be unaware we are experiencing it. Learn about how to create an anti-inflammatory lifestyle and to heal inflammation with herbs, supplements, and nutrition.

Cost: $25

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Spring Equinox Ceremony
Mar
20
6:30 PM18:30

Spring Equinox Ceremony

Come together for a night of folklore, ritual, and intention setting. We will come together to honor the ending of Winter and beginning of Spring in an intentional and heart centered way. We'll talk about the historic context of the Equinox, we'll learn about herbs to guide us into Spring, and a workbook will be provided to offer up writing prompts to help us set our intentions for the season. This will be an interactive sharing circle, a space to process and call in new energy!

Cost: $25

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