Yoga Nidra : Dream Yoga
Sep
4
to Dec 18

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

Cost: $10

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Herbs for Anxiety
Nov
21
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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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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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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Stress Support! Herbal and Nutritional Therapeutics
Dec
7
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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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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Medicine as Food: How to Incorporate Herbs into Everyday Recipes
Jan
10
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. 

Cost: $45

 

 

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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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Nutrition for Food Sensitivities & Allergies
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Nutrition for Food Sensitivities & Allergies

Do you or someone you know struggle with food allergies
or sensitivities? Join the discuss about 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. We will also discuss what an elimination diet is
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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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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Herbal Syrups & Elixirs
Nov
1
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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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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Herbs for the Spiritual Heart
Oct
26
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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Nutrition for Stress & Adrenal Health
Oct
24
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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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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Medicine Making Basics
Oct
18
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

Cost: $45

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Sports Nutrition for Everyday Athletes
Oct
17
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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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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Unravel the Mystery of Your Cravings
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

Unravel the Mystery of Your Cravings

Unravel the mystery of what your cravings are telling you and develop a plan for overcoming them the next time they strike! You'll leave with a handy list of healthy snacks, sorted by craving type, and a personalize plan for providing your body what it truly needs. 

With: Christa Bitner, MS, CN

Cost: $25

photo credit: EliteDaily.com
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Gut Health 101: Optimizing Digestion
Oct
3
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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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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10 Day Fall Detox & Wellness Reset
Sep
28
to Oct 8

10 Day Fall Detox & Wellness Reset

Join our Nutritionist, Yvonne Matthews, CN, for a supported and gentle 10-day fall cleanse. Assist your body in the transition from summer to winter, encourage optimal digestion, a healthy liver and immune system and a clear and calm mind. Just as the seasons change and the leaves turn, so too our bodies need to shed toxins and cleanse before winter. This seasonal cleanse will support your body’s natural ability to clear toxins that have built up from the body, boost the immune system to be strong for the upcoming winter and nourish your body, mind and soul. You will be provided with everything you need to be successful, including, two meetings: Two 90-minute workshops (before the cleanse starts and ends), a detailed manual with detox information, a meal plan, simple and delicious recipes, a grocery shopping list and unlimited email access with the nutritionist. The cleanse is anti-inflammatory and utilizes ayurvedic principles to restore your energy, rejuvenate your mind and rebalance your entire body.

Investment: $149

 

 

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Intro to Botany
Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

Intro to Botany

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. We meet at the shop and carpool to the Colorado Foothills!  

With: Adrian Mintzmyer

Cost: $55

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Healthy Snacks
Sep
21
6:30 PM18:30

Healthy Snacks

Snack food gets a bad rap, but it’s possible to create snacks that satisfy your craving AND provide nutritional value! Join us for an exploration of what makes a snack “healthy”, strategies for satisfying your snack cravings in all situations, and quick & easy snack recipes you can stash in your bag! Yes, there will be samples!

With: Guest Teacher, Christa Bitner, MS., CN.

Cost: $35

Photo Credit:  http://myearlydream.com/healthy-snack-ideas/

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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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Nutrition Essentials
Sep
14
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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Tickle Your Senses: Intro to Mindful Eating
Sep
7
6:30 PM18:30

Tickle Your Senses: Intro to Mindful Eating

Channel your inner hedonist and join us for an exploration of mindful eating! Mindfulness simply means paying attention. Engaging all of your senses to pay attention to food, your body, and your moment-to-moment experience is delightfully indulgent and also supports your health! Discover both the pleasure and the benefits of mindful eating.

With: Guest Teacher Christa Bitner, MS., CN. 

Cost: $25

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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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