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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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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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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Addressing Addiction Holistically through Nutrition, Herbs & Supplements
Jun
7
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

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: $25

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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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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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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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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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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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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: $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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Nutrition Basics
Apr
12
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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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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Foundations of Aromatherapy
Apr
4
to Apr 11

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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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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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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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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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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Medicine Making Basics
Mar
15
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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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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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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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

 

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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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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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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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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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