Exploring Your Shadow
Jun
8
Jun 29

Exploring Your Shadow

June 8th - 29th, 4 consecutive Thursdays

The shadow is like a multi-faceted gemstone; there are many ways in, and your journey exploring it is very much a spiritual path. Do you wonder why you keep attracting the same experiences or people into your life? Are you facing a challenge and you want to understand better what your part in creating it is? Are you called to do deeper work? Are you ready to see your life with new eyes? Then this is for you. Learn real tools and leave with meaningful actions steps you can use to transform yourself and your life, as well as a Shadow Self-Care Kit to support you in the process.

Cost: $120

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Herbal Alchemy, In the Garden!
Jun
9
Nov 10

Herbal Alchemy, In the Garden!

  • Apothecary Garden

2nd Friday of the Month; May-September

Join us for a monthly herbal gathering in the garden! We will meet a variety of plants, make fresh plant medicines, share tips and stories and build greater connections in our herbal community! Everyone Welcome!

Cost: $10/individual/nightOR $20/family/night + bring a dish to share

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Medicine Making Basics
Jul
12
6:30 pm18:30

Medicine Making Basics

  • Apothecary Tinctura

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.

Cost: $35

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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

  • Apothecary Tinctura

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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Health at Every Size
Jun
28
6:30 pm18:30

Health at Every Size

  • Apothecary Tinctura

This workshop will explore the physiology of fat and metabolism in ways that challenge our cultural assumption that health=thinness.  We will discuss metabolic pathologies such as insulin resistance, as well as the scientific studies done on long-term effects of restrictive diets.  We will cover supportive herbal and nutritional protocols that will give participants a foundation for working toward balanced metabolism and long-term health.  

Cost: $25

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Summer Solstice Ceremony
Jun
20
6:30 pm18:30

Summer Solstice Ceremony

  • Apothecary Tinctura

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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Medicine as Food: How to Incorporate Herbs into Everyday Recipes
Jun
14
6:30 pm18:30

Medicine as Food: How to Incorporate Herbs into Everyday Recipes

  • Apothecary Tinctura

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: $35

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Herbal First Aid
Jun
13
6:30 pm18:30

Herbal First Aid

  • Apothecary Tinctura

Learn about herbal tools you can equip yourself with so that you’re prepared to deal with minor wounds and acute traumas on the road, trail, and at home. We'll discuss using herbs to support healing and for acute sprains, strains, burns and other minor injuries.  

Cost: $25

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Children’s Plant Exploration & Crafts
Jun
11
10:00 am10:00

Children’s Plant Exploration & Crafts

Kids ages 4-8 can join in and learn about the magical world of plants through creative play-based activities.  We will be making plant crowns, potions from the plants we learn about, and planting a seed to take home.  It will be a fun time for kids and parents alike!

Cost: $25

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Green Pharmacy: Weekend Immersion
Jun
10
Jun 11

Green Pharmacy: Weekend Immersion

  • APOTHECARY GARDEN

June 10th  & 11th

10:00am - 4:00pm
For the beginner and herb enthusiasts alike, this class is a wonderful way to experience herbs and learn to make quality herbal medicines. Why not turn your garden into a bountiful herbal pharmacy; we’ll learn to prepare and use:

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

Cost: $200 Non-refundable Deposit: $100

With: Adrian Mintzmyer, Clinical Herbalist & Maker

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Insulin Resistance
Jun
7
6:30 pm18:30

Insulin Resistance

  • Apothecary Tinctura

Insulin resistance and blood sugar imbalances are an underlying cause of many leading diseases in the US, including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and breast cancer.  In this class we will, in detail, go over how to use herbs, nutrition, supplements and movement to balance blood sugar dysregulation, normalize insulin, and restore the body’s innate capacity for self-regulation of metabolism and self-healing.

Cost: $25

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Vitalist Roots of Emotional Health
May
23
6:30 pm18:30

Vitalist Roots of Emotional Health

Fatigue, insomnia, depression, and anxiety can all be symptoms of underlying nutritional deficiencies, genetic predispositions, drug side effects, reactions to extreme life events, or lack of connection to nature, community, or purpose.  In this class we will discuss natural ways to support energy production in the body as well as feelings of calm, groundedness and peace through herbal medicines, nutrition, and supportive lifestyle.  

Cost: $25

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Eating for Health with Food Sensitivities & Allergies
May
17
6:30 pm18:30

Eating for Health with Food Sensitivities & Allergies

  • Apothecary Tinctura

Join this discussion, exploring ways to support our bodies and diets in relation to food allergies and sensitivities and what the differences between them are. We will talk about possible causes of food allergies, what symptoms look like, 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.

Cost: $35

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Intro to Botany
May
13
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!  

Cost: $55

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Menstrual Wellness
May
10
6:30 pm18:30

Menstrual Wellness

  • Apothecary Tinctura

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

  • APOTHECARY TINCTURA

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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Skin Health!
Apr
27
6:30 pm18:30

Skin Health!

  • Apothecary Tinctura

The skin is our largest sensory organ, and is essential for nervous system development, detoxification, and immunity.  Skin conditions may impact self-image and self esteem, while also being a sort of alarm system for deeper imbalances.  We will cover some common underlying causes of skin conditions, such as nutritional deficiencies, emotional stress, hormonal swings, metabolic dysregulation, and food intolerances.  Supportive vitalist therapeutics including herbs, nutrition, and lifestyle factors will be discussed in detail for common skin conditions.

Cost: $25

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Roots of Herbal Medicine: Weekend Immersion
Apr
22
Apr 23

Roots of Herbal Medicine: Weekend Immersion

  • Apothecary Garden

April 22nd & 23rd

10:00am - 4:00pm

Part of our herbal foundation series, this class is open to herbal students of all backgrounds. It is also prerequisite for the Herbal Apprenticeship program. We will explore:

  • The principles of Traditional Western Herbalism and Folk Medicine
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology, as it applies to understanding how herbs affect the body.  
  • Herbal remedies and preparations to create health and balance for each system
  • Selecting, growing and basic herbal medicine making.
  • Herbal tastes and formulating

Cost: $200 Non-refundable Deposit: $100

With: Kristin Schuch, RN, BSN & Herbal Educator

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Herbs for Emotional & Trauma Healing
Apr
20
6:30 pm18:30

Herbs for Emotional & Trauma Healing

  • Apothecary Tinctura

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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Gut Health 101: Optimizing Digestion
Apr
13
6:30 pm18:30

Gut Health 101: Optimizing Digestion

  • Apothecary Tinctura

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: $25

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DIY Natural Cosmetics
Apr
11
6:30 pm18:30

DIY Natural Cosmetics

  • Apothecary Tinctura

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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Nutrition for Stress & Adrenal Health
Apr
10
6:30 pm18:30

Nutrition for Stress & Adrenal Health

  • Apothecary Tinctura

Too often our healthy eating habits go by the wayside during times of stress. Join us for a conversation on the acute and chronic impact of stress on health and the endocrine system. Learn how that manifests in the body, what key nutrients are depleted in that process and what foods and herbs we can use to reduce stress and restore the health of the adrenals, as well as how to cope with stress and emotional eating habits.

Cost: $35

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Healing Inflammation
Apr
6
6:30 pm18:30

Healing Inflammation

  • APOTHECARY TINCTURA

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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Homemade Herbal Honey Meads
Apr
5
Apr 19

Homemade Herbal Honey Meads

  • APOTHECARY TINCTURA

Two Wednesdays, April 5th & 19th

This hands-on workshop will give you all of the skills and info you need to start brewing your own herbal infused honey meads.  The magical fermentation process of converting sugar into alcohol can be utilized to create delicious and refreshing herbal wines, aphrodisiac elixirs, or medicinal preparations of your favorite herbs.  We will brew in class and have samples to take home!  

Cost: $45

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Tarot 101
Apr
4
Apr 11

Tarot 101

  • Apothecary Tinctura

Two Tuesdays April 4th & 11th

Looking to learn more about the tarot? Use this class as a jumping off point to see if working with the tarot is a good fit for you.  In this class we will learn what tarot is (as well as what it isn't), how we can use the tarot to shed light into the challenges and opportunities in our day-to-day lives and easy ways to begin reading a tarot deck.  If you have a deck, bring it with you to class (ideally a Rider-Waite based deck), otherwise, tarot samples will be provided. Bring a notebook and get ready to dive into one the most powerful tools for self-discovery.

Cost: $55

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Foundations of Nutrition
Mar
27
6:30 pm18:30

Foundations of Nutrition

  • Apothecary Tinctura

 

Two Denver-based nutritionists will layout the foundations of nutrition, from carbs, proteins and fats to dispelling nutrition myths. We will discuss what a balanced approach to nutrition is and how to get vitamins, minerals and herbs into your daily diet and meals. We will even explore mindful eating and yes, it will include chocolate.

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Spring Equinox Ceremony
Mar
20
6:30 pm18:30

Spring Equinox Ceremony

  • Apothecary Tinctura

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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DIY Natural Body Care
Mar
7
6:30 pm18:30

DIY Natural Body Care

  • Apothecary Tinctura

Making your own body care is easy, affordable and fun. You’ll learn to make custom soaks, scrubs, sprays, washes, rinses and more! Come have a little fun with us getting dirty and learning to DIY body care.

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Owning Your Story
Mar
6
6:30 pm18:30

Owning Your Story

Whatever you think, believe, and tell others about yourself repeatedly, is directly creating your life experience. So what story are you telling yourself? This class is for those who are willing to show up for themselves, take responsibility for their lives and their story’s endings. In a guided conversation, you will learn the three critical steps to owning your story and loving yourself throughout the process.

Cost: $15

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Foundations of Aromatherapy
Mar
1
Mar 29

Foundations of Aromatherapy

  • Apothecary Tinctura

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. In class we will learn:
•    Methods of application & quality of oils
•    Functional groups used to classify and blend oils
•    Therapeutic use and materia medica
•    Hands-on class making hydrosol elixirs & perfumes
Cost: $250 Deposit: $125
With: Kim Thompson, Clinical Herbalist & Aromatherapist

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Wheels of Light
Feb
28
6:30 pm18:30

Wheels of Light

 

Learn about the chakras that reside in our bodies and how they affect our energetic and physical bodies. This hands-on class will lead you through discovering your own chakras, and how each energetic wheel ties into your daily life.  We will use energetic techniques, breathing patterns, color therapy and essential oils to balance chakras and discover tools to increase your own sensitivity to the state of your chakras.

Cost: $35

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Plant Wisdom Series
Feb
21
6:30 pm18:30

Plant Wisdom Series

  • Apothecary Tinctura

Third Tuesday of the Month February - August

6:30 - 9:00pm

Build your knowledge of herbal medicine one beautiful plant at a time. We will cover folklore, energetics, constituents/actions, medicine making, aromatherapy, gardening/wildcrafting, indications/contraindications, and formulating. We will also explore the following plants, during their seasonal and planetary relationship.

  • February Dandelion (Pisces/Jupiter)
  • March Nettles (Aries/Mars)
  • April Motherwort, (Taurus/Venus)
  • May Licorice (Gemini/Mercury)
  • June Rose, (Cancer/Moon)
  • July Chamomile (Leo/Sun)
  • August Lavender (Virgo/Mercury)

Each class we will experience the plants in different ways as oils, extracts, teas, seeds, as well as provide you samples to take home and a plant zine to add to your herbal library.

Cost: Drop-in $35/class or $175 for the series

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Essential Oils & Aromatherapy Basics
Feb
16
6:30 pm18:30

Essential Oils & Aromatherapy Basics

  • Apothecary Tinctura

A great introduction to essential oils, we will discuss the basic healing properties, qualities, and blending techniques of our top 10 favorite essential oils. You will leave uplifted and inspired to use essential oils in many ways in your own life!

Cost: $25

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Herbs for the Spiritual Heart
Feb
14
6:30 pm18:30

Herbs for the Spiritual Heart

  • Apothecary Tinctura

 

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.

Cost: $25

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