**Note: We have two simultaneous Beginner series happening in January 2018: one abridged series on Weds. evenings and one full series on Tues./Thurs. afternoons. This event page for the Tues./Thurs. afternoon series. For more info on the Weds. class series, see the event page: facebook.com/events/1528903647195851
~ Taught by Christiane Wurmstedt & Lou Carrig
~ Sliding scale $20-35 per class; supplies are optional w/ $5 fee
~ Sign-up for 4+ classes for special rate of $20/ class (includes supplies)
~ Registeration is encouraged b/c classes fill up; call the shop at (504) 488-4425
~ We have a 24 hr refund cancellation policy, so please let us know if you can't make it!
Kitchen Medicine: The Root of Health
Tuesday, January 9th, 12-2:30pm
Preventative medicine starts in the kitchen with healing herbs and foods. In this class, we will discuss the medicinal benefits of culinary herbs and the digestive system as the root of health. We'll be making the tried and true health tonic, Fire Cider, for everyone to take home and experiment with!
Intuitive Healing & the Taste of Herbs
Thursday, January 11th, 12-2:30pm
This class sets a solid foundation for understanding the unique properties of plant medicine and how to incorporate them to achieve balance in each individual person. Through sipping tea, we will explore the 6 tastes of plants and their corresponding actions in the body. Then, together as a class we will develop a delicious tea blend for everyone to take home!
Syrups & Immune Health
Tuesday, January 16th, 12-2:30pm
This class will discuss how to use herbs for immune health — from cold & flu season, to allergies and even auto-immune conditions. We will also explore how to make and use syrups as potent and versatile herbal medicines!
Tincture Making 101
Thursday, January 18th, 12-2:30pm
Tinctures, or alcohol extracts, are a very convenient and effective form of plant medicine, used to address a variety of ailments, especially acute conditions that require immediate attention and ease of use. Come learn the ins and outs of tincture making to build up your home apothecary!
Spirit Medicine: Managing Stress & Mental Health
Tuesday, January 23rd. 12-2:30pm
We all have our ups and downs and days when our soul needs comfort. Come learn ways to use herbs and essences to help the body cope with stress and promote mental and emotional balance. We'll send everyone home with a freshly made, local flower essence.
Healthy Skin from the Inside Out
Thursday, January 25th, 12-2:30pm
Your skin is a telltale sign of your true inner health: wounds, scars, chronic conditions, allergies and flare-ups. This class will demonstrate how to use herbs to make healing oils and salves, as well as internally, to heal our skin both from the inside and out.