Plant Medicine Wisdom -six classes to cover the basics
Plant Medicine Wisdom is a series of six comprehensively set herb classes that will teach a thorough understanding of the traditional uses of herbs for healing. It will allow you to build up your herbal vocabulary and will introduce you to herbal actions, the bases of Traditional Western Herbalism.
This series will teach identification, wild crafting, medicine making and accurate application of herbal tonics, elixirs and tinctures allowing you as a budding herbalist to effectively treat your health needs and create your own materia medica. Most importantly it will teach you the principles of understanding how herbs heal so you can effectively further your own education and feel confident to make, prepare and use herbal medicine.
Each class is two and half hour long, class notes emailed to you, startingFall 2017
Class outline - Herb spirals and plant family's
We begin our class by becoming intimate with different groupings of herbs, botanically and medicinally. We start the process of classification that will follow us throughout the series, the understanding of a plants chemical makeup and the actions it has on the body, First of we start to learn about the different effect a herb has, is it a carminative? a bitter? and why that is important. Then we will start to group the herbs together. We will focus mainly on local wild herbs and the usual cultivated herbs that flourish in the pacific northwest.
Find out what plants grow in your backyard and their uses. Understand the do's and donts of wildcrafting from identification to stewardship and join us on a jaunt through Iverson Beach. Most of our best first aid herbs are within ten feet of our doorways! This class will give you the confidence to be able to identify the useful herbs and the poisonous herbs, know how to gather and when and what to use them for.
Medicine Making Part 1
Using Herbs and how to prepare them is an integral part of herbal medicine. Medicine making is an understanding of how best to extract the active constituents as well as a way to preserve the plant so that it can be available all year round. at the end of this class you will be able to go home and make your own infusions as well as oxymels, herbal honeys and syrups.
Principles of Herbal Medicine
Here we delve deeper into the actions and energetics of plant medicine. We will be discussing the basic principles of herbal medicine that has been in practice in the west for hundreds of years. This class will empower you to understand what makes certain groups of herbs have particular results on certain types of illness and how to apply this understanding so that you have the confidence to use what herbs you have on hand.
Medicine Making Part 2
Continuing on with understanding which herbs work best in certain preparations. Not just about being able to understand directions and recipes, an important part of making herbal medicine is being able to compare and evaluate the quality and to know what fred flags to look out for and what markers indicate good medicine. This class will enable you to go home and feel confident experimenting with your own tinctures, oils and salves
Your Herb Chart
Understanding how certain herbs work in certain ways will get you halfway through the journey of your personnel well being. Understanding what particular constitution you are is the other piece of the puzzle. We will study constitutions and how different aspects of your personality ebb and flow and effect your healing path. This class will leave you with a comprehensive medicine wheel chart suited specifically to your well being as well as an understanding of how the four elements help with aligning herbs.
Reserve your spot now
Classes held for six weeks early next spring, dates to be announced.
The old granary building , Downtown Stanwood, WA
Drop in for individual 2 1/2 hour class $40
Sign up for all six classes $250- preregistration and deposit required, 12 places only.
Natasha is a wonderful lady! Super easy to talk to, fun and super informative. I took a few of her herbal classes and loved them all! Looking forward to more!