Herbal Events Calendar

Welcome to the AHG Calendar of Herbal Events.  If you have an event that you think would be of interest to our members and those who visit this website, send a description and contact information to specialprojects@americanherbalistsguild.com

Herbal Medicine/Wild Food Certificate Program
Offered by: Moonwise Herbs
When: April 21, 2018 to November 18, 2018

The focus of this program will be on incorporating the plants that grow around us in daily life for food and medicine. In addition, participants will be invited to shift and change their own health paradigm. Be prepared to be delighted and stretched at the same time! This is a full experience, participants should be prepared to experience the plants on all levels.

Phone: (920) 452-4372
Unraveling the Mysterious: Medicinal Mushroom Workshop
Offered by: Danielle Ryan, C.H and Lisa Ganora
When: September 24, 2018

Discover. Evolve.Grow: Medicinal Mushrooms: Join Danielle Ryan, C.H and Lisa Ganora, Director of the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, as they walk you through the wondrous evolution of the fungi kingdom. Discover which mushrooms are most powerful for your health, learn simple, delicious recipes to get confident in using mushrooms as a culinary medicine, and join in a hands on demonstration on how to cultivate medicinal mushrooms at home using the liquid culture technique. You will go home with the confidence and skills necessary to cook with medicinal mushrooms, make decoctions and daily mushroom tonics for longevity, and grow your own mushrooms in your own home!

Price: $125 ($75 for current CSCH students) Please bring cash to pay upon arrival.

Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference
When: October 12, 2018 to October 14, 2018

The Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference, October 12-14, is a weekend for women to learn, celebrate and connect. For one weekend in autumn, we share inspiration, celebration and practical learning about earth-based healing and women’s health. Surrounded by the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains, our venue at Kanuga Lake offers a serene backdrop for over 60 workshops and classes in herbalism, nutrition, personal growth and natural healing. Our featured speakers include Rosemary Gladstar, Ubaka Hill, EagleSong-Gardner, Deena Hayes-Green and many more!

For all of the details and easy online registration visit www.sewisewomen.com.

Phone: (828) 669-0012
For more information, visit: http://www.sewisewomen.com
ACHS Aromatherapy Boot camp in Kona, Hawaii
Offered by: ACHS Founding President Dorene Petersen and Herbalist & Aromatherapist Amanda Lattin
When: November 4, 2018 to November 9, 2018

This program is perfect for aromatherapy students and practitioners at all levels and herbalists interested in incorporating aromatherapy and expanding their practice. In this hands-on aromatherapy boot camp, you will:
Learn the ins and outs of blending essential oils for therapeutic purposes - you'll make blends during the workshop and take home a blending kit
Discover the keys to conducting effective aromatherapy client sessions
Experience sustainable sandalwood production and plant a sandalwood tree
Learn all the latest issues in aromatherapy
Immerse yourself in the rich local culture: attend a traditional luau, enjoy an historical walking tour in downtown Kailua-Kona, and explore the island's energy vortexes
Enjoy one-year of online access to the ACHS essential oil monographs authored by ACHS Founding President Dorene Petersen
Have the opportunity to earn 100 hours of aromatherapy continuing education
Request more information online at https://achs.edu/course/2018-kona-aromatherapy-workshop-current-issues-a... or call Tracey Abell at 971-703-5070 for more information.

Phone: (971) 703-5070
Offered by: Sacred Warrior
When: June 20, 2019 to June 26, 2019

As women we encompass many parts that have long been kept hidden. But, the world is changing and it’s time to meet ourselves for all that we are. This retreat will support and inspire you to reclaim facets of yourself that have too long been veiled.


Daily movement & meditation practices • European herbalism in folklore, magic, healing & ritual

Creative writing, journaling and storytelling • Hikes & Excursions

Earth Ally & Meditation Work • Work with the elements: earth, water, fire, air, ether • Plant Medicine and wildcrafting

Time for reflection and sharing • Delicious Organic Meals • Outdoor Bathing, Sauna & Hot Tub

Immersion in nature

Offered by: Sacred Warrior
When: June 29, 2019 to July 4, 2019

This retreat is a grounding in what’s real: an opportunity to reconnect to that wild part of you that knows. There’s a word they use in Scotland, ‘ken’, which means something between knowledge and understanding, it speaks to your wider intuitive self, your instinctual self and your deepest self. Come feel the kenning and know that once felt, it never leaves. Magic, medicine and myth, it’s right here.


Daily movement & meditation practices • European herbalism in folklore, magic, healing & ritual

Creative writing, journaling and storytelling • Hikes & Excursions

Earth Ally & Meditation Work• Work with the elements: earth, water, fire, air, ether • Plant Medicine and wildcrafting

Time for reflection and sharing • Delicious Organic Meals • Outdoor Bathing, Sauna & Hot Tub

Immersion in nature

Offered by: Sacred Warrior
When: July 11, 2019 to July 16, 2019

This experience will provide space and support for your re-enchantment: plunging into your own history and ecology in relationship with the land. Our practices and excursions will renew the sense of wonder and presence that is your birthright and open channels of creativity to strengthen your sense of who you are.

Through hiking, foraging, wildcrafting and exploration of the rugged terrain, you’ll re-kindle relationship with the land. Through Sacred Warrior movement practice, you’ll reveal innate wisdom and strength. With elemental herbalism, you’ll experience the interdependence between the individual and environment. Through storytelling, you’ll explore your personal story and how your narrative influences each and every experience. Join us on this healing adventure to reclaim, release and rewild.

About Alladale:

Alladale Wilderness Reserve is a 23,000-acre gem in the Scottish Highlands. They work hard keep their part of Scotland truly wild, by replanting lush forest and reintroducing original Highland plant & animal species. Alladale’s rugged terrain, dramatic glens, colorful hills, glistening rivers, and herds of majestic red deer will take your breath away.

You’ll stay at their luxury Victorian lodge. A portion of the accommodation revenue is transferred to their partner, The European Nature Trust. So by staying, you will contribute directly to a variety of conservation and restoration efforts throughout Europe.

For more information, visit: https://sacredwarrior.co/register/alladale/
Ayurveda Overseas Study Program
Offered by: Dogwood School of Botanical Medicine (DSBM)
When: September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

The classical texts of Ayurveda contain a vast body of knowledge based on a perennial philosophy that provides for deep insights into the nature of health and healing. Rather than simply being a stale body of knowledge, Ayurveda is based on empirical observations and practices that have been maintained and supported by an authentic living tradition for thousands of years.  With a recent emphasis upon the Western academic model, however, this type of traditional knowledge is at risk of being lost in India, and is only maintained by a precious few traditions. The focus of the Ayurveda Overseas Study Program is to introduce students to two authentic and distinctly unique lineages of traditional Ayurveda, found today in modern-day Nepal and southern India.

In its entirety, the Ayurveda Overseas Study Program consists of 10 weeks of overseas training, consisting of two five week programs that can be taken together or individually. The first five week program takes place in Kathmandu, Nepal, where students will be introduced to the 800 year old Bajracharya lineage. Here students will learn clinical techniques in Ayurveda from several different physicians, including Vaidya MB Bajracharya, a hereditary physician of Ayurveda with 42 years clinical experience. Students will also have the opportunity to prepare and purify remedies such as sulfur and guggulu, as well as learn to make classical remedies such as Chyavanprash and Kaishora guggulu, and even how to prepare bhasma. After a week’s break, the program reconvenes in Kerala to introduce students to the Keraliya school of Ayurveda, to study with highly esteemed physicians including Vaidya KV Unnikrishnan, who was a direct disciple of the late Shree Poomully Neelakandan Namboodiripad. During this program, students will gain a unique insight into the Keraliya school of Ayurveda, learning valuable clinic techniques including some of the practices of pancha karma, the treatment of cancer, and the preparation of classical remedies.

Instructors: Todd Caldecott, Vaidya MB Bajracharya (Nepal), Vaidya KV Unnikrishnan (Kerala)

Dates: September - November, 2019

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