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 calendar@americanherbalistsguild.com

Herbal Foundations 9 Month Apprenticeship Program
Offered by: Green Path Herb School
When: January 10, 2015 to September 12, 2015

In Missoula, Montana, ome on a journey with us and experience an intimate connection with healing herbs. Learn how to grow herbs and how essential oils are made. Explore using herbs for different body systems. Learn the art and science of medicine making. Students will foster a life long relationship with herbs as we explore the healing power of plants and the study of herbal medicine.
Herbs for Body Systems: Respiratory System, Cardiovascular System, Nervous System, Reproductive System, Kidneys and Bladder, Liver and Digestive System, Skin, Muscular Skeletal System, Lymphatic System, Immune System
Medicine Making: Medicine making tools, Herb drying and processing, Capsule making, Tinctures, Cough syrups, Salves, Herbal oils, Teas, Decoctions, Poultices, Liniments, Hydrotherapy
Field Trips: Wildcrafting , Montgomery Distillery
Other Classes: Wildcrafting Ethics, Introduction to Aromatherapy
Students will complete Herbal Foundations with a full natural medicine chest created with their own hands, as well as a certificate upon completion of the course. Completion entails completing all assignments and missing no more than 3 classes throughout the program.

Offerd: 2nd Saturday of every month from 9am-4pm. Dates are January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, and September 12, 2015. To Register:

Call us at 406-274-2009
Email us at: gp@herbsmt.com
Website: http://greenpathherbschool.com/
Program URL: http://greenpathherbschool.com/herbal-foundations/

Phone: (406) 274-2009
For more information, visit: http://greenpathherbschool.com/
The Art of Home Herbalism Online
Offered by: Thyme Herbal, with Herbalist Brittany Nickerson
When: March 1, 2015 to November 30, 2015

An introduction to the practice of using medicinal herbs and foods to heal yourself and others - this online introductory apprenticeship presents a unique opportunity to study herbal medicine remotely, in community with others.

Topics include: Medicine Making, Harvesting, Drying, Storing, Body System Therapeutics: digestive system, nervous system, immune system, lymphatic system, skin, Nutrient Dense Foods and Food Preparation, Nutritional Support for Vibrant Health, Fermentation, Seasonal Eatings & Self-care, Seasonal and Directional Energetics

Structure and Format

The 9 month course uses a variety of different types of learning material to help appeal to diverse learning styles.

The course includes:

8 Instructional Videos
Over Recorded Audio Lessons
Reading Assignments From Assigned Texts
At-Home Activities
Handouts and Recipes
Class Message/ Discussion Board
Monthly Discussion
Work at your own pace March - November, 2015.  Optional online discussion groups with Brittany, held one Tuesday evening per month.

Students will receive a certificate upon completion.

To Register: http://www.thymeherbal.com/registration/

Program URL: http://www.thymeherbal.com/art-of-home-herbalism-online/

Phone: (413) 549-1415
Foundations in Herbalism - Herbalist Training Program
Offered by: Twin Star Herbal Education New Milford, CT
When: March 2, 2015 to October 31, 2015

We offer two Foundations in Herbalism classes:
Our Traditional Weekend Program:
Friday Evening 6:00-8:30 PM  
Saturday 10:30- 5:30  
Sunday 12:30- 5:00    
Our Weekday Program two Monday's a month March-October:
Monday's 9:30- 4:30

Both classes will include:
A Healing Circle             
Herbs for the Systems of the Body           
Herbal Remedies/Recipes              
Plant Identification Walks             
Medicine Wheel Gardening
Wildcrafting/Harvesting/Planting            
Breath Work/Meditation             
Chakra System/Energy Healing             
Asanas for the Chakras  

Program Details:
All participants will create a variety of herbal remedies throughout the program to take home and will be responsible for 50+ hours of homework/self study. 
In addition, each student will receive a certificate of recognition for 175 hours of herbal studies upon completion of the course.  

Phone: (203) 313-7883
For more information, visit: http://www.twinstarherbal.com
Herb Justice! Seed to Market: Twin Star Herbal Training Level 3
Offered by: Twin Star Herbal Education New Milford, CT
When: March 2, 2015 to November 30, 2015

Herb justice is a belief that all communities should have access to high quality locally grown herbal plants and remedies. Students in the Herb Justice Seed to Market program will learn first hand how to grow, tend and harvest dozens of medicinal herbs that are grown at Wassaic Community Farm, in Wassaic NY. Participants will also work closely with the diversity of medicinal and edible plants that grow wild throughout our area. Throughout the program we will use these herbs to prepare herbal teas, salves and tinctures and bring these remedies to our rural and urban neighboring communities through various farmers markets.   The Seed to Market participants will actively engage in the Herb Justice concept by learning to share herbal healing with the public regardless of race, class, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, ability, religion, or community. 

This program was designed to be a continuation of level one Foundations of Herbalism or an equivalent of 150 hours of self study of herbal training program.   
Work directly with over 50 edible and medicinal herbs.
Organic farming, harvesting, wildcrafting, drying and storing.
Tea blending, herbal remedy preparations, labeling, guidelines for natural products.
Hands on experience working our farmers market in Bronx,NY
Learn to share your knowledge of herbal healing!

Program Details:
125 Certificate Hours from Twin Star Herbal Education    

Phone: (203) 313-7883
For more information, visit: http://www.twinstarherbal.com
Bioregional Herbalism Certificate Course
When: March 14, 2015 to October 18, 2015

This course begins March 2015 in Naperville, Illinois and will be taught by Linda Conroy, founder of Moonwise Herbs and the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference. We have had the pleasure of hosting Linda Conroy for several weekend workshops in 2013 and 2014 and have enjoyed her energy, teaching style, and wealth of knowledge. It is with much excitement that we invite Linda back in 2015 to teach a Bioregional Herbalism Certificate Course.

The TRI Bioregional Herbalism Certificate Course will focus on teaching students how to incorporate herbs into their daily life to promote health and to develop the skills to use herbs for everyday ailments and injuries. Students will be led on plant walks where they will learn to identify and harvest herbs seasonally for food and medicine. In the classroom, students will be guided through the process of transforming plants into herbal preparations. Each weekend includes instruction, plant walks, hands on projects, snacks and time to reflect and ask questions.

The course will meet one weekend a month for eight months beginning March 14th and ending October 18th.

Grassroots Herbal Program: Exploring the Art, Tradition, and Practice of Folk Herbalism - Year 1: Foundations (Bryans Road, MD)
Offered by: Centro Ashé
When: April 4, 2015 to October 31, 2015

Centro Ashé is excited to offer our Grassroots Herbal and Holistic Wellness Program, a community based herbal program - we’re dedicated to putting herbal medicine in the hands of the people! This program offers our community a chance to explore folk herbalism from various traditions, and to understand natures ability to support our health, strength, and vitality. The series is an introduction and includes herbal fundamentals, North American and Mid-Atlantic medicinal plants (and others), practical and therapeutic applications of herbs, body system therapeutics, nutritional healing, herbal preparations and medicine making, harvesting and wild crafting plants, permaculture and herbal gardening, herbal energetics and more. You will receive expert instruction from the abundance of local, expert knowledge.

Program Instructors:
Molly Meehan of Centro Ashé
Ayo Ngozi, Clinical Herbalist
Ileana Gonzalez of Apurva Wellness
Suzanna Stone of Owlcraft Healingways
Holly Poole Kavana of Little Red Bird Botanicals
Mae Wright of 7 Generations Botanical Medicine

The program runs April through October, meeting one weekend monthly at Centro Ashé Farm (Bryans Road, MD). Each class please bring a ready-to-eat potluck dish to share for lunch and please be sure to bring your own mug! Teas and beverages will be provided.

Please visit our site for more information, including cost of tuition and a detailed agenda.
Contact Molly Meehan for more information and any questions about the program!

Grassroots Herbal Program: Exploring the Art, Tradition, & Practice of Folk Herbalism, Year 2: Deepening Your Practice (Bryans Road, MD)
Offered by: Centro Ashe
When: April 4, 2015 to October 31, 2015

Centro Ashe is excited to deepen our offerings for our Grassroots Herbal and Holistic Wellness Program, a community based herbal program. We believe it is as important as ever to continue to work towards putting herbal medicine in the hands of the people! This program offers our community a chance to explore folk herbalism with a second year that is meant to deepen our practice of herbalism. Participants must have either completed our first year of the Grassroots Herbal and Holistic Wellness Program, or have a strong foundation in herbalism. Homework will be assigned between classes.

Program Instructors:
Ayo Ngozi, Clinical Herbalist - Lead Instructor
Molly Meehan of Centro Ashe
Olivia Fite of OHerbals
Derrick T. Jackson of Sign of Jonah Partners in Health
Ileana Gonzalez of Apurva Wellness
Joan Greeley of Plant Wellness Within
Mae Wright of 7 Generations Botanical Medicine & Clinical Nutrition

The program runs April through October, meeting one weekend monthly at Centro Ashé Farm (Bryans Road, MD). Each class please bring a ready-to-eat potluck dish to share for lunch and please be sure to bring your own mug! Teas and beverages will be provided.

Please visit our site for more information, including cost of tuition and a detailed agenda.
Contact Molly Meehan for more information and any questions about the program!

ACHS Summer 2015 Herbal and Aroma Online Class Offerings
Offered by: American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS)
When: May 18, 2015 to September 6, 2015

ACHS is pleased to announce its herbal medicine and aromatherapy courses for the 2015 Summer Semester beginning on May 18, 2015.

Registration for the following courses will remain open until April 18, 2015.

Undergraduate Herbal and Aroma Classes:

HERB 101: Basics of Herbalism Online
HERB 201: Herbal Studies Online
HERB 302: Herbal Materia Medica I Online
HERB 303: Herbal Materia Medica II Online

NAT 101: Nutrition, Bodycare & Herbalism Online

AROMA 101: Introduction to Aromatherapy Online
AROMA 203: Aromatherapy I Online
AROMA 303: Aromatherapy II Online
AROMA 304: Aromatherapy III Online

Graduate Herbal and Aroma Classes:

BOT 501: Botany and Plant Identification for the Holistic Practitioner Online

HERB 502: Advanced Herbal Materia Medica I Online
HERB 503: Advanced Herbal Materia Medica II Online
HERB 504: Advanced Herbal Materia Medica III Online

NUT 510: Nutrition and Dietary Supplements Online

AROMA 501: Aromatherapy Science Online
AROMA 503: Aromatherapy I Online

"To read more about these courses and request more information, please visit: http://contact.achs.edu/achs-request-more-information-summer-2015 "

For more information, visit: http://www.achs.edu/admissions

 

Phone: (800) 487-8839
For more information, visit: http://www.achs.edu/admissions
ACHS Summer Accelerated 2015 Herbal and Aroma Online Class Offerings
Offered by: American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS)
When: July 20, 2015 to September 6, 2015

ACHS is pleased to announce its herbal medicine and aromatherapy courses for the 2015 Summer Accelerated Semester beginning on July 20, 2015.

Registration for the following courses will remain open until June 20, 2015.

Undergraduate Herbal and Aroma Classes:

Herb 101: Basics of Herbalism Online  *8-week accelerated course
Herb 101 Basics of Herbal Medicine is the first step in your herbal training and is ideal if you have just discovered herbs and want to know more. Herb 101 provides students with an in-depth understanding of the history and uses of herbs including basic methods of administration and therapeutic actions of each of the botanicals studied. Herb 101 is also a pre-requisite for advanced herbal training. Students in this course may also study some of the topics covered in NAT 101, but in more depth.

Aroma 101: Introduction to Aromatherapy Online  *8-week accelerated course
Aroma 101 provides students with an in-depth understanding of the history and uses of essential oils including basic methods of administration and therapeutic actions of each of the oils studied. This 3-credit course is the first level of aromatherapy training at ACHS.

Phone: (800) 487-8839
2015 Great Lakes Herb Faire
When: September 11, 2015 to September 13, 2015

The 2015 Great Lakes Herb Faire will be a three day gathering in Chelsea, Michigan dedicated to the sharing of herbal knowledge and the celebration of regional togetherness. We will have dozens of speakers from the Great Lakes area as well as a sprinkling of herbalists from other states sharing their insights and dispensing both age-old and modern knowledge. Our focus will be on educating and empowering attendees to incorporate or expand their use of herbs in their own lives as well as their families and communities. This family-friendly event will offer classes and activities for all ages. See you there - Cedar Lake Outdoor Center, 2500 Pierce Rd., Chelsea, MI

For more information, visit: http://www.greatlakesherbfaire.org
Community Herbalist Program
Offered by: Florida School of Holistic Living, Herbalist Emily Ruff
When: September 18, 2015 to April 30, 2016

Have you been called by the plants into service? … amazed and transformed by the wisdom of the plants …. desire to share their magic with others …

If the green path is speaking to you, then you are student whom the Community Herbalist Program is designed for.

The Community Herbalist Program is an eight-month journey into the world of professional herbalism. We deeply explore the herbs in our Materia Medica, and the herbs in the wild around us through research, presentations, and plant walks. We guide our family and the community, supervised by professional herbalists, to grow more confident in our sharing of this wisdom with others.

The Community Herbalist Program includes rich, guided hands-on study, as well as group discussions and lectures, herb walks, clinics, written assignments, and ceremony. We seek to call forth the spirit of nature within us, and ask it to be present with us to guide us along the path. Each student will have the opportunity to explore those aspects of Community Herbalism that are most important to their journey – be it medicine-making, herb cultivation, or client consultations – while all students will be deeply immersed in all areas for a comprehensive experience.

OUR COURSE CURRICULUM INCLUDES:

Traditional Herbal Medicine

Integration of Folk Traditions and Science

Western Herbal Energetics

Introduction to Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Medicine-Making Practicum

Native Plant Identification and Ethical Wildcrafting

Gardening for Herbalists

Clinical Practicum

Teaching Practicum

Discovering Your Plant Allies

Herbal Research and Library

Herbal Mentorship

Personal Wellness and Self-Care in Healing our Community

Spiritual Practices to Ground our Herbal Practice

Diagnostics and Assessment Skills

Legalities within Herbalism in Florida

Nutritional Healing

Contraindications and Interactions

EXPERIENCED THROUGH:

Clinical Practicum

Teaching Practicum

Medicine Making

Garden Immersion

Case Conference Roundtables

Spiritual Disciplines

Group and Individual Studies

Guest lecturers

And more...

Completion of our Family Herbalist program or transfer of relevant education from other institutions is required for enrollment
To register, http://www.holisticlivingschool.org/classes/event-listing/?ee=261

Phone: (407) 595-3731
For more information, visit: http://www.holisticlivingschool.org
Herbs for Womens Health with Joan Greeley
Offered by: Centro Ashé Farm (Bryans Road, MD)
When: September 20, 2015

This course will provide a brief overview of basic female anatomy & physiology, discuss what it means to “be well” even when dancing with disease, and offer herbal, nutritional, and lifestyle strategies for managing common complaints.  You’ll learn practical techniques for self-care to help your goddess self flow gracefully through the everyday demands and occasional health challenges at any age.

Details:
Class is Rain or shine
Lunch is a potluck, please bring a dish to share
Please come prepared to be outdoors with appropriate and comfortable clothing; Saturday, September 20 10am-5pm

Phone: (301) 375-6082
Herbs for Womens Health with Joan Greeley
Offered by: Centro Ashé Farm and Owlcraft Healing Ways
When: September 20, 2015

This course will provide a brief overview of basic female anatomy & physiology, discuss what it means to “be well” even when dancing with disease, and offer herbal, nutritional, and lifestyle strategies for managing common complaints.  You’ll learn practical techniques for self-care to help your goddess self flow gracefully through the everyday demands and occasional health challenges at any age.

Details:
Class is Rain or shine
Lunch is a potluck, please bring a dish to share
Please come prepared to be outdoors with appropriate and comfortable clothing

Phone: (301) 375-6082
ACHS Fall 2015 Herbal, Aroma, and Holistic Health Online Class Offerings
Offered by: American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS)
When: September 21, 2015 to January 10, 2016

ACHS is pleased to announce its herbal medicine, aromatherapy, and holistic health courses for the 2015 Fall Semester beginning on September 21, 2015.

Registration for the following courses will remain open until August 21, 2015.

Undergraduate Herbal, Aroma, and Holistic Health Classes:

HERB 101: Basics of Herbalism Online
HERB 201: Herbal Studies Online

AROMA 101: Introduction to Aromatherapy Online
AROMA 203: Aromatherapy I Online
AROMA 303: Aromatherapy II Online
AROMA 304: Aromatherapy III Online

NAT 101: Nutrition, Bodycare & Herbalism Online
NAT 305: Wellness Coaching & Communication Skills Online
NAT 306: Holistic Health Consulting & Business Skills Online

Graduate Herbal, Aroma, and Holistic Health Classes:

HERB 502: Advanced Herbal Materia Medica I Online
HERB 504: Advanced Herbal Materia Medica III Online

AROMA 501: Aromatherapy Science Online

NUT 510: Nutrition and Dietary Supplements Online

HED 503: Stress Management and Emotional Health Online

TOX 501: Fundamentals of Toxicology and Safety in Botanical Medicine Online

Phone: (800) 487-8839
One Year Herbal Apprenticeship: September 2015 - June 2016
When: September 23, 2015 to June 2, 2016

One Year Herbal Apprenticeship: September 2015 - June 2016
A wonderful gathering together and commitment to deepening our connection with the plants.

Together we will explore:
* making tinctures, oils, salves, infusions, decoctions and flower essences
* tastes of the plants and actions they impart in the body
* systems of the body and how to strengthen them with plant medicine
* herbal formulation and plant identification
* spiritual relationship with the plants through journeying and dreaming

Our apprenticeship will hold the container for our discoveries. 

Classes are held during the week, one day per month for ten months, from September 2015 through June 2016.
The location is in a beautiful barn in Portland, Maine accessible by the #3 and #6 bus lines, walking distance to the Presumpscot River.
The maximum number of students is 12.  Babes in arms are welcome!
The cost of the full apprenticeship is $900.  A $200 deposit holds your place. 
If paid in full by August 10, the cost for the year is $800. Payment plans are available.

Two apprenticeships will run concurrently:
Wednesdays from 9:00am - 3:30pm
Thursdays from 3:00pm - 9:30pm.

Dates for the Wednesday apprenticeship: Sept 23, Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 9, Jan 6, Feb 3, March 2, April 13, May 4, June 1
Dates for the Thursday evening apprenticeship: Sept 24, Oct 29, Nov 19, Dec 10, Jan 7, Feb 4, March 3, April 14, May 5, June 2

Please contact Mischa with an email of interest, describing what you hope to learn about yourself and the plants during our time together, or call her for more information.

Mischa Schuler 207-274-3242
WildCarrotHerbs@gmail.com
www.WildCarrotHerbs.com

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Maine Herbalist Gathering!
Saturday, October 17 from 9:00 - 5:00 at Viles Arboretum in Augusta
https://maineherbalistgathering.wordpress.com/

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Community Herbalist
Portland, Maine
+(1) 207.274.3242
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www.WildCarrotHerbs.com

Phone: (207) 274-3242
For more information, visit: http://www.WildCarrotHerbs.com
Clinical Skills for Herbalists
Offered by: BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies, Clayton, Georgia
When: September 26, 2015 to September 27, 2015

This is an intermediate level seminar that will help you create effective treatment plans based on your client’s health history and goals. We’ll discuss various ways to present suggestions for diet and lifestyle changes, how to develop a plan for ongoing herbal recommendations, assessing progress and providing encouragement. Using actual cases, and some roleplaying, you’ll learn how to communicate effectively and gain confidence in your practice.

Group size is limited to give everyone plenty of opportunities to participate.

Cost: $250.00

Time/Dates: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday September 26 & 27.

Lodging: There are lots of options for lodging nearby. See our Guide to Visitors to Rabun County here:
https://www.wildhealingherbs.com/rabun-county-info.html

Travel: Clayton, Georgia (Rabun County) is about 2 hours from the Atlanta airport and 1 hour and 45 minutes from the Asheville, NC airport. Contact us for more help arranging your travel.


Teacher: Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Flower Essences for Conscious Awakening
Offered by: New Hampshire Herbal Network Chapter of the AHG
When: October 10, 2015

with Carolyn Kelley, Herbalist and Founder
At Journey Within/Herbal Energetics in Northfield, NH
Flower Essences are more important today than ever before as we enter a time where we need to take charge of our own lives. There are 1,000’s of flowers on our earth, each with its own signature, its own vibration. Carolyn has gathered over 150 of them as they speak to her. Which ones speak to you? Learn how to select the ones for you through introspection and dowsing. We will then create intensions to activate their balancing properties. Participants will also learn how to make their own essences. $65 per person. Limited in space. Registration required. 10 am – 4 pm

Phone: (603) 340-5161
ACHS Fall Accelerated 2015 Herbal and Aroma Online Class Offerings
Offered by: American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS)
When: October 19, 2015 to December 13, 2015

ACHS is pleased to announce its herbal medicine and aromatherapy courses for the 2015 Fall Accelerated Semester beginning on October 19, 2015.

Registration for the following courses will remain open until September 19, 2015.

Undergraduate Herbal and Aroma Classes:

Herb 101: Basics of Herbalism Online  *8-week accelerated course
Herb 101 Basics of Herbal Medicine is the first step in your herbal training and is ideal if you have just discovered herbs and want to know more. Herb 101 provides students with an in-depth understanding of the history and uses of herbs including basic methods of administration and therapeutic actions of each of the botanicals studied. Herb 101 is also a pre-requisite for advanced herbal training. Students in this course may also study some of the topics covered in NAT 101, but in more depth.

Aroma 101: Introduction to Aromatherapy Online  *8-week accelerated course
Aroma 101 provides students with an in-depth understanding of the history and uses of essential oils including basic methods of administration and therapeutic actions of each of the oils studied. This 3-credit course is the first level of aromatherapy training at ACHS.

Phone: (800) 487-8839
Roots and Culture Tour: Traditional Food and Herbal Medicine Journey (Manzanillo, Costa Rica)
Offered by: Centro Ashé Farm and Owlcraft Healing Ways
When: January 6, 2016 to January 13, 2016

The Roots and Culture Tour is an incredible opportunity for all those interested in sustainable and just local agricutlure as well as traditional herbal medicine. Join us in the amazing Talamanca Region of Costa Rica, also known as the Caribe Sur (South Caribbean).  This tour will bring you in direct contact with Talamancan farmers, herbalists, and naturalists, and will provide you with practical insight into the local food system and traditional healing in this area known for its autonomy, incredible biodiversity, and unique mix of Indigenous and Afro-Costa Rican cultures.  You'll see how large scale plantation agriculture, development, socialized healthcare eroded traditional healthcare, and even tourism have threatened food sovereignty & local economies in this area, and how local people are working together to face the challenges of protecting their land, their culture and to create a more sustainable Talamanca.   You will explore incredible farms and gardens, the depths of the Costa Rican jungles, as well as the beauty of the infamous coastlines.  You will have classes with local herbalists, tour local sustainable farms, visit the farmers market, connect with the local women's cooperative farming project, learn traditional cooking incorporating herbs with local chef, hike with local naturalists, and have workshops on plant healing with community herbalists Molly Meehan and Ayo Ngozi.

During the tour you will be staying in Manzanillo, a beach town along the Caribbean Coast known for its amazing coral reefs, frequent sloth, monkey and toucan sightings, and entry into the Gandoca/Manzanillo National Reserve.  The trip is rooted in popular education style, please come open to share and join in participatory analysis of how the issues facing the local food system and traditional healers in Talamanca, apply internationally and how we can each in turn work in solidarity  moving forward.

Cost: $1150 (shared room)
Price does not include flight to and from Costa Rica.
A non-refundable deposit of $200 is due upon registration. Registration closes and payment in full due by December 1, 2015.   All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Phone: (301) 375-6082
Roots and Culture Tour: Traditional Food and Herbal Medicine Journey (Manzanillo, Costa Rica)
Offered by: Centro Ashé Farm (Bryans Road, MD)
When: January 6, 2016 to January 13, 2016

The Roots and Culture Tour is an incredible opportunity for all those interested in sustainable and just local agricutlure as well as traditional herbal medicine. Join us in the amazing Talamanca Region of Costa Rica, also known as the Caribe Sur (South Caribbean).  This tour will bring you in direct contact with Talamancan farmers, herbalists, and naturalists, and will provide you with practical insight into the local food system and traditional healing in this area known for its autonomy, incredible biodiversity, and unique mix of Indigenous and Afro-Costa Rican cultures.  You'll see how large scale plantation agriculture, development, socialized healthcare eroded traditional healthcare, and even tourism have threatened food sovereignty & local economies in this area, and how local people are working together to face the challenges of protecting their land, their culture and to create a more sustainable Talamanca.   You will explore incredible farms and gardens, the depths of the Costa Rican jungles, as well as the beauty of the infamous coastlines.  You will have classes with local herbalists, tour local sustainable farms, visit the farmers market, connect with the local women's cooperative farming project, learn traditional cooking incorporating herbs with local chef, hike with local naturalists, and have workshops on plant healing with community herbalists Molly Meehan and Ayo Ngozi.

During the tour you will be staying in Manzanillo, a beach town along the Caribbean Coast known for its amazing coral reefs, frequent sloth, monkey and toucan sightings, and entry into the Gandoca/Manzanillo National Reserve.  The trip is rooted in popular education style, please come open to share and join in participatory analysis of how the issues facing the local food system and traditional healers in Talamanca, apply internationally and how we can each in turn work in solidarity  moving forward.

Cost: $1150 (shared room)
Price does not include flight to and from Costa Rica.
A non-refundable deposit of $200 is due upon registration. Registration closes and payment in full due by December 1, 2015.   All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Phone: (301) 375-6082
Flower Essence Practitioner Training (Manzanillo, Costa Rica)
Offered by: Centro Ashé Farm and Owlcraft Healing Ways
When: February 3, 2016 to February 11, 2016

Centro Ashé is honored to host Flower Essence Practitioner and Community Herbalist Lupo Passero of Twin Star Herbs & Education for our first ever Flower Essence Practitioner Training.  Join us in the abundant Talamanca region of Costa Rica for this in depth immersion into flower essences.  While we will be working directly with the beautiful tropical flowers that surround us, participants will learn skills that are applicable across the globe. This course offers over 100 hours of in-depth flower essence training. Most of our time will be spent outside working directly with the abundant flowers and plants that surround us in coastal Talamanca. Students will go on to spend an additional 30 hours working directly with clients, learning how to confidently use flower essence therapy in a professional setting.

Topics covered include:
The History of Flower Essences, The teachings of Dr. Edward Bach, Local Plant and Woodland Essences, Methods of Choosing Essences, The Doctrine of Signatures, Plant Spirit Journey, Vibrational Medicine Making, Chakra Essence Therapy, Making Flower Essences in the Field, Ethically using the Essences, Essences in the healing practice, Monthly Healing Rituals, Supervised Clinical Consults & Setting up a flower essence practice

Additional Consultations Required for Practitioner Certificate
Flower Essence Practitioner Certificate Awarded Upon Completion of additional hours practicing with clients when you return home. You will be given 4 months to see 10 clients and turn in write-ups. The 10 additional consultations are to be completed by June 11th with a minimum of five follow-ups intakes.

Cost: $1675 per person, $200 deposit secures your spot
*all payments are final, non-refundabe and non-transferable

Phone: (301) 375-6082
Family Herbal & Tropical Adventure
Offered by: Molly Meehan of Centro Ashé & Lupo Passero of Twin Star Herbs & Education
When: February 17, 2016 to February 23, 2016

Join us with the whole family in tropical Costa Rica for an incredible week of breathtaking natural beauty while exploring grassroots approaches to herbalism and plant healing.  This tour will bring you in contact with some of the most incredible depths of the Costa Rican jungles, as well as the beauty of the infamous coastlines.  You will have classes with visit the local animal rescue center, hike to amazing waterfalls in the Indigenous reserve, learn traditional indigenous chocolate making and medicinal plants, learn traditional cooking incorporating herbs, hike with local naturalists, we'll have a scavenger hunt, tropical foods workshop, and more! All in one of the countries most pristine spots! In addition to the trips focus on immersion and understanding of local Costa Rican culture, ecosystems, and plant medicine, herbalists Lupo Passero of Twin Star Herbal Education & Molly Meehan of Centro Ashé Herbs & Education will offer complimentary classes including yoga and Tropical Herbal Medicine Making focusing on BushMedicine of the Caribe Sur of Costa Rica.

Our tours are based out of Centro Ashé Community Herbal Center located one block from the Caribbean Sea in the village of Manzanillo. Centro Ashé is located on the south Caribbean side of Costa Rica in a region called Talamanca.

Cost: $1350 shared room, $200 due upon Registration. Registration closes and full payment due by December 1st, 2015
Price does not include flight to and from Costa Rica.
* Deposit and Signed Waiver Form are due upon registration for each participant.

Phone: (301) 375-6082
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