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
SW Herb Fest - Full Day Herbal Conference
Offered by: Herbal Wisdom Institute
When: May 19, 2018

The SW Herb Fest is an herbal event dedicated to bringing traditional herbalism and botanical medicine together in Northern Arizona. Immerse yourself in a full day of learning herbs from experienced herbalists and physicians from all over the country as they come together to present the SW Herb Fest.

SW Herb Fest will be held on Saturday May 19, 2018 at the Highlands Center for Natural History. The day will begin at 8:00am and finish at 5:30pm. Your day will offer a variety of class choices so that you can choose the ones that most interest you. Sit in a classroom to learn about botanical medicine for certain health conditions, join us in the outdoor amphitheater for traditional herbalism classes, or take a guided plant walk on one of the many trails.

Who Should Attend?

Are you a lover of the healing power of nature? Then this event is for you. The class offerings of the SW Herb Fest are open to herbalists, alternative health practitioners, Naturopathic physicians, and the general public with a desire to learn more about the medicinal power of plants. During the SW Herb Fest you will have the chance to choose from a variety of classes and activities throughout the day to deepen your knowledge of plant medicine and foster a love of nature.

What Can You Expect?

During this one day herbal conference we will commune in nature, discover traditional healing techniques, participate in medicine ceremony, experience plant walks, and learn botanical medicine options from physicians who specialize in botanical medicine. Visit the vendor market throughout the day to find unique products and gift items. Most importantly, we will spend time connecting to our herbal traditions in a peaceful setting in the tall pines of Prescott, Arizona.

For more information, visit: http://www.swherbfest.com
2018 Midwest Women's Herbal Conference Pre-Conference Workshops
When: May 29, 2018 to May 31, 2018

Plant Immersion, Incubation & Inspiration | ISLA BURGESS

Join us for this incredible opportunity to spend time with Isla Burgess who will be visiting from New Zealand. Isla has recently completed her book, The Biophilic Garden: Connecting People, Plants, and Inscape. This workshop is inspired by her book as well as her decades long investigation into her own relationship with the natural world, and her gift of facilitating others through a portal to a deeper connection as a participant in that world.

Plant and Planet focused. Projects and processes allow for an exploration of the deeper aspects of what it is to be human. Through collaborative participation, insights into individual plants and what each is about in their own lives will be realised. Participants, whether experienced or new to this work, will deepen their understanding of the best way to respectfully gather and prepare herbs for food and medicine. Gardeners, artists, herbal medicine practitioners, and students, will each experience something unique, something inspirational and life-changing.

This workshop takes place in Almond, WI May 29-31.


All things Endocrine (From Top to Bottom) | DR. JODY NOE

The Endocrine system is the Total Response system of our interactions with the outer and inner worlds or our Beings. This intensive will discuss in depth the function, dysfunctions, diseases and treatments of this intricate system using herbal medicine strategies. The Endocrine Triad: Pituitary, Thyroid and Adrenals will be discussed in the intricate feedback loops of regulation as well as the reproductive Triad: Maiden, Mother, Crone; the female as well as the male reproductive lifecycle. The class will start at the hippocampus/hypothalamus in the brain and work our way down the body to the reproductive organs—Top to Bottom.

This workshop takes place in Almond, WI May 29-31.


Certified Holistic Doula Program | WHAPIO

A valuable program for the beginning Doula or as an Advanced Doula Course for the practicing Doula, it is comprehensive and practical, holistic and intuitive. We offer a wealth of knowledge and a ‘next-step’ perspective on the transformation inherent in birth. Participants will take workshops for 3 days and also attend Whapio’s workshops during the main conference or listen to the recordings.

This workshop takes place in Almond, WI May 29-31.


Medical Marijuana Clinical Applications | DR. JODY E. NOÉ

Cannabis has been found to help with a plethora of disease states and symptoms related to poor health & outcomes. During this 3 hour class we will understand the biochemistry of cannabinoids and the human endocannabanoid system. As well as the different species of the genus cannabis, the specific indications, edible vs combusted medicines, the different half -life of these applications and specific indications of how this plant medicine can be applied to different health strategies.

This workshop takes place in Almond, WI June 1, 9am - 12pm.


Topical Applications: A Lost Art | LINDA CONROY

Applying herbs topically for healing of the skin as well as the internal mechanisms of the body, is a lost art. In this program we will learn about a wide variety of preparations for topical medicine. Once we have an understanding of the herbs, we will make several preparations that you can take home and add to your apothecary, and feel confidence in their applications. We will make poultices, infused oils, salves, lotions, compresses, foot baths and much more!

This workshop takes place in Almond, WI June 1, 9am - 12pm.


Death Doula: Midwifing Souls | REBEKAH DAWN

Doula: a woman who helps. We will all, each of us, have the opportunity to accompany a loved one along the final stretch of their life's journey. In this workshop we will explore our fears around death, will examine cultural norms and the medicalization of death. You will be given some simple and effective tools for being present and fearless. I will share with you my closest herbal allies in this work.

This workshop takes place in Almond, WI June 1, 9am - 12pm.


Art of Ceremony | REV. JUDITH LAXER

Interested in creating and holding the sacred space for this Conference? Come early for a preconference intensive workshop to explore The Art of Ceremony. Learn the components and techniques of good ceremony, practice presentation skills, and collaborate with others to create and present the opening and closing ceremonies for our community.

This workshop takes place in Almond, WI June 1, 9am - 12pm.


Optimal Aging: Strategies for Life | TIERAONA LOW DOG, MD

Aging is not a disease, or problem to be solved - it is a natural process of living! The goal of this talk to explore integrative medicine’s approach to helping us thrive during this time of our lives. What nutritional and lifestyle choices should we be making right now to give ourselves an edge against chronic disease and cognitive decline? What are some of the myths of “anti-aging” approaches? How can we change the framework of our concepts around aging, so that we thrive as we move into and through our elder years?

This workshop takes place in Almond, WI June 1, 9am - 12pm.

For more information, visit: http://www.midwestwomensherbal.com/
2018 Midwest Women's Herbal Conference
When: June 1, 2018 to June 3, 2018

Join us for a gathering of the feminine; a wide spectrum of Internationally acclaimed herbalists and earth-based speakers, plant walks, topics including herbs for family health, wild edibles, fermentation, permaculture, movement, herbal wisdom the wise woman ways and much more!

Learn from world-changing thinkers and movers in the world of women's wisdom and herbalism.

The 2018 Conference marks our seventh year as we gather together again at Camp Helen Brachman, in Almond, WI (two hours from Milwaukee near Waupaca) with around 400 women, teens, and children.

Along with the herbal education and personal growth workshops women enjoy dance and body movement opportunities, singing, and nature walks. The village will commune together around nourishing, mostly organic meals, swimming in and enjoying the view of beautiful Pickerel Lake (in the heart of the camp), and soaking in the evening campfire.

Whether tent camping or residing in the rustic cabins, women enjoy the natural beauty around the camp, with enough space to join a group or take a quiet walk alone. 

Beginning with a welcoming opening ceremony, bringing together the group's intentions, each personal journey continues while held in the trusting and mysterious arms of nature.

Event takes place in Almond, WI.

For more information, visit: http://www.midwestwomensherbal.com/
Expanding Roots Retreat: Women's Wellness Weekend
Offered by: Danielle Ryan, C.H. and Angela Merrill, MA, LPC
When: June 8, 2018 to June 10, 2018

Connecting. Reflecting. Eating. Yoga. Herbalism. Camping. Expanding: Join Danielle Ryan, C.H. and Angela Merrill, MA, LPC for a women's wellness weekend in the beautiful mountains of Lyons, CO. Combining Danielle's offerings of nutrition, whole-foods cooking, and herbal medicine making, with Angela's offerings of learning to navigate your mind, break old patterns, and  deeply connect with the natural world, this retreat is a true combination of holistic healing. Danielle and Angela look so forward to the opportunity to weave their work together in offer of a take on wellness that has been long overdue. With four workshops, two morning Forest Yoga sessions with the incredible Cali Leola Simpson, ceremonial evening fires, 7 local, organic, plant-based meals, camping, and deep connection with new sisters. We invite you to a restorative, inspiring, educational, and expansive 3 days.

Early Bird Price (Sign up by April 1st): $521

*Email Danielle.ryan@clinicalherbalism.com or Angela@angelamerrill.com to register or for more information.

Your Retreat Includes:

  • Two nights of camping in the beautiful land of Lyons, CO
  • Two 90 minute Forest Yoga sessions with Cali Leola Simpson
  • 4 incredible workshops with Angela Merrill, MA, LPC & Danielle Ryan, C.H.
  • 7 gourmet, plant-based meals with local ingredients
  • Ceremonial evening fires
  • Wellness package including the 5-Minute Journal, Locally-sourced Herbal Tea Blends, & more self-care surprises!
  • ...& so much more!
Internship Program
Offered by: Eclectic Institute, Inc.
When: July 8, 2018 to August 17, 2018

This summer, we are launching our first-ever internship for beginning herbalists. It will be a hands-on, cost-free educational opportunity to gain a foundation in herbalism. We will welcome 5 interns to live in our guesthouse for 6 weeks. Interns will help on the farm 4 days per week with the cultivation, maintenance and harvest of medicinal herbs. In the evenings, they can expect classes on a wide range of topics in herbal medicine and holistic health, taught by experienced teachers, herbalists, and activists (our program will be taught through a social-justice lens). We will supply essential medicine making supplies to encourage interns to develop their skills over their 6-week stay. Weekends will be mostly free to explore the area, with a few plant-focused field trips!

Located in Sandy, Oregon, Eclectic Institute is in a prime spot for summer adventures. We have Mt. Hood National Forest as our backyard, the scenic Columbia River Gorge just 15 miles to the north, and rapidly-growing Portland, Oregon just an hour drive west. There is no shortage of beautiful wilderness, world-class hiking, and epic fun to be had around here!

Eclectic Institute is tucked just outside of the Bull Run wilderness area, about 30 miles east of Portland.

Phone: (503) 668-4120
For more information, visit: http://www.eclecticherb.com/internship
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.

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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