Future Herb Classes to Watch For

cayenne-kitchen_med_hr-2Kitchen Herbs as Plant Medicine:

Upcoming Class Dates: Fall 2015

Learn how to use kitchen herbs for health and healing. In this 1.5 hour class, we will discuss 10 favorite herbs that most of us already have handy in our kitchen spice racks. Participants will learn the medicinal properties of these culinary herbs and how to prepare them as medicine.  Class cost is $15 and   takes place at The Source at 1111 Carlisle SE.   

passionflower_med_hr-2Managing Stress with Herbs: 

Upcoming Class Dates:  TBA

Stress is something we all encounter in our daily lives, but it effects each of us individually.  In this 2.5 hour class, you will learn about the cascading effects of stress in our bodies and how these physiological responses become unpleasant symptoms such as muscle tension, headaches, and difficulty sleeping.  We will also discuss how herbs can help us to manage our physical manifestations of stress.  The class will end with students preparing a soothing herbal foot bath for themselves, so bring your own cushy bath towel from home and get ready to relax.  The class costs $28 and is limited to 10.  This class is offered through The Old School and takes place at The Source at 1111 Carlisle SE.  

chamomile-flower-closeup-2_med_hrHerbal Remedies Kids Love: 

Upcoming Class Dates: TBA

Make good tasting herbal medicines that your kids will crave and learn about the best herbs to use for children’s health.  You’ll make a glycerite, medicinal gummies, and herbal candies.  Take home the products we make in class along with reference handouts to keep.  This 3-hour class costs $45 including all supplies and is limited to 8. The class is offered exclusively through Inspired Birth and Families and takes place at 8764 4th St. NW, Suite 403.  

dsc_0004-2-cropped_med_hrTraditional Herbs of New Mexico

Upcoming Class Dates: TBA

Join me in the Traditions Garden and the City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center for this two and a half hour herb class focusing on traditional healing plants of New Mexico.  The class includes a slideshow presentation to introduce you to our local medicinal and edible plants with continuing discussions during a guided tour of the Traditions Garden. Topics include plant identification, medicinal and other uses of local plants, and plant preparations. This class is offered exclusively through The City of Albuquerque Open Space and takes place at 6500 Coors NW.  Class costs $25 and space is limited. 

garden-613-b_med_hrMedicinal Plants for the Southwest Garden: Free Community Class!

Upcoming Class Dates: Fall 2015

In this 1.5 hour class, participants will become familiar with a variety of medicinal herbs that can be easily cultivated in their own yards. Topics include growing conditions, harvesting, and uses for each herb.   This class is free of charge and is offered through Plants of the Southwest at 6680 4th St NW.  Since seating is limited, bringing a camp chair is recommended. RSVP on Facebook or call 344-8830.

rose-red-garden-closeup_med_hrBody Bliss: Herbal Gift Making Series  

Upcoming Class Dates:  Fall 2015

Make your own hand-made gifts for the holiday season or pamper yourself by making your own herbal skin care products.  Come learn about herbs for healthy glowing skin and make your own luscious body butter, facial cleanser, aftershave, foot and body scrub, and fizzy bath bombs. Take home all of the pampering delights we make in class and get ready to make gifts for yourself and friends.  This 2-part series costs $70 with all supplies included and is limited to 12. This class is offered through The Old School and takes place at The Source at 1111 Carlisle SE.

mullein-native-leaf_med_hrHerbs for Cold and Flu Season

Upcoming Class Dates: Winter 2015-2016

Cold and flu season is upon us, so get ready with this class on herbs for respiratory health.  In this 2-hour class, you will learn how to use herbs to strengthen the lungs and to ease runny noses, coughs, colds, fevers, and sinus infections.  We will also discuss herbs for chronic lung issues and students will prepare their own in-class herbal steam treatment.  The class costs $25 and is limited to 10. This class is offered through The Old School and takes place at The Source at 1111 Carlisle SE.  

lavender-flowering-stalk_med_hrIntroduction to Essential Oils: 

Upcoming Class Dates: TBA

Join guest instructor Claudia Millan Rounds for our newest specialty class.    Learn about the history of essential oils and how to easily use these potent oils in your daily life.  Class includes a hands-on lab in which you will make two aromatherapy balms: one relaxing and one stimulating.  The cost is $30  (including all supplies) and is limited to 10.  This class takes place at The Source at 1111 Carlisle SE.   

rose-garden-pink_med_hr-2Kitchen CosmeticsSkin Creams & Lip Balms: 

Upcoming Class Dates: TBA

Learn to make your own moisturizing skin cream and healing lip balm and how to infuse them with herbs, customized for your needs. This is a hands-on class that takes place in the kitchen. Students will take home the products made in class.  The cost is $28, which includes all supplies.  Class is limited to 10.  This class is offered through The Old School and takes place at The Source at 1111 Carlisle SE. 

calendula-like-sun_med_hrHerbal Baby: Products for Sensitive Skin

Upcoming Class Dates: TBA

In this 2 and half-hour class, learn how to make herbal body products that are safe and healing for the most sensitive skin. This is a hands-on class in which we will prepare a salve, body powder, and bath herbs.   Take home the products made in class.  The cost is $45, which includes the cost of all supplies.  Class is limited to 8.  This class is offered exclusively through Inspired Birth and Families and takes place at 6855 4th St. NW, Suite E-2 in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque.

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Herbal Basics

Upcoming Class Dates: TBA

Join me in this 4-hour intensive class to learn how herbs can aid many of the most common illnesses. Topics include coughs, colds, fevers, sore throats, swollen tonsils, upset stomachs, earaches, allergies, eczema, and more.  We will also make a tincture and prepare a medicinal infusion. Participants will receive reference handouts and take home a bottle of tincture prepared in class. The cost including all supplies is $50 and class is limited to 12.  This class is offered through The Old School and takes place at The Source at 1111 Carlisle SE.   

pine-ponderosa-needles_med_hrEssential Oils for the Herbalist

Upcoming Class Dates: TBA

Join guest instructor Deborahlise Mota for this class designed for both the inspiring herbalist as well as the experienced practitioner. Learn the profound benefits of essential oils and how to incorporate them into your herbal pharmacy.  Use essential oils to increase the effectiveness of your formulas, improve your health, and enhance your practice. This specialty class costs $39 and takes place at The Source at 1111 Carlisle SE.