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Class # 123
Class Title Simple Home Remedies: Plant ID Intensives (full)
Instructor Crystal Hamby
Details Do you wonder how to properly identify plants growing out your front door, in your neighborhood, or out in the surrounding woodlands? Are you curious about the medicinal properties of some local herbs that you keep running into? Do you ever wonder how to make your own herbal medicine? These herbal intensives are designed to introduce students to the practice of identifying native plant species in the PNW. The intensives will cover the foundations of plant identification; will teach students how to use a flora for keying out plants to family, genus and species; will cover the morphological traits specific to a group of families prevalent in the PNW; and then will take students into the field on herb walks to identify specific species of plants found in the families covered. We will discuss the traits used to identify our medicinal species, how to sustainably wildcraft plants for medicinal use, how to use plants as medicine via learning about the materia medica of the plant, and we will explore the many methods used to make medicine from our medicinal plants.

Come explore your environment and learn about the wondrous herbs it has to offer!
Crystal's knowledge stems from her love of and devotion to all things green, and from her education in herbal medicine. Crystal holds a bachelor’s of science in Herbal Sciences from Bastyr University. Currently she is an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr, where she teaches classes on Herbal Medicine Making, Plant Identification, and Herbal First Aid. Her herbal consulting business, Green Blessings, helps her clients integrate herbal medicine into their daily lives for acute and chronic care.

Plant ID Morphology: 4hr class: covering stem, bud, root, leaf, flower, inflorescence, fruit Sat, June 25th, 12-4pm $50

Learn the basic skills that will help you to be able to identify a plant by using a regional flora (book used to key a plant out to its species). This class will focus on how to determine the morphological traits of a plant by exploring what type of stem, bud, root, leaf, flower, inflorescence, and fruit a plant is expressing. By learning about the morphological traits of a plant we can begin to fairly accurately key a plant into what family it belongs in, what genus it is housed in, and what specific type of species it is. Learn your morphology and you’ll be well on your road to identifying plants in the wild.

Plant ID Family Traits: 4hrs covering the following families- Rosaceae, Lamiaceae, Asteraceae, Apiaceae, Ericaceae Sat, July 16th, 12-4pm $50

Plants are classified into what family they belong in first, then what specific genus they are housed in, and further into what unique species they are. When we learn the basic morphological traits of a family we can then move forward to keying a plant out into what genus and species it is. In this class we will explore the key morphological traits of the main families prevalent in the PNW, which provide us with a wealth of food and medicine. We will also be expanding our medicinal knowledge of the plants belonging to the families covered by exploring the therapeutic qualities associated with each family.

Plant ID Herb Walk: 4hrs Sat. July 23rd, 12-4pm $50

Let’s take a walk in the woods to discover the wealth of medicinal plants it has to offer! This herb walk will be focused on exploring the medicinal plants found in the families covered in the Family Traits class. We will learn how to apply our morphological training to identify our native plants into what family they belong in, we will explore the medicinal properties of the plants highlighted on our walk, and we will discuss the best method for harvesting each herb and for preparing the herbs into medicine for our personal medicine chests. You will be amazed by the medicinal properties of plants you have already met and will be tickled by getting to know some new plant allies as well.
Location: TBD

$50 per class, or at a discounted rate of $130 for those signing up for the series of 3
Registration is limited. Payment is due in full at time of registration and is non-refundable.

Dates See Above
Times See Above
Fee $50 each, $130 for full series - See Notes Below
notes Classes are 4 hours and the first 2 will be held ­­­­­­­­­­­­­at Dandelion Botanical Co. in Ballard.
Cost is $50 per class or at a discounted rate of $130 for those registering for the full 3 week course
Classes with fewer than five attendees are subject to cancellation.

Registration is limited. Prepayment for the full three week course is required for the discount rate. Payment is due in full at time of registration and is non-refundable.

You will NOT be charged for shipping or taxes, but to avoid those charges showing on your receipt, at checkout please select "International" for shipping zone, and do not select "Washington" as your state. That will fool the shopping cart into leaving those fields blank - but don't worry if you forget, we still won't charge you :)
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Class # 201
Class Title Herbal Spa Products
Instructor Crystal Hamby, B.S. Herbal Science
Details The spa isn’t the only place where you can go to take care of your precious skin; bring the spa into your own home! You can easily make your own spa products with simple ingredients for a fraction of the cost. In this workshop you will discover how to make your own skin loving herbal facial scrubs, toners, masques, and steam blends; as well as body scrubs, herbal deodorants, and therapeutic, relaxing foot soaks. We will discuss herbal blends for any skin type, and explore the healing and rejuvenating qualities of the various products discussed. These amazing products will help exfoliate, buff, shine, tighten, smooth, and sooth your skin like never before without costing you a fortune! There’s nothing quite as relaxing as pampering oneself, or as fun as getting together with friends and family for a special spa night- plus these delicious, skin loving preparations make wonderful holiday gifts! Come join the fun, during class we will be applying the herbal products made so come ready to get your spa on!!! Attendees will receive a detailed handout including recipes and herbal suggestions, as wells as samples of spa products demonstrated in class.

Crystal Hamby , B.S., Herbal Science
Adjunct Professor at Bastyr University and member of the American Herbalist Guild and the American Botanical Council

Crystal's knowledge stems from her love and devotion to all things green, and from her education in herbal medicine. Crystal holds a bachelor's of science in Herbal Sciences from Bastyr University. Currently she is an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr, where she teaches classes on Herbal Medicine Making, Plant Identification, and Herbal First Aid. Her herbal consulting business, Green Blessings, helps her clients integrate herbal medicine into their daily lives for acute and chronic care.
Dates Saturday, December 3 rd 2016
Times 12-4 pm
Fee $50.00
notes Class will be held at Dandelion Botanical in Ballard. Registration is limited. Payment is due in full at time of registration and is non-refundable.
Contact Crystal: green-blessings.com; crystal@green-blessings.com

You will NOT be charged for shipping or taxes, but to avoid those charges showing on your receipt, at checkout please select "International" for shipping zone, and do not select "Washington" as your state. That will fool the shopping cart into leaving those fields blank - but don't worry if you forget, we still won't charge you :)
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Class # 202
Class Title Luscious Herbal Creams and Body Butters
Instructor Crystal Hamby, B.S. Herbal Science
Details Who doesn’t love a good cream or body butter? They’re thick, coating, and are nourishing to the skin. We spend tens of hundreds of dollars on fancy creams and butters in order to tone and tighten the skin, reduce cellulite, and turn back the aging clock. However, making a cream or butter is relatively easy, and by making your own products you can dictate what properties it has in choosing which herbs you want to infuse in your medicinal oils and waters. In my experience you can make a much better cream/butter than all of those fancy products on the shelves as long as you have an understanding on how the herbs work on the skin to facilitate the healing potential you are looking for. I make my own wrinkle reduction creams, hair pomades, and cellulite and varicose vein reducing creams. It’s so satisfying to make a product that truly works and is non-toxic!!! In this workshop we will discuss what herbs and ingredients can be used to make a skin loving cream and butter tailored to your individual needs, we will explore natural preservatives so you can make a cream that’s non- toxic, and we will discuss the process of emulsification in detail so you have a strong foundation in the principals in making your own creams. Students will receive samples of products demonstrated and will receive a detailed handout to take home.

Crystal Hamby , B.S., Herbal Science
Adjunct Professor at Bastyr University and member of the American Herbalist Guild and the American Botanical Council

Crystal's knowledge stems from her love and devotion to all things green, and from her education in herbal medicine. Crystal holds a bachelor's of science in Herbal Sciences from Bastyr University. Currently she is an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr, where she teaches classes on Herbal Medicine Making, Plant Identification, and Herbal First Aid. Her herbal consulting business, Green Blessings, helps her clients integrate herbal medicine into their daily lives for acute and chronic care.
Dates Saturday, October 15th 2016
Times 12-3pm
Fee $50.00
notes Class will be held at Dandelion Botanical in Ballard. Registration is limited. Payment is due in full at time of registration and is non-refundable.
Contact Crystal: green-blessings.com; crystal@green-blessings.com

You will NOT be charged for shipping or taxes, but to avoid those charges showing on your receipt, at checkout please select "International" for shipping zone, and do not select "Washington" as your state. That will fool the shopping cart into leaving those fields blank - but don't worry if you forget, we still won't charge you :)
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Class # 203
Class Title The Art and Science of Making Bitters
Instructor Crystal Hamby, B.S. Herbal Science
Details What are bitters? How do you make your own bitters? How are bitters used medicinally? If you’ve been asking those questions this class is for you! The history of bitters is intriguing- at some point in history they were the cure all for everything that ailed you, they were utilized by many bartenders as one of the main ingredients in making the perfect cocktail, and then they fell into near obscurity with prohibition. It is only within past 5 or so years that the crafted bitter has come back in vogue. Many love using them as an addition to their bartending repertoire, but the herbalist has recognized their vital importance in digestive health for decades. Come learn about the history of bitters, learn the health benefits of bitters and why they are so necessary for your digestive well-being, and most importantly- learn how to make your very own perfectly crafted bitters! We’ll be tasting a bevy of bitters, and students will receive a detailed handout providing instructions and recipes for inspiring their own creations.

Crystal Hamby , B.S., Herbal Science
Adjunct Professor at Bastyr University and member of the American Herbalist Guild and the American Botanical Council

Crystal's knowledge stems from her love and devotion to all things green, and from her education in herbal medicine. Crystal holds a bachelor's of science in Herbal Sciences from Bastyr University. Currently she is an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr, where she teaches classes on Herbal Medicine Making, Plant Identification, and Herbal First Aid. Her herbal consulting business, Green Blessings, helps her clients integrate herbal medicine into their daily lives for acute and chronic care.
Dates Saturday, September 10 th 2016
Times 12-3pm
Fee $40.00
notes Class will be held at Dandelion Botanical in Ballard. Registration is limited. Payment is due in full at time of registration and is non-refundable.
Contact Crystal: green-blessings.com; crystal@green-blessings.com

You will NOT be charged for shipping or taxes, but to avoid those charges showing on your receipt, at checkout please select "International" for shipping zone, and do not select "Washington" as your state. That will fool the shopping cart into leaving those fields blank - but don't worry if you forget, we still won't charge you :)
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Class # 200
Class Title Exploring Flower Essences as Part of Your Health and Wellness Routine
Instructor Hettie Scofield
Details We will explore flower essences and how you can incorporate them into your everyday life for health and wellness. Join us as we learn more about the history and healing qualities of flower essences, how they are prepared, and how you can use them safely and effectively for better balance. Cost is $20 and includes making a personal mist with some Hawaiian flower essences. Class size limit is 10.

Hettie Scofield earned her Advanced Practitioners' Certification in the Australian Bush Flower Essences in 2009. She has studied Bach, FES, Hawaiian Rainforest Naturals as well as other flower essences made around the world. She has a B.A. in Economics and Spanish and an M.A. in Education. Hettie studied flower essences for over a decade while living on the Big Island.
Dates Saturday August 13
Times 2pm
Fee $20.00
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You will NOT be charged for shipping or taxes, but to avoid those charges showing on your receipt, at checkout please select "International" for shipping zone, and do not select "Washington" as your state. That will fool the shopping cart into leaving those fields blank - but don't worry if you forget, we still won't charge you :)
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Class # 109
Class Title Professional Herbalist Certificate Course
Instructor Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa is the course creator. The course will be taught by a select and highly qualified staff of teachers from IIEI
Details

This course prepares students to pass the entrance examination for membership in the professional association for herbalists, the American Herbalists Guild.
Herbal Medicine is gaining interest and popularity across the country. Consumer demand for more information and qualified practitioners in the field is growing at a very rapid pace. K.P. Khalsa, D.N.-C., has developed this professional level training course to meet these growing needs. This program draws from the wisdom and experience of traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, and European and Native Herbalism. It is a nine month training program and is structured into three conveniently scheduled modules. Each module is scheduled for three weekends throughout the quarter. It is focused on gaining knowledge about the different herbs, their use and the traditions from which they come. Previous herbal experience is helpful. Modules are not necessarily sequential. You can start the program with any module, and they can be taken in any order.

Fall Module: Modern Phytotherapy, Herbal Classification, Remedy Selection and Dose, Materia Medica, Digestive System, Preparations I, Herbal Literature, Introduction to Energetics, Plant Chemistry I, Cardiovascular System, Ayurvedic Herbs I, Chinese Herbs I, Integrative Healing I.

Winter Module: Materia Medica, Respiratory System, Preparations II, Nervous System/Eye, Plant Chemistry II, Urinary System, Ayurvedic Herbs II, Chinese Herbs II, Integrative Healing II.

Spring Module: Materia Medica, Reproductive System, Preparations III, Musculoskeletal System, Skin/Topical Therapies, Plant Chemistry III, Immune System, Endocrine System, Young and Elderly, Ayurvedic Herbs III, Chinese Herbs III, Integrative Healing III, Case Management

Dates

Oct 8-9
Nov 5-6
Dec 10-11

Times Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5:30pm
Fee $850 per quarter. Early Bird discount $800
Includes extensive digital class materials
Early bird discount deadline: TBD
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The deposit is $200. Please make out the check to "KP Khalsa"
Herbalist College contact information: (541) 242 3314 integrative_education@msn.com
*All fees and tuition paid are nonrefundable if the class takes place*

NOTE: Please contact International Integrative Education Institute directly with your questions about classes, content, and space availability.

To Enroll Online Form for Herbalist College Class

Class Location: Dandelion Botanical Company Classroom at 5424 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle WA. Second Floor.
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Please note: Class dates and times are subject to change due to classroom/instructor availability, natural disasters, my confusion and other such things beyond our control.

For information on offering classes, seminars, workshops etc. in this space please contact us (see link above). Our general guidelines are that the class fit in with with our health-oriented views, that you can demonstrate knowledge in the subject, and the usual caveats about legality and ethics :)


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