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Class # 43
Class Title The Dynamis of Medicinal Mushrooms
Instructor Anna Sitkoff and Jason Scott
Details About the Class: We will be exploring medicinal mushrooms on multiple levels; journeying with the mushrooms through the world of ethnomycology, biochemistry, current research, and traditional hermetic Alchemy.

This class will cover mushroom identification of local medicinal mushrooms, the collection season, and fresh fruiting body processing methods, as well as their practical and clinical applications. To better understand the mushrooms and their applications we will also delve into the doctrine of signatures and correspondences: understanding the archetypes of the planets, how they correspond to the days of the week, and the hours of the day, and how the mushrooms correspond to those archetypes and planets to understand them on deeper levels - from the physiological to the emotional, energetic, and spiritual.

The second day of the workshop will be focusing on several ways of preparing mushrooms as medicine. We will explore the pharmacognosy of these mushrooms and the best extraction methods for the most effective mushroom medicines. With our understanding of the principles of Alchemy, we will also discuss the spagyric method, and how to extract and refine the mushroom bodies to produce potent tinctures, and various other extracts.

Anna Sitkoff is currently a student of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University. Prior to beginning these studies she was trained in the field of nutrition sciences. Above all, she is a student of nature and has an undying passion for botanical and mycological medicine. Anna is an advocate of using the medicinal and edible plants and mushrooms that grow where we grow. She has studied the local medicinal mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest intimately, and it is her desire to teach others of their strong medicine, as well as the most beneficial ways to extract and ingest this medicine. Anna is an avid researcher, and she is passionately interested in conglomerating ethnomycological uses, current research, and her own experience into her teachings.

Jason Scott is a Mycologist, Ethnobotanist and Spagyricist who has studied traditional Hermetic Alchemy, from history and philosophy to practice, for the past 5 years. He has a background in Ethnobotany and Plant Medicine that started on the Big Island of Hawaii, and has carried back with him into his home: the Pacific North West. Born and raised in Oregon, Jason has an intrinsic interest in the Fungal Queendom and all of its aspects: from cultivation and mycoremediation, to historical and cultural relationships. Most specifically their medicinal application. Jason has studied various different healing modalities including Ayurveda in Nepal and Western Herbalism all over Oregon and Washington. He is on an ever-deepening journey of education to understand the practical applications of his interests, and the golden threads that connect them.



Dates 2 days March 3rd & 4th
Times 10:30am - 2:30pm
Fee $140
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Class # 601
Class Title Plant Ally Series: Working with Plant Spirit Medicine
Instructor Phelicia Magnusson
Details Week 1: April 7th - Learning To Listen To Plants:

In our first class we will talk about the many ways one can begin cultivating a relationship and an awareness of plant spirits. We’ll meet a few plants as teas, tinctures and flower essences, and talk about working with the wisdom present in each form. In closing, we will engage a plant ally in dialogue through meditation with a flower essence, and create medicine bundles to support intentional dreaming.

Week 2: April 14th - Tuning Into The Wisdom Of The Body:

Our second class will focus on tuning into the wisdom of the body as tool for deepening our awareness of plant allies. We will practice grounding and centering in our bodies, and work with an essence or a tea to guide us in journaling from the body. Our discussion will center on floral bathing, the wisdom of the elements, and cultivating embodied intuition by working with plants topically. Folks will leave with recipes for floral bathing and a flower essence.

Week 3: April 21st - Tincture Making & How to Infuse Your Medicine With Spirit:

In our final class we will engage in the ritual of medicine making by learning to make alcohol based tinctures in the folk medicine style. We will learns ways to invoke the spirits of the plants, invite the wisdom of lands and ancestors and make intentional medicine. Our discussion will include working with solar and lunar phases, making environmental essences, and creating community rituals of healing.

Phelicia Magnusson is a pragmatic mystic whose formal training as an herbalist and flower essence practitioner took place at Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism in New York City and with Delta Gardens in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. Phelicia is particularly interested in the intersection of ritual and healing; she has spent a good deal of time learning in ceremony with plants and elders in the Peruvian Amazon, the big island of Hawaii and the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. As a healer, Phelicia has a great deal of gratitude and awe for the plants themselves, the infinite wisdom they hold, and the elders and traditions that hold plant wisdom sacred. You can learn more about Phelicia and her practice, Queen & Crow Healing Arts at queenandcrow.com or on Instagram @queenandcrow.

*For each class, please bring a journal, a snack and a small item that is sacred to you to place on the altar.
Dates April 7th, 14th, & 21st
Times 11:00AM-1:30PM
Fee $40 each or $105 for whole series
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Class # 603
Class Title The Wisdom of the Blood
Instructor Phelicia Magnusson
Details This workshop is a celebration of the menstrual cycle. We’ll explore plants and practices that can support us physically and energetically as well as the energy present within different parts of the month (and our cycles) to direct intuition, clarity, creation, release and healing. This class is for anyone who has ever longed for a deeper appreciation of their period. Participants will leave with a yoni steam we’ve formulated together.

For class please bring water, a journal, and a small item that is sacred to you for the altar space.

Phelicia Magnusson is a pragmatic mystic whose formal training as an herbalist and flower essence practitioner took place at Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism in New York City and with Delta Gardens in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. Phelicia is particularly interested in the intersection of ritual and healing; she has spent a good deal of time learning in ceremony with plants and elders in the Peruvian Amazon, the big island of Hawaii and the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. As a healer, Phelicia has a great deal of gratitude and awe for the plants themselves, the infinite wisdom they hold, and the elders and traditions that hold plant wisdom sacred. You can learn more about Phelicia and her practice, Queen & Crow Healing Arts at queenandcrow.com or on Instagram @queenandcrow.

Dates February 17th
Times 1:00-3:30PM
Fee $40
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Class # 604
Class Title Plants & Practices for Inner Radiance
Instructor Phelicia Magnusson
Details Plants & Practices for Inner Radiance

This class is a ritual invitation to celebrate the way you embody beauty. We will do this by engaging our personal myths through writing, meeting plants that support us in rooting into our sense of wonder, and by crating a ritual that is an affirmation of beauty’s reflection within us. This class will center on flower essences, drop dosing, floral baths and energetic dosing.

Phelicia Magnusson is a pragmatic mystic whose formal training as an herbalist and flower essence practitioner took place at Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism in New York City and with Delta Gardens in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. Phelicia is particularly interested in the intersection of ritual and healing; she has spent a good deal of time learning in ceremony with plants and elders in the Peruvian Amazon, the big island of Hawaii and the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. As a healer, Phelicia has a great deal of gratitude and awe for the plants themselves, the infinite wisdom they hold, and the elders and traditions that hold plant wisdom sacred. You can learn more about Phelicia and her practice, Queen & Crow Healing Arts at queenandcrow.com or on Instagram @queenandcrow.

Dates March 10th
Times 12-2PM
Fee $40
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Class # 699
Class Title Herbs That Arouse: Mind & Body
Instructor Anna Sitkoff
Details About the Class: This class will delve into the history and science of herbal aphrodisiacs. We will explore the different phases of the sexual response cycle and the herbs which help to facilitate each stage. We will expand upon the more familiar aphrodisiac Materia Medica of Cacao and Rose to lesser known herbs that arouse desires like Gokshura, Muira Puama, and Ashwagandha. Come wet your brains and palates with aphrodisiacal teachings and be prepared to create tasty herbal delights.

About Anna: Anna is a current student of Naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University. Prior to this she received her BS in nutrition and has since then steeped herself in the mossy world of herbal and mycological medicines. Between apprenticing with local wild-crafters and alchemists, she has worked at Dandelion Botanical Company for the past 5 years. When she has breaks from studying she is out in the forest harvesting herbs and mushrooms, teaching classes, and writing her blog about the medicinal benefits of Northwest mushrooms.

Dates February 9th
Times 7pm-8:30pm
Fee $40
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Class # 700
Class Title Plant Spirit Medicine
Instructor Michael Pilarski
Details Connect with the spirits of the medicinal plants you are using. Plants are living sentient beings. We can deepen our herbal medicine by connecting with plants, nature spirits and devas of plant species. During the class we will journey to meet some of them in the spirit realms.

Michael Pilarski, of Friends of the Trees Botanicals, grows and wildcrafts many herb species. He is the founder of the Fairy & Human Relations Congress which has been held annually for 17 years and as a result has been able to sit at the feet of many plant whisperers.

Dates February 24, Saturday
Times 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Fee $20 - you may pay directly to Michael's Paypal account at zone1@friendsofthetrees.net or through Dandelion below
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Class # 701
Class Title Growing Medicinal Plants on Micro-Farms
Instructor Michael Pilarski
Details There is a shortage of high-quality, domestically-grown herbs. This workshop will give you an idea of the possibilities of getting into small-scale medicinal herb production. Species selection, soil preparation, and organic methods.

Michael Pilarski, of Friends of the Trees Botanicals, brings a wide background on farming a wide diversity of crops in permaculture and agroforestry systems. He has been farming medicinal plants for the last 22 years in western and eastern Washington with a focus on small-scale, hand tools, and low capitalization. An Herb Growers Cooperative is in the process of forming. Get in on the ground-story.

Dates February 24, Saturday
Times 1:00 to 5:00
Fee $40 - you may pay directly to Michael's Paypal account at zone1@friendsofthetrees.net or through Dandelion below
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Class # 650
Class Title Permaculture - Wildcrafting - Medicinal Herbs & Seeds
Instructor Michael Pilarski
Details TBD

Michael Pilarski, of Friends of the Trees Botanicals, brings a wide background on farming a wide diversity of crops in permaculture and agroforestry systems. He has been farming medicinal plants for the last 22 years in western and eastern Washington with a focus on small-scale, hand tools, and low capitalization. An Herb Growers Cooperative is in the process of forming. Get in on the ground-story.

Dates TBD
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Class # 702
Class Title Herbal Medicine for Cold and Flu Season
Instructor Crystal Hamby, BS. Herbal Science and Jenna Biollo, ND
Details Join us for an afternoon talking about how herbal medicine can help keep you and your family healthy this cold and flu season. We will be discussing how to recognize the difference between a cold and flu, how to prevent catching them, and some our favorite herbs for treatment- why we use them and how they can be some of our biggest allies in strengthening our immune system to fight off infections. We will also be doing some medicine making, demonstrating how to make Elderberry Syrup and Fire Cider (two herbal preparations we just can’t live without) and sending you home with samples!

Crystal is a graduate of the Herbal Sciences program at Bastyr University. She is currently an adjunct professor at Bastyr University, and also runs Green Blessings, an herbal consulting business that helps clients integrate herbal medicine into their daily lives.

Jenna is a graduate of the doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine program at Bastyr University. She practices at North Seattle Natural Medicine in Edmonds, WA, and strives to use herbal medicine as part of her treatment plans with patients whenever possible.

Dates Saturday February 10th, 2018
Times 12-4PM
Fee $50
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Class # 501
Class Title Simple Home Remedies: how to make your own herbal medicine
Instructor Crystal Hamby, B.S. Herbal Science
Details Come learn how to make some simple herbal home remedies using basic kitchen equipment that are perfect for integration into your daily life as herbal support, skin care, and first aid treatment. These traditional preparations are easy to make and are wonderful home-crafted gifts to give to those you love. We will be focusing on recipes that will invigorate energy, provide immune support during the cold and flu season, support digestive health, aid in detoxification, support wound repair, and those that will stimulate body and mind. Class attendees will receive an in-depth handout and samples to take home of products made each week. Come empower yourself by learning how to make your own herbal medicine, it's simple and fun!!!

Introduction Class
April 28th, 12-3:00pm, $40
Wk1: Foundations of Herbal Medicine Making
During this class we will discuss the basics of herbal medicine making: defining common terms used, constituent solubility and why it's important, folk method vs weight to volume method, proper plant identification, knowing what part of the plant to harvest and when to harvest it, sustainable wild crafting, dried versus fresh herb, how to properly label your products and why you should, parts conversion for formulas given in parts, and so much more. These concepts are the core foundation for making your own herbal medicines and will aid you in making the strongest medicine you can make. The concepts discussed in this class will be carried forward in the 6 week course.

Wk2: Water Infusions, Decoctions, Syrups, Elixirs, & Cordials
May 12th, 12-2:30pm, $40
During this class we will discuss the amazing properties of water based preparations and we will learn how to make infusions, decoctions, and standard brews. Once we have the principals of water extractions down we will then create delicious syrups, elixirs, and cordials designed to boost your immune system, support the detox pathways, cool a hot constitution, heat up a cold constitution, clear up a cough and lung and chest congestion, as well as support good digestion. Don’t miss out on this delicious class! Students should bring 2 one-ounce sized tincture bottles to take product home in.

Wk3: Honey, Vinegar, Oxymiel, and Wine Infusions
May 19th, 12-2:30pm, $40
During week 3 we will learn about the health benefits of honey, vinegar, and wine and we will discuss why the Greeks used these solvents for the majority of their herbal medicines for both internal and topical complaints. Come learn how to create delicious herbally infused honeys, vinegars, and wines that will make your cooking sparkle, and help keep you healthy and vibrant all year long! Students should bring 2 one-ounce sized tincture bottles and 1 once ounce sized salve container to take product home in.

Wk4: Herbal Infused Oils (fresh and dry), Salves, Lip Balms, and Vapor/Muscle Rubs
May 26th, 12-3:00pm, $40
Week 4 we will be exploring how to make herbally infused oils, healing salves, potent vapor rubs, relaxing muscle rubs, and luscious lip balms. If you’re a lover of tiger balm, vick’s vapor rub, or lip balms/lip sticks don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn how to make your own versions that are much better with no petroleum based ingredients! And ladies, we will be making a basic lip balm that can easily be turned into a lipstick by adding some pigment- come learn how to make a toxic free version of your favorite lip color! Students should bring 2 one-ounce sized salve containers and 1 lip balm tin to take product home in.

Wk5: Creams/Lotions and Therapeutic Gels
June 9th, 12-2:30pm, $40
Week 5 brings the magic of creams and therapeutic gels. Creams and lotions are truly magical preparations that bring two liquids that repel one another, water and oil, together with the help of an emulsifier. Creams and lotions have a short shelf life and are one of the preparations that manufacturers put a lot of preservatives in that can be toxic to your health. Learn how to make a therapeutic, skin loving cream that doesn't have all those toxic ingredients. Therapeutic gels are an oil free version of a cream that is non greasy when applied topically to the skin. Come learn how easy and cost effective it is to learn how to make your own therapeutic products. Students should bring 2 once-ounce sized salve containers to take product home in.

Wk6: Tinctures and Glycerites,
June 16th, 12-2:30pm, $40
During this last class we will discover the art of tincturing using both alcohol and glycerin as our menstruums. We will discuss how to make a concentrated tincture/glycerite using the weight to volume method, and we will compare how to make a tincture using both fresh and dried plant material. Tinctures and glycerites are one of the more expensive preparations to purchase on the market, yet are relatively easy to make and are far more cost effective when made at home.

Students should bring 2 one-ounce sized tincture bottles to take product home in.Classes are 2 -3 hours and will be held at Dandelion Botanical in Ballard. Cost is $40 per class or at a discounted rate of $215 for those registering for the full 6 week course. Classes with fewer than five attendees are subject to cancellation.
Registration is limited. Prepayment for the full five week course is required for the discount rate. Payment is due in full at time of registration and is non-refundable.

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.
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notes Students should bring 2 one-ounce sized tincture bottles to take product home in.Classes are 2 -3 hours and will be held at Dandelion Botanical in Ballard. Cost is $40 per class or at a discounted rate of $215 for those registering for the full 6 week course. Classes with fewer than five attendees are subject to cancellation.
Registration is limited. Prepayment for the full five week course is required for the discount rate. Payment is due in full at time of registration and is non-refundable.

Contact Crystal: green-blessings.com; crystal@green-blessings.com

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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
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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

Jan 13 and 14 - cancelled
Feb 3 and 4 - cancelled
March 3 and 4 - cancelled

Times Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6:30pm
Fee $995 per quarter. Early Bird discount $945
Includes extensive digital class materials
Early bird discount deadline: January 1st
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Herbalist College contact information: (541) 242 3314 integrative_education@msn.com
*All fees and tuition paid are nonrefundable if the class takes place*

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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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