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Class # 813
Class Title Wildcrafting: How to Collect Wild Medicinal Plants for Commercial and Home Use.
Instructor Michael Pilarski
Details We are surrounded by medicinal plants wherever we go. Native and non-native.

We will introduce the main medicinal plants found in western Washington including info on optimum timing of harvest, collecting techniques, tools, processing and drying. Sustainable wildcrafting concerns and guidelines will be addressed.

Michael Pilarski of Friends of the Trees Society has been commercially wildcrafting medicinal plants for 22 years in Washington State, north Idaho and Northwest Montana. He farms a diversity of medicinal and food plants in complex, agroforestry systems and is the author of “Ethnobotany and Ethnoecology Resource Guide” and “Growing & Wildcrafting Medicinal Plants in the Pacific Northwest”.
Date Wednesday February 15, 2017
Times 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Fee $20
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for more information contact: Michael Pilarski , phone: 360-643-9178 Website:

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 # 413
Class Title Leather Shoe-making
Instructor Peter Yencken
Details Come join Peter Yencken to make your own leather shoe or boot that fits your foot perfectly
Imagine how it would feel to walk in a hand crafted shoe made exactly for you, by you!

In this class you will make a pair of Mocassin style leather shoes. As seen in the picture. Shoes are one of the most important things to learn to make. Our feet are so complex and individually shaped, thus our shoes should also be individually shaped to exactly fit the feet. Only handmade shoes are exact replicas of our feet and something we use every day. How we make contact with the ground is so important to our well being.

The foot evolved to act as the foundation of our ability to balance as a shock absorber propulsion device,to be able to sustain enormous amounts of pressure, to be incredibly flexible and resilient.

Modern shoes act like a chair for our feet. they support and cushion the feet which weakens muscles, (as in wearing a cast on your arm). The cushioning allows us to use the heel as the first landing point and not the arch. Thus sending a large amount of shock all the way to the head.

The arch is designed as a shock absorber, thus a cushioned sole doe not allow us to feel our feet and how they should be used. Most modern main stream made shoes do not allow the foot to have its full shape and squashes to foot causing it to deform. Therefore the foot atrophies and hardens losing it elasticity. Thus causing loss of balance, mobility and shock absorption. when these functions are lost then other parts of the body are asked to do the job of the foot, which causes structural problems further up the body, i.e knee, hip or back problems. Because these parts of the body are not designed to do the functions of the foot. Nobody wants that!

Come and make a shoe that is designed to fit, strengthen and to allow the foot to function, as evolved to do over millions of millions of years of use by our ancestors, to travel up to a thousand miles a year on.


THE COST WILL BE $200.00. (this includes everything materials tools etc)
Dates JAN 17TH, 18TH, 24TH, 25TH
Times 6PM TO 9PM
Fee $200 (includes everything - materials, tools, & etc.)
notes The price includes everything - materials, tools, & etc.

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 # 83
Class Title The World of Flower Essences
Instructor Hettie Scofield
Details The World of Flower Essences

Natural Solutions for Stress and Focus
Would you like to find natural solutions for managing stress, anxiety, and panic attacks? Do you want to enhance your mental focus, insight and vision? Join us on Saturday, September 24, 2 - 4 p.m. as we explore the flower essences that best support you as you balance daily stress and challenges. Cost is $25 and includes making a personal balm. Class size limit is 10.

Personal Growth and Flower Essences
Explore your healing process as we discuss the relationship between physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health and how to achieve and maintain balance with flower essences. Join us on Saturday, November 19, 2-4 p.m. Cost is $25 and includes developing your personal combination remedy. Class size limit is 10.

Chakras and Flower Essences
Begin the New Year by learning which flower essences will balance each of your chakras. Join us on Saturday, January 21, 2 - 4 p.m. as you harmonize your chakras to create long-lasting change in your life that will promote health and well-being in 2017. Cost is $25 and includes making a personal combination remedy. Size limit is 10.

Hettie Scofield earned her Advanced Practitioners' Certification in the Australian Bush Flower Essences in 2009. She has studied ABFE, 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 she lived on the Big Island. Contact her at Add a drop of flower power to your life!
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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

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


Jan 7-8
Feb 4-5
Mar 4-5

Times Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5:30pm
Fee $950 per quarter. Early Bird discount $900
Includes extensive digital class materials
Early bird discount deadline: TBD

The deposit is $200. Please make out the check to "KP Khalsa"
Herbalist College contact information: (541) 242 3314
*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 International Integrative Education Institute

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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