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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

Dates Spring Dates : April 26 and 27, May 17 and 18, June 21 and 22

Early Bird by April 11, 2014

Times Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5:30pm
Fee $725 per quarter. Includes extensive digital class materials - Early bird discount deadline April 11th, 2014: $675, No enrollment deadline

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 Online Form for Herbalist College Class

Class # 115
Class Title Garden to Table: Growing, Harvesting, and Using Medicinal Herbs
Instructor Dr. Catie Morse
Details One demonstration of herbal medicine preparation per class. Dr. Catie discusses detailed information regarding traditional uses and research based recommendations for each plant as well as garden cultivation, harvesting techniques, and herbal preparation recommendations. Each plant grows in the northwest and can be found in herbal stores. In-depth exploration for beginners or experienced herbalists

Dr. Morse has over 7 years experience in medicinal herb gardening here in the Northwest. She shares her love of gardening and medicinal plants in all her classes with an attempt to increase herbal usage and herbal competancy in the novice and in the experienced herbalist.
Dates Nettles Class: Cold Infusion Demonstrated.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Dandelion Class: Herbal Decoction Demonstrated.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Chamomile and Lemon Balm Class: Using Herbs with Children Techniques Demonstrated.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

***Calendula Class: Daily Juicing with a Mortar and Pestle Demonstrated.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014*** --- This Class has been Cancelled ---

St. John�s Wort Class: Medicated Oils and Salves Demonstrated.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Lavender Class: Making Hydrosols in your Kitchen Demonstrated.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Times 7pm � 9pm
Fee $45.00 each class
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Class # 122
Class Title Healing Foods Through Ayurvedic Cooking
Instructor Dr. Vaishali Verma, BAMS, ND.
Details Learn to cook healthy food using Ayurvedic spices with Dr. Vaishali Verma, BAMS, ND. This is a series of about 2-2.5 hour cooking classes where Dr. Vaishali will teach you how to make your own food at home using herbs and spices. In each class, she will demonstrate cooking 2-3 recipes. Attendants will get to learn to cook, and at the same time enjoy the recipes made in the classes. Each class will start with the discussion of spices to be used in cooking followed by demonstration of food recipes. Class attendants will get the handouts for recipes taught in the class.

Week 1: Sprout and cook the beans class: After taking this class, class attendants will be able to sprout their beans, make their own sprouted bean salad, and cook their beans using spices at home. This class will start with introduction of Ayurvedic spices - cumin seeds, coriander powder, ginger and asafetida. Instructor will demonstrate how to sprout the different beans such as black eye beans, mung beans and garbanzo beans. Dr. Vaishali will teach how to make the sprouted bean salad using spices. She will teach how to make the kidney beans curry using spices. At the end of the class, attendants will enjoy the cooked recipes.

Week 2: Spicy vegetable cooking class: After taking this class, attendants will be able to cook their own vegetables using spices at home. The class will begin with the introduction of spices- cumin seeds, fennel seeds, turmeric, coriander powder, and ginger. Dr. Vaishali will demonstrate two different vegetable recipes using spices. The first recipe will be mixed vegetable recipe which will include cooking with broccoli, peas, potatoes, chard, carrots, tomatoes, ginger, onion, and garlic. The second recipe is spicy green soup recipe made with green veggies including spinach, collard greens, kale and chard using spices. Attendants will enjoy the recipes at the end of the class.

Week 3: Pilaf spice mix class: After this class, attendants will be able to cook with grains such as quinoa, and rice, and oats.The class will begin with the introduction of spices to be used such as cumin seeds, mustard seeds, coriander powder, turmeric powder, cinnamon, asafetida and cloves. Dr. Vaishali will demonstrate the cooking of quinoa pilaf, rice, and oats pilaf using spices. For the sake of time, Dr. Vaishali will be using rice cooker to make rice pilaf in this class.Attendants will enjoy the recipes at the end of the class.

Week 4: Gluten free and dairy free crepes and lentil recipes: After this class, attendants will be able to make their own gluten free lentils and crepe at home.This class will begin with the introduction of spices. Instructor will demonstrate the making of different batters. Dr. Vaishali will use chickpea flour batter/ mung bean batter to make crepes and cook lentil soup. For the sake of time, Dr. Vaishali will slow cooker/ pressure cooker to cook lentil soup. Attendants will enjoy the recipes at the end of the class.

Sign up for one class, or take the series of five for only $100!

Dr. Vaishali studied 4 years of Naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University. She spent 5 years studying Ayurvedic medicine in India. She believes that healthy diet and active lifestyle are the basis of good health. She loves cooking and has been cooking her own food for 10 years. In her opinion, food cooked at home are superior to store bought canned, and processed foods. She is passionate about teaching people simple and easy ways to cook healthy meal at home using whole grains, lentils, and veggies.
Dates Wk1: Sunday, June 22nd from 3:30- 6pm
Wk2: Sunday, June 29th from 10:30-1pm
Wk3: Sunday, July 13th from 10:30-1pm
Wk4: Sunday, July 20th from 10:30-1pm
Times see above after dates
Fee $30.00 for each class, or $100.00 for the entire series
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Class # 126
Class Title Seasonal wellness
Instructor Isla Burgess
Details How to stay healthy throughout the year. Some great plant allies to include in your daily life. Isla will show us how to work with plants that are easily available to make versatile medicines.
Really, this is a wonderful opportunity to meet Isla Burgess and to discuss herbalism and insights from a very experienced practitioner.

Isla Burgess has been researching and teaching about Plant-Directed Learning and different ways of knowing. Her recent studies have been at Schumacher College, Devon, England studying for an MSc in Holistic Science. She took part of two recent documentaries Earth Whisperers Paptuanuku (New Zealand) and Numen (USA) and is the author of Weeds Heal, A Working Herbal.

Isla is a dynamic and inspiring teacher as well as an experienced herbal medicine practitioner - with over 30 years of experience. She is an international speaker, having presented at conferences in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the United States. In New Zealand she is a part time women's Health Consultant, primarily working with whole plant medicine together with diet and lifestyle suggestions.

Isla teaches a six month course offered on-ground and on-line: The Traditions, Art and Science of Herbal Medicine. Her intention for this course is to bridge the gap between the well-being of the natural world and understanding medicinal plants and our employ of them for medicinal and nutritive purposes.

Dates Friday night workshop June 20th
Times 7pm-9pm
Fee $25.00
notes 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 # 127
Class Title Plant Medicine for Changing Times
Instructor Isla Burgess
Details Danielle McCutcheon will be hosting Isla Burgess - New Zealand based herbalist, author and holistic scientist - for a weekend in June as she brings her latest work. Danielle's personal academic and healing journey has included formal study and apprenticeship with Isla. She invites you to join her for a special learning opportunity.

The Dynamic Evolving of the Plant/Person Relationship in Healing

This participatory workshop develops lifelong processes and skills that help you create a closer relationship with the natural world, specifically the plants growing around you. Isla incorporates a huge respect for and knowledge of individual plants and their relationship with a changing world. See websites below for more information.

June 21-22, 2014 10-5 Saturday, 10-4 Sunday

Danielle McCutcheon
Violinist and Private Instructor
Medical Herbalist, MNZAMH, AHG
Proprietrix, StringThyme Music & Herbs
P.O. Box 13071, Burton, WA 98013 U.S.A.

Dates June 21-22, 2014
Times 10-5 Saturday, 10-4 Sunday
Fee $295 early bird fee before May 31; then $350
notes Class held on Vashon Island at the biodynamic homestead of Danielle McCutcheon
For more information about Isla, visit these websites :
International Research Group for the Conservation of Medicinal Plants
International College of Herbal Medicine
To Enroll Contact Danielle to register. (This is not a Dandelion Botanical Co. hosted 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 :)

These products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.