2023 Community Classes

Medicine Making Circle Series

Thursdays 6-8 pm and/or Fridays 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

In Person or Online

$30

Join us once per month for an herbal circle in which we will spotlight an herb using a sensory experience. Taste herbal extractions, prepare recipes, and explore the seasonal elements of herbs! If you would like to attend virtually, please register at least one week in advance in order for your herbs to arrive in time. You may pay the shipping fee here.

Please bring 2 pint size jars to each class to bring home your formulas.

Thursday, January 27 - Cinnamon

Thursday, February 17 - Ginger

Friday, March 25 - Violet

Thursday, April 21 - Dandelion

Thursday, May 26 - Rosemary

Friday, June 24 - Plantain

Thursday, July 21 - Rose

Thursday, August 25 - Mint

Thursday, October 27 - Hawthorn

Thursday, November 17 - Goldenrod

Friday, December 9 -,  Passion Flower (rescheduled due to Hurricane Ian)

​Friday, December 16 - Sage


Flower Essences Certification Course
Weekend 1: Saturday August 26th - Sunday August 27th 

Weekend 2: Saturday September 30th - Sunday October 1st

10am-5pm
In Person or Online
Cost: $300per weekend for all students currently enrolled in a 2-year program OR all current members of AHG or FSOMA (must provide membership number)

All other students: $350 per weekend
Join us to learn more about the history and application of Flower Essences. Students who attend both Weekend 1 and Weekend 2 will receive their Bach Flower Essences Practitioner certificate. 

Registration links at the bottom of page

Anatomy for the Herbalist Lecture Series 

Thursdays, 6 - 8 pm

In-person or Online

$30

Join us for a crash course in Anatomy and Physiology, broken down system by system, in addition to common disorders. If you've never taken Anatomy before, need to brush up for your Foundations Class, or are just in need of a refresher, these classes are for you! This course is taught and designed by an experienced Anatomy/Health Sciences Teacher and an Herbalist.

January 20 - Reproductive System

February 24 - Medical Terminology

March 24 - Blood/Heart

April 14 - Nervous System

May 12 - Endocrine System

June 9 - Digestive System

July 18 - Immune and Lymphatic Systems  *Please note the change from the original date.*

August 4 - Urinary System

September 15 - Cardiovascular System

October 6 - Muscular System

November 3 - Skeletal System

December 8 - Respiratory System


             




 


2023 Class Registration:

Herbal Animal Care
Saturday October 7th - Sunday October 8th 

10am-5pm
In Person or Online
Cost: $300 for all students currently enrolled in a 2-year program OR all current members of AHG or FSOMA (must provide membership number)

All other students: $350 
Learn how to safely choose and use herbs to support the health of your furry friends. 

​​​Ayurvedic Herbs and Traditions Series 

Thursdays, 6 -8 pm ~ $30 In-person or $25 Virtual

Join us for this series where we will explore the beautiful tools and traditions of the world's oldest medicine: Ayurveda.

If you are attending in person, please bring 2 - 4 oz jars with you to class. If you are attending virtually, you will not receive the supplies that are received in class.

January 6 - Ayurvedic Daily and Seasonal Tools & Rituals      

February 3 -   The Reproductive System herbs                                  

March 3 - The Integumentary System herbs                                        

April 7 - The Nervous System and Brain Health herbs                      

May 5 - The Endocrine System herbs                                                    

June 2 - The Digestive System herbs                                                

August 18 - The Immune and Lymphatic System herbs                     

September 1 - Intro to Ayurveda - FREE!                                               

October 13 - Ayurvedic Daily and Seasonal Tools & Rituals      

December 1 - The Subtle Body: An Ayurvedic Perspective on Energy, Chakras, and Prana

December 15 - Ayurvedic Nutrition and Cooking

(*Rescheduled from Nov. 10 due to Hurricane Nicole)

                                                                                                        


                                      




 


Wilderness Survival
Saturday March 25th - Sunday March 26th

10am-5pm
In Person or Online
Cost: $300 for all students currently enrolled in a 2-year program OR all current members of AHG or FSOMA (must provide membership number)

All other students: $350 
Wilderness Survival is a 2-day intensive taught by Dr. Bob Linde AP, RH(AHG). Topics include herbal first aid, foraging wild foods and identifying bioregional medicinal plants. 

Anatomy for the Herbalist Lecture Series 

Thursdays, 6 - 8 pm

In-person or Online

$35

Join us for a crash course in Anatomy and Physiology, broken down system by system, in addition to common disorders. If you've never taken Anatomy before, need to brush up for your Foundations Class, or are just in need of a refresher, these classes are for you! This course is taught and designed by an experienced Anatomy/Health Sciences Teacher and an Herbalist.

January 19 - Reproductive System

February 16 - Blood/Heart

March 16 - Integumentary System

April 13 - Nervous System

May 4 - Endocrine System

June 15 - Digestive System

July 20 - Immune and Lymphatic Systems  

August 10 - Urinary System

September 14 - Cardiovascular System

October 19 - Muscular System

November 16 - Skeletal System

December 14 - Respiratory System


             




 


Ayurvedic Herbal Series

Thursdays, 6-8 pm

$35 In-person or $30 Online

This class series will explore the wisdom of Traditional Indian Medicine, the beautiful herbal pharmacopeia it offers and the deep, practical sets of tools it provides to enrich and balance your life. From self care, to cooking, to botanical art, each class will bring a variety of tools and applications. During each class 2-3 herbs applicable to the evening's topic will be tasted, touched, smelled, and studied. Please come join us and deepen your knowledge of this ancient healing tradition.
If you are attending in person, please bring 2 - 4 oz. jars (except for the June through September classes). If you are attending virtually, you will not receive the supplies that are received in class.

Jan. 26 - Managing Stress: Deepen Your Toolbelt - Tulsi and Ashwagandha
Feb. 23 - Tending to our Sense Organs and Skin: Our Other Digestive System - Cardamom and Amla
March 30 - Nourish and Rebuild: TLC for the Body, Mind, and Spirit - Shatavari and Astragalus
April 27 - Essential Oils and Marma Therapy: Paired Energetics - Lavender and Rosemary
May 25 - Our Brain and Our Vital Essence: The Breath's Powerful Effect on the Mind - Bhringaraj and Bibhitaki
June 29 - Botanical Art: Printmaking - Shankhapushpi and Passion Flower
Aug. 31 - Botanical Art: Leaf Rubbings and Collage - Gotu Kola, Bacopa, and Ginkgo
Sept. 28 - Botanical Art: Mandalas - Blue Lotus and Rose
Oct. 26 - The Energetics of Food: Balance with Each Bite - Cinnamon and Nutmeg
Nov. 30 - Building our Digestive Fire - All About Your Agni - Turmeric and Pippali
Dec. 28 - Gentle Cleanse: Observing the Seasons - Marshmallow and Triphala


Classes will be held online and in-person. Masks are encouraged for in-person attendance. 

Young Women's Herbal Empowerment Circle
Thursdays 6-8 pm 
In Person or Online
$40

Finally - a class for teens!!! Join Ruthie one Friday night per month for Young Women's Herbal Empowerment! Throughout the year, we will make lip balms, herb blends, herbal self care, and more! The seasons will guide us through the year of learning local and traditional herbs. This series is perfect for ages 14-20. Included with the workshop fee is herbs and supplies. Please bring 2 jars (I suggest 4 oz or 6 oz) for your product. (These jars will not be available for sale on the day of class.) If you are attending virtually, a shipping fee will apply. Please register one week in advance and make sure that your mailing address is correct.

January 27 - New Year, New Beginnings
February 24 - Self Care Share
March 24 - Spring Fling
April 21 - D'Stress
May 19 - Lavender Love
June 23 - Summer Solstice
July 28 - Herbs for Soothing and Cooling
August 18 - Dog Dayz
September 22 - The Rootz
October 27 - Shroom Fest
November 17 - Gratitude and Attitude
December 15 - Handcrafted Holiday



Medicine Making Collective

Thursdays 6-8 pm 

In Person or Online

$40

Join us once per month for a sensory herb experience. We will connect with the rhythm of the plants and each other by enjoying fresh homemade seasonally-inspired herbal recipes and sample herbal teas, extractions, and oils. You will be guided through making your own herbal extraction with a choice of provided menstruum. Together, we will learn an herbal technique to create a collective herbal batch which will be taken home. Included with the workshop fees are herbs, menstruum, notes, and recipes.  If you would like to attend virtually, please register at least one week in advance and pay the herb shipping fee in order for your herbs to arrive in time. 

Please bring 2  (4 or 6 oz) jars to each class to bring home your formulas.

January 12 - Blue Lotus

February 9 - Tulsi

March 9 - Violet

April 6 - FL Betony

May 11 - Lavender/Lemongrass

June 8 - Calendula

July 13 - Corn Silk

August 3 - Chamomile

September 7 - Angelica Root 

October 5 - Reishi

November 9 - Orange Peel

​December 7 - Cedar


Physical Assessment for the Herbalist & Acupuncturist
Saturday July 15th - Sunday July 16th

10am-5pm
In Person or Online
Cost: $300 for all students currently enrolled in a 2-year program OR all current members of AHG or FSOMA (must provide membership number)

All other students: $350 
Join us for a weekend intensive where you will learn to better recognize dysfunction and imbalance throughout the physical body. In this hands-on class, you will delve into the anatomy, observation, special testing, acupressure points, and the appropriate use of Chinese and Western Herbs for each body part. This class is designed and taught by Tricia Streit Perez, MS, CPT and Bob Linde, AP, RH (AHG)



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