Natural Health & Wellness Classes

Most classes $20 per 2 hour session unless otherwise noted

6 student minimum for a class to run


READ HEIDI'S CLASSES TESTIMONIALS

Introduction to Medicinal Herbs​​

 

What are medicinal herbs? How can they make your life better? You will learn in this three-part introductory course the basics, traditions, and science of herbal medicine, medicine making and their diverse applications. Several herbal monographs on medicinal herbs will be presented each week.


Class 1: What are Herbs? How are Herbs Taken? Monograph: Echinacea

Class 2: The Evidence. Monographs: Milk Thistle, Garlic, Turmeric

Class 3:  Monographs: Chamomile, Ginseng, Ginkgo, Valerian 


3 classes - 6 Hours Total

3 for $55 or  $20 each session


Monday nights 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Sunday days 1 - 3 pm

Classes 2 & 3 dates TBD at class 1 with student consensus


 Class 1: Monday May 13, 2019 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Class 2: TBD (Sun May 19, Monday May 20, 2019)
Class 3: TBD ( Sun May 26, Sunday June 2, or Monday June 3, 2019) 

 


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Introduction to Tincture Making

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In this hands on class, you will learn the fundamentals for making  your own herbal tinctures, including scientific and folk tradition methods. 

Handouts Included.


3 hours - $30

 


Natural Pain Management

 

Learn to utilize natural alternatives for managing pain using a variety of medicinal herbs, nutrition, supplements, and complimentary alternative medicine techniques that can improve your quality of life. 

   

Class 1: Intro to Pain, Meds, Herbs- Kratom, Kava Kava, Milky Oats

Class 2: Jamaican Dogwood, Pedicularis, St. John’s Wort, Solomon’s Seal, Arnica, Cayenne, Rosemary, and Valerian

Class 3: Inflammation, Common Bone and Joint Conditions, and Herbal COX2 Inhibitors- Turmeric, Ginger, Frankincense, etc...

(Classes 1-3: 2 hours $20 per session)  


Class 4: EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT CANNABIS (BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK)


With the current popularity of CBD products, and legal medical marijuana now available here in Florida, this is one class you won't want to miss!

Topics include how to use cannabis to manage pain and moods, how to discern quality when choosing hemp CBD products, federal and state legalities, historical uses, prohibition in the USA, herbal facts, therapeutic uses, the endocannabinoid system, delivery methods, safety, and how to apply for your Medical Marijuana card in the state of Florida.


3 hours - $25

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Healing from the Kitchen Cupboard​​

 

Would you like to enhance your dining experience by learning about the medicinal properties of culinary herbs and other kitchen foods? In this two-part course, we will cover the healing benefits of many familiar spices, fruits, vegetables, grains, fats, and sweeteners already in your home. Taste samples and simple recipes included. 


CLASS 1: Healing Spices

​CLASS 2: Doctrine of Signatures, Healing Foods, Good Oils, Healthy Sweeteners & Salt


2 classes - 4 Hours Total

2 for $35 or $20 each session

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Herbal First Aid​​

 

From healing salves to soothing baths...to plants right off the garden path, join a clinical herbalist as she discusses her favorite herbal remedies for first aid and demonstrates how you can make your own first aid kit right at home using common garden weeds, garden plants, and everyday kitchen ingredients. Prepare to be empowered to care for  your family and friends the herbal way!


2 classes - 4 Hours Total

2 for $35 or $20 each session

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Food As Medicine

 

Did you know that research has proven that many of the common foods we eat have medicinal properties? In this three-part course, we will talk about the clinical uses of a variety of foods, and how to help prevent disease and promote health through diet. Topics range from healthy fats to fermented foods. Taste samples included weekly. 


CLASS 1: Probiotics, Good Oils, Nuts & Seeds

CLASS 2: Garlic & Onions, Veggies, Seaweeds & Mushrooms

CLASS 3: Fruits, Chocolate, Red Wine, Green Tea & Vinegar


​3 classes - 6 Hours Total 
3 for $55  or $20 each session

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The Herbal Happy Hour

In this experiential, hands on class aimed at pleasing the senses, you will sample and learn how to easily create homemade, healthy alternatives to some of life's favorite sinful indulgences: 

* Herbal Sodas

* Herbal Coffee Substitute

* Herbal Flavored Waters

* Non-alcoholic "fun" beverages

* Kombucha

* Natural Sugar Substitutes

* Herbal Smoking Alternatives

*Herbal Pain Relievers

*Herbal Mood Boosters


Recipes and samples included

2 Hours

​$29


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Herbs for Winter Wellness

 

In this three part class, learn about the natural, traditional, and scientific uses of healing foods and herbs that boost immunity and support body, mind, and spirit well-being. Taste and sample exciting recipes you can easily make at home! 


CLASS 1: Natural Immune Support

CLASS 2: Natural Support for Colds and Flus

CLASS 3: Natural Support for Seasonal Depression


3 classes - 6 Hours Total 

3 for $55 or $20 each session

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Herbs & Hydrotherapy Treatments

Additional Information

 

Hydrotherapy is the therapeutic use of water in its various forms-solid, liquid and vapor - at various temperatures, for therapeutic purposes. In this class, you will learn hydrotherapy techniques, and how to incorporate herbal treatments for home or clinical use. 

3 classes - 6 Hours

3 for $55 or $20 each session

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Herbs for Massage Therapists

 

In this informative, two part class, learn how to make medicinal oils, salves, and lotions from a wide variety of herbs. We will thoroughly review how and why these particular plants are recommended. Participate in making a salve to bring home for use in your own practice. 

2 classes - 4 Hours Total

2 for $35 or $20 each session

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St. John's Wort: Taking Charge of Your Health

 

In an effort to understand any confusion around drug-herb interactions, this class will focus on St. John's Wort's metabolic pathway and amazing healing abilities, while presenting the most up to date current research on the subject. 

Especially useful for pharmacists, nurses, physicians, and health practitioners. 


2 Hours

​$20 

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Herb & Drug Interactions

This very important topic will help to educate both consumers and health care providers on the safety of concurrent usage of drugs and herbs. Learn how and why some work well together and others may cause harm.


2 hours

$20

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Herbal Detectives: Decoding the Language of Plants

 

*Echinacea: GR. Echinos, a hedgehog - flower  resembles a hedgehog

A journey into the etymology of herbalism. All sciences are written in a foreign language. You will learn the history and logic on how to decipher names of some on the most commonly used herbs, and get a brief taste of the fundamental principles upon which the herbal sciences are based. Once you understand the language, you will begin to see your favorite herbal allies in a whole new light.​


​1 Hour

​$10

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Adaptogens: World Roots

 

Learn about the traditional, scientific, and energetic nature of various adaptogenic roots from around the world that have been exalted in their respective cultures: Maca, Ashwaganda, Nettle Roots, Solomon's Seal, Shatavari, Eleuthro, and Muria Puama.


1 hour

$10

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Herbal Aphrodisiacs

 

Spend the evening indulging your pallet and mind  in blissful delights! Enjoy a variety of sweet herbal treats and drinks as you learn about aphrodisiac herbs and how to make your own tantalizing, exotic concoctions! 


Tantalizing Cordials * Aphrodisiac Herb Balls * Chocolate Coconut Date "Caramels" * 

Sensuous Herbal Infused Honeys * 

Chocolate Body Paint * Edible Body Butters

3 hours

$30 

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