Upcoming Classes & Workshops 
Winter, 2016

This winter, Linda Patterson will teach the Art of Making Goat Milk Soap on Sunday, January 17 and, on Sunday, January 16, she will begin her exciting second level Aromatherapy Certification Course.
Patrice Green will offer her multi-dimensional Awakening the Spiritual Heart on Thursday March 3, and Karina Hines, a professional chef, will be offering another popular class on Cooking with Ancient Grains and Medicinal Herbs on March 10.
Madelon Hope is offering Stress, Immunity, Mood and Sleep on March 24, and Krystina Friedlander will introduce the Fertility Awareness Method; A Natural Approach to Fertility on April 7. 

It is rare to meet an extraordinary healer.  This past summer, I had the good fortune to connect with Dr. Maria Michael at the Women’s Herbal Conference.  I am extremely honored and excited that Earthsong Herbals and the Boston School of Herbal Studies will be co-sponsoring her intensive on Ancient Wisdom Circles on March 19, 20. Dr. Michael, a Licensed Psychologist, integrates extensive training in psychology and neuroscience with teachings from her Native American lineage and sacred knowledge from multiple spiritual traditions. 

Please see below for more information about our classes and courses. 

Green Blessings, Madelon Hope 

To Register
for our workshops, please send a check to: 

The Boston School of Herbal Studies 
12 Pelham Terrace 
Arlington, MA 02476 
We also accept PayPal, MasterCard and Visa. 
For further information call 781.646.6319
or email: herbstudies@gmail.com 
The Art of Making Goat Milk Soap 
Sunday, January 17, 1:00-3:00 p.m. $35 plus $10 materials fee 
12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA 
Linda Patterson, Clinical Herbalist, Aromatherapist
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Come learn the art of making goat milk soap. Watch the demonstration of kitchen chemistry reveal techniques for creating beautiful and successful soap. The workshop will cover the benefits of different ingredients (goat milk, coconut oil, palm kernal, olive and shea butter), molds, recipes and tools. All participants will leave with a sample of soap made that day!
Second Level Aromatherapy Certification Course
Saturday, January 16 February 27, March 19, April 16
10:00-5:00 p.m. $400 plus $50 materials fee, 
30 Lyman St., Suite 7, Westboro, MA
Linda Patterson, Clinical Herbalist, Aromatherapist
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This course is designed for those who want to deepen their knowledge of essential oils and learn new effective ways to deliver them. We begin by refining our intuition and using the pendulum as a tool for dowsing. From there our journey takes us to kinesiology, where we learn to communicate directly with the body. In doing so we are able to select the oils best suited for each condition. Finally our journey is completed with the chemistry of essential oils. By delving into the chemical makeup of these complex oils and using their constituents to determine our selections, we anchor their properties into our repertoire of knowledge.

This course also covers reflexology as a mode of transporting the oils into the body. Learning the reflexes allows us to promote healing from the inside out and gives us one of the greatest tools of absorption for essential oils.

This course covers:

20 Essential oils
Pendulums as a tool of divination
Kinesiology/muscle testing
3 Different methods of blending

Awakening the Spiritual Heart
with Flower Essences, Herbs and Essential Oils
March 3, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA
Patrice Green, Flower Essence Practitioner, Herbal Educator
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In this workshop, we will focus on the heart as a physical, spiritual and emotional center. We will discuss a three step process of protecting, centering and opening the heart and the herbs, flower essences and essential oils most helpful for this practice.  We will also talk about tools and techniques to strengthen our relationship with ourselves as we undertake this journey.

Cooking with Ancient Grains and Medicinal Herbs
March 10 , 6:30-9:30 p.m.
12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA
Karina Hines, Professional Chef, Herbal Educator
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Learn cooking techniques using medicinal plants and discover the tastes and textures of some of the world’s popular ancient whole grains.  This class is part of a series we are offering on Food as Medicine.  In this demonstration class, we will cook and taste a variety of vegetable based, nutrient dense whole grain dishes. You will learn some culinary and medicinal herbs to add to recipes to provide nourishment, increase vitality and strengthen immunity. Find out the benefits of cooking with medicinal mushrooms, various seaweeds, and such tonic and energizing herbs as nettle, astragalus and ashwagandha.  You can help your heart by cooking with hawthorn and your liver by including milk thistle. 

Stress, Immunity, Mood and Sleep
March 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA 
Madelon Hope, M. Ed., LMHC
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Stress triggers a neuro-endocrine cascade that impacts our mood, our immune functioning, our sleep and our reproductive system.  In this class, we will identify hormonal signatures for stress and appetite disturbance along with their corresponding symptoms.  We will discuss nervines to nourish, calm and enliven the nervous system, adaptogenic herbs to modulate the stress response, blood movers to ensure there is sufficient circulation and herbs to decongest the liver and reduce excess hormones.  You will leave the class with information on how to feel better by lowering your stress levels and enhancing your vitality.

Ancient Wisdom Circles
co-sponsored by Earthsong Herbals and The Boston School of Herbal Studies
March 19 & 20, 10:00 - 5:00 p.m.
The Watertown Center For Healing Arts
22 Mt. Auburn Street
Watertown, MA
Dr. Maria Michael, Licensed Psychologist, Medical Intuitive,
and Lakota/Navajo traditional elder
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Join Dr. Maria Michael as she shares the wisdom of a Council Gathering of Ancestors and Elders. The focus is to orchestrate deep shifts in physical, mental emotional and spiritual health. Students learn to use light and sound and other healing modalities in a series of small healing circles, allowing those in the center to receive the gift of Creation. 

Several circles are facilitated simultaneously with Dr. Maria Michael assisting the groups in
the outer circle to move healing energy and bring balance to those in the center The circles are rotated after a period of time to enable more people to enter the inner circles. 

Dr. Michael will provide an energetic framework for understanding the circles and to prepare people to participate. Finally, she will also describe how plants are used ceremonially in her Native American Lineage.

Individual and group healing will be experienced by all.

Dr. Maria Michael brings a number of unique resources and talents to her teachings. A licensed psychologist and an internationally known medical intuitive, she integrates doctorate training in psychology and neuroscience with teachings from her Native American lineage and sacred knowledge from multiple spiritual traditions. She is a Lakota/Navajo elder who has led traditional Native ceremonies and has done healing work alongside Lakota Medicine  people. She is a conduit who uses trance states and channeling during intuitive ceremonies. 

Fertility Awareness Method; A Natural Approach to Fertility
April 7 6:30-9:30 p.m.
12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA
Krystina Friedlander, Herbal Educator
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This class is for women and men who seek natural ways to address reproductive needs.  The Fertility Awareness Method provides information and tools for tracking patterns of fertility to either avoid conception or increase the possibility of pregnancy. 

Krystina will provide information on reproductive functioning, the signs of fertility, tools for tracking these signs, and guidelines for achieving optimal outcomes.  She will also discuss herbs that tone and nourish the reproductive system. This approach helps deepen our awareness of our bodies, supports communications with partners, and empowers us in our relationship with care providers.

    Shamanic Plant Journeying 
 February 9, March 8, April 12
6:15-9:30 p.m. $25 
 4 Minebrook Rd., Lincoln, MA 
Tommy Priester, Clinical Herbalist
Experience how the physical and spiritual energies of a plant affect all levels of being. Participants meet the physical plant, experience the tincture and open to the energies of the flower essence. Through drumming and guided meditation, we make contact with plant wisdom for our own personal healing and the healing of the earth. This is a workshop for beginning and intermediate herbalists as well for those who want to learn more about shamanic journeying.