Upcoming Classes & Workshops 
Winter, 2015

Winter can be a time for reflection, moving inward and taking stock. The Boston School of Herbal Studies is offering an an array of herbal classes to enhance physical, emotional and spiritual health. 

We are happy to announce that once again we will be providing webinars and video downloads for a number of our classes, allowing for long distance learning and the opportunity to enjoy a class at a later time. Here is what we have coming up in the next few month.

Linda Patterson is teaching the Alchemy of Soap Making on Saturday, February 28, rescheduled from January 24 because of snow. We are excited to introduce Awakening the Spiritual Heart with Patrice Green on March 5 and Mead Making with Herbs with Liam Madden on March 7. Natalie DeNormandie will do an innovative intensive on Herbal Ecology on March 12 and Stephanie Elson will again offer her delicious class on All About Honey on March 19.  Finally, Lewis La will teach his popular course on Integrating Qigong, Herbs, Food Therapy and Healing Sound.  

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

Green Blessings,
Madelon Hope

Upcoming Classes
Alchemy of Soap Making
Saturday, February 28 (Rescheduled from January 24 because of snow)
1:00-3:00 p.m., $35 plus $10 material fee
12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA
Linda Patterson, Clinical Herbalist, Aromatherapy
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Come learn the ancient art of soap making this winter. 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 kernel, olive oil and shea butter), molds, recipes and tools. All participants will leave with a sample of soap made that day. 

Winter Aromatherapy Certification Course
Sunday, February 8, 15; March 8, 29
10:00-5:00 p.m. $400 plus $50 for materials
16 Doris Rd., Framingham, MA 
Linda Patterson, Clinical Herbalist and Aromatherapist
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Learn how essential oils work to heal the body, mind and spirit. This comprehensive course addresses the body systems, their common ailments and the essential oils most helpful for each condition. Three different methods of blending will be introduced with demonstrations of how to use essential oils in our everyday lives. We will also be making our own natural cosmetics and learning how to use essential oils to trigger memory, mood and attraction.

Awakening the Spiritual Heart with Flower Essences, Herbs and Essential Oils
Thursday, March 5, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $25
12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA
Patrice Green, Flower Essence Practitioner & Herbal Educator
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Ancient healing traditions have always taught that we are more than a physical body. Rather, we are emotional and spiritual beings in a physical form. To support health, these three aspects or energies need to work together in a subtle, collaborative relationship. 

In this workshop, we will focus on the heart as a physical, emotional and spiritual 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.

The Magic of Mead Making with Herbs 
Saturday, March 7, 1:00-3:30 p.m. $35 plus $10 materials fee
12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA
Liam Madden, Mead Maker
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Be ready to lift your spirits and improve your health by making your own herbal mead using powerful, immune enhancing herbs. A wine made from honey, mead is the oldest fermented beverage, renowned throughout the ages for its tonic and aphrodisiac properties. Liam will cover the basic ingredients, the equipment, and the health benefits. The class will include a demonstration of the process from start to delicious finish and a tasting of several varieties of mead. 

Herbal Ecology; how habitat can help reveal a plant’s character
Thursday, March 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $25 
12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA
Natalie DeNormandie, Herbal Ecologist and Landscape Architect
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Sign up for Webinar

Learning about different habitats and the medicinal plants they attract is important for understanding an herb’s character. This course will focus on the main eco-regions of New England, where they are located, and what herbs, families, and plant communities are found there. The goal is to provide an understanding of landscape ecology as a tool for meeting and identifying plants and as a key to their healing actions.  

All About Honey; an Herbal Honey Workshop
Thursday, March 19, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $25
12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington
Stephanie Elson, Herbal Educator and Bee Keeper
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In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how honey is produced by the bees, its uses throughout history, and its amazing medicinal and nutritional properties. Not only is honey delicious,but it can boost energy and immune function, soothe coughs, and help heal wounds; it is anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, laxative, and anti-fungal. This workshop includes a tasting of local and varietal honeys and a hands-on project where we will make a medicinal honey syrup and, of course, sample it.

Emei Qigong Level One Seminar - Integrating Qigong, Herbs, Food Therapy and Healing Sound
Monday, March 9,16,23,30; 6:30-9:00 p.m. $120
8 Park Avenue, Arlington, MA 
Lewis La, Emei Level One Qigong Instructor and Herbal Educator
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This workshop is about healing illness through qigong, food therapy, herbs, and energy healing. Each of these techniques will be integrated for deeper healing on both the physical and energetic level. Here is what we will cover: 
The qigong exercises are quick, effective and can be done standing, sitting, lying or walking, making them suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels or experience.

Bigu Food Therapy
Bigu is an energy facilitated grain-free food therapy. We will go into into detail regarding the nature and taste of food and how it affects our bodies. Recipes and formulas will be provided.  Bigu food therapy:
  facilitates the healing and prevention of disease
  cleanses our bodies internally
  normalizes weight
  eliminates toxins and harmful substances from the body
  enhances the healing effect of herbs
  increases mental clarity and spiritual awareness
  calms the emotions
  nourishes the skin and benefits the complexion
  improves the functions of organs

Emei Sacred Healing Sounds
Emei sacred healing sound vibrates and massages the internal organs to relieve pain, tension and emotional problems. We will use Food Therapy to target the main organ of concern and Healing Sounds to bring the rest of the organs into balance.

Empowered Objects
Emei qigong empowered objects are healing tools to dispel illness, eliminate or reduce pain and inflammation, circulate blood and energy and balance the life energy field and mental states. The empowered objects can be used to energize water for herbal teas, tinctures, and soups and to clear away any negativity.

Universal Mantra Qi Transmission
This is the main energy healing technique used in Emei qigong. Using a mantra does not deplete the body’s energy, and it protects against “healer’s disease”, a common side effect of many energy healing modalities.

Like the empowered objects, the Universal Mantra can be also used to energize and restructure water for teas, tinctures or soups. 

Transferring and Clearing Disease
Many healing methods are effective for treating disease. But the majority are temporary; they may suppress the illness for a time but fail to eradicate the root cause of the problem. Consequently, when the disease again encounters suitable conditions for growth, it reactivates.

Emei Qigong’s method of transferring and clearing disease focuses on eradicating illness from the root and extinguishing and dissolving the diseased energy information.

Shamanic Plant Journeying 
February 11, March 11, April 8
6:15-9:30 p.m. $25 
4 Minebrook Rd., Lincoln, MA 
Tommy Priester, Clinical Herbalist
Contact: www.bearmedicineherbs.com
This experience illustrates how 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.

Registration Form for Classes PDF


 To Register

for our workshops, you can sign up on-line or send a check to:

The Boston School of Herbal Studies

12 Pelham Terrace

Arlington, MA 02476

We also accept credit card payments directly.

For further information call 781.646.6319

or email: herbstudies@verizon.net

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