Upcoming Classes & Workshops 
Winter, 2016

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 Healing Circles on March 19, 20.  
Like a conductor of a spiritual symphony, Dr. Michael helps to orchestrate profound healing of physical, emotional and spiritual wounds.

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.  Her intensive course on Palmistry as a Tool of Diagnosis starts Sunday, March 6 and continues on April 3, April 17, and May 1.

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.
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.

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. 

Ancient Wisdom Healing 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 Elder and Medicine Woman
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Join Dr. Maria Michael as she shares the wisdom of a Council Gathering of Ancestors and Elders. Students will take part in healing circles, learn how to transmit color and sound and work with breath. Through trance, hands-on healing, breath-work and other deep therapeutic techniques, Dr. Michael will demonstrate how to heal on both the subtle levels of spirit and the deep cellular levels of the body. She will also discuss plant energy and show how plants are used in ceremony in her native American lineage.

Although she has extensive doctorate level training in neuroscience, nothing is her academic training, she says, prepared her to see that imbalances begin at the level of Spirit and Heart. “If these imbalances remain unchanged, they begin to manifest in the body as illnesses or symptoms, which may be viewed as early warning systems. 

For deep healing to take place, we need to bring self awareness to the memories encoded in the cellular infrastructure. These cellular memories are psycho-chemical in nature, linked in the body and “frozen” in time. Dr. Michael helps to heal cellular memory and restore the body, mind and spirit to balance. 
Individual and group healing will be experienced by all.

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.

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.

Palmistry as a Tool of Diagnosis
Sunday, March 6; April 3; April 17; May 1
1:00-4:00 p.m.
$150 plus $25 material fee
Linda Patterson, Clinical Herbalist, Palmistry Instructor
12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA

Come explore the ancient art of palmistry. Learn how to unlock the secrets and mysteries held within each of our hands. Be pleasantly surprised by the information available through this simple yet reliable tool that has been used for thousands of years. There is no prior experience necessary. Palmistry is a wonderful tool to track changes in people’s lives and, as herbalists, to assess the physical, emotional and spiritual health of our clients. The course will include information on hand shapes and their meaning, all major and minor lines, how to read between the lines, mounds, fingers, printing palms and its importance in tracking changes, common oddities, and how to do a reading.

There is no psychic or intuitive ability used or needed. This course offers all the necessary information to interpret the meanings of the hands, palms and lines. Certification is awarded upon completion.

    Shamanic Plant Journeying 
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.