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.

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.  Lewis La will teach about Emei Qigong Micro-training - Healing the Organs on Monday evenings throughout March.

After this long winter, we are happy to offer Planting an Herbal Garden with Natalie DeNormandie on April 25. She will share information on garden planning, caring for the soil and applying permaculture principles at her beautiful land in Lincoln

It is always an honor to have Phyllis Light, Master Herbalist, come teach with us. 
On April 25, 26, Phyllis will be discussing alternative approaches to Addressing Autoimmune Disease. 

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. 

Emei Qigong Micro-training- Healing the Organs
Monday, March 9, 16, 23, 30 6:30-9:00 p.m.  $120
8 Park Avenue, Arlington, MA
Lewis La, Emei Level 1 Qigong Instructor, Herbal Educator
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This unique class offers Emei qigong micro-training, an ancient healing art that consists of movement, food therapy and sound. It is designed to heal the major organs and their diseases in a safe and natural way.

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

In these four classes, we will cover movement, recipes and healing sounds for the heart, liver, spleen, lungs, kidney, stomach and small intestines. We will also address a variety of health imbalances including hypertension, male sexual health, menstrual and digestive disorders.
The qigong exercises are quick, effective, and can be done standing, sitting, lying or walking, making them suitable for people of all ages, fitness levels or experience.

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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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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Planting an Herbal Garden
April 25, 1:00-4:00 p.m. $25
45 Trapelo Rd., Lincoln, MA
Natalie Denormandie, Herbal Ecologist, Landscape Architect
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Come learn how to create a successful herbal garden. When we grow medicinal plants, we learn directly about their energies. Natalie will share information on garden planning with an ecological perspective, preparing and caring for the soil, applying permaculture principles, and planting herbal companions. We will also take a walk around an established herbal garden that illustrates these key factors. 

Addressing Autoimmune Disease
Saturday and Sunday, April 25, 26; 10:00-5:00 p.m.  $250
12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA 
Phyllis Light, Master Herbalist
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Of the fifty million Americans living with autoimmune disease, more than seventy five per cent of them are women. Beginning with an immune attack on healthy cells, these disorders are characterized by inflammation and progressive destruction of tissue. 

Join Phyllis Light for an intensive weekend on autoimmune disorders and natural approaches to their management. She will discuss how autoimmunity develops, common signs and symptoms or patterns of dysfunction, and different types of autoimmune disease. Phyllis will offer diverse strategies to address autoimmunity: nutritional support, lifestyle approaches to enhance function, and herbs that help reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.  

Herbal categories include alterative herbs, herbs that normalize immune functioning and improve energy levels, herbs that help reduce inflammation and herbs that support good sleep and the nervous system. Specific herbs that will be covered include red clover, yellow dock, American ginseng, ashwagandha, prickly ash, medicinal mushrooms, burdock, cat’s claw, cayenne, gotu kola, sarsparilla, cleavers, red root.

Shamanic Plant Journeying
April 14, May 12
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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