Upcoming Classes & Workshops 
Summer 2015

Summer is a time of fullness and blossoming, of extended light and warmth.

The Boston School of Herbal Studies is offering community Medicinal Plant Walks once a month through August. They are an opportunity to identify and learn about the healing energies of local plants.  

This fall, Linda Patterson will teach the Art of Making Goat Milk Soap on Sunday, September 6 and, on Sunday, September 26, she will begin her extraordinary Aromatherapy Certification Course.

It is an honor to present Lyme Disease Practitioner Training with Tommy Priester beginning Wednesday, September 9. This vital training provides comprehensive information about how to address Lyme disease and co-infections. 

We are excited to offer an Awakening the Spiritual Heart intensive beginning September 16 with Patrice Green, who will introduce a three step process of protecting, centering, and opening the heart. Students will receive flower essences and essential oils to support them through each phase in the process.

On October 8, Lewis La will introduce Qigong, Immunity and Medicinal Mushrooms, a powerful integration of healing movement and herbs. 

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 

Medicinal Plant Walks
Sundays, June 21, July 5, August 9
1:00-3:00 p.m. $15. Children are free
Rock Meadow, Belmont or 45 Trapelo Rd., Lincoln 
Various Herbal Teachers

Find out about healing plants in our area. Medicinal plants are everywhere - in our backyards, al0ng the streets we walk, and in open spaces all around us. We will look at plants ranging from the familiar: dandelion and goldenrod, to the less well known motherwort, burdock, plantain, ground ivy and gravel root. You will learn which parts of the plants are used medicinally and how they nourish us support health. 
The Art of Making Goat Milk Soap 
Sunday, September 6, 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!

Lyme Disease Practitioner Training
September 9, 23; October 7, 22, November 4, 19
6:30-9:30 p.m. $395
4 Minebrook Rd., Lincoln, MA
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This training is designed to help practitioners understand and address Lyme disease and co-infections in an effective and comprehensive way. Clinicians will learn how to work with protocols to eliminate symptoms and help people return to normal functioning . There will also be information on how standard medications work and/or don’t work and which tests are accurate. Practicing healers will gain critical resources to help clients who have chronic Lyme.

You will learn how to:      
            Use herbs and supplements that specifically address Lyme disease and co-infections
            Support the body to repair damage caused by Lyme
            Determine which tests are most accurate
            Restore balance so that clients are symptom free
            Address the psycho-spiritual dynamics responsible for immune suppression
Certification Course in Aromatherapy
Saturday, September 26 October 3, November 7, December 5
10:00-5:00 p.m. $400 plus $50 materials fee
12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA 02476
Linda Patterson, Clinical Herbalist, Aromatherapist
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Lean how essential oils work to heal 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
Wednesday, September 16, October 7, November 4, December 2
6:30-9:30 p.m. $150
Patrice Green, Flower Essence Practitioner and Herbal Educator
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This intensive 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 flower essences, herbs 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.

Month one will focus on heart protection, month two on heart centering and month three on heart opening. You will learn mantras, meditation and shamanic journeying techniques to deepen your awareness. Students will receive flower essences and aromatherapy blends to support them through each phase of the process.
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Qigong, Immunity and Medicinal Mushrooms
Thursday, October 8
6:30-9:30 p.m. $25
8 Park Avenue Arlington, MA
Lewis La, Emei Qigong Instructor, Herbal Educator
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In this class, we will practice a sitting and standing qigong meditation for strengthening the immune system. Regular training has been shown to significantly increase white blood cell count without any negative side effects. We will also sample a variety of medicinal mushrooms while exploring different techniques for making our own mushroom extracts. Combining qigong with powerful herbs helps to maintain health and to support recovery from disease.

    Shamanic Plant Journeying 
August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10 
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.