Upcoming Classes & Workshops 
Fall, 2014

Tommy Priester is teaching Lyme Disease Practitioner Training beginning September 8 and Linda Patterson is offering the Art of Making Goat Milk Soap on September 7 and her extraordinary Aromatherapy Certification Course beginning September 21.

Please see below for more information about our classes and our monthly 
Medicinal Plant Walks.
Green Blessings,
Madelon Hope

Upcoming Classes
The Art of Making Goat Milk Soap
Sunday, September 7 
1:00-3:00 p.m., $35 plus $10 material fee
12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA
Linda Patterson, Clinical Herbalist, Aromatherapist
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Come learn the ancient art of soap making this fall. Watch the demonstration of kitchen chemistry reveal techniques for creating beautiful and successful goat milk 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. 

Lyme Disease Practitioner Training
Monday, September 8, 29, October 20, November 10
6:30-9:30 p.m. $395
4 Minebrook Rd., Lincoln, MA
Tommy Priester, Clinical Herbalist
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This course 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 ease dreadful symptoms and help people to 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

All About Honey; an Herbal Honey Workshop
Thursday, October 9, 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.

Seasonal Affective Disorder
Thursday, October 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $25
12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA
Patrice Green, Herbal Educator
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During the darkest months, some people experience fatigue, melancholy, craving for carbohydrates, and an increased need for sleep. In this workshop, we will explore a variety of causes for seasonal affective disorder and how to address them. We will discuss herbs to help correct neuro-endocrine imbalances, flower essences to help bring light into our lives, essential oils to soothe and nurture us during the winter journey, and nutrition and exercise to help balance and strengthen the body. 

Emei Qigong Level One Seminar - Integrating Qigong, Herbs, Food Therapy and Healing Sound
Saturday, November 15, 12:00-6:00 p.m., Sunday, November 16, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 22, 12:00-6:00 p.m. 
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: 
Wu Gong
The main purpose of the Wuji Gong form is to support self-healing and gain spiritual awareness to clear blockages on all levels.

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 
Tuesday, November 11, December 9
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.

Winter Aromatherapy Certification Course
Sunday, February 8, 15; March 8, Saturday, 28
10:00-5:00 p.m. $400 plus $50 for materials
Linda Patterson, Clinical Herbalist and Aromatherapist

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.

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

Registration Form-5.pdf