NEW 2019 Classes

 
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Stress, Trauma and the Vagus Nerve

Dates: Thursday, March 21
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Madelon Hope, Clinical Herbalist, Licensed Psychotherapist
Fee: $25 non-refundable
Location: 12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA 02476

The vagus nerve is central to how our bodies deal with trauma and stress. In this workshop, we will look at the role of the vagus nerve in supporting social engagement and activating fight or flight or freeze patterns in response to stress. We will explore how to integrate new paradigms in neurobiology with traditional herbal practice. We will discuss adaptogens, nervines, lymphatic decongestants, alternatives and blood movers - to help reduce hypervigilance and bring balance to the body, mind and spirit.

 
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Ayurvedic Herbal Skincare Workshop

Dates: March 27, April 3
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Instructor: Michelle Jones, Ayurvedic Practitioner and Teacher
Fee: $35 non-refundable
Location: On-line class

Learn how to create the optimal conditions for the body to heal and grow healthy skin. This workshop will teach participants how to personalize skincare with herbal medicines specific to one’s own unique constitutions. Learn how to treat common skin ailments. We will discuss conditions including eczema, acne, psoriasis, vitiligo, aging, discoloration, and dry skin. Have healthy youthful and radiant skin.

 
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Introduction to Ayurveda

Dates: April 17, April 24, May 1
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Instructor: Michelle Jones, Ayurvedic Practitioner and Teacher
Fee: $150 non-refundable
Location: On-line class

Come join us for an exciting introduction to Ayurveda, a five thousand years old healing system from India. Ayurveda teaches how to address the root cause of disease through food, herbs and a variety of life style practices. In this three-session course, you will learn about the basic principles of Ayurveda and how to apply them. There will be an exploration of constitutional types (doshas) along with a focus on nutrition and food combining, healing touch, aromatherapy, color therapy and healing sound. Students will learn how to do self-massage, and tongue cleansing.