Details coming soon for guest herbalists:
Tammi Sweet - April 4 & 5, 2020
Caroline Gagnon - May 16 & 17, 2020

Fall Classes 2019


Healing Mental Health Issues with Western Herbal and Chinese Medicine Traditions taught by Chris Marano

Dates: October 19 & 20, 2019
Time: Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Chris Marano, RH (AHG), MA, BS; Founder-Director of Clearpath School of Medicine
Fee: $250 (non-refundable)
Location: 168 Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773

Additional details coming soon. Thank you for your patience.


Winter Classes 2020

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Palmistry as a tool of diagnostics and character analysis

Dates: January 2020, Saturday 11, 18, 25
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Linda Patterson, M.A., Clinical Herbalist, Palmistry Instructor
Fee: $200 plus $25 materials fee (non-refundable)
Location: 12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA 02476

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.

This is a science, 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.

The information covered includes:

  • The rules

  • Comparing past to present

  • Hand shapes and their meanings

  • Printing palms and it’s importance

  • Fingers

  • Mounds

  • Flexibility

  • Spaces

  • Lines

  • How to read between the lines

  • Common oddities

  • The Do’s and Don’t’s

  • Putting a reading together

  • What to expect

  • Commonly asked questions

Since palms can change every six months it’s important to print those close to us, enabling us to track the changes in their lives. There is no greater gift than having the outline of those we love who have passed on, or the prints of our children that change so quickly.

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Goat’s Milk Soap Workshop

Date: January 26, 2020
Linda Patterson, M.A., Clinical Herbalist, Palmistry Instructor
Fee: $35 plus $10 fee for materials, non-refundable
Location: 12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA 02476

Goat’s milk soap making workshop provides participants with all the information to successfully make homemade soaps safely.
Information covered:
*Essential oils
*Trouble shooting

Every class has a demonstration and all participants receive a sample of soap made in class to take home and enjoy.

Spring Classes - 2019

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Stress, Trauma and the Vagus Nerve

Dates: Thursday, March 21, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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.