Classes & Workshops

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Upcoming Classes:

Herbal Allies - An Introduction to Herbal Medicine, Fall 2019

Join us for an immersion into the world of healing with medicinal plants! This class will focus on building our relationship with our herbal allies. Each class will cover in-depth on one or more herbal medicines and we will learn how they work both physically and energetically. We will learn recipes and other ways to incorporate the plants into our lives. Class time includes herbal material medica, medicine making, along with two Saturday herb walks.

Learn more and register at Ancestral Apothecary.

Past Workshops:

Juicy Backyard Summer Medicine Making Series - July 3, 10, 17th, and 24th, 2019

Enjoy the vibrancy of Summer! This 4 part series is an opportunity to connect with plants, other plant lovers, and the season of Summer! A main focus of the class will be learning basic herbal medicine making skills. Participants will learn how to make medicine such as tinctures, sprays, salves and flower essences. We will also engage in creative practices such as plant meditation, journaling, drawing, and sharing with each other in small groups. We’ll explore how we each can be individually in tune with Summer, and make medicine that supports us physically and energetically in the season.   

This series is designed for the beginning herbal medicine maker, however if you have more herbal experience and want to join in on the summer juicyness you are welcome!

Location & Logistics:

The class will be held in a private residence in Oakland in the Dimond District area.

Most, if not all, of class will be held outside in the backyard. We will have access to the house to use the bathroom or in case it gets cold.

Dates: Wednesdays July 3, 10, 17th, and 24th.
Time: 6-8pm.

Accessiblity: The house has several (20-30) steps to the main level, and several (20-30 more) steps to the backyard. The house is low-scent. There is a dog in the house.

Cost/Energy Exchange: The cost for the 4 class workshop is sliding scale $150-$200. Open to trades and payment plans. If cost is a barrier for you, let’s talk!

Please fill out this registration form by June 13th to secure your spot in the class!

Loving Yourself: Botanical Healing for People of Color - Saturday February 2nd, 2019

Join us for a special afternoon of taking care of yourself!  We will work with plant allies to help us in our many paths of healing. We will meditate with the plants, prepare medicinal foot baths, and make a special ointment to lift our hearts. This class is all about self love and we hope you will leave feeling refreshed and inspired.

Saturday February 2nd
1-4pm
Ancestral Apothecary - 3798 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
Cost: $50
Class registration (pre-registration is required): https://ancestralapothecaryschool.com/2018/11/11/winter-2019-loving-yourself-botanical-healing-for-women-of-color/

Plant Abun(dance) - Saturday July 21st, 2018

Plants are incredible allies to help us in our physical, emotional and spiritual journeys. In this workshop, we will get to know a few herbal allies and learn about their medicinal properties, taste them, and sit with them in plant meditation to listen to the messages they may have for us.

A significant portion of the workshop will be responding to the plants through movement activities. Yes that's right, we will be dancing with the plants! No dance experience is required, and the movement activities will be structured so that people of all abilities and ranges of motion will be able to participate. Please join us for this joyful and embodied exploration of our relationships with plants.

Saturday July 21st
1-4pm
Ancestral Apothecary - 3798 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
Cost: $40
Class registration (space is limited!): https://ancestralapothecaryschool.com/2018/06/05/plant-abundance/

Past Events:

The he(ART) of Plant Medicine: Listening to Plants - Sunday June 24th, 2018

Plant and herbal medicine can take many forms. From gardening to making a tea to sitting in stillness with the plants, the plant world offers us many opportunities for growth and healing when we listen to the messages they have for us. At this gathering we will tune in to these messages with guided plant meditations, observation, and time for creative practices in response to the plants through drawing and journaling. We’ll get to know some plants growing abundantly in Spiral Garden and the Bay Area and discuss their medicinal uses.  

Please bring a journal and drawing supplies. There will also be paper, pen and art supplies for anyone who needs them the day of.

Sunday June 24th
1-3pm
Spiral Garden - 2850 Sacramento St, Berkeley, CA 94702
Cost: FREE
Class registration: No pre-registration required, just show up at the beautiful garden!

Email me if you would like to set up a workshop in your community.