Classes are held at Smile Herb Shop and online
Smile Herb Shop
4908 Berwyn Road, College Park, MD 20740
301-474-8791 Click for Map
Foundations of Herbalism Professional Herbalism Course - Fire Module
Our Professional Herbalism Classes through the Mid-Atlantic School of Herbalism at Smile can be taken as a continuous year-long course leading on to the second year of the Professional Herbalism course or taken separately as a one day or weekend course for Continuing Education credit (AHG) or simply for interest’s sake.
May 5-6, June 2-3, July 7-8 2018 from 9am-5pm
3 Weekend Module
May 5th & 6th: The Digestive System
June 2nd & 3rd: The Immune System
July 7th & 8th: The Cardiovascular System
West African Drumming
Discover the drumming tradition of the Ashanti people of Ghana. Join Kofi Nana Frimpong, a renowned dummer with over 25 years of experience, for a journey into the healing modality of dynamic rhythm. Nana will teach drumming skills, African history and story, African instruments, and meditations for healing the mind and body through drumming. Students will be guided in a coordinated drum circle and learn the skills to drum well and have fun while doing it. No experience necessary. We will provide drums, but feel free to bring your own if you have them!
Tuesday Night Sessions
Monthly Plant & Mushroom ID Walk
Join Jared, acupuncturist and naturalist, for an engaging and interactive ID (identification) walk where we will focus on learning our native mushrooms and native plants! We will start out at Smile and take a wander through our local walking trails and local woods. Come learn about our Natural Neighbors! Please be prepared for a gentle walk through nature, remembering to bring along water, a small collection basket, bug spray, and any other essentials you might need.
Multiple Dates Available
March 10, 2018 from 10am-12pm
April 7, 2018 from 10am-12pm
May 26, 2018 from 10am-12pm
Crystal Wire-Wrapping 101
Discover simple jewelry making techniques in this hands-on Crystal Wrapping 101 Class using copper and crystals. Learn a few common and not so common known benefits of copper, the metaphysical properties of certain crystals, and what happens when the two are combined and are worn on the body. Techniques for making a pendant or ring will be shared. All materials will be provided to create your jewelry from our crystal selection or you may bring your own!
May 12, 2018 from 11am-1pm
May 12, 2018 from 11am-1pm
WEBINAR: Healthy Weight: The Ayurvedic Approach
Many people struggle with their weight, but focusing on calorie counting and fad diets are not always the best way to achieve your health goals. In fact weight can be viewed as just another diagnostic indicator of a body out of balance. Ayurveda is an ancient Vedic approach to health and longevity used for thousands of years in India and is now practiced globally. In this webinar, Christine Gordon will share simple Ayurvedic approaches and tips for natural, healthy weight balancing.
April 24, 2018 from 3:30-5pm
WEBINAR: Herbs of Appalachia
The Appalachian Mountains have one of the most biodiverse communities of plant medicines on the planet. Sadly, we are losing many of these medicines to habitat loss, over harvesting and climate change. Join clinical herbalist Betsy Miller for a magical journey through the deep woods of Appalachia to learn about some of our most treasured plant medicines, how to source them ethically and how we can best protect our wild medicines.
April 24, 2018 from 7-9pm
Orgonite Artisan Workshop
Learn to transform energies with hi-tech energy transforming tool Orgonite. Orgonite is known to absorb and clear harmful energy and to protect from EMF and cell phone radiation. All materials will be provided for you to create your own energy clearing device using organic and inorganic materials, crystals and resin. Gain the understanding of the principles and techniques behind purifying and clearing your energy.
April 28, 2018 from 2-4pm
Tea 101: Green, Black, & White Teas for Health & Wellness
Whether you have never enjoyed a cup of loose leaf tea or you are a connoisseur of many years, we invite you to join tea expert Christine Gordon for an exploration into the world of the tea leaf. Students will learn where the tea plant comes from, how they are made and how to brew them properly. Tea culture will also be discussed as well as some of the subtle details that are guaranteed to enhance your love of fine teas. Come prepared to taste and learn all about this botanical that changed the world!
April 29, 2018 from 1-2:30pm
Foundations of Herbalism: The Digestive System
Herbalists say the Digestive System holds the key to health. The old saying ‘We Are What We Eat’ should be revised to ‘We are what we are able to assimilate!’ Good digestion depends on the smooth working of the alimentary tract from mouth & teeth down to the other end.
May 5 & 6, 2018 from 9am-5pm
WEBINAR: Harmonizing the Nervous System: Using Herbs to Calm, Revive, & Rest
Many of us live in a constant state of agitation or unrest. An over-stimulated or underfed nervous system can wreak havoc on our emotional state and can spill over into our relationships and our work. Herbal medicine has a treasure chest of medicinal herbs that can bring us back to balance. They can improve cognitive function, sleep, fertility, blood sugar levels, and cardiovascular health. Join Ashley Litecky Elenbaas for a look at the three major disruptions of the nervous system through a physiological lens and weave together solutions through a detailed look at herbal remedies, plant energetics, and phytochemistry.
May 9, 2018 from 7-9pm
FREE WEBINAR: 9 Ways to Restore Energy...Naturally
Does this sound like you? Have you ever experienced salty or sugary cravings? Have you ever felt rundown or overwhelmed? More importantly, do you rely on caffeine drinks or energy boosters to make up for your lack of energy? Learn the root cause of your fatigue and natural ways to restore your energy. Each student will receive a questionnaire to provide insight and information about your present state of adrenal health.
May 15, 2018 from 7:30-8:30pm
Perfumery for Beginners
Join natural perfumer Olivia MacMillan for a journey into the world of natural perfumery. Students will explore the history of perfume, natural perfume techniques and processes, scent notes and how to blend effective scent accords. Students will have access to essential oils and pure, luxury absolutes like: lavender, oakmoss, lotus, jasmine, honeysuckle, rose, and so very many more. Students will craft a perfume masterpiece to take home.
May 26, 2018 from 11am-2pm
Foundations of Herbalism: The Immune System
This weekend we’ll be looking at actions, herbs, protocols and recipes for Immune Self-Care including using herbs as food and a component of medicine making. We strive to give you a better understanding of the difference between acute and chronic disease processes and care as well as a basic capacity to apply the knowledge you develop for safe self-care and in-home use.
June 2 & 3, 2018 from 9am-5pm
Foundations of Herbalism: The Cardiovascular System
Our cardiovascular system is one of the main transport system of the body, moving that vital fluid, blood, which carries nutrients and oxygen to the tissues and removes waste. A healthy heart and circulatory system is said to be the secret of a long life. It is a fact that cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of morbidity & mortality in the US and thus we would consider the saying to be absolutely true!
July 7 & 8, 2018 from 9am-5pm