Classes are held at Smile Herb Shop and online
Smile Herb Shop
4908 Berwyn Road, College Park, MD 20740
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Foundations of Herbalism Professional Herbalism Course - Earth & Water 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.
January 20-21, February 10-11, March 10-11 2018 from 9am-5pm
3 Weekend Module
January 20-21: The Female Reproductive System
February 10-11: The Male Reproductive System & Urinary System, The Musculoskeletal System & Pain Workshop
March 10-11: The Endocrine System & Medicine Making Workshop
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!
Foundations of Herbalism - The Female Reproductive System
This weekend it’s all about women so join us for a 2 day workshop on womens issues. The Female Reproductive System is complex with many feedback mechanisms involving the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, ovaries, endometrium and the adrenal glands. We’ll explore this dance of the hormones and herbs to keep the system well regulated.
January 20-21, 2018 from 9am-5pm
Wire-Wrapping Crystals for Beginners
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!
January 20, 2018 from 2-4pm
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 surrounding orgone energy (chi, ki, prana, cosmic energy etc).
January 20, 2018 from 11am-1pm
Join teaching artist Bonnie Parry on a journey of healing through the self-discovery and mindfulness of the ancient art of Mandala. Mandalas have been used for centuries as a tool for gaining wisdom and compassion. When applying Mandala creation on a personal level profound healing can often be the joyous result! All supplies are included and no experience is necessary.
January 27, 2018 from 11am-1pm
WEBINAR: Pain Management: Herbal & Nutritional Strategies
Chronic pain can be a life-altering and debilitating experience, and many of the over-the-counter and pharmaceutical pain medications available have serious long-term complications. Come learn about nutritional, lifestyle and herbal strategies for managing various types of chronic pain, including headaches, nerve pain and musculoskeletal pain. We will also discuss which herbs are safe to combine with allopathic pain medications, and which could possibly interact.
February 6, 2018 from 7-9pm
Foundations of Herbalism - The Male Reproductive System & Urinary System, The Musculoskeletal System & Pain Workshop
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February 10-11, 2018 from 9am-5pm
Self-Healing Through Art
Art is a powerful healing modality. Join Teaching Artist Bonnie Parry and explore the process of art making to awaken your innate healing abilities. Topics covered will include: overcoming common blockages to creativity, how art can help express thoughts, feelings and emotions, and the freedom that comes from creative expression. A variety of painting and collage activities will be explored. No artistic experience necessary. All supplies included in the price of the class.
February 17, 2018 from 11am-1pm
Essential Oils for Beginners
Join Olivia MacMillan, Registered Aromatherapist, as she guides you through all the need-to-knows about using essential oils to heal the body, mind, and spirit. This class will cover where essential oils come from, how they are made, and the profiles of 8 of the most versatile, important, and economical essential oils as well as how essential oils are best used and why, essential oil safety, dos & don’ts, and easy recipes! Don't forget to bring your questions as the last 20 minutes of the class will be Q&A with Olivia with on-the-spot recipes offered based on your need.
February 17, 2017 from 11am-1:30pm
Introduction to Medicinal Food
Betsy Miller, Clinical Herbalist, is of the firm opinion that not all medicinal herbs have to taste gross! This class is based on that premise- learning how to make herbs delicious and enjoyable to take (because herbs really only work when we're willing to take them!). Students will taste, make and discuss recipes for incorporating therapeutic amounts of medicinal herbs into such yummy concoctions as chocolates, soups, baked treats and beverages.
February 24, 2018 from 11am-1pm
WEBINAR: Lymph Language: Herbal Support for Our Lymphatic System
Our lymphatic system is one of the most important (and overlooked) systems of the human body; like the circulatory system, it connects every cell and tissue in our body into a cohesive whole, and is responsible for maintaining the health and functioning of all our other body systems. Our lymph, however, cannot move without our help. This class will discuss signs and symptoms of lymphatic sluggishness, and how to use herbs, foods and movement to promote the health of our many lymphatic vessels.
February 27, 2018 from 7-9pm
Foundations of Herbalism - The Endocrine System, Medicine Making Workshop
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March 10-11, 2018 from 9am-5pm