Classes are held at Smile Herb Shop, White Lotus Wellness Center, and online
Smile Herb Shop
4908 Berwyn Road, College Park, MD 20740
(301) 474-8791 Map
White Lotus Wellness Center
4912 Berwyn Road, College Park, MD 20740
Foundations in Herbalism: The Season of Winter/Water Weekend 1
Come and join our Foundations of Herbalism Certification through the Mid-Atlantic School of Herbalism at the Smile Herb Shop. This certification course is taught in executive format, one (1) weekend (Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-5 pm) each month (except August). Assignments and study between classes are required with some online content. A study group via web-conference is available once a month between classes. Classes are recorded, so if missed can be made up. The one-year program leads to a Foundations of Herbalism Certificate. For those who are interested in clinical practice, students can continue on for a second year of study to gain a Professional Herbalism Certification. This advanced course also consists of 1 weekend a month, over a period of 12 months with the final 6 months, being a clinical component. If both years are completed with accompanying assignments and case studies, students receive a Diploma of Clinical Therapeutic Herbalism.
December 1-2, 2018 from 10am-5pm
Foundations in Herbalism: The Immune System
On December 1st, we will begin with an ‘energetic perspective’ on the season of winter and look at ways to keep our immune system healthy throughout the year. In the afternoon we’ll cover an array of immune support herbs and explore herbal protocols for auto-immune conditions. We’ll finish the day with a survey of medicinal mushrooms known for their immune modulation actions. These include Reishi, Shiitake, Maitake, Chaga, Turkey-tail among others.
December 1st, 2018 from 10am-5pm
Foundations in Herbalism: The Lymphatic System & Skin Self-Care
On December 2nd, the day will begin with a focus on infectious medicine, concentrating on the herbal anti-microbial, anti-fungal and diaphoretic herbs for fever management, influenza and the common cold as well as insect-borne diseases such as Lyme. We'll continue to build our immune herbal materia medica and cook up some immune support Elderberry syrup and Garlic-Ginger Oxymel to keep the bugs at bay! A list of other immune boosting herbal recipes will also be given out. Last but not least, we’ll review the lymphatic system and skin. Classic diaphoretic & lymphatic herbs will be covered and herbal blends for psoriasis, eczema, burns and wounds.
December 2nd, 2018 from 10am-5pm
West African Drumming
Discover the drumming tradition of the Ashanti people of Ghana. Join Kofi Nana Frimpong, a renowned drummer 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
This fun, high-energy class incorporates yoga, boxing, dancing, Pilates, weight training and meditation for a full-body workout. This class is designed for people who have been sedentary and are looking to making a positive change to their health and fitness throughout the year.
Tuesdays from 6-7pm
Undo Stress Yoga Class
Working at a desk all day? Sitting in a chair studying for hours? Always on the go without taking a moment to breathe deep or practice self-care? Come and take time for yourself on the mat during this gentle and mindful Hatha yoga class. Steadily build strength while connecting the mind, body, and breath. Everyone from beginners to intermediate practitioners will enjoy this class.
Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm
Traditional Hatha Yoga
This class will incorporate all the traditional methods used by yogis to achieve single-minded focus. Class will consist of mantra chanting*, pranayama, sun salutations. Additionally, asanas will be carefully selected to improve your postural alignment, digestive functioning, mental conditioning to reduce anxiety and or depression. Some experience in yoga will be helpful. Please be assured that *mantra chanting is not religious in nature yet it is intended to creates spiritual vibrational sounds.
Saturdays from 9-10:30am
YogaFaith with Karla Lawrence
Let your yoga practice become your “prayers in motion” on Sunday mornings with YogaFaith facilitator Karla Lawrence. Yoga in it’s simplest definition means to ‘unite’, or ‘yoke’. YogaFaith is the yoking together or uniting of yoga, meditating on the Word, and worshiping through body movement. It is an expression of praise and thanksgiving towards the Creator. Students will practice deep intentional, breathing while slowly flowing through a Hatha/Gentle Flow yoga routine. Come and spend time in prayer and meditation to seek God’s guidance and experience moments of stillness to rest in the Lord’s care. Join us to experience “whole worship” and deepen your connection with the Creator. Classes are beginner-friendly and open to all adults.
Sundays from 9-10am
Free Herbal Check-Ins with Colleen
Join us every Thursday from 2-5pm and meet Clinical Herbalist Colleen Zuntag to chat about herbs and receive a free, 5 minute check-in on how herbs may help some of your most important health concerns.
Thursdays from 2-5pm
Take 5 with Toni St. Clair
Putting in hard work for your health and not seeing results? Sometimes, just the slightest tweak to nutrition and minerals can turn plateaus into success! Come Take 5 with Toni St. Clair every 3rd Wednesday from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm for FREE 5 minute consultations and discover how balanced minerals can make health goals attainable. Download your free Digestion Assessment to fill out before meeting with Toni: https://www.trueselftotalhealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/INE-DigestionAssessmentScorecard.pdf
Every 3rd Wednesday from 1:30-4:30pm
Crystal Wire-Wrapping 101 Workshop
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!
December 15, 2018 from 11am-1pm or 2-4pm
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.
November 17, 2018 from 11am-1pm
Natural Perfumer's Workshop Intensive
Join aromatherapist & perfumer Olivia MacMillan for a journey into the world of natural perfumery! In this workshop, students focus on natural perfume techniques and processes, identifying 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 participate in the crafting of a group solid perfume and will have the opportunity to create a perfume masterpiece of their own design to take home.
November 18, 2018 from 11am-5pm
Makers Workshop with Olivia: Easy Holiday Gifts
Join Clinical Aromatherapist & formulator Olivia MacMillan for a special holiday gifts version of her Makers Workshops series. These workshops highlight an aspect of health and wellness and discuss a multi-pronged approach to the issue. This workshop series is very hands on and class size is limited. In the Easy Holiday Gifts workshop, Olivia will guide students in the hands-on crafting of several natural gifts certain to increase health and warm the spirit with wellness including a holiday tea blend, customized perfume roller, and a luscious whipped body butter.
December 1, 2018 from 12-2:30pm
The Healing Art of Crochet
Come learn the simple meditative art of crochet with teaching fiber artist Bonnie Parry. Tap into your creativity by learning this wonderful craft. Several small projects like a small treasure pouch and a mandala like table decoration will be featured. Yarn and hooks available for a small fee (or bring your own). No prior experience necessary.
December 8, 2018 from 11am-1pm
Astrological Journeys: Decoding Ancient Psychology and Medicine
Hippocrates, the Father of ancient Greek medicine, had this to say – that a physician without the knowledge of Astrology had better call himself a joker, than a physician… Nicholas Culpeper, 17th Century English herbalist and physician, insisted that trying to treat a patient without Astrology, is like attempting to lit a lamp without the oil… Finally – Carl Gustav Jung, modern Swiss psychologist, stated that what the ancient people called ‘gods’ or ‘planetary influences’ – were symbols of subconscious forces appearing in the human psyche. In this class, Astrology is presented as an ancient universal psychological and medical language that can be understood and successfully used today. Examples of traditional and contemporary interpretations of its principles will be pointed out. Ancient maps of ‘stars within us’ will be revealed. Basic metaphors, symbols and images of human nature and human condition, health and illness, as well as life cycles, processes and relationships between important biological and psychological data will be showed and explained.
December 8 OR December 15, 2018 from 12-4pm