Classes are held at Smile Herb Shop and online
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4908 Berwyn Road, College Park, MD 20740
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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 6-7, June 3-4, July 8-9 2017 from 9am-5pm
3 Weekend Module
May 6-7: The Digestive System
June 3-4: The Immune System
July 8-9: The Cardiovascular System
FREE WEBINAR: Upgrade Your Plate: Clean Eating Made Simple
Mugwort is used for many things - as an herb to help with dream work, as a medicinal tea for a variety of ills, and prepared as Moxa, a loose herb that is burned to warm and stimulate acupuncture points as well as various injuries. We will discuss the Mugwort plant, its history of use and its properties. Various ways to utilize Moxa, as well as different conditions that Moxa is particularly good for will be discussed.
June 7, 2017 from 12-12:30pm
Healing Yourself 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.
June 10, 2017 from 11am-1pm
Introduction to Tea
Whether you have never enjoyed a cup of loose leaf tea or you are a connoisseur of many years, you are welcome to join tea expert Christine Gordon for an exploration into the world of that simple leaf, Camellia sinensis. 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, but the pearls are optional.
June 10, 2017 from 1:30-2:30pm
Foundations of Herbalism Professional Herbalism Course: 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. Join us for the weekend or for a single day!
June 3-4, 2017 from 9am-5pm
FREE WEBINAR: Why Choose Flower Essences
Flower essences are powerful tools for emotional and mental healing. In this class you'll learn about what they are, how they work, and how they are made. You'll also learn about 3 flower essences that you can easily make at home.
June 22, 2017 from 7-8pm
Monthly Mushroom ID/Plant Walk
Join us for an engaging and interactive ID walk where we will focus on 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 come prepared for a gentle walk through nature.
June 24, 2017 from 10am-12pm
July 29, 2017 from 10am-12pm
August 26, 2017 from 10am-12pm
FREE Introduction to Acupuncture
This talk will explore the basics of Acupuncture, as well as Summer and the Fire element of Chinese medicine - how does Summer effect our physical, emotional, and mental/spiritual health? We will talk about Five-Element Acupuncture, and how it can help us stay balanced as we move through the Summer season! Weather permitting, we may go for a short walk through Nature and explore how Summer shows up in Nature.
June 24, 2017 from 1-2:30pm
WEBINAR: 30-Minute Quick Guide to an Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Spend your lunch break learning how to reduce your risk of chronic disease, relieve joint and muscle pain, and rescue your health so you have more energy and time to live playfully!
June 26, 2017 from 12-12:30pm
Webinar: Food as Medicine - Optimize Your Health With Superfoods
Can what you eat really change the way you feel? Can food really heal? In 1 hour you’ll learn how to optimize your health and wellness with food! Learn which foods have been scientifically shown to improve mood, heart health, brain function, wound healing, joint mobility, bone formation, and boost the immune system – and this just scratches the surface of topics and benefits that will be covered during this webinar. Join Heidi Lyndaker – a licensed nutritionist, herbalist, and personal health consultant as she transforms your kitchen from food to medicine. Are you interested in using food to heal your body, reverse and/or prevent illness, improve your overall health, and live a vivacious life? –Then this is the webinar for you! A great investment for a life-altering education!
June 28, 2017 from 12-1pm
Introduction to Flower Essences Workshop
Flower essences are an exciting realm of herbalism that focuses on healing mental and emotional states. In this class we'll review the basics of flower essences and how you can make your own. You'll also get to learn about and experience 3 different essences in-depth and take home your own bottle.
July 1, 2017 from 11am-1pm
FREE WEBINAR: Ask Olivia: Ask Questions, Get Answers, & Experience Learning!
Do you have questions about essential oils, crystals, energy medicine, or herbs? Do you just want a recipe or a suggestion of what to use for yourself? Are you unsure of what you've read on the great and powerful internet and want a nudge in the right direction? If so, this webinar is just right for YOU! Take advantage of this first-time webinar, completely free, to get the answers to some questions you've been longing to ask and receive guidance. This webinar also includes resources for additional learning and exploration based on the questions you ask.
July 6, 2017 from 4-5pm
Foundations of Herbalism Professional Herbalism Course: 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! Join us for the weekend or for a single day!
July 8-9, 2017 from 9am-5pm
Brewing Herbal Wines & Meads
Brewing wines and meads is an ancient art. In its vast history, brewing alcohol has ranged from the practical to the illegal, from the profane to the sacred. In this class, we will learn tried and true techniques for making wines and meads the easy way. Using locally-harvested wild and cultivated herbs, we will design and create custom recipes as well as ancient recipes that you can replicate in your own kitchen. This class will focus on simple to medium scale brewing, and participants can immediately put the knowledge to use at home.
July 8, 2017 from 10:30am-2pm
WEBINAR: Not Your Ordinary Herbs! 3 Powerhouse Plants!
Interested in learning about extraordinary herbs? Did you know that some of the most powerful plants don’t spend much time in the lime light? Join me for a lunchtime webinar that explores 3 of the most powerful herbs that you need to make friends with, and how these botanicals can help you!
July 10, 2017 from 12-12:30pm
Adult Summer Camp: Introduction to AromaCraft (Essential Oils 101)
Explore learning how to use essential oils confidently in every day situations for wholefamily wellness. BONUS recipes included!
July 10, 2017 from 4-5:30pm
WEBINAR: Liver Love
In this webinar we will learn about the important roles our liver plays in our body, and how diet & lifestyle impact the health of our liver. Learn how to nourish the liver with different foods, and which herbs can be used to balance and restore liver function.
July 11, 2017 from 7-8:30pm
WEBINAR: Not Your Ordinary Herbs! 7 Powerhouse Plants!
Interested in learning about extraordinary herbs? Did you know that some of the most powerful plants don’t spend much time in the lime light? Join me for this fascinating 1 hour webinar that explores 7 of the most powerful herbs that you might be missing out on, and how these botanicals can help you!
July 12, 2017 from 12-1pm
Adult Summer Camp: Introduction to HerbCraft
Learn how to put together a great herbal tea the right way, proper brewing techniques, and receive a BONUS recipe guide!
July 11, 2017 from 4-5:30pm
Adult Summer Camp: Introduction to GemCraft
Explore crystals in the quartz family and how to work with crystals on a deeper level, including crafting elixirs.
July 12, 2017 from 4-5:30pm
Adult Summer Camp: Introduction to SkinCraft
Explore the 4 hallmarks of great skin and how to use simple ingredients to make a personalized skin care mask. BONUS recipes included!
July 13, 2017 from 4-5:30pm
Adult Summer Camp: Introduction to MedicineCraft
Explore what medicine truly is and how to make a topical medicinal preparation that surpasses anything found on a drugstore shelf.
July 14, 2017 from 4-5:30pm
WEBINAR: Managing Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome with Food & Herbs
Diabetes and metabolic syndrome are two of the leading health epidemics of today, primarily because of our increasingly sedentary lifestyles and the prevalence of processed, high sugar foods. The good news is that with significant dietary and lifestyle changes, and incorporating certain herbs, both type II diabetes and metabolic syndrome can be effectively managed. In this class we will look at the contributing factors to both diabetes & metabolic syndrome, and how to make those changes necessary to bringing our health back into balance.
July 25, 2017 from 7-9pm
WEBINAR: Supporting Skin Health with Herbs & Food
Our skin can tell us so much about our health- from stress levels to digestive function and hormone balance. In this class, we will explore many of the avenues that contribute to the health of our skin, and how we can influence the vitality of our skin with foods and herbs. We will learn how to use various herbs internally and topically to improve skin quality.
August 15, 2017 from 7-9pm
Advanced Medicine Making: Tinctures, Percolations, & Ethyl-Oil Extractions
This is a class for students who already have some medicine making experience. We will learn advanced medicine making techniques, including herbal tinctures, liquid extracts using a percolation cone, and ethyl-oil extractions. Everyone will get to take home a sample tincture made during class.
August 19, 2017 from 11am-2pm