The body's natural state is that of relaxation! The mind's is that of calmness. Stress is the result of habits that get in the way of being in-touch with our true state of being. Join Sita and Suzanne at the Blue Lotus Temple in Bothell and be prepared to learn lots, have fun and relax.
Gain the skills needed to feel confident knowing when to pick plants at their strongest medicinal and nutritional value and how to process them for effective herbal remedies.
A medicinal herb garden is a meditation practice with herbs, bees, birds, sun, water, and soil combining to create a sanctuary for both plants and people. Join us in the CMHS garden, won't you?
The vibrational medicine of roses is that we are held and comforted in our grieving and injured hearts. When we feel loss, we can wear the rose beads and take in the love and comfort so readily given and so needed.
Needle felting is an age-old method of decorating wool clothing and household items that spans many cultures.
You’ll learn more than you thought possible about amazingly versatile willow and spend the day out in nature in the fresh air harvesting and processing your bounty right on the sandbar next to a peaceful creek.
Whether you are just getting started in the amazing world of herbal medicine or a seasoned herbalist desiring to go deeper in herbal studies with hands-on field work, the Botanical Primer is an excellent opportunity for a deeply rooted exploration of wild plants, with a focus on ethical harvesting practices, constituents and why knowing them is vital to making effective healing remedies, plant energetics, and the positive impacts plants have on our anatomy and physiology!
Hawthorn is considered a primo herb for supporting overall cardiovascular health. We’ll delve into plant constituents to learn the “why and how” hawthorn is working with our anatomy and physiology to improve the health of not only the cardiovascular system, but of the nervous system as well. We will discuss protocols for the use of hawthorn and adjunct therapies to manage anxiety and panic attacks and relieve the effects of stress.
Nettle is bursting with beneficial goodness! The lovely stinging nettle, Urtica dioica, is a micro-nutrient rich green that our bodies recognize as food and medicine. Good nutrition is the crucial foundation for building a healthy body, mind and spirit!
Come celebrate the arrival of Spring in a magical and memorable way! Willow is a powerful symbol of spring, rebirth, and renewal and of hope, resiliency, and strength… It’s time to re-fill our cup from the deep wells of Mother Earth!
Stress less using your body's and mind's naturally inborn ability for building resilient emotional health.
“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” Audrey Hepburn
We don’t have to ingest plants to be healed by them. Those of us who spend time in our gardens know this.
Before we pick our first leaf or flower, we are brought into the exquisite beauty of nature. It’s the peace and quiet that first draws attention. The utter calm that is so pleasing. We begin to notice the sounds of the area: birds calling, bees buzzing, wind rustling leaves and branches. As we brush up against lavender, spearmint, basil, our nose takes in the restorative aromas. The garden heals us by simply being.
“Watching something grow is good for morale. It helps us believe in life.” Myron S. Kaufman
Happiness grows in the garden! Explore what makes a garden, whether it be a plot of land, a window box, container garden, indoor jungle, hugelkultur, and/or straw bale gardening. The possibilities are endless and can be adapted to suit your lifestyle.
Learn how to craft your own all-natural homemade soap with just a few ingredients!
If you have felt nervous in the past about trying to make soap (you tube makes it look scary, right?!), rest assured I will demystify the process and show you how easy it really is. Easy as cake: if you can bake a cake, you can make soap!
You will be ready to start crafting your own just in time for holiday gift giving! Recipes, resources, and sources for supplies will be provided
Sail through the winter healthy and ready to enjoy the season by building your herbal toolbox now! In this make-a-long workshop we will explore strategies that focus on building a strong immune system and being prepared with home-made herbal remedies that can help to prevent or shorten the duration and intensity of a cold or flu!