The conference is held at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Cullowhee is located between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, approximately fifty miles west of Asheville. Close to both the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cullowhee is in an ideal location for anyone with an interest in nature.
Join Clinical Herbalist Erika Galentin, MNIMH, RH (AHG) in an exploration of herbs, nutrients, and essential oils that can be used to safely support a painful menstrual cycle. This workshop will include a brief discussion of the physiology of painful periods and the rhythm of the menstrual cycle so participants can gain a better understanding of what is happening in their bodies. We will also be covering a variety of herbs, each of which we will be tasting as teas and experiencing first hand during the workshop. We will also be experiencing a variety of essential oils that can be used externally.
In this 5 hour workshop you will learn about the anatomy and physiology of aromatic distillation and participate in the process as a community-based ritual journey of self-reflection. Participants are encouraged to bring with them stones, crystals, or personal symbols / items to contribute to the process. Participants are also encouraged to bring a journal for self-reflection while the distillation is taking place.
Join Jade Shutes, BA, Dipl. AT., Cert. Herbalist, and Erika Galentin, MNIMH, RH (AHG) Clinical Herbalist and Aromatherapist for a four-day workshop and retreat exploring the practice of clinical and holistic aromatherapy from a physiology-centered, plant-based perspective.
The Experiential Aromatherapy course is being offered as a four (4) day retreat to be held in the mountains of North Carolina! The course is also available via live-streaming so students can attend from any where in the world!
Join Tara Welty, herbal beer maven, for an immersive exploration of herbal brewing, including hands-on experience of the entire beer-making process. Topics covered include history and lore of herbal brewing, brewing and bottling techniques, sourcing herbs both wild and commercial as well as storing, aging and safety. During the class, we will make and bottle herbal ale as well as partake in extensive herbal beer tasting and sampling!
Interested in using herbs to support your health and wellbeing but don't know where to begin? Our clinical herbalist, Erika Galentin, will be available on the shop floor of The Farmacy Natural and Speciality Foods in Athens, OH for free 10 minute consultations to answer questions about the safe and effective use of herbs and dietary supplements in support of your health and wellbeing. This event is free and open to the public. No purchases necessary.
A 2-part series that delves into the language of traditional Western herbalism and how this language is used to experience, describe, and apply the qualities, actions, and effects of herbs.
Join Erika Galentin, MNIMH, RH (AHG) Clinical Herbalist and Certified Aromatherapist (ITEC) for a four- part webinar series designed to demystify scientific research on essential oils and the practice of Aromatherapy.
Introduction to the language of traditional Western herbalism and how this language is used to experience and describe the qualities, actions, and effects of herbs.
Join herbalist jim mcdonald in a discussion of the herbs and behaviors that will support us through times of stress and strain, whether it be due to acute trauma or just trying to keep up with the unsustainable pace of life that surrounds us. Special attention will be given to differentiating between the herbs that are best used for an immediate short term effect and those that help to nourish and strengthen the body's core vitality over the long haul. The role of the adrenals, the "fight or flight response", and the importance of breathwork and other supportive therapies are also discussed.
Come and join Erika Galentin, clinical herbalist, on a tour of Companion Plants property and medicinal plant greenhouse to learn all about common culinary herbs and how they can be used beyond flavoring food for support of wellness. Learn how to plant, grow, propagate, harvest, and dry these delicious herbs. We will also learn about standard herbal preparations and have tea tastings so you can experience the wonders of the culinary garden first hand! Participants will receive 25% off Companion Plants greenhouse purchases and $10 off herbal consultations with Erika Galentin. Space is limited to 30 participants. Tickets are available at here: EVENTBRITE.