CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

EDUCATION TO INSPIRE AND AWAKEN THE WILDNESS WITHIN

See the list below for upcoming classes and workshops. Check back regularly, and keep an eye on our Facebook page, as there are always new classes being added. 

 

Requests for speaking or classes are always welcome!

   Email Sierra with requests

Other Educational Opportunities:

 * This summer Sierra will be offering intensive herbal classes one full Sunday per month May-Oct. Sign up will begin in February. A limited number of participants will be accepted. The intensives will follow the life cycle and parts of a plant starting with roots and ending with seeds. Class topics will cover things like body energetics, plant relationship building, biochemistry, plant identification, plant preparations, first aid and how to be an effective community or home herbalist. It will be very hands on and definitely involve plant walks.  Participants can sign up for the first three (May-Jul), the second three (Aug-Oct) or all sessions. CLICK HERE FORE MORE INFO

 

* Host an herbal gathering at your home with a group of friends. Choose from a list of class and workshop topics to customize something that fits your space and the interests of the group. 

Available Oct 2019 - May 2020

* Schedule a private herb walk on your own property or get your neighbors together for a look around the land near you to identify useful and medicinal herbs! Currently booking for Spring 2020. 

CURRENT CLASS OFFERINGS

Sat Jan. 18th 1-3pm

Twisted Fish Art Gallery

Elk Rapids

Cost: $40

A class on herbs that can help us get through the winter with a healthy, well-nourished mental and emotional outlook. Many folks have heard of taking St. John's Wort for seasonal depression (which we will talk about), but there are SO many other herbs that can help bring our minds and nervous systems into balance. We will cover simple ways to incorporate these herbs into your daily routines. Participants will have an opportunity to make their own personalized winter tea blend.

Herbs for Mood Elevation

and preventing SAD

Wed Feb. 12th 6-8pm

Nourish Cafe

Cheboygan

Cost: $30

Explore your senses and find new lust for life with aphrodisiac herbs! Aphrodisiacs are mood elevating, life enhancing, energy circulating herbs that help us enjoy the sensual side of life and open our hearts to giving and receiving love. Many of these herbs are tasty and fun to work with,  we will have lots of samples to try! Participants will make their own personalized herbal cacao balls  to take home and enjoy. Bring a friend or make it a date night!

Aphrodisiac Herbs +

Herbal Cacao Balls

Sun Jan. 19th 2-4pm

Nourish Cafe

Cheboygan

Cost: $30

A class on herbs that can help us get through the winter with a healthy, well-nourished mental and emotional outlook. Many folks have heard of taking St. John's Wort for seasonal depression (which we will talk about), but there are SO many other herbs that can help bring our minds and nervous systems into balance. We will cover simple ways to incorporate these herbs into your daily routines. Participants will have an opportunity to make their own personalized winter tea blend.

Herbs for Mood Elevation

and preventing SAD

Date TBA

Grand Traverse Distillery

215 E. Front St. Traverse City, MI 

Are you interested in experimenting with herbal infused liquors but unsure of where to start or how to do it properly? Join us for Herbal Infusions 101 and get the low down on creating your own unique herbal infused liquors safely safely. As herbal infusions regain popularity in the mixology world it's important to know your stuff. It's often said the difference between a remedy and poison is the dose, and to that we would add preparation method, harvesting techniques and amount of common sense utilized are also critical factors. Join two life long plant enthusiasts with a passion for experimentology and fine herbal beverages for an evening of exploration and tastings.

Herbal Infused Liquors 101 at Grand Traverse Distillery

Sat Feb. 8th 3-5pm

Twisted Fish Art Gallery

Elk Rapids

Cost: $40

Explore your senses and find new lust for life with aphrodisiac herbs! Aphrodisiacs are mood elevating, life enhancing, energy circulating herbs that help us enjoy the sensual side of life and open our hearts to giving and receiving love. Many of these herbs are tasty and fun to work with,  we will have lots of samples to try! Participants will make their own personalized herbal cacao balls  to take home and enjoy. Bring a friend or make it a date night!

Aphrodisiac Herbs +

Herbal Cacao Balls

Sun March 8th 2-4pm

Nourish Cafe

Cheboygan

Cost: $30

We all know Turmeric is anti-inflammatory, but does it really work? What's the best way to take it? And what about the other hundreds of herbs that also help ease chronic pain and inflammation? In this class we will dig deep into the many sources of chronic inflammation and explore different herbal approaches to help alleviate pain and promote wellness on a holistic level. We will talk about herbs for nerve pain, sleep, muscular skeletal issues, migraines, what we can do with our diets and much more. Participants will have the opportunity to make their own customized herbal foot/bath soak to take home.

Herbs for Chronic Pain

and Inflammation

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