Introduction to Herbal Medicine Making
Oct
26
11:00 AM11:00

Introduction to Herbal Medicine Making

Interested in making herbal medicine but don’t know where to start? Love drinking herbal teas but unsure about what a tincture is and how it works? In this introductory workshop you will learn the basics of herbal medicine making from infusions and decoctions to tinctures, syrups, infused honeys and oils. We will make each preparation together and go over the hows and whys of each one. We will talk about plant constituents (the medicinal compounds of plants) and the best methods of extraction for a few common herbs. 

You will go home with the knowledge of how to make herbal medicines comfortably and confidently at home as well as simple recipes to get you started. You will also go home with 2-3 preparations that we make in class.

Cost: $60 (includes materials)

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Herbal Drinks & Delights Workshop
Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Herbal Drinks & Delights Workshop

Cordials, Elixirs, Syrups & Infused Wines

Food and medicine are intimately intertwined and at the intersection of this connection there is a space for pleasure and a bit of indulgence. Many of our herbal medicines can be at once good for our bodies and minds as well as pleasing to eat and drink. In this class we will be diving into herbal medicines in the form of cordials, elixirs, syrups, and infused herbal wines. We will make each preparation and talk about its unique history of use as well as various recipes and ways of incorporating each one into our lives and kitchens. 

This time of year is ripe with festivities and gatherings to share food and medicine with loved ones. These drinks and delights are both medicinal and enjoyable and have been used historically since the early days of folk medicine. You will go home with 2-3 preparations as well as a list of recipes and ideas for coming up with your own! 


*Note: this class will be making primarily alcohol-based preparations (and a few that are non-alcoholic) however these are not meant to be drunk in excess but rather sipped and enjoyed in small quantities as they have been historically intended. These preparations are medicinal in nature.

Cost: $60 (includes materials)

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Handcraft Holiday: Herbal Gift Making
Dec
14
2:00 PM14:00

Handcraft Holiday: Herbal Gift Making

The holidays are a great opportunity to get our creative juices flowing and infuse our own unique magic into the gifts we give to the special ones in our lives. Giving gifts can be overwhelming with the amount of packaging and waste that often accompanies store bought gifts. In this workshop we will be making our own unique gifts that are not only fun and easy but also good for us and good for the planet. While making our herbal products we will talk about the folk traditions of this time of year surrounding the Winter Solstice as well as the folk and medicinal history of the herbs we will be working with.

We will make bath bombs, whipped body butter, lip balm, culinary salts, and more. This is a great workshop for those who are last-minute gift-givers but want to give something thoughtful and from the heart. You will go home with 2-3 products ready to be gifted as well as recipes and variations to inspire your own creativity.

Cost: $60 (includes materials)

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Herbs for Women: Pregnancy & Childbirth
Mar
26
6:30 PM18:30

Herbs for Women: Pregnancy & Childbirth

In this class we will discuss the physiology of pregnancy as well as talk about herbal strategies that are safe and supportive for pregnant folks. This is a great class for anyone interested in pregnancy, for those who are pregnant or wish to be someday, and also for those who are interested in supporting people throughout the spectrum of pregnancy. Tickets are available at the Ohlone Herbal Center’s website, here

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Herbs for Women: Pregnancy & Childbirth
Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

Herbs for Women: Pregnancy & Childbirth

In this class we will discuss the physiology of pregnancy as well as talk about herbal strategies that are safe and supportive for pregnant folks. This is a great class for anyone interested in pregnancy, for those who are pregnant or wish to be someday, and also for those who are interested in supporting people throughout the spectrum of pregnancy. Tickets are available at the Ohlone Herbal Center’s website, here

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Copy of Handmade Holiday from the Heart: Herbal Gift Making
Dec
18
6:30 PM18:30

Copy of Handmade Holiday from the Heart: Herbal Gift Making

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Give the gift of herbal holiday magic this year. Learn how to create unique and luscious herbal gifts for the special ones in your life, including yourself! In this class, you will learn how to make bath bombs and bath salts, a rich and soothing body cream, a healing salve and lip balm, and more. You will go home with 2–3 products as well as recipes for other homemade gifts. This is the perfect class if you are a last-minute gift giver but want to give something thoughtful and from the heart.

Cost: $50.00 plus $10 materials fee.

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Handmade Holiday from the Heart: Herbal Gift Making
Dec
17
6:30 PM18:30

Handmade Holiday from the Heart: Herbal Gift Making

Monday, December 17th, 2018 – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Give the gift of herbal holiday magic this year. Learn how to create unique and luscious herbal gifts for the special ones in your life, including yourself! In this class, you will learn how to make bath bombs and bath salts, a rich and soothing body cream, a healing salve and lip balm, and more. You will go home with 2–3 products as well as recipes for other homemade gifts. This is the perfect class if you are a last-minute gift giver but want to give something thoughtful and from the heart.

Cost: $50.00 plus $10 materials fee.

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Nourish & Grow: Preconception, Pregnancy, & Postpartum Thrival
Nov
3
12:00 PM12:00

Nourish & Grow: Preconception, Pregnancy, & Postpartum Thrival

Preconception- November 3, 2018

Support and information for those interested in preparing their bodies, or supporting others in preparing their bodies, for pregnancy and trying to conceive. In this class we will cover supporting the body's transition off of hormonal birth control, replenishing micronutrients, regulating hormones, creating an optimum environment for a healthy pregnancy and baby, and building a healthcare team for when the time is right. 

Pregnancy- November 10, 2018

Pregnancy is a time filled with significant change and growth, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. In this class, we will look at pregnancy from a holistic lens and share ways a person can take care of themselves, their clients, and/or their loved ones during this time. We will discuss herbs that are supportive for a variety of conditions that may arise during pregnancy, as well as nutritional and lifestyle suggestions for a more comfortable and healthful pregnancy and birth.

Postpartum- November 17, 2018

From the stress of getting pregnant to preparing for birth, oftentimes we are the least prepared for the postpartum period. In this class, we will discuss how to be set up for the best postpartum period where one feels supported and nourished both physically and emotionally. We'll touch on immediate postpartum healing, setting healthy boundaries as a new parent, breastfeeding & milk supply, meal planning, infant care and sleep routines, and much more. 

Single class is $45, or $120 for the whole series.
Tickets available through The Well.

About Us:

Whitney Anne Staeb is a full spectrum doula and clinical herbalist. She is a faculty member at the Ohlone Herbal Center where she offers classes on reproductive health and herbal medicine making.

Paige Green is a full spectrum doula and reproductive health educator. She supports people through all stages of reproduction and is currently a student pursuing Nurse-Midwifery. You can find out more about her work here.

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Herbs for Pregnancy & Childbirth
Jul
31
6:30 PM18:30

Herbs for Pregnancy & Childbirth

This class is part 3 of a four-part series on female bodied health from puberty through menopause. In part 3, we will focus our discussion on the physiology of pregnancy and childbirth, highlighting nutritional and herbal support for the physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation that is part of the process of pregnancy. This class series is taught twice a year, with this one being held at Roger's Ranch in Pleasant Hill. 

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