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Botanical Beauty – A 3-Part Series

Mondays, May 15th, 22nd, and 29th – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Francisca Santibanez, teacher

Cost: $200.00 + $30.00 material fee

Learn about the benefits of using all-natural organic ingredients on your body and how to use these to make your own herbal skin care and beauty products. This course will offer an introduction to creating our own botanical beauty products at home. Learn to identify skin types and which ingredients to use on each. We will delve into the process of making a range of beauty products including creams, facial masks, sprays, toners, scrubs, and salts in order to create a relaxing spa experience with our homemade products.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. Cancellations more than 7 days before the event are refunded minus a $15 administration fee.
  2. Cancellations 2 to 7 days before an event are refunded at 50%.
  3. Cancellations within 48 hours are non-refundable.
  4. Ohlone Herbal Center requires an 8-student minimum to hold any class. If a course must be cancelled, a full refund will be given.
Item Name:
Botanical Beauty
230 USD

Parenting Wizardry: Herbal Tools for Household Peace, Love, and Happy Children

Wednesday, May 17th – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Francisca Santibanez, teacher

Cost: $60.00

Not only does it take a village to raise a child, it also takes some pure magic at times when trying to maintain harmony in a chaotic home. The good news is that nature has provided us with amazing allies in the form of plants to help us seize the day. Yay!! In this class, each participant will learn about a variety of herbs that will help you and your family feel more at ease, focused and loving. This will be a hands-on class where we’ll be making some potions for keeping your household rooted in peace and sweet connection.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. Cancellations more than 7 days before the event are refunded minus a $15 administration fee.
  2. Cancellations 2 to 7 days before an event are refunded at 50%.
  3. Cancellations within 48 hours are non-refundable.
  4. Ohlone Herbal Center requires an 8-student minimum to hold any class. If a course must be cancelled, a full refund will be given.
Item Name:
Parenting Wizardry
60 USD

The Wisdom of Tobacco Medicine: The Nature of Right Relationships

Thursday, June 22nd – Time TBD

Francisca Santibanez, teacher

Cost: TBD

In this class, we will be exploring the nature of a healthy relationship and the fundamental ideals that are critical in maintaining an embodied willful relationship. Incorporating the sacred plant of Tobacco as a potent plant teacher can offer us much in learning about listening, respect, attachment, consent, praise, healthy boundaries, gratitude, and sacred reciprocity. All these will be discussed as functional tools for sustaining a fruitful reciprocal connection with Tobacco and beyond with all your relationships.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. Cancellations more than 7 days before the event are refunded minus a $15 administration fee.
  2. Cancellations 2 to 7 days before an event are refunded at 50%.
  3. Cancellations within 48 hours are non-refundable.
  4. Ohlone Herbal Center requires an 8-student minimum to hold any class. If a course must be cancelled, a full refund will be given.
Item Name:
Wisdom of Tobacco
60 USD

Sacred Courtship With Plants – A 3-Part Series

Fridays, July 21st, 28th and August 4th – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Francisca Santibanez, teacher

Cost: $200.00

There is mystery and enchantment in the way that the relationship between plants and humans has evolved. For many generations, much attention and listening was given to our beloved plant allies as our ancestors cultivated a relationship with them. Our ancestors learned from these medicine teachers and healers and came to understand their effect on humans for ailments of the body and soul.

In the Amazon, our largest apothecary and home to some of the most dedicated and ancient stewards of the earth, the practice of plant dieting and courtship is still alive and present in many traditions in the area.

In this series, we will be introducing some different methods of communing with the spirit of a chosen plant and inviting it to share with us its wisdom and medicine made available to each of us. We will also learn how to incorporate these practices as part of our daily protocol to connect with our source and our true nature.

This will be an interactive and hands-on workshop.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. Cancellations more than 7 days before the event are refunded minus a $15 administration fee.
  2. Cancellations 2 to 7 days before an event are refunded at 50%.
  3. Cancellations within 48 hours are non-refundable.
  4. Ohlone Herbal Center requires an 8-student minimum to hold any class. If a course must be cancelled, a full refund will be given.
Item Name:
Sacred Courtship With Plants
200 USD

Introduction to Herbalism – A 4-Part Series + Herb Walk

Session 1: Thursdays, July 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm; Sunday, July 23rd – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the field

Session 2: Wednesdays, August 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm; Sunday, August 20th – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the field

Taught by core faculty

Cost: $485.00 for either session

A class for the beginner who wants to bring herbs into their everyday life. We will explore the many facets of herbs and herbal medicine. Class will cover basic human physiology and common herbal remedies for each body system. Students will learn to prepare a variety of medicinal products including herbal extracts, salves, lotions, syrups, and teas. This class includes an herb walk to a local natural area.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. Cancellations more than 7 days before the event are refunded minus a $15 administration fee.
  2. Cancellations 2 to 7 days before an event are refunded at 50%.
  3. Cancellations within 48 hours are non-refundable.
  4. Ohlone Herbal Center requires an 8-student minimum to hold any class. If a course must be cancelled, a full refund will be given.
Item Name:
Introduction to Herbalism - Session 1
485 USD
Item Name:
Introduction to Herbalism - Session 2
485 USD

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Ohlone Herbal Center
1250 Addison St. #113
Berkeley, CA 94702