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Wellness Sanctuary: Reconnecting with the Nature of Healing Through Herbal Rituals

with Francisca Santibanez

A 10-part series occurring once a month on Fridays – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (see dates below)

When given the opportunity and appropriate support, our bodies respond with ease to re-establish its natural state of health and wholeness. Dedicating to a practice of self-care that nourishes and heals the body, heart, mind, and spirit may be the most empowering, enriching and loving action you can do for yourself and those around you. In this series, we will dedicate each evening to diving into and explore a different practice or ritual to support our healing journeys to whole wellness.

September 22nd: Tea Ceremony

October 20th: Altar Making

November 17th: Food Rituals

December 15th: Tending to the Domestic Temple

January 19th: Sacred Bathing and Anointing

February 9th: Love Offerings

March 17th: Cleansing

April 13th: Women’s Rituals

May 11th: Gardening to Health

June 15th: Dream Circle

Cost: $50.00 per class

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Wellness Sanctuary: Altar Making
50 USD

Ceremony of Life: Cultivating Sacred Practice and Integration with Plant Teachers

A 3-part Series with Francisca Santibanez

Tuesdays, October 17th, 24th and 31st – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

When we acknowledge and honor plants as sentient and spiritual beings, there’s an invitation to hold our own lives in a sacred manner. Honoring the wisdom of our beings and our lineage, which resonates and connects with the wisdom of the plants, sets the container for deep spiritual work and celebration of this miraculous experience of living. By cultivating this relationship through practice, we can deepen intimacy with ourselves, integrating mind, body, and soul through awakened perception and presence. In this workshop, we will explore how to create an embodied practice of holding plants as teachers and guides for our sacred paths.

Cost: $225.00

Save $25.00 if you register before October 7th! 

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Ceremony of Life
200 USD

Sacred Plant Courtship

A 3-part Series with Francisca Santibanez

Mondays, November 6th, 13th, and 20th – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

There is mystery and enchantment in the way that relationship between plants and humans have evolved. For many generations, much attention and listening was given to our beloved plant allies as our ancestors cultivated a relationship with plants where they could learn from them and learn their effect on us as medicine teachers and healers 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 3-part class series, we will be introducing some different methods of communing and inviting the spirit of a chosen plant to share with us their wisdom and medicine uniquely available to each of us. We will also learn how to incorporate these practices as part of your daily protocol to connect with source and our true nature.

This will be an interactive and hands-on workshop.

Cost: $225.00 + $20.00 materials fee

Save $25.00 if you register before October 30th! 

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Sacred Plant Courtship
220 USD

Herbs for Colds and Flu

– taught by Ohlone Center Staff

Tuesday, November 7th – 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Learn how to care for yourself and loved ones with herbs during the cold season. We will discuss preventative health care, natural and effective immune system support, therapies for common seasonal illnesses, and how to prepare your own home remedies for your family, friends, and community. Come drink warm tea, make some medicine with us, and prepare for a naturally healthy cold and flu season.

Cost: $25.00

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Herbs for Colds and Flu
25 USD

The Wisdom of Tobacco Medicine: The Nature of Right Relationship

Friday, December 1st – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

In this class, we will be exploring the nature of healthy relationship and how fundamental key ideals are critical in maintaining an embodied willful relationship with the sacred plant of Tobacco. This 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.

 

Cost: $80.00

Save $10.00 if you register before November 20th! 

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Wisdom of Tobacco
70 USD

Dr. William Morris

Diagnostic Mentorship

This single mentorship course is broken into two 5-day sessions. The first session is offered at a retreat site in Petaluma, CA. The second takes place at the Ohlone Herbal Center in Berkeley, CA. Students will need to secure housing for the second portion of this course.

Session 1:

Thursday, January 18th through Monday, January 22nd, 2018. This is a retreat offered in Petaluma, CA. Housing and food will be provided.

Session 2:

Thursday, April 5th through Monday, April 9th, 2018; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. This portion of the course is offered a the Ohlone Herbal Center in Berkeley, CA. Housing and food are not provided.

Cost: $2500.00

Deposit due by 12/15/2017. Deposits are non-refundable. Full payment due by 1st day of instruction. 

Diagnostic training is essential in devising and evaluating treatment strategies for our clients. In this in-depth mentorship, William Morris brings 35 years-worth of focus on pulse diagnosis to Ohlone Center. As a practitioner, William believes that teaching requires a basis in both theory and practice. In this mentorship, we will gain multiple diagnostic skill for our toolbox, including pulse, tongue, and abdominal diagnosis, as well as astro-diagnosis, and preparation of medicinals.

When we coalesce diagnostic clues with our understanding of pathology, we can use Western herbs with acute skillfulness. The discipline that William employs has roots within the Ding Family lineage, circa 17th century. William has taken the depths of Chinese family and classical traditions and converted them into a Western herbal practice. From this dynamic perspective, we will investigate disease.

  • Conversion of TCM patterns to Western herbal practice
  • Treatment of infectious diseases and stages of health conditions
  • Treatment of cardiovascular conditions
  • Treatment of musculoskeletal conditions
  • Emergent curriculum identified by learners in the program
  • “3 Treasures”
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Full Payment: Mentorship
2500 USD
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Deposit: Mentorship
500 USD
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Balance Minus Deposit: Mentorship
2000 USD

Herbs for Colds and Flu

– taught by Ohlone Center Staff

Tuesday, January 23rd – 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Learn how to care for yourself and loved ones with herbs during the cold season. We will discuss preventative health care, natural and effective immune system support, therapies for common seasonal illnesses, and how to prepare your own home remedies for your family, friends, and community. Come drink warm tea, make some medicine with us, and prepare for a naturally healthy cold and flu season.

Cost: $25.00

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Herbs for Colds and Flu
25 USD

Open House

– Ohlone Center Staff

Tuesday, February 6th – 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Please join us for an evening presentation of our classes and programs. Instructors and current students will discuss their work in the field of Western Herbal Medicine. Come learn about the plants and healers in your own backyard. Tasty treats and teas provided.

Herbs for Women – A 4-part series

– taught by Ohlone Center Staff

Tuesdays, March 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

An intensive class focusing on a woman’s life from puberty through menopause. In different phases of life women are challenged with a variety of discomforts and diseases. Women have unique issues to contend with, from menstrual irregularity to PMS, pregnancy, and childbirth to menopause. In this class, we will explain herbal strategies that can help with each phase of life. We will also make medicine for toning the reproductive system, improving fertility, and dealing with common menstrual and menopausal issues.

Class 1: Menses, PMS, and Women’s Health

Class 2: Pregnancy and Childbirth

Class 3: Reclaiming the Sacred Feminine

Class 4: Menopause and the Wisdom Years

Cost: $220.00 for all, or $70.00 each

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Herbs for Women: All Classes
220 USD
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PMS, Women's Health
70 USD
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Pregnancy and Childbirth
70 USD
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Reclaiming the Sacred Feminine
70 USD
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Menopause and Wisdom
70 USD

Botanical Beauty – A 3-part series

– taught by Francisca Santibanez

Tuesdays, May 1st, 8th, and 15th – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Learn about the benefits of using all-natural ingredients on your body and how to use these ingredients to make you own herbal skin care and beauty products. This 3-part course will offer an introduction to botanical beauty ingredients and how to choose ingredients for skin types, skin first aid, and desired effects. We will dive into processes for making a range of beauty products, including creams, facial masks and sprays, toner, scrubs, bath salts, and a relaxing spa experience with our homemade products.

Cost: $230.00 + $25.00 materials fee

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Botanical Beauty
255 USD

Introduction to Herbalism – A 4-part series

– taught by Ohlone Center Staff

Tuesdays, July 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, + 1 local herb walk (date TBD)

This class is for the beginner who wants to bring herbs into their everyday life. We will explore herbs through many avenues. Students will learn the theories of body systems and actions of herbs and their application to life circumstances. The proper preparation for herbal products will be taught. Students will prepare a number of herbal products including extracts in vinegar, alcohol and glycerin; salves, lotions, syrups, and herbal tea.  Wildcrafting ethics and field Identification of common native medicinal herbs will be emphasized. The class includes an herb walk to local wild areas.

Cost: $485.00

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Introduction to Herbalism 1
485 USD

Introduction to Herbalism – A 4-part series

– taught by Ohlone Center Staff

Tuesdays, August 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, + 1 local herb walk (date TBD)

This class is for the beginner who wants to bring herbs into their everyday life. We will explore herbs through many avenues. Students will learn the theories of body systems and actions of herbs and their application to life circumstances. The proper preparation for herbal products will be taught. Students will prepare a number of herbal products including extracts in vinegar, alcohol and glycerin; salves, lotions, syrups, and herbal tea.  Wildcrafting ethics and field Identification of common native medicinal herbs will be emphasized. The class includes an herb walk to local wild areas.

Cost: $485.00

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Introduction to Herbalism 2
485 USD

Consider Donating

Ohlone Herbal Center is a 501(c)(3) organization, so all donations are tax deductible. Tax ID #14-1975183

If you would like to donate by check or cash, please send an envelope addressed to:

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