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Held at Our Berkeley Campus

Address: 1250 Addison Street, #113, Berkeley, CA

Open House

– Meet Our Faculty

Sunday August 11th 6-7:30

Are you interested in attending classes or doing the certification programs here at the Ohlone Herbal Center? Come learn about us, what we do, and what opportunities await. Both our staff and students will be here to share their experience and answer any questions you may have. There will be a short presentation from our founder and a subsequent Q & A session. Herbal libations and treats will be provided! We hope to see you there!

Please email info@ohlonecenter.org to RSVP

 

Held at Our Pleasant Hill Campus

Address: Rodgers Ranch, 315 Cortsen Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Courting the Muse: Herbal Wisdom & Practical Magic for the Summertime

– Taught by Clinical Herbalist Alexandra Hudson 

Tuesday, July 9th, 16th & 30th, and August 6th & 13th, 2019 — 6:00 to 9:00 pm

In these wild times in which our climate is in such swift evolution, we community herbalists rise as allies for our people to connect with ancient ways of earthly healing. We join to share and develop practical, meaningful, longevity-oriented relationship with all aspects of our life and ask: What does it look like to live in deeply beautiful relationship with ourselves, each other, and the Earth? In the seasonally-informed series Courting the Muse, we feed the wild cultures of our bodies, minds, and souls as we develop our toolkits to nourish ourselves and our Mother Earth.

Each season is comprised of five weeks of classes, during which time we will dive deep into wild fermentation techniques, enlivening body-care, herbal medicine-based arts and crafts, plant communication and courtship, and Earth-tending practices. Students will develop a deep sense of grounding and belonging as we explore many epically meaningful processes to live in ecstatic harmonious relationship with the earth and each other in these times.

Cost: $300.00

Item Name:
Summertime Muse - Pleasant Hill
300 USD

Held at Our Berkeley Campus

Address: 1250 Addison Street, #113, Berkeley, CA

An Introduction to Herbalism

– taught by Ashley Campos

Thursdays, July 11th, 18th, 25th and August 1st— 6:30 – 9:30 pm; Herb walk Sunday, July 27th — 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

This 4-part class is 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 number of herbal products, including herbal extracts, salves, lotions, syrups and teas. This class includes an herb walk to a local natural area.

Cost for the series: $450.00 (Includes all materials)

Item Name:
July Intro to Herbs
450 USD

Held at Our Berkeley Campus

Address: 1250 Addison Street, #113, Berkeley, CA

Sexual Healing to Take Back Your Life Workshop

– Taught by Antoinette Yarrow

Sunday, July 21st, 2019 — 3:00 to 6:00 pm

Sisters, with the #MeToo movement on the rise, you may be one of the 1 out of 6 women who have experienced sexual trauma. From my own personal experience, I know that this kind of harm doesn’t just affect your sexual self, but it also affects your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies, and can even lead to post-traumatic stress disorder. The good news is that once you start to heal your sexual trauma, you can claim your life back and find your power. As an added bonus, you will get to experience your body and pleasure in ways that you haven’t before.

  • In this workshop, you’ll learn the process that you will use to heal your sexual trauma and take back your power.
  • You’ll also learn which herbs can help deal with anxiety, depression, reproductive issues, sexual empowerment, and finding healthy boundaries, so you can bring your life back into full balance and juiciness.
  • Last, participate in an empowering ritual where you will start to take back your life.

 

Antoinette specializes in helping women find health, happiness, and empowerment in their lives through herbal medicine, body-based practices, and ancient wisdom. She supports women and couples who want to manifest a healthy baby by increasing their fertility success. She guides women in healing their sexual trauma so that they can experience their power and find pleasure in their bodies. Lastly, she is an herbalist with a focus on women’s health — from anxiety to reproductive and hormonal balancing, she is here to support you.

antoinetteyarrrow.com

Cost: $70.00

Item Name:
Sexual Healing
70 USD

Held at Our Pleasant Hill Campus

Address: Rodgers Ranch, 315 Cortsen Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Herb of the Month Club

– Led by Camille Williams-Dunn

Tuesday, July 23th, August 20th 2019 — 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Join us as we take a deep dive into one herb every month. Together, we will explore the energetics, folklore, traditional medicinal applications, and various preparations of each herb. Spending time getting to know our plant allies closely helps to deepen our connection with them and helps us to be more receptive to the gifts they have to share with us. Students will leave feeling more familiar with the chosen herb for each month and be ready to incorporate it into their daily lives.

Herbs of the Month:

July- Lavender

August- Damiana

Cost: $30.00 per class

Item Name:
July Herb Club
30 USD
Item Name:
August Herb Club
30 USD

Held at Our Pleasant Hill Campus

Address: Rodgers Ranch, 315 Cortsen Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Track Your Cycle, Change Your Life

– Taught by Veronica Ricksen

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 — 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Just as there are four seasons in a year, women experience four “seasons,” or menstrual phases — menstruation, pre-ovulation, ovulation, pre-menstruation — over the course of a menstrual cycle. The menstrual phases are brought on by changing levels of hormones and each phase gives women access to different strengths and abilities. We’ll discuss how our “inner seasons” affect us physically, emotionally and mentally, and how to use this knowledge as a tool to optimize and plan our personal and professional lives. We’ll also cover menstrual cycle and fertility charting for cycle awareness, pregnancy achievement or avoidance, and herbal remedies for a healthy cycle. You’ll receive your copy of the “Menstrual Calendar Journal: Track Your Cycle, Change your Life” during class (see www.kapu.community).

*This class is intended for women who are not on hormonal birth control or who are considering stopping hormonal birth control.

Cost: $80.00

Item Name:
Track Your Cycle
80 USD

Held at Joaquin Miller Park

Address: Joaquin Miller Park, meet in the parking lot of the Joaquin Miller Community Center, 3594 Sanborn Drive, Oakland, 94602

Herb Walk (Joaquin Miller Park)

– Led by Luke Zimmerman

Sunday, July 28th, 2019 — 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

The hills of the East Bay are filled with medicinal plants that we can work with to support the health of ourselves and our communities. Join us on a walk through Joaquin Miller Park, as we identify our local herbal allies and learn about their medicinal uses for healing the mind, body and spirit. Please bring comfortable shoes, a hat, a snack, water, a pen and paper (optional), and a friend!

Cost: $25.00

Item Name:
Joaquin Miller Herb Walk
25 USD

Held at Our Berkeley campus

Address: 1250 Addison Street, #113, Berkeley, CA

An Introduction to Herbalism

– taught by Ashley Campos

Thursdays, August 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th; Herb walk Sunday, August 25th — 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

This 4-part class is 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 number of herbal products, including herbal extracts, salves, lotions, syrups and teas. This class includes an herb walk to a local natural area.

Cost for the series: $450.00 (Includes all materials)

Item Name:
August Intro to Herbs
450 USD

Held at Our Pleasant Hill Campus

Address: Rodgers Ranch, 315 Cortsen Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Wild Fermented Libations

– Taught by Carisa Rose Hayes & Luke Zimmerman

Tuesday, August 20th & September 17, 2019 — 6:30 to 9:00 pm

As the fertile radiant Summer landscape erupts in colors and sweetness, nature provides flavors to ignite the taste buds, enliven the spirits, and awaken us to the brilliance of the season. Join herbalist-chefs Carissa Rose and Luke Zimmerman in a 2-part series in which we dive into the mystery and allure of wild fermented beverages as we learn to capture the wild flavors and yeasts to take fermented homebrews to the next level. We will cover the history and lore of fermented beverages, learn step-by-step processes to brewing wild beers, wines, meads and sodas, and explore the potency of fermentation and ways to incorporate ritualistic components to enliven your brew with the help of unseen forces. We will taste a variety of samples to inspire your future endeavors, and you will walk away with two of your own libations to ferment at home.

Cost: $80.00 + $35 materials fee

Item Name:
Fermented Libations - PH
115 USD

Held at Our Berkeley campus

Address: 1250 Addison Street, #113, Berkeley, CA

Ortho-Bionomy Course

– taught by Luann Overmyer, Advanced Ortho-Bionomy Instructor

Saturday, August 24th & Sunday August 25th, 2019 — 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

This course is an ortho-bionomy approach to Chapman’s neurolymphatic reflexes and the pelvic thyroid syndrome.  In this class, you will learn to:

  • Locate & Release Reflex Points for the various organs & glands
  • Identify reflexes for allergies, gastro-intestinal issues, & arm pain
  • Recognize the signs of the Pelvic Thyroid Syndrome
  • Address Pelvic and Lymphatic issues with Ortho-Bionomy techniques
  • Specific techniques for bringing balance to the uterus and sacrum

 

Please bring colored pencils with you to class.

In the early 1900’s Osteopath Frank Chapman identified nerve reflexes that could be used to assess and treat lymphatic blockage and inflammation of tissue. After his death, his work was compiled, published, and further interpreted by Dr. Charles Owens. Dr. Owens presented the pelvic thyroid syndrome, recognizing the importance of the imbalance of the sacra-iliac joint “as probably the most potent predisposingfactor in bodily ills.”

This class offers an increased perspective into the relationship of structure to lymph, viscera, nervous system, and soft tissue. It emphasizes the benefits of using these neuro-lymphatic reflexeses for lymphatic drainage and organ balance as well as their influence on the endocrine system and emotional balance.

Ortho-Bionomy is a gentle, effective bodywork modality designed to bring about the body’s own natural resolution to muscle spasm, structural and joint pain, restricted movement and accumulated emotional and physical stress.

Luann Overmyer has over 40 years of experience in the practice and teaching of
Ortho-Bionomy. She has trained and taught extensively in the field of body awareness, structural balance and wellbeing throughout the US and Australia and other countries throughout the world. Luann is the author of the book Ortho-Bionomy: A Path to Self-Care now available in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Taiwanese editions. She is an outstanding teacher with an incredible depth of knowledge and experience. Her classes are engaging, informative, tremendously practical and really a lot of fun. You will leave with techniques and skills that you can use immediately in your practice.

Cost: $385.00
Contact STARWOODWARD@MAC.COM 510.882.3909.
There is a $50 discount if you register and pay in full by July 26.
$25 off if you can bring a massage table.
No prerequisites.

Held at Our Berkeley campus

Address: 1250 Addison Street, #113, Berkeley, CA

Exploring the Borderlands with Flower Essences

– taught by Clinical Herbalist Amanda Narin

Monday, August 26th and September 16th, 2019 — 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Many associate flowers exclusively with their role in bringing beauty to the physical world, while ignoring their connection to other realms, such as the realms of nature, the fae, and that of the human emotional body.   The bridge connecting these worlds is an in-between space – borderlands that have different energetic terrain.  This class suggests tools to help experience these borderland spaces more fully and purposefully, so they can have a positive effect on one’s life.  In this class we learn how flower essences can be our tour guides as we journey these in-between spaces.

Flower essences live in at least two realms – that of the flower spirit and that of the physical flower. They have a built-in knowing of how to traverse the space between realms. Essences are agents of Light, and they can also guide people through the shadowlands of their being – with the overall goal of leading people to realized states of wholeness, expansion and Love.  All they ask is that you show up with a willingness to discover new spaces of being in these borderland realms.  To start the exploration, a flower essence will be given at the end of the first class to work with in the 21 days between meetings. These classes are geared towards those who have an interest in the space between flower essences and metaphysics.

Cost: $120.00 + $5 materials fee
Item Name:
Exploring the Borderlands
125 USD

Held at Our Pleasant Hill Campus

Address: Rodgers Ranch, 315 Cortsen Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Botanical Beauty

– Taught by Genna Verderame

Tuesday, August 27th, September 3rd & September 10th 2019 — 6:00 to 9:00 pm

This three-part herbal beauty series weaves together plants, science, magic and love in a knowledgeable, holistic fashion. We will be creating botanical beauty products using all natural materials. We will focus on connecting deeply to the power that is nourishment, while simultaneously adorning ourselves with gentle self care. Each student will leave this class with herbal beauty products to take home, as well as the tools they’ll need to formulate their own potent medicines in the future.

What You’ll Make: Herbal Steams, Cleansing Exfoliants, Nourishing Toners, Hydrating Lotions, Hair & Scalp Serums, Seaweed Bath Soaks, Restorative Body Oils, Luscious Lip Balms.

What You’ll Learn: How to make all-natural beauty products intertwined with magic, How to form relationship with your skin by identifying what it needs, and How to incorporate botanical healing modalities into your daily routine.

Cost for the series: $180.00

Item Name:
Botanical Beauty
180 USD

Held at Our Berkeley campus

Address: 1250 Addison Street, #113, Berkeley, CA

Falltime Kitchen Alchemy

– taught by Clinical Herbalist Alexandra Hudson

Sunday, September 8th, 2019 — 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Since antiquity people have cooked with medicinal herbs to help their bodies run at an optimal level and be immune to the diseases of the time. This seasonally-based series will focus on herbs that can help bodies tonify, adapt, and feel deeply nourished throughout the year.
We will develop culinary skills to nourish self, friends, and family as we explore basic extraction techniques and methods of incorporating medicinal herbs into our daily foods. Recipes explored will appeal to children, adults wishing to perform at their best, and discerning foodies ready to elevate the flavors and medicinal potency of their kitchen game.
The class is heavy on the learning-by-doing. Students will walk away with liquid-infusions in the process, a few samplers of the food items we make in class, and a solid launch point from which to continue the exploration of integrating with the seasons via food and herbal medicine.
Cost: $65.00 + $10 materials fee
Item Name:
Falltime Kitchen Alchemy
75 USD

Held at Our Berkeley Campus

Address: 1250 Addison Street, #113, Berkeley, CA

Spiritual Healing: Opening the Gateway to Healing

– Taught by Hmong Shaman

Saturday, September 14th & Sunday, September 15th, 2019 — 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience the world of the Hmong Shaman from Laos. The Indigenous and Ancestral Wisdom Conference brings you this program.

September 14th – You will gain understanding of how these ancient healing practices are still relevant today and experience a healing ceremony.

September 15th – We will honor Dr Stanley Krippner and other guests in a program on Spiritual Healing.

Cost: $120.00 for one day, $200 for both days

Partial scholarships available for students. Apply at shamanismconference.org

Item Name:
Hmong ONE day - Saturday, 9/14
120 USD
Item Name:
Hmong ONE day - Sunday, 9/15
120 USD
Item Name:
Hmong BOTH days - 9/14 & 9/15
200 USD

Held at Our Berkeley Campus

Address: 1250 Addison Street, #113, Berkeley, CA

Courting the Muse: Herbal Wisdom & Practical Magic for the Falltime

– Taught by Clinical Herbalist Alexandra Hudson 

Monday, September 23rd & 30th, and October 7th, 14th, and 21st, 2019 — 6:30 to 9:30 pm

In these wild times in which our climate is in such swift evolution, we community herbalists rise as allies for our people to connect with ancient ways of earthly healing. We join to share and develop practical, meaningful, longevity-oriented relationship with all aspects of our life and ask: What does it look like to live in deeply beautiful relationship with ourselves, each other, and the Earth? In the seasonally-informed series Courting the Muse, we feed the wild cultures of our bodies, minds, and souls as we develop our toolkits to nourish ourselves and our Mother Earth.

Each season is comprised of five weeks of classes, during which time we will dive deep into wild fermentation techniques, enlivening body-care, herbal medicine-based arts and crafts, plant communication and courtship, and Earth-tending practices. Students will develop a deep sense of grounding and belonging as we explore many epically meaningful processes to live in ecstatic harmonious relationship with the earth and each other in these times.

Cost: $350.00

Item Name:
Falltime Muse - Berkeley
350 USD

Held at Our Pleasant Hill Campus

Address: Rodgers Ranch, 315 Cortsen Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Courting the Muse: Herbal Wisdom & Practical Magic for the Falltime

– Taught by Clinical Herbalist Alexandra Hudson 

Tuesday, September 24th, and October 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd, 2019 — 6:00 to 9:00 pm

In these wild times in which our climate is in such swift evolution, we community herbalists rise as allies for our people to connect with ancient ways of earthly healing. We join to share and develop practical, meaningful, longevity-oriented relationship with all aspects of our life and ask: What does it look like to live in deeply beautiful relationship with ourselves, each other, and the Earth? In the seasonally-informed series Courting the Muse, we feed the wild cultures of our bodies, minds, and souls as we develop our toolkits to nourish ourselves and our Mother Earth.

Each season is comprised of five weeks of classes, during which time we will dive deep into wild fermentation techniques, enlivening body-care, herbal medicine-based arts and crafts, plant communication and courtship, and Earth-tending practices. Students will develop a deep sense of grounding and belonging as we explore many epically meaningful processes to live in ecstatic harmonious relationship with the earth and each other in these times.

Cost: $300.00

Item Name:
Falltime Muse - Pleasant Hill
300 USD

Held at Our Berkeley campus

Address: 1250 Addison Street, #113, Berkeley, CA

Herbs for Colds and Flu

– taught by staff

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 — 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 care, natural and effective immune system support, the stages 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
Item Name:
Colds and Flu
25 USD

Held at Our Pleasant Hill Campus

Address: Rodgers Ranch, 315 Cortsen Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Halloween Magic

– Taught by Lori Volberg-Santos

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 — 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Time to grab your Witches hat and come with me to journey into the magical realm of Halloween.  It’s the time of year when the veil that separates the world of the living from the world of the dead grows most thin.  So let’s stir the cauldron and delve deeper into the Folklore and learn the magical uses of herbs. Conjure up some divinations and tasty recipes.  

Herbs and bags will be provided to make your own charm bags.

Witches apple cider brew will be available and Witches Hat, optional!

Cost: $45.00

Item Name:
Halloween Magic
45 USD
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1250 Addison St. #113
Berkeley, CA 94702

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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