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Herbs for Women – A 4-Part Series

Tuesdays – March 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Cost: $220.00 for the series or $70.00 for individual classes

This series will focus on a woman’s life, from puberty through menopause. In different phases of life, women are challenged with a variety of discomforts and diseases. We have unique issues to contend with, from menstrual irregularities to PMS; pregnancy and childbirth to menopause. In this class, we will go over herbal strategies that can assist a woman in each phase of her life. We will also make medicine for toning the reproductive system, improving fertility, and dealing with common menstrual and menopausal maladies.

March 7th: Menses, PMS, and Women’s Health

March 14th: Pregnancy and Childbirth

March 21st: Menopause

March 28th: Reclaiming the Sacred Feminine: Yoni Rituals for Health, Wholeness, and Connection

In this final class, we will be taken into the realm of the temple of our inner goddess; mother to our creative force. We will explore the direct connection of our wombs to our mother earth and sister moon. We will get to know our closest plant allies that have been present for our grandmothers and many generations of women before them. These beloved herbs help us with creating healthy, loving, and connected relationship with our wombs and creative energy, helping us to tune in and honor our sacred rhythm—our divine pace. Through ritual and practices honoring and celebrating the sacred feminine in us all, we will tenderly hold any wounds, stories, shame, or pain that we have been carrying in relation to our wombs, and will offer them with lover and ritual for healing and transformation.

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Herbs for Women
220 USD
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Menses, PMS, Women's Health
70 USD
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Pregnancy & Childbirth
70 USD
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Reclaiming the Sacred Fem
70 USD

Indigenous Wisdom Lecture Series

Presentations by Leslie Susan

Leslie Susan KawaioniokekaiKaionaokalani Ko, is the Executive Director, of the Holistic Honu Wellness Center, a not for profit dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the Hawaiian cultural through education and healing.  Their primary goal is to provide access and education of traditional Hawaiian culture health practices to Native Hawaiian, and the community at large.  A goal extended in the spirit of lokomaikai/compassion to all community members, regardless of ethnic or national origin, who seek opportunities to restore pono/ balance and harmony in their life, and realign the spirit mind and body to become one.

Lecture 1: Wisdom of the Ancestors: Foundations of Hawaiian Traditional Healing

Friday, March 17th, 2017 – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Cost: Suggested Donation $15.00–$25.00

This short program will discuss the foundations of traditional healing from a Hawaiian perspective utilizing a collection of ??lelo no?eau or wise sayings that illustrate the Hawaiian mindset. Much can be learned by investigating these terms and their meaning, and these simple values can help us, not only in our work as healers, but as citizens of planet earth.

Lecture 2: Wisdom of the Ancestors: Hula as a Healing Art?

Saturday, March 18th, 2017 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Cost: $125.00

This full day program will explore the Hawaiian view of health and how things in life are connected and interrelated. There will be a discussion exploring the correlation between hula and healing by introducing a few of the deity, looking at a couple Hawaiian chants along with their usage, and hands on interaction with one Hawaiian plant, to outline the idea of interconnectedness bringing these ideals forward to today.

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Lecture 2: Hula as a Healing Art?
125 USD

Practices for Spiritual Hygiene With Herbal Allies – A 3-Part Series

Every other Thursday, April 6th, 20th and May 4th – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Francisca Santibanez, teacher

Cost: $200.00

In this 3-part series, we will be sharing different plant allies to aid in the important and effective practice of spiritual cleansing also known as “limpias” (Mesoamerican and Andean Amazonian tradition).

We will create tools for clearing, practice in ritual, and discuss the advantages of incorporating these as part of your day-to-day rituals to cultivate clarity of mind, soul connection, and alignment with your true nature.

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Spiritual Hygiene with Herbal Allies
200 USD

Plant Spirit Talk: An Artful Journey Into Plant Communion – A 3-Part Series

Every other Saturday, April 15th, 29th and May 13th –10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Francisca Santibanez, teacher

Cost: $400.00

Creativity blossoms as we explore and refine our senses to tune into plant frequencies. In this class, we will explore different tools for heightening our receptivity to invite a space of communion with a chosen plant. These dialogues can often unfold in very subtle ways. Through the use of imagination and creativity, we’re able to interpret and express our feelings, insights, and intuitions. This is a hands-on class where we will be working with the mediums of artful journaling, photography, drawing/painting, and mixed media to explore deeper realms of being in oneness with plants. All materials included.

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Plant Spirit Talk
400 USD

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Introduction to Herbalism
485 USD

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