Lucinda is a Registered Naturopathic Practitioner and Licensed Massage Therapist that specializes in women’s health and chronic illness management.
She is also certified in Reflexology, Medical Herbalism and Bio-energetic healing. She has been in private practice for ten years and believes in a multi-dimensional approach to healing.
Your Herbal Journey
November 10, 2018
Beginning your Herbal Journey CLass
This class is for those that are interested in herbs or want to take their gardening skills to new levels. With over 5,000 herbal plants and multiple uses for each, starting your journey to understanding herbs can be overwhelming to say the least. This course offers a personal starting point, which allows you to identify which herbs are best suited according to needs and what exactly to do with them. Topics discussed are; identifying your herbal needs, herbal resources, growing and harvesting herbs, making infusions and tinctures and building your herbal medicine cabinet.
IntroductionWelcome and Introductions
- How did society move away from using herbs? And how do we go back?
- The importance of re-establishing a relationship with herbs
- Finding your personal starting point
- Materia Medica/Herbal PDR references
- Popular herbalists/authors & books
- Identifying your herbal needs and finding your “30” (this is a personal list of herbs that are intuitively and rationally chosen based on needs and likes. This is a creative process that provides a starting point for looking up and working with herbs. This process involves asking health/need related questions of attendees and allowing them time to write answers. This gives them a chance to connect with uses of herbs.)
- Buying herbs
- Pros and cons of buying from suppliers
- Supplier lists
- Growing herbs
- Indoor vs. outdoor gardening
- Spaces & containers
- Pesticides & fertilizers
- Plants indigenous to this region
- At-risk plants
- Wild-harvesting herbs
- Proper identifications
- Use of plant guides & apps
- Storing herbs
- Drying and prepping herbs
- Supplies needed – most are already in your kitchen
- Types – oil, vinegar, etc.
- Showing the process of making infusions
- Dosage and uses
- Showing the process of making tinctures
- Dosage and uses
- Ointments, salves & balms
- Types and their differences
- Adding infusions & tinctures to each
- Precautions and alternative ingredients
- Making a tincture or infusion by attendees
building your herbal medicine cabinet
- Recommendations and basic guidelines
- Contents contained within a herbal cabinet
- Importance of labeling
- Storage ideas
- Miscellaneous ideas/1st aid supplies
- Based on individual needs/Identifying those needs
- Includes most of the herbs from your “30” list
- Questions and answer time
- Book lists/recommended reading
**Due to limited availability, payment must be made in advance via this link. No refunds, class date swaps or exchanges will be given. Tickets are transferable to another person, but not for another event, date, or time.
October 18, 2018 6:30-8:30pm
Discover the metaphysical and spiritual uses of common kitchen herbs that will help to stir up some magic in your cooking.
Time: 1 ½ - 2 hours
Saturday, September 15 2018 1-3pm
This class will focus on herbal tinctures, giving a better understanding of how to create and use tinctures. Topics included will be supplies, herbal preparations, weight/volume ratios, storage, and uses of tinctures. Each participant will have the opportunity to create a tincture from a choice of herbs, that will be completed at home.
Time: 2 hours
Saturday, August 18 2018 1-3pm
A beginning in-depth exploration of herbal infusions. Topics discussed will be supplies needed, types of liquids used in infusions, prepping of herbs, storage, and infusion recipes. Each participant will have the opportunity to create an infusion that will be completed at home.
Time : 2 hours