Join us on an Herb Walk to look for early spring medicinal plants. We will return to the Farm Kitchen to make herbal tonics and vinegars, using herbs such as nettle, dandelion and sorrel leaves. We will make these tinctures to support the immune system by using echinacea, along with herbs for the nervous system such as skullcap, valerian and oat straw. Come explore, create and have fun.
Cost is $60 and includes all supplies.
Why are the months post partum so crucial for mothers to practice self care? Traditional Chinese practices combined with ceremony and song will be passed along with specific herbs and recipes to support the new mother’s energy stores and nervous system.
Supportive Practices for the Lungs and Immunity
Late Fall in Chinese Medicine symbolizes a time of letting go and going inward. Proper rest, nutrition and breathing are essential for longevity and immunity. We have been hit hard again with the toxins contained in smoke and it is even more critical to pay attention to our lungs and immune system. We will learn “hands-on” practices to support our lungs while sampling some delicious broth and tea.
Lung and Fire Support Tea
Immune Support Broth
Lung and Stress Tonic Tincture
Learn how to build a Biodynamic Compost Pile and about the value of using the pile by alternating carbon, nitrogen, manure and whatever else we can find. After the pile is complete, we will insert the Biodynamic Preps into the pile to do their work throughout the winter. This is a making class for adults. Immune enhancing teas and edibles will be provided.
Self Care for Teens Part 1 and 2: Circle up for another making class! We will make a breast bless cream and discuss the importance of breast checks and health and the value of castor packs and poke oil. Essential Oil Roll-ons making for stress and sleep.
Moxa and Cupping for Home Use
The NADA protocol: Auricular Acupuncture for Trauma and Addiction.
Come learn and practice making herbal products while gaining a deeper knowledge of the plants. Jennifer Monin and Ronni Sands will share practices for making spring tonics, fermented vegetables, herbal oils and salves. Learn to identify the plants and now which herbs help with each system of the body.
$30-40 sliding scale
To register, email Ronni
Herbal Studies for Adults: An introduction.
Step into the world of culinary and medical plants through research and hands on activities. What herbs are good for which system of the body? How do I get healing herbs into my cooking? How do I become more knowledgable about the medicine in plants. Make fire cider, herbal salt, pesto, broth and tea blends.
Jennifer Monin and Ronni Sands will co teach this class.
In the farm kitchen.
Western Herbs in the Clinic
Jennifer began studying, using and growing western herbs under the guidance of teachers Jane Bothwell and Rosemary Gladstar 23 years ago. In her current integrated practice she blends both western and Chinese herbs into her patients formulas. She will explain why, when and how she uses specific herbs for the TCM practitioner.
Come learn ancient Chinese practices to nurture the new mother. Mother Roasting is a way to support the mother after a baby is born by applying heat to the "Ming Men" area of the lower back which is also know as the Life Gate. Proper rest and nourishing foods and herbs will be discussed to aid the mother on her post birth journey.
- Herbal Bentonite Clay Masks
- Foot Flower Soak
- Salt Scrub
- Herbal Chocolate
- Bliss Balls
- Floral Ice Tea
Mothering Art's Wise Woman Circle invites Acupuncturist Jennifer Monin to share ancient Chinese postpartum support practices.
Jennifer Monin, a specialist in Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture and Yoga will be joining us to share tips and strategies on how to keep our kids and families healthy during cold and flu season.
Jennifer Monin will share ways to support both your preschool aged child and self during this dynamic season of rejuvenation and renewal: Spring. This class will incorporate cleansing foods, herbs, essential oils and movement to support the liver channel.