The Skin and Lymphatic Systems
Last but not least, we’ll focus on the Skin and Lymphatic systems. We seem to forget that our skin is our largest organ and often needs tending! It protects us from hot & cold, chemicals, light and micro-organisms so let’s treat it well. Classic Diaphoretic & Lymphatic herbs to assist in elimination include Red Clover, Calendula, Yellow Dock & Burdock. We’ll also look at blends for psoriasis, eczema, burns and wounds.
Saturday, December 3rd:
9 am-12:30 pm: You’ll continue your exploration of Ayurveda and the dosha of Vata in an overview of skin herbs such as Calendula, Flax, Marshmallow and well as specific oils for nurturing the skin.
1:30-5 pm: This afternoon, you’ll be introduced the skin physiology and common conditions affecting the skin such as psoriasis and eczema. Finally you’ll look at herbal actions specific for skin care and an overview of herbs and protocols for those conditions.
Sunday, December 4th:
9 am-12:30 pm: This morning you’ll be treated to a holiday herbal preparation class. You’ll look at herbs specific as emollients and make preps for dry skin, acne and just to feel soft as well!
1:30-5 pm: Finally, we’ll finish off this Air Module by looking at specific remedies for children. We’ll look at common conditions such as colic, teething, colds and fevers and figure out ways to make herbs taste good enough so that kids want to take them!
Class is 9am-5pm on December 3rd & 4th.
Join us for a single day or the whole weekend!
The Foundations of Herbalism
This year our Professional Herbalism Classes through the Mid-Atlantic School of Herbalism at Smile are following a new format. They can be taken as a continuous year-long course leading on to the second year of the Professional Herbalism course or taken separately as a one day or weekend course for Continuing Education credit (AHG) or simply for interest’s sake.
The Professional Herbalist Program runs over the course of two and a half years (2½). At completion of the first year, students receive a Foundations of Herbalism Certificate. At completion of the second year, students received a Certificate of Advanced Herbal Studies. For those that are interested in clinical practice, there is also a 6 month clinical component. If all stages are completed, students receive a Diploma of Clinical Therapeutic Herbalism.
The course is in executive format consisting of 1 weekend a month over a period of 9 months (contained in 3 modules of 3 months each). Students can begin the course at the beginning of any of the modules as they are all self-contained. Study between classes is required.
Each of the 3 modules is $699 for a total of $ 2097.00 for each entire year. The clinical component is 2 modules of 3 months for a total of 6 months and is $800 per module. Any class payments can be paid in installments, if desired.
We begin this module with an introduction to Ayurvedic philosophy and the dosha of Air or Vata and look at herbs to balance the air element. A herb walk around the garden will be included to acquaint you why respiratory herbs growing in the garden.
1:30-5 pm: The afternoon with open with an introduction to the Western Herbal philosophy of the Respiratory System, the concept of humors and herbal energetics. We’ll follow up with some basic respiratory physiology and conditions then talk about specific herbal actions and remedies for coughs and asthma.