Upcoming Classes & Events

Chakras for Flower Essence People with Martin Bulgerin
at our BPI office:
Uptown Office Park Bldg, 3249 Hennepin Av. S., Suite 235
Saturday, June 10, 10:00am - 6:00pm
$80 for the entire day

The chakra system is an indispensable tool for understanding and talking about the human subtle energy system (aura). I routinely use the condition of a client’s chakra system as a way to describe their aura and to choose the flower remedies for treating them. We will study in depth the types of experiences common with each of the chakras, flower essences that have a particular affinity with each point (based on my own research) and how to assess the points through observation and pulse testing. This is one of my advanced topics in flower essence work, so some prior experience is recommended.
For more information about classes: BioPscInst.com/bpi/cps.html
Please contact the instructor to register for classes (at least one week in advance) or for further information, bunlion@bitstream.net or 612-872-7998
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The Coast to Coast Herbalists Without Borders Fundraiser
Coast to Coast HWB Workshop Fundraiser
June 17th, 10:00am - 4:00pm, registration 8:30 - 9:30am
Dodge Nature Center, (Shephard Farm in Cottage Grove) Between Inwood and Jamaica Ave S., 8946 70th St S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Events included throughout the day:
+Plant Walk
+Medicine Making
+Healing Circle
+Growing Medicinal Plants
+Standing Rock: Stories from the Medic Tent and What Can We Do Now
Suggested Donation: $5-$50 Sliding Scale, all funds go to building a community Apothecary
Lunch Included
>> herbalistswithoutborders.weebly.com
>> For more infomration: Event Flyer (PDF)
or email Sacha at tcherbalistswithoutborders@gmail.com
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Dr. Bach & the Bach Flower Remedies with Martin Bulgerin
at our BPI office: Uptown Office Park Bldg, 3249 Hennepin Av. S., Suite 235
4 Tuesday evenings, 6:30 to 8:30, starting Jun 20
$35 an evening

Edward Bach introduced his famous kit of Bach Flower Remedies back in the 1930’s, creating the entire field of flower essence therapy in the process. How he came up with the idea in the first place, not to mention how he chose the 38 flowers in his kit and how he used them with patients is a bit of a mystery in our time, as he deliberately destroyed much of that history and changed his mind frequently. The remaining clues paint a brief picture of a sensitive and innovative healer at odds with his time — and ours as well. In 4 evenings, we’ll explore this trail of discovery of these 38 remedies from Impatiens to Sweet Chestnut and try to dig a little deeper into their energies, personality patterns and healing usages. Along the way, we get to cast a critical eye on the way flower essence therapy is pursued and practiced, both in his time and our own. (This is new material I haven’t presented before.)
For more information about classes: BioPscInst.com/bpi/cps.html
Please contact the instructor to register for classes (at least one week in advance) or for further information, bunlion@bitstream.net or 612-872-7998

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Herbal First Aid with Lise Wolff
Tuesday, June 20 or Thursday, July 6
6:30-8:30 pm

Taking care of yourself, your family and friends can be simple. Learn about four miraculous but common plants that cover many first aid situations. The basic precepts of herbal medicine will also be covered. $25
Please register quickly, classes fill up quickly.
>> more information & registration (PDF)
>> herbalistlisewolff.com

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Herbalism with Lise Wolff
Thursday, June 22, 9:00-4:00
University of Minnesota Continuing Education, $140
Sign up today: http://learning.umn.edu

Plants have been the basis for medical treatments through much of human history, and herbalism (or phytotherapy, or botanical medicine) is the study of using plants and plant extracts for therapeutic and medical purposes. One of the earliest systems of medicine known, herbalism remains widely practiced today.

Herbs strengthen the inherent ability of the body to heal itself by providing life-enhancing benefits, including mental clarity, restful sleep, digestive health, increased energy, and resistance to infection. Herbs are not a replacement for pharmaceuticals—they neither suppress nor merely soothe symptoms. Instead, they gently remind the body how to resume proper function, eventually without herbal supplementation.

The nutrition and healing powers of plants may be apparent, but where do you start? In this immersion, a registered herbalist will show you how to identify and use vegetation in your environment for medicinal purposes. (A walk through the Saint Paul campus will help you to identify various plants.) You’ll also learn about various medicine-making techniques, such as drying herbs for teas and the preparation of tinctures, oils, and salves. Throughout the day, there will be presentations, a demonstration of oil and salve making, and a hands-on activity during which you’ll prepare a tincture to take home.

Participants should be prepared to walk and stand a great deal. Tuition includes breakfast and lunch. Itinerary subject to change.

Lise Wolff, MS, University of Wales, has taught herbalism at the University of Minnesota and St. Catherine University. A student of herbalism for 28 years, she is a member of the American Herbalist Guild, the largest professional botanical medicine organization in the US. Wolff focuses on the nutritional and healing powers of the most prolific plants available locally, which she gathers and prepares to supply her apothecary.

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Weekend Intensives with Matt Wood
4 class series in June and July in the Twin Cities
Preregister, class sizes are limited!

We invite you to join us for an incredible herbal journey lead by the beloved teacher Matthew Wood! This summer Matthew will be teaching four weekend intensives in the Twin Cities area, each with its own focus yet relating to and building upon each other. These classes will be profound for both the curious novice and the well versed herbal practitioner. You are welcome no matter what you know or don’t!

This marks the first time in over four years that he has been here for such an in-depth series and says he won’t be back for a while so don’t miss this opportunity!

We created a Facebook group for the class series that has all the class descriptions and information on it: facebook.com/Matthewwoodsummerseries/

4 Class Series:

June 3rd & 4th: The Musculoskeletal System, Chronic Pain and Lyme Disease
Facebook June 3-4 event link: facebook.com/events/116395868903604/

June 24th & 25th: Pulse and Tongue Evaluation
Facebook June 24-25 event link: facebook.com/events/199829227175466/

July 8th & 9th: The Endocrine System
Facebook July 8-9 event link: facebook.com/events/402755290088358/

July 29th & 30th: Shamanic Herbalism: Animal Medicines, Plant Medicines and the Spirit Facebook July 29-30 event: facebook.com/events/315708772177719/


**All Classes are 9:00am-4:00pm both Saturday and Sunday**

Two Locations:

June Classes: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska MN 55318

July Classes: Dodge Nature Center
365 Marie Ave W, West St Paul, MN 55118

Exchange:
Single Class Early Bird until May 20th- 185$
Single Class regular price- 225$

Class Series- 650$

Class size is limited as to keep our space intimate and profound so please visit our Eventbrite pages to purchase your ticket! PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED

Other details: Please pack yourself a lunch and bring what ever snacks you may need. For June classes you will be able to purchase food from the arboretums café if you desire. Please dress for the weather as we will be taking plenty of time to play with the plants outside!
matthewwoodherbs.com/index.html

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The Saint John’s Wort Class with Lise Wolff
Sunday June 25, 10am-3:00pm

Begin with an in-depth exploration about this both literally and figuratively magical plant on its most powerful day; St John’s Day. Then we will travel to a hidden location in the Twin Cities to gather this flower for both oil and tincture for students to take home $50
Please register quickly, classes fill up quickly.
>> more information & registration (PDF)
>> herbalistlisewolff.com

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Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk with Lise Wolff
Wednesday, June 28, 6:30-8:00 pm
Minnehaha Pkwy

Get the best herbal education ever! Meet the plants themselves. Come stroll and explore the history, healing powers, and abundance of local plants that surround you, often mistaken for simple weeds. $20
Please register quickly, classes fill up quickly.
>> more information & registration (PDF)
>> herbalistlisewolff.com

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Making Herbal Medicine with Lise Wolff
Thursday, July 27, 6:30-8:30 pm

This class will cover the gathering and preparation of herbal medicinals. Includes hands-on tincture making. Oil and ointment making will be demonstrated. Participants will take home a tincture that they have prepared. $25
Please register quickly, classes fill up quickly.
>> more information & registration (PDF)
>> herbalistlisewolff.com

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The Australian Bush Essences, Part 1 with Martin Bulgerin
at our BPI office: Uptown Office Park Bldg, 3249 Hennepin Av. S., Suite 235
3 Tuesday evenings, 6:30 to 8:30, starting Aug 8
$35 an evening

Australian naturapath Ian White traveled all over the “Down Under” to make his collection of vibrant and powerful flower remedies that embody the aboriginal healing powers of this sacred land. In this advanced class, we will start exploring this collection, covering the remedies from this large kit that come up most often. Much of the material is based on class notes I took during workshops that Ian taught here in the US, plus my own experiences with the remedies after using them for several decades. This is a brand new class of material that I’ve only recently started teaching. 3 evenings.
For more information about classes: BioPscInst.com/bpi/cps.html
Please contact the instructor to register for classes (at least one week in advance) or for further information, bunlion@bitstream.net or 612-872-7998
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Flower Essence Therapy Training Course
presented by Loey Colebeck

Sundays, 9:00-6:00 on Sept 24, Oct 15, Nov 5, Dec 3 Jan 14, Feb 4, Feb 25, Mar 18, Apr 8, May 6

This course provides a solid base of international training in the use of flower essences for home or clinic. Flower Essence Therapy (FET) is a highly advanced and scientifically proven, yet extremely simple and safe therapy, but with few clinically sound training opportunites in the United States. This course provides a foundation for future Flower Essence Therapists, an invaluable tool for integrative clinical practices, and an opportunity for self discovery.
>> More information (PDF)

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Mark Your Calendars!
Holistic Health and Herbal Education Festival

Belle Plaine, MN
Sunday, September 17th

https://minnesotaherbalist.com/courses-workshops/


Upcoming Regional Conference

6th Annual Midwest Women's Herbal Conference
June 9, 10, & 11, 2017 — Camp Helen Brachman, Almond, WI
Registration starts on December 15, 2016

Check out their new website!
herbwomen.wixsite.com/mwhc

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Join us for the 4th Annual MidAmerica Herbal Symposium
September 15th, 16th, and 17th
Whitewater State Park, Group Camp, Altura, MN

Whether you’re a healthcare professional or a plant enthusiast starting out, you’ll love the lineup of this years incredible Women of Herbalism; Karyn Sanders, Sarah Holmes, Kathleen Maier, Deb Soule, Suzanna Stone, Amy Goodman Kiefer, and Sylvia Gaboriault.

Spend 3 days deepening your connection to the plant people, to our Earth Mother, to Yourself. Sit in on 3 hour workshops and classes; learn to prepare plant medicine, mediate with the plants and walk amongst them, learn how they fuse with health conditions and aid the body.

Join us and expand your knowledge of plant medicine September 15th, 16th, and 17th at Whitewater State Park, Group Camp, Altura, MN.
Visit us at www.midamericasymposium.com or call to register or get a brochure 507-474-9970.

check out these websites for ongoing classes:

Herbal Classes with Lise Wolff
The Medicine Tree, local clinc & classes/Dina Goodwill
2016 Class List from Four Elements Herbal/Jane Hawley Stevens
Herbal Classes with Angela Campbell
Sacred Journey Healing Arts, also on Facebook
Herbal Classes with Erin Piorier
Midwest Women's Herbal Conferences and Workshops
Sassafras Healing Arts
Western Herbalism Classes with Matthew Wood
Adagio Holistic
Veda Yoga Therapy & Body Work Classes
Medicine Tree Herbs
North Country Herbal Exchange facebook page
Wild Ones Twin Cities event calendar
Minnesota Natural Health, Life Unlimited
Midwest School of Herbal Studies
Cooking Classes with Jennette Turner
Flower Essence Classes by Martin Bulgerin
Linda Conroy of Moonwise Herbs, Sheboygan, WI
Dancing Yarrow, Mondovi, WI
The Coulee Region Herbal Institute



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