Herbal Wisdom Series
Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.
To register, click on links below or call TIVI at 505-747-0741.
See below in this column for Judy Lieblein's classes
Fall Wellness Herbal Medicine Making Class
Sept. 20, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Food is the first line of offense and defense where our well-being is concerned. One of the most enjoyable, delicious and fun ways to incorporate herbs into our diet is by using them as food. We will go over the difference between surface and deep immune herbs describing their medicinal uses, energetics and growing preferences before we delve into making our own remedies to take home.
Join us as we prepare for the season ahead by making fire cider, immune balls and gomasio.
Cost: $50 plus $20 material fees paid to instructor at class. Fee include recipes, jar of fire cider, immune balls and bottle of gomasio.
Elderberry Plant Journey Class & Syrup Medicine Making:
September 21 1:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Elder (Sambucus nigra) – The Elder tree has been revered and cherished through out time for it’s magical and medicinal qualities. The beautiful green leaves, white-creamish flowers and dark berries all have their place in the home medicine chest and kitchen.
Join us for an exploration of Elder’s transformational properties of resilience, recovery and renewal. A direct experience of journeying with the plant thru meditation, ingesting a small dose of tincture, flower essence and/or tea and a plant attunement will further foster the connection. This is plant spirit medicine!
After our Plant Journey we will gather together to make elderberry syrup. Everyone will go home with an 8oz bottle of syrup.
Cost: $50 includes 1/2 oz tincture plus $15 material fee for syrup supplies payable to instructor at class.
See below in this column for Matt Wood's classes
A series of classes taught by internationally acclaimed herbalist Matthew Wood.
The Six Tissue States:
October 5 & 6, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm.
Learn the basic energetics of Western herbal medicine. The Blood and Differential Evaluation: blood deficiency, congealed blood. Application of the tissue states in simple systems: lungs, stomach.
The Extracellular Matrix, Lymph & Blood:
November 2 & 3, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm.
The extracellular matrix is the space surrounding the cell; it is filled with specially structured water, polymers, and fibers. It acts as the communication center and “brain” for the cells, controlling feeding, waste removal, replication, and migration. It binds all cells into a single integrated unit, proving the truth of holistic medicine that the body functions as a whole. It is fed by the blood and drained by the blood and lymph. In this class we will study these three systems (matrix, lymph, blood) and their remedies as a very powerful, simple foundation for influencing the organism.
The Heart & Circulation:
November 9 & 10, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
The heart is both the monarch and the recipient of circulation. In this class we will learn to see the heart more simply, as muscle, nerve, & tendons, subject to stresses and intimately tied to the dynamic circulation. In the old days all conditions were sometimes treated through the circulation – as in osteopathy. This class will highlight imbalances of circulation as well as changes in the heart, and their treatment.
Circulation tells a story. The patter of blood dispersal reveals disease patterns and treatment possibilities. There is the chance for assisting cardiovascular health preventatively even after its development.
Cost: $250 per weekend class or $625 when you pre-register and pay for all 3 weekends upfront.
Pulse, Tongue & Facial Evaluation: Friday Evenings before each weekend class from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pmPulse, tongue and facial evaluation dates back several thousand years and has been used by practicioners of Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine as a diagnostic tool to help determine the condition of disease or health of an individual. The tongue, pulse and facial look can indicate a person’s state of health and provide vital cues on the degree of imbalance. Class is both lecture and hands-on.
Cost: $50 per class (must have 5 people registered for class).
The Muscular & Skeletal Systems:
February 1 & 2, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
GI Tract, Lymph & Liver:
March 7 & 8, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Skin, Kidneys, Temperature & Water Regulation:
March 14 & 15, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
The Wisdom of Nature:
Friday March 6 & 13, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
FALL 2020, Dates TBD
Matthew Wood will be teaching 6 additional classes as part of our Herbal Wisdom school offerings. Class info to come.
About the Teachers
Judy Lieblein is a shamanic clinical herbalist, teacher, Reiki Master, co-owner and on-staff herbalist at Gathering Thyme & owner of Sacred Rose Herbals in Marin County, CA.
Judy is dedicated to assisting and empowering all beings to align to their truth cultivating health, well-being, independence and freedom through medicinal herbs, flower essences, energy work and self-awareness practices.
Matthew has been a practicing herbalist since 1982, and is a renowed inspirational lecturer and author of several books including The Book of Herbal Wisdom and The Earthwise Herbal. While he believes in the virture of many other healing modalities, he has always been inspired to learn, preserve, and practice the tradition of herbal medicine descending to us from our European, Anglo-Amer- ican, and Native American heritage. He has helped tens of thousands of clients over the years, with many difficult health problems. He is a member of the American Herbalists Guild (registered herbalist) and has earned his Masters of Science degree from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine (accredited by the University of Wales).