We offer life enriching classes to the community throughout the month.
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Introduction to Herbalism – Using Plants as Medicine
There are many forms of medicine we can utilize on the path to better health, including using the plants that grow around us. Both our recent and distant ancestors used herbs as medicine, for both daily and acute health concerns. We can easily re-integrate these simple and natural elements into our everyday health practices.
In this session, we will cover some of the basic understandings about using plants as medicine. It’s not as inaccessible as you may think. We will cover a basic trajectory of plant evolution and the sentient and intelligent capacities of plants as well, to gain an understanding and appreciation for them as beings that we can cultivate a relationship with, not just use as objects for our purposes. Healing comes in many forms and developing a relationship with the natural world is a healing act in itself, for ourselves and all beings.
Weather permitting, this workshop will also include a plant walk – the best way to come to know plants is by getting to know them yourself! Observing them, tasting them, and getting comfortable working with them on your own will start you on your own path to cultivating a relationship with plants and herbalism. The plants are the teachers, and we learn best straight from them!
Wednesday, May 18th
5 - 7:30pm
Introduction to Flower Essences – Energetic Balancing for Spiritual, Emotional, Mental and Physical Health
Flower essences are an easy way to concentrate and preserve effective remedies from the plant world for a variety of health issues. Each flower essence contains its own unique energetic support for common states of emotional, spiritual, mental and even physical imbalance.
In this class, we will get acquainted with what flower essences are, how they are made, and how they work. Since they are made through an energetic preparation of the flower expression of a plant (not always, but in general), they work on the subtle body and the vibrational field surrounding our physical body. This tends to work well to help shift emotional and psychological patterns of imbalance but can work by connection to shift the physical body patterns as well (mind/emotional/body relationship).
In this class we will get acquainted with several plant helpers in the form of flower essences that have potential in relief for difficult emotional and mental states that are extremely common in contemporary human experience. Each participant will create their own custom flower essence blend to take home from class.
Thursday, June 9th
5 - 7:00pm
$35 + $5 material fee
Please call the Herbery at 612-377-4630 to register!
Carolyn Smith has been a practitioner of herbal medicine since 2008. With no previous exposure to herbal medicine, through classes and apprenticeships she began developing an awareness of plants and their medicinal value. Lise Wolff, a Minnesota native and seasoned herbalist, has been her primary mentor. Carolyn completed Lise’s Three Seasons Herbal Intensive in 2010, followed by several years of apprenticeship with Lise. She has gathered many other immersive educational experiences, which included interning at medicinal herb farms, studying with a wide range of other practitioners, working in retail with natural health care, and attending professional symposia through the American Herbalist Guild for several years. She served as the Vice President for the North Country Herbalist Guild, a community for herb enthusiasts in the Twin Cities, in 2020 and 2021. Since 2017, Carolyn has been teaching classes in the community to educate people about the accessibility of herbalism, the importance of having a personal relationship with plants and the natural world, and the self-empowerment that comes with learning to use plants as medicine.
Carolyn has an established practice and has been working as an herbal consultant since 2013. You can learn more at her website - carolynherbs.com
Astrology Readings at Tao Herbery
Every 4th Thursday of the month from 3-7pm
A natal chart reading can provide invaluable insight and guidance on your life's purpose. The language of astrology can shed light on all parts of life: love, work, health, identity, dreams, and more. Any questions, from the practical to the existential, can be clarified and even resolved through a natal chart reading.
Andrea Grace is a devoted astrologer, therapist, and yoga instructor, and has studied astrology for over 20 years. She brings a unique perspective on the natal chart, rich with grounded wisdom and insight.
Text 612-298-2641 to sign up for your 30-minute chart reading at Tao Herbery. As always, pay what you like (cash, check, or Venmo)!
Super Saturday | Customer Appreciation Day!
June 4, 2022 11am-8pm
Please join us at Tao Herbery for our monthly Customer Appreciation Day the First Saturday of the Month. We believe that balance is the new perfect. Gone are the days of perfection delusion. Here are the days of self motivated, natural health care routines that incorporate love, and compassion, good food and community. Please join us and we will support you on your journey to balance.
With great gratitude to our community we want to offer a 15% discount on all of your purchases - every first Saturday of the month.
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