Holistic Anatomy Sheep Dissection – Part 1

Understand the form and structure of the body and how it all fits together and is connected.  Watch Dr. Drum while he takes apart a sheep and demonstrates the body parts.

Learning objectives and outcomes:
– deepen your understanding of fascia, muscle, organs, nerves ad blood vessels and their structures

Holistic Anatomy Sheep Dissection – Part 2

Understand the form and structure of the body and how it all fits together and is connected.  Watch Dr. Drum while he takes apart a sheep and demonstrates the body parts.

Learning objectives and outcomes:
– deepen your understanding of fascia, muscle, organs, nerves ad blood vessels and their structures

How to Prepare Aromatic Hydrosols and Flower Waters

Hydrosols (aka floral waters) are created from the steam distillation of aromatic flowers or herbs leaving a faint but characteristic scent in the remaining water. Hydrosols hold unique medicinal and therapeutic properties: refreshing when applied straight onto the body, have culinary uses, medicinal uses, and a valuable ingredient in many body care products.

Learning objectives and outcomes

  • Understand the process and healing properties of plant hydrosols
  • Understand the numerous applications of flower waters
  • Observe and participate in preparing a hydrosol
  • Learn how to make and prepare hydrosols at home
  • Please bring a small glass bottle or spritzer bottle – 25 ml or 50 ml to take away some hydrosol.

Preparing an Energetic Plant Elixir

Pre-Requisite: attendance to at least 1 of the morning practices for a Sunday morning workshop.

Review of energetic understanding from the perspective of medical Qi Gong

Explanation of Diamond Water as the recorder and gatherer of the energetic information from the plant

Personal energetic set-up

Demonstration of the gathering of the plant elixir

Attendees sent out to gather their 1 or 2 essences

Re-group and sharing of individual experiences

Closing

Deep Nourishment: Making Bone Broth & Crafting Savory Elixirs

An in-depth exploration of traditional foods and how you can upgrade your herbal practice by bringing together herbs and superfoods in new and creative ways. Upgrade your approach to herbs, food and nutrition and get more results for yourself and your clients by making herbal bone broths and crafting savory elixirs.

In this class you’ll be given insight into the simple yet powerful fundamental basics of what types of foods traditional people from around the world have eaten to remain healthy. Discover how this knowledge can be easily and successfully implemented by yourself and your clients in our modern day.

With a time-honored approach to nutrition as our foundation, together we will cover more complex yet easy, herbal, nutritional and alchemical strategies that you can add in to upgrade your every day.

In this class you will learn:

  • The 4 essential kingdoms of nutrition which all traditional cultures around the world have relied upon for maintaining vibrant health. (Hint: these are not the modern 4 food groups)
  • How to access deep nourishment and nutritional variety from each food group/kingdom
  • How all traditional cultures used the bones of the animals they ate to make deeply nourishing bone broths
  • How to make bone broth
  • The 5 keys ingredients you should add to your bone broths, to make them not only nutritional, but medicinal
  • How to craft an incredible savory elixir, for quick & easy deep nourishment any time of day or year

Making Natural Sodas

How to Make Fermented Herbal Sodas – Probiotic Ginger Ale, Root Beer, Cola and Sparkling Fruit & Flower Sodas

There is something so delightful about a bubbly beverage for both young and old, the experience of drinking a refreshing soda has the ability to uplift and delight one’s spirit. Yet today, most of what is available is a far cry of what these drinks could and really should be. Old-fashioned sodas like root beer, ginger ale and even Coca-Cola were once health promoting tonics made with real herbal ingredients. These traditional recipes were known to help increase and settle digestion, uplift and refresh as well as contribute to the health of one’s own microbiome.

The good news is that the fizzy lifting drinks of yesteryear can be made healthful once again – you can Be Your Own Soda Maker at home crafting all kinds of drinks while adding in the herbs you need, love and enjoy.

Be the creator of refreshing, enlivening, tasty and fun recipes so you and your family can enjoy your own naturally sweetened and fermented probiotic tonics and sodas.

This class promises revelations and delightful taste experiences you will want to recreate over and over again.  Come thirsty for fun, samples and excitement!

Essential Oils – an ‘Energetic’ Overview

Although most essential oils offer numerous applications and opportunities for healing on many levels, and that we may study their botanical and chemical characteristics seemingly forever, sometimes it’s better to just ‘dumb it all down’ a bit.  

Joining Blaine for a simplistic and fun overview of how what part of the plant yields the oil, will give us big clues as to where to start using them.  Oils that come from roots for example are very grounding.  Leaves are where the plants ‘breathe’ and all leaf oils help us breathe.  Flowers are how the plants reproduce, and their oils and absolutes are, well, just plain sexy!

You may be travelling anywhere in the world and encounter the harvesting or production of a new oil you’ve never heard of before.  All your books and technical references are at home.  This way, you can jump in with at least some uses.  Numerous oils will be circulated for ‘nose on’ experience.