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Class # 109
Class Title Professional Herbalist Certificate Course
Instructor Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa is the course creator. The course will be taught by a select and highly qualified staff of teachers from IIEI

This course prepares students to pass the entrance examination for membership in the professional association for herbalists, the American Herbalists Guild.
Herbal Medicine is gaining interest and popularity across the country. Consumer demand for more information and qualified practitioners in the field is growing at a very rapid pace. K.P. Khalsa, D.N.-C., has developed this professional level training course to meet these growing needs. This program draws from the wisdom and experience of traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, and European and Native Herbalism. It is a nine month training program and is structured into three conveniently scheduled modules. Each module is scheduled for three weekends throughout the quarter. It is focused on gaining knowledge about the different herbs, their use and the traditions from which they come. Previous herbal experience is helpful. Modules are not necessarily sequential. You can start the program with any module, and they can be taken in any order.

Fall Module: Modern Phytotherapy, Herbal Classification, Remedy Selection and Dose, Materia Medica, Digestive System, Preparations I, Herbal Literature, Introduction to Energetics, Plant Chemistry I, Cardiovascular System, Ayurvedic Herbs I, Chinese Herbs I, Integrative Healing I.

Winter Module: Materia Medica, Respiratory System, Preparations II, Nervous System/Eye, Plant Chemistry II, Urinary System, Ayurvedic Herbs II, Chinese Herbs II, Integrative Healing II.

Spring Module: Materia Medica, Reproductive System, Preparations III, Musculoskeletal System, Skin/Topical Therapies, Plant Chemistry III, Immune System, Endocrine System, Young and Elderly, Ayurvedic Herbs III, Chinese Herbs III, Integrative Healing III, Case Management

Dates Spring Dates : April 26 and 27, May 17 and 18, June 21 and 22

Early Bird by April 11, 2014

Times Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5:30pm
Fee $725 per quarter. Includes extensive digital class materials - Early bird discount deadline April 11th, 2014: $675, No enrollment deadline

The deposit is $200. Please make out the check to "KP Khalsa"
Herbalist College contact information: (541) 242 3314
*All fees and tuition paid are nonrefundable if the class takes place*

NOTE: Please contact International Integrative Education Institute directly with your questions about classes, content, and space availability.

To Enroll Online Form for Herbalist College Class

Class # 111
Class Title Seaweed Safari - �Eat safely from the Sea � while you can�
Instructor Ryan Drum
Details Ryan Drum is a scientist, herbalist and local seaweed expert. He has been growing, harvesting and teaching about medicinal and edible plants for 40 years in the Pacific Northwest. Ryan has a strong background in chemistry, cellular biology as well as both plant and human physiology. All of this he infuses with knowledge of the land; rich with story, ecology and playfulness. Dandelion has been hosting this class for the last several years - it only happens once a year. So, don�t miss this opportunity to learn from one of North America's most respected sources of herbal knowledge. Wear a hat and dress for all kinds of weather � it can get pretty cold out there. Good rubber boots are recommended, or for the hardy, some water socks. This class will be held at Fort Ebey State Park on Whidbey Island.

At the end of the class we will gather together on the beach for lunch. Ryan will continue to share seaweed information and answer questions. Please bring a treat to share - Ryan delights in wild foods. Bring a sack lunch and plenty of fluids.

We will not be legally allowed to harvest seaweed at this location. So, Ryan will be bringing an assortment of his carefully harvested Sea vegetables, if you want to purchase some. Everyone is encouraged to take a look at his website to read more about radiation issues and seaweed.

Ryan Drum, PhD, AHG, has a BSc in Chemical Technology and a PhD in Botany (Phycology) from Iowa State University. While a NATO Scholar, he did postdoctoral studies on Cell Biology using the Electron Microscope and Microcine at the Universities of Bonn, Germany and Leeds, England . For 10 years Dr. Drum taught Botany and related subjects at Universities (UMASS/Amherst,UCLA, WWU). He studied Herbal Medicine with Ella Birzneck, founder of Dominion Herbal College in British Columbia for 12 years, and taught at their summer seminars for 25 years. He has been an adjunct faculty at Bastyr University since 1984, and he lectures at major herbal conferences and herbal schools.

Two separate days will be offered as the classes fill up quickly.
Dates Saturday, May 17th 10am-2pm
Sunday, May 18th 11am-3pm
Times Saturday, May 17th 10am-2pm
Sunday, May 18th 11am-3pm
Fee $35
notes More specific directions will be given as we get closer to the weekend. Also, a pass will be required to go to the park
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Class # 112
Class Title Simple Home Remedies: How to Make Your Own Herbal Medicine
Instructor Crystal Hamby, B.S., Herbal Science
Details Have you been yearning to learn how to make your own herbal medicine products right in your very own home? Come join Crystal Hamby in a 5week course designed to teach you the fine art of crafting a bevy of herbal products using basic kitchen equipment. These simple to make home remedies are perfect for integration into your daily life as nutrition, beauty care, and first aid treatment, and are wonderful home-crafted gifts to give to those you love. We will be focusing on recipes that will invigorate energy, provide immune support during the cold and flu season, support digestive health, and those that will stimulate body and mind.

Wk1: Intro to Herbal Medicine Making Syrups, Elixirs, and Cordials (this class is full)
Wk2: Honey, Vinegar, Oxymiel, and Wine Infusions (this class is full)
Wk3: Herbal Infused Oils (fresh and dry), Salves, Lip Balms, and Vapor/Muscle Rubs (this class is full)
Wk4: Creams, Lotions, Essential Oil Emulsions and Spritzers (this class is full)
Wk5: Tinctures (fresh and dry), Glycerites, and Spirits

Sign up for one class, or take the series of five for only $110! (full series unavailable because classes 1-4 are full)

Crystal Hamby is an Adjunct Professor at Bastyr University and member of the American Herbalist Guild and the American Botanical Council. Her knowledge stems from her love and devotion to all things green, and from her education in herbal medicine. Crystal holds a bachelor's of science in Herbal Sciences from Bastyr University. Currently she is an adjunct faculty member at Bastyr, where she teaches classes on Herbal Medicine Making, Plant Identification, and Herbal First Aid. Her herbal consulting business, Green Blessings, helps her clients integrate herbal medicine into their daily lives for acute and chronic care.
Dates Wk1: Sat, April 19th, 12-3pm (class full)
Wk2: Sat, April 26th, 12-2pm (class full)
Wk3: Sat, May 3rd, 12-2:30pm (class full)
Wk4: Sat, May 10th, 12-2pm (class full)
Wk5: Sat, May 17th, 12-2pm
Times see above after dates
Fee $25.00 for each class, or $110.00 for the entire series (full series unavailable because classes 1 through 4 are full)
notes You will NOT be charged for shipping or taxes, but to avoid those charges showing on your receipt, at checkout please select "International" for shipping zone, and do not select "Washington" as your state. That will fool the shopping cart into leaving those fields blank - but don't worry if you forget, we still won't charge you :)
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Class # 115
Class Title Garden to Table: Growing, Harvesting, and Using Medicinal Herbs
Instructor Dr. Catie Morse
Details One demonstration of herbal medicine preparation per class. Dr. Catie discusses detailed information regarding traditional uses and research based recommendations for each plant as well as garden cultivation, harvesting techniques, and herbal preparation recommendations. Each plant grows in the northwest and can be found in herbal stores. In-depth exploration for beginners or experienced herbalists

Dr. Morse has over 7 years experience in medicinal herb gardening here in the Northwest. She shares her love of gardening and medicinal plants in all her classes with an attempt to increase herbal usage and herbal competancy in the novice and in the experienced herbalist.
Dates Nettles Class: Cold Infusion Demonstrated.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Dandelion Class: Herbal Decoction Demonstrated.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Chamomile and Lemon Balm Class: Using Herbs with Children Techniques Demonstrated.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Calendula Class: Daily Juicing with a Mortar and Pestle Demonstrated.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
St. John�s Wort Class: Medicated Oils and Salves Demonstrated.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Lavender Class: Making Hydrosols in your Kitchen Demonstrated.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Times 7pm � 9pm
Fee $45.00 each class
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Class # 122
Class Title Cooking for Health with Ayurveda
Instructor Dr. Vaishali Verma, BAMS, ND.
Details Learn to cook healthy food using Ayurvedic spices with Dr. Vaishali Verma, BAMS, ND . This is a series of about 2-2.5 hour cooking classes where Dr. Vaishali will teach you how to make your own food at home using herbs and spices. In each class, she will demonstrate cooking 2-3 recipes. Attendants will get to learn to cook, and at the same time enjoy the recipes made in the classes. Each class will start with the discussion of spices to be used in cooking followed by demonstration of food recipes. Class attendants will get the handouts for recipes taught in the class.

Wk1: Sprout and cook the beans class: After taking this class, class attendants will be able to sprout their beans, make their own sprouted bean salad, and cook their beans using spices at home. This class will start with introduction of Ayurvedic spices – cumin seeds, coriander powder, ginger and asafetida. Instructor will demonstrate how to sprout the different beans such as black eye beans, mung beans and garbanzo beans. Dr. Vaishali will teach how to make the sprouted bean salad using spices. She will teach how to make the kidney beans curry using spices. At the end of the class, attendants will enjoy the cooked recipes.

Wk2: Spicy vegetable cooking class: After taking this class, attendants will be able to cook their own vegetables using spices at home. The class will begin with the introduction of spices- cumin seeds, fennel seeds, turmeric, coriander powder, and ginger. Dr. Vaishali will demonstrate two different vegetable recipes using spices. The first recipe will be mixed vegetable recipe which will include cooking with broccoli, peas, potatoes, chard, carrots, tomatoes, ginger, onion, and garlic. The second recipe is spicy green soup recipe made with green veggies including spinach, collard greens, kale and chard using spices. Attendants will enjoy the recipes at the end of the class.
Wk3: Pilaf spice mix class: After this class, attendants will be able to cook with grains such as quinoa, and rice, and oats.The class will begin with the introduction of spices to be used such as cumin seeds, mustard seeds, coriander powder, turmeric powder, cinnamon, asafetida and cloves. Dr. Vaishali will demonstrate the cooking of quinoa pilaf, rice, and oats pilaf using spices. For the sake of time, Dr. Vaishali will be using rice cooker to make rice pilaf in this class.Attendants will enjoy the recipes at the end of the class.
Wk4: Gluten free and dairy free crepes and lentil recipes: After this class, attendants will be able to make their own gluten free lentils and crepe at home.This class will begin with the introduction of spices. Instructor will demonstrate the making of different batters. Dr. Vaishali will use chickpea flour batter/ mung bean batter to make crepes and cook lentil soup. For the sake of time, Dr. Vaishali will slow cooker/ pressure cooker to cook lentil soup. Attendants will enjoy the recipes at the end of the class.

Sign up for one class, or take the series of five for only $100!

About Dr. Vaishali: Dr. Vaishali studied 4 years of Naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University. She spent 5 years studying Ayurvedic medicine in India. She believes that healthy diet and active lifestyle are the basis of good health. She loves cooking and has been cooking her own food for 10 years. In her opinion, food cooked at home are superior to store bought canned, and processed foods. She is passionate about teaching people simple and easy ways to cook healthy meal at home using whole grains, lentils, and veggies.
Dates Wk1: Saturday, May 10th from 3:30- 6pm
Wk2: Sunday, May 11 from 10:30-1pm
Wk3: Saturday, May 24 from 10:30-1pm
Wk4: Sunday May 25 from 10:30-1pm
Times see above after dates
Fee $30.00 for each class, or $100.00 for the entire series
notes You will NOT be charged for shipping or taxes, but to avoid those charges showing on your receipt, at checkout please select "International" for shipping zone, and do not select "Washington" as your state. That will fool the shopping cart into leaving those fields blank - but don't worry if you forget, we still won't charge you :)
To Enroll
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Week 2 - Input number of students:
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Class Location: Dandelion Botanical Company Classroom at 5424 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle WA. Second Floor.
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Please note: Class dates and times are subject to change due to classroom/instructor availability, natural disasters, my confusion and other such things beyond our control.

For information on offering classes, seminars, workshops etc. in this space please contact us (see link above). Our general guidelines are that the class fit in with with our health-oriented views, that you can demonstrate knowledge in the subject, and the usual caveats about legality and ethics :)

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