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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
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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

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Times Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5:30pm
Fee $725 per quarter. Includes extensive digital class materials - Early bird discount deadline: $675
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The deposit is $200. Please make out the check to "KP Khalsa"
Herbalist College contact information: (541) 242 3314 integrative_education@msn.com
*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.

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Class # 113
Class Title Simple Home Remedies: How to Make Your Own Herbal Medicines
Instructor Crystal Hamby
Details Come learn how to make some simple herbal home remedies using basic kitchen equipment that are perfect for integration into your daily life as herbal support, skin care, and first aid treatment. These traditional preparations are easy to make 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, aid in detoxification, support wound repair, and those that will stimulate body and mind. Class attendees will receive an in-depth handout and samples to take home of products made each week. Come empower yourself by learning how to make your own herbal medicine, it's simple and fun!!!

Crystal's 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.

Wk1: Intro to Herbal Medicine Making
Syrups, Elixirs, and Cordials
Sat, May 2nd, 12-3:00pm, $40 During this class we will discuss the art and science of herbal medicine making and we will cover the basics principals that govern how to make your own herbal medicine, which we will explore during the 5 week course. We will then create delicious syrups, elixirs, and cordials designed to boost your immune system, support the detox pathways, cool a hot constitution, heat up a cold constitution, clear up a cough and lung and chest congestion, as well as support good digestion. Don’t miss out on this delicious class!
Students should bring 2 one ounce sized tincture bottles to take product home in.

Wk2: Honey, Vinegar, Oxymiel, and Wine Infusions
Sat, May 9th, 12-2pm, $40
During week 2 we will learn about the health benefits of honey, vinegar, and wine and we will discuss why the Greeks used these solvents for most of their herbal medicines. Come learn how to create delicious herbally infused honeys, vinegars, and wines that will make your cooking sparkle, and help keep you healthy and vibrant!
Students should bring 2 one ounce sized tincture bottles and 1 once ounce sized salve container to take product home in.

Wk3: Herbal Infused Oils (fresh and dry), Salves, Lip Balms, and Vapor/Muscle Rubs
Sat, May 16th, 12-2:30pm, $40
We will be exploring how to make herbally infused oils, healing salves, potent vapor rubs, relaxing muscle rubs, and luscious lip balms. If you’re a lover of tiger balm, vick’s vapor rub, or lip balms/lip sticks don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn how to make your own versions that are way better with no petroleum based ingredients!
Students should bring 2 one ounce sized salve containers and 1 lip balm tin to take product home in.

Wk4: Creams/Lotions, Essential Oil Spritzers
Sat, May 23rd, 12-2pm, $40
This week we will learn how to make herbal creams and essential oil spritzers. Creams and lotions are truly magical preparations that bring two liquids that repel one another, water and oil, together with the help of an emulsifier. Creams and lotions have a short shelf life and are one of the preparations that manufacturers put a lot of preservatives in that can be toxic to your health. Essential oil spritzers are all the rage on the market right now, but many are made with synthetic fragrances that can cause serious allergic reactions. Come learn how easy and cost effective it is to learn how to make your own therapeutic products.
Students should bring 1 once ounce sized salve container and 1 one ounce sized tincture bottle with a spritzer top to take product home in.

Wk5: Tinctures, Glycerites, and Essential Oil Spirits
Please note there is a new date for this class !
Sat, June 20th, 12-2pm, $40
During this last class we will discover the art of tincturing using both alcohol and glycerin as our menstruums. We will discuss how to make a concentrated tincture/glycerite using the weight to volume method, and will compare how to make a tincture using both fresh and dried plant material. Tinctures and glycerites are one of the more expensive preparations to purchase on the market, yet are relatively easy to make and are far more cost effective when make at home. We will also cover how to effectively dilute down essential oils to make them safe to use by making alcohol based essential oil spirits.
Students should bring 2 one ounce sized tincture bottles and 1 one ounce sized tincture bottle with a spritzer top to take product home in.
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Fee $40/$175 See Notes Below
notes Classes are 2-2.5 hours and will be held ­­­­­­­­­­­­­at Dandelion Botanical Co. in Ballard. Cost is $40 per class or at a discounted rate of $175 for those registering for the full 5 week course. Classes with fewer than five attendees are subject to cancellation.

Registration is limited. Prepayment for the full five week course is required for the discount rate. Payment is due in full at time of registration and is non-refundable.

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 # 116
Class Title Simple Home Remedies: Plant ID, Wildcrafting, & Medicine Making Intensives
Instructor Crystal Hamby
Details Do you wonder how to properly identify plants growing out your front door, in your neighborhood, or out in the surrounding woodlands? Are you curious about the medicinal properties of some local herbs that you keep running into? Do you ever wonder how to make your own herbal medicine? These herbal intensive are designed to introduce students to recognizing and wild crafting native plant species in the Seattle area. The intensives will include exploring two different ecosystems that offer varying flora in which students will learn about plant identification, ethical and sustainable wild crafting, and in field medicine making. Come explore your environment and learn about the wondrous herbs it has to offer!

Seward Park Intensive: June 13th, 12-4pm, $75
We will meet in front of the pottery studio in Seward Park and will proceed from there. Students should bring a lunch and will be instructed on materials to bring for their medicine making needs.

St. Edwards State Park Intensive: August 15th, 12-4pm, $75
We will meet in the Bastyr University gardens and proceed from there. Students should bring a lunch and will be instructed on materials to bring for their medicine making needs.

Registration is limited. Payment is due in full at time of registration and is non-refundable.

Contact Crystal: green-blessings.com crystal@green-blessings.com
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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 # 117
Class Title Seaweed Safari
Instructor Ryan Drum, PhD, AHG
Details Ryan Drum, herbalist and wild crafter, will be leading tidal treasure hunt off of Whidbey Island. Ryan has gained recognition world wide for his knowledge of Seaweeds. He will be sharing stories that can be at once irreverent and yet full of appreciation for some of natures beautiful complexities. Ryan will undoubtedly be bringing his understanding of chemistry, biology and a deep understanding of the northwest ecosystems - having lived on Waldron island in the San Juan’s for many years.

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.

Exact Location and directions will be sent upon registration. General Location is Whidbey Island. Two separate days will be offered - (June 4th and 5th) - as the classes fill up quickly. Please be prepared for all kinds of weather. Good rubber boots are recommended - or for the hardy, some water socks. Wear a hat! Bring a seaweed treat to share from the store or home made. Ryan delights in food adventures. Seaweed harvesting is not allowed at this time and location. Although, people may want to bring a small plastic bucket for gathering id samples - if this is the case please obtain a permit from a sporting good store (Id required).
Dates June 4th and 5th
Times 10am - 1pm
Fee $35
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Class # 119
Class Title An Edible and Medicinal plant ramble
Instructor Ryan Drum, PhD, AHG
Details 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.

Where: At Deception Pass Park July 12th 11:00-3:00.

Ryan Drum is a scientist, herbalist and local seaweed expert. He has been growing, harvesting and teaching about medicinal and edible plants for many years. He has a strong background in chemistry, cellular biology and both plant and human physiology. All of this he infuses with knowledge of this land, rich with story, ecology and playfulness. There was a recently released documentary made about his extraordinary life called: Old Man and the Seaweed. It’s hard to coax Ryan off of Waldron, an Island in the San Juan's. So don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of North America’s most respected sources of herbal knowledge. Wear comfy shoes bring a simple lunch item to share (if you want), notebook, and hat. Deception pass has a great range of ecosystems.
Dates July 12th
Times 11:00am-3:00pm
Fee $35
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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 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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