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2019 | Lafayette, Colorado


Into the Mystic:
An Exploration of Herbs & Meditation

with Julie DeVillbiss, CH

A Four-Class Series | Attend any number of classes.
Friday, February 1, 2019 | 6 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | 6 pm – 8 pm
Friday, February 8, 2019 | 6pm – 8 pm

ABOUT | Meet common herbs (e.g., Sage, Chamomile, Lavender, or Rose) as your guides into the magical and mysterious inner workings of the universe. Throughout the series, some of the ground covered while in meditation will include:

  • How to open to and engage with the energetic currency of the Universe
  • The meaning of emotions, how to read and follow the emotional map
  • The power of intention and breath: an exploration of frequency
  • What self-care has to do with Karma
  • The wisdom of surrender, how to soften and let go of control
  • How to move past thoughts of separation and dwell in unity with the Cosmos
  • How to develop a relationship with the maker of the mysteries

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LOCATION | CSCH, 424 E. Simpson St., Lafayette, CO
SUGGESTED DONATION | $20 for each class
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Herbs for the Spiritual Heart

with Samantha Grant, CH

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

ABOUT | Using herbs to deepen our connection to the spiritual heart and support our emotional health is an inspiring way to remove these obstacles to cure and bring wellness to the system, holistically. Heart exhilarants are herbs which strengthen and uplift the spiritual heart. Some examples of heart exhilarants are Basil, Cinnamon, Lavender, Lemon Balm, and Rose. Using drop doses of the herbs can provide a profound effect on an energetic level.

Combining the different energetic qualities of various herbs together to affect the whole heart can bring about a profound shift in one’s emotional health. Join us to learn more about using herbs to deepen the connection to the spiritual heart and how to use them in a balanced formula. Read More >

DATE & TIME | Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
LOCATION | CSCH, 424 E. Simpson St., Lafayette, CO
SUGGESTED DONATION | $10 for the class
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with Bryan Greenan, CH

A Three-Class Series | Attend one, two, or three classes.
Friday, February 15, 2019 | 6:00 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 16, 2019 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Saturday, February 16, 2019 | Noon – 1:30 pm 

ABOUT | There are more people living with epilepsy in the United States than ever before. According to the CDC, “people living with epilepsy face higher frequency of depression and other mood disorders, social isolation, challenges in school and with living independently, higher unemployment, limitations on driving, and higher risk of early death.” My goal for this class series is to give individuals the tools and resources to help best manage living with this condition and the residual side effects associated with it. There are many ways to go about treating seizures and epilepsy but it is important not to underestimate the value of healthy nutritional and lifestyle practices. Read More >

LOCATION | CSCH, 424 E. Simpson St., Lafayette, CO
SUGGESTED DONATION | $15-$20 per class or $30-$45 for the series
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What’s In Your Water?

with Lauren Cannon, CH

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

ABOUT | Throughout history, humans have held a strong reverence for water – rightfully so. Without this precious resource, life on Earth would cease to exist. The importance of water in the human body is unparalleled, making up about 60% of our physical form.  Inadequate hydration also has consequences for our mental health, mood, and overall well-being. In order to raise our vitality, it is imperative that we keep in mind the effects of water on our bodies and work toward embracing this essential resource once again.

Have you ever wondered what’s in your tap water?

Are you curious about the various methods of water purification and their effectiveness?

How does choosing a clean source of drinking water help to reduce toxins in our systems? Read More >

DATE & TIME | Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
LOCATION | CSCH, 424 E. Simpson St., Lafayette, CO
SUGGESTED DONATION | $10 for the class
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Previous CSCH Workshops

Comparative Materia Medica [MASTER CLASS]

with Special Guest, Paul Bergner

DATES | Saturday, October 27 – Sunday, October 28, 2018
TIME | 10 am – 4 pm [Each Day]
COST | $249 Public OR $199 Current or Former Students

ABOUT | We will study in depth more than 70 herbs in 24 categories, emphasizing for each small group constitutional indications, differentials between similar herbs, and ways to use those categories therapeutically and in formulation. We will look at correlations between Western and Asian Materia Medica, some forgotten herbs that should be remembered, and traditional herbs which may be useful for emerging syndromes and conditions not typically seen in traditional literature. By studying closely the sometimes small differences or the overlapping properties of similar herbs, we can learn how to substitute herbs within a category, or join similar herbs into simple compounds for a broader but still-focused physiological and humoral action.

When the Materia Medica is studied in depth, with attention to the totality of humoral and energetic effects, clinical actions, clinical uses, and tissues affected, groups of herbs with similar actions and uses emerge as “affinity groups” of analogs. Herbs in each group may have small differentials between them, but for practical purposes, they may often be combined for broader but still-focused physiological and humoral effects, or substituted for each other in formula compounds.

Fundamentals of Ayurvedic Medicine

with Sarasvati Buhrman, Ph.D., RYT(E-500), C-IAYT, National Ayurvedic Medical Association-Registered Practitioner

DATES | Friday, February 16 – Sunday, February 18, 2017
TIME | 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm [Each Day]
COST | $225 per three-day weekend; $425 for both; Discount for CSCH Students

ABOUT | Ayurveda is the oldest continuously-practiced herbal medicine system in the world.  While India’s early human inhabitants are believed to have used specific local plants for healing several thousand years ago, ancient India’s first written records of herbal medicine lore are found in the Rg Veda and may date to 1600 BCE or earlier.  Fully developed medical texts may have existed as early as 200 BCE.  A thousand years later, Ayurvedic ideas of the human body and its health would provide the basis for the Yoga system known as “Hatha Yoga.” Today, Ayurvedic medicine is a recognized, government-supported health care system in both India and Nepal, and an increasingly popular complementary medicine modality in the west. A number of modern research studies have borne out not only the efficacy of the herbs used in Ayurvedic medicine, but also several of its basic health principles.

Ayurveda is an excellent healing modality for addressing preventative health care concerns, digestive disorders and food sensitivities, allergies and sinus problems, depression and anxiety, chronic degenerative disorders, and menstrual and menopausal issues, as well as certain common infectious illnesses. It utilizes foods-as-medicines and dietary principles, herbology, and lifestyle principles.

Join us for a two-weekend introductory workshop on the fundamental principles and treatment options in Ayurveda including: Ayurvedic definitions of health, causes and symptoms of imbalances,  development of disease, assessment of constitution (prakriti) and imbalances (vikriti) including symptomology, pulse, and tongue diagnosis. A beginning understanding of the basic healing modalities of the Ayurvedic medicine toolkit will be presented, including: lifestyle, diet, therapeutic Yoga, panchakarma cleansing practices, and properties and uses of 40 Ayurvedic herbs and foods as medicine. The course is intended for herbalists and health care professionals as well as those seeking to enhance their health through practical preventive principles and home remedies for common ailments.

Dr. Buhrman is a National Ayurvedic Medical Association-recognized Ayurvedic Medicine practitioner and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists who has been in private practice since 1986.  She holds degrees in Biology (College of William and Mary) and Anthropology (University of Colorado).  She was trained and qualified in Ayurvedic Medicine by Dr. R.P. Trivedi of Benares Hindu University and has studied classical Yoga with North Indian Yoga Master Baba Hari Dass since 1976.

Sam Coffman - WFA Course

Herbal Wilderness First Aid and First Responder Certification

Course with Sam Coffman

DATES |  Session 1: Monday, December 5 – Friday, December 9, 2016
Session 2: Monday, February 13 – Friday, February 17, 2016
TIME | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm [Each Day]
COST |  Wilderness First Aid Certification (1 session) $550
Wilderness First Responder Certification (includes both sessions) $900

ABOUT | Taught in Boulder, Colorado at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, the Wilderness First Responder 80-hour certification course is a great place to start for anyone who wants to be much more medically self-sufficient!

The usage for this material ranges from being able to take care of your own family in a home emergency, to backpacking, hiking or camping trips, to living in a more rural area, to being stranded in a remote location, to a hurricane Katrina (or worse) type situation.
The Wilderness Herbal First Responder certification course is a 10-day, 80-hour course that is taught on-site.  The curriculum for the on-site portion of the course is a complete Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification.

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