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Check out what graduates of CSCH are up to!
Lauren Sofia is a certified clinical herbalist and certified clinical nutritionist. She runs an apothecary and clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she focuses on understanding the important role food plays in our health, and how herbs can carry us over to optimal vitality. She is passionate about making alternative medicine available to all, and works on a sliding scale to provide care to people of every income level.
Visit her website at: www.sunandsoulbotanicals.com
Kate Miller founded Alpine Botanicals in Nederland, Colorado. An artisan apothecary, healing space, and workshop venue, Alpine Botanicals offers products, services, and educational experiences to foster health and resilience. She focuses on bioregional herbal medicine, and strives to grow or locally source most of the apothecary’s herbal inventory.
Visit her website at: www.alpinebotanicals.com
Live Wild Wellness
Alanna Whitney teaches at HAALo, a community resource for healing alternatives in Nevada City, California. She is a certified clinical herbalist and nutritionist, as well as a flower essence practitioner. Her business, Living Wild Wellness, offers herbal and nutritional support for busy women, reducing their stress and cultivating energy for the things they need, and leaving time for the things they love.
Visit her website at: www.livewildwellness.com
Visit her HAALo page here: www.haalo.org/practitioners/alanna-whitney
Lifestyles in Nutrition
Matthew Koontz is an alternative healthcare practitioner working with nutrition, lifestyle changes, and herbal medicine. He studied nutrition at Bauman College, earning a certification in nutrition consulting, and is currently enrolled in CSCH’s Advanced program. He is passionate about finding the root cause of health issues, and addressing these directly to help others achieve optimal health.
Visit his website at: www.lifestylesinnutrition.com
Late Bloomer Herbals
Malia Thompson is a member of the American Herbalists Guild and works with herbs, nutrition and lifestyle changes to educate and empower her clients to take charge of their own health. She is a certified herbalist and nutritionist with 1380 classroom hours in herbalism, nutrition, and flower essences for emotional support.
Visit her website at: www.alatebloomer.net
Space and Thyme Gardens
Miriam Schaffer co-owns a gardening business, integrating the principles of organic farming, aesthetics, and herbal medicine in order to generate functional, ecological, and beautiful gardens. From her many experiences landscaping and farming, she has built a strong environmental ethos based in the importance of local and sustainable agriculture and healthier communities, believing that the health of the planet is intimately connected with the health of the individual.
Visit her website at: www.spaceandthymegardens.com
Kaley Heckert practices in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania where she offers classes and sees clients, including children and animals. Kaley believes that with education and positive action, every individual can experience health and happiness. Her skills include a combination of herbal medicine, nutrition, flower essences, aromatherapy, plant spirit medicine, Reiki, meditation and visualization, equine management, and biology. She graduated with honors from the Fundamentals and Advanced Herbalism intensives, and completed 385 hours of work in the Clinical Program for Herbalism, Flower Essence Therapy, and Holistic Nutrition at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism.
Visit her website at: www.indigoearth.org
Mountain Plant Medicine
Adrian Mintzmyer is a Colorado-based clinical herbalist and botany enthusiast. He offers health consultations that focus on empowering people to achieve their healing goals through herbal and nutritional remedies and education. Some of his key values around herbalism include: respecting diverse identities and experiences, body-positivity and health at every size, holistic approaches to health that acknowledge structural violence, and accessibility/affordability. Adrian is interested in working with all types of people, and wants to extend a special welcome to communities that may have been stigmatized by or excluded from healthcare systems. He is especially committed to queer and trans healthcare, and has experience supporting people through surgery and/or hormone therapy with herbs and nutrition. Adrian is currently organizing with the Denver Community Health Collective and loves collaborating with other practitioners. He facilitates workshops and classes that aim to give people useful tools for their own healing processes.
Visit his website at: mountainherbalism.com
Alex Svoboda is a certified clinical herbalist who emphasizes compassionate and individualized care that strives to empower her clients and seek the root of their health concerns. She runs Arise Botanicals in Lincoln, Nebraska, offering workshops, classes, and health consultations. Some of her areas of specialization include: stress management, burnout, trauma informed care, reproductive health and improving sleep.
Visit her website at: www.arisebotanicals.com
Liz Meador is a certified herbalist who owns Anatomy Redefined, a mind-body studio in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood combining services in sound healing, meditation, herbalism and movement. In addition to private and group sessions the studio offers an herbal apothecary of bulk herbs and organic plant-based products for well-being. Regular workshops and lectures discussing self-care, earth remedies for wellness, and restoring the connection to yourself are offered.
Visit her website at: anatomyredefined.com
Taproot Adaptogen Tea
Ben Levine founded Taproot Adaptogen Tea while attending the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in Boulder, Colorado. As the first adaptogen tea line on the market, Taproot is dedicated to blending potent super herbs to help you tap into energy from a deeper source.
Visit Ben’s website at: www.adaptogentea.com
Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine – Online Medicine Making Course
Are you herb-curious? Do you feel like you know a little about herbs and making medicine, but are ready to dive deeper? Or perhaps the herb world is uncharted territory you’ve wanted to explore for far too long?
Or maybe you’re herb-passionate? Do you have a long-standing love affair with herbs, but are looking to rekindle that old flame?
Our friends at the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine will help you bring herbal medicine into your daily life on a fun and practical level. They spent a year formulating the ultimate educational brew: 46 ways to fall in love with herbs and 49 ways to put the spring back in your step! With over 95 herbal recipes, the course is brimming with herbal inspiration.
- Use your own teas, tinctures, syrups, salves and oils to address common ailments at home
- Build up your medicine chest with natural, high-quality botanical remedies
- Indulge yourself with luscious body butters, creams and scrubs
- Teach your children to prepare their own herbal medicine – laying the foundation for self-care and knowledge of natural medicine
- Infuse more herbal shazam into your food and drinks
- Lavish your loved ones with beautiful and tasty herbal-based gifts
- Develop a homespun herbal products business
- Create a value-added medicinal or culinary product for your farm
- Spoil yourself with the savings won by handcrafting your own medicine and natural body care products
Learn more about the course from the herbalists themselves, Juliet Blankespoor and Asia Suler in this video:
What better gift to give than the ancient wisdom of herbal medicine? The herbalist in your life will love it… or maybe you want to gift it to yourself! The course begins January 8th, and you can pre-register now – you’ll get a special early bird rate if you sign up before January 8th!.
When you sign up by January 8th, you’ll also receive these bonuses:
- Video – Herbs for the Immune System (how perfect for this time of year!)
- E-book – Nettles: Cultivation, Medicine and Food
- Entry into a raffle to win an upgrade to their Herbal Immersion Program
Check out all the details here.
P.S. We’re thrilled to support this community-minded business as an affiliate – if you sign up through our link, we’ll receive a commission in reciprocation. Thank you!
3-Day Wilderness First Aid Certification Course
July 15, 2016 @ 9:00 am – July 17, 2016 @ 3:00 pm | $275.00
Sam Coffman from The Human Path is coming to Boulder to teach a Wilderness First Aid 3-day certification course!!
ABOUT THE WFA CERTIFICATION COURSE:
16 hours of the course will include primary and secondary survey, extrication, diagnosing and treating a wide variety of trauma and life-threatening situations, splinting, bandaging, high altitude injuries, heat and cold injuries, disease and infection, snake and insect bites & stings, shock, head injuries, water purification, fluid replacement, building first aid kits and much more.
In the herbal portion of the course, students will learn fundamental herbal care concepts – the necessary shift in thinking, wound care and infection management using herbs, injury, shock, pain and herbs, respiratory herbal first response, gastrointestinal herbal first response, urinary herbal first response and how to plan, prepare and administer herbs in a first aid situation.
At least 50% of this class is hands-on training and practice. You can’t really learn these skills without the pressure of having to perform the tasks in the classroom to start with. The testing is both hands-on and a written test.
The certification is provided by ECSI, which is created, endorsed and underwritten by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
A certification card is issued which is valid for 2 years.
COURSE TUITION: $275, and includes certification card and two course textbooks. A minimum of a $100 deposit is required to hold a spot in this course. This deposit is non-refundable. Balance is due by the start of the class.
COURSE DISCOUNT: Active CSCH students can receive a discount. Please contact staff at the CSCH to get your discount code.
COURSE DATES: July 15 – 17th, 2016.
CLASS LOCATION: Boulder, Colorado. *directions are emailed to all registered students.
How To Register:
To sign up using a credit card, visit our Square store.
To sign up using Paypal, visit our Meetup page.
You can also send a check or money order! More information here.