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Aug
26
Sun
2018
Practicing As A Clinical Herbalist In A Free Herbal Clinic
Aug 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Practicing As A Clinical Herbalist In A Free Herbal Clinic

7Song Presents

Practicing as a Clinical Herbalist in a Free Clinic

This talk will discuss what it is like to help start and practice as an herbalist in a free clinic. It will include clinical and counseling skills, patient compliance, logistics, donations, working with other practitioners, and all of the other tidbits I have learned working at an integrative free clinic for 12 years. The goal is to help inspire other herbalists to do similar work while also discussing some of the details and difficulties to help prepare them.

TICKETS:
Tickets will be sold at 3 levels; Budding Herbalist Level ($20), Community Member Level ($25), and Clinical Herbalist/Organization Representative Level ($30). Please pay what you can and pick the level that feels right for your pocket book. Please visit or call the shop at (707)874-9567 to purchase your ticket. Shop hours are Saturday and Sunday, 11am-5pm through April. In May we switch to Thursday-Sunday from 11am-5pm.

About 7Song:

7Song is a clinical herbalist, teacher, botanist and naturalist. He is the director and main instructor of the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine. He is the Director of Holistic Medicine and a practicing herbalist at the Ithaca Free Clinic, an integrative clinic providing free consultations and herbal medicine for the larger community.

7Song has been active in herbal first aid for many years working at clinics, first aid stations and as a street medic in many situations.

One of his teaching goals is demonstrating how herbal medicine can offer primary and adjunct treatments for acute and chronic health conditions. He practices an integrative approach working alongside conventional and holistic practitioners. He endeavors to make herbal medicine accessible, affordable and within reach for everyone.

Sep
10
Mon
2018
California School Of Herbal Studies Presentation
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Check back in April for more details!

Sep
22
Sat
2018
Limpia and Humitos
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This class will focus on self-limpias, and personal steams (Humitos) for supporting the respiratory, skin, nervous system & releasing of fears, anxiety and other emotional imbalances.

What is a limpia?
A limpia is an ancient practice, a ceremony of cleansing body-spirit with herbs and other elements. It is a sacred ceremony, with the support of herbs offering the body-spirit a way to release emotions, spiritual imbalances, and even physical illness. Cleansings are deep; they heal wounds that have become part of the unconscious. The limpia may take us into our underworld/unconscious to start the healing process/releasing of trauma, Ancestral wounds, childhood disconnection, colonial wounds, toxic relationships with self and the collective. Limpias help us release the Aires/wind/energies that have gotten stuck in the body. Join us for an evening to learn more about GuateMayan and Mexican Curanderismo principals for releasing, prayer, and increasing of psychic and energetic boundaries.

This class will cover:
-Understanding/practice of altar making
-Sparking on plant relationships
-Deep connection to our physical and spiritual
releasing points
-You will get to do a Self-limpia ceremony

*Please do your best to prepare by hydrating your body and by taking time to clarify your intention for your self-limpia.*

About the instructor:
Pablo Rodriguez is a Queer GuateMayan yerbero/Herbalist, based in the Bay Area CA. Pablo has been trained in GuateMayan Curanderismo (Indigenous Healing) Modalities from birth. Pablo trained under family’s lineage, teachings of Berenice Dimas, Atava Garcia and the main teachers: The plants. He is currently attending Ancestral Apothecary’s Herbalism Program. Pablo is a Sexual Health Educator and soon to Graduate in Biology.

To register: please visit or call West County Herb Company in Occidental to purchase your tickets. (707) 874.9567
Class and ritual is $75 per person

Oct
6
Sat
2018
Mushroom Medicine with Karen Aguiar
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Details coming soon!

Oct
8
Mon
2018
California School Of Herbal Studies Presentation
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Check back for details in April!

Oct
11
Thu
2018
Womb Ritual
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Oct
18
Thu
2018
Camellia Sinensis Medicine with Francisca Santibanez
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

In this session we’ll be gathering to sit, journey, feel and explore the wisdom, healing and guidance generously shared by the beloved Camellia sinensis tea plant along with other delectable herbal infusions.

During this session we will cover:

Tea Ceremony- journey to embodiment and attunement
One plant, many teas- understanding different types, qualities and preparation of Camellia sinensis tea plant
Tisanes- roots, barks, leaves and flowers- preparing the perfect cup of herbal infusion
Tea for wellness- what’s in a daily tea practice
Make: Herbal tea blending

Reciprocity:
$55

About The Instructor:
Francisca Santibanez is a plant|heart based healer, herbalist, visual artist, and educator. Raised in South America, she spent her childhood in Brasil and Chile. From a very young age she was deeply connected with plants and had the awareness that her primary relationship was with nature and life itself. She inherited a love for herbs from her mother and grandmother, both whom were avid herb gardeners and medicinal tea (aguita de yerba) drinkers following a long tradition of Chilean folk kitchen medicine.

In 2013 Francisca chose to formalize her studies and dedication to the plants and joined the Ohlone Herbal Center in Berkeley, California to complete their Clinical Western Herbalism Training program where she currently offers support as their Student Services Coordinator and teaches workshops.

Besides her path in Western Herbal Medicine, she has spent the last 15 years studying and exploring in depth various other healing modalities which she weaves into her practice and integrates into her offerings. These include Andean-Amazonian Vegetalista Practice, South American Folk Healing, Curanderismo, Shamanism, Ayurveda, Holistic Nutrition, Yoga and meditation. Artistically, Francisca delves between mediums such as drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry making, pottery, etc. These days she’s most interested in invoking expression of her plant communions through the use of the aforementioned mediums.

To sign up and for information on other classes on the course, please call or visit West County Herb Company.

Nov
18
Sun
2018
Holistic Childbirth Prep Workshop with Kelly Gray
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Holistic Childbirth Prep workshops are designed to empower, explore and celebrate the many ways families choose to give birth and create family. This essential workshop is designed to demystify birth while guiding class participants to discover personal beliefs around pregnancy, partnership, birth, and parenthood, which will allow for a truly holistic childbirth experience. Class is designed to meet the needs of families birthing at birth centers, in their homes, at the hospital, or those who haven’t decided yet. This class is relevant to parents having their first, second or third child, depending on the needs of the family.

We will practice and review the following techniques and information:

• Love and Relaxation: Guided relaxation and the hormones of labor
• Spinning Baby: The role of the baby, optimal fetal positioning, and troubleshooting through birth
• Moaning and Moving: Evidence based healthy birth practices, from vocalizations to opening the pelvic floor
• The Landscape of Labor: Understanding the emotional and physiological process of birthing your baby
• The Role of the Partner: Creating Safety and Trust, Nonverbal Communication Skills
• Being in Birth: Massage, Acupressure, Positions, Vocalizations, and Breathing Techniques
• Advocacy and Collaboration: Positive Communication Skills with Providers
• Understanding Interventions and the difference between Necessary and Unnecessary
• Watching, Hearing, Knowing: Empowered Birth Videos
• After-Birth; The Sacred Hour and the Microbiome

Each class is kept to seven couples or less, as this allows for individual and hands-on attention from the instructor while allowing for community building with other expanding families. We encourage participants to bring a birth ball, meals, pillows, snacks and other items that will allow them to get comfortable and relax.
To read more about the instructor, reviews of the class and details about the day please visit www.ninemoonsdoula.com.

Nov
24
Sat
2018
Mushroom Foraging with Karen Aguiar
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am

Details coming soon!

Dec
6
Thu
2018
Wisdom of Tobacco Medicine
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

In this class we will be exploring the nature of a healthy connection and the fundamentals that are critical in maintaining an embodied willful relationship. Incorporating Tobacco as a potent teacher can offer us deep insight and understanding about listening, respect, attachment, consent, praise, healthy boundaries, gratitude, and sacred reciprocity. These will be discussed as functional tools for sustaining a fruitful reciprocal connection with Tobacco and beyond.

About The Instructor:
Francisca Santibanez is a plant|heart based healer, herbalist, visual artist, and educator. Raised in South America, she spent her childhood in Brasil and Chile. From a very young age she was deeply connected with plants and had the awareness that her primary relationship was with nature and life itself. She inherited a love of herbs from her mother and grandmother, both whom were avid herb gardeners and medicinal tea (aguita de yerba) drinkers following a long tradition of Chilean folk kitchen medicine.
In 2013 Francisca chose to formalize her studies and dedication to the plants and joined the Ohlone Herbal Center in Berkeley, California to complete their Clinical Western Herbalism Training program where she currently offers support as their Student Services Coordinator and teaches workshops.
Besides her path in Western Herbal Medicine, she has spent the last 15 years studying and exploring in depth various other healing modalities which she weaves into her practice and integrates into her offerings. These include Andean-Amazonian Vegetalista Practice, South American Folk Healing, Curanderismo, Shamanism, Ayurveda, Holistic Nutrition, Yoga and meditation. Artistically, Francisca delves between mediums such as drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry making, pottery, etc. These days she’s most interested in invoking expression of her plant communions through the use of the aforementioned mediums.
Please call or visit West County Herb Co. for tickets!

Dec
15
Sat
2018
Botanical Beauty Facials with Francisca Santibanez
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


What makes you feel and look radiant? What rituals makes your skin and body feel acknowledged and loved? What kind of lifestyle supports your walk in Beauty? How can plants support your skin, body and soul to be and feel vibrant and sourced?
Please join us as we explore and discuss Beauty, in life, skin, body and beyond. Learn about the benefits of using all-natural ingredients on your body and how to use these ingredients to make your own herbal skin care and beauty products. This class will offer an introduction to botanical beauty and how to choose ingredients for skin types, skin first aid, and desired effects. We will dive into processes for making a range of beauty products, including creams, facial masks and sprays, toner, scrubs, bath salts, and a relaxing spa experience with our homemade products. Each participant will walk away with yummy products for themselves or for gifting loved ones.
Fee: $90

About The Instructor:
Francisca Santibanez is a plant|heart based healer, herbalist, visual artist, and educator. Raised in South America, she spent her childhood in Brasil and Chile. From a very young age she was deeply connected with plants and had the awareness that her primary relationship was with nature and life itself. She inherited a love of herbs from her mother and grandmother, both whom were avid herb gardeners and medicinal tea (aguita de yerba) drinkers following a long tradition of Chilean folk kitchen medicine.
In 2013 Francisca chose to formalize her studies and dedication to the plants and joined the Ohlone Herbal Center in Berkeley, California to complete their Clinical Western Herbalism Training program where she currently offers support as their Student Services Coordinator and teaches workshops.
Besides her path in Western Herbal Medicine, she has spent the last 15 years studying and exploring in depth various other healing modalities which she weaves into her practice and integrates into her offerings. These include Andean-Amazonian Vegetalista Practice, South American Folk Healing, Curanderismo, Shamanism, Ayurveda, Holistic Nutrition, Yoga and meditation. Artistically, Francisca delves between mediums such as drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry making, pottery, etc. These days she’s most interested in invoking expression of her plant communions through the use of the aforementioned mediums.

Please call or visit West County Herb Co. for tickets!

West County Herb Company
West County Herb CompanyMonday, August 6th, 2018 at 11:01am
Although broom making on the 7th is sold out, broom making on the 8th (this Wed) has a few spots left and Bethany says this class can def hold beginners, so please give a ring today if you're interested (the shop is closes for Tues and Wed, so now's your chance).

We do want to mention that this class is more than broom making. Really, it's about teaching you to be a sweeper, to work with your hands in circle which has a deeply cathartic quality to it, to merge the everyday act of sweeping with ritual.
West County Herb Company
West County Herb CompanySaturday, August 4th, 2018 at 12:26pm
The fascinating and insightful rogue scholar, Karen Vogel, creator of Motherpeace Tarot. The next day of readings will be October 6th and each reading is an hour long and costs $120. The time slots are 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm. You must register for a time slot by calling the herb shop at (707) 874-9567 during our business hours. These readings sell out, so we sell them first come/first serve and we can't hold tickets for folks at this time. #motherpeacetarot #tarot #occidental #westcountyherbcompany
West County Herb Company
West County Herb CompanySaturday, August 4th, 2018 at 10:14am
In one room we have lavender bundles casting early morning shadows across the walls, in the other room we have Karen Vogel of Motherpeace Tarot setting up for a sold-out day of readings. We'll have her fall dates up soon, so don't worry if you weren't able to make a reading today. 🖤 #tarot #shadowland #liminal #ritual #motherpeacetarot #karenvogel #localtreasure #femmeenergy #tarotcards #sonomacounty #westcountyherbcompany #occidental #smalltownlife
West County Herb Company
West County Herb Company updated their cover photo.Friday, August 3rd, 2018 at 2:51pm
West County Herb Company
West County Herb CompanyFriday, August 3rd, 2018 at 1:23pm
We are having a little shindig on August 25th from 2-6pm. Not to be boastful, but we are turning TEN and we think this is pretty neat. We want to celebrate with you; so we are bringing in all our favorite things like treats and herbal tea. Bring a friend and see you there! #happybirthdaytous #tenthbirthday #westcountyherbcompany
West County Herb Company
West County Herb CompanyThursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 10:58am
Summertime...