Calendar

Sep
29
Sat
2018
Indie Designer Trunk Show
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – Sep 30 @ 4:00 am
Oct
1
Mon
2018
Talking About Death
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm


October 1st at 6pm, we’ll open our doors to our First Free Monday with Jerrigrace Lyons, one of the grandmothers of the home funeral movement. Jerrigrace Lyons is a Minister, death midwife, educator, home funeral guide and Reiki Master. She founded the educational non-profit Final Passages in 1995 to inform people about little known funeral options, natural death care rights and practicalities, green burial, and the benefits of brining funerals back into the home and family care. We are so excited to have her for this evening and hope you call all join us. Of course, this event is free and everyone is welcome.

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

In this free presentation put on by students at the California School Of Herbal Studies, we’ll enjoy:
Tapping into Herbal Energies with Emily Berg
DIY Skin Care: Routines as Ritual with Isa DeCredico
Fire Cider with Caitlin Carey
Herbal Pop Up: Brew and Chew with Carey Campbell and Drea Moore

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.

Oct
20
Sat
2018
Mushroom Medicine with Karen Aguiar
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Details coming soon!

Oct
27
Sat
2018
Nourish Your Best Asset… YOU!
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Discover how stress can impact your health and how to unlock the secrets to increasing energy, curbing cravings and sleeping like a baby.
Do you feel like your health challenges are a result of your food choices and stress levels? Has your health gotten to the point that you are ready to make a change? Join Mary Sheila as she takes you on an inside view of how to get the results you are longing for, so you can look and feel your best!

In this easy to follow and implement session you’ll learn:
* The ABC’s to lowering your stress.
* Meet your Adrenal Glands, the seat of your Vitality Discover the 5 Keys to Balancing your Adrenals
Learn how to calm your Cortisol to naturally lower
your stress levels.
* Gain an inside look at food cravings and the number one habit that will help you
to nip them in the bud!
* Learn how to look at your health through a different lens, so that your food can meet your physiology and not only ignite your fat burning power, but impact your
overall health and energy levels.
* Why you may not be sleeping and exactly what you can do to sleep like a baby.

Your body is constantly trying to find balance. Make sure you are giving it what it needs to achieve this so you can take back control of your energy and health.
Cost of class is $145
Tickets can be bought at West County Herb Co or by calling us at (707) 874-9567 Thursday through Monday from 11am to 5pm.

About Mary Sheila Gonella:
Having served clients for over a decade as a Board Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant and Ayurveda Practitioner, Mary Sheila Gonnella teaches clients how to honor their unique physiology, move self-care to the front burner, and achieve and maintain radiant health.
Mary Sheila’s classes and public talks fill up with students who keep coming back for more.
Mary Sheila’s students at Bauman College Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts, where she taught for 7 years, say she is “One of Bauman’s greatest assets. She is brilliant and communicates her brilliance well. I am in awe of her knowledge level. She was a Godsend and a wealth of knowledge.”
In addition to her private practice, Occidental Nutrition, she consults and teaches classes through doctor referrals in the clinical medical setting, where her approach has helped people have complete health transformations.
She has created multiple online classes, and one of her favorite ways to connect with her students is when she roles up her sleeves, puts on an apron, and teaches cooking classes, reconnecting people to their ability to create delicious healing food in their own kitchen. She has been a featured speaker and teacher on various online summits and stages around the San Francisco Bay Area. Mary Sheila’s unique approach, opens the door for people to not only see the possibility for a health transformation, but gives them the roadmap to begin the journey.
Stay connected by visiting www.occidentalnutrition.com and sign up to receive “The Breakfast Report” Mary Sheila’s free guide to determining the right breakfast for you, your hormonal balance and your blood sugar regulation.

Oct
29
Mon
2018
Woven Altar Whisk Broom
Oct 29 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Brooms are used around the world for daily and ritual cleansing of spaces. A broom is an important part of making a safe and sacred space. In this industrial modern world handcrafts of all kinds are being replaced by machine made goods. The broom is no exception. Handcrafted brooms are on the brink of extinction. In this four hour class you will learn the basics of Broom Craft. We will each make a woven altar whisk like in the picture to take home and use in our own daily cleansing rituals.

Cost of class is $95 and tickets can be purchased by calling or visting West County Herb Co. during business hours.

About Broom Witch Bethany:
Bethany is a teacher and student of ancestral skills. For as long as she can remember she has turned to the trees and animals in the forest for council. She believes strongly in the healing powers of nature, believing that strengthening our connection with the natural world can improve our interpersonal relationships and emotional well being. In her own path she has found that working with her hands with elements of nature brings her and others some of the deepest healing. She feels like it is her path to do what she can to help bridge the gap between humans and nature and bring to light how that relationship can help heal trauma.

Bethany has worked with many different natural elements with a strong emphasis on different ways of processing skins (e.g making and using Brain-tan, Bark-tan, rawhide, and furs), earth pigments; and has fallen in love with Broom making.

Oct
30
Tue
2018
The Witch’s Broom
Oct 30 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm


The Witch’s Broom
Join us the night before Hallow’s Eve for a night of magic and broom lore with professional Broom Witch Bethany. In this workshop we will learn some of the basic skills of broom making and will each make a classic Witch’s Broom to take home and use in our own magical rituals.

Brooms are used around the world for daily and ritual cleansing of spaces. A broom is an important part of making a safe and sacred space. In this industrial modern world handcrafts of all kinds are being replaced by machine made goods. The broom is no exception. Handcrafted brooms are on the brink of extinction. Come learn this craft and sink into the old ways at West County Herb Co..

Cost of class is $115 and tickets can be purchased by calling or visting West County Herb Co. during business hours.

About Broom Witch Bethany:
Bethany is a teacher and student of ancestral skills. For as long as she can remember she has turned to the trees and animals in the forest for council. She believes strongly in the healing powers of nature, believing that strengthening our connection with the natural world can improve our interpersonal relationships and emotional well being. In her own path she has found that working with her hands with elements of nature brings her and others some of the deepest healing. She feels like it is her path to do what she can to help bridge the gap between humans and nature and bring to light how that relationship can help heal trauma.

Bethany has worked with many different natural elements with a strong emphasis on different ways of processing skins (e.g making and using Brain-tan, Bark-tan, rawhide, and furs), earth pigments; and has fallen in love with Broom making.

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!

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West County Herb CompanySaturday, September 22nd, 2018 at 5:20pm
At last, Happy Fall Equinox. Into the dark we go! 🍁🍄🍂🕷🦇🍄#fallequinox #westcountyherbcompany #autumn #intothedark
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West County Herb CompanyThursday, September 20th, 2018 at 4:34pm
October 1st at 6pm, we'll open our doors to our First Free Monday with Jerrigrace Lyons, one of the grandmothers of the home funeral movement. Jerrigrace Lyons is a Minister, death midwife, educator, home funeral guide and Reiki Master. She founded the educational non-profit Final Passages in 1995 to inform people about little known funeral options, natural death care rights and practicalities, green burial, and the benefits of brining funerals back into the home and family care. We are so excited to have her for this evening and hope you call all join us. Of course, this event is free and everyone is welcome. 💚🌿💚 #homefuneral #finalpassages #deathmidwife #greenburial #westcountyherbcompany #funeraloptions #homecare #talkingaboutdeath #firstfreemonday #sonomacountyliving #occidentalcalifornia #communitygathering
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It's not everyday you find an antique book on local flowers that has as an impressive cover as well as inside illustrations. #dutchmanspipevine #wildginger #mariposatulip #californiapitcherplant #matilijapoppy @ West County Herb Company
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West County Herb CompanyWednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 11:43am
This is what happens when Dior is inspired by your Tarot deck. I mean really, how cool is this? Well, we think not as cool (although a close contender in coolness) as actually having the co-creator of the Motherpeace Tarot Deck, Karen Vogel, in house on October 6th for a day of readings. Each one hour session is $120, you can visit the shop or give us a ring Thursday through Monday to sign up. #tarotfashion #therealdeal #westcountyherbcompany #christiandior #karenvogel #fashion
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West County Herb Company shared Sonoma County Herb Association / Sonoma County Herb Exchange's photo.Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 7:21am
Event to support our beloved Sonoma County Herb Exchange this Sunday in Sebastopol