Upcoming Classes & Workshops 
Winter, 2018

 Winter is a time to reflect, move inward and, if possible, celebrate the pleasures of good food and nourishing treats. 

Karina Hines, Professional Chef, will be offering a hands-on class on how to make elegant, mouth-watering chocolates, all sugar and dairy free. It will be happening on Saturday, January 27, in time for Valentine’s Day. 

We are excited that Linda Patterson will be offering a First Level Aromatherapy class this winter beginning February 24. For those who seek to deepen their knowledge of essential oils, we are also offering a level 2 Aromatherapy Certification Course beginning Saturday,
March 3. 

Phyllis LIght, the legendary master herbalist from Alabama, will be teaching about “Natural Approaches to Major Mental Health Issues” on March 24 and 25.  
Please see below for more information.

Green Blessings,
Madelon Hope

The Boston School of Herbal Studies 
12 Pelham Terrace 
Arlington, MA 02476 
We also accept PayPal, MasterCard and Visa. 
For further information call 781.646.6319
or email: herbstudies@gmail.com

Chocolate Making Class
Sugar free, Vegan, Botanical
Saturday, January 27         
10:00-12:30 p.m. $70
Karina’s Botanical Kitchen
  Glen Circle, Waltham 02451                                
Karina Hines, Professional Chef
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For the love of chocolate and vibrant health, please join Karina Hines for a hands-on class to make beautiful chocolates and other chocolate products, all sugar and dairy free. 

Tasting is learning, and we will be making and sampling both dark and white chocolate delights from bark to truffles to energy bites, and Karina’s delicious botanically boosted, hot cacao; its a hug in a mug! We will be discussing different botanicals and herbal medicinals to  add to make you and your chocolates more vibrant. 

Working with fair trade, high quality, raw cacao, Karina will be demonstrating the different techniques and ingredients she uses. You will experience hands-on truffle making and go home confident to start making your own chocolates with recipes in hand.
Level 1 Aromatherapy Certification Course
Saturday, February 24, March 10, March 31, April 14
10:00 - 5:00 p.m. $500 plus $50 materials fee (There is a $150 non-refundable deposit)
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Learn how essential oils work to heal body, mind and spirit. This comprehensive course addresses the body systems, their common ailments and the essential oils most helpful for each condition. Three different methods of blending will be introduced with demonstrations of how to use essential oils in our everyday lives. There will be a particular focus on reducing stress. We will be making our own natural cosmetics and learning how to use essential oils to trigger memory, mood and attraction.

Level 2 Aromatherapy Certification Course
Saturday, March 3, April 7, April 28, May 12
10:00-5:00 p.m. $500 plus $50 materials fee (There is a $150 non-refundable deposit)
Prerequisite: Level 1 Aromatherapy Certification
Linda Patterson, Clinical Herbalist, Aromatherapist
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This course is designed for those who want to deepen their knowledge of essential oils and learn new, effective ways to deliver them. We begin by refining our intuition and using the pendulum as a tool for dowsing. From there, our journey takes us to kinesiology, where we learn to communicate directly with the body. In doing so, we are able to select the best oils suited for each condition. Finally our journey is completed with the chemistry of essential oils. by delving into the chemical makeup of these complex oils and using their constituents to determine our selections, we anchor their properties into our repertoire of knowledge.

This course also covers reflexology as a mode of transporting the oils into the body. Learning the reflexes allows us to promote healing from the inside out and gives us one of the greatest tools of absorption for essential oils.

      This course covers:
           20 Essential oils
           Pendulums as a tool of divination
           Kinesiolgy/muscle testing
           3 Different methods of blendin

Natural Approaches to Major Mental Health Issues
March 24, 25, $250 (There is a $150 non-refundable deposit)
Saturday, 10:00-5:00 p.m., Sunday, 10:00-4:30 p.m.
12 Pelham Terrace, Arlington, MA
Phyllis Light, Master Herbalist
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Anti-depressant usage among Americans has increased over four hundred per cent within
a recent ten year period.  With so many Americans using psychotropic medications, it is imperative for herbalist to have an understanding of mind/body disorders including ADD/ADHD, bipolar disorder, autism, obsessive compulsive disorder and various forms of depression and anxiety. In this class, Phyllis will discuss how imbalances in methylation and neurotransmitter functioning as well as oxidative stress contribute to emotional and spiritual dis-ease. She will also focus on herbal and nutritional protocols and life style changes that can address these major disorders. She will describe how the liver, brain and nervous system work together to keep us healthy and balanced.

Main herbs discussed: wood betony, valerian, passionflower, St. Johnswort, wild lettuce, hops, oatstraw, California poppy, nettles, mimosa and gingko. We will also look at blessed thistle, milk thistle, fo-ti, bupleurum, cascara sagrada, goldenrod, red clover, suma. 

Contact us: herbstudies@gmail.com or 781.646.6319