We at Gathering Thyme are committed to helping you discover your natural ability to care for your health and the health of your family and friends using herbal medicine, aromatherapy and nutrition. Community education and outreach is a big part of our mission. We invite you to check out the short and long-term classes and workshops we have to offer.

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Begins Apr. 6    Roots of Shamanic Herbalism with Judy Lieblein
Begins in June    Summer Herbal Apprenticeship Program - an Introduction to Western Herbalism
Begins Fall 2017    Explorations in Traditional Western Herbalism - a Nine-Month Comprehensive Program for the Beginning Herbalist


Mar. 11    Herbal Clinic with Matthew Wood!
Mar. 13    Herbal Medicine for People and Animals with Matthew Wood and Cheryl Schwartz DVM!
Mar. 18    Conscious Menopause with Judy Lieblein
Mar. 25    Herb Walk with Catherine Abby Rich
May 13    Beyond the Purple Pill: Ditch Heartburn Symptoms Naturally and Permanently
May 20    California Native Bees in Herbal Gardens with Jaime Pawelek
June 10    Allergies, Eczema and Asthma: The Answers Lie in the Gut


March 14    The Nutritional Wisdom of Traditional Diets
April 4    Food and Nutrition as Information and Medicine for Your Body
April 18    Wild Spring Greens: Eat Your Medicine
May 16    Medicinal Oils, Vinegars and Honeys
June 6    The Healing Power of Fermented Foods and Beverages (Theory)
June 13    The Healing Power of Fermented Foods and Beverages (Practicum)
July 11    Raw Paleo for Healing and Detoxification
August 1    Healing Fats and Cholesterol... and How to Make Ghee
September 16    Healing with Medicine Soup
October 3    Building Immunity Against Colds and Flus with a Master Tonic
October 17    Tree Medicine and Food - Acorns and Bay Nuts
November 7    The Healing Power of Bone Broth
November 14    Food, Inflammation & Chronic Diseases

BOTANICAL COSMETIC CLASSES with Alice Encinas-Duvernell

Feb. 26    Sterilization and Standard Good Manufacturing Processes: Level 1
Feb. 26    Dilutions, Incorporation & Solubilization of Essential Oils in Cosmetic Formulas - CANCELLED
Mar. 4    Basic Lotions and Creams
Mar. 5    Formulating for Skin Conditions
Apr. 1    Facial Serums: Level 1
Apr. 2    Carrier Oils: The Hidden Chemistry of Liquid Gold for Health and Beauty
Apr. 2    The Bee's Medicine Cabinet: Apitherapy for Cosmetic Formulation and Wellbeing
May 28    Live Distillation: An Aromatherapy and Alchemical Experience
June 11    Hydrosols and Essential Waters Made From Your Kitchen
June 11    PsychoAromaterapy: the Hidden Power of Smell for Emotional Balance & Empowered Life Purpose
Sept 9    Cleansing Oils and Toners
Sept 10    Botanical Extracts and Preservation
Oct 21    Doshic Chocolate
Nov 4    Treating Acne Naturally: 4 Steps to Success
Nov 5    Body Butters and Solid Lotion Bars
Dec 3    Cleansing Gels & Milks

MATTHEW WOOD: Consultations, Classes & Workshops

We are delighted to have internationally-acclaimed author and herbalist, Matthew Wood, teaching here at Gathering Thyme!
Mar. 11    Herbal Clinic with Matthew Wood!
Mar. 13    Herbal Medicine for People and Animals with Matthew Wood and Cheryl Schwartz DVM!
Spring 2017    Herbal Consultations with Matthew Wood