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Matthew Wood

HERBAL APPRENTICESHIP WITH MATTHEW WOOD!
Forgotten Energetics of Traditional Western Herbalism:
The Six Tissue States in Relation to the Organ Systems

A Six Weekend Intensive for Intermediate and Advanced Students
with Matthew Wood MSc (Herbal Medicine), Registered Herbalist (AHG)

Remainining Weekends/2015 dates: Jan. 24-25, Feb. 7-8, Mar. 7-8, Apr. 11-12
Each weekend can be taken individually

In this class we will learn to understand the 'personality' and specific uses of herbal remedies. Every plant has a central, unifying intelligence which expresses through it's chemistry, uses, appearance, and taste. The Six Tissue States, an energetic system of Western Herbalism was largely forgotten by the late twentieth century. It is eminently useful and provides the logic behind so much that we do in modern herbal medicine. Matthew will be teaching specific indications for herbal application, the energetics of Greek medicine and nineteenth century botanical physicians, in relationship to the major organ systems. He will discuss this method and system over six weekends, giving plants, cases, and diagnostic tips for illustrations. A basic knowledge of western herbalism is recommended as this class will be geared toward intermediate and advanced students.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn from an internationally-known teacher of herbalism.

Matthew Wood has been a practicing herbalist since 1982 and is a renowned inspirational lecturer and author of several herb books including The Book of Herbal Wisdom and The Earthwise Herbal. He is a member of the American Herbalists Guild and has earned his Masters of Science degree from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine. Matthew lives in Wisconsin and we are so delighted and honored to have him teach here at Gathering Thyme. For more information about Matthew, visit his website: www.matthewwoodherbs.com

COST: $1,500. A $500 deposit is required to hold your space with the remainder due prior to the event. If necessary, payment plans are available on a limited basis and must be discussed prior to enrollment. (NOTE: Each individual weekend is also available at $300/weekend. Call Cheryl at 415-524-8693 for more information).

DATES: Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. 2015 Dates: January 24-25, February 7-8, March 7-8 and April 11-12.

CONTACT: For more information about this event, contact Cheryl at Gathering Thyme info-at-gatheringthyme.com or 415-524-8693.

WHERE: A private home in Lagunitas. Directions provided upon registration.

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Matt Wood

Private Health Consultations

with Matthew Wood

Janury 26th, February 9th, March 9th and April 13th

Matthew Wood is available for private therapeutic consultations here at Gathering Thyme. Sessions are one-hour in length. Herbs suggested in each session can be purchased at Gathering Thyme or elsewhere at your discretion. Use the sign-up button below to book your appointment. Cheryl will contact you with available times to complete your appointment.

Matthew Wood has been a practicing herbalist since 1982 and is a renowned inspirational lecturer and author of several herb books including The Book of Herbal Wisdom and The Earthwise Herbal. While he believes in the virtue of many other healing modalities, he has always been inspired to learn, preserve, and practice the tradition of herbal medicine descending to us from our European, Anglo-American, and Native American heritage.

COST: $100

WHEN: Various Mondays as indicated above.

CONTACT: For more information, contact Cheryl at Gathering Thyme info-at-gatheringthyme.com or 415-524-8693.

WHERE: Gathering Thyme • 226 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. • San Anselmo, CA
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cacao

Plant Journeying Series

with Judy Lieblein, Shamanic Practitioner, Herbalist, Animal Communicator and Reiki Master

Saturdays Jan. 31, Feb. 21, Mar. 21 from 1:30-4pm. Each class may be taken individually

A plant’s story, medicine and magic is available to us at all times and in a variety of ways. This Winter, we will focus on a few of the most powerful, beloved and treasured plants of all time ~ Cacao, Roses and one of my personal allies Yellow Pond Lily. All Bliss Medicines! Winter is the perfect time to explore and experience the deeper states and healing these plants can bring. Come join us for a Winter Journey in Bliss medicine.

In each class, we will explore the different ways plants weave their magic through the telling of their story in relation to their cultural uses, appearance, habitat and energetic make-up. A direct experience of journeying with the plant through meditation, ingesting a small dose of tincture, flower essence and/or tea and a plant attunement will further foster the connection. There will be time for the integration of this knowledge through the sharing of our experiences and/or journaling. This is plant spirit medicine!

For each class we will open our minds, hearts and senses to new worlds and possibilities through one plant. Join us for an empowering, fun and enlightening way to access our own inherent wisdom and deepen our connection to ourselves and the world around us. No experience is necessary. Class size is limited to ten. Please bring a journal!

January 31 - Cacao (Theobroma cacao) - Cacao has long been considered a “Food of the Gods” and even its Latin name Theobroma translates to exactly that! To this day, the Cacao spirit is considered one of the most powerful deities in Mayan cosmology as well as in many indigenous cultures in Central and South America. Cacao’s medicine is rich, deep, blissful and has been called “truth serum” for the heart. Join us in this exploration of one of the most treasured plants of all times.

Febuary 21 - Rose (Rosa spp.) - Everything is coming up Roses! Roses have a wonderful, diverse and long history … about 35 million years to be exact. There is no other plant that has been written about so ardently through time. As a medicine, Rose is unsurpassed in it’s ability to soothe and heal on many different levels. Come experience one of the most gently soothing medicines around.

March 21 - Yellow Pond Lily (Nuphar luteum) - My love affair with Yellow Pond Lily began over the summer when I had the distinct opportunity to meet her in a high Sierra lake in mud up to my knees. Since this time, I have come to consider Nuphar to be one of the most powerful Female Spirit Remedies we have available to us, opening doorways that have long been closed. Join us for a remarkable journey with Nuphar and see what long buried secrets are waiting to emerge.

How to Journey Class.
This is a quick primer for those with no prior journeying experience and for those who would like additional support or have questions regarding journeying . This class is offered 30 min before the Plant Journey class.

Judy Lieblein is a life-long student of old and new medicine ways working as a Shamanic Practitioner, Herbalist, Animal Communicator and Reiki Master for over 20 years. Bringing a varied and diverse background to her work Judy is able to weave together the sacred and profane combining the practical and the intuitive to facilitate understanding, growth and healing. She is dedicated to assisting and empowering all beings to align to their truth enabling a deepening of their ability and capacity to relate to themselves and the world around them in a more conscious, loving and compassionate way.

COST: $40 for each class including the "How to Journey Class". $35 otherwise.

WHEN: Jan 31 (cacao), Feb 21 (Rose), Mar 21 (Yellow Pond Lily) from 2-4pm. "How to" class begins at 1:30.

CONTACT: For more information, contact Cheryl at Gathering Thyme info-at-gatheringthyme.com or 415-524-8693.

WHERE: Gathering Thyme • 226 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. • San Anselmo, CA
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Kia Sanford

Eating Your Way to Health

with Kia Sanford MS

Three Separate Classes: Dates TBD Early in 2015

This series of very low cost classes is designed to introduce participants to techniques to use to take control over your health, take in optimal nutrition, and reduce dependency on pharmaceuticals. By learning about how food can be medicine, you will discover how to use your kitchen as a powerful pharmacy.

Eat Your Greens, Change Your Genes
A Evening in Early 2015 from 7-8:30pm
We’ll look at how our genes interact with the environment -- both internal and external -- to create health or disease. One of the main ways genes get information about what’s going on in the world is through the language of food. Learn how you can speak a language your body understands and help it get on track for optimal health.

Go With Your Gut
A Evening in Early 2015 from 7-8:30pm
Learn why the foundation of your health begins in the gut and what you might be doing without even knowing it to throw your health off track. We’ll discuss antibiotics, probiotics, prebiotics, NSAIDs, fermented foods, hydration, leaky gut syndrome, IBS, SIBO, and more.

The 80/20 Rule ~ Where the Rubber Meets the Road
A Evening in Early 2015 from 7-8:30pm
If optimal health and weight were only about knowing “what” to eat most of us wouldn’t have any problems. The trouble starts for most of us in the “why” and the “how” -- why do we eat what we do, and how do we make the changes we know we need to make to reclaim and maintain health? Let’s talk!

Kia Sanford MS is a clinical nutritionist and family counselor with Masters degrees in both areas who focuses on the interface between food and health. Prevention is key, but if disease sets in, there are hundreds of things that can be done by way of eating patterns and lifestyle habits that can often reverse or slow a disease process. Based in current and emerging science, and with a focus on the individual, Kia helps clients design custom programs to take back control of their health by making conscious informed decisions about food and lifestyle choices. For more information about Kia please go to wwwKailoCounseling.com. To schedule an appointment please call Kia directly at 415.813.6183

COST: Each individual class can be taken for $20, or $50 for the series.

CONTACT: For more information, contact Kia Sanford by email: kia-at-gatheringthyme.com or phone: 415-813-6183.

WHERE: Gathering Thyme • 226 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. • San Anselmo, CA
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Dr. Linda Berry

Want to be Safe in our Toxic World?

Antioxidant Scanning with Dr. Linda Berry

Saturday, December 13th from 12-4pm

Did you know that antioxidants are your best defense against developing cancer? And they also prevent cardiovascular disease (strokes and heart attacks), diabetes, obesity and pain problems. Dr. Linda Berry will be here at Gathering Thyme offering you a chance to find out your antioxidant score. It takes just 90 seconds and the cost is only $20. Find out if you can celebrate a great win, if your score is already in the good zone, or if you need to make simple changes to protect yourself. This is an interactive event. You'll have fun learning simple ways to figure out the best way for you to enjoy a happy and healthy life.

COST: $20 for a 20 minute appointment

WHEN: December 13th from 12-4pm

CONTACT: For more information, contact Cheryl at Gathering Thyme info-at-gatheringthyme.com or 415-524-8693.

WHERE: Gathering Thyme • 226 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. • San Anselmo, CA
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DIY Classes

DIY Wednesdays

Herbal Gift-Making Series

Wednesdays: Dec. 3rd, 10th & 17th - Just $10 each (pre-registered) or $15 at the door!

Whether you'd like to give handmade gifts this year, or want to learn more about the art of herbology & aromatherapy -- these classes are for you! Cheryl Fromholzer, Community Herbalist & owner of Gathering Thyme is teaching four one-hour classes on easy-to-make, distinctively unique holiday gift-making projects designed for anyone from the beginner to those with some knowledge already under their belts looking to expand their horizons. These classes are appropriate for teens through adults.

Aromatherapy Body, Bath & Massage Oils
Wednesday, December 3rd from 7-8pm
Learn about the therapeutic properties of several essential oils and vegetable as well as herbal oils along with proper ratios and safety considerations. Very experiential. Go home with recipes for further exploration.

Herbed Salts & Gomasios
Wednesday, December 10rd from 7-8pm
Herbed and smoked salts are all the rage these days (and pricey). Learn to make your own using herbs and spices, seaweeds and various culinary salts. Lots of tasting and sampling of various ingredients. Go home with recipes for further exploration.

Exfoliating Facial Masks & Skin Tonics
Wednesday, December 17th from 7-8pm
Learn the properties of various botanical ingredients, floral waters and essential oils and how to put together customized facial masks and skin toners designed for various skintypes from teenage skin to sensitive and mature skin. Go home with recipes for further exploration.

COST: $10 per class (if you pre-register) or $15 at the door.

CONTACT: For more information, contact Cheryl at Gathering Thyme info-at-gatheringthyme.com or 415-524-8693.

WHERE: Gathering Thyme • 226 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. • San Anselmo, CA
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Five Elements

Eating with the Elements

Class 4: The Metal Element / Autumn

Sunday, November 23rd from 1:30 to 4:30pm. Each class can be taken independent of the others.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are five seasons, rather than the four that we know of in the West. By observing Nature, the Chinese determined which foods and herbs have a “food as medicine” quality associated with each of these seasons.

Join professional Western Herbalist, Cheryl Fromholzer, and Nutritionist, Certified Aromatherapist and Gourmet Chef, Sarah Bearden, as we present a class for each season throughout the year. In each of our five classes, we will blend the best of East and West as we present local seasonal food and herbs with a Five Element twist. Our classes include lecture, cooking demos, tastings (and take-home goodies) of all the recipes made in class and a folder including all the recipes and notes for the class.

The Metal Element / Autumn is all about “Letting Go” and the Lungs and the Colon. For this class we will be focusing on the upcoming cold and flu season. We will be discussing foods and herbs and remedies that may help to support the immune system as the days get shorter and the nights longer. There are many remedies and recipes we can turn to support our health during the late autumn months. In this class, we will:

  • Discuss nutritional and herbal strategies to support the immune system.
  • Discuss flower remedies that address the emotion of grief which is the emotion associated with the Metal Element.
  • Learn to make an immune-enhancing herbal cough syrup to help with colds and flus.
  • Make a classic immune supporting chicken soup (also affectionately called “Jewish Penicillin”) but this time with a Chinese twist: incorporating immune supportive Chinese herbs into this classic recipe.
  • Learn about a traditional oriental rice recipe that is nourishing and is a real “comfort food” for those who have become ill, and we will discuss the “food as medicine” condiments we can add to it.
  • Make a delicious seasonal gourmet autumn squash soup with an optional crispy bacon and / or crispy sage leaf garnish.
  • NEW! To introduce our upcoming series of Aromatherapy classes coming in the new year: We will learn about essential oils that are used to be supportive during cold and flu season and we will make an aromatherapy inhaler to take home and use when traveling or out and about!

COST: $75 includes handouts, recipes and take-home goodies

WHEN:Sunday, November 23rd from 1:30 to 4:30pm

CONTACT: For more information, contact Cheryl at Gathering Thyme info-at-gatheringthyme.com or 415-524-8693.

WHERE: At a private home in Kentfield. Directions emailed upon registration.

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Astrology

Astrology Forecast for 2015

with Wendy Rose

Wednesday, January 14th 7-9pm

Wendy Rose, a professional astrologer with over 35 years experience, will lead an informative, fun and interactive evening. Wendy will discuss the planetary positions in 2015 and hwo they will affect you! Feel free to bring your natal chart for personal messages.

Wendy Rose works with clients on relationship issues, transitions, life purpose, businesses, financial and self-empowerment. Her classes and workshops are entertaining as well as educational. She incorporates feng shui into her astrological sessions. Wendy assists clients in achieving dreams and clarifying goals. She loves to see her clients achieve their dreams. Her website is: guidingstar.com

COST: $40 if pre-registered, otherwise $45 at the door

WHEN: Wednesday, January 14th from 7-9pm

WHERE: Gathering Thyme • 226 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. • San Anselmo, CA
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Wendy Rose

Collage Workshop for Visioning What You Want!

with Wendy Rose

Wednesday, January 21st 7-9pm

What do you want to move forward in your life this year? New career, relationships, passions, money, living space, health or... fill in the blank? The time to manifest is stronger and fast moving. The time to bring in your vision is now! I will provide poster boards, guided exercises and some magazines. Please bring a glue stick, scissors and extra magazines.

Wendy Rose works with clients on relationship issues, transitions, life purpose, businesses, financial and self-empowerment. Her classes and workshops are entertaining as well as educational. She incorporates feng shui into her astrological sessions. Wendy assists clients in achieving dreams and clarifying goals. She loves to see her clients achieve their dreams. Her website is: guidingstar.com

COST: $40 if pre-registered, otherwise $45 at the door

WHEN: Wednesday, January 21st from 7-9pm

WHERE: Gathering Thyme • 226 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. • San Anselmo, CA
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Happy Belly

A Happy Belly

Insights into Diet and Digestion from the Ayurvedic Perspective with Simone deWinter of Marin Ayurveda

A Four Part Series: Dates to be determined beginning in January

Ayurveda has a very nuanced way of relating to foods, different from the modern nutritionist's approach. Instead of relating to food groups and vitamin and mineral content, it considers the taste and energy of a food, and emphasizes the ability to digest and assimilate its nutrients. How does the quality of each considered taste affect us chemically? Does a food heat us up or cool us down? What is the post-digestive effect of a food?

In this class series, we will create an intimacy with our digestive systems, and a basic understanding of the quality of different foods, herbs and spices, and what they do in our bodies. Each class will focus on visualization, guided meditation, and lecture. You will receive many practical tips and recipes, so that Ayurveda becomes a familiar daily choice.

Simone de Winter has studied yoga and Ayurveda for over twenty years, both in India and the United States. For the last eleven years she has practiced Ayurveda in Marin County. Her website is: marinayurveda.com

COST: $120 for the series or $35 for each individual class

WHEN: Dates to be determined beginning in January.

WHERE: Gathering Thyme • 226 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. • San Anselmo, CA
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Kia Sanford

Expert Supplement Advice Every Tuesday from 3:30-6:30pm

Swimming in a sea of supplements and not sure what you really should be taking, if anything? Confused about nutrients and the latest internet advertising craze? Clinical Nutritionist Kia Sanford will be available for drop-in mini-consults in the store on Tuesday afternoons from 4:00 to 7:00pm. She is also available by appointment for more in-depth individual consultations in the clinic.

For More Information on Kia and other clinic practitioners, click here: Gathering Thyme Integrative Health Clinic