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Dr. Linda Berry

Want to be Safe in our Toxic World?

Antioxidant Scanning with Dr. Linda Berry

Saturday July 19th 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: Saturday July 19th from 12-4pm

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

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

Learn the Art & Science of Herbal Medicine Making

with Cheryl Fromholzer, Founder & Clinical Herbalist

Sunday, July 20th from 10-4pm

Reclaim your ability to care for your health and the health of your loved-ones using herbal medicine. In this class, you’ll learn the techniques used by clinical herbalists for creating high-quality herbal remedies including herbal syrups, oils and salves, glycerites and alcohol tinctures… and in the process begin the creation of your own herbal medicine chest! It’s easier than you may think… and requires no more than common kitchen tools.

Cheryl will also discuss the medicinal properties of the plants we’ll use in class, many of which you can easily grow in your own gardens! Take home products we’ve made along with handouts and recipes.

COST: $90 in advance. $100 at the door.

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

Plant Journeying Series

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

July 26th & August 16th from 1:30 to 4pm

A plant’s story, medicine and magic is available to us at all times and in a variety of ways.

In this series, 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 thru 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.

July 26 - Yarrow (Achillea millefoulium) - Every time I come upon Yarrow in the wild I stop in my tracks. The strength and power of this plant can be felt from yards away. The beautiful white florets, a tall strong stalk and feathery leaves beckons one to feel the depth of power in oneself. Come experience the strength, solidness, grounding essence of Yarrow.

August 16 - Wild Carrot /Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota) - Mesmerizing and enchanting, Wild Carrot calls us to take responsibility for our creations. A light and airy white flowerhead composed of a multitude of umbellets, leaves that grow in a spiral pattern and deep tap root gives a hint to the magic Wild Carrot offers us. Come journey with Wild Carrot and see what wants to come conscious.

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: July 26 and August 16 from 2-4pm. "How to" class begins at 1:30.

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

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

Free Mini Facials

using Laurel Whole Plant Organics (formerly Sequoia Beauty)

Saturday, July 26th from 12-3pm by Appt. - ALL APPTS. HAVE BEEN BOOKED - SORRY!

Laurel Whole Plant Organics will be offering a skin consultation, a free sample of Laurel Whole Plant Organics based on your skin type, along with a mini-facial. The treatment will include using Laurel's products, including a cleanse, elixir, mask, serum and balm. Each treatment lasts 20 minutes and products will be available for purchase.

Laurel Whole Plant Organics is a flower and herb based facial care line. We have the highest possible standards for organic ingredients, biodynamic ingredients, and raw, unrefined whole plant ingredients. We source directly from our farmers, making our purity and integrity unparalleled. For more information on this incredible skincare line, please visit: www.laurelskin.com

COST: FREE! Please call Gathering Thyme at 415-524-8693 to make your appt, or use the sign-up button below to be contacted. Please show up on time or your appointment will be given away.

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

Botanical Creams, Toners & Exfoliating Facial Masks

with Cheryl Fromholzer, Clinical Herbalist & Founder of North Rose Botanicals

Sunday, August 3rd from 10-4pm

Learn about phyto-nutrients, carrier oils, floral waters and essential oils as well as other natural ingredients that support each skin type, provide antioxidants, aid in healing problem skin and help reverse the effects of aging. We’ll make spa-quality, nutrient-rich face creams in groups and then individually create our own face masks and toners based on the previous lecture using all organic, natural ingredients.

Take home products we’ve made in class as well as handouts and recipes for further exploration.

COST: $90 in advance. $100 at the door.

WHEN: Sunday, August 3rd from 10-4pm

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

Spiritual Uses of Plants

with Atava Garcia Swiecicki of Ancestral Apothecary

Sunday, August 17th from 10-2pm

In many of the world's folk and indigenous healing traditions, herbs are utilized for spiritual work and healing. This class will cover the emotional, spiritual and magical uses of herbs. Class time includes learning about herbs for spiritual cleansing, protection, and dream work. In class we will also practice communication with plants and learn how to sense their energy in our own bodies.

There will be opportunity to sign-up for a more in-depth series of classes to further our spiritual work with plants. Please bring a bag lunch or snacks and water as well as layers of clothing and sun protection.

Atava Garcia Swiecicki is a popular teacher who conducts herbal education classes throughout Northern California. With a background in healing and spirituality, Atava also teaches classes on Indigenous Science, Environmental Intimacy, Slavic Ancestral Remembrance, Dreams as Mythic Metaphor, and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Healing. Her venues include UC Berkeley, Naropa University Oakland, the Northern California Women's Herbal Symposium, the Bay Area Herbal Symposium, the Upaya Center for Wellbeing and Klub Gaja in Bielsko-Biala, Poland. Currently, Atava is a core faculty member for the Indigenous Mind Concentration at San Francisco's Wisdom University. For more information on Atava, please visit her website: ancestralapothecary.com

COST: $45, pre-registration required as the class will be held off-site.

WHEN: Sunday, August 17th from 10-2pm

WHERE: Location to be provided upon registration.

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David Crow

Fukushima & Beyond: Research on Herbs for Protection from Radiation

with David Crow of Floracopeia

Saturday, September 6th from 10am until 12:30pm

This class examines botanical species that are being studied for their protective effects against radiation.

The first section will review the radioactive elements and types of radiation, where they are coming from, how they accumulate in the environment and the body, and how they threaten health. The second section will examine the various radio-protective mechanisms through which plant-based medicines may work, including activation of antioxidant defenses, prevention of hepatotoxicity, anti-inflammatory processes, detoxification pathways, anti-mutagenic and immune-modulatory actions. The third section will review radio-protective properties of common herbs such as ginger, turmeric, aloe, neem and milk thistle, as well as lesser-known species being researched such as Adhatoda vasica, Piper longum, and Boerhaavia diffusa.

A brief review of relevant literature on the increasing levels of environmental radiation reveals ample reason for developing and implementing a comprehensive regimen of botanical preparations for supporting health; for clinicians, this knowledge can also be applied to patients who are going through medical radiotherapy.

Bulk herbs and herbal formulas will be available for purchase at the event and at Gathering Thyme.

David Crow is an acupuncturist and herbalist with over thirty years experience. He is the author of “In Search of the Medicine Buddha,” a book about his studies of Tibetan and Ayurvedic medicine in the Himalayas. He is the founder of Floracopeia, Inc., a company that supports ecologically sustainable agriculture through the production of essential oils and aromatic treasures, and Medicinecrow.com, an online botanical community dedicated to sharing the knowledge and wisdom of plant-based medicine. Through writing, teaching, and activism, he is promoting the creation of a grassroots healthcare system. For more information about his work, please visit: www.floracopeia.com and www.medicinecrow.com

COST: $35 - pre-registration required as class is held off-site.

WHEN: Saturday, September 6th from 10am until 12:30pm

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

WHERE: Location to be provided upon registration

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David Crow

Dental Health: Natural Approaches

with David Crow of Floracopeia

Saturday, September 6th from 2:00pm until 4:30pm

This lecture will present an overview of dental pathologies frequently encountered but often overlooked in holistic clinical practice and their prevention and treatment with natural methods. The first section will be devoted to common sources of dental xenobiotics such as mercury, plastics, implants and adhesives and their long-term effects on the immune system and inflammatory processes. The second section will review the underlying physiology of dental pathologies and their treatment such as salivary health, formation of biofilms, chronic infection, and the effect of diet and medications. The third section will review traditional and contemporary natural methods for treatment, prevention and complementary therapies, focusing specifically on herbal remedies and essential oils.

Floracopeia essential oils and herbal remedies will be available for purchase at the event and at Gathering Thyme.

David Crow is an acupuncturist and herbalist with over thirty years experience. He is the author of “In Search of the Medicine Buddha,” a book about his studies of Tibetan and Ayurvedic medicine in the Himalayas. He is the founder of Floracopeia, Inc., a company that supports ecologically sustainable agriculture through the production of essential oils and aromatic treasures, and Medicinecrow.com, an online botanical community dedicated to sharing the knowledge and wisdom of plant-based medicine. Through writing, teaching, and activism, he is promoting the creation of a grassroots healthcare system. For more information about his work, please visit: www.floracopeia.com and www.medicinecrow.com

COST: $35 - pre-registration required as class is held off-site.

WHEN: Saturday, September 6th from 2:00pm until 4:30pm

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

WHERE: Location to be provided upon registration

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David Crow

Therapeutic Uses of Essential Oils *and* Opening to Flowers

with David Crow of Floracopeia and Sara Crow of Pure Body Synergy

Sunday, September 7th from 10:00am until 6:00pm


Therapeutic Uses of Essentials

with David Crow, from 10am until 5pm

Explore the basics of aromatherapy, the biology of flowers and the science of fragrance. Topics include:

  • How essential oils work–their absorption and effects on the glandular, respiratory, nervous and circulatory systems
  • How to use them safely and effectively
  • How to create a home pharmacy of important essential oils and how to use them to calm the mind and body and enhance meditation

Learn about:

  • Sacred scents such as frankincense and palo santo
  • Floral relaxants such as lavender and geranium
  • Medicinal florals such as helichrysum and chamomile
  • Antimicrobials such as tea tree
  • Respiratory/immune enhancing oils such as conifers and eucalyptus
  • Medicinal grasses such as lemongrass
  • Attars and exotic flower preparations such as rose and jasmine

Participants will have the opportunity to sample and purchase Floracopeia essential oils.

Sara Crow

Opening to Flowers

A Flower Essence Class with Sara Crow L.Ac. from 5-6pm

Flower essences are one of the most overlooked botanical preparations with profound healing implications for our world. Flower essences are an energetic preparation of flowers primarily used to address issues related to the emotions, mind and soul. They work on the various energy pathways such as the acupuncture meridians to create health and well-being on multiple levels. One of the most important aspects of flower essences is that they are a gentle, safe, efficacious and versatile remedy for the whole family at every stage of life.

Flower essences can be easily combined and integrated into every healthcare modality. In this class you will learn:

  • Why flower essences are an efficacious healing modality
  • How they differ from other botanicals
  • Energetics of various flowers
  • FlorAlchemy's Flower Essence Tinctures
  • Different methods of application

These two classes are being offered as a package and are not available separately.

David Crow is an acupuncturist and herbalist with over thirty years experience. He is the author of “In Search of the Medicine Buddha,” a book about his studies of Tibetan and Ayurvedic medicine in the Himalayas. He is the founder of Floracopeia, Inc., a company that supports ecologically sustainable agriculture through the production of essential oils and aromatic treasures, and Medicinecrow.com, an online botanical community dedicated to sharing the knowledge and wisdom of plant-based medicine. Through writing, teaching, and activism, he is promoting the creation of a grassroots healthcare system. To learn more about his work, please visit: www.floracopeia.com and www.medicinecrow.com

Sara Crow is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She specializes in using Flower Essences and is the creator of Floracopeia’s FlorAlchemy products. She is uniquely gifted as an intuitive and subtle energy healer. To learn more about Sara's work, please visit: purebodysynergy.com

COST: $80 in advance, $95 at the door.

DATES: Sunday, September 7th from 10am to 6pm

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

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

Emerald Rivers: An Evening of Poetry and Alchemy

with David Crow of Floracopeia and MedicineCrow

Monday Evening, September 8th from 6:30pm until 9:30pm

An evening of enchanted stories, poetic magic and an intoxicating feast Floracopeia fragrances and uplifting floral elixirs.

Join author, poet, healer and ecological visionary David Crow for an extraordinary evening of stunning images, beautiful poetry, and intoxicating aromatic treasures from his travels. David will also be signing copies of his new book, Sacred Smoke: The Magic and Medicine of Palo Santo. To round off the evening and continue to set the mood, Sara Crow L.Ac. will be serving of FlorAlchemy Flower Essence Elixirs.

David Crow is an acupuncturist and herbalist with over thirty years experience. He is the author of “In Search of the Medicine Buddha,” a book about his studies of Tibetan and Ayurvedic medicine in the Himalayas. He is the founder of Floracopeia, Inc., a company that supports ecologically sustainable agriculture through the production of essential oils and aromatic treasures, and Medicinecrow.com, an online botanical community dedicated to sharing the knowledge and wisdom of plant-based medicine. Through writing, teaching, and activism, he is promoting the creation of a grassroots healthcare system. To learn more about his work, please visit: www.floracopeia.com and www.medicinecrow.com

COST: $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

DATES: Monday, September 8th from 6:30 to 9:30pm

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

WHERE: Gathering Thyme • 226 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. • San Anselmo, CA
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Catherine Abby Rich

Flower Essence Practitioner Training

with Catherine Abby Rich

Dates TBD. Please email info@gatheringthyme.com to be contacted when new dates are finalized.

Join our medicine circle and let me share the wisdom and healing tales of flower essences with you. Accrue a kit of 25 essences as the course progresses. Learn counseling skills necessary to make remedies for yourself, friends, family or clients. Begin to translate the language of the flowers to emotional, spiritual and somatic issues. This class is particularly helpful for practitioners of the healing arts to expand your knowledge base and potentiate a new income stream. Perfect for moms... and lovers of others.

Catherine Abby Rich has been an herbalist and educator for over 40 years. She trained as a folk medicine maker in the Bavarian Alps, Mexico, the U.S. and in India, where she apprenticed with the well known Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Vasant Lad. Catherine Abby was a founding member of the Marin County Farmers Market and for 23 years was their resident herbalist. Her "Combining Forces” products are wildcrafted, organic and enhanced with flower essences she personally creates. In addition, teaching local plant medicine to all ages is one of her most cherished talents, her lifetime assignment and delight.

COST: $600. $100 deposit to hold your space. (Self-styled payment plans are possible).

WHERE: A beautiful Victorian home in Larkspur. Directions provided upon registration.

CONTACT: For more information about this event, please email info@gatheringthyme.com.


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)

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 and is the first time the class will be taught in the immediate Bay Area.

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: October 4-5, November 15-16. 2015 Dates: January 24-25, February 7-8, March 7-8 and April 4-5.

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

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

Private Health Consultations

with Matthew Wood

Mondays: October 6th, November 17th

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: Mondays: October 6th, November 17th between 10:45am and 4:00pm

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

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