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Dr. Linda Berry

Want to be Safe in our Toxic World?

Antioxidant Scanning with Dr. Linda Berry

Saturdays, April 19th and May 17th 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: Saturdays, April 19th and May 17th 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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Simone

Cleansing the Ayurvedic Way

with Simone de Winter, Founder of Marin Ayurveda

Tuesday, April 22nd from 7-8pm

Cleansing, purifying the organism, is part of Ayurvedic treatment of disease. It is also a way for healthy people to rejuvenate on a cellular level - to stay healthy. This talk will introduce the Ayurvedic way: the Panchakarma Protocol.

The medical textbooks of Ayurveda warn against purification practices without properly preparing the body first, and emphasizes that cleansing and purifying is inherently tissue depleting and needs to be followed by rejuvenating practices. Come learn about a very complete system of cleansing that not only purifies the organism but also deeply relaxes the mind and nervous system and rejuvenates the body's tissues. The result is a healthy body with renewed energy and a strengthened immune system

It will be possible to sign-up to participate in a Rejuvenating Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse after the talk.

COST: Free

WHEN: Tuesday, April 22nd from 7-8pm

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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Matthew Wood

Shamanic Herbalism - Part II

with Matthew Wood

April 26th & 27th from 10-6pm

This class is the second part of Shamanic Herbalism as taught by Matthew Wood. Attendance in Shamanic Herbalism Part I is helpful, but not a pre-requisite for this class.

In this class we will continue to study the individual animal totems and the plants that are associated with them. In addition, we will increase the discussion of constitutional types, showing how to fit the bear, wolf, deer, turtle, crane, coyote, cloud, sun, etc. The animal constitutional types have a relationship to the regulatory systems, endocrine, neurological, immune, which we will introduce into the discussion. We also want to tune into a few important medicine plants.

FROM SHAMANIC HERBALISM I:

Shamanic Herbalism will be taught based on personal experience of almost thirty years practice with the 'inner medical license' granted by Mother Nature. Throughout the weekend, herbal lessons will be interspersed with teachings on the principles of shamanism. Many herbs have 'shamanic' applications or touch our souls and hearts in ways that open us up to Nature and the Old, Old Path of Nature Wisdom and shamanism. We will discuss the doctrine of signature 'spirit signatures' (when a plant looks like or is used by an animal), and the animal medicines in relationship to the plant medicines.

Herbal knowledge interpenetrates with the animal kingdom and with human healthcare. The different functions of human society, the different constitutions and personalities of people, the different medicine gifts, the organs of the body are all represented by the animal powers or medicines, and these in turn relate to plant medicines: bear, deer, badger, panther, catfish, wolf, etc. In this class we will learn to see the inter-connections and to practice a very simple and practical herbal medicine. We will also practice several plant journeys.

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: $250. A $100 deposit is required to hold your space with the remainder due at the event.

DATES: Saturday and Sunday, April 26th & 27th from 10am to 6pm.

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

WHERE: Location to be determined. Directions provided upon registration.

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Matt Wood

Private Health Consultations

with Matthew Wood

Mondays: April 28th, June 2nd, June 30th, July 28th, 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: April 28th, June 2nd, June 30th, July 28th, 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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Iris

Plant Journeying Series

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

Every Other Saturday beginning May 3rd 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 through meditation 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.

May 3 - Iris: Iris versicolor/douglasiana Every spring Iris shows her beauty in color and scent. Her presence is one that many remember throughout their life. Come experience Iris and see what is blooming within you.

May 17 - California Poppy: Eschscholzia californica Whose heart doesn’t sing when seeing California Poppy blooming for the first time?! Our state plant has a long history enticing one to relax in mind, body and spirit. Come sit with California Poppy and explore the meaning, concept and pleasure of relaxation.

May 31- Desert Lilac: Ceanouthus spp. is a joy to see, from the purple flowers that shimmer in the light to the deep evergreen leaves. Come sit and journey with Ceanothus and see what is illuminated for you.

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: May 3rd (Iris), May 17th (Poppy), May 31st (Ceanothus) from 2-4pm. "How to" class begins at 1:30. You can sign-up for each class individually.

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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Fairy Garden

Make Your Own Fairy Garden

An "All Ages" Event benefitting Marin Edible Garden

Saturday, May 3rd from 10-12pm

Stephanie MacAfee, Classroom Aide at Ross School, Cheryl Fromholzer, Owner of Gathering Thyme, and Cathering Abby Rich, Herbalist and Educator of Combining Forces, will lead this all ages, hands-on workshop. Workshop participants may wish to gift their gardens to grandmothers or mothers for Mother's Day. Nature materials are provided with your event donation. This event is being held at the Marin Edible Garden within the Marin Arts & Garden Center in Ross... directions below.

COST: $10-$20 donation per family./p>

WHEN: Saturday, May 3rd from 10-noon

WHERE: The Edible Garden at MAGC. Click here for directions

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


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Elderberry

Beginning Botany/Plant Identification Skills for Herbalists and Nature Lovers

Taught by Ethnobotanist, Jolie Egert

Sunday, May 4th from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Do you want to know the plants growing around you this spring? Then come join Jolie Egert and learn to see the world through the eyes of a botanist. We will slow down to look at the intricate details of flowers and plants and immerse ourselves in the spring bloom. Botanists categorize plants into families based on the structure of their flowers. Plants belonging to the same botanical family often have similar nutritional, medicinal or poisonous qualities. This class is designed to introduce students to the necessary skills and knowledge to positively identify and use wild medicinal and edible plants.

Students will learn to recognize major plant families of California and build a foundation necessary to identify plants on their own. The basics of ethical wildcrafting will be discussed. During three fun field trips we will explore the magnificent flora on some of Marin’s most beautiful trails. Please bring a magnifying glass or loupe if you have one. Topics covered include:

  • Understanding plant parts and descriptions.
  • Overview of botanical classification and groupings such as the families and genera.
  • Distinguishing characteristics of important medicinal plant families.
  • Botanical guides and keys.
  • Ethical wildcrafting.

COST: $45. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Your credit card will be billed prior to the event. Refunds are provided for cancellations made three (3) days in advance. No refunds are provided for "no-shows".

WHEN: Sunday, May 4th from 10-2pm.

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

WHERE: Location of the walks with vary depending on the spring bloom. Meeting place will be emailed to you after registration.


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Matt Wood

Clinical Case Studies

with Matthew Wood

Saturday June 14th from 10:00am-2:30pm

Sit in with Matthew Wood, a veteran of thirty-plus years of clinical practice in energetic, traditional Western herbalism. We will practice tongue, pulse and facial diagnosis on three clients. Practicing herbalists are invited to bring a client to the event. Clients are charged $25 for participation and must sign-up in advance as we're only taking three clients per event. Previous experience with pulse reading is recommended.

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: $45 for herbalists / $25 for clients. Clients need to register separately by contacting Cheryl at Gathering Thyme. 415-524-8693.

WHEN: Saturday June 14th from 10:00am-2:30pm.

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.


Chocolate

A Chocolate Workshop

includes tastings and a free chocolate bar!

This workshop is being rescheduled with dates TBA. You can still pre-register, below.

Learn the process of growing, harvesting, fermenting and drying cacao… and how to make delectable chocolate! If you have ever been curious about what is involved in making chocolate, you will love this seminar! Like a fine wine, there is an art to making fine chocolate. We will cover how to make chocolate, the surprising difference between tempered and untempered chocolate, and what to look for when tasting chocolate. The workshop includes videos to illustrate life on a tropical cacao farm, a free chocolate bar made by Jim and Keli, and tastings of different types of chocolate as well as raw cacao beans.

Keli Fine and Jim Carouba bought a 100-acre farm with a 17-acre cacao plantation (“The Chocolate Farm”) in 2007 and have been wrapped up in a whirlwind of learning about cacao, agriculture in a tropical climate, and making chocolate. Their farm is located in Costa Rica near the southern border with Panama. Life is lived according to old rhythms in this part of the country where most people grow their own rice, beans and corn and ride horses to get around.

COST: $35 includes tastings and a free chocolate bar.

WHEN: Rescheduling for June - Stay tuned for the date!

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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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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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