Healing Herbs, Wild Plants with Brigitte Mars
July 29–31, 2011
Explore the properties of local plants, including dosages, safety issues and herbal preparations. Learn how to use herbs, foods and essential oils to improve common health conditions such as insomnia, fatigue and depression, immunity, energy, sexuality, addiction and longevity. We will also cover many basic first aid applications. Using an East/West approach to natural medicine, we will gain an understanding of how the flavors of plants correspond to their properties. We will make several herbal and raw food preparations using demonstration and hands-on teaching, and participants will have the opportunity to choose several topics that will be covered. We will also take walks around the Shambhala property to identify and taste local plants.
Brigitte Mars, a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild, is a nutritional consultant who has been working with natural medicine for over forty years. She teaches herbal medicine at Naropa University, Boulder College of Massage, and Bauman Holistic College of Nutrition and has a private practice. Brigitte is the author of twelve books.
Financial aid is available for this program.