Courses and Workshops

**All online courses included in the soul of herbalism are also available to the public to attend! scroll down to see these amazing offerings. Please email Valerie.herbalist@gmail.com to register! 

The Soul of herbalism
April 11-October 24 2022

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The Soul of Herbalism 

Where plants and Spirit bring healing to Life

 

This immersive program runs from April 11th to October 24th ~ the growing season~ in the gardens, outdoor classroom, clinic space and greenhouse at 9995 Ilderton Rd in Poplar Hill, 15 minutes west of London

 

16 in person classes~ every other Monday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm~ 128 hours

PLUS

8 online classes~16 hours

 

144 hours total

 

Instructors: 

Valerie Paquette, Registered Herbalist

Guest Instructors 

and Mother Nature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine with Dr. Kayla Moberg, 

Doctor of TCM, Medical Herbalist, Registered Acupuncturist, Instructor at Pacific Rim College

~Foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbalism (TCM)

~ How to apply herbal knowledge through a TCM lens

~The framework of using herbs with TCM energetics

~The basics of 5 element theory 

*online September 2022

 

*online October 2022

               

 

 

 

 

Learn more about Dr. Kayla here:

  https://thehealinghearth.ca

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies and discounts Included in the Soul of Herbalism Program:

 

~seeds, seedlings and growing supplies

~all medicine making supplies

~take home herbs for self study

~Materia medica reference book

~Email access to instructor

~ 50 % discount on all 2022 single classes 

~50 % discount working one on one in clinic consultations

~25% discount on entire dispensary

~Access to a beautiful herbal library with option to borrow

 

 

 

 

 

Our first class begins with planting the seeds of our eventual harvest. 

 

Each student will have the choice of their own small garden plot on the grounds to plant as they wish and tend throughout the season, OR to take plant starts home to tend there. 

We will all be caretakers of the established herbal gardens on the property, from growing each annual seedling to introducing new plants, and caring for the perennial plants throughout the season as new growth emerges. 

The best way to get to know a plant is by growing it, learning how to care for and when to harvest each individual plant. By interacting with them at every stage of growth you will easily recognize them in the wild or in gardens.

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We start by planting seeds

Connection to Plant Spirit

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Connecting with the plants as complex, whole beings meets us as complex, whole humans. Meditations and relationship with the Plant Spirit opens the doorway to the wisdom of all things. Different ways to tap into our own intuition are woven throughout our leaning, and a core of this course. 

 

           We connect with Nature, and with our own true selves. 

 

Reflections and meditation with Plant Spirit will help us deepen into our study. 

Your classroom awaits....

Foundations of Herbalism

 Introduction to herbalism throughout the ages and in each culture. What is herbalism and how do we use it in our lives? 

MATERIA MEDICA

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We will explore 48 herbs  in depth throughout the course, studying physical medicinal actions and uses and  connecting with the energetics of the plant. Tasting both tea and tincture (and being with fresh herb if possible) helps us to engage deeply with the plants.

 

Self study in between classes: Take home preparations of teas and/or tinctures will be given each class to explore with between classes.

Harvesting herbs and medicine making

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As each plant in the medicinal garden beds matures we will begin harvesting and preparing each one, from the tender spring greens to the roots in the fall, and making medicines as appropriate.

 

Learn the methods for making salves, creams, flower essences, infused oils, tinctures, capsules, tea blends, fire cider, and using herbs as home/kitchen remedies.

More herbal goodness...

Overview of the body systems and the herbs used most commonly in each one. Learning how to treat friends and family for common ailments in Digestive system, Respiratory system and Nervous system. 

Herbs in the body

Formulating

Learn how herbs work in synergy to create healing in the body, mind and spirit. We will practice making simple combinations of herbal tinctures and teas using the herbs we will be studying in Materia medica.

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Online Classes and in person guest instructors
for the soul of herbalism program

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Herbs for Women's Health with Dr. Kayla 

~How to apply herbs at different phases of the menstrual cycle 

~Empowering ourselves through learning about our body's natural rhythms 

~Medicine of Womb Wisdom

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~Explore our relationship with medicinal mushrooms – what we can do for them and what they can do for us.

~Benefits of using Medicinal Mushrooms in clinic 

~ When to use tinctures, teas, extracts (powdered), or as food

Other ideas we will explore:

  • Vibrational fungal medicine – Mushroom Essences – Shadow Boxing

  • Entheogens and dedicated practice (self-work)

• Restoring planetary, physical, and spiritual health by healing ourselves

*online May 30th 2022

 

Herbs for Childrens Health with Valerie Paquette

~Treating common childhood illnesses with herbs

~Calming herbs for kid's anxiety 

~Safe and effective treatment for children 

Herbs for Anxiety and Stress with Valerie Paquette

~How to treat insomnia

~Coping strategies for stress and anxiety

~How to find the right herbal allies for you 

~Plant constituents 

~The basics of phytochemistry

~Synergy and solubility

~The major categories of phytochemicals in herbal medicine

*in person Monday, May 23 2022

Phytochemistry with Evelyn Mueller

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Learn more about Evelyn here:
https://www.thelionstooth.ca

Therapeutics and Materia Medica of Commonly found Medicinal Mushrooms with Tony Oakworth, Registered Herbal Therapist and Instructor at Pacific Rim College

Learn more about Tony here:
http://www.woodwardherb.com
Introduction to Ayurveda 
with Registered Herbalist Bree Nabholz, Instructor at Wild Rose College and Pacific Rim College

 

~ The 3 foundational doshas of Indian Ayurveda- What dosha are you? (Trust me, this may explain A LOT)

~ What herbs, foods and lifestyle practices best support your unique constitution type? Come find out!

~Energetic properties of herbs- Discover what herbs your body needs & what herbs you should stay away from...
*online Monday June 27th 6pm-8pm

Learn more about Bree here:
https://wildyarrow.ca

Intro to Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis with Dr. Kayla

*online Saturday June 11th 12:30-2pm 

The soul of Herbalism 2022 is now full. Registration for spring 2023 will open in fall 2022. :)

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Meet your instructor

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 Valerie Paquette spent 4 glorious years at Pacific Rim College, in Victoria BC, deeply immersed in herbal studies. Graduating in 2016 with a Diploma of Phytotherapy, Magna cum laude, she moved to Poplar Hill Ontario to open a herbal clinic and joined the OHA as a Registered Herbalist. Her clinic work and courses have evolved to connect deeply into Plant Spirit medicine, in partnership with the physical medicine.  This will be the 4th year selling organic medicinal plant starts to herb enthusiasts each spring. She is deeply nourished tending her herb garden and making her own medicines. Valerie is called to connect people with their plant allies and their own inner Light. 

The Soul of Herbalism Program Cost~ $2400

~payment plans available, please inquire

 please email Valerie at Valerie.herbalist@gmail.com with any questions 
click Apply Now if you already know you're in!

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                                   Anxiety and Stress

                                              An evening workshop

                                           Thursday, April 7th

                                         6-8 pm

                                             9995 Ilderton Rd, poplar hill

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Exploring together different tools to cope with anxiety and stress, such as breathing, meditation, and self compassion. 

We will try 3 different relaxing, soothing teas and tinctures to find one that works for you. 

Includes: A custom take home tea blend

Cost: $35 

Email Valerie.herbalist@gmail.com to save your spot- space is limited