Thursday, January 10, 2013

Herbal Medicine 
Courses for Winter/Spring Semester 2013

What people are saying...

"Very organized.  Great notebook reference that comes with the class.  Will suggest to others."

"It's so nice to finally be able to take a course in herbal medicine!  Branwen was extremely informative of the content, made the material very interesting and was very organized.  I look forward to the next course!"  --Alexandra

Classes are held in the Art Studio Front Room of the Troy Hayner Cultural Center in Troy, Ohio.  Per the Center’s policy, classes must be paid in full prior to the start date.  Checks or money orders are made payable to the instructor, Carla Hunolt.

You may register for classes at the Troy Hayner Cultural Center’s website:

Cold and Flu Herbal Care Intensive

This is a two part class divided between the first and third Saturday of February 2013 when winter is not quite over--cold and flu season will still be going!  Come and learn how to take the misery out of these common viral ailments.

Class one covers herbs traditionally used to alleviate colds and the flu, as well as common secondary infections that may accompany them.  Class two will be Q&A and hands on medicine making of syrup and tea to take home.

Class notes will be provided but you may want to bring a pen or pencil and paper to do some extra note taking.

Ages 16 and up
Saturday, February 2    10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 16    10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Class $100 + $30 Class Supply Fee = Total $130

Beginner’s Introduction to Herbal Medicine:  A Comprehensive Course

This is a 6 part course for the beginning student who wants to learn about traditional herbal medicine in depth. Here we take the lessons of a typical 9 month Foundations course and condense it into a serious study, without the 4 digit cost. 

We will cover forms of administration, tissue states, properties of applicable herbs, digestive, allergy and wound care as well as make remedies to take home.  Remedies will include tinctures, tea, vinegars and a salve.  We will cover tongue diagnosis and more.  There will also be a plant walk in May!  Class notes will be provided but please bring a pen or pencil and paper to do some extra note taking.

This class is fitting for anyone who wants to learn about how plants work in the body, is mystified and confused standing in the supplement isles at health food stores, and/or would like to be empowered with a foundation for caring naturally for their basic health and that of their loved ones.

Ages 21 and up
Saturday, March 2    10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 16    10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 6    10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 13    10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 4    10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 18    10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Class $300 + $75 Class Supply Fee = Total $375

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”

 Henry David Thoreau 

About the Instructor

Carla “Branwen” Hunolt

Growing up on a small farm in the country, I have always had an appreciation for the different ways the Earth supports life.  6 years ago, I had the opportunity to embark on the study of Western Herbal Medicine.  It was a time of great expansion, transformation and excitement.  The plants continue to influence and affect my life every day.

I am a graduate of the clinical Community Herbalist program at Sacred Plant Traditions in Charlottesville, VA and have studied with Appalachian Herbalist Phyllis Light.  I am blessed to be married to a man who is also an herbalist and for 19 years has worked on all sides of the industry.  My quest continues through the inexhaustible world of plant medicines by studying texts from some of the great and forward thinking Western herbalists of modern day as well as the Folk, Native American, Renaissance era and Eclectic traditions.

My desire is to share the wisdom of the ages with those who seek to remember what our modern culture has forgotten.

“Surely it makes a garden more romantic and wonderful to know that…every flower in the garden from the first Snowdrop to the Christmas Rose, are not only there for man’s pleasure but have their compassionate use in his pain.” 

Hilda Leyel, Founder of the Society of Herbalists

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