Exploring Holistic Alternatives

Families practicing: Alternative & Natural Health; Attachment and Mindful Parent

There is a new resource in the Charlotte region, which just opened in
January. They have many herbal and holistic healing classes available.
I thought the next one (tomorrow evening) sounded interesting! So does
the Basic Herbalism class on March 27th. Or the Thursday evening Chakra
classes! There are some group discounts, if several of us sign up. Post
if you are interested in going together!



March 11:
Magical Herbs and Oils
Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Learn "Nature’s Practical Magic!" A workshop where we will co-create our own
personal blends with an intention! Magical plants and oils help focus
your creative energy to realize your dreams. This workshop promises a
"cauldron" full of magical plants, and lots of suggestions on how best
to use them in teas, oils and more! You will take home a "magical"
spray of your own creation to cleanse and clear your aura!

March 13:
REIKI I - Certificate Course
Saturday - 10:00 - 4:00
This class is for anyone interested in learning techniques for self-healing
and helping others. Reiki (ray-key) is an ancient healing technique for
modern times. Reiki restores energy balance and vitality by relieving
physical and emotional effects of unreleased stress. Reiki (Spiritually
Guided Life Force Energy) is powerful, yet wonderfully gentle and
nurturing. It supports any medical or healing method a client may be
using. Reiki is a method to aid the body in releasing stress and
tension through deep relaxation.

The itinerary of the class will include:
· Introduction
· Opening Meditation
· What is Reiki and Reiki Energy
· Explanation of Dr. Usui’s Ideals and Three Pillars of Reiki
· Chakra Energy System
· Reiki I attunement
· Clearing Negative Energy
· Hand Placement Positions
· Gassho Meditation
· Healing for the Highest Good
· Closing Meditation
All Day - 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - $125.00

Basic Herbalism I Certificate Course - NOTE: 2 day
(10 Hour) workshop (DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED)
Saturday, 10:00 - 4:00
Sunday, 12:00 - 4:00
Please plan to bring your lunch on Saturday so that no one leaves during the
class - we will have open discussions while we eat. Light snacks and a
beverage will be provided. A two day intensive workshop introducing the
basics of traditional herbalism. A list of herbal medicinal plants will
be reviewed and discussed. Upon completion you will be able to set up a
home apothecary, be familiar with herbal first aid, make salves and
tinctures and herbal foods including herbs for weight loss and
cleansing! A certificate of Herbalism I will be awarded upon
graduation. All this for the low price of $150. You won't leave
empty-handed. A very hands-on class.

March 16th:
Green Cleaning
Tuesday - 7:00 p.m.
Learn healthier methods and formulas for cleaning your home, and explore the
wonderful cleaning properties of essential oils and regular household
items. Going green when we clean helps remove harmful toxins from our

March 20th:
Weight Loss That Works
Saturday: 9:00 - 12:00
Session includes group weight loss hypnosis
Weight Loss That Works: A coaching program for weight loss that includes
hypnotherapy, effective techniques and information that can change your
life. Are you tired of struggling and fighting the battle of trying to
lose weight? Do you know all the "right" things to do, but still can't
lose weight? Join us for a program that will help you reach your weight
loss goals.

March 25th:
Herbal Skincare
Thursday - 7:00 p.m.
Join me on this hands-on workshop. Learn to identify a selection of herbs,
essential oils and carrier oils that have a special affinity for our
skin. This workshop includes learning to pamper yourself from your head
to your toes the "natural" way. You will learn to make hair rinses,
anti-aging serums, facial steams, clay masks, body powders and
wonderful scrubs with ingredients from around the World! Lots of
handouts, recipes and take home items.

March 27th:
Basic Herbalism I
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
A introduction into the world of herbalism. Based on traditional uses
come learn about how to make your own salve, tinctures and oils. Ten
plus herbs will be discussed and used to help you start your home
apothecary. A very hands-on class and not leave empty-handed class for
only $35.00.

Beginning each Thursday, April 8th through May 20th, 2010
The Seven Pathways to Your Soul - The Chakra Energy System
7:00 p.m.
$25.00 each class or $125.00 for all 7 classes if paid in full at time of registration
Join us in this 7-week intensive workshop and change your world one chakra
at a time! Understand the relationship between your consciousness and
your body and learn about the chakras. We will cover one chakra each
week, how they work, how to remove blockages, the herbs and essential
oils associated with each chakra, and simple exercises to balance your
overall energy. Topics covered are assessment and function, associated
organs, related mental and emotional issues and self-help techniques.
Taught by Reiki Master, Janice Maleyeff

April 10th:
Basic Herbalism II
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
A continuation of traditional herbal use. We notch it up and start
reviewing herbs and what those herbs are good for. We will work on
herbs used as alternatives, anthelmintics and astringent herbs and how
to use these herbs in your home apothecary. A very hands-on class and
not leave empty-handed class for only $35.00.

Contact us directly to sign-up for classes at:


(PayPal coming soon!)

Camille F. Edwards
Executive Director

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Oh, I'd love to go to the basic herbalism classes. But we'll be out of town for class I. :( I might be able to talk my DH into letting me do the 2-day certificate herbal class, depending on what dates they decide on.
~Andrea :)

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