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All Things Chaga

$50

with Allie Austin

Calendar Oct 25, 2018 at 4 pm

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
4:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Tuition: $20 Materials $30

Did you know, growing on our birch trees is one of the most powerfully medicinal mushrooms in the world? Chaga has been highly studied and has been known to kill cancer cells, shrink tumors, and increase the body's ability to respond and adapt to stress, among it's multitude of other benefits. In this class, we will learn how to identify, harvest, and utilize this medicinal powerhouse for both internal and external use. We will make some chaga preparations in class, and students will each go home with their own informational chaga handbook, including a recipe booklet with numerous chaga remedies and creative ways to use Minnesota's most treasured fungi.  

About the Instructor: Allison Austin has been practicing herbalism for over 13 years. Her passion for plants and herbal medicine began in middle school, and has continued to play a central role in her life ever since. She has studied under herbalists in Minnesota, California, Texas, and with Mayan elders in Guatemala. Allison is passionate about bringing the traditional practices of herbalism to people in a practical and accessible way, and encouraging people to utilize herbs in their local area to become more self-sustainable and take charge of their own health. 

All Things Chaga

$50

with Allie Austin

Calendar Dec 6, 2018 at 4 pm

Thursday, December 6, 2018
4:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Tuition: $20 Materials $30

Did you know, growing on our birch trees is one of the most powerfully medicinal mushrooms in the world? Chaga has been highly studied and has been known to kill cancer cells, shrink tumors, and increase the body's ability to respond and adapt to stress, among it's multitude of other benefits. In this class, we will learn how to identify, harvest, and utilize this medicinal powerhouse for both internal and external use. We will make some chaga preparations in class, and students will each go home with their own informational chaga handbook, including a recipe booklet with numerous chaga remedies and creative ways to use Minnesota's most treasured fungi.  

About the Instructor: Allison Austin has been practicing herbalism for over 13 years. Her passion for plants and herbal medicine began in middle school, and has continued to play a central role in her life ever since. She has studied under herbalists in Minnesota, California, Texas, and with Mayan elders in Guatemala. Allison is passionate about bringing the traditional practices of herbalism to people in a practical and accessible way, and encouraging people to utilize herbs in their local area to become more self-sustainable and take charge of their own health. 

Hawthorne Cordial

$35

with Jaime Brennan

Calendar Nov 8, 2018 at 5 pm

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuition: $15  Materials: $20

Join herbalist and Tranquility Wellness Center owner Jaime Brennan to make your own healthful and delicious cordial. We'll spend a little time reviewing the benefits of Hawthorn, and then you'll create your own cordial. Hawthorn is one of the best herbs for the heart, and the aromatic herbs aid digestion. This cordial can be used as an after-dinner treat by mixing with sparkling water.

All ingredients will be supplied, plus a jar to bottle your finished product in with a beautiful label. This would make a perfect gift or delicious treat for yourself!

About the instructor: Jaime Brennan can always remember having a special relationship with the plants that grew around her. She began learning how to use them to improve her own health in 2006. Feeling the benefits of herbs she wanted to share this knowledge with others. Tranquility Wellness Center was opened in Ely in 2017 with a focus on providing a space to learn and explore the world of herbs and health. The center has over 100 bulk herbs, many herbal tea blends and handmade products to help you create Tranquility, a body in balance, a mind at ease and a satisfied soul.





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