Urban Herbalism
Mar
23
1:00 PM13:00

Urban Herbalism

Please join us for a neighborhood walk along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade with Antonia Pérez, where we will investigate the medicinal properties of plants, followed by a tea workshop at Picture Room.

In this three hour Urban Herbalism workshop we will walk along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade with Antonia Pérez, identifying the medicinal plants along the way. We will observe the plants in depth through free form drawing of the patterns we find in them. Back at Picture Room, we will deepen our understanding of how to extract medicinal properties of plants via water, as we sip on herbal tea.  Participants will leave with their own alchemized tea blends.

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Westchester Social Forum
Mar
24
4:00 PM16:00

Westchester Social Forum

Regenerative Health: Growing and Using Medicinal Plants of the Northeast


Within a fragile healthcare system, plants offer an important role as preventative and accessible medicine. Plants can be powerful allies to support our grounding, mental clarity, adrenal and musculoskeletal system. However, as herbalism grows in popularity and becomes commodified, we risk the distortion of this timeless tradition. Providing accessible medicine can be likened to building accessible food systems.

 

Learn about several local plants growing in the Northeast and how we can build mutually regenerative relationships for our survival. Throughout this discussion, participants will have chance to taste herbal teas and deepen their awareness of their own body systems.

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Making CBD Medicine
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Making CBD Medicine

Making CBD Medicine workshop led by herbalist, Sarah Wang will cover the basics of using master plant, cannabis sativa, to make oral and topical medicine. In this workshop we will answer some of the following questions and learn the practical application of making this medicine along with proper dosing (amount & frequency) for yourself or loved ones. We will go through all the steps of medicine making with a hands on component and medicine to take-away. Feel free to bring a notebook for note taking.


-What is CBD?

-What ailments can be treated with this medicine?

-How do our bodies receive and interact with this medicine?

-Topical + oral usage 

-How to measure dosage

-How can we source and make this medicine ourselves?

-How do you make CBD medicine (tincture, oils, edible)

+Decarboxylation 

+Tools

+Storage

Bio: Sarah Wang is a artist (@sarahwangart), curator (@disclaimergallery) and practicing herbalist who has been working with cannabis as medicine for the last 8 years. She makes healing oral and topical medicine for her CBD/THC line called MU Healing (@muhealing) and a small batch pepper sauce for her all-natural sauce company, Wang Sauce (@wangsaucenyc). She is a photographer who works in documentary photography, collaborating with subjects to tell their stories. She’s an Aries sun + moon + mercury, Aquarius rising with lots of Capricorn mixed in there. 

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Ghee: Golden Medicine
May
25
1:00 PM13:00

Ghee: Golden Medicine

These dynamic 3 hours will consist of: making ghee, the oral and hands on history of this tradition + learning about medicinal herbs and spices.

We will be learning about the importance of fat for our bodies and how we can view fat as a medicine through the intake of ghee, an ancient medicine that originates in India. 2,000-5,000 B.C In addition, participants will learn how to extract herbs into ghee, thereby amplifying their medicinal properties.

Everyone will take home 2oz of organic, grass fed homemade medicinal ghee, a recipe of how to curate and cook with this fat.

This immersion will be facilitated by Sandeep Agarwal and Nalini Agarwal of Pure Indian Foods

Sandeep and Nalini are the co-founders of Princeton, N.J.- based Pure Indian Foods, which makes grass-fed, organic ghee and sells traditional organic Indian foods. Their interest in dairy history grew out of Sandeep’s family’s fifth generation ghee business (started by his great-great-grandfather in 1889) and the culturally significant role that dairy plays within his Indian heritage. The Agarwal’s have brought the Ayurvedic Medicinal Ghee concept to a culinary level by introducing unique herb/spiced ghee products sold as food, which has been recognized by The New York Times.

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 Beautiful World of Mushrooms & Fungi For food, medicine, survival and cultivation
May
26
12:00 PM12:00

Beautiful World of Mushrooms & Fungi For food, medicine, survival and cultivation

This is a 5 part mushroom intensive, each class focuses and uses the information given from the previous. We will meet once a month starting in May-September (except August). Those who are registering we ask that you commit to all 5 classes.

Class I is the primer for the rest of the curriculum, we recommend attending this class in order to be up to date with the topics we will be moving towards in the other classes

The Fruiting Body: Immersion into the World of Mushrooms & Fungi : (2.5-3 hours) Sunday May 26

Let us use all our senses to learn about the vast & diverse world of mushroom & fungi.  Examining their ancient story that connects humans and all life to them. Take a look at the roles mushrooms play within our lives, the forest, and in food systems. Learn basic concepts of mycology, the study of Fungi.  Enter into the "wood wide web" and find out how these organisms exist in nature & in return be nurtured by them, for food, medicine & ceremony. Together we will explore the many ways we can integrate Fungi into our systems.  One of the easiest ways is by eating them and using simple teas to gain their nutritional value.  In this class, we will demonstrate and taste easy ways to cook all kinds of mushrooms, Oyster, Shiitake, and Lions Mane. Samples of various teas will be available to taste too.  

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Beautiful World of Mushrooms & Fungi For food, medicine, survival and cultivation
Jun
30
12:00 PM12:00

Beautiful World of Mushrooms & Fungi For food, medicine, survival and cultivation

This is a 5 part mushroom intensive, each class focuses and uses the information given from the previous. We will meet once a month starting in May-September (except August). Those who are registering we ask that you commit to all 5 classes.

Class II : Love + Power of Medicinal Mushrooms  with Simple Preparations (3-3.5 hours) Sunday June 30

Explore the deep history humans have with medicinal mushrooms & their power to heal. Identifying uses, and ways to prepare them.  We will demonstrate the vast options and diversity of properties within just a handful of selected varieties. This evening we will serve a flight of various teas to really get a feel of their energetics and flavor complexes.  Becoming familiar with our healing allies, Turkey Tail, Reishi, Chaga and others. We talk step by step, the methods of extraction for use and preference of compounds desired, and resources available. Together we will discuss sustainability and sourcing surrounding this growing field of natural healthcare. Everyone will be making their first part to an 8 oz. double-extracted Reishi tincture, to then take home to complete at a later date.

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Beautiful World of Mushrooms & Fungi For food, medicine, survival and cultivation
Jul
13
to Jul 14

Beautiful World of Mushrooms & Fungi For food, medicine, survival and cultivation

This is a 5 part mushroom intensive, each class focuses and uses the information given from the previous. We will meet once a month starting in May-September (except August). Those who are registering we ask that you commit to all 5 classes.

Class III +IV: Wild Mushroom Identification + Mushroom/Plant walk (July 13/14)

DAY1: THROUGH THE FIELD GUIDE (2-3 HOURS)

Highly recommend for first time wild mushroomers :)

In class discussion and lecture about wild mushrooms, their anatomy, ecology, patterns to look out for when in the field.  We share our ethics of foraging, do’s and dont’s, and how to properly harvest based on your needs. We will display the various wild mushrooms and Fungi that will be ‘in season’ to notice and point out when we do go to the woods the following day. Together you will gain the confidence to safely start identifying wild mushrooms.

DAY2: URBAN FORAY (ALL DAY)


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Summer Intro to Herbal Medicine Intensive
Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Summer Intro to Herbal Medicine Intensive

The intention for this intro to urban herbalism course is to grow each individual’s awareness and relationship to their own internal ecology, urban ecology and the messages the plants growing in this bioregion are sharing with us.  All participants will take home medicine made each day after class.

Topics covered

  • Anatomy and physiology

  • Botany

  • Medicine making

  • Plant identification

  • Andean cosmology

  • Body creams

  • Food as medicine

  • Flower essences

  • Herbal Balms

  • Vinegars/tinctures/ oils

  • Growing herbs

  • Ecological frameworks

  • Medicine/ food justice

  • Teas, infusions, decoctions

  • Learning how to use Roots, Barks, flowers

  • Designing your own dream garden

  • Enhancing your dreams with herbs

  • Herbal baths and herbs for cleansing

  • Burnables

  • Survival skills

  • Games

Aside from topics covered in class, students will engage in reading and hands on assignments that will support their ability to integrate the material into their personal healing practices.

Classes will take place  in Washington heights using the Hudson River as one of our main learning sight as well as community gardens in the Heights and the Bronx. (Gardens TBD)

Dates (You must be able to attend all 4 classes in order to register)

Sundays 1-4pm

  • July 21

  • July 28

  • August 4

  • August 11

Exchange

Sliding scale $550-1,000

Please inquire about payment plans

Application

11 participants max.

If you are not accepted this round there is another course in September.

Please apply below.


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Summer Intro to Herbal Medicine Intensive
Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

Summer Intro to Herbal Medicine Intensive

The intention for this intro to urban herbalism course is to grow each individual’s awareness and relationship to their own internal ecology, urban ecology and the messages the plants growing in this bioregion are sharing with us.  All participants will take home medicine made each day after class.

Topics covered

  • Anatomy and physiology

  • Botany

  • Medicine making

  • Plant identification

  • Andean cosmology

  • Body creams

  • Food as medicine

  • Flower essences

  • Herbal Balms

  • Vinegars/tinctures/ oils

  • Growing herbs

  • Ecological frameworks

  • Medicine/ food justice

  • Teas, infusions, decoctions

  • Learning how to use Roots, Barks, flowers

  • Designing your own dream garden

  • Enhancing your dreams with herbs

  • Herbal baths and herbs for cleansing

  • Burnables

  • Survival skills

  • Games

Aside from topics covered in class, students will engage in reading and hands on assignments that will support their ability to integrate the material into their personal healing practices.

Classes will take place  in Washington heights using the Hudson River as one of our main learning sight as well as community gardens in the Heights and the Bronx. (Gardens TBD)

Dates (You must be able to attend all 4 classes in order to register)

Sundays 1-4pm

  • July 21

  • July 28

  • August 4

  • August 11

Exchange

Sliding scale $550-1,000

Please inquire about payment plans

Application

11 participants max.

If you are not accepted this round there is another course in September.

Please apply below.


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 Summer Intro to Herbal Medicine Intensive
Aug
4
1:00 PM13:00

Summer Intro to Herbal Medicine Intensive

The intention for this intro to urban herbalism course is to grow each individual’s awareness and relationship to their own internal ecology, urban ecology and the messages the plants growing in this bioregion are sharing with us.  All participants will take home medicine made each day after class.

Topics covered

  • Anatomy and physiology

  • Botany

  • Medicine making

  • Plant identification

  • Andean cosmology

  • Body creams

  • Food as medicine

  • Flower essences

  • Herbal Balms

  • Vinegars/tinctures/ oils

  • Growing herbs

  • Ecological frameworks

  • Medicine/ food justice

  • Teas, infusions, decoctions

  • Learning how to use Roots, Barks, flowers

  • Designing your own dream garden

  • Enhancing your dreams with herbs

  • Herbal baths and herbs for cleansing

  • Burnables

  • Survival skills

  • Games

Aside from topics covered in class, students will engage in reading and hands on assignments that will support their ability to integrate the material into their personal healing practices.

Classes will take place  in Washington heights using the Hudson River as one of our main learning sight as well as community gardens in the Heights and the Bronx. (Gardens TBD)

Dates (You must be able to attend all 4 classes in order to register)

Sundays 1-4pm

  • July 21

  • July 28

  • August 4

  • August 11

Exchange

Sliding scale $550-1,000

Please inquire about payment plans

Application

11 participants max.

If you are not accepted this round there is another course in September.

Please apply below.


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Summer Intro to Herbal Medicine Intensive
Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

Summer Intro to Herbal Medicine Intensive

The intention for this intro to urban herbalism course is to grow each individual’s awareness and relationship to their own internal ecology, urban ecology and the messages the plants growing in this bioregion are sharing with us.  All participants will take home medicine made each day after class.

Topics covered

  • Anatomy and physiology

  • Botany

  • Medicine making

  • Plant identification

  • Andean cosmology

  • Body creams

  • Food as medicine

  • Flower essences

  • Herbal Balms

  • Vinegars/tinctures/ oils

  • Growing herbs

  • Ecological frameworks

  • Medicine/ food justice

  • Teas, infusions, decoctions

  • Learning how to use Roots, Barks, flowers

  • Designing your own dream garden

  • Enhancing your dreams with herbs

  • Herbal baths and herbs for cleansing

  • Burnables

  • Survival skills

  • Games

Aside from topics covered in class, students will engage in reading and hands on assignments that will support their ability to integrate the material into their personal healing practices.

Classes will take place  in Washington heights using the Hudson River as one of our main learning sight as well as community gardens in the Heights and the Bronx. (Gardens TBD)

Dates (You must be able to attend all 4 classes in order to register)

Sundays 1-4pm

  • July 21

  • July 28

  • August 4

  • August 11

Exchange

Sliding scale $550-1,000

Please inquire about payment plans

Application

11 participants max.

If you are not accepted this round there is another course in September.

Please apply below.


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Beautiful World of Mushrooms & Fungi For food, medicine, survival and cultivation
Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

Beautiful World of Mushrooms & Fungi For food, medicine, survival and cultivation

This is a 5 part mushroom intensive, each class focuses and uses the information given from the previous. We will meet once a month starting in May-September (except August). Those who are registering we ask that you commit to all 5 classes.

Class V: Basic cultivation for Urban Living (2.5 hours) September date TBD

Learn some basic methods for growing mushrooms in your garden or indoors. We will explain direct methods of cultivation & substrate formulation. Setting up labs, fruiting rooms and other small, DIY, grow spaces, indoors for year round production. Discussing the benefits and setbacks of indoor & outdoor production. We will visualize was it looks like to creating myco-communities by growing and sharing the uses of fungi and mushrooms to better create networks and consistent growth of health, sustenance & sovereignty. Everyone goes home with their own mushroom spawn starter to begin growing oyster & wine cap mushrooms.


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Medicinal Bath Bombs
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Medicinal Bath Bombs

Join Jade of 69Herbs and learn the basics of making your own medicinally infused bath bombs.

In this gathering we will be making herbal bath bombs from scratch! So often bath bombs from companies are expensive and filled with chemicals, leaving residues on our bodies and our baths. Using only dried herbs and flowers, baking ingredients, epsom salts, and essential oils, we will learn how to craft our own natural bath bombs for different moods, herbal benefits, and scents. Each participant will take home a recipe that you can replicate at home as well as 2 bath bombs that you make.

Jade is a farmer, artist, & herbalist at 69herbs. they have been farming & gardening for the last 8 years. In 2018 they studied herbalism at Wild Gather: the hudson valley school for herbal studies.

Location sent upon registration

This event is sliding scale, please pay what you can afford, the more upper level tickets we sell the more we can keep our events accessible and affordable to broader income ranges.

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Rethinking Contemporary Smudging Practices at The Alchemist's Kitchen
Jan
31
8:00 PM20:00

Rethinking Contemporary Smudging Practices at The Alchemist's Kitchen

The Alchemist's Kitchen

21 East 1st Street, New York, New York 10003

Thursday, January 31st, 8:00-10:00pm

$30 advance

$35 at the door


Herban Cura will guide a conversation on the current use of sacred plants such as white sage and palo santo, exploring the ecological and societal impacts of using these non local plants.

White sage and Palo Santo are powerful cleansers that have been used for thousands of years. Both of these plants do not grow wild in the northeast, yet in the past 10 years have become increasingly popular, having an impact on the survival of the plant itself and the communities that have cared for them.

In this workshop participants will learn about local plants and mushrooms growing in NYC that can be used for smudging, burn blends, and resins. All will learn to make bundles with the power of intention and social awareness. Herban Cura believes that using the plants that grow where one lives is necessary for sustaining ecological resources, respecting ancestral practices, and for the the powerful messages these plants have to offer.

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Herbal Potion-Making at Alchemists Kitchen
Jan
17
8:00 PM20:00

Herbal Potion-Making at Alchemists Kitchen

The Alchemist's Kitchen

21 East 1st Street, New York, New York 10003

January 17th 8-10pm

$30 advance

$35 at the door

In this two-hour hands on workshop you will learn the basics of herbalism. If you're interested in plant medicine but don't know where to start join us for this Herbal Potion-Making course. 

Living in NYC we can often become disconnected from ourselves to a point where we get sick from overworking, not resting enough, overstimulation etc. Plants can play a crucial role in supporting us to rethink and reframe our relationship to ourselves and our time. We want participants to leave feeling a deeper sense of connection to themselves and the plants that grow in our bioregion. Simultaneously, as we learn to care for ourselves we must learn to care for the plants whose medicine we are using.

Learn the basics of herbalism in this two-hour course. If you're interested in plant medicine but don't know where to start, don’t worry - we've got you. During this workshop you will learn how plants work within our bodies to maintain systemic balance, how to repurpose common local plants for medicinal use, and how to make teas, salves, and tinctures. Return home with a hand-crafted tincture designed especially for you

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Eating Air Dinner
Dec
17
7:00 PM19:00

Eating Air Dinner

Traveling with the wind, are yeasts, mushroom spores, pollen, bacteria, and toxins. Often invisible, Eating Air highlights the role of what is carried in the air in shaping how and what we eat. Fermentation, pollination, and pollution are a few of the themes that guests will encounter through a multi-course meal and drinks.

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Power of The Seed
Jun
12
5:30 PM17:30

Power of The Seed

Philippine Herbalist Angela Angel is visiting the Northeast from out West and will be joining with Herban Cura to share with us the teachings of seeds. 

Seeds hold so much information, medicine and delicious nutrition. In this workshop we will have the opportunity to learn about the medicinal properties of some seeds, the oils that can be extracted, and the foods that can be prepared from them. 


The cost of this workshop is $75 which includes material costs and foods we will be eating. All participants will be bringing medicines home with them. 

Limited spaces available. 15 spots.
 

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BODY PRAYER
Apr
18
to May 1

BODY PRAYER


Through breath, sound and movement we will connect with the elements Earth, Water, Fire and Air in our bodies to invoke intuitive organization, harmonization, alignment, and purification.

We become channels of prayer for the elements of the world, harnessing the potential to support the regeneration of Planet Earth through our own physiological wisdom.

This will be a time of warming up the body, activating our subtle channels, stretching out tensions, heating up muscles, stimulating circulation, relaxing deeply, deepening flexibility and relaxing generously and breathing fluidly.

Please come in comfortable clothing, something you can move around freely in.

Come prepared with:

-Mat
-Water Bottle
-Blanket if you like to cover yourself during meditations

Location:
West Village - Address and further details will be sent upon registration. 
Time:
6PM-8PM
PLEASE ARRIVE PROMPTLY ON TIME

 

ENERGY EXCHANGE : $33 (If funds are an issue please reach out, no one will be turned away for lack of funds) 
Venmo: @MJM-Leon
or pay in cash the day of.

More information will stream through @herban.cura

E-mail
HerbanCura@gmail.com 

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XOCOLATL SAMAI
Apr
15
10:00 AM10:00

XOCOLATL SAMAI

Join us for a full day of XOCOLATL SAMAI

Xocolatl is Nahuatl for Chocolate or Cacao and Samai is Quechua for Breath, Spirit or Soul.

We will start off the morning workshop with Daniela, who wil lead us through connecting with the Ancestral Tradition of Cacao. Ever wondered how cacao becomes chocolate?
We will roast, peel and prepare a delicious, nourish, oxygenating Xocolatl recipe.

We will start promptly at 10AM and will end at 1PM

The Energy Exchange for this portion of the day is $33.00


We then invite you to join us for evening of Samai, oxygenating our bodies with fresh cacao, prepared in the morning, then move into breathing through the elements in our bodies to connect, purify, nourish, regenerate and vibrate in gratitude. Our bodies are made of the same elements as the planet we live on, as we honor and re-inspire the elements within us we become channels of healing for our world.


Please come in comfortable clothing, something you can move around freely in.

Come prepared with:

-Mat
-Water Bottle
-Blanket if you like to cover yourself during meditations

ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 5 PM
The event will last until around 8PM

Energy Exchange for this portion of the day is $33.00

More information will stream through @herban.cura

E-mail
HerbanCura@gmail.com 

Address & further details will be sent upon registration. 

*No one will be turned away for lack of funds*

If you choose to attend both the Energy Exchange is $55.00

Venmo @AntoniaEstelaPerez

or Pay in Cash the day of.

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