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2019 UPCOMING CLASSES AND EVENTS

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Read on for information about classes at Nighthawk Art and Healing Collective in Laytonville, Emerald Pharms in Hopland, and The Muse in Willits!

May 9th: HERBS & PRACTICES FOR VIBRANT DIGESTION

Do you suffer from poor digestion or perhaps just want to learn more about what herbs can do? Join us for an introduction to practices inspired by Ayurveda to nourish and strengthen the digestion. Learn how we can use the flavors of foods and spices to guide us and also taste preparations you can make at home that help improve digestion and leave you feeling vibrant!

Location: Nighthawk Art and Healing Collective, 44960 Hwy 101, Laytonville, CA

Time and Cost: Thursday May 9th, 6-8pm   $10-25 sliding scale

May 11th: THE MEDICINE OF ROSES

A special event at Emerald Pharms Cannabis Dispensary and Resource Center, a Cannabis Ecotourism destination at the Eco Terra Center (Formerly known as the Solar Living Center) in Hopland.

Roses soothe us, enchant us, and inspire us. Make it a special weekend with your mom and join me for a class on the Medicine of Roses. We will make a couple luscious rose-themed recipes together and spin stories about the deeply healing and nurturing qualities of this iconic flower. You can also relax with your family, enjoy some fine cannabis on the porch, or go on a lovely stroll around the gorgeous grounds of the Eco Terra Center.

If you have access to them, please bring a pint jar and fresh, organic, unsprayed rose petals from your garden.

Location: Emerald Pharms, 13771 US-101, Hopland, CA 95449
Time and Cost: Saturday May 11th, 12-2pm.  $25 per person, $40 for a pair, and $15 for each additional person. Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

May 23rd: THE MEDICINE OF ROSES

Roses soothe us, enchant us, and inspire us. We’ll make fresh rose petal preserves and spin stories about the deep healing qualities of rose.

Location: Nighthawk Art and Healing Collective, 44960 Hwy 101, Laytonville, CA

Time and Cost: Thursday, 6-8pm  $15-25 sliding scale

June 6th: INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA: VATA, PITTA, KAPHA

An ancient medical tradition from India, Ayurveda is deeply guided by patterns seen in nature, and these patterns can be applied to deeply illuminate our understanding of our bodies, minds, and spirits. Join us for an introduction to the system Ayurveda and how we can use these patterns to evaluate our personal constitutions and improve our health.

Location: Nighthawk Art and Healing Collective, 44960 Hwy 101, Laytonville, CA

Time and Cost: Thursday, 6-8pm  $10-25 sliding scale

June 19th: HERBS & PRACTICES FOR VIBRANT DIGESTION

Do you suffer from poor digestion or perhaps just want to learn more about what herbs can do? Join Selena Rowan of Nine Sisters Botanicals for an introduction to practices inspired by Ayurveda to nourish and strengthen the digestion. Learn how we can use the flavors of foods and spices to guide us and also taste preparations you can make at home that help improve digestion and leave you feeling vibrant!

Location: The Muse, 30 E San Francisco Ave, Willits, CA 95490

Time and Cost: Wednesday, 5:30-7pm, $15-25 sliding scale, $5 off for Mendocino Herb Guild Members 

June 20th: CRAFTING HERBAL OILS AND SALVES

Do you suffer from poor digestion or perhaps just want to learn more about what herbs can do? Join Selena Rowan of Nine Sisters Botanicals for an introduction to practices inspired by Ayurveda to nourish and strengthen the digestion. Learn how we can use the flavors of foods and spices to guide us and also taste preparations you can make at home that help improve digestion and leave you feeling vibrant!

Location: The Muse, 44960 Hwy 101, Laytonville, CA

Time and Cost: Thursday, 6-8pm


Spring Session: Northern California Women’s Herbal Symposium

Spring (1st Session): Friday-Monday, May 17th – 20th, 2019

I’ll be serving on the MASHH Clinic Collective‘s Wellness team providing free wellness and first aid care for the participants of the symposium.

I’ve attended this symposium 1-3 times a year almost every year since I was 19, and consider it a foundation part of my journey as an herbalist.  Learn more about the symposium here!

Work exchange and scholarship opportunities are available and allow for a much reduced cost of attendance. I’ve always attended as a work trader;  it’s an amazing way to get deeply involved in the symposium community.

Location: Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville, CA

Cost: Includes all classes, meals, camping and events. Details here —>REGISTRATION

    • Regular Registrant: $390 – $490, sliding scale
    • Elder 60 & over, if needed: $250-$275 sliding scale (limited reduced rates available)
    • Young womyn, ages 12-20: $150-$175 sliding scale (limited reduced rates available)
    • Children, under 12: $40-$80 sliding scale
  • Infants 0-18 months: free
  • Work Exchange: $135

Fall Session: Northern California Women’s Herbal Symposium

Fall Session: Friday-Monday, August 30th – September 2nd

I’ll be offering 2-4 workshops at the Fall session of the incredible Northern California Women’s Herbal Symposium, a 4-day long gathering here in Laytonville.

Class details will be posted soon!

This will be it’s 29th year and 70th session! I’ve attended this symposium 1-3 times a year almost every year since I was 19, and consider it a foundation part of my journey as an herbalist.  Learn more about the symposium here!

Work exchange and scholarship opportunities are available and allow for a much reduced cost of attendance. I’ve always attended as a work trader;  it’s an amazing way to get deeply involved in the symposium community.

Location: Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville, CA

Cost: Includes all classes, meals, camping and events. Details here —>REGISTRATION

    • Regular Registrant: $425 – $525, sliding scale
    • Elder 60 & over, if needed: $225-$275 sliding scale (limited reduced rates available)
    • Young womyn, ages 12-20: $175-$200 sliding scale (limited reduced rates available)
    • Children, ages 19 mos – 11 yrs: $50-$100 sliding scale
    • Infants, 0-18 months: free (please register your infant)
  • Work Exchange $150, please register online and complete online fill-in application.

Fall Gather: an all-inclusive Family Herbal and Sustainability Gathering

Fall Session: Friday-Monday, September 6-9th

I’ll be serving on the MASHH Clinic Collective‘s Wellness team providing free wellness and first aid care for the participants of Fall Gather.

This will be Fall Gather’s inaugural session! Created by founders of the Northern California Women’s Herbal Symposium, this will be an all-gender inclusive family gathering celebrating herbal and sustainable living. Learn about Fall Gather here!

Location: Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville, CA

Cost: Includes all classes, meals, camping and events.

Click here for details on registration, work trade, and scholarships. Regarding scholarships, priority will be given to those who are Black, Indigenous and/or People of Color. Priority will also be given to those needing assistance due to medical reasons.


MORE CLASSES AND OPPORTUNITIES WITH SELENA

I am available for one-on-one mentorship for beginning to intermediate students and for group classes.

Please reach out if you would like to collaborate!





PAST EVENTS


April 11th: EMBRACING THE WHEEL OF THE YEAR –SPRING

Spring time is a time of emerging from dampness and darkness. As the sunlight and warmth increases, we may find stirrings of emergence rising within us too! However, after a winter of less activity and heavier foods, you may feel that you lack the energy or clarity to rise to the occasion. Check out our class to learn more about transitioning your body and spirit from a time of hibernation to a time of vibrant growth.

April 25th: CRAFTING THE PERFECT BODY CREAM

Have you ever been fascinated by the alchemy of creating the perfect body cream? Join us as we demonstrate how to create a luscious lavender water and shea butter body cream that nourishes the skin and delights the senses.

“Ask the Herbalist” at Emerald Pharms at the Solar Living Center

Saturday March 16th, Noon-4pm

Join me for a special afternoon at Emerald Pharms cannabis dispensary at the iconic Solar Living Center in Hopland! You’ll have the opportunity to “Ask the Herbalist” anything you’d like about about herbal medicine, health, making your own herbal products, and more! With a focus on the magic of turmeric, the March Herb of the Month, I will be demonstrating some simple and easy herbal medicines you can make at home from spices you may already have in your pantry. I’ll also have a display of fresh locally grown or wildcrafted herbs for your viewing pleasure, and will be sharing about my holistic health practice and the newly formed Collective Care Peer Support Group in Laytonville.

Location: Emerald Pharms Dispensary, Hopland, CA

Medicinal Plant Propagation Workshop

Sunday, August 12th, 11am-1pm

Join us to discover how you can grow your own medicinal plant starts from seeds, cuttings and root divisions. You’ll learn the best way to propagate plants like lavender, rosemary, sage, skullcap, mint, bee balm and more, and will go home with a couple new plant babies to nurture.

Location: The Portland Nursery, 5050 SE Stark St, Portland OR.  Cost: $5

Register Here!

Herb Walk at Powell Butte: Serene and Shady Forests

Monday August 13th, 11am-1pm

We’ll stroll along a shady creek bed through the red cedar and douglas fir forests flanking the southwest slope of Powell Butte. As we meander in the dappled sunlight, we’ll explore the medicine of the native and naturalized medicinals of the forest understory community, like Oregon grape, stinging nettle, roses, hedgenettle, lemon balm, and more!

Cost: Sliding scale $10-25, no one turned away for lack of funds

Location: Powell Butte Nature Park
Meet at SE Ellis and SE 145th. Street parking. No water or bathroom facilities available at this entrance.

 To RSVP, email me at selenarowanherbalist@gmail.com

Herb Walk at Powell Butte: Late Summer Meadows

Wednesday September 12th, 11am-1pm

Late summer is a richly colorful time for the plant world – we’re likely to find rose hips, hawthorn berries, goldenrod, wild carrot and more on an easy walk up to the top of Powell Butte, where, should we be lucky enough to catch a clear day, we’ll be offered a panoramic view of all the volcanic peaks surrounding Portland.

Cost: Sliding scale $10-25, no one turned away for lack of funds

Location: Powell Butte Nature Park
Meet at the bathrooms at the Powell Butte Visitors center. Enter Powell Butte park on SE 162nd just south of SE Powell, and continue along SE 162nd south up the hill to where it dead ends at the parking lots and the visitors center. This walk will traverse through a sun exposed area, so please come prepared to protect yourself from the elements.

To RSVP, email me at selenarowanherbalist@gmail.com