You will enter the space with light music playing, and the burning of either incense, frankincense & myrrh resin and/or sage to clean the space. There will be a choice of herbs for tea making, each serving a specific healing function in the body. We will briefly introduce ourselves and what each person feels is holding them back mentally, physically, spiritually or in any other capacity. The group will then break into small groups of two or three. I will start the class teaching the making and blending of teas for drinking or bathing. In a small group, you will pick a selection of herbs to make a tea blend. Then I will talk about tinctures, infusions and oils. Each person will make either a tincture, infusion or an oil to take home. (Tinctures include the use of alcohol, so it should only be made by and used on adults over 21.) In total, you will take two personally made items home and a wealth of newfound information.
I'm a Brooklyn-based homeopathic public health professional, that studies in an apothecary under a world renowned herbalist. I hold a masters degree from Columbia University's School of Public Health in sociomedical sciences and social determinants of health. I also work as cultural documentary photographer. We will be making tonic and teas in my studio space. While we work, you will sit amongst some of my most known photography series and rare herbs.
Herb & Jars Herbs, blending tools, tea bags, jars, etc.
We will be in my exclusive studio space. This is where I work, edit and create the imagery for my multimedia companies. It is also where I harbor my rare herbs, medicines and healing homemade blends.
A great attitude
Please let me know if you have any allergies or any concerns. Please communicate ahead of time if traveling with a child or service pet. Tinctures including the use of alcohol should only be made by adults over 21. An alternative to alcohol is apple cider vinegar.
Herbal Medicine Making