Learning Opportunities

For information or to register, email info@seattleherbalist.com

Upcoming Schedule of Events



Date Time Event
2nd Sunday's pending Sound Expressions Circle
June 22-25,2017   Women's Summer Solstice
Aug 18-20,2017   Earthwalk NW: The Gathering



Love Notes:

“Thanks again for the wonderful workshop! I really enjoyed it and you did a great job. I like your relaxed, open, non-controlling, knowledgeable, and welcoming approach.”

-Vivien


"The depth of knowledge of Jennifer on your voice...the way she drew everyone out of their heads and into their hearts...she touched my soul."  - Anonymous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join Jennifer at these events:


 

Sound Expressions – a co-creative Circle of Sound

Welcome to Sound Expressions Circle!  This is a monthly co-led circle where we’ll do all kinds of fun things with sound.  We’ll do some chanting, some song sharing, some vocal improv, and some other cool stuff, all fused together with laughter, curiosity, and good vibes as we explore sound in community.  We welcome all beings into our circle.  Want to experience greater freedom with your voice, have fun, or simply bliss out in the vibrations of sound?  You are welcome here!  Want to be part of our co-leading team?  Come join us! 


Sound Expressions Circle is led by:

- Jennifer Sundstrom

- Cindy Pickreign

 

When – 2nd  Sunday’s of the month, 2-4pm

        April 10
        May 8
        June 5 (first Sunday of the month)
        July 10
        August 14
        etc

Where – Namaste’ Yoga Studio in Shoreline
http://www.namaste-yoga-studio.com/

Plenty of free parking  Handicap accessible. Bus routes: 347, 348, or 77

Bring – Your own sweet self, water, anything for your own comfort

Suggested donation - $10-15

 



Women's Summer Solstice 
(Jennifer is the 2016 Grounds & Logistics coordinator for this event)

http://www.womenssummersolstice.com/




Earthwalk Northwest's: The Gathering

Jennifer will be offering a workshop at this event: Shell wind chimes

http://earthwalknorthwest.com/course-calendar/course-list/earthwalk-gathering/

 

Updated 01/2/17





Weed Walk 



Love Notes:
"Thank you, Jennifer, for the wonderful basketry class.  It was a happy and creative experience for me, the time absolutely flew by, and I came home with a treasure that I can't stop looking at with total astonishment.  I never dreamed that I would be able to actually make a basket!  You are a wonderful instructor and a joy to spend time with." -Laurel

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Jennifer would love to come speak to your group, circle, club or organization. Please send an email to info@seattleherbalist to open the conversation.

Fees for Plant Walks or Plant Focus classes -
Individuals - $50/hour
Groups (min 5 people) -$35/per person for average 2 hour walk

Email to discuss pricing for other classes!



PLANT WALKS -

Time frame: 1-3 hours as requested
Individuals, or groups up to 20

We can meet in a city park, green space, or your very own backyard. Jennifer will introduce you to the wild edible and medicinal plants growing around you, and discuss positive ID, medicinal uses and sustainable harvesting techniques.  Seaweed walks also available.



SOAP MAKING -

Time frame: 3-4 hours needed for whole process
Individuals, or groups up to 10

Jennifer will guide you through the cold process soap making method with ingredients you can A) identify, B) pronounce, C) readily obtain. You will be empowered with information and skills to begin your own soap making journey.


INDIVIDUAL PLANT FOCUS -

Time frame: 3-4 hours
Individuals, or groups up to 10

A deeper dive into one plant, these classes are tremendously fun! Have you ever wanted to know more about LAVENDER, NETTLE, DANDELION, HAWTHORN, COMFREY, or others? Such plants can be used nutritionally, medicinally, cosmetically, and also have utilitarian uses. This is a hands-on participatory class. We will harvest together, craft, make delicious treats, and laugh as we explore the hundreds of ways lavender (for example) can be brought into our lives for health and wellness.


HERBAL MEDICINE MAKING -

Time frame: 3-4 hours
Individuals, or groups up to 10

Wondering how you can take care of yourself and your loved ones with more natural remedies?  Medicines are already growing in your front yard!  Jennifer will guide you through the more common ailments and show you plants that can help. Together we will harvest and make your own herbal remedies.  Tinctures, poultices, salves, throat sprays, and more will be offered.

 

COOKING WITH SEAWEEDS -

Time frame: 3-4 hours
Individuals, or groups up to 10

Seaweeds are an incredibly nourishing gift from the sea, but how do we get those gifts into our kitchens and diets? Jennifer will guide you through the seaweeds that inhabit the intertidal zone, and we will discuss harvesting techniques, nutritional value, and healing properties of these wonderful foods. Bring your appetites because together we will make several dishes incorporating seaweeds into each one, including Kelp Energy Bars, Gamacio, Seaweed Soup, Hijiki sauté, kelp pickles, and others! You will leave with an appreciation for these nourishing foods, the confidence to bring seaweeds into your own kitchen cuisine, recipes, and some of our creations.  This is a hands-on cooking class. We will work in community to create each dish, then we will enjoy the fruits of our labors

FOOD PRESERVATION: CANNING, DRYING, FREEZING, FERMENTING -

Time frame: 4 hours
Individuals, or groups up to 10

Wondering what to do with all that summer produce?  Put it up for the winter!  Preserving food for the winter is easy and fun.  This is a hands-on participatory class.  Jennifer will show you the process and techniques of stowing the harvest, through various storage methods.  Food safety, equipment, ingredients will all be discussed.

CHEESE MAKING -

Time frame: 4 hours
Individuals, or groups up to 10

Anyone can make cheese at home!  Learn the basics of cheese making in your own kitchen.  We will discuss milk options, cultures, curdling agents, and why milk proteins behave the way they do.  Especially fun to gather your friends for this hands-on participation class.  We will make yoghurt, kefir, mozzarella, paneer, and more!  You will have a sound foundation to begin your own explorations into cheese making at home.

HOME MADE SODAS -

Time frame: 3 hours
Individuals, or groups up to 10

Tired of store-bought sodas loaded with high fructose corn syrup? Looking for healthy alternatives? Make your own nourishing sodas in your own kitchen!  We will discuss the process of crafting healthy fermented beverages that naturally carbonate themselves. Fermented foods and beverages nourish our gut flora and promote digestion. We will create our own fermented soda using the ‘culture’ method, and discuss how to grow your own culture. We will also bottle sodas for everyone to take home. Samples of Jennifer’s latest soda batches will be shared to offer inspiration.

PINE NEEDLE BASKETRY -

Time frame: 3 hours
Individuals, or groups up to 10

Learn to create your own coil-style pine needle basket!  All peoples have used the coil method for container making, and the technique can be applied to any material, not just pine needles.  We will discuss several stitches to enhance your creation, as well as how to incorporate beads and baubles.  All basket making supplies provided.  You will leave with a lovely basket of your own. No experience necessary.



SOUND WORKSHOPS -

Time frame: 2-4 hours, as requested
Individuals, or groups up to 20

Sound is a powerful healing tool, and the first healing tool our bodies use when injury occurs.  Jennifer will guide you in the experience of running sacred sound through your body.  This is a powerful and deep practice, and yet easy for everyone to access.  Transformation awaits.  Past sound workshops include, Finding your Authentic Voice, Healing the  Wounded Singer, and Kirtan (devotional chanting)


Love Notes:
"I thought it was really nice that you took the extra time and it was a pleasant and rich experience.  You are a good teacher and a gift to the people who get to learn from you. -Fanny
 

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