Intensive with Guest Teacher Chris Marano, RH(AHG) November 16th!

Posted October 1st, 2013 by VCIH

Heart-Spirit Medicine for Turbulent Times
Sat. November 16, 10 am – 4 pm
$65 members/$75 non-members, $20 non-refundable deposit
pre-registration required
This intensive will also be offered online at $45 for members and $55 for non-members

However we may describe it, most of us feel that we are in a time of great flux, turbulence and quickening. Wherever we may be going, we are going there with our bodies, minds, spirits and hearts as one, and so we must be adaptable and resilient, both for ourselves and those around us. This talk speaks to that, and will include herbal allies as well as simple, timeless wisdom from our great spiritual tradition.

We will investigate traditional Western, Chinese and Native American philosophies and practices that eloquently describe our human ‘architecture’, and which offer tools to help us more gracefully navigate our lives. Among the medicines we will explore are tools for awareness, conceptualization, language, visualization, nutrition, and herbs in all their forms. This class is relevant for everyone, as life is happening to all of us.

Chris Marano, RH (AHG), MA, BS, is a community and clinical herbalist with a health-care practice in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts. His health care practice and teachings take him throughout the United States and Canada. He is founder of Clearpath School of Herbal Medicine, dedicated to the teaching of holistic health, herbalism, and  Earth-based wisdom; and Clearpath Herbals, offering health consultations and high-quality, custom-blended herbal preparations. His experience includes Chinese, Native American and Western therapies. He is president of the Northeast Herbal Association (NEHA), a registered herbalist in the American Herbalist Guild (AHG), veteran teacher, author, meditation instructor, and has degrees in pre-medicine, Chinese philosophy and science education from Columbia University, a graduate degree from The Herbal Therapeutics School of Botanic Medicine, Zen and Chinese philosophy training from the Institute of Chung-hwa Chinese and Buddhist Culture, and years of training with medicine elders of the Cherokee and Anishnaabe traditions.  He also teaches Clinical Herbalism at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. For more information regarding Chris’s practice, classes and products, contact him at 978-544-5781,, and visit