Heart-Spirit Medicine for Turbulent Times: Herbal Allies and Timeless Wisdom

Posted February 14th, 2014 by VCIH

an herbal intensive with Chris Marano RH(AHG)
March 22, 10 am – 4 pm
$75/$65 for members; pre-registration required

However we may describe it, most of us feel that we are in a time of great flux, turbulence and quickening. Some people are thriving. Many are struggling, and there is an overwhelming amount of often-conflicting information at our fingertips. One thing, however, is for certain. Whatever may be happening to us and wherever we may be heading, we are going with our bodies, minds, spirits and hearts as one, and so we must be aware, adaptable and resilient, both for ourselves and those around us.

This workshop speaks to all of this, and to how this turbulence affects our health and wellbeing. We will look through the lenses of Chinese, Indian, Native American and Western healing traditions to better understand how the body-mind-heart-spirit continuum functions, especially under such circumstances. Chris will discuss how we may utilize our own ‘human technology’ – awareness, breath, body – as well as nutrition and herbal allies – to best navigate these challenging and exciting times.

The class will offer practical and inspirational wisdom, and will be both informational and experiential in format, including herbs – local and distant – to experience first-hand.

Chris Marano, RH (AHG), MA, is a community and clinical herbalist with a health-care  practice in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts. 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. Chris is president of the Northeast Herbal Association (NEHA), veteran  teacher, author, meditation instructor, and has degrees in pre-medicine, Chinese philosophy and science education from Columbia University. He also holds 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. Chris teaches Clinical Herbalism at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.