CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
Outdoor classes and workshops on the Herb farm are available only during the
months of May, June, July, and August. This allows the students to learn from live,
growing plants. All classes are taught by   Lisa "Pipsissewa" Bedner R.N.,R.H.
(AHG) Medicine Woman,  Teehahnahmah Nation.

Workshops are taught informally in a natural outdoor setting. We sit at the edge of
the woods, surrounded by the bounty of Mother Earth. We recommend wearing
comfortable outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes for short hikes. We provide coffee,
teas, cold drinks, and snacks.   Some printed materials relevant to the courses are
provided, but we suggest that you bring pen and paper with you for additional notes.  
Audio tape recorders and/or still cameras are OK,  but no video recordings, please.
CLASSES FOR INDIVIDUALS
One hour — $25 per person. 
Includes tour of herb gardens, iced herb tea, herb
folklore and tidbits.
Two hours — $45 per person
.  Includes tour of herb gardens, iced herb tea, herb
folklore and tidbits, instructions on making teas, decoctions, and tinctures OR
instructions on harvesting and preparing herbs for cooking and potpourri.
Four hours — $85 per person
Includes tour of herb gardens, iced herb tea, herb
folklore and tidbits, plus choice of highlights from one of the following two
classes:
Herbal Medicine 101
Basics of Herbal medicine includes making teas, decoctions, tinctures, or      
salves. Using specific herbs for health issues and wellness.
Herbs for Scent and Taste 101
Class on basic herbal cooking and crafts includes instructions on making teas,
scented  oils, vinegars, and easy to use herbs for cooking and side dishes.
Full
day – eight hours – $185 per person
Includes tour of herb gardens, iced herb tea,
lunch, written materials, herb vinegar, and scented oils to take home with you

Call or email to schedule your class.
All classes and workshops require advanced
reservations. A deposit of $50 is needed to reserve your
place 2 weeks before date of workshops.

WORKSHOPS    NEW DATES FOR 2017  LISTED BELOW

All workshops include coffee, tea, cold drinks, snacks, and written materials to
take home. Class size is limited to 12 people.

Introduction to Herbal Medicine (Herbal Medicine 101)
This two (2) day workshop includes basic through intermediate levels of Native American medicine. Teachings
include:
PHYSIOLOGY: Basic discussions of human structure and function as it relates to health, wellness, and disease in
the body.
MEDICINE MAKING:  Hands on instruction and practice of preparing teas, decoctions, tinctures, poultices,
inhalations and salves.
MATERIA MEDICA: Information on choosing which herbs can be most helpful for health, wellness, and disease in
the human body. Emphasis will be on native and naturalized plants of the Eastern United States. Those plants
which were in use but are now considered endangered or threatened, will be omitted.
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: Nature walks will be conducted in woods, field, and display garden areas. Instruction on
basic botanical identification and clarifying types of related species.
HERB GROWING: Instructions on how to grow your own medicinal herbs, using organic methods. Includes tour of
the greenhouses, gardens, and opportunity to purchase herb starter plants and seeds.
WILDCRAFTING: Instructions for harvesting and preserving  herbs for use in preparing medicines. After completion
of this course, the student will be able to grow, harvest, wildcraft, and prepare basic herbal medicines for health,
wellness, and illness.
NATIVE AMERICAN LORE AND PRACTICES: Legends and Native teachings about herbal medicine, spiritual
healing, and ceremonial healing. These may be adopted from the Teehahnahmah, Cherokee, Lenape, or other
Native Peoples.


Herbal Medicine for Women

This one day workshop includes Native American herbal medicine, European herbal medicine, Vitamin, Mineral,
and Nutritional therapies for women’s health and wellness.  Classes are taught with an emphasis on those
aspects of the following matters that directly relate to women’s health:
CURRENT HEALTH ISSUES:  Natural alternatives to Hormone replacement therapy,  bone health and
osteoporosis,  herbs for menopause and peri-menopause, weight loss strategies, heart health and breast health.
PHYSIOLOGY: Basic discussions of human structure and function as it relates to health, wellness, and disease in
the body.
MEDICINE MAKING:  Hands on instruction and practice of preparing teas, decoctions, tinctures and more.
MATERIA MEDICA: Information on choosing which herbs can be most helpful for women’s health and wellness.
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: Nature walks will be conducted in woods, field, and display garden areas.
Teachings include Native American healing traditions, spiritual practices, and Materia medica.


Advanced Native American Healing
This one day workshop includes advanced practices of Native American Medicine People. Topics include
advanced herbal formulas, smudging plants, the Healing Drum, Healing chants, principles of Healing Lodges and
Fire Ceremonies, and more.
Prerequisite: completion of Introduction to Herbal Medicine, equivalent course at another school, or working
knowledge of plants and herbal medicines. Please contact us for details and arrangements. This workshop is
available by special arrangement only and requires prerequisite classes or studies.


2017 CLASS SCHEDULE
We scheduled the following workshops in advance this year:
May 6-7 Introduction to Herbal Medicine................................................................$385
May 13 Herbal Medicine for Women.......................................................................$195
June 10-11 Introduction to Herbal Medicine..........................................................$385
June 4 Herbal Medicine for Women........................................................................$195
July 8-9 Introduction to Herbal Medicine.................................................................$385
July  15 Herbal Medicine for Women......................................................................$195
Aug  12-13 Introduction to Herbal Medicine...........................................................$385
Aug 5  Herbal Medicine for Women.........................................................................$195

2 people, 10% discount
3-5 people 20% discount
6-8 people 25% discount
9-12 people 30% discount



WINTER  CLASSES

We are beginning a new series of classes in Nashville, at High Garden Tea Room in East Nashville. By popular
request, this winter's classes will be geared more toward healing professionals. Start dates in February. Details to
follow.
See Below for
schedule of
classes and
workshops for
2015
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Pipsissewa Herbs