Fall 2021

An Introduction to Ayurveda

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. In Sanskrit, the language of Ayurveda, the name means “The Science of Life.” The Sanskrit language originated in India over 5000 years ago and is often called “The Mother of All Healing.” Ayurveda is not only a medical science but a science of life. It is also a holistic science and takes into account all components of life; mind, body, sense organs and soul. It is not only a healing art or medical system, but teaches the benefits of Yoga and exercise and the benefits and harmful effects of food. The purpose of this course is to assist students in finding their way in the world of healing through Ayurveda. Not only will students gain knowledge of herbs and strategies through Ayurveda but will know and understand the most difficult client and patient to heal, being themselves!

INSTRUCTOR, LOCATION, & DATES

Dr. Keyon Pittman, B.S., M.S., Ed.Sp., N.D.

Location: 125 N. Saginaw St. Pontiac, MI United States

Classes will begin on September 7th - November 22nd from 5 pm-7:30 pm.

 

COST

$1100, $900 if you choose to buy your own materials, payment plans are an option. $200 Deposit required to hold your spot. Pay below.

Register for this course here or pay $200 deposit via PayPal below.

Traditional Western Herbalism

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Traditional Western Herbalism is a course that gives us a chance to reexamine our vibrant past traditions and stay true to our roots as herbalist in America. Traditional Western Herbalism places the function of western herbs in their true historical context, apart from homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, and Ayurveda. Those aforementioned systems usually dominate the discussion of herbal practitioners due to the myth that we do not have an herbal system in America. To remedy the situation, as aspiring herbalist, we will study and learn the old-time practices and reconstruct them for modern use. This course is a powerful tool for holistic theory and treatment, and awareness of over 300 herbs and their properties and uses. Plant medicines, because they are made from a broad range of chemical components, are naturally suited for the treatment of general patterns in the body. Western herbalism is based upon Pharmocognosy, the study of natural products which includes the identification, methods, and applications of specific plant constituents responsible for specific therapeutic actions, such as the use of digoxin from digitalis leaf for heart failure. Be ready to be enlightened!

INSTRUCTOR, LOCATION, & DATES

Dr. Keyon Pittman, B.S., M.S., Ed.Sp., N.D.

Location: 125 N. Saginaw St. Pontiac, MI United States

Classes will begin on September 8th - November 22nd from 5 pm-7:30 pm.

 

COST

$1100, $900 if you choose to buy your own materials, payment plans are an option. $200 Deposit required to hold your spot. Pay below.

Register for this course here or pay $200 deposit via PayPal below.

Adaptogens

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Adaptogens is a category of herbs that is often not discussed among those that say they practice herbalism. This course focuses on superior healing herbs that have a long tradition of use and benefit. Each culture uses Adaptogens primarily those native to that system or country. In this course, you will learn how Adaptogens help the body to adapt to stress, support normal metabolic functions, and restore balance. They also increase the body’s resistance to physical, biological, emotional, and environmental stressors and promote normal physiological function. Without these smart herbs, most herbal regimens are in vain. In the United States, True American Ginseng, Panax, Quinquefolius, the number one Adaptogen in this country but is rarely discussed because it primarily is exported to countries that utilize natural healing more than the United States. Knowledge of this root, and many others will be the basis of this course of study! To become an herbalist, this is a required course that must be implemented in herbal formularies for best results.

INSTRUCTOR, LOCATION, & DATES

Dr. Keyon Pittman, B.S., M.S., Ed.Sp., N.D.

Location: 125 N. Saginaw St. Pontiac, MI United States

Classes TBD

 

COST

$1000- $200 Deposit required to hold your spot. Pay below.

Register for this course here or pay $200 deposit via PayPal below.

 

Holistic Astrology

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Astrology is the study of the relationship between the relative positions of certain celestial bodies and life here on earth. Holistic Astrology, like any other area of study or discipline, is a language within itself. The word astrology comes from the Greek words astron, meaning ‘star' and logos, meaning ‘word', we can literally translate astrology to mean the language of the stars. This is a language and practice that has developed over thousands of years by numerous cultures around the world since its earliest recorded beginnings in the third millennium BC. In this course we teach the basics of Astrology, an introduction to the Zodiac which includes, Elements, Polarity, Modality, and Orientation, how to read your own chart as well as someone else’s chart, writing personality profiles and relationships with Western world’s version of Astrology. We will also bridge the relationships between the physical and mental health of an individual and how astrology affects our well-being. In this self-paced, course we will explore the wonderful world of astrology, and how it can impact your daily life. We'll discuss the basics, terminology, symbols, natal charts, the twelve signs of the Zodiac, the planets, the houses, elements & modalities, angles, quadrants, aspects, orbs, and so much more. And by the end of this class, we'll put together all of the knowledge gained so that we can determine a person's astrological chart.

INSTRUCTOR, LOCATION, & DATES

Dr. Keyon Pittman, B.S., M.S., Ed.Sp., N.D.

Location: 125 N. Saginaw St. Pontiac, MI United States

Classes Saturdays 10am-12pm

 

COST

$600 Deposit required to hold your spot. Pay below.

Register for this course here or pay $200 deposit via PayPal below.

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