Connecticut's School of Herbal Studies - 65 Bank Street New Milford CT 06776

"If you want to learn to love plants and love yourself  
Twin Star is the place to be!" ~ Joan O. 2013 Graduate








Upcoming Classes and Events:
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MARCH 2015
We are so excited to be moving into our new studio at 65 Bank Street in historic downtown New Milford!

Join us in celebration with a Free Class with Herbalist Lupo Passero
Introduction to Herbalism
March 21st 3-5pm 


Come and learn more about the wonderful world of healing herbs!

Join us for this fun filled introductory class with Community Herbalist and Twin Star Herbal Education Director Lupo Passero. Lupo has over 20 years of herbal experience and will share several traditions of herbal healing including herbal support for stress, and the medicinal uses of popular garden plants and wild weeds. She will cover a variety of popular herbal remedies and how to incorporate them into your daily life for better health and wellness. You will also learn how to make herbal remedies at home with herbs that grow right in your own back yard.

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Herb Justice Seed to Market 

 Level 3 Herbalist Training Program 
@White Pine Community Farm    
March-November 

Herb justice is a belief that all communities should have access to high quality locally grown herbal plants and remedies. Students in the Herb Justice Seed to Market program will learn first hand how to grow, tend and harvest dozens of medicinal herbs that are grown at Wassaic Community Farm, in Wassaic NY. Participants will also work closely with the diversity of medicinal and edible plants that grow wild throughout our area. Throughout the program we will use these herbs to prepare herbal teas, salves and tinctures and bring these remedies to our rural and urban neighboring communities through various farmers markets.   The Seed to Market participants will actively engage in the Herb Justice concept by learning to share herbal healing with the public regardless of race, class, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, ability, religion, or community.  

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Foundations in Herbalism Level 1

Foundations in Herbalism Level 1
8-month Weekend Herbal Studies Program Begins each March
We are pleased to announce our level 1 weekday program! Classes will be on the 2nd/4th Mondays of each month.

What students are saying about this program:

“After taking the Foundations of Herbalism course I am now making my own herbal remedies for myself as well as my animals. I have a better insight as to how our emotional life affects our physical health! I'm creating an apothecary full of herbs and remedies to help with everything from snakebites & emotional trauma to gout & stomach upset! I've also learned to recognize when it's time to call a doctor.” - Jennifer G. 2013 Foundations Graduate
WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2015 
Please click here for full syllabus, dates for 2015
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MARCH 2015

THE MAGDALENE CIRCLE

MARCH 2015 TBA
5:00-7:00

Please join us for this special circle as we delve deeper into the mysteries of Mary Magdalene. We will continue to discuss hidden history. Insights will be offered into the real legacy of their esoteric teachings. In this circle gathering, passages from author Gloria Amendola’s two channeled books – MM: Revelations From A First Century Avatar will be shared. This lecture will be presented in a casual format and participation will be encouraged. Every circle is different! Our time together will conclude with a simple meditation to see what intuitive messages may come as a result of our direct experience with the spirit of Mary! Circle facilitated by Author & Intuitive Gloria Amendola 

Event cost: $25.00 per person.  


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APRIL 2015

Flower Essence Certification Course 
Wednesdays- 10-5
April 8th,July 8th, October 7th, January 6th
This course offers over 100 hours of in-depth flower essence training with instructor Lupo Passero.  We will meet during each season, spring, summer and fall and winter. Most of our time will be spent outside working directly with the abundant flowers and plants that cover the Litchfield Hills.  Students will go on to spend an additional 30 hours working directly with clients, learning how to confidently use flower essence therapy in a professional setting.

Topics covered include: The History of Flower Essences, The teachings of Dr. Edward Bach, Local Plant and Woodland Essences, Methods of Choosing Essences, The Doctrine of Signatures, Plant Spirit Journey, Vibrational Medicine Making, Chakra Essence Therapy, Making Flower Essences in the Field, Ethically using the Essences, Essences in the healing practice, Monthly Healing Rituals, Supervised Clinical Consults & Setting up a flower essence practice

Flower Essence Practitioner Certificate Awarded Upon Completion

$150 deposit to hold your space

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Reiki Level 1 Certification
Self Healing and Awareness with Carly Hilliard
Sunday, April 12 & 19 1:00-4:00 PM

In this workshop you will learn:
•   How to tap into your Intuition and allow it to be your guide
•   To open yourself to be a channel of divine healing energy for your self and others
•   History of reiki and other energy healing pathways
•   Ways to enhance emotional and physical wellbeing to help heal your self and others.
 


During this training you will also:
•   Learn how to practice self Reiki
•   Learn about the Chakra System
•   Have time to practice reiki on eachother
•   Receive a level 1 Reiki manual
•   Receive an Attunement
•   Receive a Level 1 Usui Reiki Certification
  
$275.00 for Usui Reiki level 1 Certification (Manual included)


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May 2015
Bringing the Art of Aromatherapy Into Daily Living 
with community herbalist & Ayurvedic Practitioner Ilana Sobo

Four consecutive Tuesday’s 
May 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 6-9

Join Aromatherapist and Herbalist Ilana Sobo for a 4 class workshop on the therapeutic, commercial and practical gifts of working with essential oils. 
Class 1 Introduction to the Art & Science of Aromatherapy 
Class 2 Getting to know the essential oils & basics of blending 
Class 3 Therapeutic applications for body, mind and spirit 
Class 4 Product making and business ideas session 

Cost for series is 180.00 (includes $15.00 for materials needed) 



Optional Aromatherapy starter kit - 12 oils for $65.00. Includes: Lavender, Sweet Orange, Himalayan Cedarwood, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus Radiata, Vetiver, Patchouli, Rosemary, Ylang ylang, Lemon & Frankincense              



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June 2015
Shakti Exchange

New Class Beginning June 2015
Summer Solstice - Winter Solstice 
Introduction to Energetic Herbalism
One Wednesday evening a month 
June - December 6:30-9:00

Energetic Herbalism recognizes that the body, mind and soul are all equally important components when it comes to healing all dis-ease and human ailments. It encompasses the idea that the divine within each living thing (plant, animal, mineral) is ultimately connected and this cohesive energy can be tapped into and utilized by all for better health and wellness. During this 7 month program we will explore the energetic herbalism philosophy by combining the use of sacred herbal remedies and traditional/indigenous healing practices. A variety of modalities will be examined and shared including healing with stones, plants, flower essences, medicinal oils, prayers and intention. This class will be a sacred spiritual journey. If you are interested in sharing in this experience and would like more information please send us a letter of intent to twinstarherbinfo@gmail.com. No previous training required.
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July 2015

Herbs, Essences & Wild Weeds 

Herbs, Essences & Wild Weeds 
An Introduction to Herbalism 

July/August 2015 
Tuesday Evenings 6:00-8:00

"A fabulous introduction to the wonderful world of herbs.  Let Twin Star empower you to better health!" -Beverly D.

Join is for this fun filled introductory summer series!  Classes will meet weekly and will cover topics including: the wise woman tradition of healing, summer skin care, herbal support for stress, the medicinal uses of popular garden plants, wild weeds, kitchen remedies and much more.  This course will also include an introduction both essential oils and flower essences.  Throughout this course you will form and intimate relationship with over 20 popular herbal remedies.  Please email us at twinstarherbinfo@gmail with any questions.  Registration form is below. The cost for the workshop is $275
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August 28-30 2015

The New England Women's Herbal Conference
Hebron, New Hampshire

Each year for the past 26 years, the NE Women’s Herbal Conference has brought together leading women herbalists, healers, and plant enthusiasts from throughout the country to share their wisdom of the herbs and natural healing. Though the emphasis is on women’s health and healing, the WHC is a joyful celebration of women’s wisdom and well being. Lovely lakeside Camp Wicosuta, New Hampshire, has been a girl’s camp for over 90 years and warmly welcomes the New England Women’s Herbal Conference. The camp provides excellent facilities, indoor lodging, camping, and a lovely sandy beach on the lake for swimming and canoeing.                             
This year Lupo will be offing three classes at this marvelous conference.  We hope to see you there!

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The Art of Flower Essence Therapy 

The Art of Flower Essence Therapy 
6-week Course

A six week workshop offering an in depth explanation of Dr. Bach’s 38 original flower remedies.  Topics covered include: the history of flower essences, how to use flower essences for people, pets and plants, making your own flower essences, case studies, flower essence consultations, chakra essences and more.   This class is limited in size to insure intimacy and individual attention. The cost for the workshop is $475

Topics covered will include:
  • the history of flower essences
  • a slide show of the original 38 essences
  • the12 healers, the 38 essences & rescue remedy
  • the affects of flower essence therapy
  • practical uses and sensitivities
  • flower essence therapy for children, adults and pets
  • flower essences for acute trauma and disaster relief
  • making flower essences in the field
  • flower essences for each of the chakras
  • selecting remedies, consultations, case studies & more

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DECEMBER 2015 - Currently in Session
CHECK BACK FOR 2015-16 DATES
Twin Star Herbal - Level II Practices and Protocol

Beginning in December of 2014 the level two portion of Twin Star Herbal Studies will begin.  We will be meeting for one full Saturday and one weekday evenng a month November - April of 2014.  

The class will be a total of 125 hrs of combined classroom hours and home study and may be paired with our Costa Rica trip for an additional 75 hours in tropical herbalism.  

*Please note Twin Star level one or another comparable herbal studies course is a pre-requisite for Twin Star level 2.
Please click here for full syllabus and dates for 2015.


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Rosemary Gladstar's - The Science & Art of Herbalism

December 2014 - October 2015
THIS CLASS IF CURRENTLY FULL
CHECK BACK FOR 2015-16 DATES

Monthly classes will be held on the first Friday of the month from 6-10 PM in the Twin Star Classroom for course overview, herbal lab time and study group. In addition, this 10 Lesson course includes Rosemary’s core curriculum, a specially designed binder, correction of all homework, and a certificate upon successful completion of the course from both Twin Star and Sage Mountain. The Lessons are designed to provide practical, hands-on experience with each assignment designed to enrich your personal experience with the plant world.  Please contact us for more information.


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Additional Events in 2015 

Honoring the Four Directions with
Mohegan Indian Painted Turtle (Dates TBA)

Life, is meant to be lived in sacred relationship with our surroundings. There are many daily signs and symbols in life to show us the paths of our journey. Painted Turtle (Chris Harris) will be teaching to help identify these symbols and how they show up for your daily use. He will share connection to his Mohegan Indian heritage and spiritual lifestyle. This class will explore how to access these teachings and use them to better our daily life. Each season will bring a direction into focus. We will touch on the associated theme, animal, element and ceremony of the direction. This class will also include a sacred ceremony with an in depth teaching of its importance and optional sweat lodge ceremony to follow. The cost for the workshop is $45.
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13 Moons  
A Women's Healing Circle
 
January-December 
Begins each year in January.
Online version available here

Since the dawn of our existence women have been gathering together as daughters, sisters, mothers and as healers. Powerful stories have been shared, tears have been shed and many magical moments of healing, strength and love have occurred. It is in honor of this ancient tradition that the 13 Moons - A Women’s Healing Circle has been created. This group will meet monthly over the course of one year. The circle will begin in January of each year and will meet one evening a month continuing into the following January. Under these 13 moons we will come together as women and healers. Each moon we will explore a variety of topics including: sacred healing, women’s plant allies and the wise woman tradition.  We will also create rituals for honoring our moon cycle, birth, death, divorce and more and will focus on positive manifestations, cutting cords and fully explore our role as women, sisters and community healers. The circle will be a private and sacred group, open to women, by invitation only. If you are interested in sharing in this experience and would like more information please send us a letter of intent to twinstarherbinfo@gmail.com
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Custom Classes & More

Love herbs?  Interested in the healing properties of plants? Curious to learn more?  That is what we are here for.  Twin Star offers a variety of herbal classes, workshops and intensives for the beginner herb enthusiasts to professional training.  We offer community classes and will also travel to you.  Twin Star proudly empowers individuals to learn to take care of self, family and community using natural medicines and remedies form the earth.  Please click here for a full listing of classes available.For more information please contact us at: twinstarherbs@gmail.com
Disclaimer and release of liability: information and services provided on this website, by Lauren “Lupo” Passero and by Twin Star Herbal Education and Shakti Exchange LLC are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any medical condition and have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Information provided on this website and during all classes, programs and trips are for educational and entertainment purposes only.


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