Twin Star Herbal Education -                   Lupo Passero, Community Herbalist and Educator
Upcoming Classes & Events



"If you want to learn to love plants and love yourself then Twin Star is the place to be!" 
-Joan O. 2013 Graduate 
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January 2014

13 Moons  
A Women's Healing Circle   

Begins January, 2014

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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February 2014






Costa Rica Grassroots Plant Healers Tour February 3-10, 2014 (7 nights)
w/ Mimi Hernandez & Lupo Passero

Join us in tropical Costa Rica for an incredible week of breathtaking natural beauty while exploring grassroots approaches to herbalism and plant healing.  This tour will bring you in contact with some of the most incredible botanical gardens and sanctuaries, the depths of the Costa Rican jungles, as well as the beauty of the infamous coastlines.  You will have classes with local herbalists, learn traditional cooking incorporating herbs, hike with local naturalists, and have incredible workshops with the wonderful Mimi Hernandez MS, RH (AHG) and Community Herbalist Lupo Passero of Twin Star Herbal Education. 7 night Package starts at $950!
Participants Earn an Introduction to Community Herbalism Certificate
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
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March 2014

Herb Justice Seed to Market 
Herbalist Training Program 
@Wassaic Community Farm    
March-November 2014

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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March 2014

Foundations in Herbalism Level 1
8-month Weekend Herbal Studies Program Begins March, 2014
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

*The 2013 class is currently in session.  
Please click here for full syllabus and dates for 2014.
First Class March 21st 2014
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April 2014 

Introduction to Flower Essence Webinar

Next Class April 2014! 
NEW LIVE Dates! 

Thursdays, 6pm-8pm, April 3rd-May 8th, 2014

Join Herbalist and Flower Essence Practitioner Lupo Passero for an in-depth study into the art of flower essence therapy.This course will offer individuals a deep understanding of the original 38 English remedies as well as additional North American essences.Participants will find constitutional and individualized essences for themselves and learn to identify and blend specific remedies for friends, family members and pets.

"I loved this class! Very inspiring and FUN! If you are thinking about learning about Flower Essences, this is an excellent intro class♡ and Lupo is an awesome teacher.♡" - Christine Mora Breakstone

"The flower essence class was great and very easy to follow. I love Lupo's teaching style" - Diana H. 

Register HERE
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April 2014

Honoring the Four Directions with
Mohegan Indian Painted Turtle

Spring Direction-April 13 
Summer Direction-July 27 
Autumn Direction-October 19 
Winter Direction- January 11, 2015
2:30-4:30 Sweat Lodge 5:30-7:00

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 a series of 4 workshops 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. Each session 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. Each session will also include a sacred ceremony with an in depth teaching of its importance and optional sweat lodge ceremony to follow.

All four session $180.  
Pay here or mail in check, include registration form below.

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May 2014
Bringing the Art of Aromatherapy Into Daily Living   
Tuesday’s in May 
(6, 13, 20, 27) from 6:30-8:30    

Join Aromatherapist and Herbalist llana 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 165.00 (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   

$180 for all four session.
Pay here or mail in check, include registration form below.   

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June 2014

An Introduction to Flower Essence Therapy 
June 7 & 8, 2014

Weekend Intensive & Campout
at Centro Ashe in Maryland.

Centro Ashé is rooted on a small farm in Southern Maryland just south of Washington DC as well as Talamanca, Costa Rica.  We seek to engage community through organizing educational activities connecting us with the earth, our food and medicine, and our traditions.   Ashé is the Energy of Creation, the Spirit behind movement, a catalyzing and creative energy, some have called it pure energy in motion.  Through our programs we focus on holding space for this energy of creation to be explored and amplified.  Ashé!
Registration Information Here: 
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New Class Beginning June 2014
Summer Solstice - Winter Solstice
One Wednesday evening a month 6:30-9:00

Shakti Exchange 
A 7 month Introduction to Energetic Herbalism

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 2014

Herbs, Essences & Wild Weeds 
An Introduction to Herbalism 

July 8th – August 12 
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 to register.
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September 2014

The Art of Flower Essence Therapy
8-week course
September & October Dates TBA
Tuesday's from 6-8:30 
one Saturday from 10-3

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 2014




Twin Star Herbal - Level 2*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 December - May of 2014.  
The class will be a total of 125 hrs of combined classroom hours and home study.  

Topics covered will include:
  • Advanced herbal medicine making
  • Pathology and protocol for common ailments and disease
  • Materia medica on 50 + popular herbal remedies.
  • Herbal Shamanism
  • Botanical Illustration
  • Wild Food feast   
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*Please note Twin Star level one or another comparable herbal studies course is a pre-requisite for Twin Star level 2.
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Additional Twin Star Offerings


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
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