Connecticut's School of Herbal & Energetic 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









Intro to Herbs, Essences & Wild Weeds 

Herbs, Essences & Wild Weeds 
An Introduction to Herbalism Series
DROP-INS WELCOME $55 A CLASS
Evening Class Dates:
August 11,18 & 25
September 1, 8 & 15 2015 
Tuesday Evenings 6:00-8:30

"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 intimate relationships 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 $375, this includes all material, handouts and weekly herbs and remedies to take home.

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Additional Upcoming Classes and Events:
Join our 2015 Herbal CSA
Seasonal Fresh Herbs, Remedies & Recipes from Twin Star & White Pine Community Farm 
Pick up dates: June 6 - August 8 - October 10 - Dec 12 

Cost: $55 per season

Fresh & dried ~ medicinal & edible herbs and herbal products all sourced and wild crafted at White Pine Community Farm and Twin Star's medicinal gardens. Hand-made, fresh and effective herbal products Made with love locally for you and your family!
Each pick up/delivery will include:
- a combination of seasonal herbal products and remedies and fresh or dried medicinal and culinary herbs.
- a variety of remedies including including herbal vinegars, tinctures, salves, lip balm, oils, bug sprays & syrups
- a newsletter with recipes and information on the traditional use of the enclosed herbs and tips to help take care of your family naturally!
Single shares available!
$55 a Share
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13 Moons  
A Women's Healing Circle - ONLINE 
Begins September 10th, 2015 with the Autumn Equinox new moon. 

Thursdays closest to the New Moon beginning Sept. 10th

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 online group will meet close to each new moon over the course of one year. Under these 13 moons we too will come together as women, sisters and healers. Each moon we will explore a variety of topics including: sacred healing, lunar and solar astrological influences, ceremonial herbs, women’s plant allies and the goddess tradition.  We will share and 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, sacred and closed group, open to women only.  There will also be an online forum for women from across the country and globe to stay connected throughout our time together.
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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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SEPTEMBER 2015
The Art of Flower Essence Therapy 

The Art of Flower Essence Therapy 
6-week Course
Tuesday evenings 6-8:30
September 22, 29 & October 6, 13, 20
And SATURDAY September 26th 10-2

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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The 9 Rites of the Munay Ki 
with Deana Paqua
September 30, November 4 
and December 2, at 6:30pm

The nine rites are common to many shamanic traditions, though the Munay Ki are more heavily based on the healing traditions of the Andes in South America brought to our modern society by Alberto Villoldo of the Four Winds Society. If you choose to receive the Munay-Ki, your energy centers will become more clear and your energy field more balanced, which allows old beliefs, karmic patterns and trauma to be cleared on an energetic level. Helping to leave you with greater energy, clarity, insight, vitality and freedom to achieve your life’s purpose and to help transition our world into the age of peace. These rites are powerful, and each person responds differently to them. Through these rites you will gain a greater connection to mother earth, to the ancient lineage of healers and Earthkeepers, balance the sacred masculine and feminine within yourself, connect with angels and guardian spirits, and release patterns of limitation that inhibit your growth, purpose and happiness. Munay Ki rites are offered in 3 sessions, of 3 rites (for the total of 9). The rites are offered as part of a sacred healing and teaching ceremony, with the opening of sacred space, history and teachings about each of the rites, sharing of the rites, and how to continue to empower them and work with their energies in daily life. REGISTER HERE
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OCTOBER 2015 - New Dates!

Reiki Level 3 Certification - October 18th & 25th 1-4
Reiki Level 1 Certification - November 8 & 15th 1-4
Reiki Level 2 Certification - Dates Coming Soon

Reiki and Energy Healing Trainings
Self Healing and Awareness with Carly Hilliard

During this training you will:
•   Practice Reiki & Energy Healing
•    Meditation & Mantras
•    Reiki Level Symbols & meanings
•    Pairing Reiki with Herbs, Crystals & Oils
•    Reiki Attunements
•    Have time to practice Reiki 
•   Receive a Usui Reiki Certification & an additional Energy Healing Certification from Twin Star     

 $275.00 for Usui Reiki level 1 Certification 
 $250.00 for Usui Reiki level 2 Certification
 $275.00 for Usui Reiki level 3 Certification 
Reiki 1




Reiki 3
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South East Wise Women







A weekend for women to learn, celebrate, and connect!
Join Lupo and a plethora of renowned teachers for the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference, a weekend retreat where women of all ages gather to learn about herbal medicine and women's health.


DECEMBER 2015 - Begins December 19th

Twin Star Herbal - Level II Practices and Protocol

Beginning in December of 2015 the level two portion of Twin Star Herbal Studies will begin. We will be meeting for one full Saturday and one weekday evening a month December - April of 2016.  

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 2015-16.

($200 deposit to hold your space)
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Rosemary Gladstar's - The Science & Art of Herbalism

December 2015 - October 2016
Begins December 18th

Monthly classes will be held one Friday a 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. 

Cost: $950 (+$150 deposit) includes all instruction, materials, correspondence course ($375 value), four hours of class time monthly, correction of all homework, a certificate from Twin Star and Sage Mountain signed by Rosemary Gladstar upon completion.
$150 Deposit to hold your space.
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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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February 2015
Costa Rican Adventures with our Friends at Centro Ashé

Flower Essence Practitioner Training       February 3-11, 2016 (8 nights) Guest teacher Lupo Passero
45 hours in Costa Rica - Only 11 spots available!!!
Register HERE






Family Herbal & Tropical Adventure        February 17-23, 2016 (6 nights) With Molly Meehan & Lupo Passero


Register HERE


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MARCH 2016
Currently in Session
CHECK BACK FOR 2015-16 DATES
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
Currently in Session
CHECK BACK FOR 2016 DATES

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 2016 
Please click here for full syllabus
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APRIL 2016
Currently in Session
CHECK BACK FOR 2016-17 DATES
Flower Essence Certification Course 
Wednesdays- 10-5
April,July, October & January 
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
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Earth Spirit ~ Shamanic Herbalism
with Lupo & Painted Turtle
Currently in Session
CHECK BACK FOR 2016-17 DATES

New Class Beginning June 2016
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. No previous training required. 
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Coming Soon
THE MAGDELENE CIRCLE - Dates TBA
Author & Intuitive Gloria Amendola 
will be back Sunday afternoon, June 14. Circle will meet from 3-5 PM. If you haven't been able to make it yet, this time slot will work for you. Click here to find your way to Twin Star's website. This circle is open to anyone who is interested in delving deeper into the Mysteries surrounding Mary Magdalene. We will continue to discuss hidden history. Insights will be offered into the real legacy of her esoteric teachings. It's not what you think!!



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Honoring the Four Directions with
Mohegan Indian Painted Turtle 

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. The cost for the workshop is $45.
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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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