Did you know that herbal medicine is a great form of first aid? What are the remedies that grow around you to help remedy a bee sting? What if you're hiking and you get a cut? What are the basic herbs and teas that can be beneficial eye washes when around smoke?
In this class, you will explore the world of herbal first aid with clinical herbalist and mother, Laura Ash, and clinical herbalist and wilderness first responder, Dixie Pauline, who have a combined herbal first aid experience of over 25 years.
This class is perfect for parents looking for easy remedies for children, and for those who would like to build up their herbal first aid kit.
This class is part of the Family Wellness Certification.
About the teachers:
Laura Ash is a clinical herbalist, mother of two, a queer woman, dancer, storyteller, and social entrepreneur. In 2006, Laura graduated from The California School of Herbal Studies in Clinical Herbal Medicine while running a chai tea company, and in 2008, Laura co-founded Avra Organic Spa in San Francisco.
Laura has studied in clinic and privately with many teachers; David Hoffmann, Matthew Wood, Dr. Vasant Lad, to name a few. She has also been a guest lecturer teaching western herbalism at UW Madison. After living overseas in the UK and East Africa, Laura has felt a sacred obligation to support Indigenous People in their health sovereignty, and in 2011 she started a nonprofit called Herbal Anthropology Project which has protected Maasai Traditional Medicine in Tanzania through the framework of the Traditional Knowledge Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Laura currently lives in San Francisco, California with her two children and her partner, and is the owner of The Scarlet Sage Herb Co.
Dixie Pauline brings over a decade worth of healing experience as a clinical herbalist, hospice care provider, event medic, caregiver, herbal first aid trainer, and community organizer. Her healing work is rooted in a deep commitment and passion for health, wellness, justice. In addition, Dixie finds great passion and purpose in sharing the miraculous healing power of plant medicines with others. Her plant medicine practice is informed by her professional experience, her own healing journey, and organizing work with Traditional Elders over many years.
Dixie’s background and experience in grassroots, community-led organizing, is what inspires her work that connects healing and transformation with organizing for justice and collective liberation. She is dedicated to exploring the use of plant medicines for healing from individual and collective trauma stemming from oppression.
Trained as a Wilderness First Responder and Emergency Medical Technician, Dixie Pauline has coordinated herbal first aid clinics and wellness spaces at gatherings, campaigns and frontline/campaign actions across the country. Dixie is also a volunteer with MASHH (Medicine For All Seeking Health and Healing), a collective who provides herbal education, first aid and wellness clinics at large outdoor gatherings, resistance campaigns, and disaster zones in the Pacific West Coast. She has maintained a steady clinical herbal practice in Lisjan/Ohlone Territory, known as the San Francisco Bay Area, since 2008.
Events cancellation policy:
Out of respect for our teachers, we kindly ask you to cancel at least 24 hours in advance, as the seating for our classes is very limited. If you should have to cancel your registration, notification in writing should be sent by email. Please make sure you state your name and the name of the class in your email.
- An event credit in the amount of the original purchase price will be issued for cancellations received 24 hours prior to the start of the event. Please contact us by email to register for another class of your choice. Event credit is available for a period of six months - according to availability.
- No event credit will be issued for cancellations received within 24 hours of the event, nor failure to attend.
Our Wellness Space and School of Traditional Healing Arts is located below Scarlet Sage, and is not ADA compliant; you will need to walk down 15 stairs to access the classroom and the Wellness Space. Please let us know if you need help walking into the space. We apologize for the inconvenience.