Golden Poppy Herbs and Nutrition

223 N. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Store Hours

Monday - Saturday 10am-7pm
Sunday - 11am-5pm 

 

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At Golden Poppy, education is one of our primary principles. We seek to educate and empower others with the knowledge they need to take care of their own healthy, naturally.

We do this in large part by offering the donation based classes so people of all backgrounds can have access to the information that we feel is your right to know. Our teachers are donating their time when these classes happen, they are not paid through the store, and 100% of your donations go to them for their time.
 
You do not need to sign up for any donation based class (simply come a few minute early!), all other classes do require you to sign-up and pre-pay so we have enough materials for all the participants.
 
Thank you again for your interest in herbs and our classes and we hope to see you soon!

Below you will find our upcoming community class list. It is also available on Facebook and via our newsletter.    


SEPTEMBER

 

 Fire cider

 

Fire up your System with Fire Cider

Saturday September 16th 2pm

Fire cider is a traditional herbal preparation made to keep you warm and boost your immune system during the colder fall and winter months.

This class will be a hands-on exploration of this old-tyme remedy where you will learn about many of the different herbs you can include in a fire cider, and why you may want to use them on a regular basis during cold and flu season.

You will leave with your own jar of custom created fire cider to take home and use.

Taught by staff herbalist Ashley Noack

Cost $20

Class size is limited to 16, you must pre-register to hold your spot:

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 Herbal energetics

 

Beyond the Basics: Herbal Energetics - Warming Herbs

Sunday September 17th 2-4pm

It’s time to go Beyond the Basics.

For several years our community classes have focused on introducing the world of herbalism to those new to the craft. However, the time has come to step beyond the beginning and into a slightly deeper spectrum.

This class will be the second in a series on the Energetics of Herbalism. Herbal Energetics are one of the foundational principles of understanding and working with herbs, and give insight to how herbs are different than conventional medicine. In order to grasp how herbs work in the body, having a foundational comprehension of herbal energetics is key. 

If you are someone who has been using herbs for a little while and are ready to deepen your body of knowledge, or looking for a refresher class this is the series for you!

While this class series will not build upon itself, meaning you don’t need to take the one before it in order to take the one currently being offered, it is part of a complete body of knowledge.

Taught by Staff Botanical Herbalist and director of theEquinox Center of Herbal Studies (ECOHS)Laura Cascardi

Cost $10

Class size is limited to 16, you must pre-register to hold your spot:

 Sign Up

Root chakra

 

Health & the Chakras - Root Chakra

~Tribe ~ Survival ~ Earth ~ Grounding ~ Nutrition ~ Physical Body ~ Adrenals ~ 

Saturday September 30th  2-4pm

In Ayurveda, the chakras are energy centers located in our bodies that each govern different aspects of our life; from our sense of self worth to our connection with a higher purpose, the chakras have long been used to help describe some of the multitudes of ways we interact with the world around us.

When looked at from different perspectives, we can see that the chakras can correlate not only to our energetic/emotional/psychological being, but also to our physical selves in a very real manner.

By using the chakra system as a framework, we can address the many aspects of health from multiple levels and angles.

This class series will be an exploration of how the chakras correspond not only to our more subtle selves, but also to our very real and physical selves, and how we can use this framework to achieve greater overall health and well being.

As we move through the series, addressing one chakra at a time, you will learn about herbs, nutrients, essential oils, and other natural health modalities that correspond to the individual chakras and how to use them.

You will leave each class with at least one remedy or recipe to take home and begin using right away.

You do not have to take every class in the series to benefit from this work, but just image how healthy you would be if you did!

Taught by Owner & Clinical Herbalist Sarah Josey

Cost: classes are $20/class, sign up for the whole series and get one class free.

Class size is limited to 18 so you must pre-register to hold your spot:

 Sign Up

  

 Aspen Trees

 

The Medicine of Aspen Tree

Sunday September 24th, 2-4pm

Fall is right around the corner and what better time to get acquainted with one of Colorado's native keystone species, the Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides).

Autumn is a time when the Aspen shines, reminding us to let go of what doesn't serve us and return to our authentic selves and our roots.

This class will take place under an aspen grove where participants will get to experience its medicine first hand! We will discuss the chemical constituents and actions of Aspen medicine, try a few different medicines made with the aspen, discuss its role in the ecosystem, threats facing it with climate change (Sudden Aspen Decline) and how to make medicine with respect to the forest and plants health.  

Lastly we will meditate with the Aspen and participants will leave with a deeper connection to it's medicine as well as a deeper understanding of themselves.  

Details of what we will explore;

  • Chemical constituents & actions of Aspen's medicine (We will try firsthand its medicine & experience its actions!).  

  • Aspen's ecosystem impact as a keystone species and how it shapes the forest as well get up close and see how climate change is affecting our local Aspen populations (Sudden Aspen Decline, insects, pathogens).  

  • How to ethically & respectfully make medicine with different parts of the tree

  • Meditate underneath the canopy of Aspens and gain direct insight from the species itself to help us bloom to be the best we can be!

Taught by Staff member and aspen admirer Sheehan Meagher

Cost: $10

Class limit is 12 people so sign up early to claim your spot.

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 October

 

Immune Health

Essential Oils for Immune Health

Saturday October 7th 2-4pm

From Oregano oil to Thieves, the use of essential oils for boosting your immune health and preventing illnesses abound.

This informative and hands-on class will take you through some of the essential oils that can be used to both prevent and reduce illness.

You will gain a deeper understanding of how the specific oils work and the best ways to use them.

During class you will be able to formulate and take home your very own blend of pure essential oils to use all during the cold and flu season.

Taught by staff aromatherapist Leesa Balik

Cost $30

Class size is limited to 14, you must pre-register to hold your spot:

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Moistening Herbs

Beyond the Basics: Herbal Energetics - Moistening Herbs

Sunday October 8th 2-3:30pm

It’s time to go Beyond the Basics.

For several years our community classes have focused on introducing the world of herbalism to those new to the craft. However, the time has come to step beyond the beginning and into a slightly deeper spectrum.

This class will be the third in a series on the Energetics of Herbalism. Herbal Energetics are one of the foundational principles of understanding and working with herbs, and give insight to how herbs are different than conventional medicine. In order to grasp how herbs work in the body, having a foundational comprehension of herbal energetics is key.

If you are someone who has been using herbs for a little while and are ready to deepen your body of knowledge, or looking for a refresher class this is the series for you!

While this class series will not build upon itself, meaning you don’t need to take the one before it in order to take the one currently being offered, it is part of a complete body of knowledge.

Taught by Staff Botanical Herbalist and director of the Equinox Center of Herbal Studies (ECOHS)Laura Cascardi

Cost $10

Class size is limited to 16, you must pre-register to hold your spot:

Sign Up

 

5 flavors

The Five Flavors of Herbs

Saturday October 11th  6:30pm

Taught by staff member Sheehan Meagher

Cost:

Class size is limited to 16 so you must pre-register to hold your spot:

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 Stress herbs

Herbs for Stress & Relaxation

Sunday October 15th 2-4pm

The holidays are the most stressful time of year for many people, fortunately there is a lot you can do to help combat this and keep yourself feeling healthy and sane all season long.

In this class you will learn about some of our favorite stress busting herbs, when to use them, and how to you them.

You will go home with your very own personalized herbal stress-relieving tea blend.

Taught by staff herbalist Brita LaTona

Cost $15

Class size is limited to 16, you must pre-register to hold your spot:

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Sacral chakra

 

Health & the Chakras - Sacral Chakra

~ Generative Organs ~ Hormones ~ Emotions ~ Water ~ Lymph ~

Saturday October 28th  2-4pm

In Ayurveda, the chakras are energy centers located in our bodies that each govern different aspects of our life; from our sense of self worth to our connection with a higher purpose, the chakras have long been used to help describe some of the multitudes of ways we interact with the world around us.

When looked at from different perspectives, we can see that the chakras can correlate not only to our energetic/emotional/psychological being, but also to our physical selves in a very real manner.

By using the chakra system as a framework, we can address the many aspects of health from multiple levels and angles.

This class series will be an exploration of how the chakras correspond not only to our more subtle selves, but also to our very real and physical selves, and how we can use this framework to achieve greater overall health and well being.

As we move through the series, addressing one chakra at a time, you will learn about herbs, nutrients, essential oils, and other natural health modalities that correspond to the individual chakras and how to use them.

You will leave each class with at least one remedy or recipe to take home and begin using right away.

You do not have to take every class in the series to benefit from this work, but just image how healthy you would be if you did!

Taught by Owner & Clinical Herbalist Sarah Josey

Cost: classes are $20/class, sign up for the whole series and get one class free.

Class size is limited to 18 so you must pre-register to hold your spot:

 Sign Up

 

 halloween

Halloween Herbal Potions & Brews

Sunday October 29th 2-4pm

Ever wanted to make a Love Potion, Sleeping Draught, or an Immune Zoom?

Now’s your chance!

Get festive with one of our favorite holidays and learn to craft your own magical herbal potions.

You’ll get to taste and explore as well as go home with recipes to craft your own at home.

Taught by staff herbalist Ashley Noack

Cost $20

Class size is limited to 14, you must pre-register to hold your spot:

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 November

 

Solar Chakra Class

Health & the Chakras - Solar Plexus Chakra

~ Will ~ Personal Power ~ Energy ~ Digestion ~ Fire ~ 

Saturday November 4th  2-4pm

You will leave each class with at least one remedy or recipe to take home and begin using right away.

You do not have to take every class in the series to benefit from this work, but just image how healthy you would be if you did!

Taught by Owner & Clinical Herbalist Sarah Josey

Cost: classes are $20/class, sign up for the whole series and get one class free.

Class size is limited to 18 so you must pre-register to hold your spot:

 Sign Up

Heart Chakra Class

Health & the Chakras - Heart Chakra

~ Love ~ Connection ~ Relationships ~ Air ~ Physical Heart ~ Boundaries ~

Saturday November 11th  2-4pm

You will leave each class with at least one remedy or recipe to take home and begin using right away.

You do not have to take every class in the series to benefit from this work, but just image how healthy you would be if you did!

Taught by Owner & Clinical Herbalist Sarah Josey

Cost: classes are $20/class, sign up for the whole series and get one class free.

Class size is limited to 18 so you must pre-register to hold your spot:

 Sign Up

 


 

December

Throat Chakra Class

Health & the Chakras - Throat Chakra

~ Truth ~ Communication ~ Self-Expression ~ Thyroid ~ Sound ~

Saturday December 2nd  2-4pm

You will leave each class with at least one remedy or recipe to take home and begin using right away.

You do not have to take every class in the series to benefit from this work, but just image how healthy you would be if you did!

Taught by Owner & Clinical Herbalist Sarah Josey

Cost: classes are $20/class, sign up for the whole series and get one class free.

Class size is limited to 18 so you must pre-register to hold your spot:

 Sign Up

 

Third Eye Chakra Class

Health & the Chakras - Third Eye Chakra

~ Intuition ~ Information ~ Insight ~ Pituitary ~ Sleep ~ Dreams ~ Light ~

Saturday December 9th  2-4pm

You will leave each class with at least one remedy or recipe to take home and begin using right away.

You do not have to take every class in the series to benefit from this work, but just image how healthy you would be if you did!

Taught by Owner & Clinical Herbalist Sarah Josey

Cost: classes are $20/class, sign up for the whole series and get one class free.

Class size is limited to 18 so you must pre-register to hold your spot:

 Sign Up

 

Crown Chakra Class

Health & the Chakras - Crown Chakra

~ Spirituality ~ Understanding ~ Cosmic Purpose ~ Meditation ~ Ether ~

Saturday December 16th  2-4pm

You will leave each class with at least one remedy or recipe to take home and begin using right away.

You do not have to take every class in the series to benefit from this work, but just image how healthy you would be if you did!

Taught by Owner & Clinical Herbalist Sarah Josey

Cost: classes are $20/class, sign up for the whole series and get one class free.

Class size is limited to 18 so you must pre-register to hold your spot:

 Sign Up