Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary

223 N. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Store Hours

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

 

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Classes on Herbalism, Aromatherapy, Natural Health, Botany & More

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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. 

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

All of our classes require pre-registration so our teachers know how many people to prepare materials for.

If you would like to sign up on the day of a class, please call us to find out if there is space: 970-682-4373

 

Class Cancellation Policy:

If you need to cancel your paid registration for a class more than 36 hours before the class starts, we will give you a store credit for the amount you paid which can be used on either store goods or towards another class.

If you need to cancel your paid registration for a class less than 36 hours before the class starts, then no store credit or refunds will be offered as this is too close to the start of the class for us to find someone else to take your place.

Thank you again for your interest in herbs and our classes and we hope to see you soon! 


March  

Men's Health

Herbs for Men’s Health

Saturday, March 23rd, 2-4pm

Men often don’t know where to turn when it comes to health.

Fad diets and motivational coaching can often be discouraging.

Happily, a little self care can go along way in terms of prevention.

In this two-hour workshop we will cover basic anatomy and physiology for men, some things that can go wrong as men get stressed and age, and how diet, herbal medicine, and lifestyle habits can alleviate suffering.

We will taste a few herbal preparations along the way.

Taught by guest instructor Josh Paquette.

Joshua holds certification in herbalism from the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism (NAIMH), as well as from the Columbines School of Botanical Studies. Joshua teaches workshops on botany, plant poetics, wildcrafting ethics, myth and story. He teaches botany, nutrition, herbalism, and natural therapeutics at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in Lafayette, Colorado

Cost: $25

Pre-registration is required, go here to sign up online:

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Rose guided meditation

Guided Plant Meditation - Rose

Friday, March 29th 5 pm

Explore with your heart and mind as we open up your senses and discover your inner beauty with Rose.

Rose is associated with the heart chakra, through this blessing and meditation you will nourish and honor your heart as well as honoring others that receive love from your heart.

We do several meditations with rose petals and rose essential oil with time for some journaling and the space to share your experiences, though it’s not required!

Come meditate, quiet your mind, and nourish your soul with the beauty and aroma of Rose.

You will also go home with a bag of rose petals and a bottle of Rose essential oil.

I look forward to honoring our hearts together.

Taught by staff aromatherapist Leesa Balik

Cost: $30

Pre-registration is required, go here to sign up online:

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 Chronic Disease

Roots of Chronic Disease

Saturday, March 30th, 2-4pm

Anyone reading this now is likely to die of one of three causes: cardiovascular disease (heart attack/stroke), cerebrovascular disease (Alzheimer’s/dementia), or cancer.

Why are these disease patterns on the rise? Are they related? What can we do to prevent them? (Hint: it has little to do with saturated fat).

In this two-hour workshop we will cover the basic physiology and pathophysiology, the "what goes wrong” of chronic disease, and discuss how nutrition, lifestyle habits and supplements can profoundly affect the length and quality of life.

Taught by guest instructor Josh Paquette.

Joshua holds certification in herbalism from the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism (NAIMH), as well as from the Columbines School of Botanical Studies. Joshua teaches workshops on botany, plant poetics, wildcrafting ethics, myth and story. He teaches botany, nutrition, herbalism, and natural therapeutics at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in Lafayette, Colorado

Cost: $25

Pre-registration is required, go here to sign up online:

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Herb Club

Herb of the Month Club

Sunday, March 31st 2 pm

Join us for second Herb of the Month Club to study LEMON BALM

Our goal with this monthly offering is to build a community around the study of herbs in an easy and accessible way.

The club meeting will be held at the end of March, but you'll want to sign up today to hold your spot and get your materials!

Learn more here: www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/herb-club

Taught by aromatherapist & staff member Leesa Balik

Cost: $25

Pre-registration is required. Please sign up online:

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APRIL

Intro to FE

Introduction to Flower Essences

Sunday, April 7th 5:30-7 PM

Flower essences are energetic imprints of the life force of plants. Made from sunlight, flowers in full bloom, and spring water, these gentle remedies interact with the subtle bodies of the human being and evoke specific qualities within us.

These vibrational medicines help us to consciously shift mental, emotional, and spiritual patterns.

Because they are similar to homeopathy, they carry no risk of interactions or side effects, which makes them especially safe to use on people with special considerations, such as children, the elderly, and pets.

Come learn more about how to use essences in your life.

You’ll leave with a better understanding of how they work, why you may want to use them, and you’ll get to select and prepare a Bach flower essence remedy to take home for yourself.

Taught by staff herbalist Ashley Noack

Cost: $25

Pre-registration is required, go here to sign up online:

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 Moonlight rose

Tea & Painting  - Wild Rose

Friday, April 12th 6:30 pm

Join us for this great hands-on class where you will get to sip tea and learn to paint.

A twist on the Paint & Wine night’s available all over, Tea & Painting will be a fun alcohol-free event where you will get to learn to paint an image while enjoying nourishing herbal tea.

This week’s painting will be of Wild Rose

Previous painting experience not necessary, Art Teacher Stacy Johnson is a master at guiding you through the process to create a work of art you’ll be excited to hang on your wall. You are also always welcome to improvise and add your own flair!

All materials and tea will be provided, feel free to bring your own snacks.

Cost: $40

Pre-registration is required, go here to sign up online:

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Monthly Tarot Card Readings

Wednesday, April 17th 1-6 pm

Join Golden Poppy and staff herbalist Ashley Noack every third Wednesday from 1-6pm for monthly tarot card readings.

Stop in and sit down with Ashley, a sensitive and intuitive tarot reader, to see what messages the cards may reveal in your life.

Tarot can help you to clearly define your path and determine what assistance is available for you as you move through life.

Regardless of your spiritual orientation, tarot can be a powerful tool to help unravel the mysteries of the world we live in.

Readings are $1/min and will last about 20 min

These are first come first serve so stop in to get your name on the list.

 

Mindful eating

Mindful Eating Workshop with dietician Hannah Coakley

Saturday, April 20th 2 pm

Are you interested in becoming more attuned with your hunger and fullness cues? Do you want to know the principles of creating a meal that is deeply nourishing? Would you simply like to incorporate a bit more mindfulness into your daily life?

Join our newest practitioner, Registered Dietitian & Nutritionist Hannah Coakley, as we discover the basic methods and principles of mindful eating.

There will be a discussion as well as some hands-on exercises that you can begin using right away!

Perfect for anyone who would like to better understand or improve their relationship with food.

Learn more about Hannah and how to contact her for a consultation here: www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/about-us/hannah-coakley

Price: Free

Please sign up so we can make sure there is a chair for you!

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SPring TOnics

Gentle Detox with Herbal Spring Tonics

Sunday, April 21st 5:30-7 PM

In herbalism, a tonic is used to help restore, tone and invigorate systems in the body or to promote general health and well-being.

Traditionally, our spring tonics were made from the arrival of newly green and nutrient-dense herbs, which revitalized the body after wintertime.

These nourishing herbs especially supported the body’s wisdom to naturally, and gently, detox and restored healthy liver function.

In this class we will prepare for clearing the body We will discuss herbs for improving liver and lymph health, and nutritional and lifestyle practices for the spring season.

Participants will prepare their own folk-method, herbal-infused vinegar for a restorative spring tonic.

Taught by staff herbalist Ashley Noack

Price: $10

Pre-registration is required, go here to sign up online:

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Calming kids

Calming & Nourishing Herbs for Kids

Wednesday, April 24th 6 pm

Join us for the second class in our ‘Herbs for Children’ series!

Worry, stress, anxiety, nervousness, and sleeplessness can be very difficult for children to endure. Learning to work with herbs to help soothe, nourish and tone the nervous system can be particularly helpful during these times.

In this class, we will go over what herbs to turn to and when, how to make herbal preparations ranging from infusions to glycerite extractions, proper dosing, and tips to make them most palatable for your little ones.

As a class, we will be making an herbal glycerite tincture for everyone to take home!

Taught by staff Herbalist and Mama Genevieve Gaskill

Price: $25

Pre-registration is required, go here to sign up online:

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Spring Plant Walk

Saturday, April 27th, 2019 2 pm – 4 pm


Come learn about the wild edible and medicinal plants of the Front range with herbalist Kat Mackinnon. (www.meetthegreen.com/katmackinnon)

Along with botanical identification, we’ll be digging into medicinal uses, ecology, harvesting, poisonous plants, wild edible plant recipes, and more!

We’ll also explore using the senses to identify plant constituents, and how to read the landscape to find your wild foods and medicines.

This class is rain or shine, so come with rain gear, layers, and sense of adventure!

Price: $30

Pre-registration is required, go here to sign up online:

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 Macrame Plant holder class

Macrame Plant Holder Class

Saturday, April 27th, 2019 2 – 4 pm

Ever wanted to learn how to make your own hanging plant holder?

Join us for this fun hands-on class where you will learn the basics of macrame and create a hanging plant holder to take home and use right away.

You will learn basic knots, gathering, and square knots to create a beautiful macramé planter. We will use white cotton rope and wood circle hanger to produce a lovely plant holder for your home or where you desire to hang your green friends.

A plant can be purchased for an additional $5 at the time of the workshop.

Taught by guest teacher Angela Thoresen

Price: $35

Pre-registration is required, go here to sign up online:

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Lavender meditation

Guided Plant Meditation - Lavender

Sunday, April 28th 5:30 pm

Explore with your heart and mind as we open up your senses and discover your inner calm with Lavender.

Lavender is one of the world’s most popular and favorite plants, and for good reason. But what does lavender say to YOU? Come dive deep with this plant and find out what it has to offer you on your healing journey.

We do several meditations with Lavender flowers and Lavender essential oil with time for some journaling and the space to share your experiences, though it’s not required!

Come meditate, quiet your mind, and nourish your soul with the beauty and aroma of Lavender.

You will also go home with a bag of lavender flowers and a bottle of Lavender essential oil.

I look forward to honoring our hearts together.

Taught by staff aromatherapist Leesa Balik

Cost: $30

Pre-registration is required, go here to sign up online:

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Herb Club

Herb of the Month Club

Sunday, April 28th 2 pm

Join us for Third Herb of the Month Club to study Chamomile

Our goal with this monthly offering is to build a community around the study of herbs in an easy and accessible way.

The club meeting will be held at the end of April, but you'll want to sign up today to hold your spot and get your materials!

Learn more here: www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/herb-club

Taught by staff herbalist Risa Palmer

Cost: $25

Pre-registration is required. Please sign up online:

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