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Spring 2020 Classes

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. 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

All class participants receive 15% off their purchase of products immediately following the class. (Applies to all product making supplies and in-house created products

If you need to cancel your paid registration for a class or an appointment with a practitioner more than 36 hours before the appointment time 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 less than 36 hours before the appointment 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

Monthly Tarot Card Readings – Guest Reader

Wednesday, March 4th, 1-6pm

Regardless of your spiritual orientation, tarot and other oracle cards can be a powerful tool to help unravel the mysteries of the world we live in. They can help you to clearly define your path and determine what assistance is available for you as you move through life.

They offer symbolic messages to help you dig deeper into questions you may have about your own life, and working with an experienced and intuitive reader can help you decipher these messages resulting in a clearer understanding of what they have to say.

Our Guest Reader:

Anneliese Anthoinette is a professional Tarot Reader and Tarot Teacher, currently residing in Fort Collins with her family. She hosts regular Tarot events, classes, and casual gatherings here in town, reads for private and corporate events, has successfully taught dozens of beginners to comfortably read cards, and has read Tarot for clients all over the world.

Anneliese values ongoing continuing education as important as hands-on field work and practice – a lifelong learner and active practitioner of the esoteric, mystical, occult, folk, and Western Mystery traditions.

Rates: As part of a Spiritual Contract with the Divine, Anneliese has committed to one full year of offering FREE Tarot readings for all clients, everywhere. With gratitude, donations accepted

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


Teddy and Tea – A Bedtime Storytime

Friday, March 13th 6-6:30pm

Children come with your teddy (stuffy/lovie), drink some tea, relax and listen to stories that build self-love, compassion, connection and community before you dream.

Parents/caregivers come drink some tea, learn about the herbs in the evening’s tea, and unwind with your children. Let this Bedtime Storytime be a part of your relaxing evening routine.

All are welcome (stories and activities are ages 3-7 appropriate).

Led by Certified Herbalist & Story-Telling Momma, Jaclyn Fenske

Cost: Free

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

https://www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/Classes


Introduction to Herbalism

Saturday, March 14th 2-4pm 

Herbal Medicine is the first medicine used by humans and has been integrated into cultures across the world for centuries. In this class we will look at the basics of what herbs are, how to incorporate them into daily life, and why herbs are invaluable allies for health and wellbeing.

We will talk about the traditions of herbalism as a healing art, review the primary methods of making and using herbs as medicine, and how to navigate expanding your knowledge and experience with plants.

This is a great class to begin your journey into Herbalism.
You’ll leave this class with a better understanding of how you can use herbs and will be inspired to dig even deeper.

Taught by Certified Herbalist, Brita LaTona

Cost: Donation Based (Suggested Donation of $10)

Pre-registration is required. Please sign up online:

https://www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/Classes


Seasonal Energetics: Spring

Sunday, March 15th  2-4 pm

How would it feel to live in tune with the rhythms of nature? To truly eat, sleep, move, and breathe in a way that felt harmonious with the world around you?

Herbal medicine traditions such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have always placed great value in living in tune with the rhythms of nature, a concept of which we westerners have begun to try and adopt back into our lives in this age of modernity.

These traditions have specific herbs, foods, and therapies for each season to help one’s body stay in balance with the seasons.

While it may not be possible to completely escape the confines of our modern world and return to a state where we can adopt different lifestyles as the seasons change, it is possible to bring some of this wisdom into your life in ways that are still beneficial to your health and well being.

This class series will take an in-depth look at the energetics of the seasons and how this affects your body and your state of health, and apply this knowledge in easy-to-use ways so you can begin to match your body to the rhythms of nature.

We will discuss energetics from an Ayurvedic, TCM, and Western herbal perspective; touching on ancient traditions as well as their modern counterparts. We will cover herbs, foods, and lifestyle habits for each season to help bring, and keep, your body into harmony with the world around you.

An understanding of energetics is helpful but not necessary as we will cover the energetics of each season, herb, food, and their effects on the person. Each class is a stand-alone class, though of course, you will benefit most from taking them all!

These will be longer lecture-style classes so come prepared to take notes, discuss, and of course, taste some herbs.You will leave class with a custom tincture blend designed by yourself to aid in your quest for seasonal wellness.

Taught by Clinical Herbalist & Nutritionist, Sarah Josey

Cost: $30

  • SPRING: Sunday, March 15th 2-4 pm
  • SUMMER: Sunday, June 14th  2-4 pm
  • FALL: Sunday, September 13th  2-4 pm
  • WINTER: Sunday, December TBD

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

https://www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/Classes


Monthly Tarot Card Readings

Wednesday, March 18th, 1-6pm

Join Golden Poppy and staff herbalist Ashley Noack 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.

Regardless of your spiritual orientation, tarot and other oracle cards can be a powerful tool to help unravel the mysteries of the world we live in. They can help you to clearly define your path and determine what assistance is available for you as you move through life.

They offer symbolic messages to help you dig deeper into questions you may have about your own life, and working with an experienced and intuitive reader can help you decipher these messages resulting in a clearer understanding of what they have to say.

Rates: $20/20 min.

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


Seed to Bloom: A Plant Spirit Medicine Series Part 1

Saturday, March 21st, 2-3:30 pm

At the heart of the Plant Spirit Medicine Approach is the understanding that transformation must take place at every level of our being for true healing to take place. Just as it happens for plants, every initial call for change, healing, or new life starts with a seed. Plants undergo radical transformation to become something new just as humans do when in the process of healing.  

Join me in this class as we dive into the Plant Spirit Medicine Approach to plant healing on the Spring Equinox. We will discuss the practice of “Heart Perception” and what it means to tune into healing from a psycho-spiritual perspective. We will also discuss some of the first local medicinal plants in this region to pop up in spring and set our intention for the next cycle by creating “Intention Plants”. Let’s go deep to discover the ways that plants can aid us at this integral time of the Spring Equinox toward renewed growth, change and healing.

Class may be taught at Lee Martinez Park (Weather permitting). Bring appropriate clothing.

Taught by Certified Herbalist, Brita LaTona

Cost: $25

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

https://www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/Classes


Introduction to Aromatherapy

Sunday, March 22nd, 2-3:30

Are you curious about essential oils? Want to learn the basics of what they are and how to use them? Then this is the class for you!

Staff Aromatherapist Leesa Balik will cover what essential oils are, crucial safety issues to know and understand, a few of the many of the ways you can use essential oils to enhance your life, and go over some of our favorites to have on hand.

You will also get to talk about 5 of the most popular essential oils and get to pick one and take it home with you!

Taught by Certified Aromatherapist, Leesa Balik

Cost: $30

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

https://www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/Classes


Salve Making & Infused Herbal Oils 

Saturday, March 28th, 2-4 pm

Come learn how to make one of the most utilized topical preparations in herbal medicine, salves.

Salves have been used for centuries as healing ointments for countless ways. They are nourishing and healing and can easily be customized for a specific purpose. 

In this class we will go over the different methods in which to make infused oils, how to make a salve, & some tips and tricks that may be useful along the way. 

You will go home with a complete product as well as a couple of different oil and salve recipes. This is a demonstration class.

Taught by Certified Herbalist, Risa Hunter

Cost: $30

Pre-registration is required. Please sign up online: 

https://www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/Classes


APRIL

Monthly Tarot Card Readings – Guest Reader

Wednesday, April 1st, 1-6pm

Regardless of your spiritual orientation, tarot and other oracle cards can be a powerful tool to help unravel the mysteries of the world we live in. They can help you to clearly define your path and determine what assistance is available for you as you move through life.

They offer symbolic messages to help you dig deeper into questions you may have about your own life, and working with an experienced and intuitive reader can help you decipher these messages resulting in a clearer understanding of what they have to say.

Our Guest Reader:

Anneliese Anthoinette is a professional Tarot Reader and Tarot Teacher, currently residing in Fort Collins with her family. She hosts regular Tarot events, classes, and casual gatherings here in town, reads for private and corporate events, has successfully taught dozens of beginners to comfortably read cards, and has read Tarot for clients all over the world.

Anneliese values ongoing continuing education as important as hands-on field work and practice – a lifelong learner and active practitioner of the esoteric, mystical, occult, folk, and Western Mystery traditions.

Rates: As part of a Spiritual Contract with the Divine, Anneliese has committed to one full year of offering FREE Tarot readings for all clients, everywhere. With gratitude, donations accepted

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


Herbal Egg Dyeing

Saturday, April 4th, 2020 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm (Choose one time slot)

In this hands-on class each participant will get to learn about and experiment with natural egg dyes using herbs, plants and foods. Instructors Leesa Balik and Jaclyn Fenske will guide the class in color results, egg decoration and woven basket craft. 

Each participant will leave with a woven basket to carry a half dozen naturally dyed eggs. Come get crafty and dye your eggs this year with the everyday natural ingredients already in your pantry!

Taught by Certified Aromatherapist, Leesa Balik & Certified Herbalist, Jaclyn Fenske

Cost: $15

Pre-registration is required. Please sign up online: 

https://www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/Classes


Herbal Allies for Seasonal Allergies

Wednesday, April 8th, 6-7:30 pm

That wonderful time of year is almost upon us. Trees are starting to bud, flowers are beginning to bloom and grasses are springing back to life. It can be an incredible sight to witness the beauty of spring. However, most of us view it through weeping eyes, runny noses, and jolting sneezes. In this workshop, we will explore specific botanic remedies for helping to keep seasonal allergies at bay. We will go over the ways they are best used and when to use them. 

You will leave this class with a small batch of custom created seasonal allergy relief tea that you will tailor to your own needs with the information given.

Taught by Certified Herbalist, Genevieve Gaskill

Cost: $25

Pre-registration is required. Please sign up online:

https://www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/Classes


Teddy and Tea – A Bedtime Storytime

Friday, April 10th 6-6:30pm

Children come with your teddy (stuffy/lovie), drink some tea, relax and listen to stories that build self-love, compassion, connection and community before you dream.

Parents/caregivers come drink some tea, learn about the herbs in the evening’s tea, and unwind with your children. Let this Bedtime Storytime be a part of your relaxing evening routine.

All are welcome (stories and activities are ages 3-7 appropriate).

Led by Certified Herbalist & Story-Telling Momma, Jaclyn Fenske

Cost: Free

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

https://www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/Classes


Cold Process Soapmaking

Saturday, April 11th 2-4:30pm

Come learn the art of cold process soap from Marissa Moore owner of Backwood Forwards Soap company.

You will learn how to not only make, but also how to formulate your own natural cold process soap! 

This demonstration class will break down the basics of selecting your natural ingredients, creating a recipe, and mixing and handling cold-process soap safely. 

You will get to take home a bar or two of the soap we make together in class.

Cost: $50

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

https://www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/Classes


Monthly Tarot Card Readings

Wednesday, April 15th 1-6pm

Join Golden Poppy and staff herbalist Ashley Noack 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.

Regardless of your spiritual orientation, tarot and other oracle cards can be a powerful tool to help unravel the mysteries of the world we live in. They can help you to clearly define your path and determine what assistance is available for you as you move through life.

They offer symbolic messages to help you dig deeper into questions you may have about your own life, and working with an experienced and intuitive reader can help you decipher these messages resulting in a clearer understanding of what they have to say.

Rates: $20/20 min.

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


Spring Medicinal Tree Walk

Saturday, April 18th, 2 pm – 4:30 pm

Join herbalist Kat Mackinnon for a hands-on class about the edible and medicinal trees of the Front Range.

Spring is a vibrant time for many of our medicinal trees, with early flowers, buds, and new shoots bursting onto the scene. We’ll be going into botanical identification, medicine making, ecology, caretaking techniques, mythology and other topics inspired in the moment by the plant people.

Come connect with our herbal giants!

This class is held in just about all weather, so be sure to come bundled up and ready for a snowy romp or a hot and sunny one!

Taught by Certified Clinical Herbalist and & Educator, Kat McKinnon

Cost: $35

Pre-registration is required. Please sign up online:

https://www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/Classes


Herbs for Sleep and Dreaming

Saturday, April 25th 2-3:30 

Step into the world of Sleep and Dreams guided by the plants.

There are many different plants that are known to support sleep, and in our sleep-deprived culture, these plants can be some of our best allies.

A few of these plants have also long been known to enhance your dreams.

In this class, you’ll learn about many of the Relaxing Nervine and Sedative Nervine Herbs that support restful and restorative sleep as well as those that can enhance your Dreamtime experience.

At the end of the class you’ll get to make and take home your own herbal dream pillow full of the herbs that you feel called to work with to aid in deeper rest and dreaming.

Taught by Certified Herbalist, Brita LaTona

Cost: $25

Pre-registration is required. Please sign up online:

https://www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/Classes


MAY

Spring Wild Edible Plant Walk

Saturday, May 2nd 2– 4:30 pm

Come learn about the wild edible and medicinal plants of Colorado with herbalist Kat Mackinnon.

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 and layer

Taught by Certified Clinical Herbalist and & Educator, Kat McKinnon

Cost: $35

Pre-registration is required. Please sign up online:

https://www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/Classes


Monthly Tarot Card Readings – Guest Reader

Wednesday, May 6th 1-6pm

Regardless of your spiritual orientation, tarot and other oracle cards can be a powerful tool to help unravel the mysteries of the world we live in. They can help you to clearly define your path and determine what assistance is available for you as you move through life.

They offer symbolic messages to help you dig deeper into questions you may have about your own life, and working with an experienced and intuitive reader can help you decipher these messages resulting in a clearer understanding of what they have to say.

Our Guest Reader:

Anneliese Anthoinette is a professional Tarot Reader and Tarot Teacher, currently residing in Fort Collins with her family. She hosts regular Tarot events, classes, and casual gatherings here in town, reads for private and corporate events, has successfully taught dozens of beginners to comfortably read cards, and has read Tarot for clients all over the world.

Anneliese values ongoing continuing education as important as hands-on field work and practice – a lifelong learner and active practitioner of the esoteric, mystical, occult, folk, and Western Mystery traditions.

Rates: As part of a Spiritual Contract with the Divine, Anneliese has committed to one full year of offering FREE Tarot readings for all clients, everywhere. With gratitude, donations accepted

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


Kombucha Brewing Workshop

Wednesday, May 6th 6-7:30pm

Learn the in’s and out’s of Kombucha brewing- the wonderful, probiotic rich, living, fermented tea.

You will learn the complete brewing process and methods of brewing your own Kombucha at home. You will also be familiarized with the secondary fermentation process, which includes flavoring with herbs and different fruits.

Everyone who attends will be sent home with their own SCOBY, the symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast that you will need to start your  brew, as well as enough black tea to brew your first gallon batch.

Happy brewing!

Taught by staff member Genevieve Gaskill

Cost: $20

Pre-registration is required. Please sign up online:

https://www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/Classes


Teddy and Tea – A Bedtime Storytime

Friday, May 8th 6-6:30pm

Children come with your teddy (stuffy/lovie), drink some tea, relax and listen to stories that build self-love, compassion, connection and community before you dream.

Parents/caregivers come drink some tea, learn about the herbs in the evening’s tea, and unwind with your children. Let this Bedtime Storytime be a part of your relaxing evening routine.

All are welcome (stories and activities are ages 3-7 appropriate).

Led by Certified Herbalist & Story-Telling Momma, Jaclyn Fenske

Cost: Free

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

https://www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/Classes


Monthly Tarot Card Readings

Wednesday, May 20th 1-6pm

Join Golden Poppy and staff herbalist Ashley Noack 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.

Regardless of your spiritual orientation, tarot and other oracle cards can be a powerful tool to help unravel the mysteries of the world we live in. They can help you to clearly define your path and determine what assistance is available for you as you move through life.

They offer symbolic messages to help you dig deeper into questions you may have about your own life, and working with an experienced and intuitive reader can help you decipher these messages resulting in a clearer understanding of what they have to say.

Rates: $20/20 min.

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


Herbs for Emotional and Spiritual Healing

Saturday, May 23rd 2-3:30 

Herbs are allies for many aspects of the healing journey and can facilitate deeper balance on emotional and spiritual levels along with physical transformation. In this class we will discuss herbs, tinctures, Flower Essences and herbal preparations that can aid in uplifting and inspiring us as we find peace and centered awareness. We will discuss herbs used to balance stress levels,  strengthen the nervous system, sink deeper into the heart space, and herbs that can facilitate deeper meditation and self-care practices.

Each participant will leave with a custom tincture/flower essence blend\

Taught by Certified Herbalist, Brita LaTona

Cost: $25

Pre-registration is required. Please sign up online:

https://www.goldenpoppyherbs.com/Classes