Upcoming Classes & Events
Get UnSpun From Stress ~ Class 5 & 6 of Spring Herbal Series for Teens
May 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:15 pm

HAALo is proud to present "Spring Series of Herbal Classes for Teens", with instructor, Xylem.  The series will be held on Thursday Afternoons over a 3-month period, and you can take one or all three of the 2 class sessions.  In each class you will make an herbal product with ingredients you can obtain locally or might already have at home!  This series is a perfect introduction to herbal medicine for the teen interested in self-care or curious about a career in herbalism.  Over the 3 monthly sessions, (2 class meetings each session) you will use herbs in 6 different ways as well as study the herbs and gain knowledge of herbalism and how to incorporate it into your everyday life.

All classes are held on Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:15 PM and include 3.5 hours of instructions, and 2 products to take home.  A separate $15 Materials Fee is due to the instructor on the first day of class.

Session 3 - $70.00 - May 10 & 24, 2018
Chillax the Panic ~ Anxiety Unpacked - 5/10
Sleep Deeper & Be Chill - 5/24

In these two classes the focus will be on mastering ways to handle stress and tips to relax and unwind.

Chillax the Panic will cover the following topics and ideas:

  • Nutritional aspects and supplements which will help to reduce stress
  • Potential Lifestyle shifts that can be made to help regulate stress hormones
  • Grounding practices, to re-route the brain circuitry for when the body starts to panic
  • Utilization of herbal remedies, inlucidng Kava Kava tea, flower essences and Joy Balls

Students will make an edible, herbal Joyball (A sweet, oily medicine that should be considered herbal medicine and not a snack) and Kava Tea.  They will also sample flower essences and aromatherapy.

Sleep Deeper & Be Chill will cover the following topics:

  • Discussion on what types of sleep disturbances or issues students may be experiencing
  • Students will sew herbal Eye Pillows
  • Aromatherapy, herbal remedies, teas and tinctures and their sleep benefits
  • The importance of bed time routines, and suggestions to incorporate into your evening

 For more info about the rest of the series, see below:

Session 1 - $70.00 - March 15 & 22, 2018
Not Your Mama's Body Butter - 3/15
Face Your Face (Acne Care) - 3/22

In these two classes the focus will be on body care and image, acne care and affirmations.

Session 2 - $70.00 - April 12 & 26, 2018
Fire Away - 4/12
Rebel Roots Rock - 4/26

In these two classes the focus will be on making fire cider, creating boundaries for health, immune blasting with tinctures and rooting ourselves.

Xylem Larla Dey is a dancer, musician, activist, gardener, and home scale herbalist. Local to Nevada County for 14 years, she is an educator and mentor launching workshops under the banner Teen Leadership Courses. She has led teens in theater programs in New York and Maine, and on Fruit Tree Tour plantings at schools throughout California. One of her favorite things to do is backpacking, teaching plant identification and wildcrafting herbs with youth on wilderness trips as a WFR. Locally she worked last school year at the School of the Arts and was infused with a lifetime supply of summer camp antics and youth rapport over four summers leading teens at Camp Augusta on Lake Vera.