Classes

arborvitae lineUnless otherwise noted, all classes are held at ArborVitae’s classroom: 80 8th Avenue, room 1302 NY, NY 10013 (housed within Tristate College of Acupuncture).
Please note: the entrance for 80 8th Ave is actually on 14th St – just east of the Northeast corner.
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ArborVitae classes and courses span a broad range of topics. Our comprehensive workshops vary in level (introductory to advanced) and are taught by expert local, national and international teachers. To see bios of our noted teachers, please visit our faculty page.
Please check back as new courses are added regularly.

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ArborVitae/Evolver Event: Medicinal Mushrooms, Magic Mushrooms and Mindfulness Meditation

Cost: $15 in advance/$20 at the door

Join Evolver and ArborVitae for a lively, informative discussion with Richard Mandelbaum about Reishi, shiitake, maitake, turkey tail, Chaga, Cordyceps, and other powerful mushroom remedies, followed by a presentation from Gabby Agin-Leibes from NYU on current preliminary data from the NYU Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety Study.  We will take a look at real examples of different kinds of mushrooms, sample medicinal mushroom tinctures, and drink mushroom broth with various kinds of mushrooms added.  We will end the event with a short guided meditation that’s meant to help participants connect with the various mushrooms they will have tasted and learned about.

Price: $15.00

Date: April 1, 2015

Address:

132 Crosby Street
Apt. #12 (buzz to be let in) Map and Directions

Integrative and Herbal Approaches to Allergies with Sezelle Gereau Haddon

Szelle Gereau Haddon -ArborVitaaEarly Bird Discount Price ($31.50) available through March 23rd!

There has been a recent buzz in the medical literature regarding environmental allergies. Two recent publications have released guidelines for physicians who treat allergic rhinitis, both advising on evaluation and best practices for treatment. Simultaneously, the lay public is becoming more empowered to manage their symptoms, as in February of this year, the most commonly prescribed treatment for allergic rhinitis was released as an over the counter medication.

With more that 40% of the world population currently suffering from allergies, it is necessary to understand how best to approach such patients. Who needs to be tested and how should testing be performed? Should one test for both environmental and food allergies? What can patients safely and effectively do for self care? Are there alternatives to conventional treatments that provide the same relief as medications? Are side effects of medications acceptable in order to avoid progression of symptoms and worsening of disease? What options are available to patients who want to consider curing their allergies and not simply treating symptoms? Sezelle will answer these questions and cover herbal therapies that have proven useful in her experiences.

Price: $35.00

Date: April 13, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Open House for Professional Programs, Years 1, 2, & 3

Wednesday, April 15th: 6:30-8 pm  Free, but please registerArborVitae OpenHouse

Join ArborVitae teachers and fellow herb students for an open house and introduction to the first foundational year, 2nd year, and 3rd year of the professional program.  If you are curious for more information about ArborVitae's program, this meeting is the time to have your questions answered. If you already have an herbal training background and wonder if  you qualify for the 2nd or 3rd year, or what the additional training offers, this is also the meeting to come to. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015-2016 year. Come for a taste of herbs, and a taste of the year to come!

 

Price: Free Event

Date: April 15, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Prospect Park herb walk

Sat., May 2, from 11am-2pm

Note: This event is ONLY for those looking to enter the professional program and for current students.

Details on the exact location will be sent out to registrants closer to the actual date.

Price: Free Event

Date: May 2, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

East Village Community Garden herb walk

Sunday, May 3, 10am-1pm

Note: This event is ONLY for those looking to enter the professional program and for current students.

Details on the exact location will be sent out to registrants closer to the actual date.

Price: Free Event

Date: May 3, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

From Mountain Dew to Herbal Syrups ... A Contemporary Spice Route with Leslie Alexander

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Early Bird Discount available through April 13th.

When we think about making changes to improve health and well-being, we often pay attention to food and drink. For many many people, soft drinks continue to be beverages of choice. It can be a huge leap to even begin to consider removing these beverages from our regular daily fare. And replace them with what? Herbal teas? Oooo-la-la! But wait! Enter herbal syrups!

Join us for a tasty, fun and entertaining evening as we work with herbs and spices and learn to make herbal syrups and sodas. Not only are these tasty treats, they also  provide opportunities to eliminate chemicals, preservatives, colorants and High Fructose Corn Syrup. In this workshop we'll aim to blend flavor and medicinal properties into casual everyday beverages. Stop by for a drink and experience the wonderful world of herbal syrups.

Price: $35.00

Date: May 4, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Cardiology Case Studies with Patrick Fratellone

Patrick Frattelone-ArborVitae

Early Bird Registration available through April 27th. 

Patrick Fratellone MD RH (AHG) FIM FACC has the distinction of being one of the few integrative cardiologists in the US. He completed his course studies at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine under the supervision of 7Song. He completed his Fellowship of Integrative Medicine in 2005. Over the years he has worked with up to 3 generations of family members with very complex problems. In this workshop he will go over a number of case histories based on real patients he has worked with, especially as these cases relate to heart problems. Participants will be encouraged to come up with suggestions and Patrick will address all questions as they arise.

Price: $35.00

Date: May 18, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Open House for Professional Program Years, 1, 2, & 3

Tuesday, May 19th: 6:30-8 pm  Free, but please registerArborVitae OpenHouse

Join ArborVitae teachers and fellow herb students for an open house and introduction to the first foundational year, 2nd year, and 3rd year of the professional program.  If you are curious for more information about ArborVitae's program, this meeting is the time to have your questions answered. If you already have an herbal training background and wonder if  you qualify for the 2nd or 3rd year, or what the additional training offers, this is also the meeting to come to. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015-2016 year. Come for a taste of herbs, and a taste of the year to come!

Price: Free Event

Date: May 19, 2015

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Please Note!

Pre-registration is recommended! The pre-registered (and early bird) fee is lower and registrants will be notified of any workshop info.   Class handouts and any special information will be sent  to pre-registered students by email ahead of the class. (Please do check emails ahead of class for this reason.)  Also, we determine whether a class will go forward based on the number of people who have signed up.
The Early Bird discount  (10%) is only available up till 11:59 pm of the date listed- roughly 2 weeks before a class starts. The discounted price will be seen when one checks out.

Refund Policy
For a refund or class credit, you need to contact us at least 7 days before the class starts, and we will issue a refund/ credit. We trust this policy seems fair, as we plan according to class size, buy class materials in advance and our teachers often travel distances to NYC to teach, and so it is difficult to deal with last minute cancellations. You can, however, transfer your registration to a friend who would like your spot if you you are unable to attend.

Cancellation Policy
If for whatever reason, ArborVitae needs to cancel a class, we will do our best to give you 24 hours notice and you will receive 100% refund of the cost of the class, or if you prefer a credit for the rescheduled class or future class.

Rain-date Policy
If an outside class has a rain-date and  you can not make the rain-date  (given that we use it because of weather), you will be offered a credit for the class of your choice.

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