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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Thinking Clearly: Mental Sharpness, Memory and Mental Health Ayurveda and Beyond w/ Mind Herbs

Price: $35.00

Date: December 8, 2014

Monday, December 8th, 7 - 9:30 PM  early bird discount until 11/19Karta Purkh Khalsa-ArborVitae

Ancient healing traditions and modern science agree that physical and mental aging are affected by diet, exercise, and mental attitudes. Ayurveda, the holistic medical sister science of yoga, teaches that to insure vitality and wellbeing with a clear mind, we need to seek physical and mental balance and cooperate with Nature. Learn about foods and herbs that promote mental longevity. Discover herbal medicines that rejuvenate the aging mind. Explore the effects of natural remedies that keep you young at heart and give you a positive mental attitude. The sky is the limit for therapies you can use to keep yourself vital, healthy, radiant and ageless.

Turmeric for dementia, gotu kola for memory, gokshura for mental stamina...what are they all about? How can we use them safely and effectively? Explore dependable remedies and the newest findings that are about to emerge. In the elderly, Alzheimer’s disease has risen from 2% in the 1960s to 42% today. How can you avoid what seems inevitable?

We will examine cutting edge natural remedies for several of the most common, and the most challenging, neurological conditions seen in the clinic, including dementia, mood disorders and memory loss. Join us and leave with remedies you can use the next day to keep your mind steady and strong.

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Kitchen Cosmetics & Herbal Skin Care with Dina Falconi

Price: $40.00

Date: December 15, 2014

Monday, December 15th : 7 - 9:30 p.m. early bird discount until 11/25DIna Falcone -AV pict2

A feast for body and soul! Using all natural ingredients, Dina Falconi, herbalist and author, will share her favorite master recipes for creating natural body care products. Learn how to make all your own customized non-toxic personal care products in the comfort of your own kitchen. This is a hands-on demonstration, so come prepared to have fun. We will be making creams, salves, balms, herbal oils, face cleansers and more.  Dina is the author of Earthly Bodies & Heavenly Hair, a popular book on natural and healthy personal body care.

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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