ArborVitae is pleased to host herb master classes offered by expert local, national, and international teachers.
Classes are open to the public and are held at ArborVitae classroom:
80 8th Avenue (entrance on 14th St), room 1302, NY, NY 10011
Unless otherwise noted, classes are 2 1/2 hrs. long, and are often held on Monday evenings (6:30-9pm)
The community classes span a broad range of topics. Our comprehensive workshops vary in level (introductory to advanced) and are often taught by our visiting and local faculty to offer the community the opportunity to learn from these renowned herbalist teachers. To see bios of our noted teachers, please visit our faculty page. We are also happy to host other noted herbal and holistic teachers to teach special classes at ArborVitae.
Please check back as new courses are added regularly.
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Held at ArborVitae, Hosted by KP Khalsa and the International Integrative Education Institute: Nutritional Therapy Program
Join KP Khalsa and the IEII faculty for a nutritional program based on holistic health principles. The Nutritional Therapy program is for individuals with an avid interest in combining science (biochemistry and nutrition) and natural, drug-free medicine
Fall Term Dates are (9am-6pm): Oct.13/14; Nov. 17/18; Dec 15/16.
Students who successfully complete the Nutritional Therapy program will meet the educational standards of the National Association of Nutritional Professionals, required for application to take the board exam in holistic nutrition.
Monday, Oct. 1st at 6:30-9pm
Often “Transgender Health” is understood as primarily referring to surgeries and hormones. Yet as holistic providers, we know that one’s healthand wellbeing is so much more and complex than that, and so herbal medicine is particularly well-suited to care for our trans siblings. What needs to trans and gender non-conforming (GNC) people have that we can attend to using herbs? How might we adapt the herbal knowledge that we already have to suit these needs? How can we be inclusive providers to trans and GNS people? This workshop will provide you with the knowledge to anticipate the needs of trans clients, be inclusive in your paperwork and marketing, and adapt pre-existing herbal knowledge to the needs of trans and GNC communities. Jacoby’s zines will be for sale, so if you can’t take all the notes, don’t worry, he’s got you.
Monday, Oct. 15th at 6:30-9pm
Has your get up and go got up and left? Coffee doesn’t seem to do it anymore? Need more energy to get everything done? Natural energy enhancement can give more energy and restore a positive attitude. Find out how herbs can prevent chronic exhaustion from robbing the enthusiasm and happiness from our lives.
Upcoming Community Classes and Teachers 2018-19
10/29 – TBD w/ Ola Obasi
11/10 – TBD w/ Dr. Jody Noe
12/3 – TBD w/ Phyllis Light
12/10 – TBD w/ Matthew Wood
1/28 – TBD w/ Tammi Sweet
3/25 – TBD w/ Kathleen Maier
IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Class Handouts
We highly encourage you to register for classes online. Not only does this ensure that you will be able to attend the class, but it also gives you access to handouts for all classes that you have registered for. When you register for a class online, you create an account on our website with a username and password. This allows you to access any community classes you have registered for via our website. Handouts for the class that you have registered for are posted on the website under the course title. In order to access the courses you have registered for, go to arborvitaeny.com and click on the Student Login button in the green bar at the top right hand corner. Login with your username and password. You will be able to access handouts for any class you have registered for online, so please save your username and password for future use. Please note that not all classes have handouts.
Pre-registration is recommended!
Registrants will be notified of any workshop information via email. Class handouts and any special information are available on our website once you have registered (you will create a login username and password, which will allow you to access class handouts for any class you register for). Also, we determine whether a class will go forward based on the number of people who have signed up.
The Early Bird discount
10% off is 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 (listed as the “sale” price).
*NEW* Senior Discount!
Students 65 and older can now receive a discount on all community classes! Pay $30 at the door (instead of $35).
Trouble registering online?
If you experience any difficulties registering online, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a precise description of what the problem is. If possible, please include a screenshot of the problem. If you have previously registered online for a class, and thus already have a username, please note that you will need to use this same login information in order to register for another class. Additional tip: We have found that some people have trouble registering for classes if their cookies are disabled – if this is your case, please try enabling them to allow you to register online!
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.
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. We will send an email to everyone who has registered for the class online and we will post a notice on our website that the class has been cancelled.
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. Please note that classes will not be cancelled due to snow unless public transportation is closed.