• Seasonal Care and Herbal Practices, dhyana Center, Sebastopol, CA.
    September 30 - Herbal Infused Vinegars
  • Naka-Ima ~ Inside of Now, Sebastopol, CA. December 8-10
  • Sacred Mapping Series - 2018 - Tending Your Inner Landscape, dhyana Center, Sebastopol, CA.
    March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29   
    July 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 2
  • Elemental Medicine ~Exploring the Elements, Herbs and Medicine Making, dhyana Center, Sebastopol, CA.
    April 21/22, May 26/27, June 30/July 1st, July 28/29, August 25/26, September 29/30

        Detailed information below

Seasonal Care and Herbal Practices
At The dhyana Center - a Saturday Series from 12:30 - 5:30

$300 for Series ($85 for individual class)
dhyana Center Members: $270 for Series ($75 for individual class)
20 hours towards National Ayurvedic Medical Association Certification

For more information or to register: (707) 823-8818 |

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July 15th~ Honoring Summer with Herbal Skin Care

Have you always wanted to know how to make your own infused herbal oils, salves, lotions, and salt scrubs?   We take the time to experience the three aspects of essential medicine making:  Plant Spirit Wisdom, the studied knowledge (Materia Medica) and the Craft of Medicine making. Students will leave with a personal salve, salt scrubs, and burn lotion.

August 5th  ~ Celebrating the Harvest
Re-imagining the World of Weeds – Meeting them as your food and medicine.

What if the “weeds” in your garden were really nourishing food and important medicine?  We will cover many common plants and “weeds” that offer a diversity of herbal properties.  We will cover an overview of medicine making practices.  Students will bring home an Infusion, syrup, and herbal pesto.

September 2nd~ Enjoying the Abundance
Making Vegetable Ferments for Digestive Health

Have you been wanting to make your own Veggie Krauts, but haven’t taken that first step? We will cover several techniques that will bring success. We will discuss the role fermented food have played in our human journey to supporting a healthy digestion. You will take home a jar of carrot ginger and cabbage/veggie kraut.

September 30th ~ Welcoming the Transition to Fall
Learn about the healing properties of Herbal Vinegar Tinctures

Would you like to learn how to boost your health as we transition from summer to fall and winter?  Herbal Vinegars Tinctures are a wonderful way preserve vitamins, minerals, and their healing constitutes.  We will prepare Fire Cider and the Vinegar of Four Thieves.

Sacred Mapping - Tracking your Inner Landscape  

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29   
July 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 2

Part of the dhyana Center Mapping Series

For more information or to register:
Event Web-site: Sacred Mapping

Are there obstacles keeping you from living your full potential?

In this time of upheaval and change it is essential that we tend to our inner landscape to maintain health and balance in our lives. We will explore our sacred inner pathways and discover the parts of ourselves that need attention and care. Each Thursday we will work with different tools both individually and in pairs, incorporating guided practice, art, and journaling.

  • Mapping the Inner Elements
  • Journey to Radiance
  • Opening Doors to Freedom
  • Tending our Obstacles
  • Art Offering

Cost : $235
           $50/per class

Naka-Ima - Inside of Now

December 8-10, Sebastopol, CA.

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At Naka-Ima you begin to perceive the ways you’ve been limiting yourself. You learn to recognize the attachments you’ve created which undermine your vision, your reality, your life. You develop the facility to let go of ideas and emotions which separate you from yourself and others. You face where you’ve been stuck, where you’ve been reluctant or unable to change. With this awareness you make choices and take actions that are aligned with your purest intentions.

During the week-end you establish a way of relating with others that encourages a mutual unfolding of your essential selves. You open to the possibility of love which is contained in a vessel of honesty and clarity; to truth which is tempered with an energy of caring and awareness toward others that is filled with delight in giving. You remember who you are without the protection that you began building so many years ago.

Michelle has produced Naka-Ima for over 10 years.          

Cost: Sliding scale $415-$715
Payment plans and scholarships available