Resilient Remedies: A Two Day Cold Season Herbal Intensive for Sistahs

Resilient Remedies: A Two Day Cold Season Herbal Intensive for Sistahs

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Resilient Remedies is an in person (Philadelphia), 8 hour course exclusively for Black women, of all levels of experience, who desire practical and hands on knowledge on using herbal remedies as preventative and restorative medicine during the cold, winter months. It is taught and facilitated by Taylor Johnson-Gordon, Plant-Food Educator, Herbalist, and Founder of Sistah of the Yam, LLC.

What makes this course unique?

Intimate Sisterhood - This course is proudly created by a black woman, for black women. SOTY believes that as sistahs, we thrive most when we are in authentic community with other sistahs! Unlike our individual workshops, only 12 spots are available. The intention is that this will create opportunity for more intimacy, questions, and feedback.

African American centered - Herbalism ain't just a white or Chinese thing. Without question, Black healers and herbalists transformed Western Herbalism as we know it today. However, herbalism is the United States remains heavily white washed and exclusive. This course will both celebrate and center the traditional knowledge and wisdom of both enslaved and free African American root workers.

Made for your schedule - We get it; not everyone can take an 8 week herbal course! This course was created for the busy sistah in mind and is doable for your schedule - it is only 2 (half) days with a total of 8 hours of instruction and hands-on medicine making.

What topics will be covered?

Topics include:

  • Introduction to the immune and lymphatic systems

  • Food and lifestyle as medicine and prevention

  • Materia media (history and uses) on 12 herbs

  • Introduction to herbal therapeutics and plant energetics

  • Healing herbal teas (decoctions and infusions) for before, during, + after cold or flu

  • Infused topical oils for common ailments (i.e. earaches, congestion, body aches, dry skin conditions, etc.)

  • Nourishing vinegars and soothing syrups for sore throats + fighting infection

  • Healing, mineral-rich vegetable broths for soups, stews, and cooked greens

  • Potent tinctures and glycerites for cold and flu

  • Cold and flu remedies safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding

  • Purchasing and sourcing high quality herbs

What is the investment?

SOTY believes in offering sliding scale workshops, courses, and offerings. The cost is on a sliding scale of $149-189. Please pay the amount that you are able and willing to invest - we appreciate your honesty. If you are interested in a partial (50% reduced) work-trade scholarship, please email Taylor directly at (Note: only 1 work-trade scholarship available for this course). Registration fee includes all printed and herbal materials, 6 winter remedies made during the course (tincture or glycerite, fire cider, infused oil, herbal tea blend, cold syrup, vegan mineral broth), a light, organic vegan/gluten free breakfast and lunch each day, plus tea and coffee.

When is the deadline to register?

September 16, 2019

Where is the course taking place?

This is a live, in person course taking place in Germantown (Northwest Philadelphia) - exact address and directions will be provided once registration is complete. The course location is accessible by public transportation. There is also some free street parking. The space is on a second floor (there is a freight elevator).

Will this course be recorded?


Are kids welcomed?

Yes! Small children under 12 are welcome in this space. They won’t be participating in the actual course (aka receiving all the materials), but they are welcome to observe, ask questions, comment, and engage in other ways. There is a small children’s play area with books and coloring materials. A changing table is also on site. This space is also breastfeeding and pumping friendly. Note: children will require a small additional fee for meals ($5 per child, ages 3-12).

What is the refund policy?

Cancellations before September 20th may receive 75% refund of the registration price. After September 20th, there will be no refunds or cancellations. However, if you are no longer able to attend the course, you may transfer it to another Black woman.

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