As the plants flow with lifeforce, beautiful foods and medicines offer themselves freely, many possessing a bitter edge. In our culture many shy away from the bitter taste in favor of sweet or salty, in particular. But all of the tastes have a role to play in health, and the bitter may be one of the most necessary to bring balance in our culture of excess. For many of us, regularly incorporating more bitter into our days can have profoundly positive impacts. In this class we will discuss the role of the bitter principle in maintaining healthful weight, optimizing digestive function, supporting detoxification, much more. We will taste and explore the virtues of some of our green allies that offer bitter constituents and discuss how to work with them at home. Many of them can be found in our yards and gardens.
Instructor: Carol Trasatto, herbalist. Carol has been walking the herbal path for more than 35 years and brings great respect and appreciation for the intrinsic power of nature to heal. She has many tales she could tell to honor the wisdom of plant medicine. Carol loves teaching and writing and helping people skillfully embrace challenge and transformation in their lives. Carol is the author of Conscious Caregiving: Plant Medicine, Nutrition, Mindful Practices to Give Ease, detailing extensive support for caregivers as well as their companions going through intensive illness, medical treatments, or dying. She is the herb team lead at Radiance. www.caroltrasatto.com
Monday, April 4
To register, call Radiance or contact Carol to register online: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class to be held at Radiance Herbs & Massage.