Medicinal Mushroomery in the Rocky Mountains

Saturday, February 27, 2021. Don’t miss this online class that dives into some of the most common medicinal mushrooms you’ll encounter here in the Rocky Mountains, and pick up a bit of mushroom medicine making know-how along the way!

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Class mailing list

If you’d like to be notified about upcoming classes, text/call 970-779-3111 or contact me through the site and I’ll put you on my list.

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1-on-1 Mentoring

Get personalized botanical education in this flexible program of learning w/ herbalist & scientist Anna Marija Helt, PhD

In person or long distance (Skype)


Some Topics

Medicine making – Tinctures, percolations, infusions, decoctions, compound extractions, infused oils, creams, cordials, pastilles, hydrosols, crafts

Essential Oils

Local medicinal plants & mushrooms – identification, wildcrafting

Materia Medica – Plants, mushrooms &/or essential oils

Constitutional approach to body systems

Herbal energetics


Case studies for advanced students

Review of botanical research science

Tongue & pulse diagnosis

Something else that interests you? Let me know!


Students have gone on to practicing and offering a free herbal clinic for the underserved; creating and marketing hand-crafted herbal products; incorporating botanicals into their current professional practice; and, simply and effectively using botanicals for themselves, friends and family.


$50-70/hour depending on ability to pay. Sessions are 1-2 hours long, from once a week to once a month.  There will be homework.   For more information or to get started, please click “contact” or call 970.779.3111.

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Herbal Concoctions for Cold & Flu – TOMORROW (Oct 24)!!


Hands-On Workshop ~ Thursday 24th October, 630-830 pm in Durango, CO

Reduce your chance of getting sick this season and learn how to deal with it if the sniffles and cough do kick in. 

•Learn immune-boosting and anti-viral herbs and foods

•Make your own 4 Thieves Vinegar

•Make immune-boosting pastilles

•Create a bug-busting tea blend

Registration is $45. Pre-registration required. To RSVP, hit “Contact” or email me at or call/text 970-779-3111.

Space is limited to 10 people. Directions given upon RSVP, but you’ll be parking in same lot as Star Liquors and Yoga Durango.

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Natural Care for Aging Skin – Online Class!

It’s here!
Natural Care for Aging Skin. A 5-part, online class series on caring for your face. Sign up before Dec 18th for the discount rate.
If you can’t eat it, you shouldn’t put it on your face!
Click on the link for more info and to sign up:
xoxo, m

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Feel better during allergy season – 6 steps!

Online class now available!

Now is the time to get ready for spring allergy season! Use the following link to start kicking your seasonal allergies to the curb….

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Herbal Infused Oils for Kitchen & Medicine Cabinet – Workshop

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Tinctures 3 Ways!

There are 6 or 7 spots left :) Learn how to make your own plant medicine in Tucson!

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Feel better during allergy season!

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Botanical Medicine – Materia Medica

Wanting to support your health botanically but don’t know where to start? Look no further!

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Reducing Spring Allergies – Online Class

The time to prevent spring allergies is starting now. Part 1 is a free 15 min online class with handy tips. Part 2 delves into the best supportive herbs. Coming January 7th!


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Natural Care for Aging Skin

Stay tuned…Registration opens next week!
Learn what tradition and science has to say, as well as what works for me and my clients. A 5-part webinar you can watch when and where you want.

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Coming soon! Natural Care for Aging Skin Webinar

Coming soon! NATURAL CARE FOR AGING SKIN. Learn what tradition and science has to say, as well as what works for me and my clients. A 5-part webinar you can watch when and where you want.
Registration opens soon : )

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Making Solid Perfumes, Naturally!

Solids (unguents) are an ancient form of perfumery. Plus they’re easy & fun to make. They don’t leak like liquid perfumes, and they’re great as gifts.  Come learn perfume blending techniques with natural essences & take home your own creation! $45 fee, due Nov. 29th.  Call 970-779-3111 or click on “contact” to RSVP & for more info.

To learn more about the instructor, herbalist Anna Marija Helt of Osadha Natural Health, visit here.

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Rocky Mountain Poisonous Mushrooms

  • When: Thursday October 23, 630-8pm
  • Where: Durango, Directions given upon RSVP
  • Registration:  $20 optional donation.

Do you forage for wild mushrooms?  Being able to ID poisonous mushrooms is as important as it is to know your own favorite edible or medicinal mushroom. Though we’re moving out of our (not so fantastic) mushroom season here in the Southern Rockies, it’s a great time to start introducing yourself to the most toxic local shrooms so you’ll be less likely to make a mistake next season. This is a great class even for folks who don’t forage but are fascinated by our fungal neighbors!

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Free 3 part virtual herb walk in the San Juan Mountains!

Free 3 video series! This virtual herb walk near Andrews Lake will introduce you to great medicinals, beautiful wildflowers and deadly poisonous plants in the Rockies.  Just follow the link:

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Kitchen Witchen’ – Local Botanicals for Cold & Flu

Workshop, 7 October 2018, 10am-1pm, Durango, CO


•Learn 10 local botanicals effective for cold & flu

•Make 3 great remedies to take home

•Have fun


•$45 + $15 materials fee

•Click “contact” or call 970-779-3111 to sign up & for more info

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Local Medicinal Mushrooms (San Juan Mtns)

Come see me at the Whole Expo at the La Plata County Fairgrounds this Sunday. I’m teaching on Local Medicinal Mushrooms from 1030-1115 on the patio! Get your shroom on!

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Local Poisonous Plants

Did you know that the plant by which Socrates was put to death is common in Durango?

Do you gather wild plants or spend time out in the woods with your kids or dogs? You may want to know which are the potentially deadly plants in our area. They are certainly no reason to stay out of the woods, plus, they’re actually beautiful to look at. Come learn what they look like, where they grow, how they’re toxic along with a smattering of history and folklore!

Thursday February 15, 6-8pm in Durango. Please reply by email or call 970-779-3111 for directions & to reserve a spot. $20 suggested donation.

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Botanicals for Dreaming

Remedios Varo “Creation of the Birds”

Want better dream recall or more vivid dreams?  Want to delve more into your subconscious?  Having nightmares?  Come learn some great dreamtime plants and essential oils and how to use them…

Wed. 15 Nov. 630-730 in Durango. Suggested donation $15 – Click on “Contact” to sign up!

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