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Time-tested Rosemary

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By Stephanie McCann

Many of the herbs we use as medicine today have long traditions spanning back thousands of years, but sometimes their uses seem a bit superstitious and outdated. Although folklore has provided us with great direction in understanding the benefits of various plants, modern science is beginning to confirm the merits of these historical uses.… Read more

Balancing Kapha with Essential Oils

Ayurvedic Doshas

Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, translates best as “the science of life”. Ayurveda, using the five sense therapies, seeks to restore the true inherent nature in ourselves that was present at our birth. This true nature is called “prakruti” and we all have a unique thumbprint of a combination of the three doshas.… Read more

Invoking our Plant Allies by Rowen White

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The nectarine and plum trees outside my kitchen window are just starting to show the brilliant white and fuchsia blooms, harbingers of spring here in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. We have lived here on this homestead for over 10 years now, and I still find myself anxiously awaiting the flowers of spring, which signal the beginning of days of tending the plants in the greenhouse, tilling fertile garden beds and singing awake the soil for the season of planting ahead.  Read more

Spring Cleaning Blend Recipe

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Spring Cleaning Blend
by Stephanie McCann

As winter begins shifting towards spring and the days grow longer, the natural world slowly awakens to a lively buzz of excitement. Similarly, we find ourselves emerging from the quietude and slumber of wintertime to greet the invigorating spirit of spring.… Read more

Top 7 Uses of the Surprisingly Talented Coconut Oil

By: Sara Crow L.Ac

Coconut is a surprisingly talented traditional oil that has been used as both food and medicine for thousands of years in tropical cultures. Coconut oil is derived from what is commonly called the ‘Tree of Life’, the coconut palm, known for its ability to meet a great number of basic human needs: food, fuel and shelter.… Read more

The Ecological Future of Essential Oils. www.naha.org: April 14, 2016

with David Crow
This presentation will examine the local and global influences affecting sustainability and long-term availability of various aromatic crops and essential oils, including climate change, over-harvesting, increasing demand and loss of biodiversity. We will learn about developments in genetic modifications of essential oil crops and the role these new oils may play in the future.… Read more

Exploring the Inner Spiritual Dimensions of Tibetan, Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine. Live Retreat With The Shift Network. May 8-13, 2016

Discover the deeper dimensions of Eastern medicine and learn how plants help us heal disease, clear our minds, cleanse toxins, and open to higher consciousness.

 

Join us at the beautiful Earthrise Retreat Center May 8-13th for a live retreat with David Crow
Earthrise Campus at IONS in beautiful Petaluma, California

 

The Ayurvedic Use of Essential Oils for Healing: May 23, 2016

Are you ready to discover how to use essential oils to enhance your immune system, cultivate more prana, dispel inflammation and relax your mood?

Receive profound Aromatherapy insights to access the power of essential oils such as rose, vetiver, sandalwood, agarwood, and jatamansi for your health, well-being and personal transformation.

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The Inner Spiritual Dimensions of Ayurvedic, Tibetan, and Chinese Medicine: Esalen Institute. July 24-29th, 2016

Using a body-based contemplative approach, students will be shown how to perceive the inner dimensions and deeper meanings of these fundamental medical and spiritual principles as understood by ayurvedic, Tibetan, and Chinese medicine, including prana and chi (life force), ojas and jing (nutritional essence), shen (spirit), and agni and soma (essence of sun and moon).Read more

Veda MeLA, November 12 – 13, 2016

Veda MeLA, November 12 – 13, 2016, Los Angeles, California

The Veda MeLA expo floor will be host to approximately 50-60 booth spaces in the beautiful “Subterranean” space at The REEF in Downtown LA. Exhibitors include renowned Ayurvedic practitioners and educators, nutrition and herb purveyors, bodyworkers, yoga studios, yoga products, clean eating/living products, and more.… Read more

Top 10 Flower Essences for Healing Disconnection and Loneliness

by Sara Crow, L.Ac.

For many people, feelings of loneliness and disconnection cause great emotional pain and discomfort. These feelings can be the manifestation of a deeper internal state that, over time, can be shifted and healed with flower essences. First, let us look at the definition of loneliness and then the definition of disconnection or ‘feeling alone’.… Read more

NAHA Aromatherapy Conference

NAHA Beyond Aromatics Conference at Bastyr University, Seattle, September 12 – 14, 2014

David Crow will be speaking at the Friday night keynote of the 2014 NAHA Beyond Aromatics conference.

David Crow and Sara Crow will be hosting a Floracopeia booth at the conference.

The purpose of NAHA’s Beyond Aromatics conference is to provide opportunities for aromatherapists, massage therapists, naturopaths, reflexologists, complimentary health practitioners, students and individuals interested in aromatherapy to meet, network, share, and learn about holistic aromatherapy approaches in practice and for self care.… Read more