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Holistic Health

Achieve an understanding of complementary wellness practice and therapy foundations that are growing in recognition and acceptance by those concerned with healthy living. Explore the wisdom of using wellness systems as a complement to current western health care practices. Our classes will help you examine practical applications for adopting these practices in your own personal or professional life for good health or to assist others in achieving optimum wellness.

Holistic Health - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

The Ecological Herbalism Series is a 4‐part series of interdisciplinary classes that explores the relationships between people, plants, and the land. Taught from ecological, botanical, and geographical perspectives, the course aims to connect herbalists and nature lovers to the local surroundings by illuminating medicinal plants and the dynamics of the landscapes that make up central New Mexico. Each of the four classroom sessions will focus on a different habitat and the medicinal plants we find there including mesa country, the desert basin, the riparian valley, and the mountains. Discussions will include herbal actions of local plants, plant ecology, botanical curiosities, and changing plant communities. This class is taught by local herbalist and geographer Dara Saville of Albuquerque Herbalism. No prior experience is required.

Section FAA‐PD

38370
$85
09/09/2019 - 09/30/2019
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Dara Saville
CE South Building

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Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine that first encompassed the idea of body, mind and spirit. In this foundations class you will learn the seven systems of philosophy that are at the basis of this system, understand the elements and doshic theory, including, doshas, subtypes, tissues and attributes. The basic concepts necessary to navigate this ancient healing science will be mastered within this course. Suggested reading: Textbook of Ayurveda, Vol 1, Fundamental Principles, Vasant Lad, ISBN # 978‐1‐883725‐07‐5

Section FAA‐PD

38279
$495
09/10/2019 - 11/12/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Sonia Masocco, R.A.P, CH
CE South Building

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Many health practitioners recommend herbal and supplement protocols, medical professionals prescribe drugs, and individuals purchase many over‐the‐counter products. In this class you will learn about common pathologies, the mechanism of actions of selected cardiovascular, pulmonary, psychiatry, analgesic, neurology and condition specific drugs and their herb or supplement interaction/contraindication as well as herbal and supplements adjuvants to specific conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol, asthma, depression and anxiety, pain, Alzheimer's, diabetes etc. This class is designed to teach the layperson as well as the health care professional and the information provided can be put to use immediately. Recommended textbook: Herb Contraindication and Drug Interactions, Francis Brinker, ND, 4th Editon ISBN‐13: 978‐1888483147; student purchases from a vendor of their choice.

Section FAA‐PD

38266
$349
09/12/2019 - 11/07/2019
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Sonia Masocco, R.A.P, CH
CE South Building

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Scientific research shows that yoga and meditation benefit a wide variety of heath conditions. We will explore research on the effectiveness of yoga and meditation for reducing symptoms of posttraumatic tress, depression, anxiety, pain, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory conditions and cancer. This course is for anyone who wants to learn whether yoga and meditation help a particular disorder and how they work. It is excellent for yoga and meditation teachers, yoga therapists, and other health professionals who would like to learn to speak authoritatively on yoga and meditation research in order to bring these techniques into various organizations. Recommended Book (but optional): The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Healthcare by Sat Bir Singh Khasa, Lorenzo Cohen, Timothy McCall and Shirly Telles. Handspring Publishing 2016; ISBN: 978‐1909141209

Section FAA‐PD

38099
$129
10/30/2019 - 11/20/2019
Wed 6:30 PM ‐ 7:30 PM
Julie Staples, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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Put the power to heal in your hands and know what you eat. Connect an array of ayurvedic techniques by learning how to identiy your ayurvedic type; detect and treat imbalances and illness; select foods, daily routines and activities for balanced living; and adapt to seasonal and aging patterns. NOTE: The recommended textbook is ''Eat ‐Taste‐Heal: An Ayurvedic Cookbook for Modern Living'', 1st Ed., (2006); Five Elements Press; ISBN: 978‐0976917007]. Learn how to vary ayurvedic meals to nurture each of the ayurvedic types.

Section SPA‐PD

38285
$235
02/10/2020 - 02/20/2020
Mon, Tue, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM and Tue, Wed, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Sonia Masocco, R.A.P, CH
CE South Building

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The goal to have wellness, free of ailments and disease is at the core of Ayurvedic practices. As your knowledge of Ayurveda deepens, you will study six factors that influence good health in this course. As one of the world's oldest medical systems, Ayurveda originated in India more than 3,000 years ago and remains one of the country's traditional health care systems. The concept of Kayachikitsa, which is the equivalent of internal medicine in the contemporary western system references the Sanskrit word 'kaya' meaning body, and 'chikitsa' meaning 'treatment.' You will learn, under these guidelines, about treatments that grounded in the qualities of the body or person rather than the symptoms or disease. Factors of health and wellness are sustained when the mind, body and spirt are complete according to the Ayurveda principles. Ayurveda is recognized by the National Health Institutes/Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NIH/NCCAM) as Alternative Medicine, a complete medical system.

Section SPA‐PD

38283
$395
03/09/2020 - 03/18/2020
Mon, Tue, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Sonia Masocco, R.A.P, CH
CE South Building

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Clinical Case Studies is designed specifically for students that have completed clinical herbalism level I. In this class the students acquire advanced understanding of the principles and practices of clinical herbalism through discussion of client based etiology, pathology and treatment. Case studies selected from a clinical practice concerning cardiovascular, pulmonary, psychiatry, pain and specific pathologies will be presented and students will be required to devise herbal protocols, discuss indications, contraindications and drug/herb interactions with specifics as to form of preparation and posology of the herbs or preparations ultimately selected. This class requires participation and commitment. Recommended text: Tarascon Pharmacopoeia 2015 Professional Desk Reference Edition, by Richard J. Hamilton, MD, FAAEM, FACMT, FACEP (7th Ed, 2015 Paperback, Publisher: Tarascon) ISBN‐13: 9781284075083. Student purchases from a vendor of their choice.

Section SPA‐PD

38272
$389
04/13/2020 - 04/22/2020
Mon, Tue, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Sonia Masocco, R.A.P, CH
CE South Building

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Full disclosure, informed consent, confidentiality, professional courtesy, environmental commitment are just a few of the things required by the Code of Ethics by the American Herbalist Guild. In this class you will learn the terms, be exposed to experts in business practices and ethics, as well as networking and social media skills. This class is necessary for students wishing to establish a reputable herbal practice.

Section SPA‐PD

38273
$389
05/11/2020 - 05/20/2020
Mon, Tue, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Sonia Masocco, R.A.P, CH
CE South Building

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Certificates


Cultivate your desire to learn about nature’s hidden treasures

Due to the growing interest in herbalism, our certificates were developed to bring you traditional wisdom considering modern lifestyles. The Level 1 certificate is for the budding herbalist. Courses provide the foundational knowledge and skills for use personally and professionally. Our Level 2 certificate will dig deeper into specific and relevant topics at an intermediate level with applications for herbalism professional practices.

Required Classes (3)
Class Name

Many health practitioners recommend herbal and supplement protocols, medical professionals prescribe drugs, and individuals purchase many over‐the‐counter products. In this class you will learn about common pathologies, the mechanism of actions of selected cardiovascular, pulmonary, psychiatry, analgesic, neurology and condition specific drugs and their herb or supplement interaction/contraindication as well as herbal and supplements adjuvants to specific conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol, asthma, depression and anxiety, pain, Alzheimer's, diabetes etc. This class is designed to teach the layperson as well as the health care professional and the information provided can be put to use immediately. Recommended textbook: Herb Contraindication and Drug Interactions, Francis Brinker, ND, 4th Editon ISBN‐13: 978‐1888483147; student purchases from a vendor of their choice.

38266 | $349

Clinical Herbalism 103 - FAA‐PD

09/12/2019 - 11/07/2019
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (8 Session Total)
Sonia Masocco, R.A.P, CH
CE South Building

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This course provides health care professionals and interested community members a basic foundation in Medical Herbalism. Students will explore the basic concepts of herbal terminology, botany, and medicinal uses of herbs for different systems of the body. Topics will include herbal preparations and regulations, plant identification, herb-drug interactions, cultural diversity and traditional techniques in diagnostics and medicinal uses of herbs. Required Text: Fundamentals of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy by Heinrich, Barnes, Gibbons and Williamson (ISBN 9780702033889) 2nd Edition - Student purchases through vendor of their choice

38261 | TBA

Clinical Herbalism 101

TBA

This class will be scheduled on a future date. Please check with the Health and Wellness Professions Program Supervisor for more information.
Class Name

Clinical Case Studies is designed specifically for students that have completed clinical herbalism level I. In this class the students acquire advanced understanding of the principles and practices of clinical herbalism through discussion of client based etiology, pathology and treatment. Case studies selected from a clinical practice concerning cardiovascular, pulmonary, psychiatry, pain and specific pathologies will be presented and students will be required to devise herbal protocols, discuss indications, contraindications and drug/herb interactions with specifics as to form of preparation and posology of the herbs or preparations ultimately selected. This class requires participation and commitment. Recommended text: Tarascon Pharmacopoeia 2015 Professional Desk Reference Edition, by Richard J. Hamilton, MD, FAAEM, FACMT, FACEP (7th Ed, 2015 Paperback, Publisher: Tarascon) ISBN‐13: 9781284075083. Student purchases from a vendor of their choice.

38272 | $389

Clinical Case Studies in Herbalism - SPA‐PD

04/13/2020 - 04/22/2020
Mon, Tue, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Sonia Masocco, R.A.P, CH
CE South Building

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Full disclosure, informed consent, confidentiality, professional courtesy, environmental commitment are just a few of the things required by the Code of Ethics by the American Herbalist Guild. In this class you will learn the terms, be exposed to experts in business practices and ethics, as well as networking and social media skills. This class is necessary for students wishing to establish a reputable herbal practice.

38273 | $389

Ethics of Herbal Medicine - SPA‐PD

05/11/2020 - 05/20/2020
Mon, Tue, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Sonia Masocco, R.A.P, CH
CE South Building

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Identify, gather and preserve your herbs from the garden or the wild. Each of the 4 morning sessions, you will meet at a different field location in the Albuquerque area. Learn the foundations of field botany and plant identification and be introduced to the work herbalists do in the field. Topics include: Basic botany used for plant identification, local medicinal plant materia medica, field tools, journaling, wildcrafting and ethics. Your study of plant cycles, climate and growing conditions will deepen your connection with the plants, empowering you to interact knowledgeably and ethically with plants in the field. The Field Journal will be provided the first day of class. NOTE: Spring Catalog Time and Hours are incorrect. Correct meeting day is Saturdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Dates are correct.

38275 | TBA

Plant Identification and Field Work

TBA

This class will be scheduled on a future date. Please check with the Health and Wellness Professions Program Supervisor for more information.
Class Name

Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine that first encompassed the idea of body, mind and spirit. In this foundations class you will learn the seven systems of philosophy that are at the basis of this system, understand the elements and doshic theory, including, doshas, subtypes, tissues and attributes. The basic concepts necessary to navigate this ancient healing science will be mastered within this course. Suggested reading: Textbook of Ayurveda, Vol 1, Fundamental Principles, Vasant Lad, ISBN # 978‐1‐883725‐07‐5

38279 | $495

Foundations of Ayurveda - FAA‐PD

09/10/2019 - 11/12/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (10 Session Total)
Sonia Masocco, R.A.P, CH
CE South Building

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Put the power to heal in your hands and know what you eat. Connect an array of ayurvedic techniques by learning how to identiy your ayurvedic type; detect and treat imbalances and illness; select foods, daily routines and activities for balanced living; and adapt to seasonal and aging patterns. NOTE: The recommended textbook is ''Eat ‐Taste‐Heal: An Ayurvedic Cookbook for Modern Living'', 1st Ed., (2006); Five Elements Press; ISBN: 978‐0976917007]. Learn how to vary ayurvedic meals to nurture each of the ayurvedic types.

38285 | $235

Food as Medicine - SPA‐PD

02/10/2020 - 02/20/2020
Mon, Tue, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM and Tue, Wed, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Sonia Masocco, R.A.P, CH
CE South Building

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The goal to have wellness, free of ailments and disease is at the core of Ayurvedic practices. As your knowledge of Ayurveda deepens, you will study six factors that influence good health in this course. As one of the world's oldest medical systems, Ayurveda originated in India more than 3,000 years ago and remains one of the country's traditional health care systems. The concept of Kayachikitsa, which is the equivalent of internal medicine in the contemporary western system references the Sanskrit word 'kaya' meaning body, and 'chikitsa' meaning 'treatment.' You will learn, under these guidelines, about treatments that grounded in the qualities of the body or person rather than the symptoms or disease. Factors of health and wellness are sustained when the mind, body and spirt are complete according to the Ayurveda principles. Ayurveda is recognized by the National Health Institutes/Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NIH/NCCAM) as Alternative Medicine, a complete medical system.

38283 | $395

Chikitsa: the 6 major factors of health and wellness - SPA‐PD

03/09/2020 - 03/18/2020
Mon, Tue, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Sonia Masocco, R.A.P, CH
CE South Building

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