Classes


Current Classes in Natural Medicine

Treating the Five Spirits: Chinese Medicine and Western Herbs

at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism (VCIH), Montpelier, VT

Wednesday, April 9th 6-9 pm

with Brendan Kelly, Jade Mountain Wellness

$15 for members/$17 for non-members

By their nature, herbs treat the whole person, in body, mind and spirit. The several thousand years of continuous practice of Chinese medicine provide insightful and deep-reaching understanding of the nature of western herbs. We’ll use the Five Element/Five Phase tradition and Yin/Yang theory to discuss the different aspects of spiritual health and sickness, and talk about local botanicals to treat these imbalances. Detailed hand-out will be provided.

For more info, or to register, go to http://www.vtherbcenter.org/community-classes/workshops/

Taught by Brendan Kelly, who  has a master’s in acupuncture degree, and teaches about Chinese medicine at schools, colleges, universities and conferences around the country. He is an adjunct professor at Johnson State College in VT and on the faculty at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in FL. He has 20 years experience in natural medicine, with 11 years in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. He practice acupuncture and Chinese and western herbal medicine at Jade Mountain Wellness in Burlington, VT. He also researches and writes about the connection between personal health and environmental sustainability, including the issues connected to climate change. He is publishing his first book “The Yin and Yang of Climate Change.”

Introduction to Chinese Medicine, at Johnson State College

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Monday evenings starting January 20, 5:00-7:45PM. (Optional final exam on May 5 for students auditing the class.)

At Johnson State College, Johnson, VT– www.jsc.edu

Cost for non-credit auditing of the 3 credit class: approximately $450 for VT residents. Please contact Jade Mountain Wellness or the Johnson State registrars office for pricing for out-of-state students and for 3 undergraduate credist.

Join us from this indepth introduction to Chinese medicine, which can be audited or taken for undergraduate credit. From several thousand years of continuous practice and refinement, Chinese medicine has developed insightful, deep reaching understandings of the understanding health and sickness. This genuinely holistic medicine sees the inherent interconnection between the different aspects of who we are (body, mind, emotions, and spirit) and the inherent interconnection between us and the people and the world around us.

We will discuss questions such as: What is health? What are symptoms? How are we connected to the people and the world around us? What does the state of the environment say about our own health and that of our country and our culture? What is sustainable environmentally? We will use the Chinese medical traditions of the Yin and Yang, the 8 principles and the Five Elements/Phases are our guides in looking at the interconnection of personal and societal well-being.

Taught by Brendan Kelly, who  has a master’s in acupuncture degree, and teaches about Chinese medicine at schools, colleges, universities and conferences around the country. He is an adjunct professor at Johnson State College in VT and on the faculty at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in FL. He has 20 years experience in natural medicine, with 11 years in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. He practice acupuncture and Chinese and western herbal medicine at Jade Mountain Wellness in Burlington, VT. He also researches and writes about the connection between personal health and environmental sustainability, including the issues connected to climate change. He is publishing his first book “The Yin and Yang of Climate Change.”

We Are More Than Our Diagnosis: The Importance of Treating the Whole Person

Presentation at the University of Vermont Breast Cancer Conference, Friday October 4

At the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, South Burlington, VT, FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Talk is from 9:00-9:50AM by Brendan Kelly of Jade Mounntain Wellness

Even with a significant diagnosis such as cancer, Chinese medicine emphasizes the importance of doing more than treating a specific condition. We’ll discuss how treating the whole person in body, mind and spirit helps to treat sickness, prevent disease and promote health.

Brendan Kelly is an acupuncturist and western and Chinese herbalist practicing full-time at Jade Mountain Wellness in Burlington, VT.  He is currently on the faculty at Johnson State College in VT and the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in FL, and also teaches at schools and conferences nationally. Part of his clinical focus is working with patients to treat the root causes of cancer, and helping with the side affects of western treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation.

Tai Chi Ch’uan: Yang Style Short Form

with Patrick Cavanaugh, senior instructor at Long River Tai Chi Circle

Begins Wednesday, October 9. from 9:00-10:00AM. Class is taught weekly over a year.

At Shelburne Town Hall, 5376 Shelburne Road (in front of the library)

Tai Chi Ch’uan is a slow moving form of martial arts that promote health and relaxes the mind. Patrick is a long time, senior student of Wolfe Lowenthal, and instructor at Wolfe’s Long River Tai Chi Circle school.  Wolfe was a senior student and instructor for Cheng Man-ching, a grandmaster of Tai Chi Ch’uan and creator of the Yang family short-term, the most widely practiced form worldwide.

For more information, contact Patrick at patrick@longrivertaichi.org, or go to www.longrivertaichi.org

Introduction to Chinese Medicine, at Johnson State College

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Saturday October 19 and Nov 2, 9AM-5PM, with 1 hour lunch. (Optional final exam on Saturday November 16 10-11:30AM for students auditing the class.)

At Johnson State College, Johnson, VT– www.jsc.edu

Cost for non-credit auditing of class: approximately $300 for VT residents. Please contact Jade Mountain Wellness for pricing for out-of-state students and for 1 undergraduate credit.

Join us from this indepth introduction to Chinese medicine, which can be audited or taken for undergraduate credit. From several thousand years of continuous practice and refinement, Chinese medicine has developed insightful, deep reaching understandings of the understanding health and sickness. This genuinely holistic medicine sees the inherent interconnection between the different aspects of who we are (body, mind, emotions, and spirit) and the inherent interconnection between us and the people and the world around us.

We will discuss questions such as: What is health? What are symptoms? How are we connected to the people and the world around us? What does the state of the environment say about our own health and that of our country and our culture? What is sustainable environmentally? We will use the Chinese medical traditions of the Yin and Yang and the 8 principles are our guides in looking at the interconnection of personal and societal well-being.

 Taught by Brendan Kelly, who  has a master’s in acupuncture degree, and teaches about Chinese medicine at schools, colleges, universities and conferences around the country. He is a faculty member at Johnson State College in VT and the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in FL. He has 20 years experience in natural medicine, with 11 years in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. He practice acupuncture and Chinese and western herbal medicine at Jade Mountain Wellness in Burlington, VT. He also researches and writes about the connection between personal health and environmental sustainability, including the issues connected to climate change and is publishing his first book “The Yin and Yang of Climate Change.”

The Yin and Yang of Climate Change: Treating the Roots of the Crisis

Presented by Brendan Kelly, Acupuncturist and Herbalist at Jade Mountain Wellness

At the Bioneers satellite conference, New Bedford, MA.

Talk is Friday, October 25, 2:00-3:15 PM. Conference is Friday-Sunday, October 25-27.

From the view of Chinese medicine, all sickness– within us, within a culture or within the environment– potentially has a cure. Essential to treating the sickness of climate change is understanding the root causes of the crisis. We’ll discuss the fundamental importance of these deeper issues in real, lasting environmental and social change.

 

Brendan has been involved in a wide range of environmental issues for 25 years and acupuncture and herbal medicine for 20. For the past decade he has been researching, writing and teaching about how environmental issues are a reflection of our own individual and collective imbalances. He is currently on the faculty at Johnson State College in VT, and the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in FL. He is in the process of publishing his first book “The Yin and Yang of Climate Change: Treating the Root Causes of the Crisis.”

For more information about the talk, go to http://www.marioninstitute.org/connecting-for-change/events/yin-and-yang-climate-change-treating-root-causes-crisis

 

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PAST CLASSES

Combining Western and Chinese Medicine for Lung Health

With Brendan Kelly, at Copley Hospital, in Morrisville, VT, in the Board Conference Room

Wednesday September 11  3:00-4:00PM

Free and open to the public.

Brendan Kelly, acupuncturist and herbalist at Jade Mountain Wellness, will talk about Chinese medicine’s understanding of Lung health, and how the Lung is connected to the other organs in the body, particularly those of the digestive system. We’ll also discuss the connection between physical health and the health of our thoughts and the emotions, and how this affects the Lung in particular.

Brendan Kelly is an acupuncturist and western and Chinese herbalist practicing full-time at Jade Mountain Wellness in Burlington, VT. He has been integrating the potency of local, western herbs with the deep-reaching traditions of Chinese medicine for the past decade. He is currently on the faculty at Johnson State College in VT and the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in FL, and also teaches at schools and conferences nationally.

Combining Western and Chinese Medicine for Lung Health

With Brendan Kelly, at Copley Hospital, in Morrisville, VT, in the Board Conference Room

Wednesday August 14  3:00-4:00PM

Free and open to the public.

Brendan Kelly, acupuncturist and herbalist at Jade Mountain Wellness, will talk about Chinese medicine’s understanding of Lung health, and how the Lung is connected to the other organs in the body, particularly those of the digestive system. We’ll also discuss the connection between physical health and the health of our thoughts and the emotions, and how this affects the Lung in particular.

Brendan Kelly is an acupuncturist and western and Chinese herbalist practicing full-time at Jade Mountain Wellness in Burlington, VT. He has been integrating the potency of local, western herbs with the deep-reaching traditions of Chinese medicine for the past decade. He is currently on the faculty at Johnson State College in VT and the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in FL, and also teaches at schools and conferences nationally.

Understanding Cancer: Chinese Medicine and Western Herbs

With Brendan Kelly

Wednesday August 7, 6-9 PM

Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism

$15 for VCIH members, $18 for the public.

Pre-registration is required, To register, call VCIH at 802-224-7100, or email info@vtherbcenter.org.

From several thousand years of development, Chinese medicine has deep-reaching and insightful ways to understand, diagnose and treat disease. Using case studies from his clinical experience, Brendan will discuss the similarities and differences in treating different kinds of cancer, including leukemia (blood cancer) and breast cancer. Diet, lifestyle, western herbs, and the connection between cancer and larger societal and environmental issues will be discussed. Detailed hand-outs will be provided.

Brendan Kelly is an acupuncturist and western and Chinese herbalist practicing full-time at Jade Mountain Wellness in Burlington, VT. He has been integrating the potency of local, western herbs with the deep-reaching traditions of Chinese medicine for the past decade. He is currently on the faculty at Johnson State College in VT and the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in FL, and also teaches at schools and conferences nationally.

FREE Summer Herb Walk

With Brendan Kelly

Saturday July 13 10:00-12:00 PM

Ethan Allan Park, Burlington, VT

FREE, and children are most welcome. Pre-registration is required, and there are a limited number of spaces. To register, go to http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7012102387.

Co-sponsored by City Market, Urban Moonshine and Jade Mountain Wellness

Come join us for an herb walk to identify, talk about and taste wild Summer edible and medicinal plants. We’ll discuss the traditional, seasonally specific use of food and herbs at this time of year. We’ll also discuss Chinese medicine’s understanding of healthy living with Summer, including diet and lifestyle. Please dress for the weather as the class will be outside, and children are most welcome.
Brendan Kelly is an acupuncturist and western and Chinese herbalist practicing at Jade Mountain Wellness in Burlington, VT. He has been integrating Chinese medicine and western herbs clinically for the past 10 years, and has been studying, teaching and practicing natural medicine for 20 years. He teaches at universities, colleges, schools and conferences nationwide and is on the faculty at Johnson State College in Vermont and the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Florida.
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FREE Urban Herb Walk

Sponsored by City Market and Urban Moonshine

Intervale,   Burlington, VT

Sunday May 5  1:00-2:30PM.  Registration not required.
with Brendan Kelly
Come join us for an herb walk to identify, talk about and taste wild Spring edible and medicinal plants. We’ll discuss the traditional, seasonally specific use of food and herbs at this time of year. We’ll also discuss Chinese medicine’s understanding of healthy living with Spring, including diet and lifestyle. Please dress for the weather as the class will be outside, and children are most welcome.
Brendan Kelly is an acupuncturist and western and Chinese herbalist practicing at Jade Mountain Wellness in Burlington, VT. He has been integrating Chinese medicine and western herbs clinically for the past 10 years, and has been studying, teaching and practicing natural medicine for 20 years. He teaches at universities, colleges, schools and conferences nationwide and is on the faculty at Johnson State College in Vermont and the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Florida.

Five Important Wild VT Medicinals: A Chinese Medicine Perspective

with Brendan Kelly

Wednesday April 24, 6-9pm,

Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism Montpelier, VT

Cost $15 members/$17 non-members

Discover some of the lesser known and lesser used, but medicinally important plants of Vermont.  Grounded in the deep reaching diagnostic and treatment traditions of Chinese Medicine, Brendan will give in-depth accounts of turkey tail, reishi, bloodroot, wild ginger, and black birch.  Detailed handouts will be provided.

Brendan Kelly is an acupuncturist and western and Chinese herbalist practicing at Jade Mountain Wellness in Burlington, VT. He has been integrating Chinese medicine and western herbs clinically for the past 10 years, and has been studying, teaching and practicing natural medicine for 20 years. He teaches at universities, colleges, schools and conferences nationwide and is on the faculty at Johnson State College in Vermont and the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Florida.

Tai Chi Easy

with Liz Geran

Four Part Series, Saturday March 9, 16, 23,  and 30.

11:00 – 12:30 PM

At Burlington Dances Studio, Chace Mill Building, suite 372, Burlington, VT. (Down the hall from the Jade Mountain Wellness clinic.)

Cost of four classes is $60. Cost per class is $17.

Space is limited, and pre-registration is suggested. To register, email jademtwellness@gmail.com or call 802-399-2102

Combining Tai Chi and Qi Gong, Tai Qi Easy is a simple and profound way to cultivate Qi. In this 4 part class, Join Liz Geran as she shows you how to incorporate Tai Qi into your daily routine. Tai Chi Easy takes five of the traditional movements from Tai Chi and performs them either seated or in a stationary standing position.  As the process advances the movements can be combined with Tai Chi Walking. When the movements, whether two or three or ten, are done in such a way they are repeated to create a set or form, it is called Tai Chi Qi Gong. Practicing Tai Chi Easy triggers key physiological and psychological health benefits:

1.  Stress Relief– Induces a relaxed, meditative state of mind that helps relieve stress.
2.  Balance– Emphasis on good posture and shifting weight from foot to foot improves balance.
3.  Heart Health–Lowers your heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and increases circulation by dilating the blood vessels.
4.  Immune Boost –Gets your lymph flowing, eliminating waste and toxins and carrying specialized immune cells to fight disease.
5.  Mental Focus— Calms the mind by slowing down brain wave patterns and improving focus and attention.  Tai Chi Easy uses the power of healing imagery and affirmation and promotes a positive frame of mind.

Liz Geran holds a masters degree in Acupuncture from the Academy for Five Elements Acupuncture.  She has practiced various methods of meditation for over 20 years and Qi Gong and Tai Chi since 1995. Liz  studies Chinese Medicine with Jeffrey C. Yuen, an 88th generation Daoist priest since 2005, and is currently enrolled in a one year advanced acupuncture training.  She practices acupuncture and herbal medicine at Jade Mountain Wellness in Burlington, VT.  For more information about Liz, please visit our practitioners page

For a video about Tai Chi Easy, go to: www.taichieasy.org .

Testimonials from participants in Tai Chi/Qi Gong classes taught by Liz:

Dear Liz:
I want to thank you for the precious gift you gave to our community by teaching a Qi Gong class at Healthy Living. I am doing many things to improve my health but I’m sure this contributed a great deal. In one month, I am no longer needing to be on Oxygen full time. I also took off 17lbs which is more than the rate I was at before the class which was 5 lbs per month… I do feel that the methods used in Qi Gong help also with my mental attitude towards healing and keeps me motivated. Sue Real, Burlington, VT

Dear Liz,  You were tremendously helpful to all the participants that were there that day.  You helped them understand the meaning of why we do the [Tai Qi/Qi Gong] movements and how beneficial to our health these movements are for us.  When they were able to understand the deeper level that you presented, they felt inspired to be consistent with their own personal attendance… They have been in a glow from your visit since then and they would love to have you back again!…  I am astonished that the meditation works in helping me sleep.

Suzanne Lemire,  Coordinator ,Cathedral Square Corporation & Heineberg Senior Housing Burlington, VT

Connecting to the Seasons: Chinese Medicine in Winter

Wednesday January 23, 6-7:30PM

at City Market, Burlington, VT

From thousands of years, Chinese medicine has developed deep-reaching understandings of how to live a healthy life in balance with the changing seasons. We will discuss Chinese medicine’s understanding of winter, and ideas on healthy seasonal living with diet and lifestyle.

Class open to everyone.

Cost is $5 for Co-op members, and $10 for the public

Pre-registration is required, space is limited, and past classes have filled. To register, go to: http://www.citymarket.coop/news/calendar

 

Taught by Brendan Kelly, acupuncturist and herbalist at Jade Mountain Wellness. Brendan holds a master’s degree in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine,. He is on the faculty at Johnson State College in VT, and at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Florida. He also lectures at Goddard College and the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, also in VT. He also speaks at school, universities and conferences nationwide. For more information about Brendan, go to www.jademtwellness.com/practitioners/

Tai Chi Easy

with Liz Geran

Four Part Series, Saturday October 20 and 27, November 3 and 10.

11:00 – 12:30 PM

At Burlington Dances Studio, Chace Mill Building, suite 372, Burlington, VT. (Down the hall from the Jade Mountain Wellness clinic.)

Cost of four classes is $45. Cost per class is $15.

Space is limited, and pre-registration is suggested. To register, email jademtwellness@gmail.com or call 802-399-2102

Combining Tai Chi and Qi Gong, Tai Qi Easy is a simple and profound way to cultivate Qi. In this 4 part class, Join Liz Geran as she shows you how to incorporate Tai Qi into your daily routine. Tai Chi Easy takes five of the traditional movements from Tai Chi and performs them either seated or in a stationary standing position.  As the process advances the movements can be combined with Tai Chi Walking. When the movements, whether two or three or ten, are done in such a way they are repeated to create a set or form, it is called Tai Chi Qi Gong. Practicing Tai Chi Easy triggers key physiological and psychological health benefits:

1.  Stress Relief– Induces a relaxed, meditative state of mind that helps relieve stress.
2.  Balance– Emphasis on good posture and shifting weight from foot to foot improves balance.
3.  Heart Health–Lowers your heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and increases circulation by dilating the blood vessels.
4.  Immune Boost –Gets your lymph flowing, eliminating waste and toxins and carrying specialized immune cells to fight disease.
5.  Mental Focus— Calms the mind by slowing down brain wave patterns and improving focus and attention.  Tai Chi Easy uses the power of healing imagery and affirmation and promotes a positive frame of mind.

Liz Geran holds a masters degree in Acupuncture from the Academy for Five Elements Acupuncture.  She  studies Chinese Medicine with Jeffrey C. Yuen, an 88th generation Daoist priest since 2005.  She currently practices acupuncture and herbal medicine Jade Mountain Wellness in Burlington, VT.  For more information about Liz, please visit www.jademtwellness.com/practitioners/

For a video about Tai Chi Easy, go to: www.taichieasy.org.

Testimonial from participant of last Tai Qi Easy class taught by Liz:

Dear Liz:
I want to thank you for the precious gift you gave to our community by teaching a Qi Gong class at Healthy Living. I am doing many things to improve my health but I’m sure this contributed a great deal. In one month, I am no longer needing to be on Oxygen full time. I also took off 17lbs which is more than the rate I was at before the class which was 5 lbs per month… I do feel that the methods used in Qi Gong help also with my mental attitude towards healing and keeps me motivated. Sue Real, Burlington, VT

Connecting with the Seasons: Chinese Medicine in Autumn

NEW DATE: Sunday, November 11  10:30-12:30PM

at City Market, Burlington, VT

From thousands of years, Chinese medicine has developed deep-reaching understandings of how to live a healthy life in balance with the changing seasons. We will discuss Chinese medicine’s understanding of autumn, and ideas on healthy seasonal living with diet and lifestyle.

$5 for City Market Members, $10 for non-members.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. To register, go to: http://www.citymarket.coop/news/calendar

Taught by Brendan Kelly, acupuncturist and herbalist at Jade Mountain Wellness. Brendan holds a master’s degree in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine,. He is on the faculty at Johnson State College in VT, and at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Florida. He also lectures at Goddard College and the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, also in VT. He also speaks at school, universities and conferences nationwide. For more information about Brendan, go to www.jademtwellness.com/practitioners/

Chinese Tongue Diagnosis: Understanding the Internal Ecology

Class for massage and western herbal practitioners and students, and open to the public

with Brendan Kelly, Jade Mountain Wellness

Saturday November 3rd, 9am-6pm (1 hr. lunch break)

at Touchstone Healing Arts and Massage School, Burlington, VT

$150 before October 15th, $175 thereafter

8 CEUs for Massage Therapists

From several thousand years of continuous development, Chinese tongue diagnosis provides in-depth information about what is happening within us internally. Tongue diagnosis reveals information about the organs as well as the mind, emotions and the spirit. The class will present ideas for using tongue diagnosis to treat a wide variety of symptoms and promote well-being. We will discuss some of the historical development of tongue diagnosis and important associated ideas (including Yin and Yang, the 8 principles and the 5 Elements). We will look at several tongues in class and discuss them in detail.

The class is open to everyone, and will provide information relevant to a wide level of experience.

Massage and herbal practitioners and students and  people looking for more in-depth understanding of their own health will find useful ideas and practical information.

Brendan Kelly is an acupuncturist and western and Chinese herbalist practicing at Jade Mountain Wellness in Burlington, VT. He has almost 20 years of experience studying, practicing, teaching and researching about many aspects of natural medicine. He teaches in a wide variety of settings, including being on the faculty of Johnson State College in VT and the Academy of Five Element Acupuncture in FL. He also lectures at Goddard College in VT, and at conferences and schools nationwide. For more information about Brendan, go to www.jademtwellness.com/practitioners/

FREE Late Summer and Fall Herb Walks, co-sponsored by Urban Moonshine

Saturday, September 8 and October 6

Both days from 3:00-4:30PM, and you can stay later to harvest if you’d like.

It’s FREE and children are most welcomed.

At Arethusa Farm, at the Intervale in Burlington, VT. (Park in the drive to the farm which is across from Adam’s Berry Farm, well past the brick Intervale building)

Join us for an afternoon of talking about, tasting and harvesting wild edible and medicinal plants. For the September class, we’ll be working with some of tbe prolific but lesser known plants of the season, like Goldenrod flowers  and Sumac berries. We’ll also talk about the Later Summer and how the energetics of the season is affecting the wild food and medicine around us. We’ll also discuss how we can live in balance with the changing seasons.

For the October class, we’ll be working with the first of the Fall medicinal roots, including lesser know medicinals and edibles like Nettles roots. We’ll talk about how the cooling weather and decreasing light is affecting the wild plants and their seasonal medicine.

No RSVP needed; simply show up at the farm. Children are most welcomed. For the Late Summer class, bring a hand clipper if you’d like to harvest that day. For the Fall class, bring a small hand shovel to dig roots.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Taught by Brendan Kelly, acupuncturist, herbalist, teacher and writer at Jade Mountain Wellness in Burlington, VT. Brendan has 19 years experience as an herbalist, including extensive hands-on experience wildcrafting and growing medicinal and edible plants. He is past co-owner of Green Mountain Herbs, which sold extracts and tinctures nationwide from the 110 plants they grew and gathered here in Vermont. He is also past founder/owner and primary instructor of the School for Experiential Herbalism, which offered 1-3 year outdoor-based, hands-on training in working with local wild medicinal and edible plants. For more information about Brendan, go to www.jademtwellness.com/practitioners/

Summer Herb Walk: Hosted by Jade Mountain Wellness and Urban Moonshine

With Brendan Kelly, Jade Mountain Wellness

At Arethusa Farm at the Intervale, in Burlington, VT. Look for the signs for Arethusa on the left across from Adam’s Berry Farm, well past the brick Intervale building.

Saturday July 14 3:00- 4:30 PM. (You can stay longer to harvest wild edibles and medicinals)

Cost: It’s FREE and children are welcome.

Come join us for an afternoon at the beautiful Intervale Center to talk about, identify, taste and harvest wild edible and medicinal plants. We will focus on several common flowering medicinals that  are blooming at this time of year. Bring hand clippers if you have them as well as a basket or backpack for the harvest. As we will be outside, please dress appropriately. Looking forward to seeing you there.

For more information about registration, go to: http://www.urbanmoonshine.com/calendar/

Taught by Brendan Kelly, acupuncturist, herbalist, teacher and writer at Jade Mountain Wellness in Burlington, VT. Brendan has 19 years experience as an herbalist, including extensive hands-on experience wildcrafting and growing medicinal and edible plants. He is past co-owner of Green Mountain Herbs, which sold extracts and tinctures nationwide from the 110 plants they grew and gathered here in Vermont. He is also past founder/owner and primary instructor of the School for Experiential Herbalism, which offered 1-3 year outdoor-based, hands-on training in working with local wild medicinal and edible plants.

 

Herbal Intensive: An Introduction to Chinese Medicine

With Brendan Kelly, Jade Mountain Wellness

At the Onion River Coop Market Burlington, VT

Sunday, July 22, 2012 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Cost is $10 for Coop members and $12 for non-members.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To sign-up, go to http://www.citymarket.coop/news/calendar/2012/7/22/herbal-intensive-introduction-to-chinese-medicine

From thousands of years of continuous practice, Chinese medicine has developed insightful and deep reaching ways to treat sickness and promote well-being. We will discuss the development of some of the major traditions of Chinese medicine, including the 5 Elements and Yin/Yang and how we can apply them to our lives. We will also discuss and practice tongue diagnosis, a tool for understanding the condition of the internal organs. Taught by Brendan Kelly, acupuncturist and herbalist at Jade Mountain Wellness in Burlington, VT.

Brendan is an herbalist of 19 years, and began his study of Chinese medicine in 1997. He has been practicing acupuncture and eastern and western herbal medicine full time since 2004.  He is on the faculty at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Gainesville, FL, teaches at Johnson State College in VT, and is a visiting scholar at Goddard College in VT. He teaches about natural medicine at universities, schools, educational centers and conference around the US.

Treating Sleep Issues with Western Herbs: Chinese Medicine Approach

with Brendan Kelly, Jade Mountain Wellness

At Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism (VCIH)  Montpelier, VT

Saturday, June 30th, 1-4pm

Cost $18/$15 for members of VCIH

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, please call VCIH at 802-224-7100 or email info@vtherbcenter.org

From thousands of years of continuous development, Chinese medicine has created insightful methods to understand symptoms and root causes. From the older, classical perspectives of Chinese medicine, there are numerous causes and issues related to sleep disturbances, including psychological and spiritual one. We will discuss using western herbs to address various sleep issues and deeper causes. Detailed handouts will be provided.

Taught by Brendan Kelly, acupuncturist, herbalist, teacher and writer at Jade Mountain Wellness in Burlington, VT. Brendan has 19 years experience as an herbalist, including extensive hands-on experience wildcrafting and growing medicinal and edible plants. He is past co-owner of Green Mountain Herbs, which sold extracts and tinctures nationwide from the 110 plants they grew and gathered here in Vermont. He is also past founder/owner and primary instructor of the School for Experiential Herbalism, which offered 1-3 year outdoor-based, hands-on training in working with local wild medicinal and edible plants.

 

The Yin and Yang of Climate Change: Personal Health and Climate Sustainability

with Brendan Kelly, Jade Mountain Wellness

At The Village-Building Convergence  Brookfield, VT

Class: Saturday June 23  3:30 – 4:45 PM, conference June 22-24

Cost: class and conference are FREE.

A central tenant of Chinese medicine is that we are intimately connected to nature. From thousands of years of development and observations of nature, Chinese medicine has developed insightful and deep reaching ways of understanding personal health and societal sustainability. We will look at the deeper issues associated with climate change, and talk about the personal and societal lessons that can be learned from climate destabilization. For more information, visit http://vbc-vt.org/village-gathering

For a link to an article about the “Yin and Yang of Climate Change” written by Brendan, go to  http://www.jademtwellness.com/classes/articles/

 

Wildcrafting with the Season: Spring Roots

Saturday May 12,   9 – 5 PM

Metta Earth Center for Contemplative Ecology Lincoln, VT

Spring is a traditional time to harvest medicinal roots. After the cold and dark of Winter, the warmth and additional sunshine helps bring the plants out of hibernation. The wild edible and medicinal plants harvested at this time of year can also help us make this transition as well. This class will be a combination of hands-on experience and discussion of Chinese medical ideas of health and wellness. The class includes:

• Chinese medical understanding of Spring, and how to live a life more in balance with the season and Nature. Will include a discussion of the Five Elements and Yin and Yang.

• Tincture making: hands-on preparing of a tincture from the day’s harvest to take home.

• Plant walk and harvest of Spring roots and discussion of tea and decoction preparation from the harvest

• Nature observation: looking more closely at what is happening and not happening now

• Spring Qi Gong: practices to move the energy of the Liver and Gallbladder, the organs associated with Spring

• Introduction to Chinese tongue diagnosis: a way of understanding what is happening internally to promote healthy living

Taught by Brendan Kelly, acupuncturist, herbalist, teacher and writer at Jade Mountain Wellness in Burlington, VT. Brendan has 19 years experience as an herbalist, including extensive hands-on experience wildcrafting and growing medicinal and edible plants. He is past co-owner of Green Mountain Herbs, which sold extracts and tinctures nationwide from the 110 plants they grew and gathered here in Vermont. He is also past founder/owner and primary instructor of the School for Experiential Herbalism, which offered 1-3 year outdoor-based, hands-on training in working with local wild medicinal and edible plants. He currently practice western and Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture full-time at Jade Mountain Wellness. Cost is a sliding scale of $50-70, which includes over $50 of herbal medicine that each participant will take home. Please bring a potluck lunch to share. As part of the class will be outside, please dress appropriately.

To register, call Metta Earth at (802) 453-8111. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

Celebrate Herb Day May 5th with Urban Moonshine’s Dandelion Campaign Herb Walk!   

Join us in bringing medicinal plants back into our everyday lives. Love your dandelion – spark a revolution in your health! Brendan Kelly of Jade Mountain Wellness will lead a free “URBAN HERB WALK” for the community on May 5th!

Date:  HERB DAY!  Saturday May 5th, 2012

Time:  3pm – 4:30pm or so

Who: You and your herb loving friends – please invite widely!

What: HERB WALK!   Walk with Brendan Kelly and learn identifying characteristics of some local wild medicinals! Brendan says, “Bring a trowel and a basket!”  We can sustainably harvest spring roots, shoots, and seeds if you like! **Followed by a tasting of Urban Moonshine Organic Bitters and Tonics**

Where:   At Arethusa Farm, in Burlington’s Intervale  (way past the Intervale Center, across the road from Adam’s Berries!)  Plenty of parking at the farm!http://www.arethusafarmvermont.com/Arethusa_Farm/Home.html Please direct any questions to megan@urbanmoonshine.com

RSVP not required but appreciated. Brendan is a Western and Chinese herbalist and acupuncturist with Jade Mountain Wellness at the Chase Mill in Burlington. ademtwellness.com/

Wildcrafting with the Seasons: Winter Medicine

At Metta Earth Center for Contemplative Ecology — Lincoln, VT

Taught by Brendan Kelly, Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Teacher, Writer

Saturday – February 11, 2012 10am-5pm

Sliding Fee: $50-$70

Please register in advance – space is limited!

For more information, or to register, call: 802-349-42793 or go to http://www.mettaearth.org/calendar.html?wildcrafting

Class will include:

• Chinese medical understanding of Winter, and how to live a life more in balance with the season and Nature. Will include a discussion of the Five Elements and Yin and Yang.

• Plant walk and harvest of pine or hemlock needles and discussion of tea and decoction preparation from the harvest

• Nature observation: looking more closely at what is happening and not happening now

• Winter Qi Gong: practices to strengthen the Kidney and Bladder, the organs associated with Winter

• Introduction to Chinese tongue diagnosis: a way of understanding what is happening internally to promote healthy living

• Tincture making: discussion of preparing fresh and dried plant preparations and preparing a tincture of yarrow to take home.

Take home plant medicine preparation ($50 value). Please bring an organic, vegetarian POTLUCK dish to share.

 

Tai Chi Easy with Liz Geran

At Healthy Living Market

Saturdays, February 11, 18, 25, and March 3

10:30 am- Noon

Admission – Free

Combining Tai Chi & Qi Gong, Tai Chi Easy is a simple & profound way to cultivate Qi. Tai Chi Easy takes five of the traditional movements from Tai Chi & performs them in a stationary standing position or seated. As the process advances the movements can be preformed, combined with Tai Chi walking. Practicing Tai Chi Easy triggers key physiological & psychological health benefits including stress relief, balance, heart health, immunity boosting & mental focus. This is an introductory session, which is appropriate for all ages & ability levels. We anticipate beginning a 4 – week series in the winter. Liz has been practicing & Tai Chi and Qi Gong for 16 years.

 

Treating Pain with Western Herbs: Chinese Medicine Perspectives

Taught by Brendan Kelly, Acupuncturist and Herbalist, Jade Mountain Wellness

At the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism (VCIH) Montpelier, VT

Saturday February 25 1-4 PM

Cost: $15 for VCIH members, $18 for non-members

From thousands of years of continuous refinement, Chinese medicine has developed indepth perspectives on treating symptoms and their underlying causes. This class will offer ideas on understanding some of the dynamics of different kinds of painful conditions, from physical trauma to arthritis. We will discuss using a variety of well known and lesser used western herbs to treat pain as well as the internal root causes. Includes detailed hand-outs. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

To register, please call VCIH at 802-224-7100 or email info@vtherbcenter.org

Brendan Kelly is an herbalist of 19 years, who practices acupuncture and western and Chinese herbal medicine at Jade Mountain Wellness in Burlington, VT. He has been an herbal business owner, founder of an experiential herbal school and consultant to natural product companies and western medical practitioners. He is on the faculty at the Academy of Five Element Acupuncture in Gainesville, FL and Johnson State College in Johnson, VT. He teaches about natural medicine at schools, colleges, universities and conferences around the U.S. He has been integrating the deep reaching diagnostic traditions of Chinese medicine with the potency of local, western herbs for about a decade.

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