no money. no barter. no trade. everything is free.
The San Francisco Really Really Free Market (RRFM) meets the Last Saturday of Every Month in Dolores Park near 19th St and Dolores St. (except in the rainy season (Dec, Jan, Feb) we meet at an inside venue) Bring usable items, food, skills and talents to give for the sake of giving.
consider yourself invited. the forum is open.
ADAPTOGEN Healing Arts Salon
Th' day o': Day o' the Sun,
Merry Month o' June 13, 2010
Point on ye sundial: 4:30 in the evenin' - 10:30 in the evenin'
Coordinates: Twinspace Continuum 2111 Mission St. @ 17th street
th' Battle Plan
ADAPTOGEN Healing Arts Salon holds space for the purpose of sharing holistic health knowledge and fostering connections among local healing arts community in a nutritious and delicious event space.
The salon happens EVERY SECOND SUNDAY of the month.
Each salon goes from 4:30pm to 10:30pm.
Donation at the door: $10-200
(Tips for practitioners welcome and appreciated.)
See below for details:
4:30-6:30 Early Healing Clinic
6:30-8:30 Catered Vegan Dinner and Group Discussion
8:30-10:30 Late Healing Clinic
During each open clinic shift, guests sign up with treatment coordinators to receive sample treatment sessions (about 20 minutes each) from a selection of local, independent healing arts practitioners. Hosts and treatment coordinators can provide information on each healing modality and the specific practitioners who offer it. Gong fu style tea service and therapeutic music from guest musicians and DJs provide a comfortable, stimulating atmosphere.
Dinner and facilitated discussion on healing arts and healthy living happen between the two clinic shifts, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. A donation separate from the door is asked by the caterers for the food. (Tea service is included with the door donation.)
The dinners are catered by local independent businesses and the discussions are facilitated by well experienced practitioners of the chosen topic.
June 13th Offerings include:
Deep Tissue, Sweedish, Thai and Shiatzu Massage
Reiki, Theta and Vortex Healings
Tarot, Astrological charts, I-Ching
Adaptogenic/herbal: Tulsi, rose
Fermented and aged: Puerh, oolong
Catered dinner: Center of Yum
Guest Speaker: Tatiana from the Ohlone Herbal Center
with an Introduction to Western Herbology
Live Music: Soft Zula and Adriana Atema on Piano
and Ilya on Accordian
DJ: David 8
a substance with qualities which increase resistance and resilience to stress, enabling the body to adapt around the problem and return to homeostasis.
So we can be strong together.
worked at the ohlone herbal center today,
i love being with all these herbs and brilliant herbalists.
ohlone is such a wonderful community center with a lovely park and creek
took a walk to the bya garden on bancroft here in berekely. the garden manager kim is very welcoming and beautiful.
w e l c o m e j u n e !
not so welcome to the allergens floating in the air.
i went hiking with my beloved friends sage and hendrix and experienced a sneezing fit that left me puffy faced and runny. oh what to do!
symptoms; swollen and damp - i need to dry out! i need warm, astringent herbs plus a mast cell stabilizer aka antihistamine. uh oh, my runny nose ran yellow...i also need a bit of immune support, especially if i wanna nip this hay fever in the bud, quick!
i'm starting to really swell, my eyes are on fire! eyebright (Euphrasia officianale) extract in salt (Sodium) water, creating an eye wash...in minutes the burning subsides thank the spirits. i take a shower to wash all of the pollen off, all my hiking clothes go straight into the wash. after the shower i give my eyes a second wash with eyebright and salt water. eyebright is a great antihistamine that also reduces inflammation. salt helps absorb excess moisture and is a natural cleanser! yes! wash out all those renegade allergens.
reach into my apothecary and pull out echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) an incredible immune stimulant, antihistamine and lymphatic, to help move all that water stuck in my swollen cells as well as give my immune system a boost. i include goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea) for its astringening, relaxing antiinflammatory and antihistamine traits. i take echinacea, goldenrod and eyebright internally.
i reach for nettle (Urtica dioica) tea with a bit of ginger root (Zingiber officinale) - i believe nettle has the ability to relax the swollen mast cells that line my reactive lungs, and ginger is warm and a bit drying, plus another great antihisatmine. ahhh tea...sip.
r e l i e f !
some herbs whose pollen can cause symptoms of hay fever have been used as a way to reduce symptoms of hay fever, which is the homeopathic theory of “like cures like”. however, an individual allergic to one of these plants should avoid them unless under the care of an Herbalist.
i'm a practicing clinical western herbalist
thriving in Berkeley, CA
you can find me on a hike or a leisurely walk watching the plants push through the cracks
i love to cook healthy & delicious gluten free & frequently grain free sweet & savory wild foods
while setting intentions--i burn frankincense, copal & wild-crafted pine resins on hot coals filling my space with aroma to please my spirit
i'm driven to learn so i read the latest health articles, metaphysical literature & how-to books
i choose love, hold hands, take a 6 point pulse, ask good questions and adore getting to the root of things
© 2014 Tatiana Florentina Craft Almendral