Breathing Better: Asthma and Respiratory Health with Emily Ruff (Clinical Herbal Series)
Our respiratory system is in constant relationship with our environment, receiving vital oxygen while protecting us from the extensive volume of pathogens and environmental particles that may be inhaled along the way. Respiratory health can be supported with exercises, nutrition, and herbs, addressing common lung issues while improving overall vitality.
This program will not cover basic herbal medicine making and assumes students have completed a beginner level of herbal education.
All registrants will receive the course recording and handouts, with access to materials for one year.
Early Bird Rate: $25, good through July 29
Class Meets: via Zoom August 5 from 7-8:30 pm
This single class is a part of an eight-week program for intermediate and advanced herbalists, explore common health conditions and how to develop a comprehensive herbal protocol for yourself, your family, and your clients in this weekly workshop series, meeting Thursdays from 7-8:30 pm July 8 – August 26. Take each class a la carte or enjoy a discount and continuing education credits when you enroll in the full series. Save $83-100 by signing up for the full series, the full series also offers 16 CEUs – sign up for the series HERE. (Any class in this series can be made up by viewing the class recording after the live session has passed).
Join us for the full series, Clinical Herbal Considerations for Common Health Conditions: An Eight Week Herbal Protocol Workshop Series with Emily Ruff and Maggie O’Halloran. *CEUs are only available by registering for the full series. Sign up for the full series and receive access to all 8 classes as well as follow-up materials which can be completed to earn the 16 CEUs offered.
- 7/8- Overcoming Inflammation
- 7/15- Healing Musculoskeletal Injury
- 7/22- Supporting Immune Function
- 7/29- Herbs for Cardiovascular Health
- 8/5- Breathing Better: Asthma & Respiratory Health
- 8/12- Skin Support: Eczema and Psoriasis
- 8/19- Understanding Uterine Fibroids and Ovarian Cysts
- 8/26- HPV: Demystifying the Common Cold of the Cervix
This course will cover physiology, pathology, and herbal protocol for each of these common conditions, along with considerations for how to individualize a formula for each client’s unique needs.
Please review this link for our school’s tuition and cancellation policies.
Emily Ruff, Executive Director, is a community herbalist who has practiced the art and science of plant healing for over a decade. Her studies have taken her around three continents where she has studied under healers of many traditions. Her background in gardening and botany came in childhood while wandering the wilderness and digging in the sandy soils of Florida with her grandfather, a tobacco farmer turned urban gardener, and her father, a botany and astronomy professor. Her journey into herbalism continued through apprenticeships in Guatemala under the tutelage of local healers on the southern coast of Lake Atitlan, in the mountains of Vermont at the feet of Rosemary Gladstar, and in the Central Florida apothecary Leaves & Roots with herbalists Carolyn Whitford and George D’Arcy. Emily’s academic studies include Ethnobotany, Philosophy, and Women’s Studies at the University of Central Florida and Curanderismo with the University of New Mexico. She is a Bach Flower Registered Practitioner.
Emily’s dedication to preserving bioregional medicinal plant traditions and ecosystems led her to become active in the organization United Plant Savers. Inspired by a need for greater connection among her regional community, she founded the Florida Herbal Conference event in 2012, an event that continues to sell out annually. In past years, she served multiple terms as president of the Herb Society of Central Florida and as co-founder of Homegrown Local Food Cooperative. Most recently, in response to the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub, Emily founded the Orlando Grief Care Project. From the community relationships cultivated through the national response to this tragedy, Emily formed the Herbal Action Network to continue weaving the web of compassionate herbalism into community engagement. Emily is an instructor in the Herbal Academy Advanced Herbal Training Course. Sharing her time between Florida and Vermont, she currently serves as director of the Sage Mountain Botanical Sanctuary.
Emily’s classes have been described as “heart-filled,” “enriching,” and “empowering,” creating a bridge between the teachings of our ancestors and the technologies of our modern world. Emily can be found in joy cooking, practicing yoga, writing, photographing flora, creating music with family and friends, and digging her fingers in the dirt. The plants continue to be her greatest teachers.
See Emily’s classes at this link.