~~ LIVE EVENTS IN 2024: Ireland, Portugal & UK ~~

1 DAY CLASSES & WORKSHOPS 2024

Classes in Ireland 2024

Type: These are 1 day workshops. Book one class or stay and immerse yourself in learning  by attending workshops on various herbal topics.

Location: The Slieve Aughty Centre is a beautiful organic eco-centre in east Co. Galway with organic gardens & organic restaurant. >Click here to see this venue.

Optional accommodation: This venue has Eco-accommodation (4* or glamping) which is bookable directly with the centre.

Getting there by car: This nature sanctuary is only….

  • 2 hours from Dublin
  • 40 mins from Athlone
  • 1 hour from Limerick
  • 35 mins from Galway city.

Public transport: Buses go to Loughrea, then local taxis go to Slieve Aughty Centre.

Herbal Support for Menopause & Osteoporosis

1 day class in Ireland

Learn about menopause and how herbs can help us as our body adapts to these changes.

Discover herbs with a hormonal action, natural approaches to managing hot flushes, night sweats, dryness of the skin etc. We will make nourishing tonics to help to strengthen our bones.

There can be emotional and mental changes during this time too. We will explore herbal tonics and treatments to help us manage feelings such as uncertainty, disorientation, anxiety etc.

Includes tonics we can make ourselves and guidelines for when to see a qualified practitioner for deeper clinical treatment.

DATE/S: Fri 21st June 2024

LOCATION: Slieve Aughty Centre, Ireland. Optional accommodation available.

LEVEL: Open to everyone.

PRICE: €130

INCLUDES: Class, printed recipes & guides, samples of herbal tonics and products we make on the day (we use in class and to bring home).

Herbal Medicines from Summer Herbs

1 day class in Ireland

Spend the day exploring and making medicines from some of the summer herbs in season around us.

Wild roses, red clover, elder flower, honeysuckle, daisy, chickweed, plantain, yarrow, herb robert … there are so many herbs that we might find at this time of year.

Herb Walk: Together we will explore and find medicinal herbs growing in the hedgerow and fields.

Medicine-Making Session: Using the herbs we collected we will make medicinal remedies and treatments such as infused vinegars, glycerites, tinctures, poultices, etc.

DATE/S: Sat. 22nd June 2024

LOCATION: Slieve Aughty Centre, Ireland. Optional accommodation available.

LEVEL: Open to everyone: beginners – experienced students.

PRICE: €130

INCLUDES: Class, printed recipes & guides, samples of herbal tonics and products we make on the day (we use in class and to bring home).

Natural Skincare with Herbs

1 day class in Ireland

Skincare Herbs: How herbs can help skin health. Ways they can ease skin complaints such as acne, dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, spider veins, scars etc.

Herbal extract-making:  Making extracts from herbs (e.g. infused oils, herbal glycerites, infused vinegars etc.) to use directly on the skin or to combine into skincare products.

Skincare Treatment & Product-Making Session: Natural masks, healing balm (can ease psoriasis), cleansers, facial serums enriched with herbs, varicose vein treatment, plant butter cream and a herbal spray deodorant etc.

Chill out in our Spa Session: And bring home products we make on the day.

DATE/S: Sun. 23rd June 2024

LOCATION: Slieve Aughty Centre, Ireland. Optional accommodation available.

LEVEL: Open to everyone: beginners – experienced students.

PRICE: €170 (inc. certified organic & fair-trade ingredients).

INCLUDES: Class, printed recipes & guides, ingredients we use in the class and a set of samples of the natural skincare products that we make on the day for you to bring home.

Seaweed Spa Class

1 day class in Ireland

This 1 day class teaches some of the skin & hair-care benefits of seaweed (inside & out!). Can be made with dried seaweed bought from shops: no need to collect from the coast.

Learn about the properties of seaweeds: vitamins, minerals and other beneficial compounds. Make different DIY extracts to capture these.

We will make a range of natural cosmetics and skincare & hair-care treatments from them such as:

* Seaweed natural gel mask    * Hair & scalp tonic

* Bath products    * Masks & mousses

* Nourishing facial serums & cremes

Chill out in our Spa Session: And bring home products we make on the day.

DATE/S: Mon. 24th June 2024

LOCATION: Slieve Aughty Centre, Ireland. Optional accommodation available.

LEVEL: Open to everyone: beginners – experienced students.

PRICE: €170 (inc. certified organic & fair-trade ingredients).

INCLUDES: Class, printed recipes & guides, ingredients we use in the class and a set of samples of the natural skincare products that we make on the day for you to bring home.

Classes in London 2024

One-day workshops will take place from Nov 15th- 19th 2024.

Location: MSCM, Northwood & West Harrow, London.

Class subjects and details to be announced in 2024.

RESIDENTIAL RETREATS & COURSES 2024

Summer Herbs for the Body & Soul

Weekend retreat in Wales

TYPE: 3 day residential retreat

A gentle & practical immersive experience meeting the herbs around us and making tonics, treatments & extracts.

Includes Rose Day where we will take a deep dive into working with Roses. Rose can be a lovely ally for the emotions & soul. We will explore it through meditation, practical extract-making, aromatics, home herbal medicines and even as part of our lunch menu!

Enjoy deep peace and immerse yourself in nature at this beautiful venue. Enjoy the hot tub too!

 ~Herbs ~ Nature Connection ~Rest ~Nourishment ~Gentleness

DATE/S: 7th -10th June 2024

LOCATION: Wales

LEVEL: Open to everyone.

Natural Skincare & Aromatic Extracts

Residential course in Portugal

~~With Specialist Guest Teacher Lise Andersen~~

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Working with seasonal herbs (including aromatics
such as fresh neroli flowers) we will make beautiful extracts and natural cosmetics for the skin and body.

DATE/S: May 2024

LOCATION: Portugal

LEVEL: For natural skincare and natural cosmetic enthusiasts, anyone interested in herbal skincare or formulating. Suitable for beginners – to experienced students and professionals.

Medicine & Wild Food from Herbs & Wild Mushrooms

Residential course in Portugal

TYPE: Residential week

Working with wild seasonal herbs we will make herbal medicines (infusions, oxymels, decoctions etc.) and complex extractions of medicinal mushrooms. We will also add these beautiful wild, seasonal plants and fungi to our meals, as rich, nourishing, tasty accompaniments.

With guest teacher Tristan Coverdale: fungi forager & teacher.


DATE/S: October 2024

LOCATION: Portugal

LEVEL: Open to everyone. From total beginners – to experienced students

HOW TO BOOK ME FOR YOUR VENUE/COUNTRY

I usually schedule classes & events 9 months in advance (although I can sometimes fit things in with less notice than that).

If you would like me to come and teach at your venue or near to where you live then please do get in touch soon and we can start to plan for next year. Email me at info@theherbalhub.com

Thank you!

  Vivienne has taught workshops since 2004.

Here’s what people have said about her classes over the years…..

“Really enjoyed the day. The obvious passion that Vivienne has for her topic. The hands-on was great combined with the wonderful smells were ‘amazing’. Would not hesitate to recommend this course. Leaves me wanting more. Thank you.”

“So interesting … and the spa treatments were a lovely ending. Vivienne is wonderful“

“Great day, very informative, you made it all look so simple. Very social and the room smelt FAB.”

“Just finished that serum we made in your class. It was the best thing I ever used for my skin.

My skin is so good now, I don’t have to use foundation any more.”

“Thank you for a lovely course. I found it really helpful and practical. Looking forward to cooking up some of my own lotions soon.”

“Fantastic 2 days. An interesting and very inspiring teacher. Loved every minute of it!”

“Attended both the natural cosmetic and herbal medicine courses in Gorey in January. Both courses were very informative and enjoyable. The only issue is the courses have left me wanting to know more! Thanks Vivienne.”