Herbal Tincture Making

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Taught by Laena McCarthy

Laena is Founder and CEO of Anarchy in a Jar, a jam and mustard company based in Brooklyn. She's an entrepreneur, instructional designer, birth and business coach–empowering people through work, life, childbirth, and transformation. In her private practice, she coaches people who crave financial freedom and an integrated work/life/cycle.

Laena launched her startup, Anarchy in a Jar, in 2009. It has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Martha Stewart Show, New York Magazine, Food & Wine, and more. Laena's cookbook, Jam On: The Craft of Canning Fruit, was published with Penguin Random House in 2012. Her newest venture is Integrated Hustle, a firm that coaches and educates lean entrepreneurs.

Laena graduated magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College, received an MS in Information Science from Pratt Institute, has trained as a birth coach and food scientist, and was awarded the United States Antarctica Service Medal by the Department of Defense for her work with the National Science Foundation.

When she’s not making it rain with mustard and startup nitty-gritty, you can find her dreaming about her next adventure and chasing her children around Brooklyn.

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In this comprehensive class, herbalist, food entrepreneur, birth/postpartum doula, Laena McCarthy, will teach you how to make both fresh and dried herbal medicine tinctures with the correct alcohol or vinegar percentages, creating a potent and long lasting remedy for a variety of common maladies. This hands-on class goes through the process step-by-step, and each person gets to make a unique tincture to take home!

We will discuss healing traditions and practices of using herbal tinctures to boost the body's natural resilience, while protecting from stress and damage. We’ll cover how to select herbs and work with the body's own natural cycles and rhythm to restore balance, while finding the right blend for your body while mixing up our own healing tinctures.

Participants will learn about resources for herbs and ingredients, in addition to their own special tincture to take home with them, as well as a greater understanding of how to enhance their daily self care rituals with herbs, empowering them to improve their physical, emotional and reproductive health with natural medicine.

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