Healthy Aging Series: Preserving Our Vital Force
0 75 $0.00 - $75.00
CLASS CANCELLEDWednesday, September 12th, 6-8pm
This series will explore how to support healthy aging through attention to quality of daily living with a focus on all aspects of aging and an emphasis on how to incorporate herbs, diet, and movement. Julie and friends will address specific health challenges and resources that are available.
Preserving Our Vital Force
Wednesday, September 12th, 6-8pm
“ If I knew I was going to live this
long, I’d have taken better care of myself. “
In this class, preparation for our elder years will be shared from an herbalist’s perspective. Julie will discuss developing and preserving healthy digestion using herbs, along with addressing sleep, which is crucial to our body’s natural restorative process.You will learn about herbal tonics to preserve your primal energy.
Future classes in the series:
Live Long and Prosper- How to Interact with Our World When Our World Senses Change
Wednesday September 26th, 6:00-8:00 pm
‘Lack of physical strength keeps me inactive and often silent.
They call me senile. Senility is a convenient peg on which to
hang non-conformity. A new set of faculties seems to be coming
into operation. I seem to be waking to a larger world of wonderment –
to catch little glimpses of the immensity & diversity of creation.
More than at any other time in my life I seem to be aware of the beauties
of our spinning planet and sky above. Old age is sharpening my awareness.’
-Anonymous geriatric resident
This second class in the series will focus on our physical senses and how to keep them sharp with herbs and lifestyle. As we age, there are actions we can take to help preserve our senses of sight, hearing, and touch, as well as the health of our teeth. Join Julie to learn more.
A Discussion on Alzheimer's with Skye Yardley and Jane Dwinell
Wednesday October 10th, 6-8pm
Free and open to the public
We are very fortunate to have these two people living in our community and willing to share their experience with Alzheimer’s disease. Jane Dwinell and Sky Yardley have been living with dementia since Sky’s diagnosis of early stage Alzheimer’s disease in the summer of 2016 when he was 66. Since then, they have been doing public speaking and leading workshops about their experience, and also share it on their blog: alzeheimerscanyon.blogspot.com.
Sky is a retired family mediator, and Jane is a retired Unitarian Universalist minister, writer, and RN. They live in Burlington with their son, Sayer, and his partner, Emma, where they garden, enjoy the lake, and play disc golf whenever possible.
Movement and Circulation
Wednesday November 14th, 6-8pm
“If you don’t use it, you lose it.”
In this final class of the series, herbs will be part of the discussion around supporting good circulation and movement. Learn how herbs can support the heart and cardiovascular system so that you can maintain an active lifestyle for years to come.
$30 per class, $75 for the series
Julie Mitchell is an educator, gardener and herbalist. The art and the science of being an herbalist has been a compelling force in her life for over 30 years. Motivation to engage in this path centers on the intention of being of service to community. She has been a volunteer herbalist for free clinics both here in Vermont and Nicaragua; an herbal educator for all levels and all ages of individuals, in formal educational institutions and simply, in her backyard. She is a gardener, wild-crafter, artist, editor, herbal product manufacturer, and herbal/health consultant, all with the intention to further both the health of the individual as well as the health of the environment.
Julie considers her scope of practice to be inclusive to many challenges to our well-being. A more focal interest has been working with systemic inflammatory concerns with the emphasis on digestive health, the many aspects of healthy aging, tick-borne diseases and women’s reproductive health.
She holds both a BSc, MSc degree in Herbal Medicine from University of Wales, U.K., and is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.