The Ojai Herbal Symposium, November 16-18, will bring together some of the greatest West Coast practitioners, authors and teachers in the world of botanical medicine around the theme of “Natural Resilience.” Full weekend registration also includes a “PhytoPhunk Dance and Elixir Bar” on Saturday night for symposium attendees 21-and-over featuring locally sourced spirits by VenturaSpirits.com mixed by herbalist Jess Starwood. Registration is also available for individual days or classes.
Acupuncturists, please note: We have been accepted as Continuing Education Provider #1526 by the California Acupuncture Board. Twelve of our classes are approved for Category 1 credit with a possibility of 10 CEUs per attendee due it scheduling.
An Herbal Marketplace will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, November 17-18, from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. at Chaparral Auditorium in downtown Ojai, 414 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai CA 93023.
PRESENTERS AND LECTURE/WORKSHOP TITLES:
Kevin Spelman, PhD (Keynote Speaker) – Internationally recognized phytochemical researcher and expert in cannabinoid chemistry – Keynote address on “Insights into Resilience: The Human-Plant Connection.” Two more talks on “Cannabidiol: The Anxiolytic, Anti-Inflammatory, Analgesic, Nootropic, Non-Euphoric Cannabinoid” and “The Terpenes of Cannabis”
James D. Adams, PhD – Renowned pharmacologist and co-author of Healing with Medicinal Plants of the West – “Curing Chronic Pain”
Amanda McQuade Crawford, MFT #107854, RH (AHG) – Internationally known herbalist, therapist, speaker and author of The Herbal Menopause Book and Herbal Remedies for Women
Mary Hardy, MD – Integrative Oncologist – co-presenting on “Medicinal Foods & Herbs: Which Adaptogen Suits You?”
Pam Tarlow, PharmD – Nationally known expert in the field of integrative pharmacy – “Drug/Herb/Nutrient Interactions”
Fred Siciliano, OMD, LAc, MH – Licensed Acupuncturist & Medicinal Herb Specialist since 1981 – “The Role of Nutritional Herbology in Natural Resilience” and “Ginger Root Tea & Mint Tea: Valuable Healing Agents and Resilient Friends”
Mela Gaskins Butcher, MS Psychoneuroimmunology – Founder/Director of Center for Ayurveda – “Building Life Force Through Ayurvedic Botanical Medicines,” “Ayurveda’s Most Celebrated Herbal Medicines” and “Morning Yoga with Mela”
Carol Wade, RH (AHG) – Herbalist, Nutritional Counselor, founder of Ojai School of Herbal Studies and Earth Island Medicinal Herb Garden – “Medicinal Herb Gardens – An Earthy Avenue for Community Health” and “Adaptogens, Nootropics, and Nervines – A Powerful Herbal Trinity”
Nathan Kaehler, DACM, LAc, Tibetan Amchi, MA Psychology and Licensed Acupuncturist at Ojai Herbs and Acupuncture – “Herbs for Psycho-Spiritual Resilience and Healing Trauma, including PTSD”
Julie Tumamait-Stenslie – Chumash elder and educator – “Learning the Language of the Earth and Its Plant World”
Sandy Messori – Owner, Rivendell Farm and Rivendell Aromatics – “The Genesis of Rivendell Aromatics”
Jess Starwood, MS Herbal Medicine, Clinical Herbalist – Owner of SunRaven Apothecary – “Wild Epicure: Infusing Local Flavors and Healing Herbs into Gourmet and Everyday Cuisine for Vibrant Health” and “Herb Walk with Jess Starwood”
Tonantzin Cihualcoutl Guerra – Founder, Native Women’s Herbal Medicine Festival – “Creating a Medicinal Ointment” and “Perseverance, Prayer and Joy”
Lanny Kaufer (Symposium Organizer) – Herb Walks with Lanny Kaufer since 1976
Full weekend early-bird price until November 9: $255
Friday-Saturday Spelman package: $175
Friday keynote address only: $35
Individual classes and workshops: $25