Herbs for Stress, Stamina, Sleep and Relaxation

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Herbs for Stress, Stamina, Sleep & Relaxation

May – June 2019

Join two seasoned herbalists to discover tools and techniques to help you thrive in a busy world. With nearly forty years of combined experience, Darren Huckle and Paula Grainger will introduce herbal allies to help you find balance and health in our challenging modern world.

In this practical and fun class, participants will learn how to make, source, and use many herbal medicines. We will cover herb categories including Adaptogens, Calmatives/Sedatives, Aromatics, Qi Tonics, and Harmonizers that can be grown in our gardens or sourced locally. We will also discuss the crucial role diet and nutrition play in promoting our vitality, immunity, and resilience to stress.

Whether you are interested in herbal medicine and want to begin your journey or are just looking for natural ways to support your energy and nervous system, relax more, and sleep better, this class will teach you an abundance of tools that you will use for decades to come.


Dates & Times

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 About Darren Huckle

Darren is passionate about the study, practice, and teaching of holistic health. He has spent over 20 years cultivating a deep knowledge of holistic life skills including western and Chinese herbal medicines, organic farming, nutrition, meditation, and Qi Gong. He is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, and teaches at Five Branches University, Esalen Institute, and University of California, Santa Cruz. A dynamic teacher and clinician, Darren loves his work and constantly expands his understanding of the human condition in wellness and sickness.

Learn more about Darren Huckle’s offerings at Roots of Wellness


 About Paula Grainger

Paula Grainger graduated as an herbalist from The University of Westminster in London, England in 2004. She works with clients on both sides of the Atlantic as an herbal wellness practitioner, and delights in sharing her love of plant medicines through teaching and writing about herbs. She is the creator of The English Herbalist range of herbal skincare products and has authored two books: ADAPTOGENS and INFUSE: Herbal Teas to Cleanse Nourish and Heal, which has been translated into more than ten languages. Paula brings her deep knowledge of the ancestral British herbal tradition to the California herb garden.

Learn more about Paula’s herbal journey or follow her on Instagram @paulagrainger.


Tuition is $275, and registration is limited to 15 students.

This course has now completed.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are there readings, videos, and other materials to supplement our time together?

There are no required readings, though here is a list of recommendations:

How do I register?

Please use the PayPal link above. Registration includes access to all course sessions. There is a PayPal Handing Fee included in the price. You do not need a PayPal account to register. Clicking on the Pay Now button will take you to the PayPal site, and then once you make your payment please fill out the additional form to complete registration.

What should I bring to class?

Please bring sun hat, a 16 or 32 oz jar with lid for making garden teas, comfortable shoes for walking, and a notebook.

What is the refund policy?

Cancellations up to two weeks before the course begins will be refunded, excluding a $125 processing fee. No refunds are given after that date.