DIY: Elderberry Syrup

Here is a video we made in late March while "in quarantine" to show everyone how easy (and economical) it is to make your own Elderberry Syrup at home.


We hope to do more of these little videos until we can hold the in-person workshops again.


Be well and stay healthy!

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The Well Being's Herbal Allies Workshop Series

Come out and join us!

The Well Being’s Herbal Allies Workshop Series is a series of FREE monthly workshops offered on the first Saturday of each month beginning in September 2019 through the end of 2020 to the local community in the Washington, DC area. 


The workshops provide an educational resource on ways we can empower ourselves through using complementary and alternative approaches to holistic health and wellness as well as the healing and nourishing benefits and uses of herbs in our daily lives.


Each workshop is presented by a service provider affiliated with Center for the Well Being


Workshop attendees learn by hands-on demonstration how to make and use herbal products aligned to the monthly topic.


Topics include: 

  • Self-Care for the Mind, Body and Spirit
  • Seasonal Wellness
  • Herbalism 101
  • Mindfulness
  • Healthy Sleep Habits
  • Ayurveda Basics
  • Daily Self-Care Routines
  • Overcoming Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Living with PTSD
  • Pain Relief
  • Addiction and Recovery
  • Women’s Health
  • Managing the Mind
  • Addressing Aging
  • Holistic Skin Care


Attendees can leave with an herbal product - tea, tincture, capsule, oil – made for the workshop. They also take with them the knowledge of the beneficial properties of the herbs used, how to prepare and use the product at home, and an opportunity to purchase additional herbs and supplies from the Center, thereby generating revenue from sales to supplement donations received from The Well Being's Herbal Allies Workshop Series project.


We hope to see you there!

Healthy Hormones: Women's Reproductive Health

DATE:  Saturday, May 2nd
TIME:  9:00am - 10:30am
PLACE:  LIVE Online with Zoom


Due to health concerns and complying with recommendations from the CDC and Fairfax County government, we will hold this in-person workshop ONLINE until we can resume our normal routine.

  
For this month's workshop, Healthy Hormones: Women's Reproductive Health, we will look into ways we can support our hormonal health at the various stops along our "Menstrual Journey". From Menarche to the Childbearing Years to Beyond Menopause. 


We will explore holistic approaches to  managing our changing hormones, understanding patterns in how our hormones affect our mood shifts and herbs that can help us transition through the,m.


We will focus on specific herbs - Dong Quai, Black Haw, Wild Yam, Black Cohosh, Motherwort, and others - and how we an use them to support our hormonal balance.


We appreciate any and all donations to be able to continue to provide these educational services to the community. Please make donations through our PayPal Giving Fund, an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) public charity, and receive a charitable tax deduction. 


Suggested donation: $25

Support the Center

Your support and donations enable us to deliver services and educational workshops to the local community to help empower people to improve the quality of their lives - mentally, physically, and spiritually.

Your contributions will make an impact whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps!

Please make donations through our
PayPal Giving Fund, an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) public charity, and receive a charitable tax deduction. 


Thank you for your generosity and support! 

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Herbal Medicine Making Workshop: Immunity Boosters

Join us for a hands-on workshop to learn how to make herbal immunity boosting elixirs at home!

STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT WORKSHOP!

DATE:  TBD

TIME:  9:00am - 11:00am

PLACE:  Center for the Well Being - Alexandria, VA


We will be making: 

  • Elderberry Syrup  
  • Echinacea Tinctures 


Everyone can join in and make their own herbal products. Take home what you make!

Space is limited. SIGN UP NOW!

The cost of the workshop is a $25 donation per person - FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE POLICY.


The donation, paid in advance, covers the cost of the do-it-yourself kit:  organic herbs and other ingredients, Mason jar, 1 oz tincture dropper bottle, tincture bottle, stainless steel mini funnel, labels, and other materials. The price for purchasing similar retail products is over $75.


Please make donations through our PayPal Giving Fund.

The Well Being's Herbal Allies Workshop Series

The Well Being's Herbal Allies Workshop Series consists of monthly workshops offered from September 2019 through the end of 2020 to the local community in the Washington, DC area. 


This video is a overview of the project, outlining many of the monthly topics that will be covered.