In Traditional Chinese Medicine, autumn signifies the beginning of the ‘Yin’ part of the year, which means things are slowing and cooling down. In Ayurveda, autumn is a time of much ‘vata,’ meaning dryness and coolness. Herbalism teaches us that we are not separate from nature – we too are affected by the weather and the shifting of the seasons. The days are growing shorter, the temperature is cooler, energy is contracting and moving inward. These are autumn energetics at their finest. As we dive deeper into autumn, this is an invitation to note these important energetics and align to the rhythms of the seasons.
Join us for a class on warming herbs and foods for autumn and learn how to develop herbal rituals to help keep you grounded through this transitional time. Two of Anima Mundi’s in-store herbalists, Sophie and Marisa, will lead us through a discussion on herbs and foods for the fall. Marisa will talk from an Ayurvedic standpoint and Sophie will bring in the Western Herbalism perspective. Learn how to boost your immunity and nourish your body this season, in the form of delicious Medicinal Chocolate Truffles! We will be talking about herbs such as Hawthorne, Ashwagandha, Astragalus, Turmeric, Ginger, and more. Learn how to incorporate herbs into your life this autumn and honor your body with the changing of the seasons.
– Understanding energetics of fall and how to shift with the seasons
– Understanding how to use and apply warming foods
– Understanding herbs for fall and their benefits
– Learn about herbs to upgrade the immune system
– Learn how to make Medicinal Truffles with medicinal herbs
Sophie Cozine is a forever student of the healing arts with a deep passion for plant medicine. As a certified Clinical Herbalist, Sophie aims to teach people from all different walks of life the power of plants. She is inspired to learn, preserve, and practice the tradition of herbal medicine descending to us from herbalists past.
Sophie emphasizes compassion in all her work and focuses on mind, body, and spirit with all her clients. She is an herbalist at Anima Mundi Apothecary in Brooklyn, NY where the focus is on bringing ancient medicine to the modern world.
Marisa Clementi is a dancer, musician, and maker who is interested in mixing the medicine practices of her Latvian and Italian heritage with the brilliance of Ayurveda. She is an AADP certified Holistic Health and Ayurvedic Nutrition Coach who lives for creative practice: gardening and foraging, dancing, singing, cooking, feasting, and mothering.
Marisa brings her artistry as a performer to her clients through her deep knowledge of functional anatomy and somatic inquiry, as well as her inherited ancestral understanding of food as medicine. She wholly believes in the pleasure and freedom that come from cultivating a relationship with one’s being: where form and function meet imagination as a path to abundant health.