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Welcome to La Yerbería

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La Yerbería is a 10 week course with SanArte’s Beto DeLeón, exploring traditional medicine and its cultural connections.  In this program, we will cover an introduction to medicine making, utilize creative elements and documentation skills to explore the roots and strategies of herbalism today.

Course TUITION includes workbook, supplies, and medicinal plants.

 

This course is a 55 hour program open to BIPOC (Black, iNDIGENOUS, people of color) 

PARTICIPANTS with a focus on stories and medicine from

what is now known as Texas, the gulf south and México.

NON-BIPOC ALLIES can show solidarity by supporting OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND:

VENMO @SANARTECOMMUNITY Re: "SCHOLA23"

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

CLASSES WEEKLY, SundayS 10:00aM - 1:00PM

sUMMER 2023 ( June 25 - AUG 27 )

  • 30 Hours - Sessions (10) 3 hour weekly classes 

  • 20 Hours Research (Outside Assignments, interviews, volunteering, Medicine Making, etc.)

  • 5 Hours - Final Project (self guided project)

   55 Hours Total

 this is not a certification program, hours may be transferable to other HERBALIST programs depending

on INSTRUCTOR guidelines.

COURSE Themes:

PLANT IDENTIFICATION, GARDENING, MEDICINE MAKING, TRADITIONAL FOOD, TEAS, SALVES, FLOWER MEDICINE, BANOS, YERBERIAS, STRATEGY, WRITING, RESEARCH & CREATIVE PROJECTS.

COURSE OVERVIEW:

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June 25
Welcome & Intro to Herbs
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM*
July 2
Herb Identification
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
July 9
Herbal Connections
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
July 16
Herbal Teas & Syrups
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
July 23
Fire & Healing Circle
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM*
July 30
Las Yerberias
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Aug 6
Herbal Salves & Community Strategies
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Aug 13
Herbal Solidarity & Self Care
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Aug 20
Flower Medicines & Baños
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Aug 27
Closing Circulo & Lunch
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM*

*SOME SESSION TIMES MAY VARY
DEPENDING ON TOPIC

Tuition & support:

 

Course Total: $450.00

[ PAYMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE ] 

 

tuition must be paid In full before June 25, 2023. LIMITED Solidarity funds AVAILABLE FOR TUITION SUPPORt, more information on application.

please support OUR tuition solidarity FUNDs:

VENMO @SANARTECOMMUNITY Re: "SCHOLA23"

facilitator:

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Beto (they/he) is a Lipan Apache/Xicano indigequeer herbalist, community organizer and traditional ecologist. Originally from the rural Gulf Coast, they connected with traditional herbalism of their ancestral lands of South Texas/México. They first learned plant identification as a youth interested in the wetland ecology of their home toWn, over time this became a desire to better understand their culture, history and community through connection with plants and defense of the land.

Their plant, food and herbal SKILLS haVE spanned over 25 years of study & practice including their role as Environmental Justice Coordinator at Southwest Workers Union, their certification at the 2018 Indigenous Sustainable Communities Design Course in Tesuque Pueblo, NM, presenting on indigenous food ways of the Rio Grande delta at the 2015 Native Food Symposium. as an organizing member of SanArte Healing & Cultura Collective they are herbalist educator for the la Yerbería cohort & circulo de remedios herbal gathering, danzante with Kalpulli Ameyaltonal and currently working on their first book.  Beto's focus is to continue offering medicine and creating spaces for queer people to heal, organize and thrive.

Registration:

APPLICATION FOR THE SUMMER 2023 cohort HAS CLOSED. 

PLEASE JOIN US OCTOBER 2023 FOR 3RD CIRCULO DE REMEDIOS HERBAL GATHERING!

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FAQs (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS):

Q: I DO NOT IDENTIFY AS BIPOC, CAN I PARTICIPATE?

A: WE ASK THAT NON-BIPOC ALLIES DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS COHORT, WE DO HOST OTHER SPACES OPEN TO ALL COMMUNITY WHO SHOW UP IN THE SPIRIT OF SOLIDARITY & ABOLITION.  FOR MORE FOOD FOR THOUGHT CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING LINK ABOUT APPROPRIATION AND COMMODIFICATION OF TRADITIONAL INDIGENOUS MEDICINE.  >> HERE << 

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT THIS SPACE AS AN ALLY, PLEASE DONATE TO OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND:

VENMO: @SANARTECOMMUNITY Re: "SCHOLA"

Q: HOW DO I APPLY?

A: PLEASE FILL OUT THE GOOGLE FORM FOR CONSIDERATION IN THE RSVP NO LATER THAN JUNE 2, 2023. SANARTE WILL RECEIVE YOUR RESPONSE AND CONTACT ABOUT YOUR PARTICIPATION BY JUNE 9, 2023.  APPLICATION FORM INCLUDES SPACE TO REQUEST SOLIDARITY FUNDS.  THIS SPACE WILL BE OPEN TO 13 PARTICIPANTS BASED ON WRITTEN RESPONSES AND ORDER IN WHICH APPLICATION WAS RECEIVED.  ADDITIONAL STAND ALONE HERBAL CLASSES WILL OFFERED AND WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO JOIN OUR CIRCULO DE REMEDIOS HERBAL GATHERING WHICH WILL RETURN FOR ITS 3RD YEAR IN OCTOBER 2023. 

Q: WHERE IS THE CLASS HELD?

A:  ADDRESS IS SENT AFTER CONFIRMATION OF PARTICIPATION TO HONOR CLASS SIZE OF 13 PARTICIPANTS.

Q: CLASSES ARE WEEKLY, CAN I COME LATE OR MISS A CLASS?

A:  WHILE WE UNDERSTAND THINGS COME UP, THIS PROGRAM IS WOVEN TO BE A CONTINUOUS LEARNING EXPERIENCE. BEING ON TIME AND FULLY PRESENT IS REQUIRED FOR THE HEALTH OF THIS SPACE. PLEASE REFLECT ON THIS COMMITMENT BEFOR APPLYING, ALL CLASSES START AT 10:00 AM AND END AT 1:00PM. 

Q: IS THIS PROGRAM FOR BEGINNERS ONLY?

A: YES AND NO, CLASSWORK IS SHAPED BY INTRODUCTORY LEVEL APPROACHES FOR FOLKS WHO ARE JUST STARTING THEIR MEDICINE JOURNEY.  FOLKS WITH MORE EXPERIENCE MAY ALREADY HAVE A DEEP UNDERSTANDING OF TECHNIQUES  BUT THE CULTURAL COMPONENTS ARE A UNIQUE WAY OF GROUNDING OUR WORK AND BUILDING TRUST WITH COMMUNITY. PLEASE CONSIDER YOUR NEEDS AND REVIEW PROGRAM OVERVIEW.  

 

 

Q: CAN I BRING MY CHILDREN OR A FRIEND?

A: NO, AT THIS TIME WE DO NOT HAVE ADEQUATE SPACE FOR ADDITIONAL FOLKS. OUR PROGRAM IS ALSO INTENTIONALLY SMALL TO OFFER SPACE FOR THE EMOTIONAL NATURE OF HEALING WORK.  YOUTH/FAMILY HERBAL CLASSES WILL BE OFFERED AT LATER DATES AND OUR 2023 CIRCULO DE REMEDIOS HERBAL GATHERING IN OCTOBER.

Q: I LIVE OUTSIDE SAN ANTONIO, CAN I PARTICIPATE ONLINE?

A: CLASSES WILL BE IN PERSON IN SAN ANTONIO ONLY, IF YOU LIVE IN ANOTHER COMMUNITY AND WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE TRAVEL/LODGING WILL BE COVERED BY PARTICIPANT.  WE CANNOT COVER TRAVEL COSTS EITHER LOCALLY OR OUT OF TOWN. 

 

Q: I CAN NOT COMMIT TO 10 WEEKS, CAN I TAKE INDIVIDUAL CLASSES SEPARATELY? 

A: NO, CLASSWORK IS CONTINUOUS AND MISSING CLASSES WILL IMPACT OVERALL PROGRAM KNOWLEDGE SHARE.

Q: ARE PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE FOR TUITION?

A: YES, A $150 DEPOSIT WILL STILL BE REQUIRED AT THE BEGINNING OF COURSE.

Q: CLASSES ARE IN PERSON, WHAT ARE COVID PRECAUTIONS?

A: CLASES WILL BE INDOORS/OUTDOORS AS WEATHER PERMITS, WE ASK THAT EVERYONE WEAR A MASK INDOORS, OUTDOOR SPACES WILL BE MASK OPTIONAL. IF YOU HAVE POTENTIALLY BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID DURING THE PROGRAM'S DURATION, PLEASE CONTACT FACILITATOR ASAP.

Q: WHAT DOES ACCOUNTABILITY LOOK LIKE?

A: THIS COHORT IS AN INTIMATE CIRCLE OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE WITH VARIED EXPERIENCES AND LEVELS OF MEDICINE MAKING SKILLS, WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO PARTICIPATE IN A SPIRIT OF COMPASSION, RESPECT AND SOLIDARITY. CLASS AGREEMENTS WILL BE CREATED COLLECTIVELY AND MEDIATION WILL BE OFFERED AT NO CHARGE IF NEEDED. IF YOU CANNOT SHOW UP RESPECTFULLY, THIS IS NOT THE SPACE FOR YOU.

NO RACISM, TRANSPHOBIA, HOMOPHOBIA, XENOPHOBIA OR OTHER FORMS OF VIOLENCE.  

YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE AND WILL NOT RECEIVE A REFUND.

FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS: PLEASE CONTACT BETO DIRECTLY AT SANARTECOMMUNITY@GMAIL.COM RE: "YERBQUESTION"

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