Have Fun and Improve Your Vitality: 5 Element Herbal Classes for Beginners

February 16 & 17 at Sheila's Herb Workshop (475 Thistle Drive)

Anyone interested in personal wellness and herbs, this fun and hands-on beginners course is for you. Students may take one or as many as they would like.

The element wheel in Traditional Chinese Medicine has so much to teach us about our health, ourselves, and our place in nature. Herbalist Sheila Manzagol will lead students in an exploration of the five elements, offering five classes through the corresponding seasons. In each two-day class, students will learn about the element and its associated season, sounds, emotions, colors, personalities, tastes, herbs and organs. Students will create two personalized herbal formulas in each class based on the organ systems associated with the season. We will also study the associated Neurolymphatics and Neurovasculars and learn simple Brain Gym movements to support wellness and vitality. Students will leave with $75 worth of personalized herbal product. Each class is complete in itself so the student may choose to take one or any number of the classes. Class Discount: Students signing up for 3 or more classes will receive a 10% discount on tuition. 

Season: Winter
Element: Water
Organs Kidney and Urinary Bladder
DATE: February 16-17, 2019 TIME: Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9-4pm
Cost $120 plus $75 materials fee
Winter is the Season of Introspection. In addition to learning aspects of the Water Element we will also explore the basic function of the kidneys and urinary bladder, and students will create 2 personalized herbal formulas to take home to support kidney and urinary bladder function. Register HERE

Season: Spring
Element: Wood
Organs Liver and Gall Bladder
DATE: May 4-5, 2019 TIME: Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9-4pm
Cost $120 plus $75 materials fee
Spring is the Season of Renewal. In addition to learning aspects of the Wood Element we will also explore the basic function of the liver and gall bladder, and students will create 2 personalized herbal formulas to take home to support liver and gall bladder function. Register HERE

Season: Summer
Element: Fire
Organs Heart, Small Intestine, Pericardium and Triple Warmer
DATE: July 13-14, 2019 TIME: Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9-4pm
Cost $120 plus $75 materials fee
Summer is the Season of Exploration. In addition to learning aspects of the Fire Element we will also explore the function of the heart and small intestine along with the pericardium and triple warmer. Students will create 2 personalized herbal formulas to take home to support heart, small intestine, pericardium and/or triple warmer function. Register HERE

Season: Late Summer
Element: Earth
Organs Spleen and Stomach
DATE: September 7-8, 2019 TIME: Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9-4pm
Cost $120 plus $75 materials fee
Late summer is the Season of Nurturing and Transformation. In addition to learning aspects of the Earth Element we will also explore the function of the spleen and stomach, and students will create 2 personalized herbal formulas to take home to support spleen and stomach function. Register HERE

About Sheila Manzagol: Sheila Manzagol is the founder of Shining Mountain Herbs, a nationally respected organic herbal products company. She has a year-round private practice at Rocky Mountain Integrative Medicine where she is an herbalist and kinesiology specialist, helping clients through herbal formulations, Brain Gym and Touch for Health. Sheila has studied Traditional Chinese, Western and Ayurvedic herbal medicine with the East West School of Herbology where she received her certificate as a Professional Herbalist. She previously worked at Stanford University as a critical AIDS researcher and an additional nine years were dedicated to the biotechnology industry.


Classroom Locations

* It’s important to know that some classes may be held in other locations that may not be listed below. Locations will be specified accordingly in class descriptions.

610 Arts Collective

Primary staff office
610 Clinton Street
Ridgway, CO 81432
(970) 318-0150

The Sherbino Theater

604 Clinton Street
Ridgway, CO 81432

Wright Opera House

472 Main Street
Ouray, CO 81427

Montrose Field House

25 Colorado Ave. 
Montrose, CO 81401

Weehawken Ridgway

1075 Sherman St
Ridgway, CO 81432
(970) 318-0150