Classes and Events
2020 Plant Immersion courses!
Series of 5 classes with Community Acupuncture Project in Burien in Spring of 2020! Based on some of the feedback I've gotten about my course offerings for 2020; I'm merging two of the herbal courses with this series of 5 classes.
Learn the Basics of Western and Chinese herbalism with the Dianaverse and Community Acupuncture of Burien.
Classes are once a month for 5 months and this is a series, meaning you are signing up for all 5 of the classes;March 14, April 4, May 2, June 13, July 11, 2020. Classes are approximately 4 hours long from 1:30pm-5:30pm.
Classes are limited to 20 participants, so reserve your space early!
Cost is $560
Ticket link is: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4496344
No refunds after 24 hours before first class.
Take charge of your health with hands on classes on herbal basics~ how to make the basic types of herbal preparations, plant walks/ plant ID, how to use purchased and wild crafted herbs with conversation around sustainability, how to connect with plant spirit to co-create with the plants, best times to harvest and which plants to use to support various conditions.
Also basic intro to Chinese medicine 5 element theory for holistic health. All of these topics will have handouts.
There will be a private facebook page and/or MeWe page for questions that come up between classes and for sharing your progress. Since there is approximately a month between classes, there will be assignments to complete on your own time and recommended readings between class meetings to keep you thinking about what we learned in class.It's up to you whether you want to do those, but they greatly enhance your learning experience.
The classes will meet at Community Acupuncture Project of Burien's comfy facility. The plant walks will mainly take place at nearby Seahurst Park which has had extensive native restoration work done. The park is easily accessible by car and the main pathways are wide and paved, but there are some inclines, in case of mobility concerns. The Acupuncture studio is handicapped accessible.
I've felt called to focus more on Nature connection, and condensing the herb offerings leaves me more space to emphasize the course I'm super excited about:
The Co-creating With Nature course ~ designed especially for plant lovers to learn more about their plant friends through another way of getting to know them, but non herbalists who simply want to learn some nature craft skills will also enjoy this course. It is more of an arts and crafts class, but also an exploration of the energetics of plants and forests.
It's a great way for herbalists to connect further with the plant spirits or for crafty people to build on their plant skills with projects like plant dyes, amulet bags, making cordage fibers from plants, baskets and more. We'll also talk about sustainability, plant stewardship and meditation and journeying to create dialogue with the plant people.
This course will be mostly outdoors unless the weather is truly horrible This class takes place at my home in Des Moines with select wildcrafting trips and/or trips to gardens for materials.
The dates for this course will be the third Saturday of each month, Mar. - Oct. Class takes place from 11am-6pm.
*This course is offered for a cost of $1695 .
Payment can be made in two payments if needed, half before the start of classes and the balance in June.
Students paying for the full year up front receive a discount of $99 off, making the total $1596 for the year's program. If you need a little different payment schedule, contact me at . Due to the nature of class prep on my end, there are no refunds after one week before classes start.
Reserve your space with $100 deposit. Please remit deposit by February 31 (Refundable until one week before course starts) Full payment for course must be received by one week before the start of courses. There are some possibilities for work trade depending on whether whether it's a fit for both of us, contact me at if you feel you really need this and we can chat.
These courses are friendly to all genders and races, so please be open to sharing space with all kinds of people, you may find you make some great friends! In fact, one of the bonuses I hear from students is how much they enjoyed sharing the group dynamic with their fellow students as the year progressed.
If you're excited to take this journey with us next year, contact me at to register.
*Testimonial from previous year's student: Diana holds a knowledge that is impressively vast. She has a sincerely organic teaching style that
is flexible and sensitive to the diversity of her student body. Scientific and trippy, spiritual
and magic, ever the free spirit...Diana has always been supportive and ready to meet me halfway.
Our lectures took the form of inclusive and intimate conversations that have the potential to span
the far out reaches of your imagination. This year of herbalism with her as my teacher has been
simply transformative. My kitchen is full of salves and potions, my son is running around with
roots and mushrooms, my friends are calling for advice. I have begun to successfully incorporate
herbalism into my daily life, in a tangible way, whereas before it was mostly an elusive concept
that I couldn’t quite grasp beyond purchasing remedies at the herb shop. Hiking through the
enchanting forests around us and learning to respectfully forage with proper plant identification
has been the absolute joy of Diana’s herbal program for me. We had an amazing camping retreat
where we went plant journeying with Devils Club. My classmates and I have all become friends.
I say without hesitation that Diana’s class has radically improved my quality of life and opened
doors for me in a way I didn’t realize I needed so desperately! I am supremely grateful that the
stars aligned, and I somehow stumbled upon her! ~Jade Pina