Herbal Wellness Products, Education and Consultations
A BIT ABOUT US
Herban Artisans was formed in 2017 with the goal of blending our passion for herbal wellness and art. We create quality small batch herbal preparations, educate through community classes, offer herbal consultations and love to create art inspired by nature.
HOW TO REACH US
CURRENT COURSE OFFERINGS
The Comprehensive Herbal Training Program
Herbal study is a life long journey, unique to each individual embarking upon it. The comprehensive herbal training program offers individual courses covering the foundations of plant medicine, organ system functions and imbalances with corresponding herbal suggestions, tissue states study, plant materia medica and research, plant identification, herbal preparations and dosages, beginning comprehensive client intake practices and individual self guided study projects. Each segment of the training will be offered individually in 4-8 weekly classes.
Foundations of Herbalism
Wednesdays, April 8, 15 22 & 29
(note: time may change to an Wed. evening 5-7? if/when covid-19 stay home order ceases)
Where: Online, zoom
In this four week course we will explore a brief history of herbalism, familiarize ourselves with herbal vocabulary of plant energetics and actions, learn to identify plant tastes and affinities, prepare an infused oil, tincture and salve. We will also learn to identify ten Wisconsin native medicinal plant species, how to harvest and use them for ourselves and families.
Organ Systems 1
Spring 2020 Dates and times to be announced
This 6 week course begins to delve into the anatomy and physiological functions of human organ systems including the digestive, nervous, liver and lymphatic systems. We will learn which plants to use for corresponding imbalances within these systems, create individual plant profiles and explore the basics of aromatherapy.
Segment 3: Tissue States
Segment 4: Organ Systems 2
Segment 5: Total body analysis/ practicum
Segment 6: Advanced Study
Dates and times of segments 2-6 will be announce
Contact Shannon at for more information regarding individual or comprehensive training program or to register for a course
HOLISTIC ASSESSMENTS FOR OPTIMAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
An herbal consultation takes into account everything that makes you unique. Each of our bodies has traveled different paths impacting our physical, mental and spiritual selves. During an herbal consultation we will fill out intake forms together discussing your health concerns and goals, health history, any past trauma, lifestyle, look for organ system excesses or deficiencies, tissue states and begin to comb out some possible plant suggestions. One thing to remember is this: an herbalist is not a doctor. Herbalists cannot diagnose or prescribe. Your friendly herbalist can however make suggestions of plants (teas, tinctures, topical apllications etc.) to help your body find balance and return to it's optimal state of function.
Consultations with Shannon include:
60-90 minute face to face initial consultation to discuss your concerns and goals
30 -45 minute follow up in person, via phone or email- your choice- to review your personalized herbal suggestions.
Cost $100, cash or check only. Each individual will require different herbs, it is up to you what you choose to try - suggestions usually average $30-40 of herbal products.
If you cannot afford the cost of the consultations please contact me in advance to discuss possible payment or trade options. I strongly beleive in accessible care for everyone!
To schedule a consultation please contact Shannon at
Shannon Renne is a clinical herbalist with 5 years of formal education in plant medicine. She enjoys a challenge working with acute or chronic illnesses, and is comfortable working with most prescriptions.
RURAL HEALTH HERBAL INITIATIVE
ACCESSING AFFORDABLE, COMPASSIONATE HERBAL SOLUTIONS
WHAT IS HERBALISM
Herbalism is the practice of holistically addressing an individuals physical, mental and spiritual health treating imbalance with plant gifts of food, medicine and healing energy. Medicinal herbs are most frequently prepared as teas, tinctures (alcohol or glycerin solutions that extract plants healing constituents) or topical applications. Medicine can be made from many plants we have in our pantries, gardens or growing in our back yards thus making it a more affordable health option. Herbs can be used to treat acute and chronic conditions and encourage optimal function. The practice of herbalism is an ancient art still relied upon as the primary source of health care by 75% of the world's population (American Botanical Council). Plants contain balancing properties within themselves and our bodies resulting in fewer side effects. They are living medicine! Herbalism is generally safe when practiced with intent and knowledge.
WHY CHOOSE HERBS?
In our current system affordable and compassionate health care solutions are not accessible to everyone. Paying insurance premiums, co-pays and prescription costs are things many of us cannot afford. I believe that access to health care is a human right, that poverty is innately violent, discriminating the less financially fortunate from receiving the services, goods and information required to care for ourselves. Herbalism offers an affordable, safe alternative. Being a part of your own healing journey, learning and experiencing the impact of plant medicine can be an empowering experience. Plants are our allies. They are here to help us.
WHEN, WHERE AND HOW?
Clark and Jackson Counties
Growing up in rural WI I feel a strong connection to this part of the state and it's people. I would like to offer reduced rate/sliding scale herbal consultations and teach herbal education courses to anyone with interest or curiosity about herbal medicine. I am currently looking for contacts or any individuals interested in helping find space for class and consults or those interested in helping make this project happen. Contact Shannon at for any inquiries, ideas or more information. I will keep this section up to date with any developments!
YOU CAN FIND OUR PRODUCTS AT THE MADISON GREENHOUSE STORE IN 2019!
MADISON GREENHOUSE STORE 1354 WILLIAMSON ST. MADISON, WI 53703
Herban Artisans creates small, high quality, handcrafted batches of herbal products for you and your family. We offer salves, tea, smudges and aromatherapy creations. if there is a product you would like to see in the store or have created just for you contact us at herbanartisans.com.