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Did you know that cacao, the primary ingredient in dark chocolate, is one of the most antioxidant and magnesium-rich foods? But most chocolate on store shelves is overly processed, and loaded with sugar and additives, depleting its potential nutritional power.
In this workshop, you will learn how to make dark chocolate that is truly health-promoting, while still being extremely tasty. GMB’s resident Herbalist, Erin Antosh, will teach you how to infuse CBD (Cannabidiol from the hemp plant) into chocolate, hide the not-so-tasty medicinal herbs in
creamy fillings, use edible flowers for decoration, and add “superfoods” to boost the nutrient density of your “no longer guilty” pleasure. Additionally, you will learn about the power of raw (unpasteurized) honey in supporting wellness, as we will use local raw honey exclusively as a sweetener.
You will have the opportunity to taste medicinal herb-infused chocolates during class, and we will discuss the medicinal properties of the herbs used to make the chocolate creations, so you will understand how you can make chocolates for particular wellness goals. You will have the opportunity to decorate chocolates and will go home with two of the chocolate truffles you
make in class (if they make it out of class before being eaten)!
These creative chocolates make great gifts!
NOTES: This is partially a hands-on workshop, as you will get to decorate pre-made chocolates. Your event fee includes herbal tea to sip during the class, two chocolate truffles to taste during class, and two chocolates you make to take home. The chocolate you will take home will need
to be refrigerated soon after the class, so plan to bring a cooler bag if you want to keep the chocolates chilled during your plans after the class. Please inform us of any allergies prior to the class and we will do our best to accommodate.
During this four week program, GMB’s resident Herbalist Erin Antosh, will discuss the often surprising sources of toxins in our daily lives, how toxins impact our health, and how to reduce your exposure to support wellbeing. With your classmates and the support of Erin, you will be guided through a gentle and safe detoxification regimen that will support your body’s natural detoxification capabilities through certain foods, therapeutic botanical products, juices, and lifestyle strategies. Included in this class is a “Detoxification Support Kit” which includes medicinal herbal teas that support detoxification and deliver nutrients, recipes for preparing seasonally appropriate juices/lattes/smoothies/food, medicinal latte mixes, shopping lists, and more (everything you need to get started!).
Through our meetings each Wednesday, you will learn about the body’s natural detoxification pathways, and why extreme detoxification programs and cleanses are not necessary (and often dangerous). Instead of a drastic detox program, you will learn to eat and live in a way that allows your body to eliminate toxins easier, while also augmenting your nutrition. This is not a “juice cleanse” or an extreme herbal detox program, so you will be eating nourishing and nutrient dense food throughout the program.
Here is what you can expect from this program:
*A “Detoxification Support Kit” that includes everything you need to get started (and consists of a 2 month supply so you can continue using your products after the program)
*A 30 minute private consultation with Clinical Herbalist Erin Antosh to personalize your experience and help address individual health goals (conducted over the phone the first week of the program)
*Demonstrations each week to learn how to make and use herbal products and foods that support natural detoxification.
*Educational emails that complement what you learn in class, so you have the resources, education, and encouragement you need to safely boost your body’s detoxification processes.
*Access to Erin via email to ask questions and get the personalized support you need for your specific health goals during your four week detoxification journey.
*A 20 minute session in our Infrared Sauna (schedule it for one day before or after class).
*Therapeutic herbal teas to sip during class and snacks like botanically infused dark chocolates.
*A detailed survey (which you will take during the first class) to discover the areas in your life where you may be personally exposed to the most toxins that may be affecting your health, so you can personalize your experience.
Start the new year on a clean slate, feeling empowered to optimize your health naturally. After this class you will have the skills to prevent toxic buildup and the knowledge to incorporate gentle detoxification as part of your daily routine. As a lot of modern day health issues are rooted in our bodies’ compromised detoxification processes due to over accumulation of toxins, this program is a good foundation for healing chronic health issues and will provide you with the tools for prevention.