To register for any of our talks or classes, please visit our Eventbrite page: www.lotusherbal.eventbrite.com

Our classes and seminars are held at our storefront at 8417 Elbow Drive, SW (Haysboro Centre).


Probiotics & The Human Microbiome Project Wednesday July 31st @ 6:30pm | $10

with founder of Vita Biosa*, Niels Wandler

Join us Wednesday July 31st for an informative evening on probiotics with founder and master brewer of Vita Biosa, Niels Wandler. Niels will be discussing the merits of probiotics, the various types that exist, and which ones may be best for you! As most of you know, we at Lotus Herbal Health are not big fans of encapsulated probiotics, but we’re huge advocates for high-quality organic liquid probiotics like Vita Biosa. There’s a LOT of misinformation out there about probiotics, so if you’re as passionate about gut health as we are- this is a talk you won’t want to miss!!

From Vita Biosa: “An ever-growing number of studies conclude ancient knowledge, that changes in the composition of our microbiomes correlates with discomfort and diseases. And then the Human Microbiome Project was launched in 2007 by the States National Institutes of Health, aimed to improve the understanding of the microbial flora involved in human health and disease. Through his work Niels Wandler has witnessed the devasting consequences of man manipulating natures “blueprint.” Living in Hamilton, Niels is involved in making our world the place you deserve, and that work begins with the Microbiome.”

Click here to register on our Eventbrite page!

*Vita Biosa is an organic, liquid probiotic that is made in Alberta!


Intermittent Fasting & Chinese Dumplings | $10

From Rose: “My husband and I started a program to improve our liver health about 10 months ago, after receiving a scary diagnosis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Even though I was eating a healthy vegetarian diet, my liver was in rough shape and my blood sugar had crept up to diabetic levels. We are both experiencing similar benefits on this program, losing weight and getting our blood sugar back to normal levels! Everyone who sees me comments on my weight-loss and younger-looking skin! Best of all, my liver has regenerated itself and my energy has returned.”
 
What is this program? Intermittent fasting.
 
Will you go hungry while intermittent fasting? Not if you ease into it with the right support!
 
 
 
 
 
What will you learn at Rose’s talk?
-how to guide the body to burn stored fat
-how to get into fasting/ketosis without feeling hungry
-the meaning of ketosis, ketones, and autophagy
-the benefits of fasting for weight-loss, liver health, and overall rejuvenation
-how to make Chinese dumplings!
 
“Chinese dumpling making is popular in the northern part of China. My father grew up in that region, so I had an amazing teacher when he was still alive. It was such gift which I never forget and would love to share with all of you!”
 
Last time Rose did a similar talk we had a VERY full house, so register soon to avoid missing out! And you don’t want to miss an opportunity to try her cooking! Trust us :)
 

Lotus Herbal Health’s Spring Seminar Series

*Click on the event to be taken to our registration page for more info*

Friday May 17th: Superfood Snacks Workshop 1-3pm

Saturday May 18th: Superfood Snacks Workshop 1-3pm

Tuesday May 21st: Liver Health, Weight-loss, and the Keto Diet 1-2pm

Friday June 7th: Healing the Heart and Emotions through Cultivating Shen, with Derek Fleming of New Earth Organics 6:30-8pm (full class description below)

Wednesday June 19th: Taming the Flames of Inflammation with Sascha Kalivoda of Lotus Herbal Health and New Earth Organics 6:30-8pm

Check back- more events TBA!


Healing the Heart and Emotions: True Beauty through Cultivating Shen

Friday June 7th, 2019 6:30 – 8:00pm

Join Master Herbalist Derek Fleming of New Earth Organics & Vital Essence Herbs for this exciting lecture! Derek will explore many different herbs through the eyes of Taoist tonic herbalism & seasonal herbology attunement theory. If you want to be BEAUTIFUL from the inside and out – then this is the class for you!

Attendees will:
-Learn Herbs & Medicinal Mushrooms that are the best for healing the physical and ‘emotional’ Heart

-How the Summer (Heart season) is the best time of the year to heal/balance your emotions

-How to effectively cultivate your “Shen” – to reduce depression/anxiety and increase happiness

-Background and usage information for each of the medicinal ingredients will be explored

-How to craft delicious ‘Heart Healing’ recipes that will heal your physical heart, reduce cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, increase your happiness, and extend your lifespan!

A $45 ticket value FOR ONLY $25!
~Registration is REQUIRED~

Call (403) 701-4248 for more details or email lotus.herbal.health@gmail.com

Please print your ticket or have it ready on your phone for entry to this event!


Learn to make your own healthy gummy bears and energy bites! 2 dates to choose from—>May 17th or 18th

Looking for healthy snack ideas? Needing nutritious fuel for your summer adventures? Not sure what to do with your cupboards full of superfoods?

Then join us May 17th or 18th for an awesome new workshop! Mandy will be teaching (and demonstrating) how to make 2 awesome superfood snacks for summer- gummy bears with organic gelatin and raw energy bites! These are both great foundational skills to have under your belt- once you understand the basics you can re-create these recipes to suit your individual needs.*

When Mandy’s sister saw her making energy bites, she was floored at how easy they are to make. She used to spend hours making granola bars that would crumble in her backpack on the way to school and now she’s sold on this technique! By keeping energy bites raw (as opposed to baked granola), we also keep way more of the nutrients intact.

We at Lotus Herbal take a seasonal approach to eating, so this workshop will focus on cooling herbs and superfoods for the summer season. *Click here to register*

*both recipes can be made sugar-free, and we’re always happy to chat with you about what your specific needs are :)

Attendees will:

-Learn how to make superfood gummy bears with organic gelatin

-Learn how to make satiating energy bites

-Learn about which herbs and superfoods are best to consume in the summer

-Learn about low-glycemic sweetener options (that don’t have a yucky aftertaste)

-Get to try samples!

Two dates to choose from: Friday May 17th or Saturday May 18th

Time: 1pm-3pm

Cost: $32 (plus $2.11 for the Eventbrite fee. Register in person to avoid the fee!)

Any questions? Please send us an email at lotus.herbal.health@gmail.com or give our shop a call at 403-457-7197

Please save paper and don’t print your ticket. We will have a copy of the guestlist on hand!

*Click here to register*


Make Your Own Chocolates with Organic Raw Cacao

Our next raw chocolate workshop is coming up quick! This time, the focus is on liver health and we’ll be creating chocolates that will appeal to children- just in time for Easter!

Why liver health? Springtime is the time of the Wood element in Traditional Chinese Medicine and the season of the liver (and gallbladder). If your liver qi (energy) isn’t flowing smoothly you’ll probably be noticing things this time of the year like an increase in irritability and anger, and problems with digestion, sleep or menstruation.

Don’t be intimidated, making your own raw chocolates is quick and easy! Once you’ve learned these basic skills that suit any dietary need, the options are endless as to what you can create at home.

Attendees will:

  • Learn about the benefits of raw cacao products
  • Learn about which medicinal mushrooms and superfoods support the liver/gallbladder
  • Learn how to transform the superfoods in their cupboards into delicious healthy chocolates that even kids will enjoy!
  • Learn 2 basic recipes to build upon from home: 1) vegan “milk” chocolate and 2) vegan dark chocolate
  • Learn about various sweeteners, from low glycemic to high.
  • Get to sample the chocolates and take a box home to enjoy later ($8 value!)

For more information on the class, and to register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/raw-chocolate-making-workshop-for-easter-and-liver-health-tickets-58947710188


How to Live in Harmony with Spring for Optimal Health- Wednesday March 27th at 6:30pm.

Spring is finally upon us, and as such, it is time to shift your nutritional intake and habits to stay in rhythm with the natural cycles and to support the organ of the season – the all important liver.
 
The liver has over 500 distinct functions, and in Chinese medicine, it is responsible for the smooth flow of Qi (energy) in the body. When congested, this can look like frustration and anger, difficult menstrual cycles and imbalanced hormones, poor vision and poor digestion, among other things. As the liver is so key to so many functions, an out of balance liver affects all other organs.
 
The promise of new growth and the rise of the dandelions in spring also bring changes in our daily activities. It is a time to also nourish our creativity and to start moving more, feeding off the energy the warmth and promise of spring provides, setting aside the stimulants that may have helped fuel us throughout the darkness and cold of winter.
 
Living in concert with nature and tuning back into our circadian rhythm is fundamental to our good mental, emotional and physical health.

In this talk you will learn:

  • the most appropriate foods to consume to nourish and detoxify your body in spring

  • daily habits to focus on to enhance your changes in nutrient intake

  • the herbs to focus on to enhance and complement your food intake

  • how to best support your circadian rhythm to optimize your overall health

  • recipes to incorporate tonic herbs and mushrooms easily into your daily life to nourish your liver, your body and mind

Please join us at Lotus Herbal Health on the 27th of March at 6:30pm. Bring a pen and notebook and your questions. Sample beverages will be provided for your learning and tasting pleasure.

Click Here to Register!


Liver Health and Intermittent Fasting Thursday March 7th

Do you suffer from Diabetes, High Blood Pressure or High Cholesterol?

Is losing weight seemingly impossible?

Brain Fog? Memory Problems?

Mental and Physical Fatigue?

Rose would love to share her knowledge and personal stories of her fasting journey with all of you. It was a bit of a struggle in the beginning but by easing into it she’s now been on the intermittent fasting protocol for over 4 months now and is doing wonderfully! Intermittent fasting has a ton of research behind it and is a powerful method to help get your metabolism working right again!

Join us on the evening of March 7th to better understand the health benefits of intermittent fasting, and more importantly, allow Rose to help you overcome any fears associated with intermittent fasting. Concerns such as low energy and/or brain fog can indeed be overcome!

If you want a cheap and easy but EFFECTIVE way to improve your well-being, this night is for you!

When: March 07th (Thursday) from 6:30-8:00pm

Where: Lotus Herbal Health 8417 Elbow Drive S.W.

Who: Rose Devries

Cost: $10

Registration: Required. Sign up here —> Registration for Rose’s Talk

Curious about what intermittent fasting does for the body? Check out this short animated video for a great intro!


How to Make Your Own Raw Chocolates for Libido and Longevity

Join us Friday February 22nd or Saturday February 23rd at 1pm to learn how to make your own raw chocolates infused with libido and longevity-boosting superfoods! Valentine’s Day may be over soon but most of us could use a little help keeping the love alive all year round, and what better way to do so than with handcrafted aphrodisiac chocolates!?

Not interested in boosting libido? We encourage you to attend anyways! You’ll learn a bunch (see below), and what a lot of people don’t realize is that longevity and libido are connected- they’re both controlled by the kidneys/adrenals. You will leave the workshop with knowledge of how to increase longevity by supporting this system with nutrition and superherbs.

We’ll be featuring products from two companies we adore: Peruvian Harvest (raw organic Peruvian criollo cacao) and New Earth Organics (local superfood company).

We only have space for 10 people per workshop, so act quickly! Registration is required.

*Please do not bring young children as space is incredibly limited*

Attendees will:

  • Learn about the benefits of raw cacao products
  • Learn about which medicinal mushrooms and superfoods support libido and longevity
  • Learn how to transform the superfoods in their cupboards into delicious healthy chocolates
  • Learn 2 basic recipes to build upon from home: 1) vegan “milk” chocolate and 2) vegan sugar-free dark chocolate
  • Witness a live demo of one recipe that incorporates what we’ve learned
  • Take home a sample of chocolates from each recipe

Please bring a pen and notepad to take notes, if desired. Mandy will be providing printed chocolate recipes to take home.

Cost: $25 (plus $1.87 for Eventbrite fees)

Register here —> https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/how-to-make-your-own-raw-chocolates-for-libido-and-longevity-tickets-55040718270


Valentine’s Day Open House Feb 10th

We’re pleased to announce our next open house on Sunday February 10th! We thought it would be a great opportunity to get together in the name of love and self-care. Have a lover? We’re full of great gift ideas to spoil them. Need a lover? Stop by and meet new people! No interest in romantic partnerships? Then treat your primary partner- YOU! After all, that’s the relationship that matters the most, am I right?! 

We will have lots of opportunites for you to treat yourself at our Open House, here are some of the highlights:

Highlights!

-Salivate over samples of Hear Me Raw goodies, they’re vegan, gluten-free bites of superfood decadance.

-Engage your senses with a complimentary facial using organic oils, from the lovely ladies at Ellie Bianca skincare.

-Try the citys best organic veggie burger by Kenny from It’s All Good Organics. Full size burgers will be available for purchase.

-Savour handmade libido-boosting raw chocolates by Mandy

Registration not required. We look forward to seeing you there!


Superherbs and Medicinal Mushrooms for Stress and Adrenal Fatigue

An Informative Seminar by Master Herbalist Derek Fleming

Join Master Herbalist Derek Fleming of New Earth Organics & Vital Essence Herbs for this exciting lecture!

Derek will explore many different herbs through the eyes of Taoist tonic herbalism & seasonal herbology attunement theory. If you struggle with stress, fatigue, exhaustion, knee and/or joint pain, adrenal fatigue, low sex drive or generally not feeling your best ever then this is the class for you!!

Attendees will:
-Learn Herbs & Medicinal Mushrooms that are the best for combating stress & enhancing longevity
-Learn how the winter (kidney/adrenal season) is arguably the most important season of the year
-Learn how to effectively rebuild your “Jing” Energy to combat fatigue, aging, exhaustion, aches and pains
-Learn the background and usage information for each of the medicinal ingredients
-Learn how to craft a delicious ‘Jing Adrenal Elixir” that will help you combat stress, improve your health,
and extend your lifespan!

A $45 ticket value FOR ONLY $10!

***Registration is Required*** Click here to Register!

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2306989536214743/


Fermentation 101 Workshop

Join us later this month to add a new healthy habit to your wellness repertoire- FERMENTED FOODS! Sascha has been fermenting foods for years, and has experience with everything from sauerkraut to kefir to kvass! Don’t know those terms? Then this class is for you! Read on for more details and how to register. 

About the class: Fermentation is one of the oldest forms of food processing, and once upon a time, fermentation was a necessary skill in order to preserve food and get sufficient calories and nutrition when food sources were scarce. However, with the advent of fridges, high-speed transportation, and the loss of traditional practices in the kitchen, fermented foods not only became less popular but to some, completely unknown and mysterious. But luckily for us and future generations, the art of fermentation has begun a resurgence and such foods are becoming popular and widely available once again.

If you’ve been paying attention at all to the latest in the nutrition world, you will likely have heard of kombucha, kefir, fermented vegetables and more. Perhaps these sounded strange and foreign to you, but have become a part of your diet. Or perhaps you’ve heard of them but haven’t yet taken the leap and given them a try. In our modern society, as a whole we have moved away from these foods and let’s face it…we’re not getting any healthier as a species, and our kids are sicker than ever. History has demonstrated that those who enjoy the most thriving and vibrant of health understand that these are exactly the foods that we must include in our daily diets.

To me, the most sustainable way to health is to be armed with the knowledge and wisdom of how to do it yourself. This is how we pass knowledge down through the generations and keep our children and grandchildren healthy. So if you want to learn how to ferment foods and beverages in your own home, then this class is for you!

It’s time to take the mystery out of achieving and maintaining glowing health. And I mean ‘glowing’ quite literally. By incorporating these foods into your diet, you will see yourself transform. You will:

  • look and feel younger
  • your mind will be clearer
  • your PMS will diminish
  • your cravings will go away
  • your immunity will thrive

And all of this for pennies a day, using very basic ingredients, some of which you may already have in your own kitchen.

Come on out for some fascinating education, demos, yummy tasters so that you can learn how EASY, TASTY and INEXPENSIVE anti-ageing, immune-boosting, life-transforming nutrition can be.

WHAT: Fermentation 101 Workshop

WHERE: Lotus Herbal Health

WHEN: Friday, January 25th 12:00-2:00pm and Saturday, January 26th 12:00-2:00pm

COST: $35.00 (plus $2.22 Eventbrite fees)

Only 10 spots per class, so reserve your spot now! ***Click here to register***

…please do not bring young children, our space is very limited which can make distractions too easy

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We are located near the corner of Heritage Drive and Elbow Drive, SW. Lots of public transportation options, and a free parking lot if you’re driving.

What can I bring into the event?

Bring a notepad if desired, your lovely energy, and your questions! Please do not bring your (young) children with you as space is very limited.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email us at lotus.herbal.health@gmail.com

What’s the refund policy?

Refunds are available up to a week before the workshop.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will have a copy of the guest list on hand.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, ONLY if you contact us ahead of time to let us know who you are passing your ticket on to. Email us at lotus.herbal.health@gmail.com


Raw Chocolate-Making Workshop

Tummy troubles after the holidays? Overburdened liver? Looking to lose weight?

Join us for our Holiday Detox Chocolate-Making Workshop to learn how you can both treat yourself AND support your health with just a few simple, delicious ingredients. Mandy made delicious chocolates for our recent Christmas Open House and thanks to the wonderful feedback we received, we decided to pass along these skills to you! Once you’ve learned these basic skills that suit any dietary need, the options are endless as to what you can create at home.

We’ll be featuring products from two companies we adore: Peruvian Harvest (raw organic Peruvian cacao) and New Earth Organics (local superfood company).

We only have space for 12 people per workshop, so act quickly!

Please bring a pen and notepad to take notes, if desired. Mandy will be providing printed chocolate recipes to take home.

Date: Saturday December 29th OR Sunday December 30th

Time: 1pm-3pm

Cost: $25 (plus $1.87 for Eventbrite fees)—> Click here to register!

    Attendees will:

  • Learn about the benefits of raw cacao products
  • Learn about which medicinal mushrooms and superfoods support the liver and digestion
  • Learn how to transform the superfoods in their cupboards into delicious healthy chocolates
  • Learn 2 basic recipes to build upon from home: 1) vegan “milk” chocolate and 2) vegan sugar-free dark chocolate
  • Help create 2 recipes that incorporate what we’ve learned
  • Take home a sample of chocolates from each recipe
  • Be treated to healthy coffee samples by Pedro

Liver Health and Iridology with Master Herbalist Lisa Taylor

Thursday December 6th at 6:30pm *registration required to reserve your seat*

Join us Thursday December 6th at 6:30pm for an informative talk on the liver, detoxing and how you can safely detox to improve your health.

As we move into spring, there are many questions about detoxing and ways to support the body
through detoxification. Lisa Taylor will be here from Calgary to teach us more about the liver and it’s functions as well as ways to improve our liver health.

Lisa will also share with us the tool of iridology – where she can look at the iris (colored part of your eye) and tell you where you can focus to improve your health. With regards to your liver, Lisa will be able to look at your eyes and see if there are any signs that your liver needs extra support.

If you’re unable to make this event, Lisa will be in the shop on Saturday December 8th to do iridology consultations. Please email us at lotus.herbal.health@gmail.com if you’re interested in booking a session with her :)


Join us Sunday December 2nd from 11am to 4pm for our Christmas Open House!

Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet everyone in the Lotus Herbal community while munching yummy snacks :)

Highlights:

  • 10% off most everything in store!
  • Free grab bags!
  • Snacks and bevvies!
  • Meet our vendors!
  • Learn how to stay healthy this winter!
  • All staff will be available to offer personalized health advice for wintertime!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Living in Harmony with Winter: Friday November 30th @ Noon

*sorry, no seats remaining*

Learn how to prepare your body and mind for the winter season with Sascha Kalivoda of New Earth Organics/Vital Essence and Lotus Herbal Health.


Join us Thursday November 8th at 6:30pm to learn how to nourish your skin from the inside out! Samples of SKINFOODS and refreshments will be provided. Admission by donation, no one turned away for lack of funds. Register Here.


Join us Tuesday October 23rd at 6:30pm for an informative evening on Purica’s solution to the cold and flu season for the whole family- products Prevent and Prevail! *Registration is required* 

Learn how these natural products with thousands of clinical trials boost your body’s defenses and help your system fight off illness that may already be present. Even though us staff at Lotus take an outrageous amount of medicinal mushrooms, we still succumb to the odd cold and have experienced just how quickly Prevail gets us over it. We’re excited to be hosting John Danylowich B.Sc who will tell us more about why and how Prevent and Prevail work wonders!

John Danylowich B.Sc.
John is the CEO of Nuumarra, a Canadian based company renowned in the fields of pharmaceutical, phytopharmaceutical, and nutraceutical sciences, including innovative and proprietary technologies with novel biomedical delivery systems. John will introduce Prevent & Prevail ~two powerful additions to Purica’s amazing suite of immune product’s ~ with over 2000 clinical trials.


*Postponed to November 15th* How to Detoxify Your Immune System with Derek Fleming of New Earth Organics and Vital Essence

(registration required, click here)

We are pleased to once again be hosting Derek Fleming of New Earth Organics and Vital Essence- our favourite source for medicinal mushrooms and superfoods! His talks are very popular so please register ASAP if you’re planning on attending: Eventbrite Registration

Attendees will:

-Learn why Derek predicts one of the worse (immune) Cold and Flu seasons ever!

-Learn what you can do to combat Colds and Flu while addressing overalllymphatic cleansing

-Participants will learn how to individualize their ‘herbal’ strategy for theentire cold & flu season

-Learn how to craft delicious immuno-supportive recipes and elixirs at home

A $45 ticket value FOR FREE!

About Derek:

For the past 18 years Derek Fleming M.H. has dedicated his life to the study of Herbs as medicine, Medicinal Mushrooms, Tonic Herbalism and thepractices of Seasonal Attunement. Derek is the Founder of New EarthOrganics & Vital Essence Herbs; tonic herb companies focused on the relentless dedication of delivering powerful high quality tonic herbs into the hands of the people.

Join DEREK in this FREE Lecture and Elixir crafting session and discover the what the power of Tonic Herbs and Medicinal Mushrooms can do for YOU!

Our new space can only hold about 30 people so reserve your seat as soon as possible:  Eventbrite Registration


How can we define beauty??? And how can we Age gracefully???

It is defined by our self worth and unconditional self love. By the we treat ourselves and by our awareness of our bodies can be synchronize with the universes true consciousness. This is where stems true happiness and contentment.

I use three things everyday:

  1. Schizandra for liver support. In the old days of China we say: consume schizandra for 100 days and our skin will become transformed with radiate beauty.
  2.  Ollie -19 herbs probiotic fermentation for beauty and digestive support.
  3. And the Ellie Bianca body oil,  which is made from top quality organic body oils.(it is truly a fantastic oil, smells so fresh and joyful). All you need is a few drops for the whole body and face. Now it is on sale for 15% off in our shop.

Experience the full collection of Ellie’s body oils in person on Thursday October 11th from 12-3pm during our Demo day.  For more information on Ellie Bianca and founder Evelyne Nyairo, M.Sc., P.Biol please visit their website.


Saturday February 20th, 2016

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