Follow the dance of the plants through the solar and lunar realms with clinical herbalist, Ashley Litecky Elenbaas. Through the ages herbalists have attributed many qualities to medicinal plants placing them in the categories of warming/drying/illuminating or cooling/moistening/deepening. In this webinar Ashley will walk you through some of her favorite herbs from each category including marigolds, calendula, and St. Johns wort and chickweed, rue, and mugwort. Through a combination of historical folks uses, stories, and modern day pharmacology, you will learn how to see and experience these plants as medicines and as allies.
Sky House summer speaker series are offered by donation. 100% of donations go to the teacher to support their work as community herbalists. Please make a donation with your budget to support the wonderful work of these leading herbalists.
Ashley Litecky Elenbaas, RH is a clinical herbalist with a private practice in Silver Spring, Maryland. In addition to seeing clients Ashley teaches classes in clinical herbal medicine, medicine making, and field botany, western energetics and custom herbal formulation. She is a founding partner, director, and teacher at the Sky House Herb School in Silver Spring, Maryland and is also a guest faculty member at the Maryland University of Integrative Health in Fulton, Maryland.
Ashley has been an avid student of physiology and plant energetics for over fifteen years. She has been practicing as an herbalist since 2008, blending the use of our native medicinal plants with ancient Greek specific indications. She is a graduate of the Maryland University of Integrative Health Masters of Science program in Clinical Herbalism as well as having studied extensively with Matthew Wood. She has been a professional member of the American Herbalists Guild since 2013, and served on the AHG Council (board of directors) since 2015, serving as chair of the AHG Education Committee.
Ashley is also a registered yoga teacher, gardener, and flower arranger. She enjoys family trips with her husband Adam and their daughters Virginia and Summer and quirky rescue dog, Rhea.