Classes & Events

Jane Bothwell teaching

Welcome to our classes and events center. Below you will see our list of current events.

Please drop by Moonrise Herbs on the plaza or call at (707) 822-5296 for updated information on additional classes and/or free talks, and also for more detailed information on the following classes. Class sizes are limited, so register early. The store remains open after class for purchases, so you can get the tools you need to begin (or continue!) your journey to health.

  Here, Jane Bothwell teaches her Beginning With Herbs class.

Look below for our upcoming class and event offerings!


Intro to Ayurveda with Traci Webb

3 Tuesday Evenings

February 27 - March 13, 2018

6:30 - 8:30pm

This class serves as an introduction for those new to ayurveda, and provides foundational Ayurveda understanding for anyone considering any of our Ayurveda programs. 

This course is not required, only encouraged and is provided free with early registration for most of our classes. 

Students explore foundational concepts such as:
History of Ayurveda
Goals of Ayurveda
Philosophies of India
Sankhya Philosophy
5 Elements & Our Relationship to Nature
SVAyurveda Foundational Theory
Qualities of Nature and How We Heal in Ayurveda
Role of Senses in Disease
Causes of Disease
Therapies utilized in Ayurveda
Doshas: Vata -Pitta - Kapha
Tridoshic Theory
Life Goals and Values

About Traci Webb:
Traci Webb is an Ayurvedic Educator, Author, and Director of the Northwest Institute of Ayurveda in Arcata, CA where she offers programs in Ayurvedic Self Care, Herbs, Nutrition, Cooking, Massage, Aromatherapy, Facials, and Panchakarma


Cost: $108 

ONLINE: via - send payment of $108 directly to the institute using the email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Once payment is received, you will receive an email registration confirmation. 
IN-PERSON @: Moonrise Herbs, 826 G Street, Arcata, CA 95521
Instructor: Traci Webb, CAS, PKT, CMT

*CE Hours: Approved by NCBTMB for 8 CE hours for massage therapists and body workers
**Certificate: upon student's request, an Introduction to Ayurveda certificate of program completion will be awarded by the Institute upon attending all three classes.

On The Plaza, 826 G Street in Arcata. 
Store Hours: Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm, Sun 12 - 5



Be Happy, Damnit! with Renee Richard

2 Monday Evenings - March 19th & 26th

6:30 - 8:00pm

Cost: $20 per person per class (There are 2 classes)

Give Your Mind A Happiness Reboot! An interactive talk by mind coach Renee Richard, CHt. Learn unique techniques & relationship strategies to move beyond fear, depression, stress & anxiety.

Renee's inspiring techniques and "Theory of Mind" will help you improve everything from relationships, work, self-image, habit control, and more.  Includes Drawings for Complimentary Private Sessions!

Renee's father passing at age 7 propelled her into wondering why humans weren't happier.  Her lifelong education included studying psychology at UCLA and Behavioral Sciences at Hypnosis Motivation Institute where she earned her graduate degree with honors.  Renee teaches peace, prosperity and purpose; helping to make your dreams a reality!


  **Space is limited so claim your spot early by calling 707-822-5296 or drop by Moonrise Herbs**

On The Plaza, 826 G Street in Arcata. 
Store Hours: Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm, Sun 12 - 5



Spring Detox with Foot Reflexology with Alexandra Seymour

Tuesday, March 20th

6:30 - 8:30pm

Cost: $20 per person

Let go of the stagnancy of Winter and revitalize your body with Foot Reflexology!

In this class, you will learn the specific reflexes that promote detoxification and simple, effective, self-care techniques to:

-Stimulate Elimination

-Move the Lymphatic System

-Restore Vital Energy

*Handouts and self-care tools provided

Alexandra Seymour, owner of the Center of Reflexology and the Healing Arts, is a Nationally Certified Reflexologist by the American Reflexology Board.  She blends her experiences as a practitioner, instructor, and intuitive for 22 years, to provide students and recipients of her work with a rich depth of knowledge and insight into the healing potential of Reflexology.


  **Space is limited so claim your spot early by calling 707-822-5296 or drop by Moonrise Herbs**

On The Plaza, 826 G Street in Arcata. 
Store Hours: Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm, Sun 12 - 5



Witchcraft University with Willa Grant & JessiKa TuCrow


Ongoing Series - Sunday Evenings

March 25, 2018 - February 16, 2019

6:00 - 8:00pm

Cost: $400 (Entire Course), $100 (per Section, 4 classes)

This dynamic course is comprised of 5 in-depth sections consisting of 4 classes each on the following topics:

  • Divination 
  • Spellwork
  • Magickal Herbalism
  • Sacred Space
  • Ritual


 Designed for everyone from beginners to lifelong practitioners, we will be exploring the world of witchcraft and wizardry -- up close and personal!  This hands-on series includes highly interactive learning, original course materials, and an open lab format for the final class of each section.  We strongly recommend that students sign up for the entire course and promise a myriad of benefits in doing so!  Maximum capacity for Witchy U is 20 students.  Any extra spaces will be offered to those interested in taking only specific sections.

Have you ever wished for an experience that revealed magick is, indeed, real?  Well, it is and we can discover it together in powerful ways!  Our final meeting will be a potently transformational group ritual to birth our magickal selves!

**For more information or to register now, call 707-407-5409 or drop by Moonrise Herbs on the Plaza, Arcata** 

On The Plaza, 826 G Street in Arcata. 
Store Hours: Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm, Sun 12 - 5



Beginning with Herbs Winter Session with Jane Bothwell


September 26 - November 14, 2018

6:00 - 9:30pm

Cost: $385


This series is an excellent introduction to the world of healing plants for the beginner and those with more experience as well, these classes will guide you through the gentle, healing way of herbs.
Includes field identification, herbal first-aid, demonstration and use of medicinal preparations (salves, tinctures, syrups, pills, etc.), formula making, and more, with lots of “hands-on” activities. We will prepare a number of herbal products and you’ll each have samples to take home.

Meets one evening a week for 8 weeks, and two herb walks:

-Dandelion Herbal Center Sunday, October 7, 2018 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
-Trinidad Head Sunday, October 28, 2018 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Tuition: $385 Includes samples and two herb walks.
To register or learn more, visit or call 707-442-8157