Phyllis D. Light

February 21 - 23, 2014


Friday, February 21, 10am - 4pm
- The Spirituality of Story

Phyllis LightEach of us has a story. Actually we all have many stories, these are the stories that have shaped who we are and how we live our lives. And when we pass this earth, what we leave behind is our story. Most of these stories develop from events in our lives, some good and some traumatic. These stories create our personal identity. We may be unaware though that some stories develop about us or around us. These stories create our personal myth. Regardless, all these stories influence how we see ourselves, how we view our world and how we find our place in it, and they also influence how others see us. And these stories, these very important stories, influence our health, wealth and happiness.

Join Phyllis for a day of discovering your healing stories, the stories that make you who and what you are. This is an interactive class of deep spiritual awareness. Our stories form the foundation of our personal belief systems that directly affect our health, wealth, and happiness. By understanding our stories, we can change them; they are still being written and the ending is mutable. No part of our story is written until it happens.


Saturday, February 22
- The Chemicals Between Us: Neurotransmitter, 9am - noon

Phyllis LightMeet the chemicals that make you happy: dopamine, endorphins, oxytocin, and serotonin. These are the chemicals between us, the ones that help us be happy, interact with our community, and bond with our loved ones. We’ll talk about what stimulates the production of each and how we can make more. We’ll also talk about how the brain wires itself and how to build new happy circuits.

Each neurotransmitter is made in certain situations from certain nutrients. So, this class will focus on foods and nutrients that support the healthy production and functioning of these chemicals. And these chemicals can also be encourage to be released in certain situations, so we’ll talk about lifestyle influences on each. We will also discuss herbs that influence either production or uptake of them including St. John’s wort, American ginseng, gotu kola, black cohosh, wood betony, skullcap and passionflower.

- Thyroid/Adrenal Connection, 1pm – 5pm
(will flow into Sunday if need be)

Adrenal fatigue vs hypothyroidism. How do you tell the difference? About 70% of people taking thyroid replacement medicines continue to complain of symptoms. Those who were diagnosed as hypothyroid after a traumatic and stressful event such as pregnancy, accident, infection or an emotional trauma may also have adrenal fatigue. It is not unusual to have presenting symptoms of both low adrenal and low thyroid functions at the same time.

In this class, Phyllis will discuss the difference and similarities between hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue and how symptoms of each may mimic the other. She will also discuss how the functioning of one gland, influences the functioning of the other and the effect of each gland on other glands in the endocrine system. This class also includes a discussion of adaptogens and their role in returning the body to health.


Sunday, February 23
- 10 Excellent Herbs, 9am - 2pm

Join Phyllis as she discusses the use of 10 of her favorite herbs in detail. She will talk about historic Appalachian uses as well as specific uses of each. The herbs include American ginseng, black walnut, chickweed, blue vervain, goldenseal, echinacea, sumac, skullcap, passionflower, and milk thistle. The class will include a decoction/tea tasting.


Phyllis Light teaching at Sacred Plant Traditions

Read Phyllis D. Light's bio.


Registration & Details:

Friday only - $125.00

Saturday and Sunday - $225.00
(Only offered as a two day class )

All three days - $325.00.

Please pack a bag lunch or there are great take out restaurants close to Sacred Plant Traditions. Herb teas will be provided and a welcome letter with directions will be sent upon receipt of your deposit.

Deposit $50. Deposit is NON REFUNDABLE. Receipt of payment in full will be the only way we can assure your place will be held. This needs to be received two weeks before the workshop or we cannot guarantee a spot.

For a great rate on overnight accommodation check out the Alexander House at or call 434-327-6447. This B&B/Hostel is only three blocks from our center and fills very fast. Other accommodations will be sent in welcome packet. Hope you take this opportunity to learn some deep wisdom from a wonderful teacher!


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