Thank you for such a wonderful class!
— S. Murphy (Self Care, April 2017)
I made my first jam at home, and it’s awesome! Thank you for making canning doable in my tiny NYC kitchen.”
— L. Nguyen (Jam, September 2016)
Thank you again for keeping the info so down to earth and making it truly foolproof.
— S. Carroll (Jam, August 2015)

JAM CLASS

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PICKLE CLASS

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hot sauce CLASS

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TINCTURE MAKING CLASSES

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Food Preservation Classes

In my classes, you’ll learn the time-honored tools and tricks to preserve summer in a jar with Laena's easy and unique methods. Each participant gets a jar of handmade condiments to take home with them, along with recipes and tips to try at home. This class is tailored to the urban home cook; you'll learn how to can your own food in a tiny apartment kitchen!

Classes are for beginner’s, but folks with canning skills are welcome to join and learn some new tricks.

You will learn:

  • tips on sourcing fruit & veggies
  • cooking and preserving, while maximizing flavor
  • canning and processing jars for shelf-stable jam
  • tips for serving jam/pickles/kimchi

Herbal Tincture Making

In this comprehensive class, herbalist, food entrepreneur, birth/postpartum doula, Laena McCarthy, will teach you how to make both fresh and dried herbal medicine tinctures with the correct alcohol or vinegar percentages, creating a potent and long lasting remedy for a variety of common maladies. This hands-on class goes through the process step-by-step, and each person gets to make a unique tincture to take home!

We will discuss healing traditions and practices of using herbal tinctures to boost the body's natural resilience, while protecting from stress and damage. We’ll cover how to select herbs and work with the body's own natural cycles and rhythm to restore balance, while finding the right blend for your body while mixing up our own healing tinctures.

Participants will learn about resources for herbs and ingredients, in addition to their own special tincture to take home with them, as well as a greater understanding of how to enhance their daily self care rituals with herbs, empowering them to improve their physical, emotional and reproductive health with natural medicine.

Make Your Own Skincare: Infused Oils & Balms for Self-Care

Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm | TBD Fall dates coming soon!
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HOLISTIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP: HOW TO START A CREATIVE LEAN BUSINESS

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SELF CARE For women

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Self-Care for a Healthy Cycle: Fertility Awareness, Cycle Tracking, and Hormone Balancing

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SELF CARE For an optimal Work/Life Balance

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Self Care for Women:
Mindful Cycles, Healthy Bodies, Clean Beauty

In this comprehensive class, herbalist, food entrepreneur, birth/postpartum doula, Laena McCarthy, will discuss healing traditions and practices to boost the female body's natural resilience while protecting from stress and damage, from the inside and out. The class will begin with an overview of what healthy self-care rituals look like, why taking care of your body is important, and how to heal and take care of your skin, body and cycles using simple herbs and ingredients from your pantry.

We’ll cover how a plant-based diet can be used for both physical and emotional health, how to choose herbs for cooking, teas and tonics, and how to work with the body's own natural cycles and rhythm to restore balance. We will discuss finding the right blend for your body: from your early 20’s to menopause.

The last 30 minutes of class, we’ll learn a simple exercise set, Laena's "daily 15 mend me minutes" of self-massage, stretching and breathing that can work wonders for maintaining physical and mental health, and prevent damage from stress and exhaustion.

Participants will learn about resources for herbs, oils and ingredients, and will take home a guide Laena's created with DIY herbal care, recipes for a healthy plant-based diet, and mindfulness exercises covered in the class, as well as a greater understanding of how to enhance their daily self care rituals, empowering them to take their physical, emotional and reproductive health into their own hands.

PRIVATE + CORPORATE CLASSES are also available in your own home or work place. Please email for more information: ladyboss@anarchyinajar.com.