Discovering Our Local Seaweeds

  • Royal Roads University 2005 Sooke Rd Victoria, BC, V9B 5Y2 Canada

Length: 3 hours

Cost: $45 + applicable taxes
Best to Register by: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

Course Description:
Spend an evening getting to know our local seaweeds, their healing and nutritional properties and the many ways you can integrate them into a healthy lifestyle. Learn to use seaweeds in personal healthcare, as topical therapies, as well as in preventing chronic illnesses. Discover how to identify local seaweeds, their ecological benefits and how to protect this rich and important resource.

Topics:
• Local Edible Seaweeds: Nutritional and Medicinal Properties
• Therapeutic Topical Uses of Seaweeds
• Preventative Uses of Seaweeds in Chronic Illnesses

Facilitators:

Christine Hopkins is a Registered Aromatherapist – Thalassotherapist (seaweeds) with over 15 years in an Integrated Practice, incorporating Essential Oil Therapy and Thalasso & Balneotherapy for preventative health care and total body and skin care. She has taught for many years in the field of Complementary Care, focusing on the phenomenal healing properties of essential oils in combination with extraordinary nutritional and therapeutic properties of our West Coast seaweeds.

Amanda Swinimer’s deep love of the ocean and the rainforest brought her to the west coast of Vancouver Island where she started her own business, Dakini Tidal Wilds, in 2003. For 12 years, Amanda has been sustainably harvesting, by hand, edible seaweeds, wild herbs and crafting products from these wild gifts. She has taught at UVic, Bamfield Marine Science Center, public schools and through private venues. She holds a BSc degree in Marine Biology, minor in Oceanography from Dalhousie University.