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Women in Tune with Leah Walsh


At the end of 2017, we had the pleasure of first meeting Leah Walsh, who’s passion and authenticity for wholistic well-being iscontagious. We are excited for her to launch her upcoming four-week class series starting next Thursday, January 18th, Women in Tune. Below Leah shares more about her own journey as well as the class.


Tell us, what is the inspiration behind your upcoming series,

Kat Bowls

Bioharmonic Sound Meditation Therapy

One of the great things about working at a place like The Wellspring School and supporting “Other Happenings in Our Space” is meeting people who practice and teach a wide variety of modalities and wholistic health related topics. Recently I (Rachael) had the opportunity to take a class with one of these folks renting our space, Kat Gibson, who offers weekly sessions in Bioharmonic Sound Meditation Therapy.

It was incredible! For an hour, Kat played her crystal singing bowls,

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WNP Alumna Highlight Anna Cournoyer

We recently had the chance to catch up with Wholistic Nutrition Program (WNP4) grad, Anna Cournoyer. We asked her to tell us what she’s been up to. She’s been really busy and has an exciting opportunity to share! Read below for more info…

Upon initially completing the Wholistic Nutrition Program, I was not quite sure what path to take. I knew I wanted to incorporate my love of nutrition with my passion and experience in the special education and social services.

Sneak Peek Vitamins And Minerals

Got Magnesium? A Sneak Peak into the World of Vitamins & Minerals

We are looking forward to having Bari Mandelbaum, CHN, NC, teaching the upcoming Daily Dose: Vitamins & Minerals class on March 3rd & 4th, 2018. Bari has been a longstanding instructor for the Wholistic Nutrition Program at The Wellspring School and is an all around fantastic teacher and practitioner.

We asked Bari to tell us about a favorite vitamin or mineral. Her pick? Magnesium! Below what she had to say about it.

Daily Dose - Supplements and Herbs With Rylen Feeney

Sneak Peek into Daily Dose: Supplements & Herbs w/ Rylen Feeney

Are you interested in herbs and supplements but aren’t sure which to choose for what specific health needs? With the wide and expansive variety of available products to choose from it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. Even if you are a practitioner it is hard to keep up with the research and to take time necessary to experiment to find which products deliver the consistent results you are looking for.

Question For Michael Guida

Detox, Cleanse or Fast? A question for Michael Guida, instructor at The Wellspring School

We are looking forward to kicking the New Year off with the weekend workshop, Wholistic Self-Care & Cleanses on January 6th & 7th, 2018. In addition to a robust review of various cleanse and detox protocols, the class also covers a vast array of natural self-care techniques including sinus, oral, feminine, nasal, natural bug repellant and much more!

Cleansing, fasting and detoxing have become ubiquitous terms in the realm of self-care.

Shout Out To The Wholistic Nutrition Program Group 6 Students

Shout out to the Wholistic Nutrition Program (Group 6) Students!

On Friday, September 22nd, the Wholistic Nutrition Program Group 6 (WNP6) students hosted a free community event!

We had a great turn out of friends, family, community members, current students and alum of The Wellspring School. Everyone loved the unique booth ideas, the yummy samples, and our student’s enthusiasm!

Electronic versions of ALL of their incredible recipes and handouts will be available by following THIS LINK before October 26th, 2017.


FREE Community Event! Wholistic Nutrition Health Fair

FREE Community Event! Wholistic Nutrition Health Fair

One of the things we look forward to with every one of our Wholistic Nutrition Program groups is the Community Health Fair they are all required to host as one of their additional requirements near the end of their program. The students work hard to put together an event that is educational, fun, family friendly and provides the community with an opportunity to learn about wholistic nutrition and health related topics.

This year,

Red Root A Common Western Herb Used In A Chinese Medicine Practice

Red Root: a Common Western Herb Used in a Chinese Medicine Practice

photo credit: Scott Kloos – Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants

Master Lymphatic Cleanser:
Red Root – Ceonthus Americanus / Ceanothus Velutinas

by Rylen Lee Feeney, Diplomate of Chinese Herbs (NCCAOM)


If you are a gardener then you know that Ceanothus is often referred to as wild lilac and does well in sandy, dry soil – making it a great drought resistant planting choice for Pacific Northwest gardens.

Staying Cool In The Kitchen With The Wellspring School

Staying Cool in the Kitchen with The Wellspring School

It’s summer and temperatures will likely stay in the upper 80’s and low 90’s for the next couple of weeks. For most of us, especially those of us hearty Portlanders without A/C, that means staying out of the kitchen or at least away from the oven for as long as possible! In line with the summer season, we made a couple of delicious salads at our last Cooking Lab that were very easy and delicious.

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