EXPLORE INDIVIDUAL UNITS COVERED BY OUR CURRICULUM
Introduction to Folk Herbalism
We begin with an introduction or refresher course in folk herbalism. Together we take a comparative look at the ancient European roots of western herbalism, contemporary lineages like the Wise Woman Tradition, and the ancestral herbal lineages of the facilitators and participants present in the group, celebrating what has been preserved of the original instructions for how to thrive in harmony and reciprocity with our living Earth. We also invite each participant to work with a specific nourishing and toning herbs protocol that has been designed to calibrate the body to receive, integrate, and share increasingly subtle frequencies.
Medicine Making Practicum
Participants will start or grow their home apothecary and leave the program feeling more confident in their ability to prepare and safely administer herbal infusions, tinctures, tonics and salves made at home from common and readily available plants. We will cover the basics of botany, plant identification, ethical wildcrafting and working with plant spirit medicine to enhance other energy medicine modalities, all with a focus on herbal alliances specifically for women's health.
Ethics of Medicine Making
Grow your understanding of the issues that can be considered when endeavoring to make good medicine. Together we take time to explore the history and cultural context of the plants we work with together. This unit includes an experiential play shop where guest facilitators Sunder Ashni and Jordan Catherine Pagán guide us into a shared exploration of important issues facing healing arts practitioners and community oriented mystics alike, such as how to be in respectful cultural exchange and sincere exploration/ practice with tools that have been shared with us without engaging in harmful appropriation.