JUNE 8-12TH, 2017 : MOON SESSION
FOLK HERBALISM + MEDICINE MAKING
WALKING THE MEDICINE PATH
LOCATION: SPIRIT WEAVERS GATHERING, CAVE JUNCTION, OR

 

 

 

In this class, we will cover the basics of Folk Herbalism and examine how this age old practice can guide us in caring deeply for ourselves, our community, and the Earth at large. Learn simple Folk Herbalism practices and recipes, the basics of growing medicinal herbs, and more. We’ll try many samples of different Herbal Remedies and make some to take home to our community. No experience with herbs necessary, all are welcome!

REGISTRATION: The Sun + Moon Session of the Spirit Weavers Gathering is SOLD OUT. We hope you will join us in 2018.

 

 

AUGUST 2017
FOLK HERBALISM + MEDICINE MAKING
LOCATION: THE BLACK MOON LODGE, SALT LAKE CITY AREA, UTAH

 

 

 

A craft as old as time, this class will be an introduction into the magic of herbal knowledge and medicine making that will be crafting with our own hands. Herbalism refers to the long historical use of these medicines to support the healing function of the body. Because of the long tradition of using botanicals to promote health, this class will be your entry into the world of plant medicine and self care. This will be a class focused on empowerment and hands-on learning.

REGISTER FOR THIS POWERFUL 9-MONTH COURSE HERE

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 2017
GUEST TEACHER AT SCHOOL OF CONNECTION, DETAILS TO COME
LOCATION: THE MARIPOSA INSTITUE, UKIAH, CA

The School of Connection is a seven month journey of descent, transformation, and emergence designed to guide you further down the path of purpose and passion through deep listening. Wilderness wanders, nature connection practices, drumming, self-designed ceremony, the way of council, active imagination, dreamwork, shadow work, archetypal studies, and inquiry are all tools available to you as you follow the siren call from the depths of your being. The school meets one weekend a month from June-December, bringing us from the heat and activation of summer to the inward turning reflections of winter. You are invited to bring all that you are to examine more fully that which is true and that which is you :: o rewrite your story from your place of belonging in the heart of it all.

Hosted by Hannah Jermstad.

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PAST CLASSES

SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017, 11-3pm
SPRING HERBS FOR A RESILIENT BODY, HEART, AND MIND
LOCATION: THE BOAT HOUSE, DUBOCE PARK AREA IN SAN FRANCISCO

In this class, we’ll meet a handful of herbal allies who grow in the Spring to help us gain resilience after our many months of Winter hibernation. Learn:

  • Folklore surrounding these herbs
  • How to incorporate them into your busy life
  • Why herbs are so important to our overall health and well being

We’ll also cover basic medicine making, and enjoy delicious herbal beverages, pestos, vinegars, and more. Everyone attending will leave with an herbal remedy handmade by all attending.

SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017, 11-3pm
HERBAL SELF CARE FOR THE NEW YEAR
LOCATION: THE MOON OAKLAND, 447 25TH ST, OAKLAND, CA 94612

In this class, we’ll examine how the age old practice of Folk Herbalism can guide us in caring deeply for ourselves, our community, and the Earth at large. Learn simple Folk Herbalism practices and recipes, as well as some basics of growing medicinal herbs. We’ll cover:

  • Herbal Foot, Hand, and Body Baths
  • Deeply Nourishing Herbal Teas and Infusions
  • Herbal Body Oiling + Lymphatic Massage
  • Clearing energetic space with plants
  • + anything else time allows!

Photo by Cristina Rivera
APRIL 29th 2017, 11AM – 4PM
FOLK HERBALISM FOR PEACEFUL RESISTANCE 
LOCATION: TOPANGA, CA
Every act you make in partnership with the Earth is an act of Peaceful Resistance. Every seed you plant, every cup of tea you drink, and every wound you heal with a homemade salve is a powerful declaration of independence and resistance. Folk Herbalism represents a bond and trust in the wild world. When you choose herbs, you choose to work in partnership with plants – our elders – to heal body, mind, and spirit.

Join us as we discuss ways to disconnect from the oppressive industrial system of today through the lens of Folk Herbalism. 

We’ll sip and blend nourishing infusions, create herbal remedies together, and much, much more.

Location: Gaia School of Herbalism (location provided after registration)