Way of the Herbalist
Women are Natural Healers
Way of the Herbalist
A 10 month Journey into the Heart of Ayurvedic Wisdom
& Herbal Medicine
Way is defined as a path, a portal, an opening or passage.
Way is defined as possibility, capability, a course of action, a method in the way one goes about something.
Every Woman has her own unique inherent Medicine and her own unique inherent Way.
This unearthing, unfolding, discovery is the Way of the Herbalist.
Many Rivers lead to the One Great Ocean.
Many Ways to gift the world with your Beauty and Inner Medicine.
Way of the Herbalist is a 10 month journey for 10 Women
Fall session is now open for enrollment!
We start September 2021!
I had the honor and privilege of learning from Rosemary Gladstar directly in 2005-2006 at Sage Mountain, Rosemary's Herbal Retreat Center located in Vermont.
As a graduate of Rosemary Gladstar's herbal course, I have been gifted permission to share The Science & Art of Herbalism in my own community.
The world needs more Herbalists, people living a heart centered life connected to walking the plant path.
We need more people practicing kitchen medicine, growing gardens, being able to identify the local wild weeds and passing this knowledge on to their children and grandchildren.
We need more people leading herb walks, teaching classes & workshops and supporting the evolution of this ancient healing art that has stood the test of time and has made a huge resurgence in the world.
Herbalists are a gift and it is far more than a title, it is a Way of life and living.
It is about love and relationships.
When we have a relationship to the earth we are more apt to tend and protect.
"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught." (Baba Dioum, 1968.)
I will guide you through Rosemary's home study course lesson by lesson and teach the medicine making portion of each lesson in person and support each Woman in receiving a certificate of completion becoming a family and community herbalist.
'To become a true herbalist, therefore, means to become a seer. This means to be sensitive to the being of the herbs, to commune in receptive awareness with the plant-light of the universe. It is to learn to listen when the plant speaks, to speak to the plant as to another human being, and to look upon it as one's teacher'. The Yoga of Herbs
Overview of Each Month:
Month 1: Saturday 9/25 10-4pm & Sunday 9/26 11-3pm Introduction to Way of the Herbalist Course, Rosemary Gladstar, Herbalism, Ayurveda, The Nervous System, Herbal Teas, Beverage Blends, Infusions & Decoctions
Month 2: Saturday 10/16 10-4pm Dinacharya, Seasonal Living, Autumn Health, Abhyanga/Self Massage, Herbal Body Oils
& Salve Making
Month 3: Saturday 11/20 10-4pm & Sunday 11/21 11-3pm Immune Health, Herbal Facial Steams, Tincture Making, Cordials, Elixirs & Herbal Honeys
Month 4: Saturday 12/18 10-4pm & Dream Pillows, Children's Herbs, Essential Oils, Winter Health & Community Potluck.
Month 5: Saturday 1/15 10-4pm First Aid Herbal Kit, Poultices, Compresses & More
Month 6: Saturday 2/19 10-4pm Female Reproductive System, Pelvic Steaming & Herbs Specific for all the stages of a Woman's Life
Month 7: Saturday 3/19 10-4pm & Sunday 3/20 11-3pm Digestive Health, Herbal Medicine in the Kitchen, Seasonal Spice Blends, Kicharee, Spring Cleanse & Field Trip To be Announced
Month 8: Saturday 4/16 10-4pm Home Gardening, Growing Herbs, Feasting & Foraging & Wild Foods
Month 9: Saturday 5/21 10-4pm Plant Spirit Communication & Flower essences
Month 10: Saturday 6/11 10-4pm A Day of Living the Beauty Way & Sunday 6/12 Graduation Day!
Ayurvedic Wisdom & Lifestyle Practices:
Dinacharya: Daily Rituals & Routines
Prakruti: Your Unique Physiology/Constitution
Vikruti: Current Imbalance(s) and how to treat natural with Ayurveda & Herbal Medicine
Ayurvedic Beauty Rituals
Ayurvedic Kitchen Wisdom
Crafting a Sacred & Seasonal Life
What will be offered:
Rosemary Gladstar's 'The Science & Art of Herbal Medicine' Home Study Course in print and the online version for 1 year. ($475 Value)
1:1 Consultation with me ($199 Value)
An Ayurvedic & Herbal Gift Bag including: Massage Oil, Nasya Oil, Tongue Scraper, CCF Tea, Herbal Tea Blend & Triphala ($100 Value)
Way of the Herbalist Booklet
A Beautiful Certificate of completion from Rosemary, making you a family/community Herbalist.
All Medicine Making Supplies and herbs when we gather together.
1 live monthly group zoom call that is recorded (dates to be announced)
What is NOT offered:
Any herbs you are working with @ home to make your own medicine & create your own Materia Medica, home Apothecary.
Herbs and supplies will be for sale for each lesson that can be purchased separately.
Any books that you choose to purchase for your own learning.
This is NOT an overnight course, please know that no accommodations are offered.
Pay in full or break up into monthly payments. ($135 month automatic deduction plan for 10 months)
$500 Deposit required to save your space, can be broken up into 2 payments of $250
Please schedule a free 20 min call for a interview. This course is open to 10 women that are ready for a deep dive into herbalism, Ayurveda & personal healing.