Way of the Medicine Woman
Women are Natural Healers
Way of the Medicine Woman
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 Medicine Woman.
Many Rivers lead to the One Great Ocean.
Many Ways to gift the world with your Beauty and Inner Medicine.
Way of the Medicine Woman is a 10 month journey for 12 Women
Spring session is now open for enrollment!
We start March 2021!
I had the honor and privilege of learning from Rosemary Gladstar directly in 2005-2006 at Sage Mountan, 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
Systems of the body we will study:
Respiratory System & More
We will meet one Saturday each month for 10 months learning different Herbal Preparations, Ayurvedic Wisdom, Nature Connection
Tincture, Elixir & Syrup Making
Kitchen Medicine/Spice Blend Making
Salve & Lip Balms
Teas, Herbal Infusions & Decoctions
Pelvic Steaming & Breast Health
Sacred Plant Medicine
Medicinal Herb Walks, Plant ID & Basic Botany
You will be able to identify Wild Weeds for food and medicine that grows in local lots, open fields, wild spaces and in your own backyard
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 Gladstars 'The Science & Art of Herbal Medicine' Home Study Course in print and the online version for 1 year.
A Beautiful Certificate of completion from Rosemary, making you a family/community Herbalist.
All Medicine Making Supplies and herbs when we gather on our Saturdays
An Herbal/Ayurvedic Goody Bag from me
One monthly call on Zoom to ask questions, review & introduce new material
What is NOT offered:
Any herbs you are working with @ home to make your own medicine & create your own Materia Medica, home Apothecary.
Any books that you choose to purchase for your own learning.
This is NOT an overnight course, please know that no accommodations are offered.
Dates & Details:
Opening Circle Friday 3/5 6-8:30pm
We will gather one Saturday a month for 10 months
Dates: 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/5, 7/3, 8/7, 9/4, 10/2, 11/6 & 12/4
Locations will be in SLO county & to be announced
Pay in full or break up into monthly payments. ($100 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 to see if this is a match for you.