Hola, Beloveds! I lovelovelove teaching, but starting this Fall, I'm taking a break from offering year-long apprenticeships so I can focus on building the gardens and apothecary at my new home in Barrington, NH - hooray! Really want to study with me and don't want to wait? There are 3 options:
- Study with me one-on-one.
- Host your own class or come to one of the upcoming events.
- Ask about organizing an Intro to Gaian Herbalism Intensive. Send me an email letting me know what you're interested in learning (kitchen witching, plant communication, wildcrafting, herbal first aid, etc), gather some like-minded folks, and we'll make it happen!
2016-2017 Introduction to Gaian Herbalism Apprenticeship
September 2016 through August 2017
...HERBALISM FOR BODY MIND AND SPIRIT...
Learn how to take care of yourself, your family, and your community...naturally and safely!
Create your own herbal medicines, foods, and body treatments!
Develop a deep, authentic relationship with the plants themselves.
This apprenticeship course meets one weekend a month in and around Williston, VT (with occasional trips further afield), in addition to online assignments and discussions. (For those traveling long distances, some overnight accommodations may be available.) It also includes personal check-ins and the opportunity to work alongside Jessica in her home apothecary and in nature.
Please note, this is NOT YOUR TYPICAL classroom-style learning experience... Instead, our classrooms are the woods, fields, gardens, my home apothecary, and your kitchen! You'll grow close to your cohorts, aka your Tribe, as we go deep, get dirty, and stretch our minds and hearts to understand the green world around us in ways you never thought possible! Independent assignments include readings, recipes, creative activities, weekly journal responses, and a final project. The course ends with a Final Ceremony, and students who complete all assignments receive an Introduction to Gaian Herbalism Certificate of Completion.
- Cultivate your intuition and skills as a healer
- Create your own deck of plant ally medicine cards
- Draw on diverse healing modalities and traditions including Wise Woman herbalism, Native wisdom, and Ayurveda
- Go in-depth each month with individual herbs, exploring how they support the body as a whole, and their relationship with specific body systems, chakras, doshas, and more!
- Assemble a personal medicine chest and first aid kit of tinctures, syrups, powders, flower essences, teas and salves.
- Prepare nourishing foods and drinks, including lacto-fermented foods and drinks, healthful teas, delicious spice blends, decadent infused honeys, and more!
- Hone your plant identification and wildcrafting skills
- Build a spiritual relationship with the plants through guided meditations and create your very own aromatherapy blends, smudge sticks, and more
Cost: $1200, not including books and suggested materials. I offer this program at a low cost with the goal of making this wisdom available to more people. In return, I ask participants to agree to share some of what they learn with others to ensure the knowledge of wellness spreads. Once you register, I will send you a course list of required books and suggested tools and materials to begin your path as a Gaian Herbalist!
Scholarship Opportunity for Native Americans and People of Color: Prospective apprentices from these communities may apply for a work-study scholarship. This scholarship seeks in a small but meaningful way to replace systemic injustice with the skills necessary to heal and nourish all community members.
My mission is to help you fall ecstatically in love with the Green World and recognize your birthright as a natural healer. Prepare to sing, taste, laugh, pray, and get dirty! Ready to take the next step?
2016-2017 Sacred Gaian Studies Certificate Program
October 2016-November 2017
Honoring the Wild Wisdom of Nature, Within and Without
Are you craving a spirit-centered relationship with the Earth?
Do you want to develop your sacred and intuitive skills as an herbalist, healer, or Shaman?
Is your soul calling out to Mama Gaia, and is Mama Gaia answering?
Woven naturally through the Year Wheel, this thirteen month Certificate Program is open to any individual who feels drawn to cultivating a deep, reciprocal and joyful relationship with the Green World. We meet several times a month in and around Williston, VT, with some longer trips further afield. (For those traveling long distances, some overnight accommodations may be available.) Much of our work will take place outside, connecting with Gaia Herself. In addition to classes and monthly moon ceremonies (both together and on your own), this program consists of on-going readings, sacred studies assignments, personal rituals, altar craft, and one-on-one check-ins to:
Explore the ways that the seasons’ patterns influence our individual journeys and celebrate lunar stages, Solstices and Equinoxes.
Create ritual tools including a pendulum, Gaia's Wisdom oracle deck, aromatherapy blends, incense, smudge sticks and a medicine pouch.
Develop your intuition through dowsing, plant communication and sacred journeying.
Study crystals and how to incorporate their energy into your work.
Explore the Jungian archetypes as well as those from other cultures and nature.
Learn your totem plants and power animals.
Create sacred space for individual and group rituals through altars, vision boards, creative journaling, song, chanting, and more.
I offer this program at a low cost with the goal of making this wisdom available to more people. In return, I ask participants to agree to share some of what they learn with others to ensure the knowledge of wellness spreads. Scholarship Opportunity for Native Americans and People of Color: Prospective apprentices from these communities may apply for a work-study scholarship. This scholarship seeks in a small but meaningful way to replace systemic injustice with the skills necessary to heal and nourish all community members.
Our first Welcome Circle and Ceremony meets on Samhain, the beginning of the Pagan Calendar. Future dates to be announced!