SISTER SPINSTER

HERBS AND MAGIC ON THE CALIFORNIA NORTH COAST

TO THE ROOT: AN HERBAL APPRENTICESHIP 

2018 registration opens in November 2017

This introductory herbal program begins in the Spring Mendocino woodlands, along the coast of the mighty Pacific ocean. This a path for those who are interested in exploring the world of medicinal herbs, cultivating meaningful relationships with plants and healing ourselves and our communities. By honoring the nature of plants, the constant flux of living ecology, we inherently take part in self-transformation. 

This is a participatory and engaging program that will provide a foundation in herbal material medicine, botanical identification, medicine-making, anatomy & physiology, nutrition, magic and more. Healing is multi-dimensional and omni-directional, and we will explore ways in which the plants not only affect our physical bodies, but our emotions and spirits as well. While this is not a clinical herbalist training program (although there may be one to come in the future), this program will be a deep taproot from which participants may nourish many facets of their wellbeing. 

This class is taught by Liz Migliorelli and Karin Uphoff. 

The web of the program will connect the following threads together: 

Herbal actions

Building relationships with plants

Plant walks

 Plant meditation

Seaweed Harvesting

Harvesting Herbs

Storing and Drying Medicine

Healing the Body: digestive system, nervous system, reproductive system, immune system, muscular skeletal system, lymphatic system and how they all influence the other

Wellness Practices

Nutrition & Food as Medicine

Flower Essences

Herbal Formulation

Medicine Making

Magical Plant Traditions

 

 

 

 

Saturday program dates:

March 10, April 28, May 12, June 15 & 16, July 7 & 8, September 29, October 27, November 24

No class in August. 

** ** June weekend is a seaweed harvest weekend & July is woodland camping, exact location TBA. ** 

Class meets from 10 am - 5 pm every session. 

Monday program dates: 

March 26, April 30, May 14, June 17 & 18, July 9 & 10, September 24, October 22, November 26

No class in August. 

** ** June weekend is a seaweed harvest weekend & July is woodland camping, exact location TBA. ** 

Class meets from 10 am - 5 pm every session.

 

 

TUITION: $1,250 

 

Apply here

Make sure to note whether you are applying for the Saturday program or Monday program. **Note that there are two meetings that are 2 days long. **

 

Once accepted you will need to submit a non-refundable deposit of $300 to  reserve your spot. Applications are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Class costs covers most medicine making materials. There might be a day or two where you are asked to bring a mason jar to take medicine home.