The following is A Summary of Courses Being offered at Mountain Woman Medicine this year (2019)
To view a glimpse of what you can expect from an Herbal Intensive, see this example from a prior Intensive. Schedule & Info for an Herbal Intensive Retreat.
- Plant Identification, Botany & Doshas (June 7th-9th 2019)
- Essences, Energetics & Signatures (June 21st-23rd 2019).
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- Plant & Human Energetics (TBD Summer 2019)
- Medicine Making (TBD Summer 2019)
- Emergency Holistic Medicine (TBD Summer 2019)
- Mind, Body & Spirit Herbs (TBD Fall ’19)
- InnerCartography I (TBD Fall 19′)
- InnerCartography II (TBD Fall ’19)
Syllabus of MWM Courses & Intensives
Herb I (Medicine Making ) Physical
Learn the basic preparation methods of teas, decoctions, tinctures, flower essences, infused oils, washes, liniments, poultices, fomentations, salves, syrups & wine making.
Herb II (Emergency Holistic Medicine) Online & Physical
Herbal first-aid, for home and gatherings. Identification & treatment of common ailments, herbal formulation. Materia Medica.
(18 class hrs)
Herb III (Plant ID, Botany, Doshas) A Weekend Intensive; Physical Class.
Identifying Plants, Botany, using plant field guides; Plant Walks. Establishing relationship with people via doshas / constitutional polarities.
(18 class hrs)
Books needed: Peterson’s Field Guide & Botany kit.
Herb IV (Essences, Energetics & Signatures) A Weekend Intensive.
Herbal Energetics, Tastes & Impressions, building plant allies. Crafting & Using Flower & Stone essence. Includes a Plant Sensory Lodge. 18 class hrs)
Herb V (Plant & Human Energetics) A Weekend Intensive.
Explore through the 6 aspects of Plant and also Human Energetic States. (Hot/Cold, Wet/Dry, Tense/Lax). Materia Medica.
Books needed: Mathew Woods
Mind Body & Spirit Herbs A Physical Class
Herbs to enhance the mind, body, soul connection. We will be making products to soothe frazzled minds, pamper our bodies and support the spiritual journey of the Self.
InnerCartography I (IC1)
Cartography” means, Map Making. InnerCartography is Mapping your Inner workings. Map making is both complex and simple business. For when we know the terrain of our Being, we can better navigate the world and our relationship with all things. This process takes a blend of different systems to help you understand and create your own Inner Mapping of Self and to learn better relating skills with others. Astrology, Human design (Ra), Gene Keys(Rudd), I Ching(Fu Hsi), Emotional Bridges(MWM) & various Focus Tools are all Pillars in this Process.
InnerCartography II (IC2)
This is where we take all that personal work, and turn it inside out to better understand others, how to work With them, and how to best focus our efforts. (Great for deep delving regarding roughly 3-8 team member study per student) **Prerequisite IC1
Weekly Medicine-Making Sessions
May through October, when I am on The Mountain, I make several days a week open Plant Sessions. I request a $20 donation or some other form of equal exchange. These are currently held on Thursdays & Sundays at The Mountain, pop on over and check out the Calendar for a more direct look at what’s going on. (Don’t forget to fill out our Visitors Form if you have interest in joining us on The Mountain for a Session, Class or Intensive
Contact by email if you have interest in attending any of the classes.
(Pr-registration is required.)
You can Contact Me at: Mountainwomanmedicine@gmail.com
Please put “Herbal Interest” in the subject line.
When I first started learning of plants and their medicines, it was in the kitchen or in the garden, walking through the fields, and sometimes, in the class room. I learned by putting my hands on the plants, examining them under magnification and through the sunrays to see their deeper structure. It was by the tasting of plants that I learned what an Astringent is and How it works; that that puckering sensation in my mouth was similar to the tightening effect of an astringent throughout the body, it was then that I learned what that could mean inside of a body that was leaking fluids and then how that could present in a person. It was through the physical digging in the dirt that I learned how deep the roots of Japanese Knotweed can actually grow! And how it is much easier to dig up waste loving plants right after a rain storm as it loosens the stone/clay mixture that composes the growing medium that plants like Teasel and Mullein thrive in. It was only through the repeated efforts of botanically keying plants out to their genus and species names that I learned the vast spectrum of plants that can be used for medicine and how to ensure proper identification for later harvest. It was only though sitting with particular plants, learning their environment, the different critters that were either attracted and or repelled by a plant that I began to build relationships with each plant that I work with. Growing them, tending them, harvesting them, preparing medicines from them and using those medicines, all these actions connected me to the plant. Plant Allies, I later found that some people call them. I had simply learned them as my friends, same difference really. So it is that background that I now use in my teachings and sharing of this practice of Herbalism. Don’t get me wrong, I work strongly with the known sciences, both in my understandings, usage and explanations. AND. There’s also an art. A Magic if you will. This can’t be taught, it has to be experienced.
I bring a full sensory approach to the herb classes, composed of science, woven by /art/senses/magic and interlaced with lore and history. I share my way and invite others to come explore and learn for themselves the Language of Plants. This is done through a fair amount of talking on my part, often with various plants in my hand, handouts for each class, personal notes taken on the part of the students, visual & physical demonstrations, charts, pictures, plant walks, structured blind plant tastings and more.