2019 programs: * Intermediate Herbal Apprenticeship, October 2019 - May 2020 (now accepting students) * Clinical Herbal Apprenticeship,October 2019 - May 2020 (now accepting students) * Beginner Herbal Apprenticeship, Year Long, Sept 2019 - June 2020 (PROGRAM IS FULL) * Women's Health, September 2019 - December 2019 (now accepting student)
Continuing Programs * Maine Herbal Series with Visiting Teachers, October 2019 – June 2020 (half class passes and full series passes available!)
Intermediate Herbal Apprenticeship
Explore tongue, pulse, face assessment, and materia medica of one plant each day. The goal is to increase clinical skills
We'll gather eight Wednesdays from October 2019 - May 2020. 9am - 3:30pm. October 23, November 20, December 11, January 15, February 12, March 11, April 8, May 13
Hosted in a yurt in Portland, Maine, located along the #4 bus route
The cost is $960 for the series. We'll hold circle for six to nine participants. Our class will be very much alive with who we each are. Please contact Mischa with your interest: email@example.com
Clinical Herbal Apprenticeship Eight Fridays from October 2019 - May 2020, 9am - 5/5:30pm October 25, November 15, December 6, January 10, February 7, March 6, April 3, May 8 Hosted in a yurt in Portland, Maine, located along the #4 bus route
The primary focus will be on clinical skills and sitting with clients in the Apothecary.
We'll review tongue, pulse, facial assessment, clinical intake, and ethics during this time - and go into depth on the topics that are deeply important to your interest. We'll cover the herbs and material that relate to 'that which keeps you up at night.'
My hope is for you to complete these months feeling confident supporting the ins and outs of particular acute and chronic issues and that you have the clinical understanding of the physiology/pathophysiology of the issues and the plants that would be specific to the concern(s) in question, and perhaps even more so, that you trust your intuition and relationship with the plants. (It's this last piece around intuition and relationship that I've been particularly sitting with over the last year - as this is so very personal and comes, in part, with time.)
I want you to trust yourselves, and a piece of this work is personal Hollow Bone work. Taking care of our own challenges is a part of supporting others. It won't be a primary focus of our time in circle together, though I don't want this to be overlooked.
We'll have a client session at 1:30pm each afternoon, in which we will be holding sacred community space for the person coming in. We will create a tea and/or tincture for them, and over the next month between classes we'll think further about the case and individually create a protocol and tincture formulation which we'll discuss during the next class session.
There will be approximately six hours of "Home Exploration" each month - research, protocol development, assessment tools practice, and personal reflection.
The cost is $960 for the series. We'll hold circle for four to eight participants. Our class will be very much alive with who we each are.
Please contact Mischa with your interest: firstname.lastname@example.org As always, I look forward to hearing from you! Warmly, Mischa
Beginning Herbal Apprenticeship, Year Long: September 2019 - June 2020 A wonderful gathering together and commitment to deepening our connection with the plants.
Together we will explore: * making tinctures, oils, salves, infusions, decoctions and flower essences * tastes of the plants and actions they impart in the body * systems of the body and how to strengthen them with plant medicine * herbal formulation and plant identification * spiritual relationship with the plants through journeying and dreaming
Our apprenticeship will hold the container for our discoveries.
Classes are held on Wednesdays, one day per month for ten months, from 9:00am to 3:30pm, September 2019 through June 2020. Sept 25, Oct 16, Nov 13, Dec 4, Jan 8, Feb 5, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3
The location is in a beautiful yurt in Portland, accessible by the #4 bus line, walking distance to the Fore River. The maximum number of students is eleven. Babes in arms are welcome! Students 14 years of age and older are welcome! The cost of the full apprenticeship is sliding scale $950 - $1200. A $200 deposit holds your place.
Please contact Mischa with an email of interest, describing what you hope to learn about yourself and the plants during our time together. Very much looking forward to hearing from you!
Maine Herbal Series with Visiting Teachers 2019-2020 Thursday evenings, 4:30pm – 8:30pm, Milk & Honey of Swallowtail Farm, 84 Cove St, Portland, ME Half class passes and ten class passes are available!
2019 October 10 * Josh Rogers * Heritage Seaweed, Maine * Seaweed Medicine November 14 * Juliette Abigail Carr * Old Ways Herbals, Vermont * Post Partum Toolkit and Children's Apothecary December 12 * Chris Marano * Clearpath Herbals, Mass * Traditional Chinese Medicine Philosophy and Western Herbs 2020 January 9 * Mary Bove, ND * New Hampshire * TBA February 13 * Aaron Parker * Edgewood Nursery, Maine * Psychoactive Herbal Medicine March 12 * Vilde Chaya Fenster-Erlich * Stonefruit Community, Penn * TBA April 2 * Guido Mase * Vermont * Tonic Herbalism Through The Eyes of the Cell April 16 * Mimi Alberu * Langford Homestead Farm, New Hampshire * Plant Medicine for our Cats and Dogs May 14 * Gail Faith Edwards * Blessed Maine Herb Farm, Maine * TBA June 4 * Larken Bunce * Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism, Vermont * Trauma and Resilience
Ten class passes begin at $880, with a $200 deposit
Once fifteen people have signed up, the sixteenth person lowers the cost for all to $825 17 people $775 18 people $730 19 people $695
Five class pass is $450 with a $100 deposit As always Payment Plans are an option if needed!