2019 programs: * Intermediate Herbal Apprenticeship, Part 2, February - June 2019 (now accepting students) * Advanced Herbal Apprenticeship, February - June (now accepting students) * Herbal Clinic Intensive week, Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26, 2019 (now accepting students) * Beginner Herbal Apprenticeship, Year Long, Sept 2019 - June 2020 (now accepting students) * Women's Health, September 2019 - December 2019 (now accepting students, more information to follow) * Intermediate Herbal Apprenticeship, Part 1, October 2019 - May 2020 (now accepting students, more information to follow)
Continuing Programs * Maine Herbal Series with Visiting Teachers, October 2018 – June 2019 * Maine Herbal Series with Visiting Teachers, October 2019 – June 2020 (half class passes and full series passes available!)
Intermediate Herbal Apprenticeship, Part 2
Explore the local flora in depth, through taste, meditation, journeying, old texts and visiting with and growing these magical beings.
We'll gather six Wednesdays from February to June, 9:00am - 3:30pm February 20, March 13, April 17, May 17, June 14 Hosted in a yurt in Portland, Maine, located along the #4 bus route
The cost is $540 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Advanced Herbal Apprenticeship Six Fridays from February - June, 2019. 9am - 5pm. February 8, March 8, March 29, April 19, May 17, June 14 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 $720 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: email@example.com As always, I look forward to hearing from you! Warmly, Mischa
Beginning Herbal Apprenticeship - Intensive Week Program Sunday, July 22 - Saturday, July 28, 9am - 8:30pm, supper included
We'll begin Sunday after lunch and be together until Saturday at 5pm. We'll have two or three guest herbal teachers (still to be revealed, as we're still working out details!) and a catered dinner from a local establishment (also still to be revealed!) Lunch will be bring your own or go out on the town!
What you will come away with: * understanding of the six tissue states and six tastes * medicine making experience with fresh plants! * systems of plant family identification in the garden and wild * knowledge of herbs to support the digestive, respiratory, nervous, circulatory, reproductive and immune systems * experience of the sacred through sitting with the plants, journeying to the spirit of the plants, and Fulll Moon fire circle work
hands-on goodies you'll bring home: * a tea, tincture, vinegar, oil, salve, syrup, flower essence and smudge bundle
We'll gather in a yurt in Portland - accessible by the #4 bus line The cost is $1200 for the week with a $200 deposit to hold your space. There is availability for nine people to join circle, babes-in-arms welcome!
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 2018-2019 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!
2018 October 11th: Corinne Martin November 8th: Arthur Haines December 6th: Dr. Dustin Sulak 2019 January 10th: Dr. Mary Bove February 7th: Rosemary Gladstar March 7th : Maria Noel Graves March 28th:Deb Soule April 18th: TBD May 2nd: 7Song June 6th: Robin Rose Bennett
As last year, the price structure is dependent on the number of students participating: 15 People = $875 18 People = $730 20 People = $655 23 People = $570