Programs, Classes and Workshops 2019
Threads of Meaning Apprenticeship Program
This year (2019) I attended the International Herb Symposium during the second weekend in June. Usually when I go to something like this there ends up being a common thread or threads through most, and sometimes all, of the classes and workshops I take. This time was no exception.
I started off the weekend on Friday morning by taking a 4-hour intensive with Sherri Mitchell. Sherri talking about trauma and our lost bond with the land. Sherri is a Penobscot elder from Maine. She definitely introduced the first theme of the weekend: the Land. She also introduced the second theme of the weekend: Apprenticeship.
These two themes wound their way through all of the classes I took this weekend. I actually took two classes and an intensive with Dr. Sharon Blackie, who wrote If Women Rose Rooted. Yes, fangirling just a bit here (and I totally asked her to sign my copy of If Women Rose Rooted!). I really love her work and recently took an online Celtic studies class with her. Again, she – more than once – talked about working with the Land and the length of time it takes to really know anything. She actually said “you need to apprentice yourself to the land and the plants” in her class on Plants and the Mythic Imagination. That takes time.
In two of the more straightforward herbal classes I took, one on cannabis and another on gardening with the moon and stars. Both teachers talked about the length of time it takes to get to know a plant and to learn how to work with celestial bodies and gardening. Again, here is this theme of apprenticeship to the Land and to the plants.
After talking to a couple of friends, these themes came up a lot in their classes as well.
Why? People now want to learn things very quickly. You can’t. You just can’t. These things take time and a lot of effort to really learn. You have to put in the time and effort – with an open heart and mind.
With that said, if you are serious about studying herbalism and spiritual healing, my apprenticeship program is open for both distance and in-person learning. Please contact me for information about the application process.
In deep appreciation,
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PREVIOUS 2018 CLASSES
Living in Connection Online Class
A course comprised of five weekly in-depth prompts designed from an animist viewpoint to bring you closer to nature. This is a fantastic first step in developing a deep relationship to plant allies animal allies and spirit guides.
Class includes a weekly in-depth prompt and exercise(s) delivered to your email inbox along with links to special videos just for this course. We will end with an optional ritual on Samhain that you can do. There will also be a private Facebook group to ask questions, share things and where Deb has office hours. Course runs from October 1 through October 31, 2018. Class Fee: $25
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS CLASS
Weds. May 16, 2018
7:00 - 9:00
Perfect Fit Pilates, 85 Main St., Hopkinton
This class will cover how to keep your energy clear using various methods and practices such as visualization, calling in Light, spiritual bathing, grounding meditations & techniques, protective techniques and more. A must for psychics/sensitives/empaths, healers, customer service reps, retail workers or anyone who gets drained when dealing with people.
Weds. May 30, 2018
7:00 - 9:00
Perfect Fit Pilates, 85 Main St., Hopkinton
What is spirituality? How do we cultivate it? What are the varieties of spiritual experience? What are the basics of living well and dying well? We'll start this class off with a grounding meditation, talk about these topics and end with a Merkaba Light activation meditation.
in conjunction with Perfect Fit Pilates, 85 Main St., Hopkinton, MA
Weds. 5/23 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Join us for our first healer share open to the general public. We start this new journey as the season changes to sprintime, using the energy of renewal for healing!
Not a healer? You may still receive a healing from one of our practitioners... All healing modalities are welcome!
Healers: Please bring a table.
Energetic Hygiene - Online Class - TBD
This class will cover how to keep your energy clear using various methods and practices such as visualisation, calling in Light, spiritual bathing, grounding meditations & techniques, protective techniques and more. A must for psychics/sensitives/empaths, healers, customer service reps, retail workers or anyone who gets drained when dealing with people. This class will be recorded and come with emailed handouts.
Saturday, January 20th 2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday, January 29th 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reiki is a gentle energy healing method from Japan that anyone can learn. Reiki 1 is the basic Reiki attunement that allows people to work on family members, pets, plants and more.
During class we’ll talk about Reiki, the symbols, participants will be attuned, I’ll show basic Reiki methods and hand positions (chair, table, “sandwich”) and then participants will practice on each other.
Class fee is $150/person. Email Deb to register: or use the contact form on the contact page.
Transformational Work Through Shamanism with Plant & Spirit Allies
Saturday & Sunday July 14th-15th 10am-5pm
Greenwood Herbals, 561 Parsonsfield Rd., Limerick, ME 04048
Deb will lead participants through a series of shamanic journeys, exercises and transformational ritual work. Shamanic journeying is an ancient technique for healing and divination that fits easily into modern life.
Participants will learn:
how to use the shamanic drum journey to meet spirit allies and for personal divination and healing, both physical and energetic
good question formulation
protection, boundary, clearing and grounding techniques
how to work with personal spirit allies for healing
how to journey to and work with plant spirits for information and healing
if time allows I may talk about the Fae a bit!
We will also work as a group with certain plant spirits and end with a ritual.
*Please bring a bagged lunch, snacks and beverage.
Workshop fee: $250 for the weekend
Deb may also bring some drumming cd's and clearing sprays with her for sale!
ATTENDANCE BY PREREGISTRATION ONLY
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