This course is an opportunity for those who already have a developing relationship with plants and plant medicine to honor that relationship, to prioritize it in your life and to explore it more deeply in community. Plants are our ancestors and our relatives, they have ancient souls and intelligence which is similar and also different to ours. Through honoring them and inviting them to be our teachers and our guides, we may step into deeper relationship and by consequence: learn to work in greater alignment with them, learn to walk more gently and humbly in the world, and learn to more deeply embrace the evolution of our own healing. And… it’s also an opportunity to have fun! The plants love when we relax, laugh together and explore with wonder. They meet us well there. So in a way I also see this course as adult summer camp for plant lovers.
We will explore different methods to help you develop the experience and confidence to work with plant spirits and other spirit guides in a more clear, relational and direct way in your own life and in your practice. Together, we will remember how to communicate with the green world and we will refine our skills of perception, interpretation and integration of their gifts.
This course is for you if you are ready to make a commitment to your own deepening relationship with the plants and it will require you to honor the sacredness inherent to the natural world. It is an invitation to dig deep, to open your heart and mind, and to reconnect with the green ancestors that walk with you and are living all around you: the healers, the teachers, the supporters, the protectors. You will be supported in the process of coming home to the place in yourself that honors and respects all other beings and works with them in a co-creative manner. This experience can be joyous and life changing, and it is up to you to be ready to invite a deeper level of co-creative existence and respect into your life.
Together, we will explore:
Setting Sacred Space
Grounding and Boundaries
Embodied Ritual Practice
Communicating with Plant Spirits
Dowsing as a Medium for Intuition
Reciprocity with the Spirit World
Human Energy Anatomy
Healing Techniques for the Energy Body
Flower Essences and other Plant Spirit Preparations
Spiritual Bathing/ Cleansing with Plants
Ancestral Plant Magic
Sacred Objects and Plant-Honoring Craftwork
This course (as with all of my courses) is rooted in a kind, earth-honoring, anti-racist, queer-friendly, and class aware ethic. If you have any questions about this, please feel a very warm welcome to reach out and engage me in a conversation about it. Showing up in a spirit of openness and kindness is necessary for course participation.
As with all of my work, this course comes forth from a deep and trusting co-creative partnership between me and my guides, my plant allies and my deeply well ancestors. I drop in with them in regards to nearly every aspect of the class – from scheduling and content to navigating flow and meeting the energies that arise. There is a strong foundational intent that the content be deeply rooted in my people’s traditions and my direct learnings from the plants and not appropriated from others’ traditions or experiences. I check in with them each year before I even consider posting dates, to ask them if they’re up for holding it with me, how it should unfold, if anything needs to change, and we go from there. They are helping to hold the container and our intention together is to hold this class with authenticity, humility and the potentized energy that comes from leaning into big, loving and wise powers.
We meet for 12 Sundays across the summer from 10am to 4:30pm.
2024 Dates: May 26th, June 9th & 23rd, July 7th & 21st, August 4th & 18th, September 1st, 22nd & 29th, October 13th & 27th
Limited to 12 participants
Location: the Hyllantree Classroom in Hope, Maine
Overnight camping is available. You are welcome to camp anywhere on the surrounding 30 acres of land. It’s mostly wooded but there are some really amazing spots. Folks are welcome to use the classroom’s amenities and to swim in the pond.
A $200 non-refundable deposit holds your space in this course. At least $650 must be paid before the first class, and the remainder must be paid in full by August 4th.
Scholarships are usually available. BIPOC, Queer & Trans folks are prioritized to receive these first but after that I consider anyone and everyone who may need it. Reach out to apply.
Some aspects of the course can be recorded, such as instructions for various activities and the short lecture components, so if you had to miss a day or two it’s always ok, but much of the course is experiential and will not be recorded.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with inquires and to register. A simple registration form must be filled out to join.