The residential program will not be offered in 2017. Check back for 2018 dates.
This residential herbal apprenticeship is a unique opportunity for women to hear the call of the wild and to listen to their own deep wisdom. We will connect deeply with ourselves, the earth, herbal green allies and all that is. Women will have the opportunity to experience living close to the earth while incorporating herbs and wild foods into their daily life.
We will create a community of women that encourages, inspires and challenges us to look to the mother earth, plant sisters, and all that is for deep healing and wisdom. This program is an authentic apprenticeship where participants are offered support on their own personal journey and encouraged, supported and challenged to journey to their depths.
SOME THINGS YOU MAY DISCOVER:
Ways to incorporate herbs and wild edibles into daily life
Skills for Identifying, harvesting and using local wild herbs
Approaches to connecting with the natural world
How to create optimum nutrition with traditional food preparation
How to make and use herbal remedies
Techniques for growing herbs for food and medicine
Strategies to sort through health care options
Life enhancing communication skills
The Wise Woman Healer within
An understanding of health with a focus on seasonal cycles and patterns
Communicating with plants and plant spirit medicine
Herbs for specific body systems
A personal materia medica
Herbal first aid
How to be an advocate for healing
Traditions of healing
AND MUCH MORE!
ABOUT YOUR RESIDENTIAL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
Join us for this remembering, as we are invited to discover the meaning of the term Be-Wilder as it is defined by feminist author Mary Daly. She defines this term as “to lead the self and others on pixie-paths that wind deeper into the unknown; to hear and follow the call of the wild”
This residential herbal apprenticeship is a unique opportunity for women to hear the call of the wild and to listen to their own deep wisdom. We will connect deeply with ourselves, the earth, herbal green allies and all that is. Women will have the opportunity to experience living close to the earth while incorporating herbs and wild foods into their daily life. We will create a community of that encourages, inspires and challenges us to look to the mother earth. plant sisters and all that is, for deep healing and wisdom. This program is an authentic apprenticeship where participants are offered support on their own personal journey and encouraged, supported and challenged to journey to their depths.
We will connect with the wise woman within while hiking, kayaking, dancing, harvesting, creating community, crafting traditional foods and medicines, practicing compassionate communication, sitting in talking stick ceremony, exploring nature awareness and learning a wide variety of skills including but not limited to cordage making, basket weaving, broom making, hide tanning and much more!
This program includes guidance on your personal journey, use of our extensive library, materials as well as whole and wild food meals, participation in all other programs being offered during the apprenticeship. Apprentices completing the
program receive discounts on future programs as well. This program is for women only, providing a unique space to explore the invisible feminine that our culture often asks us to forget. There may be quest instructors and an opportunity to interact with the community through classes and other events. Participants will have the option of camping during this apprenticeship in order to connect deeply with the earth.
We will be staying at the Windhorse Retreat Center. The center is located in a beautiful glacial area adjacent to the 15,000 acre Kettle Moraine State Forest. The Kettle Moraine State Forest is in southeastern Wisconsin, USA. The chief feature of the reserve is the Kettle Moraine, a highly glaciated area. The area contains very hilly terrain and glacial landforms, such as kettles, kames and eskers. This forest offers a vast opportunity for exploring the natural world!
Please note that an apprenticeship is a deep commitment to study and learn with a particular guide. Apprentices are asked to work on all levels: mental, emotional, spiritual as well as physical. Please be willing to explore all of these aspects.
Apprentices are asked to be present for the entire program. If you are not able to make a commitment to the entire program, please consider taking classes or workshops, until such time as you can commitment to the entire program. The program builds momentum over time and being involved in the entire process offers the individual as well as the learning community the best opportunity for growth and support!
The enormity of suffering on our planet requires more effective ways of distributing much needed skills than can be offered in a clinical setting.
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This program will be offered again in 2018.
Fees for this program: ($1650-1250) sliding scale. The fee is all-inclusive: food, space for lodging, some medicine making supplies, participation in community classes and workshops, instruction, handouts with articles, recipes and much more! You decide where you are on the scale based on your access to resources.
To register send an expression of intention and $200 deposit to Linda Conroy PO Box 653 Stoughton WI 53589. Once I receive your intention we will set up a phone interview to determine whether this program is a good match for you and you for working with me. We will be working closely together and it is in both our interest to connect ahead of time in order to answer questions, address concerns and open to the mystery. I look forward to hearing from you!!
If we agree this is the program for you and you for it, you will be expected to send the balance 3 weeks prior to arriving for your apprenticeship, unless other arrangements have been made. If we decide the program is not for you, your deposit will be returned-otherwise once we have agreed you will be participating the deposit is non-refundable. Feel free to email with preliminary questions prior to submitting your application: firstname.lastname@example.org. To pay your $200 deposit with credit card to hold your place, do so HERE. Please send your expression of intention through snail mail. *a one time $3 nonrefundable fee will be added to deposit payments made below.