WEEKLY HERBAL APPRENTICESHIP
These immersion programs are an opportunity for women to connect deeply with themselves and to develop a connection with herbal green allies. Spend time connecting with the wise woman within, while hiking, gardening, wild-crafting, creating herbal medicines, discovering herbal nourishment and more! Creating sacred space through the practice of the talking stick ceremony, nature awareness, guided visualization, practices in compassionate communication and more, we are guided through gateways to the green world. Participants in this program leave with a strong foundation in herbal wisdom and nourishment.
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
AND MUCH MORE!
ABOUT YOUR WEEKLY APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
Please be willing to make a minimum eight-week commitment to the Weekly Apprenticeship Program. There are three eight-week sessions available. Each session is focused on a different season. This intensive program meets one day per week. Participants can join a single eight-week session or more. Apprentices who have completed all three seasons will receive a Certificate of Completion and be eligible for an internship position with Moonwise Herbs.
The first eight weeks are focused on incorporating herbs into daily life to promote health. Subsequent sessions build on this knowledge and participants develop a first aid kit, learning to apply herbs for common injuries and ailments. Additionally, we will harvest plants of the season. Generally speaking, this means leaves and buds in the spring, flowers in the summer, seeds and roots in the fall, and from the pantry in the winter. Participants who wish to receive additional guidance can work with Linda for 1-2 years.
An herbal apprenticeship is a commitment and a journey. Wise Woman Apprentices are asked to engage in the process on many levels, including practical, spiritual, emotional and more. Please be prepared to work on all of these levels. If you are not prepared for this, then take an herbal class or workshop, or consider attending the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference. See our calendar of events. Sometimes taking a few classes will help prepare you for the apprenticeship in the future. If you already feel prepared, I would love to work with you and you can send your expression of intention.
In order for this program to provide the deep learning that is required, participants are asked to attend all sessions. No make-up sessions will be provided. Serious students will be encouraged to continue beyond eight weeks and after a full year of study, participants may be offered the opportunity to complete an internship, working closely with Linda to offer classes, make herbal wares, sit in on consultations, and vend at area events.
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2017 SESSION SCHEDULES
These sessions will meet on Wednesdays (9am-5pm) in Stoughton, WI at Linda’s home (address to be provided upon acceptance into the program.) Some days may end earlier to accommodate Linda’s evening teaching schedule. Participants will be welcome to participate in the evening program if they would like to accompany Linda.
For a comprehensive learning experience, participate in multiple sessions. A discount will be offered to those who participate in more than one session. Apprentices who have completed all three seasons will receive a Certificate of Completion and be eligible for an internship position with Moonwise Herbs.
Apprentices are also welcome to participate as a helper in other programs that are being offered during their session. Look at our calendar, choose the programs you would like to participate in, and submit a list to Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPRING 2017 WEEKLY APPRENTICE SESSION
SUMMER 2017 WEEKLY APPRENTICE SESSION
FALL 2017 WEEKLY APPRENTICE SESSION
For a single eight-week session, the cost sliding scale is $450-525 which includes instruction, whole & wild food lunch with some materials for specific lessons. Participants receive discounts on residential programs and are welcome to join community workshops as part of their apprentice fee. Register for all three weekly sessions, with full payment for $1,150.00 which reflects a substantial savings over paying for sessions individually.
Be sure to include the session you are registering for as well as your complete contact information. Once I receive your Intention and payment, 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 be 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 program balance at least three (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. Once we have agreed you will be participating, the deposit is non-refundable.
To register, send via postal mail an Expression of Intention -- please do not email this -- and check deposit ($50 for a single session or $100 for two or more sessions) to:
Moonwise Herbs, PO Box 653, Stoughton, WI 53589
You may instead pay via debit or credit card (+ $3 processing fee) here: