Wednesday
Feb142018

March 24: Making Medicinal Creams 

The focus of this workshop is on making medicinal creams for therapeutic use using herbs and other natural substances. The workshop covers all aspects of the process of cream-making including:

  • What is a cream.
  • What is meant by a medicinal cream.
  • Comparison with other types of topical preparations.
  • Understanding emulsification.
  • Herbs used in medicinal creams.
  • Using infused oils and herbal teas.
  • Using Bach Flowers, homeopathics, essential oils, tissue salts, etc.
  • Understanding different base oils.
  • Jars and equipment.
  • Storage and preservation.

This workshop will include both lectures and demonstrations and participants will receive samples of creams that are prepared during the workshop as well as informative handouts. Though the focus of this workshop is on making therapeutic creams, it will be applicable to anyone who wants to know the basics of successful cream-making. Class size is limited to 15 people.

Date:  Saturday, March 24, 2018; 10am - 5pm.

Location: Living Earth School in Maple, Ontario

Tuition: $125

Instructor: Monika Ghent

For more information, please visit Living Earth School's website here

To register for this workshop, please click here.

Wednesday
Feb142018

April 14: Tree Spirit Medicine Workshop: White Pine - Tree of Life: Wise Counsel

 

 

The Tree of Life connects heaven and earth and reminds us of the illusion of separateness we feel and the reality of unity, interconnectedness and sacredness of ourselves and everything around us. White Pine connects us to the divine source and provides us with wise counsel to whatever questions, difficulties or concerns we have so that we may evolve and awaken into wholeness and our true selves.

In this experiential workshop participants will have the opportunity to enter the dream of White Pine and receive its healing and guidance as the Tree of Life and provide you wise counsel.

This workshop is for anyone who feels called to the medicine of White Pine regardless of philosophy or faith, or whether they are a ‘plant person’ or not.

Date:  Saturday, April 14th, 10 am to 5 pm. 

Location:  Living Earth School in Maple, Ontario.

Tuition:  $95.

Instructor:  Monika Ghent.

For more information, please visit Living Earth School's website here

To register for this workshop, please click here.

 

Wednesday
Feb142018

May 25: Sun Care Product-Making Workshop

 

In this fun and informative workshop you will learn the art of making your own effective, natural sunblocks, SPF lipbalm and after sun care products with no toxic compromises using only 100% natural and organic ingredients.

The workshop covers:

  • What is SPF?
  • An introduction to many different natural products such as base oils, essential oils, butters, teas, etc. that have natural SPF.
  • How to make everyday, light sunblock and stronger sunblock for more intense sun exposure.
  • How to make SPF lip balms including tinted lip balms using natural pigments.
  • After sun care: how to heal your skin when you’ve gotten too much sun.
  • Facial repair serums: what natural substances can be used to reverse sun damage.
  • Equipment, storage and preservation.

This workshop will include both lectures and demonstrations. Participants will receive samples of products that are prepared during the workshop as well as informative, detailed handouts including lots of recipes.

Date: Saturday, May 25, 2018

Time: 10am – 5pm

Location: Living Earth School, Maple, Ontario.

Tuition: $125 which includes all material fees, handouts and samples.

Instructor: Monika Ghent

For more information, please visit Living Earth School's website here

To register for this workshop, please click here.

Wednesday
Feb142018

July 14: Dream Journeying to the Plant People 

 

In this workshop you will learn an easy and effective method to awaken your innate ability to communicate with the spirits of plants and directly access their teachings and medicine.

Plants are fully aware beings that have intelligence and spirit, as well as a great deal of wisdom that they are willing to share with us.

The way the plant people speak to us is predominantly through dreams. Dream journeying is the process of dreaming in an intentional way while still awake. This way of dream learning with the plants is available to everybody. You do not have to have any special training or calling; all it takes is a very minimum of guidance and instruction and an attitude of respect.

The plant people have been waiting a long time for us to open ourselves to their wisdom. If we listen in the presence of the plants in a respectful way, we will hear them speaking to us of their teachings and medicine.

Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018

Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: Living Earth School of Herbalism, Maple, ON 

Tuition: $95

Instructor: Monika Ghent

For more information, please click here.

To register for this workshop, please click here

Tuesday
Dec052017

August 22-27, 2018: Healing Retreat with Eliot Cowan: Five Days of Traditional Huichol Shamanic Healing

 

“The shamanic view is a deeply spiritual view in which the questions of health, illness and healing are always seen as involving spiritual dynamics. The natural world is seen as having great awareness and wisdom and offers profound help in seeing what’s needed and also supplies it.”    – E. Cowan

Healing Retreat consists of five days of Huichol Shamanic Healing with Eliot Cowan at Maple Sweet Rural Retreat Centre in the beautiful Grey Highlands, on the edge of the Beaver Valley and the Blue Mountains in Ontario, Canada.

Eliot Cowan, Tsaurirrikame (Huichol shaman) and author of "Plant Spirit Medicine", lived and studied with the Huichol people - an indigenous people who live in the Sierra Madre Mountains of central Mexico. Over the years, Eliot has gathered extensive experience working with the full spectrum of life events from birth to death. He brings the sacred healing traditions of the Huichol people to all of us.

Your stay at Healing Retreat includes daily private sessions with Eliot, time for contemplation and reflection, gathering in community around the warmth of the fire, and an opportunity to connect with the natural world.

The cost of the retreat is $1,350 which includes your daily shamanic sessions with Eliot, teaching fires, lodging and meals. The maximum number of participants is 13 and your space is confirmed upon receipt of full payment or a non-refundable deposit of $675.

Everyone can benefit from Healing Retreat, whether you are experiencing serious or persistent health concerns, desire guidance on your spiritual path, or need support in your daily life.

Maple Sweet is a lovely retreat centre located on over 75 acres in the stunning Grey Highlands, two hours north of Toronto on the edge of the Beaver Valley and the Blue Mountains.

For more information or to register, please contact Monika Ghent at   monika@dreamingwillow.ca; (416)537-8842; www.dreamingwillow.ca