Wednesday
Feb142018

March 3: Making Oil Extractions, Ointments and Other Topical Herbal Preparations with Michael Vertolli

This workshop covers all aspects of the process of making poultices, compresses, infused oils, liniments and ointments from both fresh and dried herbs, including:

  • Understanding different base oils.
  • Different methods for preparing oil infusions.
  • Herbs that are suitable for oil extractions.
  • Jars and equipment.
  • Differences between using fresh and dried herbs.
  • Using essential oils.
  • Comparison with other types of oil-based preparations.
  • Using water-based topical preparations such as poultices and compresses.

This workshop will include both lectures and demonstrations of how to prepare, infuse and press fresh and dried herbal oils using different kinds of equipment. Students will receive samples of an infused oil and ointment that are prepared as a demonstration during the workshop.

Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018.

Location: Living Earth School in Maple, Ontario

Tuition: $95

Instructor: Michael Vertolli

For more information please click here.

To enroll, please click here.

 

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

Cost: $125

Instructor: Monika Ghent

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

If you have any questions, please email Monika at monika@livingearthschool.ca

To enroll, please click here.

Wednesday
Feb142018

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

In this experiential workshop participants will have the opportunity to enter the dream of White Pine and receive its medicine 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.

 Please contact Monika for more information or to register.

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 !00% 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.
  • We’ll also be covering 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.

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

Instructor: Monika Ghent

Please contact Monika for more information or to register.

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 

 Cost: $95

Instructor: Monika Ghent

 For more information or to register, please contact Monika.