Remembering our Roots: a learning circle for BIPOC herbalists
This will be a learning circle for BIPOC herbalists to share the healing wisdom of their ancestral lineages, explore herbalism from a decolonized framework, and cultivate practices for care and joy. We will honor plant allies through medicine making, ritual, and movement. All BIPOC identified herbalists with a foundation in herbalism are welcome!
We will open our learning circle with a mini in-person retreat in Western MA as the plants root down into the Earth. The rest of our sessions will be held via live Zoom sessions. Participants should plan to attend every session as part of building a container for learning and community care. Recordings of some portions of Zoom sessions will be available, and we will support each other with partner work, guided practices, and check-ins between gatherings.
(medicine making demo, movement practice, journaling)
DATES & LOCATION:
The first session will be in person at Sawmill Herb Farm in Western Massachusetts
October 30, 2021, 12-3 pm
We will harvest medicine together
The cost of plants is included
The subsequent classes will be live on Zoom
November 20, December 11, January 8, January 29, February 19
(Save $100 with early registration of $395 until Fall Equinox)
Max 9 students
1 Scholarship Available.
Contact us to apply
Nathalie is an herbalist, mother, bilingual psychotherapist, and contemplative practitioner descended from a long lineage of Afro-Cuban healers and Spanish intuitives. Her work is guided by a joyful spirit, ancestral wisdom, contemplative training, and lived experience with cancer and death. Nathalie is skilled at creating space for liminal times of initiation and transformation. She weaves contemplative practice, ritual, and movement into her personal herbalism practice and teaching. Nathalie is committed to teaching and practicing herbalism from a trauma-informed, justice-oriented, and decolonizing framework. In her free time, Nathalie loves cooking for her family, savoring moments of stillness, and playing in the woods with her toddler.