A 5 week course combining the wisdom of the five elements - earth, water, fire, air, and ether - with intuitive practices of herbalism.
In this course, we will explore the five elements through direct experience with plants. Working with the elements— earth, water, fire, air and ether--helps connect your body with the body of the Earth, and deepens understanding of the elemental teachings that run through herbal and holistic healing traditions from around the world.
You will learn methods of medicine making, including tincture, herbal infusion, vinegars, oils, salves with plants we can find growing wild in New York City.
October 9th- November 6th
Course Cost: $595.00
Early Registration 495.00 paid in full by September 21st, 2018
We want to make this course accessible to your financial needs. Please inquire about our payment plan options if paying the course in full is not a viable option for you.
WEEK 1: Earth
WEEK 2: Water
WEEK 3: Fire
WEEK 4: Air
WEEK 5: Ether
This is an introductory course for anyone. No experience necessary.
Please bring a pen and a journal!
An avid environmentalist, Vanessa’s exploration led her to study herbal medicine and pursue a sustainable lifestyle. She is passionate about helping deepen people’s relationships to their own bodies and the body of the earth.
Her courses & retreats inspire a connection to the wild—inside and out—and the multitude of healing plants that surround us.
She has studied and taught with renowned Herbalists such as Robin Rose Bennett and Matthew Wood and has partnered with Hidden Garden Wellness center in Costa Rica where she teaches, runs retreats and studies the local indigenous, latin and afro-caribbean medicines.