Rethinking Contemporary Smudging Practices: Attuning to Your Local Plant Spirit Allies
Thursday July 18th 6:30-8:30pm // $25-50 sliding scale // RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Antonia Pérez will guide a conversation on the current use of sacred plants such as white sage and palo santo, exploring the ecological and societal impacts of using these non local plants.
White sage and Palo Santo are powerful cleansers that have been used for thousands of years. Both of these plants do not grow in the northeast, yet in the past 10 years have become increasingly popular, having an impact on the survival of the plant itself and the communities that have cared for them. In this workshop participants will learn about local plants and mushrooms growing in NYC that can be used for smudging, burn blends, and resins. All will learn to make bundles with the power of intention and social awareness. Using the plants that grow where one lives is necessary for sustaining ecological resources, respecting ancestral practices, and for the the powerful messages these plants have to offer.
Antonia is a clinical herbalist born and raised in NYC. They have apprenticed with several herbalists around the Northeast and South America and Arborvitae School of Traditional Herbal Medicine . They graduated from Bard College where they studied environmental and urban studies. They are a community organizer, gardener, food and environmental justice educator. They are also the co founder of collectives: Brujas and Herban Cura. They are passionate to share their knowledge with other folks especially in urban centers, in order to interrupt notions of individualism and separatism from nature and grow towards collaborative and symbiotic communities.
herbs for the active
athletes, farmers, parents, protestors, hikers, loggers, dancers, runners, skaters, weight lifters, love-makers, musical equipment lifters, top-shelf restockers, synchronized swimmers--anyone and everyone who uses their body! we'll talk about herbs for harnessing and maintaining our energy and our bodies to do what we do and keep on doing it. we'll talk about preventing injury, treating injury, recovering from the physical and mental stresses of work, keeping up our immunity, and rebuilding our energy reserves. a fun fusion of a little first aid, a little chronic care, from plants that are pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory to deep tissue tonics and body-balancing adaptogens.
w/ Hannah Schiller of Foliage Botanics
thursday june 20th, 7-8:30pm at the herb shop, 253 1/2 warren st., hudson, ny
$25-40 sliding scale
RSVP by emailing email@example.com
Class 6/5 :Aphrodite’s Well
Join Myrto at Good Fight Herb Shop on June 5th from 6:30-8:30pm, sliding scale $25-45. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aphrodite’s Well is a class which will explore supportive strategies for healing sacral/ sexual energy and deepening pleasure + intimacy. The goal of this class is to support healthier ways of engaging with sexual energy. We will talk about aphrodisiac + sexual health herbs which support us physically, mentally and spiritually when dealing with sexual energy. Through various embodiment exercises, such as breathing and movement, we will take time to explore our bodies in an intentional space. (All exercises are optional) These exercises are tools that can be used for dealing with sexual trauma, dissociation, dysmorphia and overall body grounding. A section of class will be on the anatomy of pleasure, meaning, the physiology behind why and how our body feels pleasure. This section of the class will go into deconstructing gender by learning the fluidity + similarities we see anatomically between all bodies.This class is taught with the understanding that gender is a fluid expression + is a different experience for everybody. We will discuss the ways in which society has programmed us to think about sexual energy, bodies and sexuality to make room for healthier ways of engaging on all levels. This class takes a heart centered approach on sexual engagement.The class will end by all students making their own aphrodisiac oil to take home.
Myrto is an astrologer, herbalist, dancer, teacher poetess, dog loving, radical Queer womxn based in New Orleans, LA, originally from upstate NY. She believes in accessibility for the type of health care she offers + is exploring what it means to be a healer in her community. Myrto believes colonization//white supremacy//capitalism//patriarchy//medical industrial complex make it really hard to be mentally, physically and spiritually healthy in this world. She offers her services to you to help guide you towards healing mind:body:spirit in a way that brings you to a sustained place of resiliency + strength. Myrto believes there is a spiritual root to all things which ail us. She believes living in a place of heart knowing and connection with Earth is essential to healing.
join us monday april 22nd, 6:30-8:30pm to explore medicinal + culinary uses of seaweeds w/ Micah Woodcock of Atlantic Holdfast Seaweed Company. we’ll discuss the biology, ethnobotany, and traditional and modern uses of 8 of the most abundant seaweeds of the North Atlantic. sample a variety of sea vegetable preparations, and learn about ways to incorporate this unique food group into your diet and healthcare regimen. in addition to their outstanding nutritional profile, seaweeds have been specifically indicated for thyroid support, protection from radiation, chelation of heavy metals, and the treatment and prevention of cancer.
Micah Woodcock is the owner/operator of Atlantic Holdfast Seaweed Company, a small business working to sustainably hand-harvest sea vegetables in Penobscot Bay, ME, since 2010. our harvesting operation is based on a remote island 7 miles offshore, where the strong currents,active surf, and full exposure to the open ocean have allowed these seaweeds to thrive for millennia.
@ Good Fight Herb Shop 253 1/2 Warren St., Hudson // 6:30-8:30pm // $20-35 sliding scale
class size is limited, RSVP to hold your space! email@example.com
Herbs for Mental Health w/ Hannah Schiller
Thursday Nov. 29th at the shop, 6:30-8pm, $25-40 sliding scale.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!
As we enter the darker cold months, mental health is a common and significant health concern. In this class we’ll discuss some important plant medicines for assisting with ailments of the heart and mind—seasonal and long-term depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia, grief, trauma. We’ll talk about both self-care and healer/practitioner approaches to treating conditions of the nervous system alternatively and holistically, and we'll explore some of those herbal allies in our plant-based care system that help lift the spirit, ease the mind, and support the whole during hard times.
Teacher bio : Hannah Schiller is an herbalist, farmer, and plant enthusiast who lives in the Hudson Valley. She runs a small herbal business and clinical practice called Foliage Botanics, writes a quarterly political plant letter blog called “The Bones We Collect,” leads plants walks, and teaches about herbal medicine.
Herbs, Tarot, and Elemental Magic
Thursday Oct. 18th at the shop, 6:30-8:30p
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Earth, Air, Water, and Fire have long represented forces that shape our world - both physical and emotional. In this workshop, we'll look at how these elements show up in tarot and plant magic. This workshop is great for anyone interested in developing their own intuition, and seeing what tarot has to offer as a means for self-empowerment. We will go over the four elements, some tarot basics including how to do a tarot reading for yourself and others, and which plants allies align with each element and suit. There will plenty of hands-on practice. If you can bring a tarot deck, that would be great. A few decks will be provided.
Kelly McCarthy is a clinical herbalist in Philadelphia who likes teaching about herbal medicine, magic, and health in a way that keeps things simple and accessible.
wednesday 9/19 6:30-8pm, $35 at the herb shop! 253 1/2 warren st., hudon, ny
rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space! class size is limited to about 15 folks
i am beyond thrilled to host herbalist + friend, Chanelle A. Bergeron of @moonbymoonapothecary for :
AUTUMN WATERS : Essences & Energetic Remedies for the Season
balance, reflection, grounding, release & cooler temperatures are all beautiful gifts that Autumn gives to us. how can we find alignment with them? in this 90 min class, we will delve deeper into these themes & how to harmonize with them using energetic, vibrational remedies known as essences & spirit drops. together we will do a flower essence meditation, learn some of Chanelle’s favorite remedies for the season and how to use them in our daily lives. everyone will get to make an Autumnal essence blend at the end of our time together to take home.
Thursday May 24th
join Wild Gather for the 411 on tick prevention and care through the lens of herbal first aid. we're gonna hash it out, whine it out, shed our fears and learn practical skills for living in tick city.
6:30-8:30pm, $20-35 sliding scale, at Good Fight Herb shop ~ 253 1/2 Warren St., Hudson
Join Wild Gather June 2nd!
We'll be teaching a workshop entitled,
INVASIVES : Plants, Boundaries and Medicine
For the full lineup and all the details on this great one day Herbal event, visit https://m.facebook.com/events/1987189561609025
and to register for the day, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfX_ADx86kfEGRMYNktjhOGDVvHwYHfpTSURCowgZ-uOywdKA/viewform
links to the below classes here! :
3/10 Culturally Compassionate Plant Spirit Medicine at Maha Rose, NYC ~ register here
3/11 Resiliency for Everyday Movements at Tigerlily Holistic, Brooklyn ~ class details here, email email@example.com to register
3/12 Resiliency for Everyday Movements at Maha Rose : cancelled, to be rescheduled!
3/29 Herbal Care for the Home Team at Instar Lodge, Germantown ~ register here
RESILIENCY FOR EVERYDAY MOVEMENTS
at Good Fight Herb Co. herb shop // 6-8pm // 253 1/2 warren street, hudson // $45
Waking up in cis-white-patriarchal-capitalist dominated culture is *hard as hell*. The effects on our bodies, thought processes, spirits and ways we connect to one another are real and ever present. We need resiliency for our everyday movements so that we can stand powerful in our collective ones. Adaptogenic herbs, plant spirit medicine, spell casting, and medicine making are tools for self-preservation, potency, and community wellness that we'll learn. This workshop starts with you, but works towards casting our collective spells to dismantle the bullshit and uplift the sparkle, because when we gather to take good care of each other, we dazzle on a whole new level!
please RSVP "Resiliency" to firstname.lastname@example.org
herbal care for the home team
Gather your squad - be it family (of origin, chosen), your collective house, domestic partners, etc. - and participate in a down home, approachable way to take care of each other with herbs. We’ll cultivate tools to promote our agency and self-determination on how we choose to take care. We’ll unpack first aid assessment and make medicine that relates to everyday situations. We’ll break down emotional labor, holding space for ourselves and the team, and practice tools for creating healthy boundaries. We’ll decipher ways we can carve out time for care, and how to engage in this intimacy so that our squad goals are on point!
January 11th, 2018, from 6-8 p.m.
@ Good Fight Herb Shop, $65
Space limited to 10, to reserve a spot RSVP "Home Team" to email@example.com
winter wild gather classes
Th 1/11 6-8pm :: Herbal Care for the Home Team at Good Fight Herb Co. herb shop ~ 253 1/2 warren st., hudson, ny
Gather your squad - be it family (of origin, chosen), your collective house, domestic partners, etc. - and participate in a down home, approachable way to take care of each other with herbs. We’ll cultivate tools to promote our agency and self-determination on how we choose to take care. We’ll unpack first aid assessment and make medicine that relates to everyday situations. We’ll break down emotional labor, holding space for ourselves and the team, and practice tools for creating healthy boundaries. We’ll decipher ways we can carve out time for care, and how to engage in this intimacy so that our squad goals are on point! $65 ; RSVP "Home Team" to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun 1/14 5-7pm :: Herbal Care for the Home Team
at Tigerlily Holistic, 360 Jefferson St., Suite 1C, Brooklyn, NY, $65
Sun 1/21 11a-3p:: Culturally Compassionate Plant Spirit Medicine
This workshop is about working through our own unique experiences of how we have and currently identify with spirit. Navigating spirit as we live and participate in a society that upholds and celebrates colonization and patriarchy, affects how we understand, practice, feed and recognize spirit in their many forms. Whether you're Indigenous or POC living in america who has had to hide their practice and ritual in the home, or who have experienced effects of forced assimilation; or whether your ancestors were the perpetrators of colonization, or whether you grew up with traditions or religion that encouraged the spread of colonization, we can often hold trauma around how we access and acknowledge spirit. This may make spirit work feel hard to approach, reclaim and practice, especially if we want to uplift Indigenous knowledge without appropriating or exploiting it's values. We'll spend time collectively looking at Plant Spirit Medicine - what it means to us, how we practice it and how we incorporate the teaching and medicines as tools in our everyday lives. We'll etch out time to prioritize unpacking our personal traumas we experience through individual activities, group conversation, flower essence making and spell craft. Folks will take home a plant essence and charmed candle we make together, to support their ongoing practice in connecting with spirit outside of class. $125
Th 1/25 6-8pm :: Resiliency for Everyday Movements
at Good Fight Herb Co. herb shop ~ 253 1/2 warren st., hudson, ny
Waking up in cis-white-patriarchal-capitalist dominated culture is *hard as hell*. The effects on our bodies, thought processes, spirits and ways we connect to one another are real and ever present. We need resiliency for our everyday movements so that we can stand powerful in our collective ones. Adaptogenic herbs, plant spirit medicine, spell casting, and medicine making are tools for self-preservation, potency, and community wellness that we'll learn. This workshop starts with you, but works towards casting our collective spells to dismantle the bullshit and uplift the sparkle, because when we gather to take good care of each other, we dazzle on a whole new level! $45 ; RSVP "Resiliency" to email@example.com
A workshop by Slow Fashion artist, Katrina Rodabaugh, and Community Herbalist, Lauren Giambrone.
They will share their expertise in Fiber Arts and Herbalism by offering a two-part workshop that can result in cloth as amulet + artful object, and a medicinal remedy that highlights ritual and intention setting.
Saturday, September 16, 1-5pm at Instar Lodge
Cost: $125 includes materials
Limited to 12 participants. Register here!
spring ephemerals class
Spring ephemerals are perennial woodland plants that quickly bloom, seed, and disappear into dormancy - just as the trees begin to leaf out. This is a powerful + special time to witness these ancient plants. Let's meet at one of our spots in the woods and do so. Many of our native, spring ephemerals are endangered or at-risk. We'll discuss the impact of over-harvesting + strategies on how we can be better allies to these woodland wonders by making an ephemeral flower essence without harvesting the plant.
Saturday, April 22nd, 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Sliding Scale $35- 55
Location will be given upon R.S.V.P to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bundle Dyeing + Remedy Making with Medicinal Herbs
Tuesday, April 11th 7-9 pm
@ New Women Space, 188 Woodpoint Rd., Bklyn
w/ Beezie Textiles + Good Fight Herb Co.
Join Barrie + Lauren to learn the arts of bundle dyeing and medicine making with medicinal plants. Barrie will teach you how to use medicinal flowers to dye fabric, and Lauren will teach you their medicinal + magical properties. You’ll walk away with a bandana you’ve dyed yourself, an enchanted body oil you’ve made in class, and the knowledge to continue these crafts at home!
Click here to purchase tickets!
Wild Gather's at the Green Trailer.
This season, we'll be inhabiting + breathing life into the Green Trailer at the Basilica. There'll be workshops, hangouts, pop-ups and mad magical throw downs. We'd love you + yours to come thru on our *first* special gathering ~ an open house to share info on our Seeds of Herbalism foundations course. We'll also be slinging hot teas + broths, herbal medicine + crafts. There'll be cozy nooks, mini herbal consults, treasures, tarot readings + resins burning.
Saturday, April 15th, 1-4pm, 110 S. Front St.
Come bring in Spring with us.