My grandmother, Evangeline, was born in 1906, in Nova Scotia, Canada. She was the youngest of 14. A healer, caring for the ill and elder in her community. I lived with her most of my childhood, and learned many of the old ways from her... Her mother, Mary Rubin, was born in 1860, in Canada. She was a midwife and an herbalist. My gram told me that she learned the herbs from the Native Americans. Mary never learned how to read or write, so her Wisdom was never recorded. But, "Doctors used to say... When you are ready to give birth, you want her, not me, to be there..." My gram would say, "Out of all of my people, you remind me most of my mother."
I traveled to the upper world... And saw my great grandmother, standing with herbs in her hand. She wanted me to begin working with the herbs in my healing. and would guide me on my journey. I asked her if there was anything else I could do. She messaged back, "preserve the bee."
Months later, I began my herbal apprenticeship. Soon, after completing it, I experienced a very intense two week period of receiving direct transmission: herbal combinations for healing in these modern times; the awareness of an herbal workshop series to help people reconnect with nature's medicine; and the beginning of my walk with the honey bee.
Embracing the ways of traditional herbal wisdom, using herbs safely, and making herbal oils... The essential buidling blocks for many herbal remedies
Building upon the teachings of an herbal oil, we expand to add beeswax, and other ingredients, to make a topical salve and lip balm.
Old fashioned method, using lye. In this process, if done correctly, the lye leaves during saponification, and what remains is a a very balanced, natural herbal soap.
I find it most curious that mother nature's medicine often emerges along human cut spaces. In this workshop, we take a brief walk around to see some very important medicine plants and bushes. And explore the concept of foraging and forest foods for our health!
A healthy daily supplement of herbs, berries, and honey. Nature's way to provide immune support and nutrition to help strengthen & fortify before the snow flake season
Herbal teas support your body's health, and are also soothing to the soul. There are few things more rewarding than being the master of your own tea creation!
On this most auspicious day, we lift the veil, and attune our vibration with flower essences.
Making bees wax candles and air scents to welcome in the holiday season!
All workshops are held on Saturdays, from 1 pm to 4 pm at CenterPeace in Exeter, NH. Each workshop is $45 per person, and includes supplies and a sample of product we make in class, with the recipe. If you register early (two weeks prior to the class date, or sooner) the cost is $40 per person. If you should need to cancel, a full refund is provided up to the week prior to the class date; unfortunately, after that, no refund is provided, but a 50% credit may be applied to a later class, if space is available. If you are interested, I encourage you to sign up early, as space is limited to 15 per workshop.