CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

 

PLANT WALK


WILD PLANTS FOR FIRST AID

Instructor: Jenna Kulp, Herbalist

Thursday May 16

4:00pm-5:30pm

Cost: $15 (plus 3% processing fee)
Processing fee waived for cash or personal check payments

A practical look at herbs, weeds, and trees that can be helpful in a pinch.

All plant walks include insights into ethical wild harvesting, the importance of cultivating at-risk medicinal plants, and safety precautions when ingesting wild plants.

 

WILD FOOD PLANT WALK

AND DEMONSTRATION

Instructor: Jenna Kulp, Herbalist

Friday May 17

4:30pm-6:00pm

Cost: $25 (plus 3% processing fee)
Processing fee waived for cash or personal check payments

We welcome you to come forage, taste and enjoy abundant wild foods in this workshop! Changing our view on "weeds", we will create a delicious and nutritious wild pesto to share! Recipes included. 

 

ADVANCED SOAP MAKING

Guest Instructor: Lynn Iverson

Advanced Soap Making

Sunday June 9

1-4:00 pm

Cost:  $45 (plus 3% processing fee)
Processing fee waived for cash or personal check payments

 This second level course is for soap makers who have made several batches of soap and understand the basic principles of saponification and safe soaping practices.

Topics included are advanced swirling and pouring techniques along with the use of different tools to achieve these looks. The use of lye calculators and recipe formulation will also be discussed.

Students will also learn the properties and actions of several oils and botanicals used in the process. We will also learn about soap labeling and packaging. ½ pound of soap is included.

 

PLANT WALK

A LOOK INTO the DOCTRINE OF SIGNATURES

Instructor: Jenna Kulp, Herbalist

Thursday June 20

4:00pm-5:30pm

Cost: $15 (plus 3% processing fee)
Processing fee waived for cash or personal check payments

How we can use our skills of observation to let the plants show us how they may work in the body.

All plant walks include insights into ethical wild harvesting, the importance of cultivating at-risk medicinal plants, and safety precautions when ingesting wild plants.

 

GREEN FIRE REIKI™ I

CATCH UP CLASS

Sunday June 23

10:00am - 1:00pm

$25 CASH DONATION AT DOOR

This catch up class is intended for any Reiki practitioner whose first attunement did not include the Green Fire Reiki I attunement.  You will receive the additional Reiki I information specific to Green Fire Reiki I and the attunement.  Those planning to attend the Green Fire Reiki II class on May 3-4 will need to do this catch up class first.

Green Fire Reiki I is rooted in the strong foundation of traditional Usui Reiki and Tibetan Shamanic practice, and introduces the vibrational healing power of plant spirit, the highest vibration after Spirit itself. The exquisitely unique energy of plants enhances the connection between the subtle bodies of a person and the Universal Life Force and expands possibilities for healing on all levels.

There will be catch up classes for levels II and III practitioners in coming months.  Catch up classes will be offered for a period of 18-24 months for people wishing to expand their Reiki skills to include the attunements for working with plant spirits.

Cost: $25 donation (Cash at the door, please)

 

SUMMER 2019 YOUTH HERBALIST PROGRAM

Guest Instructor: Melissa McCormack

  • Session I Dates: July 8-12

  • Session II Dates: August 12-16

  • Class Time: 8:30am - 4pm

  • Ages 11 – 15 years old

  • * We feel that this program is most suitable for youth between 11 and 15 years of age; however, if you feel that your child would benefit from this experience, we would be happy to consider applications for those outside of this age range.

  • Registration Deadline:

    • Session I – June 8, 2019

    • Session II – July 12, 2019

  • Class Size: 6-12

  • Cost

    • $625 (Plus 3% Processing Fee)
      Includes materials and class handouts

      • $200 deposit due with application; Balance due 30 days prior to start date.

    • Processing fee waived for cash or personal check payments

Overview: Students in the Youth Herbalist Summer program will spend the week learning and exploring the gifts of Mother Earth in the gardens, forest, classroom and kitchen. While working independently and in small/whole groups, students will focus on basic native plant identification, their common uses and applications, and will take part in herbal wildcrafting. Through a mixture of direct instruction and experiential learning activities, students will gain an appreciation for Mother Earth and all that she has to offer. Students will learn to connect to plant energy and listen to their body, mind and spirit and will even enjoy a “Spa Day”, where emphasis will be placed on the importance of self care and nature's role in this aspect of wellness. Over the course of the week, students will participate in daily yoga and guided meditation, crafts, games and plant walks. The week will end with a day of celebration, reflection, affirmations and intention setting.

Food/Water: Light, healthy snacks will be provided, along with tea, each day; however, students should bring their own healthy lunch and a non-disposable water bottle for filling to be sure that they have enough energy for the day!

Additional Materials Recommended: Although class materials will be provided, the following supplies are recommended for each student:

  • Harvesting Basket

  • Garden Shears

  • Garden Scissors

  • Bug Spray

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat

  • Sturdy shoes (students will be doing gentle hiking in the woods and gardens)

  • Rain Coat/Light Jacket

  • Pen/Pencil

  • Camera (Optional)

  • Non-disposable Water Bottle (no disposable water bottles please!)

Melissa McCormack is a Clinical Herbalist, Reflexologist, Reiki practitioner and professional educator, with a Master's degree in Education. With 18 years of teaching experience as an English teacher, Special Educator and Internship Coordinator, Melissa feels blessed with the opportunity to share her knowledge and passion for herbalism with children. As a mother of three young children, Melissa knew that she wanted to instill in her daughters an appreciation for Mother Earth and Her countless gifts, while empowering them to take control of their own physical and spiritual wellness; to teach them to dig in the dirt, savor the salt water on their toes and to find magic and wonder in each day. As her experience using herbs and incorporating them into her own family’s daily health and wellness grew, Melissa knew that it was time to combine her experience and expertise as an educator with her knowledge and enthusiasm for healing and wellness. Melissa began her formal herbal studies at Misty Meadows Herbal Center in Lee, NH, where she completed the Herbal Apprenticeship and Intermediate Herbal studies programs; a firm believer that learning is a lifelong pursuit, she continues to take advantage of opportunities for advanced herbal studies, in order to further her knowledge and skills as an herbalist. In addition, Melissa is the founder of Forget Not The Earth, a natural wellness products company, focused on crafting self-care products with intention. Melissa's extensive experience teaching students with a wide range of special needs has allowed her to craft a teaching style that ensures that she meets the diverse learning needs of all students through a variety of teaching modalities and formats. While Melissa enjoys the art of teaching, what she finds most rewarding is guiding students along their personal journeys, helping them to recognize the amazing gifts that they have to offer, while bringing awareness and understanding to the gifts that surround them each day, as they walk this Earth.

Instructor Contact Information: Please feel free to contact Melissa with any questions about the program!

  • Melissa McCormack

  • (H) 207-715-0212

  • (Cell) 207-251-0650

  • Email: forgetnottheearth@gmail.com


 

GREEN FIRE REIKI™ I

CATCH UP CLASS

Wednesday July 17

12:30pm - 3:30pm

$25 CASH DONATION AT DOOR

This catch up class is intended for any Reiki practitioner whose first attunement did not include the Green Fire Reiki I attunement.  You will receive the additional Reiki I information specific to Green Fire Reiki I and the attunement.  Those planning to attend the Green Fire Reiki II class on May 3-4 will need to do this catch up class first.

Green Fire Reiki I is rooted in the strong foundation of traditional Usui Reiki and Tibetan Shamanic practice, and introduces the vibrational healing power of plant spirit, the highest vibration after Spirit itself. The exquisitely unique energy of plants enhances the connection between the subtle bodies of a person and the Universal Life Force and expands possibilities for healing on all levels.

There will be catch up classes for levels II and III practitioners in coming months.  Catch up classes will be offered for a period of 18-24 months for people wishing to expand their Reiki skills to include the attunements for working with plant spirits.

Cost: $25 donation (Cash at the door, please)

 

PLANT WALK

REFRIGERANT HERBS

Instructor: Jenna Kulp, Herbalist

Thursday July 18

4:00pm-5:30pm

Cost: $15 (plus 3% processing fee)
Processing fee waived for cash or personal check payments

Herbs that can help keep us cool during the summer heat!

All plant walks include insights into ethical wild harvesting, the importance of cultivating at-risk medicinal plants, and safety precautions when ingesting wild plants.

 

Green Fire Reiki ™ - level II CERTIFICATION

Instructor: Wendy Snow Fogg, Reiki Master Teacher

Saturday/Sunday

August 3, 4 2019

9 am – 5:30 pm

Tuition: $295 (Plus 3% processing fee)

Processing fee waived for cash or personal check payments

In this two day intensive, you will be introduced to the next two Reiki symbols & the Green Fire II symbol, learn their uses, practice using them and be able to distinguish between the feel of their energies as they flow through your empowered hands. You will:

  • Review healing properties of 10 plants from Green Fire Reiki I.

  • Practice a “distance" or “absentee” Reiki session for a person, animal, plant, situation in the present, past, or future time

  • Guided meditation to go to your sacred temple and meet/reconnect with your Reiki guides and your plant spirit guide(s).

  • Strengthen your Reiki channel through the Reiki II attunement.

  • Begin using plants and crystals to create grids and rebalance chakras

  • Certificate given at end of class.

  • 1 hour lunch break.

Prerequisite: Reiki I. All students should be prepared to share their Reiki stories of working with people, pets, plants, etc.

This class is highly recommended for herbalists and herbal students wanting to expand and enhance their herbal practice.

NOTE: If you received your Reiki I attunement from a teacher other than Wendy Fogg, please bring your original Reiki I certificate to class with you, along with documentation of your hands on Reiki experiences.

 

PLANT WALK

PLANTS FOR POLLINATORS

Instructor: Jenna Kulp, Herbalist

Thursday August 15

4:00pm-5:30pm

Cost: $15 (plus 3% processing fee)
Processing fee waived for cash or personal check payments

Herbs that help support and are beneficial for pollinators!

All plant walks include insights into ethical wild harvesting, the importance of cultivating at-risk medicinal plants, and safety precautions when ingesting wild plants.


 

HERBAL IMMERSION WEEK 2019

August 28 - September 1

9:30am - 4:30pm daily

Instructors: Wendy Snow-Fogg, Jenna Kulp & Brian Pettengill

Tutition: $495 (plus 3% processing fee)
Processing fee waived for cash or personal check payments

Camping/Showers/Kitchen Available: $8/night

This 5-day class is designed for that person who is interested and curious about the whole “herbal thing” but not ready for the commitment of an apprenticeship.
Give yourself (or a friend!) a very special gift.  Spend 5 days immersed in the world of plants – food, fun, medicine and maybe a little magic!  Learn easy plant-based care for yourself and your family. Enjoy the discovery of things you didn’t know you love! 

  • Play and communicate with plants

  • Make an herbal salves and lip balms

  • Make your own herbal extracts

  • Make your own cough syrup

  • Make your own herb infused oils

  • Learn about herbal first aid and make your own kit

  • Create herbal skin & hair care goodies

  • Day dream with forest plants

  • Drum and sing!

  • Discover the joys of fermentation

  • Forage for wild foods and learn how to prepare them

  • Make herbal tooth powder

  • Celebrate life through the bounty of Mother Earth!

 

Green Fire Reiki ™ - Level III
Master Practitioner CERTIFICATION

Instructor: Wendy Snow Fogg, Reiki Master Teacher

Friday September 13 6-9:30 pm
Sat/Sun September 14, 15 9 am - 5:30 pm

Cost: $395 (Plus 3% processing fee).
Processing fee waived for cash or personal check payments

Class Size: 4-12

When Dr. Mikao Usui received the Reiki symbols and the power and wisdom to use them while meditating many years ago on Mt Kuryama, he accessed the same power that is available to all of us. Shamans from time immemorial have interfaced the spirit world with the human and Usui can be considered to be one of the most powerful shamans the world has known. The practice of Reiki opens the intuition and thins the illusionary veils between spirit and matter. Within this opening lies an invitation to work directly with Spirit in the healing process the way shamans and indigenous healers have done for centuries. Hands-on Reiki becomes a vital portal for the dynamic ways of working with the Universal Life Force Energy. Enlisting the power of healing plants with focused intention brings traditional Reiki to a heightened level of possibilities for healing on all levels, all time, all planes.

In this experiential weekend, Wendy Snow Fogg combines the diverse teachings she has received with the discoveries that have come with 24 years of Reiki practice. Through ceremony and practice, assisted by the four elements, plants, music, sacred stones, shamanic journeys and Reiki spirit guides, Wendy facilitates your opening to Shamanic Reiki. You will receive the Master-Practitioner Tibetan Buddhist symbol and attunement; receive another archetypal symbol for use in healing work and the Green Fire III Plant Spirit Symbol; work more deeply with your Reiki guides, plant spirit guides and the four elements in the healing/cleansing process; practice body-centered journeying techniques for yourself and your clients; learn energetic extraction techniques and etheric body-work approaches; energetic practices to support spiritual healing and the path of the healer.

Prerequisite: Green Fire Reiki II and minimum 20 healing sessions. Please bring a lunch and snacks.

 

PLANT WALK

HERBS THAT SUPPORT US DURING THE FALL/WINTER

Instructor: Jenna Kulp, Herbalist

Thursday September 19

4:00pm-5:30pm

Cost: $15 (plus 3% processing fee)
Processing fee waived for cash or personal check payments

Herbs that help support us during cold & flu season

All plant walks include insights into ethical wild harvesting, the importance of cultivating at-risk medicinal plants, and safety precautions when ingesting wild plants.

 

Green Fire Reiki ™

Master teacher CERTIFICATION

Instructor: Wendy Snow Fogg, Reiki Master Teacher

Sat/Sun
October 19/20, 2019

9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Tuition: $475 (Plus 3% processing fee)
Processing fee waived for cash or personal check payments

Class Size: 2-12

This two-day intensive is for all Green Fire Reiki III Master Practitioners who want to expand their skills in order to teach and pass on the practice of Reiki to others. You will be initiated as a Green Fire Reiki Master Teacher with this attunement and receive the Usui Tibetan Enhanced master symbols. You will have the opportunity to discuss professional issues and the commitment of taking on the role of Reiki Master Teacher. You will be provided with time for on-going Q&A. In addition, there will be a review and discussion of the Reiki ideals, the Healing Attunement, all symbols, the Hui Yin and Ki transmissions, the Violet Breath, psychic surgery, and what it all means at the Master Teacher’s level. New Master Teachers will have plenty of hands-on experience as you practice Reiki I, II, III and Master Teacher attunements. You will be given suggestions for effectively teaching Green Fire Reiki throughout the duration of this class. Students will receive a hardcopy handout for today’s class as well as a downloadable PDF of the full Green Fire Reiki Master Teacher Manual which includes outlines and handouts for teaching Green Fire Reiki I, II, III and Master Teacher. A certificate is given at the end of class. 1-hour lunch break. Please bring a bag lunch.

Pre-requisites: Green Fire Reiki I, II and III.

Green Fire catch up classes are offered for levels I, II and III for attuned Usui Reiki practitioners. Classes are offered periodically throughout the year.