MAGIC. CITY. HERBALIST.
Powerful words right?
It's a powerful calling.
This is a beginner's level herbalist certification program focused on simple, home-based medicine-making that celebrates locally-growing, subtropical medicinal plants and herbal traditions reflective of our South Florida community.
The course was created by herbalist Julia Onnie-Hay. Learn about Julia's practice at: www.blessbotanicals.com. The Magic City Herbalist Spring Intensive 2018 is being taught in Miami by herbalist Olivia Narcisse, a graduate of the course.
To become a certified Magic City Herbalist this spring you will need to complete the folllowing...
- From May 1st - June 26th, you participate in all 8 of the classes in the course plus the graduation community class. A maximum of one class may be missed but you will still need to complete the associated homework assignment.
- Co-teach a community class as part of your graduation and community service.
- Satisfactorialy complete all homework assignments & course projects before graduation.
TIME & PLACE:
The classes are offered on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30pm at Forrest Pilates in Miami.
We don't offer distance learning options currently but stay tuned for this course to be offered in Palm Beach County!
May 1st - Wildcrafting + Gardening + Buying Herbs in S FL
May 8th - Tisanes + Infusions + Decoctions
May 15th - Culinary Herbalism
May 22nd - Tinctures + Elixirs
May 29th - Salves + Oils + Poultices + Linaments
June 5th - Essential Oils + Hydrosols
June 12th - Flower Essences + Baths
June 19th - Smudges + Smokes
June 26th - Build Your Home Herbal Apothecary
In between the classes, you will need to complete and receive a blessing / high 5 / satisfactory from Olivia on 8 homework assignments, which involve sourcing high-quality herbs through wildcrafting, gardening and purchasing; making your own herbal remedies at home to build your home apothecary; sharing your herbal remedies with friends and family through written mediums or verbally. Sounds like a lot, but will probably only take 1-3 hours per week (designed to be do-able for folks who work full-time, go to school, have kids, like to party, have a life, etc). All homework assignments are due by a date TBA at the end of June in order to receive your certificate at graduation.
1- You will customize and sign a pledge to be a conscious steward of Mother Nature, continue your herbal studies, and to do no harm with your own home-based herbal practice. To use your powers for good not evil, etc.
2- You will become a member of United Plant Savers.
3 - You create an herbal heritage tree, honoring your recent and distant ancestors that undoubtedly worked with plants as food, medicine and tools for connection to the divine. This is like an art and ritual project that could take many forms.
There you have it! The course calls for a $450 full investment, deposit $100 to hold your spot. Any further questions, call Olivia at (305) 519-2851.
REGISTER HERE: http://www.forrestpilates.com/events-a-workshops
Interested in herbal studies but this Magic City Herbalist certification is not your cup of tea? Free free to ask for recommendations to other fabulous herbal education options. The Florida School of Holistic Living is an awesome option for herbal studies in the Sunshine State.
Julia & Olivia