Shadowing Add-On Details
If you are interested in more hands-on work in the apothecary, developing a more individualized approach to working with herbs from the perspective of your own body, and want to learn more of the ins and outs of medicine making, maintaining and building your apothecary, and developing practices to deepen your intuition and sensory awareness in working with plants, the shadowing add-on might be for you.
Through this work, we will explore the ways that you experience your world, being in your body, and the interface between your body and your environment. We will also explore how your conception of health has changed over time, and how that conception informs your experience of the world. Following principles of depth ecology, ecopsychology, intuitive medicine, and heart perception, we will work together to cultivate practices that you may incorporate into your life to uproot our awareness from the limited ideological frameworks our western culture encourages, towards a more holistic and embodied perspective of self and earth. We may engage in breathwork, imagework, dreamwork, tarot, and other practices to support you in expanding your perceptual, sensory, and extrasensory awareness to encompass the subtle messages and cues that arise from your body and earth that guide you toward health and well-being.
Included in the Shadowing Add-on:
- All aspects of the course as outlined above
Additional Shadowing Sessions: I welcome you to shadow in the apothecary once a month for a total of (6) 6-hour shadowing sessions throughout the course of the program.
- In these sessions, you will have the opportunity to experience the way of work in the apothecary, gaining hours of hands-on experience in medicine making and formulation. You are also free to utilize my apothecary of over 100 plant extracts, dozens of dried herbs, preparations, solvents, and all tools and equipment to work on your own concoctions which will act as your primary contributions to the Community Apothecary. During our final months of shadowing, we will utilize this time to work on your own preparations and contributions to the community apothecary. You will contribute 2 herbal preparations to the Community Apothecary. I will guide you in the process of formulation, supporting you in thinking critically and holistically about the preparations you are working on.
- We will also devote some time in these sessions to creating a self-care / embodied practice necessary for engaging with the nonhuman realm on a deeper level oriented around the goals above.
Herbal Consultation: This add-on also includes 1 full herbal consultation with 2 follow up appointments ($300 value) in order to give you a feel for working one-on-one in an herbal consultation setting.
- Regardless of whether one-on-one work is something you want to pursue, it gives us the opportunity to deepen our practice of herbalism oriented from the perspective of your own body and personal constitution.
Leadership Skills: Finally, the shadowing add-on invites all those who engage in this work to learn skills that will empower you to act as leaders within the space of this course, the Community Apothecary, and within your own community and work.
The price of this course is with shadowing add-on $1600 if paid in full by 4/1/2022.
Payment plans are also available with the shadowing add-on. Payment plans will be 6 payments of $225 beginning on April 1, 2022. The course is $1750 if paying through a payment plan.
Those who complete the course with the shadowing add-on are highly considered for future apprenticeship.