PWHC 2020 Conference

Coming to the Table  

Now available at 

HerbWiseWomen

 
The new HerbWiseWomen online community brings the workshops from the 2020 PWHC to you in the comfort of your home 
PLUS You can also join an intergenerational community of HerbAlly curious women to
connect, learn, and transform with throughout the year...
 
 

2020 PWHC  

"Coming to the Table"

 

 

 

Amber Wirth: The Profound Medicine of Herbal Body Oils

Discover the simplest and most profound form of herbal medicine, herbal oils.

Understand the healing effects of fat/oil on the nervous system.

Learn about different carrier oils, fresh vs. dry infused oils and practical tips/techniques for making herbal body oils. Apply and enjoy your oils. Discuss Oiling for women, pregnancy, babies and children!

Medicinal specifics on Arnica, Calendula, Comfrey, Lavender, Chamomile, Plantain, Rosemary, Mugwort, Yarrow, St. John's Wort

 

EagleSong Gardener ~ Coming to The Table Welcome Address...Friday, September 25, 2020 4:00pm

Coming to the Table is an invitation to come together and sit with one another. Looking at where we've been and where we might be going in these changing times. Sitting into where we are right now in our lives, in the world. A conversation giving life and giving death that includes earth and air and fire and water and the beautiful cauldron of possibility we are living within right now. See you at the Table. Stay tuned there is always something cookin'!

 

 

EagleSong Gardener ~ Hawthorn Tree: A Tale of Three

“The several hundred kinds of hawthorn laugh at the single name they’re forced to share.” The Overstory by Richard Powers

Join EagleSong on a global adventure bringing the Crataegus genus to life. A remarkably generative genus, the rich stories hawthorn tells are useful medicines, locally and globally. 

Some say there are over 2718 Crataegus spp. on earth. After studying Crataegus in five countries, EagleSong began hearing stories from hawthorn unique to the cultures where they’re found. You’ll learn how people, plants and place form an intersection of culture and how cultural need and perspective often determine how plants are used.

From street vendors in Asia, to winter fiestas in Mexico, from the hedges of England and the bocage of northern France, to the herbalist’s office in America, hawthorn protects and nourishes people and places. Wherever this simple, thorny tree lives hearts can grow stronger, people more vital and landscapes richer.  A medicine story for times such as these. 

 

Erin Durett ~ Plants and Chants: Feasting with Hildegard of Bingen with Jane Valencia

Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) was a German abbess, composer, mystic, skilled healer, and saint. Discover how herbal medicine and her music mirror one another as expressions of the Sacred both within ourselves and in the world around us. We’ll get to know the plants and their healing language and sing chant too. We’ll receive spiritual and physical nourishment from both, as well as from our sharing in community. Come as you are: no musical experience is necessary!

Harvest Moon ~ Stories From the Longhouse

You'll enter a timeless time with Harvest Moon. Harvest Moon's skilled direction and fascinating stories of times gone by, those yet to be and the immediate moment captured in the longhouse will carry you away to a timeless realm. 

Jacquie Hill ~ A Spoonful of Honey Helps the Medicine Go Down: An Introduction to Herbal Miels

In this workshop, we will use fresh & powdered herbs to create herbal miels.  Miels use honey as a base which has its own host of medicinal benefits.  The combinations are as limitless as your imagination.  Miels make a great delivery for kiddos and can be made into delicious concoctions such as a condiment for charcuterie boards, stirred into hot water for ready to go teas, and aphrodisiac blends to share with someone special.  The whole herb format and honey as a vehicle make for great administration for any and all things GI related.  

-This class is designated for all levels.  Beginners can walk away with an easy to do preparation that really delivers herbal medicine to the desired tissues.  More advanced herbalists can really go deep and think about clients with leaky gut, SIBO, or any other condition that would benefit from the herbal material coming into direct contact with the tissues of concern.  Energetics can be applied to the herbs, the tissues, and over all constitution of their clients making for a medium that knows to no end to the personalization that can take place.

Jane Valencia & Erin Durett ~ Plants and Chants: Feasting with Hildegard of Bingen with Erin Durrett

Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) was a German abbess, composer, mystic, skilled healer, and saint. Discover how herbal medicine and her music mirror one another as expressions of the Sacred both within ourselves and in the world around us. We’ll get to know the plants and their healing language and sing chant too. We’ll receive spiritual and physical nourishment from both, as well as from our sharing in community. Come as you are: no musical experience is necessary! 

 

Jane Stevens ~ Gardening and Living by the Moon’s Cycles

Join Jane Hawley Stevens, 2020 Wisconsin Organic Farmer of the Year and herbalist to learn how this ancient agricultural practice of the moon’s daily fluctuations influence gardening and other natural cycles. Improve results of planting, harvesting and weeding by letting Natures natural rhythms assist you. See how the moon can influence all aspects of life including when to make sauerkraut or clean the garden shed by watching the moons phases.

 

 

Joan Cowden ~ Making Friends with Sleep

Anxiety around sleep diminishes access to this vital, regenerative state. Changing the energy around preparing to sleep can transform this time from one of anxiety to a gentle time of self care. After reviewing the body’s daily light-dark rhythm we’ll do a short journey to identify some positive memories around sleep. This forms a core for powerful herbal and energetic routines we’ll discuss, that help reclaim the rhythm of nightly dark as sacred, nurturing space. 

Through lecture and story; exercises and herb tasting and the introduction of the following herbs, Chamomile, Scullcap, Blue Vervain, Peony, Hawthorn, Passion Flower; participants will learn how to use a graduated materia medica and calming routines / rituals that can make the time leading to sleep a nurturing, sacred time.

 

Jennifer Sundstrom ~ Celebrating the Voice of the Goddess

In this fun workshop, you will tone, chant, and sing your way into greater connection with yourself and each other.  Using Women’s Songs and Sanskrit chants we will dive deep into the powerful sound vibrations that bring healing and transformation easily and gracefully.  Be witnessed as the Divine Goddess you are, as we run Sacred Sound through our bodies. We will warm up our instruments and dive deep into the potent vibrations.

Everyone participates.  There will be some talking to introduce each segment and teaching the particular song/chant.  After each song segment, there will be quiet space, followed by an opportunity for everyone to share what they ‘got’ from that segment, which encourages participants to integrate the experience.

All ages are welcome

 

Julie Charette Nunn ~ Herbs of Heart & Meaning

Angeles Arrien writes, the way of the healer is to “pay attention to what has heart and meaning”.  We will explore ideas of healing and the healer as a vibrant path to what is truly important to us.  I will share the healing ways of apple, hawthorne, rose, calendula, oats and other plants that nourish the heart of who we are.  What has heart and meaning for you? Come to the table and share.

 

Keya Kai Guimaraes ~ Alchemy of Healing Fern Hydrosols

Interested in steam-distillation? Interested in ferns? Come explore the medicinal magic of three Pacific Ferns through a live demonstration of steam-distillation. Weaving together a foundational introduction to alembic-still hydrosol her-story, natural perfumery and medicinal uses of ferns, we will distill a fresh Hawaiian fern into hydrosol in a copper still. Discover why these flower and plant waters are more bioavailable than essential oils, less volatile, and honor the medicine of plants in an eco-ethical manner.

Karen Joy Fletcher ~ Good Morning QiGong!

What’s a good way to start the day? One is to say YAY! The other is to practice Qigong! Qigong is an ancient yet evolving Chinese form of breath, meditation and movement. It provides simple yet powerful tools to cultivate our health, wisdom, creativity and connection to Life’s Mystery. It’s fun and you’ll feel fantastic! Also, as qigong enhances our ability to absorb the awesome-beauty-packed Qi of Nature, we’ll enjoy a “Qi shower” with Qi that our herbs, plants, land, waters, mountains and sky emit and share so abundantly and makes us glow. Come start your day with Qigong and “Yay”! 

 

Rachael Witt ~ Botanical Basics- A Beginner’s Guide to Plant Identification

Have you ever gazed at a landscape of green and wondered how to tell everything apart? In this workshop, we are going to expand our herbal awareness by identifying the patterns and shapes that make up individual plants. We will identify plants through the basics of botany. Come learn the fundamental botanical language describing how plants grow and stand apart from one another. It’s true- we are all unique amongst the family of things!

Reishi Strauss ~ The Fascinating World of Fungi

Dive deep into the magical world of mushrooms as we go over the basics of mushroom biology & ecology, discussing the evolutionary history of fungi and their ecological functions. We will explore the metaphors embedded in mycelial consciousness around nutrient sharing, interconnection, and decentralized power structures. We will discuss the multitude of applications for fungi, including medicine, mycoremediation, cultivation, psychedelic therapy, edibility, and more...

 

 

Susun Weed ~ Live Keynote Saturday 1:00pm-2:30pm

Susun will delight, disrupt and bring life to PWHC with her lively engaged presence. Not to be missed...

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