I am an herbal practitioner in the Energetic model aligned with the Wise Woman and European herbal traditions, and draw from the wisdom of Chinese Medicine and Five Element Theory. I empower people to be their own healer in relationship with others who are also their own healer, and to seek the answers within by reclaiming an inner navigation system that leads us to exactly what we need in any given moment. I am a conduit, resource and guide for your journey to wholeness.
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, I lived with the Seminole Indians at the Musa Isle Indian Village. All of my childhood summers were spent in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina where I currently reside and was introduced to herbal lore. I love to write, travel, garden, hike, cook, dance and play music. www.theasummerdeer.com
Hidden Treasure: Kidney Yin, Adrenal Burnout, and the Water Element
Healing the Heart-Mind: Mental Health and the Fire Element
I am a Certified Home Funeral Consultant, Green Burial Guide, and a Licensed Funeral Director in Washington State. I help others imagine and put in place their “ideal” after-death plans, so that at the time of death, those wishes can be realized, and family and friends left behind are empowered to say good-bye in natural and healing ways.
I am an ordained minister and celebrant, and received my Masters in Inter-faith Spiritual Direction from David Spangler’s Lorian Center for Incarnational Spirituality. I trained as an Anthroposophical Waldorf Kindergarten teacher as well, and for twenty years helped children, families and communities “Live a Spiritual Year,” celebrating festivals together through the seasons. I am a student of both Western and Eastern spiritual traditions (Anthroposophy, Dzog Chen and Tibetan Buddhism, Celtic Faery Faith/Ceile De and Incarnational Spirituality) and I have forged my own authentic path from such immersion.
I take joy in helping others develop authentic spiritual practices and ceremony – in life and in death – ones that express individual and collective creativity, sacredness, connection and wholeness.
Reimagining Death: Stories and Practical Wisdom (3 hour Intensive)
is a clinical herbalist who has worked with the plant world her whole life. After running garden centers in Colorado, she started her own landscaping company, working with commercial and residential clients designing and installing gardens for twelve years. Changing focus, she turned to her true passion, medicinal herbs, and attended the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies, receiving certification through their advanced program in clinical herbalism. She has been the owner of Chrysalis Herbs for the last 20 years, where she conducts herb walks, teaches, and writes extensively on herbs, herb crafting, wild edibles, cooking, and gardening. www.chrysalisherbs.com
Herbal Happy Hour
The Herbal Pantry: Preserving, Enhancing and Storing Herbs
I am Tina Glaessner owner of Crimson Sage Nursery a certified Organic online Medicinal Herb Nursery nestled in the rugged Klamath river valley of Northern California. I have been been growing and propagating plants of all kinds for over 30 years. I started as a market gardener growing diverse food crops, flowers and specializing in gourmet Greens and fresh cut culinary herbs. As time went on I began selling extra medicinal plants along with my herbal products and realized there was a huge need for certified organic Medicinal plants. I acquired Crimson Sage nursery in 2005 which allowed me to expand into online sales and have been propagating and growing well over 350 different medicinal herbs that are shipped nationwide. My goal is to empower herbalists to grow as much of their own medicine as possible, bringing the direct plant connection back to the forefront of herbal medicine.
Tiffany Renee is a Medicine Woman of black and indigenous lineage: a clinical herbalist, ordained lightworker, birthworker, and writer focused on helping people heal in mind, body, and spirit. She is a ceremonialist of everyday things: bringing two together in sacred Union, guiding newborn souls in, transitions into parenthood, miscarriage, and guiding souls onward. She is the Keeper of Sacred Space, Divine Feminine, and Sacred Dance. When she isn’t working with others one-on-one, Tiffany is teaching dance, taichi or developing new herbalism-based food recipes for those living with chronic illness.
is an MPH, writer, adventurer and qigong instructor, She loves sharing her passions of qigong, Earthgym and nature connection with people around the world. She is a personal student of ZY Qigong Grandmaster Xu Mingtang, has trained with him at Shaolin Monastery in China and traveled with him worldwide. Also a student of Master Chinese Medicine doctor, Dr. Zhao Fuxue, she serves as his interpreter when in the U.S. Inspired from extensive training with Mick Dodge, she offers qigong and Earthgym movement programs, locally and abroad. Karen also leads Qigong, Tea & Nature Retreat trips in Western China. www.karenjoyfletcher.com
Musings the Earth's Song through Sticks and Stones
The Magic of Mugwort (艾葉) & Moxibustion (灸)
is a traditional healer, certified nurse midwife, and certified family nurse practitioner who integrates craniosacral therapy, ancestral hands on healing, curanderismo, herbal medicine, and allopathic and functional medicine into her practice as needed. Ceci practices Sacred Health Care for your body, your mind, your heart, and your soul, teaching self care and listening to one’s own inner wisdom, which make self care so easy and joyful. Ceci is guided by her ancestors in daily activities and in her health and body work. www.SacredGoodMedicine.com
Women's Self Care/Self Blessing
is a generational plant digger and mountain woman steeped in the traditions of Appalachia wildcrafting. From poacher to plant protector and land steward Laurie has a unique perspective and insight into commercial wild harvesting and the preservation of populations of At Risk medicinal plants of the Appalachian Mountains. Her special connection with the plants—especially Ginseng, which she lovingly calls Ginny Seng---guides her work. Laurie’s passion is connecting people to the plants and heritage of Appalachia, breathing new life into old traditions, and promoting sustainable harvesting methods. She dedicates her time to rescuing plants and motivating others to create sanctuaries for At Risk plants.
I have been a Homebirth Midwife, Nurse, Herbalist and Educator since the 1970’s, working with women and families from Birth through the Childbearing years and with the Elders through aging until their passing. I have ministered weddings, funerals and rituals of passage for more than 30 years. An avid organic gardener and gatherer, I practice yoga, walk, write, and travel. I am mother of 8, grandmother of 12. My husband Tom and I live half time in our home in Liberty Lake, Wa. and half time at our off-grid mountain home in North Idaho, where we enjoy Outdoor Living and Wildcrafting with family and friends. We share our lives with our dog Quinn and two cats, Shiloh and Ulu. I currently work for Horizon Hospice in Spokane, Washington.
Backyard Herbs for Healing
Women's Cycles: Wise Woman Strategies for Menstrual Pain, PCOS and Endometriosis
loves welcoming women and girls into the magic of the green world that surrounds us. Through forest and garden learning adventures, writings, and illustration, she helps the herbal curious to get down and dirty getting to know the plants and their healing ways and to discover what the plants reveal about our truest nature. An instructor with the Vashon Wilderness Program, Jane is the creator/ mentor of VWP's herbal girls camps. Sacred plant medicine and traditional Western herbalism are her well-spring. Jane is author-illustrator of Paloma and Wings: a Kids Herbal Comic. www.Foresthalls.org
Hildegard of Bingen's Herbal Energetics for the Family Herbalist
Tree Secrets: A Walk into a Pacific Northwest Ogham
Julie Charette Nunn
Crow's Daughter is a shamanic herbalist and long-time teacher, herbal crafter, organic gardener/farmer, goat herd and successful business owner from Whidbey Island in Washington State. She teaches listening as a way to gain access to the abundant wisdom in nature, and supports people to open themselves to greater possibility by sharing their gifts. She offers shamanic herbal apprenticeships, wisdom circles, home study courses and individual mentorships sessions in the shamanic herbal tradition of the wise woman. Julie’s specialty is connecting people in nature to learn more deeply who they are. www.crowsdaughter.com
Cultivating Resilience with Herbal Healing & Connection in Nature
The Rituals of Autumn
is a CNM, (Certified Nurse Midwife) and MSN, (Masters of Science,
Hello, I have lived awhile and now have more questions than ever, it is so interesting. I
have worked as an RN and Advanced Practice Nurse in midwifery in hospitals and in
women’s clinics for decades. I have a woman’s body with a full spectrum of women’s
experiences (mother, grandmother, learning herbalist) and would like to talk with other
women about topics that are important to us but have had no time to discuss in 15 minute office visits. I hope I can offer a blend of art and science in these discussions. It is time for new dreaming of a new world where women are aware of the power with which they were born.
Understanding Your Fertility
Changing Woman (gasp) Goes Through The Menopause Portal
is an herbalist in the Wise Woman Tradition, and sadhak on the path of sound. One foot in the corporate world, and one foot in the esoteric realms, Jennifer lives the example of bridging spiritual life with daily work life. Sparkling and dynamic, Jennifer offers private/group classes on various herbal topics, and Sound workshops in the greater Seattle area. Jai Ma! www.seattleherbalist.com
Nettle: The Gateway to Transformation
Women's Songs, Women Drumming
is a wild-crafter, wise woman herbalist, gardener, educator and an advocate for land stewardship. After years of studying plant ecology and ethnobotany in various places around the world, she came to the Pacific Northwest to root herself in herbal traditions and ancestral skills. Rachael is a student of the natural world and, in return, finds herself teaching both kids and adults the wonderful ways of wandering and connecting with place. Her path as a healer is weaving together the sacred and profane, hands on earth connection, beauty, and the art of simple living. She is studying the merging of traditional Chinese, Ayurveda and Western herbalism while growing, wildcrafting and infusing local plant medicine. www.WildnessWithinLiving.com
Walking with Ancestral Wisdom
Traditions of Herbal Vinegar
Jackie Levin is a Board Certified Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse and Wellness Coach, published author, public speaker and patient advocate with more than 30 years of experience in healthcare. As a healthcare provider in urban and rural communities from New York to Port Townsend, Jackie blends indigenous wisdom healing ways with holistic nursing modalities to bring balance, harmony and health in caring for ourselves, others and the planet. With her expertise in mindfulness practices, nature-based healing retreats, and health and leadership coaching, Jackie’s programs bring unique approaches to discovering aspects of ourselves to live, work and love more fully.c
Stress: How Anti-Oxidant Herbs and Mindfulness Practice Help Protect Us From Free-Radicals
Self-Care for Health: A Wholistic Approach to Well-Being
Singer • Songwriter • Poet • Musician • Artist • Gardener • Builder • Country woman • Crochet Artist • Seamstress • Gemstone Beader • Drummer • Dancer • Bell Ringer • Song Singer • Seeker of Wisdom, Inspiration, Peace • Lover of horses, music, women, organic food, small tiny things, nature, crisp apples, country living, wood heat, sacred geometry, quantum physics, herbal medicine, fabric, fairies, frequency, family
Known in the world for many years as Mimi Baczewska, Mosa re-invented herself after surviving "the pause that refreshes." Now, in refresh mode, she has taken the name Mosa which reflects the meaning "active knowing." www.mosazone.com
Songs of the Garden
Singing, singing, singing Materia musica...
As a 20 year old, I was working in a collectively run organic food store, getting to know the farmers who were growing my food, and encouraging respect and closeness to the earth through my work. I have continued to cultivate this path as the steward of a small urban farm in the Oakland hills with goats, chickens, bees and a beautiful vegetable garden. I am a musician, I teach cheese making classes, backyard chicken and goat keeping workshops, have an Energy Medicine healing practice, and feel the importance of my deeply rooted connection to this beautiful planet in all that I do.
Sacred Anatomy Chi Gung and Plant Sensing
Denise Joy is a fourth generation herbalist with an herbal tradition passed from woman to woman in the oral tradition. Denise celebrates her herbal lineage from her Ukrainian Gypsy great grandmother who guided her early training, from age nine to fourteen. She has also gained knowledge through books and self-teaching and has been augmented by studying with renowned herbalists and healers in Hawaii and Washington State. Denise carries a way of life connected with place and community. For over thirty-two years she has owned and operated Mountain Spirit Herbals, where she makes, grows, and wild crafts much of the company’s product.
“Plants are like people,” Each one has a distinct personality. Without knowing their personalities it is really hard to mix them together.” Over the years of studying and learning from plants, Denise has mastered the art of combining medicinal herbs to heal and care for her community. www.mountainspiritherbco.com
Healthy Lungs: Asthma & All that Jazz
Denise is the Herbal First Aide go-to for PWHC 2019
spins yarns and catches story. A weaver of heart and soul in the wise woman tradition, EagleSong is a seasoned generative gardener and community centered herbalist with over 4 decades of practice. In an ever-simmering cauldron of possibility, recipes for cultivating life with meaning are skillfully crafted for those eager to bring more life to their life through Healing From the Ground Up herbal apprenticeship at the Pacific Wise Woman Center.
Story medicine quickens a sense of our world as holy, mysterious and worthy of care...and anyone can do it! www.eaglesong-gardener.com
PWHC Welcome: Strong Earth Medicine ~ A Woman's Perspective
Herbal Medicine Making in 2 Parts
5th Annual Pacific Women's Herbal Conference
(Please note: Teachers subject to change)
Sept. 25~27, 2020
Vashon Island, WA 98070
Cultivating inspiration, connection and transformation the wise woman way...