">

*If you have questions about any of these events please contact the organizers.

Animal Medicines, Plant Medicines with Matthew Wood

Location: Wisconsin

Friday, August 4th


Closeness to Nature, animals, plants, and dreamtime are characteristics most frequently associated with the shamanic path. In this class we will learn about the three selves of the shamans: conscious, animal, and dream, and why they are so important. Then we will study medicine animals – the animals serve as the spokespersons, so to speak, of our natural self and our unconscious. As we do this we will study the corresponding medicine plants, because the most powerful plants are associated with medicine animals and we learn back and forth, from kingdom to kingdom. A few examples:

bear (burdock, angelica, spikenard), elk and deer (wild bergamot and many mints, sumach, cleavers, dogwood---despite the name)

rabbit (rabbit tobacco, nettle, wild yam)

turtle (gravel root, boneset, oak, black walnut)

wolf (agrimony, cinquefoil, true solomon’s seal)

panther (valerian, catnip, chamomile, cramp bark)

underwater panther/catfish (white water lily, blue flag, true and false solomon’s seal, marshmallow root).  

Friday August 4th and 6th, 6:30pm-9:00pm
at DMB Windsor Neighborhood Center, Windsor WI (Just 4 miles north of Madison)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED - $35 per person
Send your registration check with your name, e-mail and phone # to:

Nativa Medica LLC, 3919 Gray Road, DeForest WI 53532

*You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your registration. Registration is final, no refunds. You may transfer your registration to someone else if you are unable to attend.


Pulse and Tongue Evaltuation with Matthew Wood

Location: Wisconsin

Saturday August 5th and Sunday August 6th

Pulse and tongue analysis is a practice dating back several thousand years. It was used as a diagnostic tool to indicate a person’s state of health, and provide vital information about the degree of imbalance. As a tool, it can augment any herbal intake methodology.

-Pulse evaluation methods will be based on Chinese and Greek antecedents (tissue states)
-Tongue evaluation is based on Chinese and Ayruvedic practices
-Western herbs and specific indications will be included
-Lecture and hands-on, as we will look at each others tongues and check pulses
-Be advised - this is an Intermediate to Advanced course. It is required that you have basic herbal knowledge to attend


Pulse
Methods are based on both Chinese and Greek antecedents, or tissue states: high/low, fast/slow, quick/rare (a Greek pulse), long/short, wide/narrow, regular/irregular, tense/relaxed, tight/loose, full/empty, hard/soft, strong/weak, choppy/slippery, thick blood/thin blood and others.

Tongue
Based on Chinese antecedents, and Ayurveda: differentiation of tongue types by tridosha: vata (dry, thin, medium to long), pitta (elongated, pointed, carmine red, muscular), kapha (thick, round, moist, sub-pink); and the differentiation between watery and oily secretions.


Matthew Wood has been a practicing herbalist since 1982 and is a renowned inspirational lecturer and author of several herb books including a book relevant to this class, called "Traditional Western Herbalism and Pulse Evaluation" co-written by Francis Bonaldo and Phyllis Light. He is a member of the American Herbalists Guild and has earned his Masters of Science degree from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine. Matthew lives in Wisconsin. For more information about Matthew, visit his website: www.matthewwoodherbs.com

Saturday and Sunday August 5th and 6th, 9:00am -5:30pm
at DMB Windsor Neighborhood Center, Windsor WI (Just 4 miles north of Madison),
lunch included both days (gluten free, soy free and vegetarian from Underground Foods)

Pre-registration required - $230 per person, includes lunch both days. If registering after July 15, send an e-mail to make sure there is still room. nativamedica@gmail.com
Send your registration check with your name, e-mail and phone # to:
Nativa Medica LLC, 3919 Gray Road, DeForest WI 53532

You will need to purchase the Pulse Evaluation book. Its best to read the entire book, but at a minimum read chapters 1, 2, 3 and 15 before class

*You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your registration. After July 1st, registration is final, no refunds. You may transfer your registration to someone else if you are unable to attend.


The PORTLAND SCHOOL OF HERBAL WISDOM
PRACTITIONER TRAINING


October-May 2017-2018-- Portland, OR

Register Here


Four, five-day intensives

A unique training for herbalists wanting to deepen their practice, and advanced herb students wanting to make the transition to becoming practitioners. Under the guidance of Matthew Wood and Sean Donahue, students will gain a deep grounding in the philosophy and practice of Traditional Western Herbalism, hone their clinical skills, and learn to integrate magical tools and perspectives in their practice. The training will include:
• Vitalist philosophy and practice
• Herbalism and The Three Selves
• Identifying the six tissue states as a basis for herbal practice
• Practices for inner education, grounding, centering, attunement, and protection
• Tongue and pulse evaluation
• Constitutional Evaluation
• Working with earthly and celestial cycles
• Physical, psychological, spiritual, and magical properties of Herbs
• Opportunities to observe Sean and Matthew in practice
To stay updated as details emerge, 

Register Here