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Nutritional Herbalism - Energetic Medicine Mentorship

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Wild Nutritional Herbalism - Energetic Medicine
 
3- Season Mentorship 

Begins Earth Day! - April 22nd to Nov. 5th. 2017

 Increase your confidence and relationship with the wild-edible plants of your bio-region and discover practical methods for improving the vitality and health of both your inner and outer landscapes. 

We are surrounded by free food – gourmet, organic, super-nutritious foods that grow in our back yards and fields. Millions of years of evolution have perfectly designed human organisms to thrive on local, organic, wild foods to sustain and regenerate. There is a natural harmony that is built into the system that, when listened to, and understood allow both inner and outer environments to thrive. How do we reclaim this innate indigenous knowledge?

The Nutritional Herbalism Mentorship invites you to enter the rich and diverse vocabulary of the plant world. To understand it’s complex language of interconnected relationships, constituents and properties, subtle healing energies and nutritional value. To reclaim your birthright to grow, gather, prepare and store wholesome foods that truly support your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual vitality is the journey that this Mentorship offers you. 

The Mentorship weaves deep plant connection, nature immersion, deep ecology, systems thinking and ecological principles, with an in-depth study of edible plants, edible foraging skills, food preparation and nutritional properties, and storage through each of the seasons.  

Never before has this been more important. As corporations increasingly limit access to whole, healthy, non-gmo, non-pesticide foods; as they inhibit our ability to grow our own foods from untampered seeds; as they devastate landscape and with it the nutritional content of our food, we are each called to rethink and redo our food systems. By emphasizing whole systems (discovering relationships, connections and patterns) and working within a living systems context (embracing diversity, resiliency and health), the mentorship program helps empower individuals to support themselves and communities in the regeneration of ecological processes that enrich social interactions and create lasting prosperity. Crafting and using edible wild plants from an ecological systems approach integrates the needs of the 

individual with the needs of one’s bioregion. This is the next step in achieving food security and the health of future generations.

This is a Hands-On Experience

The mentorship offers a beautiful blend of modern science and trans-disciplinary knowledge essential to becoming a nutritional, herbal educator, with a wide-range of hands-on experience in the gardens, fields, forest and kitchen.

"To become a true herbalist, means to be sensitive to the being of the herbs, to commune in receptive awareness with the plant-light of the universe. It is to listen when the plant speaks, to speak to the plant as to another human being, and to look upon it as one's teacher." 
~Dr. David Frawley and Dr, Vasant Lad, The Yoga of Herbs

Establishing an Ecologically-Centered Career  

Over the past 35 years I have successfully operated numerous herbal practices and businesses, from being a practitioner, educator, writer, author, running a forest garden nursery, and co-director of the activities at The Living Centre. If your desire is to establish an ecologically-centered and wholistic career, and would find support valuable to reaching your goals, a mentorship is a wonderful way to acquire the necessary confidence, information and experience. 

 

The Leadership Pathway

Who is this mentorship program for?

"To become a true herbalist, means to be sensitive to the being of the herbs, to commune in receptive awareness with the plant-light of the universe. It is to listen when the plant speaks, to speak to the plant as to another human being, and to look upon it as one's teacher." 
~Dr. David Frawly and Dr, Vasant Lad, The Yoga of Herbs

We are looking for enthusiastic agents-of-change who are ready to co-design new approaches to the way we live that are socially just and ecologically sustainable. We are looking for those prepared to take risks and stand on the cutting-edge of new practice in this area.

My Intention of this Mentorship Program

My intention is to work with inspired and self-motivated students who want to move their herbal and ecological education beyond bookwork and into hands-on experience. So while distance educational learning and classroom learning can be of great value there are times we need to move beyond theory. My desire is especially to support individuals who want to build a long-term and deepening relationship with the wild edible plants. 

This program has evolved from 35-years of working with students and supporting them in transitioning to thriving careers. The more knowledgeable and confident practicing educators we have the greater the potential to create a positive future! 

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” ~Plutarch

What this Mentorship Pathway offers you

A mentorship program is a great adjunct to your own self-directed studies, or as a complement to a long-distance nutrition, herbalism, forest gardening or permaculture course you have taken or are enrolled in. Throughout the mentorship program we work together to accelerate your growth in your studies. The ability to work with complicated challenges can be dramatically reduced. This program helps build confidence as an herbal educator. 

This program offers simple yet effective processes, systems and structures that you can utilize in resolving some of the major challenges in your life, and on the planet.

It engages students in active practice of the fundamentals of ecological design through real life situations. The methodology, called "action learning," allows students to learn professional design skills of both inner and outer ecological regeneration and documentation techniques by carrying out their choice of project work while maintaining regular contact with me. Participants may continue their studies beyond this program to complete one of our diploma courses. 

The mentorship program is about gaining the tools to apply ecological wholistic nutrition of wild edible plant understanding and experience and apply this immediately into your life. Feeling rooted and self-assured, knowing that you are not alone in your desires and visions for a vibrant life.

The objective of this program is that all participants take action in their own communities. Envision yourselves as a pebble thrown into a still pond. The pebble is the journey you are about to embark on and the pond is the Earth. Each time a pebble is tossed into the pond it evokes a ripple. Every ripple will spread out in a concentric ring from every pebble tossed. If there are enough pebbles thrown into the pond, the entire surface of Earth will be covered with ripples. 

This action-learning program is process-oriented, learner-directed, and focused on designing and implementing real-life projects. Participants in the program carry out projects in their communities with support.

Mentorship Program Process

For 40 years Shantree has shared his passion of wild edible nutrition and practical herbalism, now for the first time he has integrating and created this unique experiential plant journey. An integrative system of philosophies, personal transformation strategies and ancient indigenous wisdom will be shared to develop and deepen into the powers of plant medicine.

With the wild edibles and living plants as our guides, we begin to see through eyes of connection and oneness. Living rooted in the cycles and laws of the natural world yields a strategy for crafting joyful cultures of connection.  

Join in on this Incredible Edible Wild Food Adventures!

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

This Nutritional Herbalism Mentorship weaves deep wild plant connection, nature immersion, eco-philosophy, deep ecology, systems thinking and ecological principles, with deep listening and self-awareness skills as an essential aspect of nutritional herbalism and energetic medicine.

Processes and practices include visioning and manifestation, communication skills, the energetic language of Nature, a map for navigating through understanding plant medicine, an exploration into cultural plant practices and methodologies, cultivating deep plant connection, balance and inner resilience, the arts, and other time-tested processes.

Every session includes practices that reconnect us to the primal forces of living plants and the elements - Air, Fire, Water, Earth, and Ether. These experiences refine our ability to consciously participate in life's self-healing activity and creative unfolding between head, heart and hands.

APPROACH
Within a community of like-minded plant adventurers, (maximum of 10 participants), held in the beauty of nature’s embrace at The Living Centre Eco-spiritual Forest Garden Sanctuary, we will explore key ingredients for creating a herbal community to support a bioregional culture shift. Within this supportive community, which makes it easier to overcome challenges, and blocks that keep you from experiencing your full potential and creative edge. 

THE SEASONAL PATHWAY

This experiential pathway will take us through the seasons of the plants of spring, summer and fall. My intention of this mentorship is to support individuals in becoming herbal community advocates for the edible and nutritional plants. The mentorship includes home study material and assignments. 

** Upon completion of this mentorship you will receive a Nutritional Herbalism Mentorship Certificate.

NUTRITIONAL HERBALISM - ENERGETIC MEDICINE
THE SENSORY LANGUAGE OF PLANTS
April 22-24

Wild plants have been used traditional peoples throughout history and still are today. The food energetics of wild foods support our well being - well beyond our physical body. They connect us the deep source of the earth. We explore the energetic medicine of plants in an inspiring and practical format. Connecting with the healing essence of plants and knowing a plant medicine through the five senses. A hands-on, participatory and enlightening experience.

  • The Constitutional Blueprint
  • Symbiotic Relationships
  • The Regenerative Power of the Five Elements
  • Herbal Energetics: The Healing Tastes
  • Nurturing the Senses & Deepening Intimacy with the Plants
  • Wild Nutritional Vegetables & Micronutrients

"The more we eat wild, it begins to work inside us, altering us. Once we have tasted this wildness, we begin to hunger for a food long denied us, and more we eat of it the more we will awaken." 
~Stephen Harrod Buhner, The Secret Teachings of Plants

HERBALISM, WILD NUTRITION & FOREST GARDENING (7-Day Intensive)
JUNE 2-9 

Together we will create a plant lover's tribe, an in-depth journey of the many facets of what it means to be a community forest garden herbalist. A deepening of herbal ecology and regenerative teachings and values and uses of nutritional wild edible plants, medicinal and sacred plants and trees of our ecological landscape, discover nature’s essential permaculture plants of our bioregion. 

This practical multi-dimensional approach to herbalism and forest gardening experience of plants and trees of the bioregion you'll learn where to find them, when and how to gather them, and how to prepare them.

The purpose of this 7-day hands-on living experience is to deepen our understanding of our local environment and get back in touch with local wild plants. By studying foraging and nature we enjoy our renewable resources and reaffirm our commitment to preserving and rebuilding our ecological riches. To reclaim our heritage of herbal medicinal food forests for health, healing and living. Here is an opportunity to "get your feet" wet and explore this approach and style of learning.

NUTRITIONAL HERBALISM: 
THE INCREDIBLE EDIBLE ADVENTURE

August 12 -14

An in-depth journey of the many facets, values and uses of nutritional wild edible plants, nutrient-dense plants and trees of our ecological landscape, discover nature’s essential permaculture plants of our bioregion. This practical training of Carolinian Canada's edible plants will cover where to find them, when and how to gather them, and how to prepare them.

The purpose of this hands-on training is to deepen our understanding of our local environment and get back in touch with local wild foods. By studying foraging and nature we enjoy our renewable resources and reaffirm our commitment to preserving and rebuilding our ecological riches.

  • An Essential Guide from Dirt to Plate
  • Plant Identification Using the Six Tastes
  • The Nutrition of Wild Foods
  • Timing the Wild Harvest
  • Creating Weed Tea Fertilizer
  • Recipes for Living Deep

"One is tempted to say that the most human plants, after all, are the weeds." 
~John Burrou

NUTRITIONAL HERBALISM: 
DISCOVERING LOCAL SUPER FOODS
September 23-25

Is there such a thing as a 'superfood' or 'superherb' and if so why are they so good for you?

Natural superfoods and superherbs are foods that provide more vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, chlorophyll and other nutrients than other foods. Superfoods tend to increase your health, energy and vitality. Some superherbs are discovered in the delicate, lush south coast of Canada. Many of these plants have been consumed for years, some of which date back centuries and once again are becoming more common as people are discovering the amazing diversity we have in this region.

Different edible herbs are good for you in different ways. However, there are a group of so called 'superfoods' that can claim to be above all others because of their exceptional nutritional value. In this training you will learn how to recognize and use these plants. There are dozens of these extra special herbs growing in our bioregion. We will go through an in-depth exploration of the Essential Dozens that you do not want to be without.

  • Developing Nutrient-Dense Recipes
  • Wild Mineral Supplements
  • Local Edible Weed Ferments
  • Making Green Super Powders
  • The Incredible Edible Feasts
  • Creating a Local Wild Living Lifestyle Program

"Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favour compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life." 
~T. A. Edison
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CELEBRATING AND SHARING OUR PASSION:
GOING FORTH
November 4-5

Our final session prepares the way to re-weave ourselves back into modern culture making our vision and purpose reality. The focus of this time is supporting you in clarifying, shaping, energizing and fulfilling your vision. We give plenty of time to explore how, in a world that is increasingly chaotic and unstable, our unique service can support the crafting of joyful cultures of connection. Identifying key inner and outer resources, creating a supportive community, and following the herbal guidelines will allow us to confidently anchor and nurture the service passion you bring into the healing of our community. This final 2-day weekend will be the opportunity to share your passion and express your creativity with our community. 

As we grasp new conceptual frameworks by applying practical-nutritional regenerative design techniques, we learn essential skills for replenishing and regenerating ourselves, our ecological biospheres, and our human communities back home.

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
~Howard Thurman

THE LOCAL WILD LIVING DESIGN
INTRODUCTORY WEEKEND 

March 11 -12, 2017
This 2-Day Foundational workshop offer an opportunity to both learn and experience the essentials of plant medicine and forest gardening. For those wish to go deeper through one of these mentorships, a credit of $200 will go towards the full cost of the mentorship. Learn more>

1. Case Studies

Our time together is a perfect opportunity for you to present difficult or new case studies that you are working on. Case studies give you real life examples of how to apply ecological and wholistic design processes as well as highlighting new areas of study. 

2. Questions and Clarifications

You will be encouraged to write down your challenges, so that we can discuss and explore these together. I will shed light on the subjects in addition to pointing you to the resources that will answer your questions more in-depth. 

3. Needing Accountability?

Over the years correspondence students have repeatedly shared how they have struggled and gone off course before completing their course assignments and lessons. A mentorship program will offer you a space to create educational practices and be held accountable for coursework goals. 

4. Time Management Skills

One common challenge that comes up for individuals in the course of study is not having enough time in the day to do everything they want. Skilled in time management myself, I can support you in getting the most creativity out of my daily and on-going projects. 

5. Field Studies

Learn first hand how to read the internal and external landscapes. Know how to recognize plants and ecosystems and what grows in what habitat. Develop the essential skills of taking and tracking case studies. Design herbal regenerative lifestyle protocols for yourself and others. Craft a community service that will be a sustainable livelihood and have a sense of fulfillment. 

This transformative ecological herbal coaching process supports you to deepen your personal connections with plants, nature, community and your own unique gifts and vision.

6. Designing You Own Focused Venture

As part of your journey, you will be invited to identify a project through which to actualize the tools of the program. Designing your own focus can be an extension of the work you will do during the early phases of your mentorship program.

You may either have a very good idea of what such a focus learning experience before you start your this program and/or you may observe during your mentorship material for coherent patterns. You may wish, with help from your facilitator, to aggregate topics to create a focused concentration for your program.

Your focus design may serve other participants who might like to consider modifying your focus design for their own purposes.

'Design Your Own' focused learning to inspire you to imagine how you might create a focused custom-tailored to suit your own personal passions. Here are just a few examples:

  • Start a wild edible feasting food venture
  • Begin foraging and marketing those incredible edibles
  • Initiate a herbal education business

Your project may also focus on more personal or “inner” forms of transformation. Growth is the work of a lifetime and each person's path is different. Your transformation and project will reflect your own aspirations and callings.

You will need to name the focus of your degree design pathway at least 2 to 3 months prior to completion. This will be done in consultation with your mentor. 

This mentorship program is designed as a modular spiral, which deepens with each training session. We meet approximately one 3-day weekend every other month and one-7-day intensive, during each session participants will be introduced to new content, while sharing in an experience as a tribal clan and of deep connection with the plant world. We begin with gratitude and setting collective intentions, spend our days in various configurations of small and as a group, learning together in the natural world, and end by sharing lunches and gathering in a circle. The learning and support continues through the seasons, with One-on-One sessions, small group tutoring sessions, buddy check-ins, and application of the educational materials. The progression of moving between the deep-dive training 3-day weekends and then having time to integrate and apply the content through the seasons makes the curriculum come alive and enhances a new way of being, living, being, and engaging the world. 

The time commitment for your participation will vary by individual. We request that participants attend ALL of the weekend trainings, as unison is fundamental to building harmony and trust for our collective experience and deepening journey. If previous commitments mean having to miss more than two or three days of the program, please consider reapplying at another date. Outside of the weekend trainings, you can expect to spend approximately 10 to 20 hours between trainings in peer coaching and engaging in program projects on your own time. The research programs are designed to incorporate into and empower the life that you choose to lead and the work that you do with the plant kingdom. Please consider your capacity to participate fully before applying to the program.  

“True education does not consist merely in the acquiring of a few facts of science, history, literature,  or art, but in the development of character.”  
~David O. McKay

Includes:

  • 18-Full Day Training Program
  • Integrative Home-Study Research Projects
  • Three 60-minute One-on-One Sessions between each training
  • Handouts and mentoring hands-on experience
  • All meals will be provided the first weekend. During subsequent weekends local, wild, live food  potluck lunches will be organized for the first 2 days of the weekend. Organic, vegan meals will be provided by The Living Centre for the 3rd day of each weekend. 

Also includes the following herbal textbooks: 

  • The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival ~Katrina Blair, 2014
  • Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt To Plate ~John Kallas, 2010
  • Nature's Garden: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants ~Samuel Thayer, 2010
  • The Yoga of Herbs, ~David Dr. Frawley and Vasant Dr. Lad, 1993
  • The Healing Tastes ~Shantree Kacera, D.N., Ph.D. 
  • The Incredible Edibles Handbook ~Shantree Kacera, D.N., Ph.D.
  • The Healing Tastes Whole Food & Wild Edibles Recipes ~Shantree Kacera, D.N., Ph.D. 

What You Will Experience?

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
~Benjamin Franklin

You will come out of this program with an unique "Mentorship Medicine Pouch" a compendium of specific skills, practices, and approaches to improve your well-being and effectiveness as a wild food herbal educator. Topics include visioning, effective communication, project development and stewardship, the aptitude to design and honour commitments, effective use of time and energy. We will also explore aspects of inner leadership, such as cultivating gratitude, balance, ‘inner resilience’, and exercises to root and ground your leadership in the heart, in nature, and in partnership with a community of other leaders.

Through this herbal regeneration design program you will learn a new way of thinking and being. You will experience what is naturally yours – an intimate relationship with the edible wild plants. You will discover to source your leadership from this connection and stay attuned to the patterns in your own life, creating a new level of success and awareness in your stepping forth - empowered.

You will explore the correlation between ecological design thinking and the related disciplines of bioregionalism and ecology and their application to herbal design;

The foundation of an ecological world view (deep ecology, systems thinking, Gaia theory) and the application of living systems principles to the design of systems, objects and places;

You will develop personal and group enquiry practices to raise awareness of the interdependent relationship between the individual, society and nature and between theory, experience and practice;

You will develop and enhance your design, communication, facilitation skills in support of communities of place and interest;

You will make use of a range of tools, methods and facilitation techniques to project delivery;

You will co-create participatory hands-on practices, and theoretical principles for new approaches to the regenerative ecological design process of projects and apply these both in class, and application in your community projects. Learn how to assess the connection between the environment and built form, behaviour, well-being and resource consumption using both research indicators and case studies.

“All the beauty that's been lost before wants to find us again”

Ecological Regeneration article>>

Testimonials

"I am loving listening to your sharings and your enthusiasm for the plants. I am soo wonder filled hearing you talk about permaculture, forest gardening and herbal plants and your land your articulation and wisdom is awe inspiring. Much Thanks!" ~Natalie Krueger

"Shantree has vision and a special way of creating a garden that seems to match the spirit of the land. He brings touches to every corner that make the whole garden such a joy to be in. Thank you for all that you have given me and for the beautiful work you are doing!" ~James

"I've learned so many valuable lessons. Shantree you are so wise. You are such an honorable teacher. This has been a milestone along my path. For that, I am so thankful." ~Maya

"Honestly, I loved your teaching style, really clear and confident presentation of sometimes really in-depth material. I found your teaching style to be compassionate and patient and never once felt afraid to ask a question. That was the best workshop on soils I've seen. I've studied with a number of organic gardening teachers and that's the first time someone has put it in a way that I can understand and see the big picture. Thank you." ~Heather

“I wanted to further my studies with Natural Healing. I found an On-line Course through The Living Centre - Practical Herbalism. It was my Dream to do this Course. Amazing Course my brain was always thinking on the Course and the answers to the Questions. Shantree is an Amazing Teacher and the knowledge he has he shares with you and always answers and helps you along the Course. Thank you for making my Dreams come true.” ~Valerie 

"As I reflect on the educational aspects of our program, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for contributing to our internship program’s educational programming this year. As always, visiting you folks is a highlight for the interns. They always come back from this trip with a greater understanding of herbal plants and forest gardening and a respect for the diversity of food growing styles. They had this to say “A wonderful, pioneering place! They helped educate about organics and now they're taking the next step towards forest gardening.” ~Jaye Crawford, Ignatius Farm Interns, 2012

"I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for contributing to our internship program this year. For the interns, our day at the Living Centre was a definite highlight of the internship. We left feeling inspired and full of new ideas. It was fabulous to see such a successful example of what Permaculture, herbalism and forest gardening can be and how we can go about implementing their principles in our own lives.

Field trips, workshops and farm tours greatly enhance the internship experience by exposing interns to a diversity of farming and food systems and planting ideas for directions they will choose as they move forward. Not all interns will pursue farming as a career path, but what is certain is that they all have a deepened appreciation for farming and will become advocates for sustainable food systems in their own ways.

We deeply appreciate that you have been open to sharing your time and knowledge with us this season. On behalf of the entire Ignatius Farm CSA team, thank you once again for your involvement in educating for a healthy food system for the future. With gratitude."
~Kailea MacGillivray
Senior Education Intern and Volunteer Coordinator
Ignatius Farm CSA

Shantree Kacera, D.N., Ph.D. 

Shantree is Certified Permaculture Designer & Educator, an Ayurvedic Live-Food Nutritionist, Ecological Herbalist with a specialty in Forest Gardening with over with 40-years experience. Shantree's deep spiritual connection to the Earth has drawn him into the teachings of shamanic and earth wisdom practices as well as Carolinian Canada native plant preservation and studies. He is a passionate edible forest gardener, and well known for his unique circular medicinal-wheel garden and medicine trail with over 1,000 species of edible and medicine plants and trees through the 50-acre botanical sanctuary. Since the mid 1980's Shantree has been applying permaculture practices. Creating his own unique approach to how does Permaculture work in a northern temperate climate. After 35 years I am now sharing this integrative experience with participants who come here to study these ancient healing arts of ecology. Learn more>

Guest Presenters

Lorenna Bousquet-Kacera is a Certified Permaculture Educator with a specialty in evolutionary regeneration at the personal, ecological and spiritual levels. She is the founder of Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings, practices that support an earth-based cosmology, teaching visionary and practical solutions for personal and social change. Her many years of exploration of nutrition and the love of the wild plants and deep ecology provides individuals with the skills to reconnect with the 'original instructions' revealed to us through nature. These skills awaken the potential to bring active, practical solutions for personal, community and environmental benefit. She believes that everything we need to know about how to live extraordinary lives we find the answers to in nature. 
Learn more>

 

Jayme Cannon didn’t fully understand what she was getting herself into when she signed up for the Traditional Herbalist program at The Living Earth School of Herbalism in the year 2000… little did she know that her decision would forever change the way she saw and experienced her world.

Jayme’s herbal training began with a strong focus on local, sustainably wildcrafted medicine. Much of her dispensary has been harvested from forests, so when she discovered Permaculture and Food Forests, she knew she had found a path that would further deepen her connection with the plant world. She took her Permaculture Design Certificate at The Living Centre in 2011, and has studied with Lorenna and Shantree for the last 5 years. Recently, she has taken on a 3-acre Pear Orchard Rehabilitation project at The Living Centre with her partner.

As care taker of the Forest Garden Farmacy, she enjoys providing people with locally grown and sustainably wildcrafted edibles and medicinals. 

Other passionate, nature connected herbal teachers will join Shantree and offer their unique teachings during the program. 

"It is the supreme art of the educator to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." 
~Albert Einstein

Dates

Saturday - Monday
9-5pm

April 22 -24
June 2 - 9 (7-Day Immersion)
August 12 -14
September 17-19
November 4 - 5 (Final Presentation)

Option: March 11-12, 2017
The Local Wild Living Design Introductory Workshop

  

Registration

NOTE: Only 6 positions left

Total Value - $3200

Your Price - $2500
Early-Bird Price: $2250
Save $250 if you register by Feb. 28 2017

$250 Discount off regular price if you attend 
The Local Wild Living Design Introductory Weekend March 11-13, 2017

SPECIAL - Take Both Nutritional Herbalism and Practical Herbalism Mentorship Programs Together for $4500

To maintain a high quality of learning and care, the Mentorship is limited to only 10 participants.

  • Alumni or Full-Time Students - who have competed a six or more month Immersion, Mentorship Program or Four-Season Permaculture Course Graduates - $2000
  • Partner/Spouse Discount - Partners who take the course together get the second tuition at an additional $250 off of the regular price.
  • Full-time Students - $2000
  • Work-Trade - Partial positions are available.
  • Scholarships - Partial scholarships are available upon request
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  • A $500 deposit will guarantee your spot
    * Register for the Mentorship and one of our herbal or nutrition correspondence courses for a reduced price of $3000. A savings of $850 when taken together.

    This mentorship program can be an integrated part of our Visionary Herbalism Diploma or Ayurvedic Living Nutrition Diploma.

    Does not include taxes, travel and accommodations.

    The first weekend our organic and vegan meals will be provided by The Living Centre. During subsequent weekends local, wild, live food  potluck lunches will be organized for the first 2 days of each weekend. On the last day of each weekend we will forage and wildcrafted through our forest gardens as a group for our lunch.

       ** On specific weekends we will be joined by other community members
       ** Upon completion of the above you receive a Herbal Mentorship Certificate 

    Please NoteSpace is limited to only 10 participants.

    The Local Wild Living Design weekend is recommended (but not mandatory) and is offered at no extra cost for those who are already registered for the Nutritional Herbalism Mentorship or Practical Herbalism Mentorship Course. 

    Payment

    Payment can be made through e-transfer (bank-to-bank transfer) 'PayPal' below, or by certified check. 

    Please make cheques payable and send to: 

    The Living Centre
    5871 Bells Rd., London, ON., Canada, N6P 1P3

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    Cancellation Policy

    It is important to consider that enrolling in the leadership is both a commitment to yourself, to each participant and the group as a whole. To support you in this we ask you to reflect on whether you are ready to commit to this eight month journey, which includes all of the above plus assignments which you will do on your own or with a study partner. 

    The cancellation policy is designed to support you in what you are saying “yes” to and support a smooth running of the program. 

    • Deposit is non-refundable
    • To receive the early-bird price full payment must be made by March 1st.
    • Full refund, except for the non-refundable deposit will be issued if notice of cancellation is issued 30 days before the start of the program
    • In the case that cancellation is 30 days or less before the start of the program a credit of half payment toward another Living Centre program will be issued, less deposit.
    • There will be no refund or credit issued if cancellation is 15 or less days prior to the program

    If an agreement has been made with a participant to miss a portion of any one of the training (highly discouraged), the participant must still pay for the full mentorship without a discount for the time missed.

    Please Notethat we require a minimum amount of registrants for the program to happen. In the case that we do not receive minimum registration you will be notified two weeks prior to the start date and a full refund will be issued for the amount paid up till that point. 

    For questions or additional information, please 
    call 519-519-652-0230, or 
    email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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