Date: October 30, 2020
9 am – 4 pm
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced
Class Registration Fee: Early bird – by October 9, 2020: $80.00
After October 9, 2020: $90.00
Eir is a goddess and archetypal healer in traditional Nordic mythology. Within the old tradition there was special knowledge and sacred wisdom of medicinal herbs in every village and rural region, handed down quietly through the generations. During the winter season there are traditional trees and plants of significance in both Scandinavia and North America. Join national botanical and natural medicine educator, and writer, Gigi Stafne, to delve deeper into Nordic Herbals. Included in this inspiring day’s session is a make-n-take component in which you will be creating three hand-crafted herbal blends to bring home: Fireweed Flower Essence, Birch or Evergreen Infused Oil, and a Boreal Botanical Tea Blend.
Materials fee: (To be collected directly from students by instructor in class): $15.00
Students should come bring: Basket or Tote Bag for Herbal Products
Gigi Stafne, MH, ND, MI, has been a practitioner of natural and botanical medicine for 34 years with substantial clinical, health, environmental, social justice, and entrepreneurial experience. Her education includes CAM degrees at the School of Natural Medicine (SNM), Boulder Colorado which incorporated the following degrees: Master of Herbalism, Master of Iridology, Naturopathy, and Natural Physician. Her continuing education and teaching is extensive – in women’s health, environmental health, cross cultural medicine, ethnobotany, and beyond.
Gigi pioneered and created the first natural medicine clinic in West Central Wisconsin near Minneapolis, the Center for Healing Arts, bringing on a team of 12 skilled practitioners. She then founded an affiliated botanical medicine school which to date is one of the few in the Upper Midwest and Lake Superior regions of North America that offers a professional Master of Herbalism Program.
She continues to teach students at all levels of knowledge. From beginners to professionals seeking to expand their knowledge base, she offers each a variety of courses ranging from intensive courses, nature immersion exploration, and major conference keynote addresses to the lighter ‘make and take’ workshops.
Registration includes your lunch, and one free admission to Saturday night’s specially-themed Healthy Hoedown.