Flowering Round is an eight-month council on flower essences, practitioner skills and entering the realm of Flora.

We gather around the bowl of flowers and sip from the Mother:

Welcome Flora, Welcome Flowers, Welcome Friends



This offering picks up from the end of the Turning Toward The Flower course and carries forward the seeds of place-based medicine making, building relationships with plants and personal ritual. In this facilitated learning container we will strengthen flower essence praxis through crafting personal essence remedies, learning a template of exploratory research & proving methods for your creations, practicing formulation and working with others.

Flowering Round is a course for health care practitioners, teachers and artists of all kinds who want to incorporate essences into their practice as well as anyone who simply wants to invite the magic of flower essences into their life. This course is an essence practitioner training that is rooted in working with plants of our own bioregions and ancestral lineages rather than a particular brand of flower essence line. The course honors the ebbs and flows of the body, mind and spirit as we move through the seasons of the wheel of the year.




THE FLOWERING BODY OF THIS WORK INCLUDES


Floral devotion
Elemental essences
Energetics of flower myths
Seasonal remedies
Methods of proving flower essences
Approaches for essence research & plant profiles
Selecting essences
The art of formulation
Finding the Crossroads: Core themes
Energetics of plant families
Protocols for working with clients
Practitioner integrity & care
Protection magic
Plant poetics, dreamwork & art making
Case studies
Group essence sharing


Students will not only be crafting, researching and proving their own essences but they will also be weaving the tapestry of collective wisdom by participating in group essence testing and inquiry. We will have both large and small group discussion, activities and rituals for working with these mystery essences as a group.

Outside of class time, participants will have homework that includes research, reading, writing, art-making, ritual crafting and dream work.

Guest teachers include flower essence wizard Stargazer Li, floral diviner Devin Antheus, herbalist Chanelle Alessandre and poet and ceremonialist Danielle Vogel.




CLASS DATES


Classes are held 3 x a month on zoom. We meet on Mondays and Fridays.
Monday classes are from 4-6 pm EST and Friday classes are held from 1-4 pm EST. 

Monday, April 8 & Friday, April 12

Monday, May 6 & Friday, May 10

Monday, June 3 & Friday, June 7

Monday, July 8 & Friday, July 12

Monday, August 5 & Friday, August 9

Monday, September 9 & Friday, September 13

No class in October

Monday, November 4 & Friday, November 8

Monday, December 2 & Friday, December 6

Monday, January 6 & Friday, Jan 10th 2025


We have Essence Circles most months. These gatherings are not required for attendence but are a space where we can work on essence proving practice together. It is highly recommended that you are able to attend as many as possible. 

Essence Circle Dates:
Wednesday, May 15 
Wednesday, June 12
Wednesday, July 17
Wednesday, August 14
Wednesday, November 13
Wednesday, December 11
Essence circles meet from 3-4 pm EST. 

This container is open to 16 flower devotees. Due to the intimate and participatory nature of this course, students are required to be present for the class sessions. Missing one or two classes for unforeseen reasons is understandable but please consider before applying that missing three or more classes greatly affects the group integrity and dynamic. While recordings are available to you if you miss a class, your participation is crucial. If you miss more than three classes, your participation in the program will be incomplete.
In the rare chance that Liz has to cancel a class due to illness
or internet connectivity issues, class will be rescheduled.



INCLUDED IN CLASS REGISTRATION


~ 8 1/2 oz single flower essences to begin to build the foundation of your essence apothecary for selection and formulation practice throughout the course

~ 4 1/2 oz mystery flower essences

~ 1 30 minute flower essence consultation with Liz sometime during the course of the class or up to 3 months after

~ Online class hub (hosted on Discord) for checking in with each other, sharing our experiences and continuing the conversation outside of class time



CLASS PREREQUISITES


It is highly recommended that you have taken Turning Toward The Flower, Liz’s 5-week class on crafting place-based flower essences. Priority will be given to students who have participated in Turning Toward The Flower. The course will be offered again in March 2024, so if you have not taken the class, you have an opportunity to complete it before class begins. If you’d like to participate in both courses, please make a note in the application and you will be provided with a $75 discount for TTTF. It is essential that students who are participating in Flowering Round are comfortable with making essences and you will be asked to describe your essence making practice and experience in the application if you have not taken TTTF.

If you have been accepted to Flowering Round and would like to reigster for TTTF, click here. 


TUITION & PAYMENT PLANS


The cost of tuition for the 9 month program is $2,000


Applications for the 2024 program will open in December !