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
Energetics of flower myths
Methods of proving flower essences
Approaches for essence research & plant profiles
The art of formulation
Finding the Crossroads: Core themes
Energetics of plant families
Protocols for working with clients
Practitioner integrity & care
Plant poetics, dreamwork & art making
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 from 2023 include flower essence wizard Stargazer Li, floral diviner Devin Antheus, herbalist Chanelle Alessandre and poet and ceremonialist Danielle Vogel.
Classes are held 3 x a month. 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.