only when you stop
and sit for a while
among the wild hyacinths
do you know where desire
was leading you

on a stone beside water
listening to the water
and to something else
serious and delicate
playing behind the sounds

- from "The Grey Fold" by Thomas. A Clark

In this eight-month series, we come together to deepen our relationship with the plant realm and get in touch with the invisible. Each month we will work with a new plant that is seasonally appropriate to where we find ourselves in the wheel of the year. This class focuses on the energetic properties of plants, which we will explore through sensory connection, meditation and trance work, writing exercises, dreamwork and art practice. Students will engage with all of the elements; learn practices for grounding, forming and casting intention with plants while developing rich relationship to their intuition.

A way to get wyrd in the plant realm, all on zoom.

Some plants we might work with: nettles, hawthorn, willow, burdock, rose, elder, blue vervain, mugwort and more….. it’s a mystery!

We will be using the zoom room as creatively as possible, which means that you will need space to move about during class, to lay down, to maybe dance a little dance, and perhaps even shout or sing. This is not just a tune-in and listen class, it is interactive and participatory! There will be practices offered each month to sustain the work between sessions as well as a year long project that students will be working on. A class hub is hosted on Discord for checking in with each other, sharing our experiences and continuing the conversation outside of class time. Part of tuition includes one personal hour-long session with Liz that can be booked at anytime throughout the program to ask questions, receive support and explore class materials further.

Before the program begins, participants will receive a package from Liz with all of the herbs we will be working with throughout the year. Depending on the month, the medicines could take the form of dry herb, tincture or flower essence. Please note any allergies/sensitivities in the application form. This box includes over $300 worth of medicines & supplies, which is included as a part of the tuition.

The class will be capped at 12 participants.

2023 DATES

Thursday classes are from 6-8 pm EST and Sunday classes are 1-4 pm EST

Thursday, March 16 & Sunday, March 19

Thursday, March 23

Thursday, April 20 & Sunday, April 23

Thursday, May 18 & Sunday, May 21

Thursday, June 15 & Sunday, June 18

Thursday, July 20 & Sunday, July 23

no class in August

Thursday, September 14 & Sunday, September 17

Thursday, October 12 & Sunday, October 15

Thursday, November 16 & Sunday, November 19

Thursday, December 14

Optional Plant Practice hours are hosted one Wednesday a month, from noon to 1 pm EST:

March 29

April 26

May 24

June 28

July 26

September 20

October 18

November 22

Applications for Herbal Mystery School 2023 are now closed.