Workshops, Classes, Walks & Talks

I offer a number of workshops and seminars throughout the year. I feel it is very important that people learn how to take care of them selves as best as they can. There are many basic self care and home care things we can do for ourselves and our families. Please sign up for my mailing list to be notified of new workshops, ‘Like’ my Facebook page, or check this webpage for future updates. There are no refunds on classes once the course/workshop/talk/walk/series has started. In addition to the workshops below and my one-on-one sessions as a medical herbalist, I may be available for clinic hours for students of herbal medicine that are requiring clinical hours for professional membership to a herbalist association. Physical examinations, herbal dispensing, case history taking, interviewing skills and supervised patient intakes are covered. Cost: $10 per hour. Please email or call me if you have any questions or would like to register for any of the below classes!


2019 Alchemical Power Couple Retreat Weekend

Aug 16th – 18th  2019

At OTTER RIVER FARMS, near Port Burwell, Ontario

This retreat is for couples that are already deeply committed to each other and are interested in building on their cohesion. This is not a counseling weekend. The depths of our hearts are infinite! So there is ALWAYS deeper to go in any relationship. So we will explore going deeper into the heart of our own relationships. And NO, this is not about having to talk about and share our emotions with anyone!! It is about having a nice nourishing weekend away with your partner. There will be herbs, drumming, guided visualization meditations, guest speakers and guest power couples, beer and BBQ nights, and more!  And you are invited to interact with other couples as much or as little as you wish, as this is your weekend!

Click here for more information about the Alchemical Power Couple Retreat Weekend!!!!

2019 Summer Solstice Herbal Retreat Weekend!!

June 21st – 23rd, 2019

John Redden will be joining us again.

At OTTER RIVER FARMS, near Port Burwell, Ontario

Watch for updates or sign up for my newsletter for updates!!!


Click here for more information about the Summer Solstice Herbal Retreat Weekend – schedule, speaker information, and other details!


Part 1 – Seminar series-  How To Be Your Own Herbalist

10 two and a half hour sessions, 1 evening per week

Starts: Wednesday Sept 19th  2018

Location: at Indigo Lounge in Tillsonburg

To Register contact Indigo Lounge at: or  (519) 688-1188

Time: Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9pm for 10 weeks

For 20+ years now I have been saying that we need to get a herbalist back in every household again. You’ll learn about herbal remedies and how to optimize your health, as well as some more hands-on diagnosis techniques. For example, basal body temperature, pupillary reflexes, blood pressure, urine dip sticks etc.  Every woman used to be a herbalist to their family— they observed health changes, had an awareness of herbal remedies, and was acutely attuned to our environment. These classes are NOT meant to take the place of going to your doctor, rather they are simply here to help inform you. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about herbal medicine, or improving your own health with natural remedies, this is a course designed to help you be able to help yourself and your family – be your own herbalist!

Topics in this course include:

* introductory materia medica (key herbs that are safe and commonly used for each system of the body)
* herbal and tissue energetics (how to best match up the herbs to the signs and symptoms)
* therapeutics (how to use the herbs, and when)
* key patho/physiology (how to better understand what the body is trying to communicate with each sign or symptoms)
* organoleptic pharmacology (increasing our understanding of the medicinal properties of the herbs through tasting)
* essential nutrition, and more.

This 10-week course is about making things a little more practical for at home so you are able to remedy yours and your family’s health, and, we also talk about the more serious symptoms, so you know when you need to refer to a doctor to or take your child to a doctor. While this seminar series is classroom-based, we will interact with the plants through trying samples of different teas and tinctures, so please know that while this is a very informational class, we will also be working on building our own relationships with the plants.

Cost: $350.    Notes provided each week.

Herb Walk Series

Monthly Herb Walks 6 walks, 2 hrs each.   In these two hour herb walks we will identify a variety of plants and discuss medicinal and edible properties. The benefit of doing a herb walk a month, you get to learn to identify the plants at various developmental stages. Sundays –  1pm to 3pm

Dates: to be determined soon!

Location: My place at Otter River Farms, Port Burwell

Cost: $25/walk or $125 for the series


The Real Herbs, Herbalism 101 and Herbal Energetics

This class is for everyone – both beginners and experienced herbalists and herbal enthusiasts. We are going to dive into WHO the plants really are.  Beyond what we have learned about or memorized reading in books. But into the mystery of them.

This will include discussing the various types of western herbalism, its roots, the difference between herbal medicine vs Herbal Medicine, and the who, what, when, where, why and how of the plants, so viriditas, relationship, complexity medicine, green tongues,  and what is a herbalist …..  So building from the ground up. We will then move into discussing Herbal Energetics as a way to build our understanding and relationship with the plants, where there is a getting to know the herbs vs just memorizing the uses of a herb….so learning their language and being able to speak with our green tongue.  Then, weather permitting, we will head out side for a herb walk and go meet some plants with new eyes and a new tongue.
Date: November 24th, 2018
Time: 10am – 5pm (1 hr break for lunch)
Location: Grand Bend, ON
Cost: $100 per person (includes notes)
To register, contact Gogi at: Ph- 226-919-5552 or email –


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