These are workshops taught in-person by Michael Vertolli or Monika Ghent. For information about these workshops, please contact the applicable instructor directly. or
  • For any inquiries about this workshop, please email Michael Vertolli directly here:

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    The Spirit of Herbs is a six day intensive workshop that focuses on the energetic and intuitive elements of herbalism. It will help you to expand your awareness of herbs and Nature. This workshop includes a variety of meditation and attunement exercises that will help you to experience a greater awareness of and connection with all aspects of the natural world, and to develop your ability to intuit medicinal and energetic information directly from plants. The remainder of the workshop provides the theoretical background and guidelines to help you to integrate this knowledge and experience into your daily life. You will also learn how to make and work with flower essences.

    The information and techniques used in this workshop are based on a unique synthesis that draws upon the philosophy and practices of North American and Eastern healing traditions.

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    The tuition includes meals and accommodations.
    This course takes place at Maple Sweet in Rocklyn, about 1.5 hours north of Toronto.

    Schedule: Saturday July 25th to Thursday, July 30th.

    Cost: $850.00
  • Making Oil Extractions, Ointments and Other Topical Herbal Preparations

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    This workshop will be held at Living Earth School in Maple (just north of Toronto).
    Date: Saturday March 14th, 10am to 5pm
    Prerequisite: None.
    Instructor: Michael Vertolli.
  • Eastern Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)


    In this workshop, participants will directly receive and experience the Tree Spirit Medicine, wisdom, healing and guidance of Eastern Cottonwood.

    The Tree Spirit Medicine of Cottonwood is courage. Courage is that essential energetic quality arising from the heart-center that enables you to move with right-action in your life despite fear or doubt. Courage transforms the fearful mind into cleverness and willfulness into restful presence, releasing you from the stagnation and frustration of baseless fears and limiting beliefs. A courageous heart allows you to stand with self-possession, perseverance and conviction at your ‘growing edge’, that place within you where you face into the seeming chaos of the endless potential of the mysterious unknown. Courage brings a sense of order and stability out of that chaos so that you can move freely with the graceful flow of your own life-stream, fully present, fully engaged, fully alive.

    The workshop will begin with a connective exercise with the beautiful Eastern Cottonwood in our forest. Afterwards, participants will directly experience Cottonwood’s medicine, healing and wisdom by entering into the dream world with Cottonwood where it will impart to you its gifts. Participants will then share their experiences with the group that we may all learn from each other the depth and breadth of Eastern Cottonwood’s Tree Spirit Medicine.

    Once you have received the Tree Spirit Medicine of Cottonwood, it will always be with you whenever you need its medicine, guidance and support.

    We have come into this exquisite world to experience ever and ever more deeply our divine courage, freedom and light!” ~ Hafez

    Date:Saturday, March 28th from 9:30 am to 5 pm

    Location:Living Earth School in Maple, Ontario

    Instructor:Monika Ghent; 416-537-8842