These are workshops taught in-person by Michael Vertolli or Monika Ghent. For information about these workshops, please contact the applicable instructor directly. or
  • Hop Hornbeam (Ironwood) – “Deep Peace”

    The Tree Spirit Medicine of Hop Hornbeam is ‘Deep Peace’. Hop Hornbeam brings you to the implacable peace at the centre of your being that remains forever untouched by the tumultuousness of outer life and the tyranny of an insatiable ego. Enfolded within this beautiful, soothing peace is a wellspring of deep stillness and tranquility where all desire, expectation and striving fall away. In the purifying and healing energy of deep peace, you expand into the sacred mystery of life with the receptivity and openness of the unconditioned self.

    The workshop will begin with a connective exercise with the Hop Hornbeam who has offered to be our teacher tree for this workshop. Afterwards, participants will directly experience Hop Hornbeam’s gifts of healing, wisdom and guidance through distance transmission through Monika. Experiences will then be shared and interpreted that we may all learn from each other the depth and breadth of Hop Hornbeam’s Tree Spirit Medicine. Once you have received the Tree Spirit Medicine of Hop Hornbeam, it will be with you always whenever you need its medicine, guidance and support.

    The format for this workshop will be virtual via Zoom. There is no need to worry if you are not tech savvy! Once you sign up for the workshop, you will be sent a zoom link and all you need do is click on it to be taken directly to the virtual Hop Hornbeam workshop.

    Date: Saturday, April 10th, 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday, April 17th, 12 to 3 pm.
    April 17th is optional. It is an opportunity for anyone who was not able to complete their sharing during the workshop to do so, and for participants to reconnect and share how Hop Hornbeam TSM has moved in their lives over the past week. Enrolment is limited.

    Location:  The Zoom Universe

    Instructor: Monika Ghent

    Questions:; 416-537-8842

  • For any inquiries about this workshop, please email Michael Vertolli directly here:

    This is not an online course but you may register for the workshops here through PayPal. SPACE IS LIMITED

    Advanced Spirit of Herbs is a six day intensive workshop that is open to anyone who has attended and preferably continued to practice the techniques introduced in The Spirit of Herbs to some degree. It includes more advanced methods that will help you to deepen your intuitive experience of herbs and Nature.

    This is a general interest, or an optional or post-graduate workshop. It is not part of the Holistic Herbal Studies or Traditional Herbalist programs. However, for Traditional Herbalist students who attend this workshop it will satisfy 50 hours of their clinical apprenticeship requirements. Students who attend both this workshop and Applied Spirit of Herbs will have satisfied all of their clinical apprenticeship requirements for the program.

    Prerequisite: The Spirit of Herbs.

    Required textbooks: None.

    Scheduling: August 14- 19, 2021. Space is limited. It is best to enroll early.

    Location: Maple Sweet, Rocklyn, Ontario.

    Food and Accommodations: The fee for the workshop includes the cost of meals. The meals are mostly vegetarian and organic as much as possible. Indoor accommodations consist of shared rooms that sleep two persons. Occasionally single rooms are available. Tenting is also an option.

    Instructor: Michael Vertolli.