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  • Oak – Resilience & Adaptation

    The Tree Spirit Medicine of Oak is ‘resilience and adaptation.’ Healthy resilience and adaptation are essential to withstand and navigate adversity and hardship. As well, they support our innate capacity to extract from these experiences the potential blessings they contain so that we may enfold them into our spirit as wisdom. Just as the Mighty Oak is shaped by years and weather, we too are shaped by our interactions with the world and the unique circumstances of our lives. Knowing we will not be toppled by storms, and instead, will emerge hardier, wiser and more capable at their passing, engenders deep self-trust and nourishes that indomitable seed of potential within each of us to grow into our truest expression of self.
    “From little acorns mighty oaks do grow”

    The workshop will begin with a connective exercise with the beautiful Oak on our land who has offered to be our teacher for this workshop. Afterwards, participants will directly experience Oak’s gifts of healing, wisdom and guidance through transmission through Monika. Participants will then share their experiences with the group that we may learn from each other the depth and breadth of Oak’s Tree Spirit Medicine. Once you have received the Tree Spirit Medicine of Oak, it will be with you always whenever you need its medicine, guidance and support.

    Due to the ongoing safety considerations during Covid, the format for this workshop will be virtual via Zoom. Several years ago, Monika was granted the capacity to do distance transmission of the spirit medicine of the Tree People. The experience will be just as powerful and profound as it would be if the group were together in person.
    There is no need to worry if you are not tech savvy! Once you sign up for the workshop, you will be sent a link and all you need do is click on it to be taken directly to the virtual Oak workshop.

    Date:  Saturday, August 8th, 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday, September 6th, 12 to 3 pm. September 6th is optional. It is an opportunity for anyone who wasn't able to complete their sharing during the workshop to do so, and for participants to reconnect. Enrollment is limited to 15 people.

    Location: The Zoom Universe

    Instructor: Monika Ghent

    Questions:; 416-537-8842.
  • 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.

    Please go to the website for more information:

    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