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

    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. You can not take Advanced Spirit of Herbs without having taken The Spirit of Herbs. 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 17- 22, 2024. Space is limited. It is best to enroll early.

    Location: The Seed Lodge (formerly 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.
  • The Spirit of Herbs is a six day intensive workshop/retreat that focuses on an energetic and intuitive approach to working with healing plants that will help you to expand and deepen your connection to plants and Living World. The ability to connect and communicate with the many beings with whom we share the Earth—including plants—has long been considered one of the most important attributes of traditional healers. Through a variety of meditation and attunement exercises, you will experience a greater awareness of and connection with all aspects of the natural world and develop your ability to communicate with the plant people. This workshop provides the theoretical background and guidelines to help you integrate this knowledge and experience into your daily life. The Spirit of Herbs will help you on your own personal healing journey and to live in deeper relationship with yourself and the world. Whether you are called to work with plant medicines on a professional or purely personal level, you will find this workshop to be a life-changing and healing experience.

    Prerequisite: None.

    Required textbooks: None.

    Scheduling: The next offering of this workshop will be Saturday July 13th to Thursday July 18th 2024.

    Location: The Seed Lodge (formerly Maple Sweet), Rocklyn, Ontario.
    The fee for the workshop includes the cost of meals and accommodations. 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.

    Tuition: $1,100.

    All inquiries regarding the SOH workshop must be made to Michael Vertolli.
    Instructor: Michael Vertolli.
  • Awakening Your Natural Capacity to Speak with the Spirits of Plants!

    Plants are fully aware beings that have intelligence and spirit as well as a great deal of wisdom that they are willing to share with us, we need only learn how to hear them. In this workshop, participants will learn how to not only speak to plants but to speak with them through an easy and effective method called ‘dream journeying’. Dream journeying is a two-stage process of getting to know the nature of a plant and then dreaming in an intentional way while still awake to meet and commune with their spirit. This way of dream learning from plants is available to everybody. You do not need years of specialized training to awaken this gift inherent within you. By dream journeying to the plant people, you will develop an intimate, two-way relationship with them and learn directly from them of their wisdom, blessings, messages and medicines.

    Date: Saturday, July 20th, 2024

    Time: 10:30am - 5:30pm

    Location: You can attend either workshop in person at Living Earth School of Herbalism in Vaughan, Ontario, or through Zoom if you are unable to attend in person.

    Fee: $100

    Instructor: Monika Ghent
  • Awakening Your Natural Capacity to Speak with the Spirits of Plants!

    Plants are fully aware beings that have intelligence and spirit as well as a great deal of wisdom that they are willing to share with us, we need only learn how to hear them. In this workshop, participants will learn how to not only speak to plants but to speak with them through an easy and effective method called ‘dream journeying’. Dream journeying is a two-stage process of getting to know the nature of a plant and then dreaming in an intentional way while still awake to meet and commune with their spirit. This way of dream learning from plants is available to everybody. You do not need years of specialized training to awaken this gift inherent within you. By dream journeying to the plant people, you will develop an intimate, two-way relationship with them and learn directly from them of their wisdom, blessings, messages and medicines.

    Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024

    Time: 10:30am - 5:30pm

    Location: You can attend either workshop in person at Living Earth School of Herbalism in Vaughan, Ontario, or through Zoom if you are unable to attend in person.

    Fee: $100

    Instructor: Monika Ghent