-Ashley B, MA
THE ART OF HOME HERBALISM
I have been studying with Brittany for over three years. I have taken her introductory and advanced herbal apprenticeship programs and many of her other workshops. The style in which she teaches is dynamic and varied – we learned in a classroom setting, outside in the garden, in the field and also through hands on medicine making. Brittany is very articulate when teaching, her explanations and lessons helped me to understand the systems of the body and how to apply and use herbal medicine in a way I had never been able to grasp before. Brittany has been a huge inspiration to me and I am very grateful to her.
What have I gained from this class? First of all I think I’ve acquired identification skills. Not only in plant identification (although I do now know how to tell if a plant is in the mint family and what wild lettuce looks like), but also identifying the way that I feel. The conversation between my mind and my body has become easier to interpret and understand. I now know how the different systems in my body work together in a holistic way and I can hear (and feel) the dialogue happening between them. Through this knowledge, I’ve also been able to provide preventative support and illness prevention for myself and for those in my community. It feels wonderful to be able to make infusions, teas, and other medicines for my loved ones – it has allowed me to help them in ways I had not been able to before. I can talk to my friends and family about what’s going on in their lives and their bodies and better understand what they are going through physically and emotionally. And that brings me to the most important thing that I’ve gained, connection. I feel connected to my body, my health and to the plants and the medicine growing all around me, and because of this I feel more connected to the people in my life.
- Sarah, MA
I really enjoyed this class. I have been interested in plants and herbs for many years and in this class I was finally able to take this interest to a new level. I was excited and inspired to learn about the uses and purposes for each plant! Brittany is very knowledgeable about herbs, herbal medicine, and their effects on body function and mental state. I think Brittany is a gifted teacher – she creates a warm, loving and safe environment for learning. The lessons were well-structured with a good mix of lectures, handouts, demonstrations and hands-on practice. This class was fun!
- Betsy, MA
HERBAL APPROACHES TO WOMEN’S HEALTH
I had been interested in herbs prior to Brittany’s class, but was somewhat hesitant taking on learning about them myself. Brittany’s class made learning about the healing powers of herbs fun, intimate and useful. The class discussion allowed for topics ranging from daily personal to global concerns using great resources, books and peer thoughts. I highly enjoyed the journal keeping and used it as a way to spiritually and emotionally connect to myself through herbs, my mind, body, soul & environment. Loved the class, highly recommend it to everyone!
- Danielle, MA
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
I would love to extend a large thank you to you for such an
excellent session you gave this weekend. I can hands down say it was the most tangible information I took away from the conference this weekend. You spoke so eloquently on the subject and I left feeling that I could easily incorporate all you shared with us in my every day life immediately!
- Sophie, VT
Thank you so much for your wisdom and for sharing it with us. I’m honored to have studied at the feet of someone with so much herbal knowledge.
I took Brittany’s Herbal Body Care class this spring and it was fantastic! The class was engaging throughout, informative, well organized and fun. Brittany communicated her knowledge and the procedures very well and she dealt smoothly with all of her students peppering her with questions. Most importantly, I was really impressed with the breadth and depth of her knowledge and feel fortunate to have had access to her teachings. The class had a lasting impact on me and I look foreword to learning more from Brittany in the future–thank you!