Herbs, Herbal
Thyme Herbal Gardens
Echinacea
Ritual for Reconnection
Learn the art of creating rituals and ceremonies for everyday self-care, intention setting,
seasonal transitions, and major life thresholds.
About the Course

2018: One Tuesday per month from March – November.  For specific Tuesday dates, see the “Dates and Details” tab. All classes will be held at the Thyme Herbal classroom and gardens in Conway, Ma.

 

The integration of simple rituals into everyday life, throughout the seasons of the year and at major life thresholds create containers through which we can navigate our world and more deeply connect with ourselves, others, culture, and place. Ritual and ceremony have long been used to bridge gaps, transcend difference, gives thanks, heal, move through transition, and connect more deeply with our world. All spiritual systems use ritual as a way to cultivate connection with the unknown and help create context and meaning. In this course, we will explore the elements of ritual and aspects of earth-based spirituality to learn how to create simple and more involved rituals and ceremonies for ourselves, our families and within our communities – giving us the tools to develop a deeper sense of connection within all aspects of our lives.


In this course you will learn:

  • Basic elements of ritual for everyday self-care, intention setting, earth-honoring, seasonal transitions and major life thresholds.
  • The practice of creating various types of altars and sacred, safe space.
  • The use of aromatic plants and herbal medicine to promote connection and access deep intuitive knowing.
  • Skills and tools for practicing non-judgment and the art of deep listening.
  • How to make and use plant, stone and spirit essences.
  • Everyday rituals for mealtimes, morning and bedtime, setting boundaries and intentions.
  • Ritual and ceremony for seasonal transitions; equinoxes, solstices, and cross-quarters.
  • Ritual and ceremony for major life thresholds; birth, death, menarche, menopause, moving, relationship transitions, marriage, separation, and other major life transitions.

 

Required Reading:
Healing Magic: A Green Witch Guidebook to Conscious Living, by Robin Rose Bennett
To Bless the Space Between Us, by John O’Donohue

 

A certificate is awarded upon completion of the course.

Dates & Details

2018 Ritual for Reconnection:

One Tuesday per month, 9:30 – 3:30 pm, March through November.
Specific Tuesday dates will be available by January 1st, 2018.

Once class dates are set, changes are unlikely, but possible and will only be made if absolutely necessary. If you are registered for a class and a date change needs to be made, you will be individually informed as soon as possible.

What if I have to miss a class?

Most students will have to miss at least one class over the course of the year. This is understandable and acceptable. Brittany can provide some materials to help you make up what you have missed, including reading assignments and activities. Students can coordinate with one another to get notes from missed classes.

Cost and Payment Details

Cost: $795, payment plans available.  This class includes an additional $50 materials fee to be paid by cash or check on the first day of class.  Classes include potluck lunches and herbs for medicine making, when applicable.

Payment Plan Options

Deposit of $255 due upon registration.  Deposits are non-refundable and required to hold your spot in the class.

Payment Plan Option A: Following $255 deposit, students will make 2, $270 payments.Payment 1: $270, due on or before May 2018 class meeting. Payment 2: $270, due on or before August 2018 class meeting.

Payment Plan Option B: Following $255 deposit, students will make a total of 9, $60 payments to be paid at each class meeting.

Testimonials

Thank you for all that you do and all that you are. Learning from you has been amazingly inspiring and empowering. I love observing you work and your fluid relationship with the plants, the world and yourself. I have gained much from our time spent together, and I greatly appreciate your open-armed and warm-hearted presence. How wonderful to know that mother earth has such lovely caretakers. Thank you for holding space for all of us to grow and learn.”

– Gina, MA


What a magical journey you took us all on! Please never stop spreading your admiration and love for the world of plants.”

– Anna, MA


“Brittany is a role model for this new, needed generation of healers.

– Ashley, MA


“Brittany speaks so eloquently, I leave class feeling that I can easily incorporate all she has shared into my everyday life immediately.

– Sophie