Cecemmana / Planting Seeds
Nine Month Training Program in Herbal Medicine 2018
For more info on 1st Year Cecemmana- Fundamentals of Herbal Medicine, click here.
Dates: February 4 – December 10, 2018, Mondays, 9:30 am- 3:30 pm & 1st Sunday/month, plus several longer field trips.
For more info on 2nd Year Cecemmana- Therapeautic Herbal Medicine, click here.
Coming soon: 3rd Year Cecemmana, Student Herbal Clinic.
Cecemmana is a Nahuatl word that means to sprinkle and plant seeds on the earth. This program is dedicated to planting seeds in our diverse Bay Area communities for future herbalists. This training will provide students a solid foundation in the art, science & spirituality of herbal medicine from a multi-cultural perspective.
The focus of Cecemmana is to help students build a strong relationship with the plants; and to also support them to develop an intimate and healing relationship with their own bodies. We will cover the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of herbalism and healing. Class time will include lecture, class discussions, medicine making, herbal gardening, herb walks, field trips, and small group apprenticeship. Class projects include a long term study of one herbal ally, and researching and presenting a project for each student’s ancestral medicine.
For students who wish to continue their clinical herbal training, we are also offering a second year of Cecemmana that focuses on herbal therapeutics, case studies and practitioner skills. Beginning in 2018 we will also offer a student clinical training, in which advanced students can practice at community herbal clinics under the supervision of professional herbalists.
Core teachers: Atava Garcia Swiecicki, Kara Sigler, Elokin Orton-Cheung
Locations: Ancestral Apothecary office; home office & garden; out in the field; community gardens.
Application and $500 deposit due by 12/14/16
Early bird special: pay in full by 1/1/17 and receive $100 discount.
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