“There are certain things you can experience in life that change the way you view the world. A plant walk with friendly, hip instructor Becky is one of them.” – Angela H., Urban Foraging 101 attendee
Reiki 1 Attunement Class
2 pm to 8:30 pm on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014
Private Residence, NE Portland, OR
Start the new year off with a powerful initiation to connect with your sacred super powers as a healer of self and planet with Reiki 1, super-charging your spiritual journey, intuition, and sensitivity, while bringing you into greater balance and alignment with your highest good. See all the details here.
Note: Attunements are available to my Plant Spirit Reiki clients only at this time. (New clients welcome.)
Connecting with Plant Spirits: Your Botanical Allies
7 pm to 8:30 pm on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014
New Renaissance Bookstore, NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR
Everyone can connect with plant spirits, the elders of our world. In this class, you’ll learn everything you need to know in order to personally receive the wisdom, guidance, and healing that you seek from plants. We’ll highlight four wonderful plant spirits who love to help people, and in a guided meditation, practice using our hearts as perceptual organs in order to communicate with them. We’ll also talk about ways to bring plant spirits into your daily life.
Herbal Smoking Blends
6:15 pm to 7:15 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014
The Herb Shoppe, 3327 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR
Learn all you need to know to create your own unique herbal smoking blends. We’ll cover more than half a dozen herbs that are enjoyable to include for relaxation and flavor. We will also talk about the risks and benefits of smoking medicinal herbs and the relationship between plants and human consciousness in this context. Participants will have an opportunity to sample a smoking blend.
PRIVATE CLASSES & YARD ASSESSMENTS
Wondering if you can eat those wild plants covering your lawn? I am happy to visit you and help you discover the useful weeds and native wild plants in your midst. I also offer classes and talks for private groups, businesses and individuals in Portland and the Pacific Northwest, including plant identification, survival preparedness, herbal medicine making workshops, smoking ceremonies, guided plant-spirit meditations, and more. Please inquire via e-mail: RebeccaELerner@gmail.com
“Becky’s class is awesome. [It] has the power to completely alter your paradigm and allow you to see below the surface of your everyday life.” – Logan S., Urban Foraging 101
“An entirely enjoyable and illuminating experience! Although we walked around my home neighborhood, with Rebecca’s guidance I began to see the sidewalks, alleys and parks in a whole new way. The weekend afternoon with Rebecca was one of the highlights of my year.” – Heather J., Urban Foraging 101
“I simply cannot thank you enough. We think you are awesome and appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge!!” – M.S. / Salem-based family, private tour
“We all had a great time. Thanks again, everyone truly enjoyed it!” – L.H. / Americorps group, plant ID class
The local nonprofit Cascadia Wild has a foraging club.
John Kallas of Wild Food Adventures also offers foraging workshops.
Here’s a good list of other herb schools across the country. Some even have distance-learning programs.