Ancient Wisdom for Modern Women

(2021 Course Begins in May, sign up soon only two spots left!)

A 7 month empowering immersion into the practical, mystical and healing wisdom of Herbalism, Yoga and Ayurveda.

Immerse yourself into the mystery, magic, and common sense of these ancient traditions in this seven month course. The time honored healing paths (Herbalism, Yoga and Ayurveda) intertwine and blend together perfectly, guiding us to align with nature for vibrant health. You can integrate these ancient teachings and practical skills into your daily life to improve your health and the well-being of your loved ones. Come to Heartsong Farm and enjoy the camaraderie of kindred spirits as we learn, grow, and celebrate life together. Strengthen your connection to the earth, your own inner wisdom, and Spirit. The teachings blend together and overlap as strands in the same yarn…

Through the Herbal strand you will learn to:

  • identify, grow and harvest wild and cultivated medicinal herbs
  • create effective home remedies to build health and treat common ailments
  • formulate and blend herbs for health promoting teas and tonics
  • harvest and prepare wild foods
  • choose plants for clearing, protecting and assisting us energetically
  • create herbal body care products, and much more!

Through the Yoga and Ayurveda strands you will:

  • enjoy joyful movement
  • increase flexibility, strength, balance and sooth the nervous system
  • practice a variety of breath work and meditation techniques to increase inner peace
  • delve into some of the basic philosophical tenets of holistic health
  • align with the cycles and rhythms of nature to enhance your vitality and natural radiance
  • gain insights into your individual constitution and the foods and herbs that will nourish you best

The Ancient Wisdom for Modern Women is a seven month course to become a skilled home herbalist, with the ability to improve the health of your whole family.  Cost includes teachings, materials, mentoring for your personal health program, and a copy of The Herbalist Way by Nancy and Michael Phillips.  Course cost is $850.  (some work study positions are available)

Dates for in person classes: May 22, June 26, July 31, Aug. 21, Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 13  

 Dates for ONLINE classes: May 23, June 27, August 1, August 22, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 14 Online students also receive an “herb kit” and a 60 minute private coaching session(s) with Nancy to discuss any aspect of the course or personal health plan, etc.  This is in addition to the monthly Q &A over course material.  

If you’d like to secure your spot but are not able to pay in full right now click here to pay your non-refundable $200 deposit. Email to let me know if you are signing up for ” in person” or “online”

Early Bird Discount:  If paying in full and you enroll by  March 1st, you may take $100 off the full price.

Contact me if you are interested and would like more details. 

“I’m forlorn that we are coming to the end of our 7 month workshop. It’s felt like a homing beacon each month- a time and place to replenish and in-gather all the flighty energy that is so disruptive. Coming down your driveway, that wonderful winding and steep road that ends literally in your garden, I always feel the stomach knots softening. This wonderful course weaving yoga and Ayurveda and plant teachings has felt like medicine for my life. In many ways these 7  months of teachings in this extraordinary community of women has allowed me to confront complacency and timidity, forcing some big life changes. Nancy I am forever grateful for your vision and energy and deep kindness. For those who are considering this 7 month commitment, it is a joyous journey accompanied by beautiful seekers.”

~Eurydice 2019 

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Women

A 7 month empowering immersion into the practical, mystical and healing wisdom of Herbalism, Yoga and Ayurveda.

“If there’s a person who embodies the essence of a community herbalist, it is Nancy Phillips. She’s been one of our most popular teachers at Sage Mountain and has assisted me in my Herbal Apprentice Programs, the Science & Art of Herbology home study course, and at the New England Women’s Herbal Conference and International Herb Symposium. Quite simply, I’m enthralled by her way of life, her beautiful gardens, her farm and family and encourage anyone wishing a more in-depth knowledge of herbalism or seeking a more harmonious way of living to study with Nancy. You’ll be delighted you did!

~Rosemary GladstarSage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center, The “Godmother of American Herbalism” 

Foundation of Herbalism Certification Course 2021 

Excellent foundation step for those that want to become community herbalists and herbal practitioners.

In addition to everything that is included in The Ancient Wisdom for Modern Women 7 Month Course (above), you will also complete Rosemary Gladstar’s Science and Art of Herbology course, a beautiful, highly respected ten module course that can be used as a life time reference (a $375 value). Nancy will guide you along, review your homework and offer individual mentoring. You will receive certificates from Nancy and Rosemary Gladstar after the successful completion of the course. Course cost is $1225.      (some work study positions are available)

Dates:   May 22 , June 26, July 31, Aug. 21, Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 13

If you’d like to secure your spot but are not able to pay in full right now click here to pay your non-refundable $200 deposit.

Early Bird Discount: If paying in full and you enroll by March 1st, you may take $100 off the full price. 

Contact me if you are interested and would like to learn more.

“In my journey to take better care of myself and my family, The Ancient Wisdom for Modern Women program fit perfectly into my life. I have learned so much about how we can use the plants and herbs around us to make healthy food and medicine. Gathering with other women to share our stories has been enlightening and strength promoting. Nancy Phillips is such a caring, experienced teacher and guide, and her farm is such a nurturing, learning environment.”

~Penny 2019

Foundation of Herbalism Certification Course

Excellent foundational step for those that want to become community herbalists and herbal practitioners.

 

Deb Soule

founder Avena Botanicals 

www.avenabotanicals.com 

Co-Creating with the Plants and Spirit:

Practical and Holistic Garden and Orchard Practices with
Deb Soule, Nancy and Michael Phillips

Dates:     rescheduled  for AUGUST 2022   

Take your home scale or market garden growing skills to the next level. Enhance your ability to work in harmony with the land and your ecosystem to increase production, reduce harmful insects and diseases, and boost the nutritional density and potency of your plants. Improve the health and well-being of your gardens as well as the earth, yourself and your communities.

This weekend will be brimming full of practical and holistic practices that you can incorporate into your gardening straightaway. You will learn the underlying knowledge and techniques to:

  • Increase and protect our natural pollinators
  • Incorporate more no-till gardening practices, to enhance the fungal web of life
  • Use herbal nutritional sprays that boost disease resistance
  • Utilize soil building and weed preventing cover crops.
  • Support health and soil fertility with the use of biodynamic principles.
  • Enhance your germination, cultivation and harvesting skills
  • Deepen your connection to your own inner wisdom and the wisdom of the earth.

 Nancy and Michael are excited to team up with Deb Soule, gardener extraordinaire,  to offer this weekend growing intensive. Deb is an herbalist, biodynamic gardener, teacher and author of The Woman’s Handbook of Healing Herbs and How to Move Like a Gardener. From April through October, Deb spends most days with her hands in the earth tending three acres of medicinal plants using organic and biodynamic practices. She teaches classes at Avena and at conferences nationally. Deb’s passion for plants, gardens and healing and her commitment to sharing herbal knowledge with others is central to her work. She has a deep spiritual connection to the earth and a wealth of solid practical knowledge to share.

Dates: This Growers retreat will begin Saturday morning on August  at 10 am and run through Sunday afternoon August , till 4 pm. 

Cost: is $295 includes the valuable teachings, materials, delicious farm to table meals (lunch and dinner on Saturday; breakfast and lunch on Sunday). Rustic camping is an option.

Co-Creating with the Plants and Spirit

Practical and Holistic Garden and Orchard Practices
with Deb Soule, Nancy and Michael Phillips

Holistic Orchard Intensive Workshop

Hands-on learning with Michael Phillips, the author of The Holistic Orchard

Dates: June 12 & 13, 2021

This “organic apple everything” weekend with Michael Phillips at the farm inspires people to pursue their own orchard dreams. Come gain the practical insights needed to establish your own fruit planting based on the biological systems approach used here at Lost Nation Orchard.

Holistic orcharding involves a wide breadth of knowledge and timeliness, yet one fact stands clear — we can have beautiful apples grown without chemical intervention. Sustainable agriculture works only when we have fun and get people involved with growing healthy food. Michael’s workshops point the way for organic apple growers to meet their unique site challenges.

Michael will lead participants in a walk through the orchard season. He will discuss the key role understory management and soil health plays in an organic orchard, and look at varietal and rootstock choices. Tree planting, pruning, grafting, branch training, and trunk protection will be woven into our time together along with a look at righteous equipment for the small-scale orchard. Michael will also identify insect and disease dynamics from a holistic perspective aimed at achieving maximum diversity, pointing out a few of the culprits and beneficial allies on hand around bloom time. The weekend ends with a rambunctious wassail sure to kindle those hopes of offering the “good fruit” to one’s own family and community.

Dates: This Orchard Intensive will begin Saturday morning on June 12 at 10 am and run through Sunday afternoon June 13, till 4 pm. 

 Cost: $325  includes instruction, materials, meals (lunch and dinner on Saturday; breakfast and lunch on Sunday) along with a cider tasting on Saturday evening. 

Learn More

Please check out the full range of consulting options and the costs involved
on his Lost Nation Orchard website.

“I mark as an important life pivot my experience of coming to see the deep web of natural relationships outside through your books and the June intensive. Once you grasp the paradigm and gain the tools to engage and observe, the practice is endlessly fascinating. Entry for me was the key and I have you to thank for that.”

~Pete Lankford –Orchard Intensive Student