Natural & Botanical Medicine Lake Superior Upper Midwest United States Ontario, Canada
Green Wisdom Students with Instructors Jo Vidito & Gigi Stafne in the Boreal Forest along the Brule Bois River of Northern WI, Lake Superior region.
Pitcher Plant in Bloom on one of our amazing BOG WALKS and paddling tours!
Out of the Classroom, Into the Wild!
Join Gigi for a Guided North Country Nature Hike...
~Gently Guided Herb Plant Identification Hikes with Gigi Stafne~ Take a walk on the wild side with this well-seasoned national Master Herbalist. Discover wild edibles, medicinal herbs and plants of ecological and cultural importance. At least twenty plants and trees will be discussed each hike. Botanical bonus: tips about harvesting, 'joyful growers' and those plants at-risk to be left to flourish. Bring your plant journal or notebook. Comfortable walking shoes. Dress for the weather. Mildly strenuous. Open to the public, anyone eager to learn more. Gather your group together and schedule a time with Gigi for your educational on the trail hike. Organizer/host participates free. Suggested topics are listed below. Minimum number of participants 6. Educational sessions are approximately 2 hours each.
Gigi Stafne MH, ND is an activist, educator and writer within ecological, health justice and natural medicine fields. She was long time Executive Director of Herbalists Without Borders International, addressing issues of health and social justice globally and is current Director of Green Wisdom School of Natural & Botanical Medicine in the Upper Midwest United States and Ontario, Canada.
Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Gigi! In the glacial lakes and rivers region of NW Wisconsin (near Chippewa/Rusk Counties--register and Gigi then sends directions)
Ditch Witch Walk: Explore the Herbal Hedges!
Fringes, Edges & Biological Diversity in the North Country
$35/person Register directly with Gigi: firstname.lastname@example.org
Natural Approaches to Lyme Disease
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 5-6:30pm Presentation 7-8:30pm Workshop + Herb Product Making Ely, Minnesota Instructor: Gigi Stafne, MH, ND
Learn to support your body naturally with a variety of botanicals for Lyme Disease and co-infections. In this class, explore herbs for prevention if you spend time outdoors, what to do naturally if you are bit, plus herbs and natural supports to address numerous aches and ailments associated with Lyme if you have already contracted it. Join Gigi, a Master Herbalist and Naturopath who has been helping people with Lyme Disease and co-infections in CAM clinical settings and teaching venues in the Upper Midwest U.S. for decades.
Add on make-n-take workshop session at the Ely Folk School from 7-8:30pm.
Tuition TBA Register: email@example.com
For patient appointments with Gigi Stafne MH, ND to address Lyme Disease or any other health issues, visit PATIENT SERVICES page of this website: http://greenwisdom.weebly.com/patient-services.html
Medicine Walk: Connecting with the Heart of the Forest
Memorial Day, May 30, 2022 9am-1pm CST Grand Marais, MN Lake Superior Region
Deepen your relationship with the land and plants of the north country. Enjoy a meandering hike along wild medicine trails identifying plants, trees, fungi and flowers. Learn medicinal, wild edible, ecological and cultural aspects of twenty or more species. The land we’ll get to know on this walk was logged about 20 years ago. We’ll meet the resilient and abundant plants, shrubs, trees and wildlife that emerged, and talk about the impact of human activity, pioneer species, the meaning of wilderness and being a co-creator with nature.
Your medicine walk guides:
Jennifer Victor-Larsen and Gigi Stafne
Location: Near Grand Marais, Minnesota and Lake Superior
Hiking shoes. Dress for the weather. Bring a filled water bottle and bug goop.
Directions and details will be sent to you once registered: firstname.lastname@example.org
Herbal Retreat at Apple Acres Farm in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Upper Michigan
August 31, 2022
This inspiring retreat starts with an herbal sun tea tasting and a tour of Apple Acres Farm. Botanical medicine sessions will include Walking Lightly with Earth Ethics and Herbal Wildcrafting at the farm. A tasty on-site lunch is included. The afternoon includes two more inspiring sessions, Herbs for First Aid and Mushroom Foraging.
Your hosts: Heather and Caleb of Apple Acres Farm, which is an off-grid, regenerative farm offering farm stays, tours, and sustainably-grown and foraged products. Apple Acres Farm was started as a small-scale, family farm in 2020 on 14 beautiful acres of mature forest and a heritage apple orchard.www.appleacres.farm
Your herbalism and fungi instructors and guides: Heather Wright Wendel, PhD... Heather is as an environmental engineer turned regenerative farmer and wildcrafter. She is a certified Wild Mushroom Expert and when not in her gardens or tending her chickens and bees, is usually found foraging for herbs and wild mushrooms. Gigi Stafne MH, ND is an activist, educator and writer within ecological, health justice and natural medicine fields. She was long time Executive Director of Herbalists Without Borders International, addressing issues of health and social justice globally and is current Director of Green Wisdom School of Natural & Botanical Medicine in the Upper Midwest United States and Ontario, Canada.
Reconnect and remember your true nature. Attune to the turning of nature's wheel at this critical time of earth change. Gather up traditional wisdom of the elements, energetics and deeper earth cycles.
Along with each cyclical celestial and earth shift there are prevailing elements with correlating energies that humans would be wise to align with. Within a variety of cross cultural cosmologies and medicine frameworks this way of being has been common, but in western societies many of these practices have been lost. This accounts for imbalances, disharmony patterns and the current crisis we are in.
Within this series of seven seasonal sessions, I'll be weaving traditional wisdom with ways to integrate alignment into your present life. In doing so, you'll improve your state of balance, health and happiness. On a collective level, such practices will truly help humanity heal, not to mention living lightly on this precious planet that is at risk right now.
I truly feel called to teach and facilitate this course right now! It is more than a natural medicine course; it is a way of living and being that is more aligned with the earth and nature. It is the philosophy and practice of biophilia. This special series is based upon a lifetime of my studies, teachings and journeys...all that has been recorded in a series of journals I've been keeping for several decades as part of an earth cycles and shifts book... ~Gigi Stafne
What will you engage in throughout this course? You will...
Intentionally understand the significance of realigning with earth at this time for humanity
Explore the elements and energetics of each season in-depth
Understand how to prepare for each transition in a deep, meaningful manner rather than working from a position or place of reactivity or resistance
Assess vulnerable systems and imbalances in the human body that are common each season--then integrate into personal life or clinical practice
Align with each element with natural lifestyle changes, from work to play
Explore fun activities, experiences and enhancement activities for each arriving season
Learn about significant seasonal traditions and celebrations.
Understand the moons to times of day that are relevant seasonally.
Explore tastes, foods, herbs, essences, colors, sounds most aligned with each seasonal shift
Experiment with recipes, botanical formulations and applications for personal health and wellness relevant to each season
Write and practice a personal mantra, meditation or prayer for each transition
Create sacred space for yourself seasonally
Engage in deeper personal practices with the help of your facilitator/instructor and guided exercises
Ultimately you'll engage in a renewed personal vision, now into the future, as well as refine what this may look like for the collective whole of humanity during a time of radical earth changes.
Who may enroll?
Anyone! There is no need to have experience or previous courses in natural or botanical medicine.
May I take one or all of these sessions?
It would be more meaningful to you if you could take all of them. Sometimes this may not be possible though, so register for those you can enjoy.
Where will we meet?
During warmer seasons if it is safe to do so, we'll meet in person in NW Wisconsin for this experience (contine to scroll down). Reassessing in-person time in Spring/early Summer 2022. All the other sessions will be held online with emailed materials to support your seasonal shifts and experiences at home.
What is the tuition?
$105 per seasonal shift session Discount for registration in the entire series of seven from August 2022-early June 2023: That is: $750 Payments may be via our school's PayPal system or mail a check (please request registration form, as all that info will be included): email@example.com
When are the seasonal shifts and what are the dates?
August Session: Introduction to Series and Ascending-Descending Transition (online/tele-seminar starts at 11am)
Autumn Session, September: Mabon and Earth Element (starts at 1pm; in-person)
Late Autumn-Early Winter Session, November: Deeply Rooted (online/tele-seminar starts at 11am)
Mid-Winter Session, December: Deep Winter Medicine, Mineral-Metal (online/tele-seminar starts 11am)
Late Winter Session, February (online/tele-seminar starts at 11am): Imbolc and Water Element
Spring Session, March: Wind and Wood Elements (hoping for in-person! TBA)
April-May: Break, but time for culimination consult session with instructor/facilitator
Summer Session, June: Fire Element (hoping for in-person! TBA)
Herbal Apprentice Weekend Certificate Level Courses with long time instructor Gigi Stafne in the U.S. and Canada
The Herbal Apprentice From Self Care to Community
An inspiring certificate level botanical medicine course in numerous locales during 2021. Course sizes have now been reduced with numerous public health safety precautions during COVID. Another option is enrolling in BOTANICA, an online equivalent course, a convenient way to study from home! Visit COURSES/ONLINE page of this site: http://greenwisdom.weebly.com/online-ecourses.html For personal assistance contact Instructor, Gigi Stafne MH, ND firstname.lastname@example.org Course Description Desire to be more self-sustainable with your personal health care and home? Dabbled with herbalism a bit or maybe even for years informally and now you're ready to learn more? Combine the intuitive art and solid science of botanical medicine, apprenticing with Master Herbalist, Gigi Stafne, for an intensive weekend in one of the Upper Midwest~Great Lakes regional courses...
Core components of this inspiring course include: Foundations in natural & botanical medicine, Cross cultural herbalism, Herbs for the life cycle, Top Herbs in North America, Botanicals not only for physical health but for contemporary life stressors such as anxiety, depression and environmental toxins. Learn to create your own herbal apothecary and take home handcrafted preparations including teas, tinctures, lotions, oils and flower essences.
15 to 40 hour certificate level course options
Prerequisite for Intermediate & Master Herbalism programs
Visit our PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS PAGE for this course offered around the Upper Midwest United States, Lake Superior and Ontario, Canada regions. Register early as our certificate level courses are limited in size and fill quickly. Newly announced course dates/locations for the above certificate course:
2022 in Upper Midwest U.S. & Ontario, Canada
March 5-6, 2022 (full days), Rusk Lake, Near Chetek, Northwest Wisconsin Register directly through instructor, Gigi: email@example.com Tuition: $250 (+ $25 materials fee)
March 25-27, 2022 (full days), North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN, Lake Superior's North Shore. www.northhouse.org. Register directly through NHFS: firstname.lastname@example.org Course questions reach instructor: email@example.com Tuition: reach North House or visit their website above.
July 16-17, 2022, Women's Environmental Institute, North Branch, MN--north of Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN. Register directly via WEI: www.w-e-i.org Times: 9:30am-3:30pm daily. info@w-e-i-org
July 22-24, 2022, Golden Light Healing Center, near Green Bay, WI/Lake Michigan region. Register directly via Golden Light with Amy: firstname.lastname@example.org Tuition and optional lodging visit: www.goldenlighthealing.net Special Note: Friday 6-8:30pm, July 22nd is an optional guided herb identification walk with instructor Gigi Stafne, "Take a Walk on the Wild Side!" Saturday-Sunday is the main course--9am-3pm Central Time both days.
August 26-28, 2022 Duluth Folk School Duluth, MN-Lake Superior region Register through: email@example.com; 218.481.7888; www.duluthfolkschool.com Tuition and times posted soon!
September 30-October 2, 2022 (full days), North House Folk School, Grand Marais, MN. Register directly via NHFS: firstname.lastname@example.org www.northhouse.org Tuition: reach North House
Other Spring 2022 Teaching Locations Dates/Times TBA:
Northwood Technical College (Multiple locations, Wisconsin)
Check this site page regularly. Options added in various states all the time. Email us to register early. Each of the above certificate level courses fills quickly and are small in course size to ensure a quality educational experience, as well as maintaining current health safety standards during COVID.
None of the above options work for you? Consider BOTANICA! Our online equivalent eCourse with instructor, Gigi Stafne. Email instructor Gigi Stafne, MH, ND directly first for any individual academic questions or help: email@example.com
Mabon Medicines: Being Deeply Rooted
September 2022 Specific date TBA
with instructor Gigi Stafne
Reconnect and remember your true wild nature, shifting into autumn season, aligning with the earth element. Join Gigi as she weaves in traditional northern medicine wisdom with new ways to align with the earth. In doing so, you'll improve your state of balance, health and happiness. On a collective level, these practices may help humanity heal while living lightly on this precious planet. In Mabon Medicines you'll:
~Explore the earth element and energetics of this autumn season ~Align with nature, creating lifestyle changes from work to play ~Learn about significant autumn northern traditions and celebrations ~Explore the world of tastes, foods, herbs, essences, colors and sounds ~Experiment with herb formulations and applications to help your body this season and prepare for early winter ~Create sacred space for yourself
In the herbalism portion of this course, learn to create teas, tinctures and more with autumn roots, barks and berries to take home with you.
For further details, tuition and registration reach: firstname.lastname@example.org
Creating Personal Tools for Sacred Times Cancelled-Reschedule Happening in 2022 9:00am - 4:00pm Central Time $87 plus $37 materials fee NW Wisconsin
We are walking the sacred ground of transformation in a changing world. Finding a place of peace and stability can be challenging. Join us for a day of creating meaningful tools to support your journey through these shifting times. In this course, Gigi and Judith share their accumulated wisdom in the field of natural medicine, self care, and holistic practice, You’ll complete a Botanical Anointing Salve, Bead Talisman, Dream Seeds, and personal Plant Medicine Cards, each one created with your personal intentions for healing. *All projects are beginner level. Materials are provided. Handouts with instructions and resource links for further exploration are also provided.
Gigi Stafne MH, ND is a clinician, educator and writer within ecological, health justice and natural medicine fields. She is Director of Green Wisdom School of Natural & Botanical Medicine in the Upper Midwest United States and Ontario, Canada and former long time Executive Director of Herbalists Without Borders International, addressing issues of health and social justice globally, and remains a national-international trauma trainer to date.
Judith Liebaert is a trained SoulCollage® Facilitator, Certified Health and Wellness Coach yoga instructor, artist and writer. She developed a self-guided program of Self C.A.R.E™ to help clients make positive and lasting change in their lives. She is currently writing Becoming Crone, a workbook for women embracing their elder wisdom.
Lunch will be on your own; Spooner offers many options for dining. Or feel free to bring a bag lunch. Tea, water and light snacks will be available throughout the day. If you’re traveling a distance, or simply want to plan your own weekend retreat, you’ll find ample lodging for an overnight stay. Spooner boasts a thriving downtown with bookstore, antique and vintage shops, furniture and home decor stores, art galleries and much more. Or enjoy outdoor recreation in the beautiful Wisconsin Northwoods. Check https://spoonerchamber.org/for more information.
Register with PayPal: email@example.com Please mention Creating Personal Tools for Sacred Times in the notes section. No PayPal? Email Gigi: firstname.lastname@example.org or Judith at Judith.email@example.com
Coping With Compassion Fatigue Nourishment for Caregivers
2022 dates TBA
In our national Trauma Trainings it is clear there's a need for natural medicine and crisis intervention continuing education as we assist those struggling with severe illness, disease, domestic violence, emotional trauma, natural disaster or civil unrest. Workers and volunteers seek personal and professional support in these difficult work situations, as well as natural medicine skills to sustain one's personal well-being while serving others in crisis.
Some of you may be coping with compassion fatigue, trauma or high intensity stress that impacts healthful living. For example, in clinical practice, it is not uncommon to receive crisis calls of high intensity every hour from those in need--a family member with cancer, death of a beloved, multiple chronic diseases or violence, even homicide that has brought that person to the brink of despair. This takes its toll on you, too, the caregiver.
Years 2020 and 2021 have been some of the most challenging...
This year national trauma trainer Gigi Stafne MH, ND, will be facilitating and teaching this full day program to help you nourish your personal and professional life as you do this incredibly important humanitarian work at this time in the world. This series goes far deeper than the usual 'caring for the caregiver' workshop. "I am hosting these training sessions because I care about you compassionately, have coped with previous significant trauma myself, and have worked in this professional field for 3 decades now. There are important insights, ideas and some amount of wisdom I have to offer you. Now more than ever, our human tribal circle and its caregivers need this."
~Gigi Stafne, MH, ND
Please email Gigi directly to receive an email containing course outline information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Training size is small and intimate Locations TBA
Tuition: $130 Register at least 10 days prior to training Request Registration Form: email@example.com Submit form with tuition payment or use our school's PayPal
Please note in some cases your employer will pay for this training or reimburse you
~Green Wisdom School Certificate of Completion Awarded~
"I invite you to join me for the training this year. Please take gentle care of yourself today and always. Do what feeds and nourishes your soul!"
Are you coping with compassion fatigue, high intensity stress or trauma related to the caregiving you do, whether in your family or at work? Learn how to identify burnout, compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, even post traumatic growth. Acquire proven resources and skills to support your well being. Compassion fatigue impacts caregivers, crisis workers and clinicians who work on the frontlines in diverse settings. There is hope for coping and thriving with proven methods of compassionate wellness care including natural medicine modalities such as holistic nutrition, herbs, flower essences and more. Ultimately your health and wellness as a caregiver means optimal care for others.
Date/Time: TBA Tele-seminar Tuition: TBA Format: Tele-conference call dial-in; 1.5 hour seminar presentation, plus 20-30 minute Q & A. This tele-seminar counts as clinical credit hours for our Master Herbalism students and elective credits for Environmental Health & Herbalism students. For other professionals this seminar may be applicable CEU credits. Open to the pubic. Must register and prepay tuition before accessing seminar code and call-in. Green Wisdom PayPal code is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you seeking more intensive training? The National Trauma Training is for you...
NATIONAL TRAUMA TRAINING
certificate level course
A national trauma training to assist caregivers, crisis workers and clinicians with new methods of compassionate CAM care delivery
Trauma Training Topics
Training Introduction: Healing the Human Tribal Circle, Contemporary Societal Stressors, The Role of Community Healers & Health Justice Advocates/Activists.
Unit One: Foundations in Crisis Intervention, Compassionate Care, Clinical Definitions, Trauma & PTSD. Stressors, Coping Skills & Adaptation, CAM Modalities as Resources
Unit Two: Set Up Care Anywhere! Models of Delivery: Street Medic, Mobile Clinic, Herb Bus, Free Peoples Clinic and more. Natural & Botanical Medicine for Stress, Trauma, PTSD: Herbs, Flower Essences, Foods & Supplements
Unit Three: Herbs and Wellness Support for Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse. Caregiver Stress: Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma. Designing a Personal Wellness Care Plan.
Email our office for a registration form or register directly via PayPal:
Training Unit One: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 (Tuition $195) Training Unit Two: Thursday, April 7, 2022 (Tuition $195) Training Unit Three: Friday, April 8, 2022 (Tuition $195) Must enroll in units 1-3 in order to receive training certificate. Total tuition for units 1-3: $495 if all three are paid at once Student tuition for units 1-3: $395 in total Our currently enrolled Master Herb Students discounted tuition rate: $300 in total
Pre-registration and full tuition paid by: April 4, 2022 Location: Eau Claire, WI (approx 1+ hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN)
~Open to the public and practitioners seeking clinical training~
The Ancient Art of Assessments Naturopathic Clinical Assessment Skills Training
January 28, 2022 10am-3pm Central Time Location: Eau Claire, WI (approx 1-1.5 hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul) The Gallery in the Oxbow, downtown Eau Claire
Seeking additional clinical assessment skills as a natural medicine practitioner? Acquire and practice gentle, non-intrusive assessments to help yourself, friends, family and clients. Learn tools and techniques that are ancient yet hold an important place in contemporary clinical CAM practices
Clinical Assessment Training Topics Include:
Diverse styles in patients and practitioners
Basic body constitutions in naturopathy
Facial Features Assessment
Iridology: eyes as mirrors of body & soul
Human body scents and what they mean
Introduction to tongue assessment
Body time clock and systems assessment
Plus peer-to-peer clinical assessment time in class
Instructor: Gigi Stafne, MH
Tuition Rates: $155 Student Tuition Rate: $125 Our School's Master Herb Student Tuition Rate: $95 Must pre-register and prepay by Jan 21, 2022
Certificate Received After Completion
Introduction to IRIDOLOGY
The eyes are the mirrors to the soul.
That ancient saying is accurate.
Iridology is a natural medicine modality and technique that identifies patterns, colorations, markings and other characteristics of the iris that can be examined to determine information about a patient's systemic constitution, health and dis-ease patterns.
In this course you'll learn about the basic Iridology constitutional types, how to 'map' and read the body systems, then acquire beginner skills to learn how to identify markings that indicate health and disease in the human body.
Gigi Stafne is a Master Iridologist who studied in Boulder, Colorado (cert: 1995) with Dr. Farida Sharan who is an international educator, clinician and writer. Gigi is internationally recognized in North America with international certification and in the United Kingdom.
Training Tuition for Beginner Foundational Unit Listed Above. If trainees have interest, Gigi will host a second step Iridology training.
Please register and schedule all of the above directly via: email@example.com
Stafne teaches a similar inspiring online course on these topics. Work at your own pace from home this winter. Visit this website, COURSES, then click ONLINE COURSES or email her directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Women's Health Naturally
Mother's Day Special at the Women's Environmental Institute
Saturday, May 8, 2022 at Women's Environmental Institute North Branch, MN North of Minneapolis-St. Paul
Women's health is a rich realm of natural medicine encompassing physical, emotional and spiritual health issues, addressed well with natural and botanical medicine. Embrace your own power, beauty and inner wisdom in this series of 3 workshops. Sundry supplements, herbs, and natural medicines will be presented for a wide variety of women's health issues. Specific topics below:
Join natural educator, writer, naturopath and master herbalist Gigi Stafne:
~Honor the power, beauty, and diversity of every woman~
Tuition: workshop 1 $35, workshop 2 $35, workshop 3 $65 or $125 for full set
Register early, limited seats
Please register and pay via: www.w-e-i.org 651.583.0705
NORDIC HERBALS Healing traditions reflect the landscape and stories of the people who create them. Explore Nordic inspired herbal medicine in this workshop with national instructor, Gigi Stafne. Rooted in her own Nordic ancestry, Gigi will explore ancient to contemporary Scandinavian herbs. In the spirit of Eir, the traditional Norse goddess of healing, participants will handcraft Nordic herbal products during the second half of the day, working with herbs such as birch, evergreen, fireweed, mugwort, among others. A truly unique course!
Updates on Nordic Herbals with national educator Gigi Stafne:
Hosted in a variety of locations around the United States and Canada:
DEEP WINTER MEDICINE SERIES
The Winterers: Nordic Medicine and Magic Peel back the layers and learn more in depth about Nordic Medicine and Magic in this 7 part series of intimate tele-seminars winter 2021-22. An eclectic tapestry of various Scandinavian, Norse and Winterer traditions.
December 30, 2022: "Seid" (Old Norse) Explore the sacred elements of landscape in Nordic traditions with a focus on mineral/metal elements of early to midwinter, as well as water element of late winter. Mineral-gemstone elixirs will be featured at the end of this session. Learn to create a magical set of your own at home. Participants will also receive Gigi Stafne's Amazon e-book about mineral and gemstone elixirs.
January 6, 2022: "Koselig" (Norwegian) Create a sense of sacred space and sanctuary this winter in your home or other special location. Evoke a sense of happiness, harmony and wellbeing during chaotic times. Learn about basic geomancy, land energies and currents, as well as several ancient Nordic methods to detect these. Another aspect of exploration will be creating your alter or sacred space inside and outside this winter.
January 13, 2022: "Sisu" (Finnish) Sisu relates to a strong characteristic or trait when facing immense adversity. Learn more about how to cultivate this type of inner resilience as Finnish culture embodies. Along with development of Sisu you'll learn about herbs for strength and resilience.
January 20, 2022: Tapio (Finnish, Karelian) Become aware of the medicine and magic of various northern trees. Tap into Tapio's energy, becoming a forest or woodland guardian. Participants receive an instruction packet of tree medicine applications to try at home this winter.
January 27, 2022: "Taiki and Loki" (Finnish and Old Norse Viking Mythology) Magic and mystery of Nordic herbs will be shared in this lively session, from root magic to boundary medicines.
February 3, 2022: "Dream-Njorun" (Norwegian, Swedish) What was the role of dreams, visions and prophecy in northern cultures? Learn about 20+ dream realms (types of dreams) with the longtime intuitive guidance of Gigi, tijhe fireweed. Understand how to work with your dreams more fully. An important discussion of herbs for dreaming will be a part of this session...going much deeper than mugwort, which of course is an important Old Norse herb.
February 10, 2022: "Noadi" (Sami) Explore the role of the northern shaman in an honoring way with Gigi, tijhe fireweed, who has been initiated in several pathways in past decades. Her maternal lineage being Norse, including Sami and Finnish Karelian.
Registration: email our school for form: email@example.com or use our PayPal system which is the same. Must register and prepay 7 days prior to entire series.
Fee: $40 per session; Series of 7 at discounted rate of $195.
NORDIC HERBALS COURSE American Swedish Institute Minneapolis, MN www.asimn.org Saturday, November 6, 2021 10am-3pm Central Standard Time Please register directly through ASI. Sorry this class is now full! Reach ASI to inquire about Gigi's late winter 2022 BLACK FROST MOON course.
NORDIC HERBALS COURSE North House Folk School Grand Marais, MN-Lake Superior www.northhouse.org Saturday-Sunday, November 12-13, 2022 Please register directly through NHFS: firstname.lastname@example.org
NORDIC HERBALS EXPERIENCE Beautiful Buck Lake Northwest Wisconsin ONLY 2 SEATS LEFT! Saturday, December 4, 2021 10am-3pm $75, plus $25 materials fee This location is at Gigi's home and will be an intimate space for a smaller circle. Light lunch is included Please register with Gigi directly for this option in the beautiful glacial rivers, lakes and woodland setting: email@example.com Register with PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org (No PayPal? Reach Gigi)
Sons of Norway Fargo, North Dakota Scandinavian lunch included! Please stay tuned for rescheduled date, possibly in 2022.
NORDIC HERBALS COURSE Folklore Village Folk School Saturday, October 8, 2022 9am-4pm (one hour lunch break) Dodgeville, Southern Wisconsin Instructor Gigi Stafne www.folklorevillage.org Full description and registration here: https://folklorevillage.org/product/nordic-herbals-with-gigi-stafne/
BLACK FROST MOON A special late winter into early spring workshop with Gigi Stafne at the American Swedish Institute.
Nordic traditions recognize the transition of late winter into early spring as, "Black Frost Moon". Rather than being cooped up with cabin fever, take a day off at the American Swedish Institute to learn about aligning with the energy of this in-between season. Discover foods, herbs, and other traditional activities for enjoyment and health. During this workshop you'll be busy handcrafting a variety of botanical goodies to help you stay nourished in a true Nordic tradition.
Institute in Minneapolis, MN. Saturday, March 12, 2022 10am-3pm Register directly through ASI: www.asimn.org
SUNNA Norse Natural Healing & Herbs June 4, 2022 10am-3pm
A special early summer workshop with Gigi Stafne at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, MN...
"Sunna, She is Healer" ~Poetic Edda
Sunna is a Norse Sun goddess and archetypal healer in traditional Nordic mythology. Sun Mothers appear in many cross cultural cosmologies, both tropical and cold climates. Correlating with Sunna of the old tradition, is a special knowledge and sacred wisdom of medicinal herbs and wild foods found in every village and rural region, handed down quietly through the generations. During the summer seasonal shift there are special plants that embody the Sun and Fire Element in both Scandinavia and North America. Join national botanical and natural medicine educator and writer, Gigi Risberg Stafne, to joyfully study Nordic Herbals. Also included in this inspiring summer's day session is a make-n-take component in which you will be creating three hand crafted herbal blends to bring home: Fireweed Flower Essence, Amber and Citrine Gemstone Elixirs and sacred Norse Mugwort Bundles.
"Come out into the light, you are meant to shine!"