Foundations of Plant Medicine offers a deep dive into nature's sacred gift of  medicine for emotional, mental and spiritual health.   We will explore the basic science of the subtle body, and the relationship between plant medicinals such as food, essential oils, flower essences, herbs and homeopathic remedies.   During this course, you will cultivate a unique relationship with the plant of your choice.  You will also study and integrate the Flower Essence Society's Twelve Windows of Plant Perception as you engage with your sacred plant's medicinal properties through observation, research, art, and active imagination. 

Foundations of Plant Medicine meets for five 2.5 hour interactive live Zoom classes and includes an online student forum for class readings, discussions, and assignments. Together, we will explore:

  • An overview of the history of flower essence therapy, from ancient times to present

  • Plant medicinals in mythology, archetypes, and sacred texts

  • The role of botanical families in flower essence analysis, presented by Richard Katz of the Flower Essence Society

  • Strategies to access plant consciousness through active imagination and creative expression

  • Perspectives within the growing field of Ecological Psychology, and how these principles align with Indigenous and Diasporic relationships with the natural world

  • Research methodologies to study plant medicine that honor Indigenous and Diasporic worldviews

  • Personal ways to maintain a spiritual connection to nature in our modern, tech-driven society


This course culminates with an optional Flower Study Portfolio Project.  This project- which can either be a research paper or 30min virtual presentation, is required for Flower Essence Practitioner Certification.

Foundations of Plant Medicine is an open level course without pre-requisites.   If you are new to flower essences, it is strongly recommended that you complete the Flower Spirit: Intro to Flower Essences online course either prior to or while taking this course.

Tuition:  $375

Optional Payment Plan:  3 payments of $125

A limited number of partial scholarships are available.  

Successful completion of this course and project portfolio course offers 15 required credits towards the Flower Essence Practitioner Certification Program.   

Registration is now closed.   This class will be offered in Spring 2022.

This course is offered in partnership with

The Flower Essence Society and MINKA.

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