Join us for an 8-month Deep Dive into herbology, plant magic, ritual, self-care, elemental mysticism, and both one-on-one and community transformation.

Are you...

... Yearning to dive into magic which is rooted in the green heart of the earth, and healing which is connected to the cycles of the seasons and the deep medicine of the plants?

… Ready to claim your birthright as witch, herbalist, and healer?

… Desiring a connection between your love of herbs and your own intuition and your lineage of healing and spirituality?

So were we. So we created PlantWitch: an Herbal Priestess Apprenticeship.

 

In this 6 month journey, you will:

  • Gather, grow, and chop herbs. Make herbal infused, enchanted honeys, vinegars, tinctures, salves, body care products, teas, and beyond, all with an eye and heart-string on deep listening for the medicine that the plants dream of sharing with us.

  • Fully embody the PlantWitch. Spend time in fields, meadows, mountains, wild open spaces, cultivated medicinal gardens, and other earthy places. Again, with an eye and heart-string focused on listening, connecting, and immersing yourself in the medicine of the plants and the song of nature.

  • Delve into the practices of sustainable, respectful wildcrafting and herb cultivation in both the city and country.

  • Learn about herbal energetics, moon magic, herbal magic, the healing properties of plants, and the many different forms that medicine can take: essential oils, flower essences, tinctures, and more.

  • Learn from the plants and how they move and focus their energies as they grow throughout the wheel of the year to nourish our own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness, and that of our families and communities.

  • Begin each weekend with a witchy-as-fuck ritual to wake up our inner knowing, our ancestral memory, make a wild brew, and in-drink our knowing from a place of deep intentions for healing, the healing of our ancestors and descendants, and Mama Earth.

  • Delve into sensual, self-care oriented rituals with herbs, such as bathing rituals, water magic, honey rituals, and altars.  Herbs are of the earth, so are our bodies.

  • Focus on herbal magic craft: craft herbal wands, incense, anointing oils, and herbal talismans to make and wear on our body for the magic we’re casting and creating.

  • Learn about herbs as food medicine. Give offerings. Use herbs to stoke our digestive and sexual fires, to release trauma and heartache, to connect to the deepest parts of ourselves, to receive mystical revelation, to pray and shake things up.

 

 

This focused, devoted, intense deep dive is for herbal practitioners and those just beginning their journey (as long as you’re willing to do the work), those of all spiritual paths and genders— anyone for whom the green heart of the earth and the plants is calling to do this work.

 

 

We'll gather in Berkeley, CA, and make excursions around the Bay Area to immerse ourselves in nature. 

6 weekend immersives + 12 video sessions via Zoom. We welcome out-of-towners and will help you find a way to make this happen if you're coming from afar.

April 21-23, June 16-18, July 7-9, Aug 11-13, Sept 15-17, Oct 20-22

Early-Bird Registration (Before March 21st): $2100

Regular Registration: $2400

Payment Plans available. We welcome people of color, single mothers, differently abled people and other folk to apply for partial work-trade opportunities.

For more information, email us at Riyana@EmpressApothecary.com and Info@SeraphinaCapranos.com, and check back later at plantwitch.com