Atabey School of Cultural Healing - The Roots of Herbalism - Spring 2020
The Atabey School of Cultural Healing prioritizes the stories, voices and experiences of people of color presently and historically. The first programs of this school are intended for and exclusively offered to self identified people of color. Asc3nsion Art and the Atabey School of Cultural Healing are dedicated to deconstructing the ideas and stigmas that often times keep us from learning how to utilize plant medicine, and further colonize the lens in which we view and experience our cultural histories, traditions and rituals.

This school and course serves to help reconnect people to their personal power and ability to work with plant medicine and a variety of earth based healing modalities.

The Roots of Herbalism session is the most basic introduction to herbal medicine that takes culture, race and gender into consideration. Here are some of the topics we will discuss throughout the course. Dates are subject to change.

March TBA 2020 - Session 1 - The medicine we walk with -Ancestral memory -ancestral lineages and our personal history
Water Extractions, herbal tastes and energetics Homeworks and course assignments
March TBA 2020 - Session 2 – Gardening, Growing your own medicine, Materia Medica, Sustainability and ethical medicine making, Oils, salves and butters
April TBA 2020- Session 3 – Historical Resistance(Intro): Creating social change through plant medicine, Seasonal medicine, Tinctures and preserved medicine making ,Harvesting and Drying herbs
April TBA 2020 - Session 4 – Kitchen Medicine: Ritual and Ceremony, Cultural meals and cooking
May 2020 - Session 5 – Fortifying our constitution: Wild Crafting Ethics, Gardening and Growing your own medicine,Herbal First Aid Kits
May 2020 - Session 6 – Bringing back the wisdom: Redefining home within our selves, houses, lineages and medicines, Final presentations, Creating our own resources and networks, Next steps on our path

Each session will be 6 hours in length and will take place over 3 months. You will be taught by a minimum of 3 teachers throughout the course. The cost of the course is $450. There is one full ride scholarship available to an individual who may not have the financial resources to cover the course- you will have to fill out a scholarship request form once accepted. If you have any questions please email us at
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We will hopefully be running 2 sessions this semester - Would you prefer Saturday or Sunday? Keep in mine each class runs 10am sharp to 4:30pm with a 1 hour lunch break.
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