Nature brings balance and awakens tremendous forces for healing in a way that nothing else does. Everything that I practice and teach springs from that core understanding. My exposure to herbal medicine began with my father as a child. My father stayed close to his Algonquin heritage and would often use herbal remedies that were handed down through our family. I can still recall the many plants and trees he introduced me to, which ones were edible, which ones were medicines, and those with great power that must be respected, as we spent many years exploring local fields and wild trails together. A training and mentorship that continued into my adulthood as I learned quickly to identify the plants he would use and to absorb the knowledge and wisdom he shared with me.
From my mother’s lineage, both her father and grandfather were herbalists. As a young adult I felt drawn to and inspired by nature and wanted to learn all I could about the green world all around me and so began studying with local herbalists, taking workshops and trainings, and exploring one on one with the plants. Gaining much knowledge through these experiences, I found that I still longed for the deeper connection with the natural world that I’d known as a child who often spent entire days pondering the movement of the sky or the petals of a flower.
After spending a considerable amount of time alone and quiet in nature, it became apparent to me that the Earth and the green world has a language all its own. Being quiet in nature you can hear this language and experience this tremendous healing force. I have felt this power, this force, throughout my entire life.
Our world is out of balance as are all of us living in this world. Many of us remain unaware of this imbalance until we are faced with a serious or life-threatening condition. Take a walk in nature and see the balance. Become aware of the way in which all things in nature seek to maintain equilibrium. It is from this perspective that I teach and engage in healing sessions. Balance is not a fixed static point but something that flows as nature does. I believe that as we seek the Silence in Nature we are able to hear the Silent Place within ourselves. It is within this place that all healing begins.
Karine’s introduction into herbalism, shamanism and Earth healing practices began as a young child learning from her father, who was of Native American (Mahican) descent and taught her the secrets of the medicinal plants and the healing ways of her ancestors. Both her matrilineal grandfather and great-grandfather were herbalists. Karine has studied herbalism and the healing arts since 1985 with many teachers including, Rosemary Gladstar, Gretchen Gould, Doreen Virtue, Sandra Ingerman, David Beck, Tom Brown Jr. and Pat Townsend. In 1987, Karine met Gretchen Gould and studied herbalism with her for several years. In 1993 she received her first and second degree attunements in Reiki and the Reiki Master/Teacher Certification in the Usui Tradition in 2000. In 2000 Karine took the Core Shamanism Training with Sandra Ingerman and studied Shamanic Journeying with David Beck from 2000 to 2003. In 2003, Karine began her apprenticeship with Pam Montgomery in Plant Spirit Healing, a multi-year professional shamanic healing training focusing on healing with plant consciousness. Karine continues to hone her skills and has recently completed additional training in shamanism with Sandra Ingerman, Medical Intuitive Training with Tina Zion, and continues her studies in Astrology and Medical Astrology with Pat Townsend. She is currently working towards a Certificate in Botany from the New York Botanical Garden. In addition to the wonderful human instructors, Karine considers the plants themselves as some of her greatest instructors and mentors.
Karine teaches classes throughout the Hudson Valley, NYC, and Connecticut and has taught and lectured at many locations including The New York Botanical Garden, The Omega Institute, The Center for Algonquin Studies, Westchester Community College Continuing Education, Marist College, The Howland Cultural Center, and The Albertson Memorial Church of Spiritualism.
The Science & Art of Herbalism – Rosemary Gladstar
Herbal Training – Gretchen Gould
Herbal First Aid – 7Song
Training in Botany at The New York Botanical Garden with various teachers
Plant Spirit Healing Apprenticeship – Professional 2 Year Training – Pam Montgomery
Advanced Training in Plant Spirit Healing and Plant Initiation – Pam Montgomery
Medicinal Plants & Spiritual Evolution – David Crow
Shamanic Journeying – David Beck
Core Shamanism – Sandra Ingerman
Shamanic Journeying for Guidance & Healing – Sandra Ingerman
Medical Intuitive Training – Tina Zion
Healing Touch for Animals Level 1 Certification – Instructor Kate Brown, Healing Touch for Animals School
Reiki Levels 1 & 2 – George Koury
Reiki Master/Teacher Training – Joseph Sorbello
Astrology & Medical Astrology – Pat Townsend
Tracking and the Art of Seeing – Tom Brown Jr. at the Omega Institute
Karine Gordineer is a Master Herbalist, Certified Plant Spirit Healing Practitioner, Shamanic Practitioner, Flower Essence Practitioner, Certified Reiki Master/Teacher, and Educator with over 28 years-experience in herbalism and the healing arts. Karine is an Ordained Minister by the Sanctuary of the Beloved in the Order of Melchizedek and a Co-Author on the book “Empowered Women of Social Media”.
Disclaimer: Karine Gordineer is not a medical doctor. Any information on this page is for informational purpose only.