Karine Gordineer, founder of Green Girl Herbs & Healing grew up close to nature spending long hours climbing trees, wandering in the woods, gardening, and learning of the wild plants. As she grew into adulthood, Karine spent days and weeks hiking and backpacking throughout the Catskills and local Hudson Valley trails as her passion for the Earth and healing plants flourished. During that time, her natural connection with the healing energy of the Earth deepened and she knew this healing energy was accessible to everyone if they would but slow down and learn to be with it. As she saw the devastation being wrought upon the Earth and people living on the planet, she longed for a way to share her vision and love of the Earth and inspire others to reconnect, heal themselves, and protect the planet in the process. In 1998, it was out of this passion Green Girl Herbs & Healing was born, an idea and a dream to help people heal and find balance through right relationship with the Earth and by utilizing natural healing methods. It is also a prayer that as we heal, so will the Earth heal.
Green Girl Herbs & Healing has built its foundations on doing everything as sustainable as possible and on rediscovering the sacred bond we all share with this beautiful, blue & green planet we call home. It is through helping people to learn about the sacred medicine plants growing all around them, the profound peace and healing to be found in nature, herbs, and energy healing, that Green Girl seeks to inspire others to connect with the environment and begin or deepen their own relationship with Mother Earth and connect with their inner Spirit.
"Entering into the world of plants and herbs through this course is one of the most amazing events in my life. Plant communication has provided a pathway of understanding to the energy of healing from plants under the guidance of Karine, a great teacher."
Karine is an extremely knowledgable and qualified energy healer and herbalist. She is an expert in her field and it has been a pleasure working with her and knowing her. The Plant Spirit healing work we did together opened the pathways as I continue to gain insights on my journey called life. Karine’s knowledge about plants, herbal remedies and the Plant Spirits is invaluable. Her tea blends are so much more than organic tea; she honors the power of the plants and creates a tea that tastes divine and nurtures both body and soul. I highly recommend Karine; she is truly gifted!
I have studied with Karine since 2001. I have found her to be the most knowledgeable and down to earth herbalist that I had the pleasure to study with. Her passion for the plants and the Great Mother is contagious to all that she teaches and her herbal teas blends are second to none! I look forward studying with her for many years to come.
"For years, I worked in schools and tended to come down with most of what was going around. Several years ago, I was attending a local wellness fair with a friend who took me to the Green Girl booth and told me I had to try their elderberry syrup. So glad she did as I have not had any respiratory illnesses since. Another plus is that it tastes really good so it is easy to remember to take. I look forward to my daily dose. Thanks, Karine!"
I am very interested in herbal remedies and Karine is the go to girl for the answers I seek.
Registration now open for this in-depth 4-month course!
Take a deep dive into a hands-on approach to herbal medicine. We’ll cover the medicinal properties and uses of close to 100 local or easy-to-source healing plants, from nervines that calm to cardiotonics that promote circulatory health. Herbalist Karine Gordineer will show you how to properly infuse, blend, and decoct as you create your own herbal apothecary that will include teas, salves, tinctures, syrups, vinegars, compresses, and poultices.