Live Online Course Begins Saturday, April 27th 2024!

“At the center of The Sacred Heart of Herbalism are the Plant Spirits themselves! It is life at its core energy. The Sacred Heart of Herbalism is the enduring, living, evolving wisdom of the plants as it has been for longer than humans have been alive.” Karine Gordineer
The Sacred Heart of Herbalism is a unique offering combining the spiritual aspects of herbalism with the practical aspects of developing your own herbal apothecary and how to work with herbs safely and effectively. This herbal wisdom training begins on March 25th live online. Recordings are available and the course can be taken via the recordings. Students will have up to a year after the last class date to finish the course. Certificates are awarded for full completion of the course, homework, assignments, final projects, and exam. 

Karine Gordineer of Green Girl Herbs & Healing announces open registration for the 2024 Sacred Heart of Herbalism class series.  This 10-month training will work with herbalism in the way it was originally taught; infused with the Spirits of the Plants.  Native Peoples believe that to truly possess the healing powers of a plant one must be introduced to the Spirit of that Plant and be honored with its healing gifts.

This series will weave together: 

  • the healing properties of over 100 medicinal plants
  • working safely and effectively with plants to heal ourselves and others
  • herbal remedy making, techniques and formulation
  • the properties of herbs and discussion of cardiotonics, alteratives, demulcents, adaptogens, and more!
  • winter wellness
  • making an herbal first aid kit
  • local plant identification
  • basic botany terminology
  • writing monographs and learning how to research plants
  • building your Materia medica
  • discussion of contraindications throughout
  • making an herbarium
  • plant energetics
  • making and working with flower essences
  • herbal gardening and design
  • creating Medicine Wheel Gardens
  • introduction to the therapeutic and safe usage of essential oils
  • the sacred plants of power and how to work with them
  • introduction to the Native American Medicine Wheel
  • the shamanic journey and Sacred Dreaming
  • discovering personal plant allies
  • sustainable herbalism
  • includes a private online group for interaction in-between sessions
  • includes an Herbal Kit with most of the herbs used in class demonstrations!
At the end of the course, you will know how to work with herbs medicinally, be able to make your own herbal remedies in the form of infusions, decoctions, tea blends, oils, salves, vinegars, oxymels, flower essences, tinctures, and syrups. You will feel confident to create remedies for yourself and your family, garden with herbs, know how to harvest and dry herbs properly, identify locally growing herbs, and will have discovered at least one of your plant allies. You will have a good solid foundation in herbalism should you like to continue with your studies. Join us as we journey around the Sacred Medicine Wheel learning and growing with the Plant Nations reawakening our relationship to Mother Earth!

From the words of previous class participants:

“This class series went way beyond my expectations…..”
“Karine is the real deal and an incredible source of natural knowledge.”
“Karine’s passion for the plants and the Great Mother is contagious to all who she teaches.”
The cost for this outstanding course is $1225. A $200 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space in class and can be paid here. Class size is limited so early registration is recommended. Classes begin in April and will meet live online one Saturday a month for 5 hours. There will be recommended practice work in-between classes and Karine will be available via email or phone for questions. Payment arrangements are available. For more information or to sign up, contact Karine at (845) 592-4609 or

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