Let the Earth Help You Hold It

Tuesday, May 17th, 7-10pm
$25 WCCW Member / $30 Regular

In this workshop we will learn about nervines, plants that support our nervous system, and how we can use them to help nourish and support us as we move through the stress we experience living with systemic oppression and trauma.  We will talk about the different ways oppression and trauma can affect our bodies and how plant medicine can help guide us towards wellness and resilience. At the end of the class we will make a tea blend to take home.

Melanie Griffin is a Queer Black artist and herbalist from Virginia and New York, who now resides in LA. She is an ardent believer and lover of plant medicine, plant magic and healing justice. Through her experiences with chronic illness, Melanie was moved to begin studying herbalism after becoming frustrated with the limitations of allopathic/ western medicine. She has studied on her own for many years, taken and passed all 3 levels of the herbal education program at the Third Root Natural Health Community Center, and continues to expand their herbal knowledge through attending workshops and conferences. Additionally, Melanie draws on intuition and connection to spirit and the ancestors to practice an ever growing craft of plant medicine making and knowledge sharing.

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