Tree People

 

It’s not joke about tree-hugging. Putting your body against an ancient tree can feel like being embraced by a grandmother. The first medicine of the trees is their presence. It’s been shown to sooth anxious nervous systems, stimulate circulation, even out heart rates, and increase lung-capacity. Before we’ve even started gathering and making medicine from them trees are powerful allies, pulling our bodies to them to heal.

In this class, we delve deep into the mythology of trees as our ancestors, ancient deities, and living beings in their own right; all the while learning how to create beautiful, practical magic and medicine with them. We’ll learn tree practices, discuss different medicines, and learn how to begin discovering the healing powers of trees in one’s own bioregion. We’ll also learn about being an ally and an activist for the forest communities that sustain us.

Trees are often overlooked as a simple, easy-to-approach medicinal plants for those seeking to learn plant-knowledge. They are relatively easy to identify, rich in constituents, easy to harvest safely and sustainably, and they are our ancestors.
Trees carry some of the oldest, most tangible magic on this Earth, literally giving us the breath of life.
Participants get to try different tree medicines in the course of the class, and create their own from the land we’re learning on.

 

Tree People will be shared by Milla Prince & Ayana Young