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My Wellness Offerings

Holistic Wellness Sessions, Classes, Workshops and Community Gatherings are offered at my Whiting Mills studio, 100 Whiting Street in sunny Winsted, Connecticut.

One-on-One Holistic Wellness Services 
March 14, 2019 update

In the spirit of Community, and Health 'n' Wellness Justice, all my services are PWYW (Pay What You Wish), and include healing sessions, intuitive readings, and private or group forums of every kind.

These sessions are customized just for you. Your session might be focused on holistic herbal options, or time on the healing table, or consulting the cards. It might be time focused on developing your home officina, or DIY/MYO endeavors. It might be your first time meeting with me, or it might be a follow-up. It might be a wellness gather of your making. In any event, all of these services are offered to you by appointment, PWYW.

Initial wellness consultations will fill at least an hour, and often require follow-up. In these sessions we explore together the holistic landscape of your wellness needs, desires and dreams. Together we'll work up a practice to support you in your personal challenges, and we'll work together in ways that empower you to nurture balance, harmony and wellness in the choices that you make - that they may best serve you and the goals you set for yourSelf.

This includes all flavors of holistic wellness consultations that I offer, including herbal consultations, garden-to-food, private teaching sessions, energy and shamanic healing sessions, creative heART expression and customized intuitive readings. Group classes and workshops are offered separately (see below), though consultations can be highly educational ~ in fact, that's my intention!

And for the sake of clarity: While these sessions are PWYW, any herbs or herbals or other items are available for purchase, if desired, at standard cost. And if you don't know this already: Everything I make, I teach, and I'd love to teach you to create the Medicine that works for you. What I offer is YOUR Medicine ~ The Medicine of the People.

I'd LoVe to work with you, so I invite you to contact me if you're interested in a private wellness session!

Keep in mind that you may realize benefits from a wellness session even if you are healthy and well ~ in fact, that's what I'm all about! As I have said for years … don't wait to get sick to Be Well.

All sessions are By Appointment Only. 

Walk in the Woods School of Botanical Wellness

In addition to workshops, Walk in the Woods School of Botanical Wellness offers "formal" herbal studies in Winsted, Connecticut. This curriculum is a combination of Core Modules, Workshops, and Apprentice Time. 

Walk in the Woods School of Botanical Wellness offers herbal studies in a combination of Core Classes, Workshops (electives), and Apprentices Time, all of which may be taken purely as desired without interest in certification, or with an objective to obtain a Walk in the Woods School of Botanical Wellness certification - your choice.

The root of this choice, as I stress in our Introduction to Herbal Studies class, is that herbalism is The Medicine of the People, it's barefoot Medicine, it is a collaboration with Nona Gaia, and thus far there are neither certification nor licensing requirements to practice herbalism in the United States, and this is as it should be. Though there is increasing authoritative oversight from some states (including Connecticut) that may impact aspects of product-making for market. This is why we all must take an oath to Nona Gaia to learn the practices of herbalism and earth stewardship, practices that were common knowledge a mere generation-r-three ago.

We must reclaim our Power. And we must spread it like seeds.


In any event, you can begin your studies with the Introduction to Herbal Studies class, which offers you insight into the total curriculum (which is adaptable for Self Study, which I also stress, for it is key no matter what external studies you pursue). The Intro Class also introduces you to my teaching style, my approach to collaborating with botanicals and the earth, and is intended to facilitate your decision as to whether my outline, my classes, etc., might be a "good fit" for you before committing to further studies.

Once you’ve taken the Introduction Class, you may join the Core Classes at any time, which will be scheduled according to your need and availability, so long as you begin Core Class studies within a year from the date of your Introduction class. Once you start the Core Classes, you can take them in any order you choose, in accordance with your desire, schedule and budget. Also, Workshops may be taken and Apprentice Time may be scheduled at any time, and many students prefer these learning and experiential opportunities over the Core Classes. Your most meaningful learning is about what resonates most deeply with you.

Walk in the Woods School of Botanical Wellness offers a certificate of completion that is awarded upon fulfillment of the Core and Workshop requirements as outlined below, including 25 hours of Apprentice time and ongoing demonstration of mastery. Commitment to the certification program is not required and need not hinder you from exploring any of these classes. Your herbal studies may be pursued over as much time as desired or needed, allowing for flexibility of schedule, commitment and financial considerations.

A certification course overview, including average cost information follows:

Average Cost of Full Certification Study - $3090
~ 19 Core Classes $1615

~ 50 hours of Workshops $1100 (avg.)
~ 25 hours Apprenticeship $375
~ Demonstration of mastery

CORE CLASSES - $85 per class - Currently scheduled by appointment:

  • Intro to Herbal Studies, Physiology & Materia Medica
  • Physiology ~ Digestive System
  • Physiology ~ Integumentary System
  • Physiology ~ Cardiovascular / Circulatory System
  • Physiology ~ Renal / Urinary System
  • Physiology ~ Respiratory System
  • Physiology ~ Nervous System
  • Physiology ~ Endocrine System
  • Physiology ~ Lymphatic System
  • Physiology ~ "Liver System"
  • Physiology ~ Reproductive Systems
  • Physiology ~ Muscular System
  • Physiology ~ Skeletal System
  • Herbal Pharmacology
  • Cautions and Contraindications
  • Treatment Determinations
  • Dosage and Treatment Plans
  • Food as Medicine - Nutrition(taught as an open workshop)
  • Making Herbal Medicines (taught as an open workshop)

For more information regarding these studies please contact me.

WORKSHOPS  (costs vary and range from PWYW to $50)
These are just some of the workshops that may be offered - and that are open to anyone and everyone, without prerequisite (the Intro Class in not necessary), and regardless of knowledge or experience. For dates and times, please contact me, visit the "What's Coming Up" pagesubscribe to our newsletter, or join us on FaceBook to receive event notices. Here are some of my current offerings:

  • Botanical of the Month
  • Botanical of the Month
  • Breast Wellness - A Holistic Herbs and Attitude Workshop
  • Delicious Winter Medicines
  • Fermenting Wellness
  • Fermenting Wellness - Mini Seasonal Workshops
  • Fermenting Spirit - The Art of Wine, Mead and Ale
  • First Aid Herbs for the Home Herbalist
  • Gaia Friendly Cleaning
  • Herbs to Relax By
  • Holistic and Herbal Aphrodisiacs
  • Learn to Make Your Own Kombucha
  • Making and Enjoying Your Own Herbal Oil Infusions
  • Make Your Own Anointing Oils
  • Make Your Own Bath Blend Bundles
  • Make Your Own Gratitude Potion
  • Make Your Own Balms/Salves
  • Make Your Own Herbal Elixirs, Oxymels and Shrubs
  • Make Your Own Alcohol-Free Herbal Medicines
  • Make Your Own Alcohol Extracts/Tinctures
  • Making Libations - spirited and soft
  • Making Vinegar Infusions for Nutrition, Wellness and Delight
  • Making Your Own Botanical Cordials and Liqueurs
  • Making Your Own Flower Essences
  • Mystical, Magical, Spiritual Herbs
  • Pamper Yourself! - A Holistic and Herbal Spa Workshop
  • Plant Spirit Medicine - A Lecture and Meditation Workshop
  • Sip Your Way to Wellness - An Herbal Tea Blending Workshop
  • Sprouting an Herbal Business
  • The Organic Garden - Planning, Growing, Tending, Sustaining
  • The Bitter Truth – Delicious Bitter Tonics, Medicines for Food and Drink
  • Wellness and The Wheel of the Year – Autumn
  • Wellness and The Wheel of the Year - Winter
  • Wellness and The Wheel of the Year - Spring
  • Wellness and The Wheel of the Year - Summer
  • Wild Foods
  • ~ and others, some of which can be tailored just for you!
For more information regarding any of these workshops, please visit the "What's Coming Up" Pagejoin me on Facebook or subscribe to my newsletter ~ these are the best ways to keep up with the schedule! Of course, you may contact me at walkinthewoodsllc at gmail dot com or call me at 860.480.3642 as well!

~ rose
Walk in the Woods, LLC
Whiting Mills studio 310
100 Whiting Street
Winsted, Connecticut