Thomas Matherly (Fox Tracks Healing Arts) Is a Clinical herbalist, wild forager and teacher. His herbal education began as a seven and a half year apprenticeship with herbalist Chris Marano of Clearpath herbals. Over this time he attended Chris’ full offering of classes and gained hands on experience with cultivating, harvesting and wild harvesting herbs, making extracts and custom blending formulas for clients, managing a fully functional apothecary, plant spirit medicine and wrapping all of these skills into a bundle through (and for) clinical consultation. Since finishing his apprenticeship he has continued to practice and teach herbal medicine, wild foraging, Tai Chi and permaculture design in the pioneer valley.
-Healing with the Chinese Five Elements and Qi Gong-
The Chinese Five Elements are a tool that we can use to interpret and understand human health and the world around us. In this workshop we will explore the Chinese Five Element Theory through interactive lecture, movement, and Qi Gong. We will learn to observe the Five Elements in our daily lives and how they can be utilized to guide us along our path.
-Wild Edible/Medicinal Plant Walk-
Come wander in the forest! We’ll ID the edible and medicinal plants that we find and talk about their uses. we’ll do a guided meditation to open our hearts and minds to the language of plants.