Mentorship Circle, Sacred Offering, Herbal Training, Herbal Wisdom, Herbalist
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The Mentorship Circle is an online program where you can share your journey as an herbalist—in an intimate circle of like-hearted community.

Whether you are an at-home herbalist, practitioner, medicine-maker, or healer— following one's true North Star leads to building a sacred relationship with the Earth. What is your Sacred Offering in this lifetime? When we live rooted from a place of purpose we are more magnetic, alive, and in our radiance. And from this place, we can make a healing impact on the planet.

We do this in circle, supporting each other to find our own North Star.

The Mentorship Circle is for Healers: People who want to be a part of the healing force fo the world

What You Need to Know About This Mentorship Experience

 

Mentorship is a profound experience. In this online Mentorship Circle, we will show up for each other as a circle, and learn together. Your presence is not only a rich gift that you share with fellow herbalists, it is necessary for the journey we take together.

This experience is for individuals who are earnest in their intent to grow, learn, and show up with curiosity. A sincere desire to learn from the Circle is required. This program is entirely online. 

We explicitly ask that you consider carefully before committing to this experience, whether you have the time, and whether your soul can say a clear yes to the following requirements:

  • Do your best to attend all live online sessions
  • Be available for collaboration and group participation
  • Have a sincere interest in learning and applying the knowledge you gain from this experience
  • Be available for up to 1-hour a week of home practice. This may include setting up zoom sessions with classmates to work on integration practices

Whether you take this program to feed a business or practice or; you are joining to nurture and grow yourself—you are welcome here.

Final Project

This program will include an opportunity to work on a personal or group final project. Participants will be invited to dream big and create an offering that facilitates learning, growth, and perhaps serves their community or loved ones in some way. This final project is an opportunity to take a risk and try out your idea with a supportive Circle. We will actively develop, support, and encourage each other in developing meaningful projects that promote personal growth and community service.

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The intent of the final project is to feed your life beyond the Mentorship Circle. You may already know what your project will be, or you may be seeking direction for your work. Either way, your project will be nurtured and supported in this Circle of skill, care, and mentorship.

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Topics and Skills

Healing Practitioner Self Care
Using Ritual in Healing
Client Care
Advanced Herbal Formulation
Safer Spaces & History of Health Care

Client Intake Skills
Deepening Relationship with Herbs
Constitutions and Health Patterns
Heart-Based Business Skills
Growing a Herbal Garden

The Wheel of the Year
Running a Herbal Business

Online Presence & Marketing
Herbal Product Development
Ethics of Practice

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Course Structure

The Mentorship Circle is an online program, and will run from November 2021 till July 2022, and will include three live sessions each month.

Start Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021

Participant engagement is essential to the format and structure of the class—meaning, we want you to show up to each session in person. We will be creating this circle together.

Some of the ways we will work together include:

  • Case Studies
  • Discussions (in live sessions and on the facebook group)
  • Trance & Ritual
  • Journaling
  • Partner Work / Triad Work
  • Conceptualizing a Business Plan (or a personal rhythm plan for folks who are not on the business journey)

Because there are two online live sessions per month, there will be ample time for questions and answers.

Live online sessions will take place twice a month:

All times are Pacific Time (PT):

  1. First Saturday of each month: 3 hours from 10:00AM-1:00PM
  2. Third Monday of each month: 2 hours from 6:00-8:00PM

All online sessions will be conducted via Zoom.

In the second and fourth week of each month, there will be rich and engaging group forum exercises and integration activities.

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NOVEMBER

The Pentacle of Purpose: Finding Your North Star

This month we'll dig deep using journeying skills to excavate our deep sense of purpose. Purpose is not always how you make your money, it's how you live your life. With the guidance of our ancestors, not only of blood, but of healing traditions, we will lean into our Calling as healers.

  • Finding Your Why
  • The Wheel of the Year
  • Lineage & Practice
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DECEMBER

Tending the Inner Flame: Boundaries & Relationships

How do we show up in relationship—with clients, family, community, or the creative process? Here we will be looking at the silent motivators that direct us, bringing clarity to the shadows. Healer: know thyself.

  • Shadow Work
  • Relationship to community
  • Parenting Yourself
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JANUARY

Deep Listening: Cultivating Relationship with Herbs

As we deepen our path, we move into direct relationship with the Green Bloods. With clear sight, we deepen our relationship with Earth Magic. We learn to step out of our own way to truly see and hear without judgment.

  • Path of the Plant Witch
  • Constitutional Theory
  • Earth Magic
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FEBRUARY

Dream Incubation: Preparing the Ground 

As Winter turns to Spring, we prepare our soil. We will collaborate on a weekend Dream Incubation where we will work with specific herbs to inspire The Sight, and give us clarity to conceptualize the raw materials of our final project.

  • Using Dreams as Support
  • Ancestors & Guides
  • Conceptualizing Final Project
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MARCH

Seeding your Business: Heart-Based Business Skills

We move into the practical application of managing a heart-centred business; finances, spreadsheets, calendars, and inventory. For those who are not interested in a business of this structure, this month will also include seasonal record-keeping, garden planning, and skills for the home herbalist.

  • Using Dreams as Support
  • Ancestors & Guides
  • Conceptualizing Final Project
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APRIL

Sprouting Up: Making Space for Healing

When we become conscious of the power of the role of healer, we learn to wield our influence with care. Here we learn about the history of health care, and ways in which we can work to create safer spaces for each other, and for the people we are in a defined relationship with. Specifically we will also discuss the ethics of practice and medicine-making, and strengthen our awareness and commitment to justice and care.

  • History of Health Care
  • Ethics
  • Safer Spaces for Patients
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MAY

Rites of Passage: Accepting the Challenge

This month, we focus on refining the vision and supporting each other as we develop our sacred offering we want to share with the world. Because the Mentorship Circle will be responsive to participant's needs, we are leaving space for that in the program.

  • Sharing Your Vision
  • Support Mapping
  • Clinical Supervision
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JUNE

Business Alchemy: Distillation of Purpose & Process

This is a month of prioritizing and pruning—June is a time of incredible growth and proliferation, so we hone our vision and sharpen our shears to remove that growth that doesn't serve or gets in our way.

  • Prioritizing & Letting Go
  • Final Project Intensives
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JULY

Finding the Way Forward: Mentorship Circle Celebration

There is a skill required to hold and maintain your vision: how will you proceed? What systems of support will continue to build. As we celebrate each other's growth, we also relfect on what we have learned, and how to carry our intentions forward.

  • Reflections & Visioning
  • Questions & Support
  • Final Project Sharing
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About Instructors
Seraphina Capranos - herbalist, homeopath, ritualist
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Seraphina Capranos

I am grateful to steward an acre and a half of medicinal herbs, food and forest on unceded Coast Salish terriority belonging to the Hul'qumi'num and SENĆOŦEN speaking peoples, known as Salt Spring Island.

This is the program I've been dreaming of for many years. Thanks to great teachers and mentors throughout my life, I was guided as I set out on a path of discovering my purpose and found a way to work towards fulfilling this dream by combining my passions of clinical work, earth-based traditions of healing and gathering in community ritual. I never set out to do any of these for a living in the way that they've borne fruit. I've often said these paths called me to them. The ways in which these paths intertwine and now have a Spirit of  their own has made me curious about the topics of destiny and purpose.

With a practice spanning nearly two decades in clinic, I'm committed to sharing the winding path I've traversed, full of ups and downs, to build a life of financial security while sharing my purpose, which I call my North Star.  This Mentorship program in a way guide others in finding their own North Star and have it materilize in a way that is abundant, generous, and life-giving.

I am so pleased to have my long-time student and now dear friend, and colleague, Moss assist as co-teacher in this program.

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I am a grateful guest living in the territories of the Hul'qumi'num and SENĆOŦEN speaking peoples—unceded Coast Salish Territory. The colonial name for the place I live is Salt Spring Island. I was raised and educated in the territories of the Hodenosaunee, Wendat,  & Mississauga Nations (Southern Ontario) and in Anishinaabe territory (Peterborough, ON.)

 

My time learning with the Green World started at the northern edge of the Carolinian zone, at a young age in the realm of play. As a teenager living in the suburbs, I was taking the bus to the edge of town to find the woods, and getting into trouble stealing alcohol from my parents' cabinet to make tinctures! Much later on, I found Seraphina's Alchemy of Herbal Medicine programs, where I was able to learn more than any book could teach me about the sensual language of herbs. It was there I began to hone my craft— she is a treasured teacher and friend.

 

When I came to the West Coast in the early 2000's it was to learn about organic farming. I spent 15 years working on farms and running my own organic market gardens, and helped to found a vibrant farm co-operative in K'ómoks Territory (Courtenay, BC.) With my treasured experiences as a commercial farmer in my back pocket, I am now joyously exploring the gifts of growing food and herbs for my own pantry, and writing an accessible book about growing food.

 

I am also fourth-year student of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Oshio College of Acupuncture & Herbology in Lekwungen, Songhees, and  W̱SÁNEĆ Territories (Victoria, BC.) I am thrilled to be learning the precise art of formulation from a Chinese Medicine perspective. Part of my studies includes practicing acupuncture in our student clinic, trying my hardest to learn as much Mandarin as I can, and studying the Chinese Medicine classics.

 

I am so excited to join in this Mentorship Circle with you.
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If you are applying for the scholarship, please fill out the scholarship form ONLY. Scroll down below the registration links to the Scholarships section. Thank you!

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2 Payments of $971.25

$742.50 USD

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3 Payments of $647.85

$495 USD

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Option 4

9 Payments of $215

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Scholarships

In recognition that financial circumstance often correlates to systems of privilege and oppression, there are some scholarship spaces set aside for BIPOC. Scholarships are limited and on a first come basis.

We welcome all genders, all gender histories, all races, all ages and sexual orientations and all those differences of life situation, background, and ability that increase our diversity. As we know, nature prefers diversity as it creates strong, healthy ecosystems. 

All living beings are worthy of respect. All are supported by the sacred elements of air, fire, water and earth. We work to create and sustain communities and cultures that embody our values, that can help to heal the wounds of the earth and her peoples, and that can sustain us and nurture future generations.

A portion of the proceeds of this course will be donated to the Xwaaqw'um Project - supporting Indigenous youth, families, and communities to re-engage with their culture, language and ways of life on the land at Xwaaqw'um (Burgoyne Bay, Salt Spring Island.)

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Terms & Conditions

Students may be refunded 80% of course registration price within the first 7 days of purchasing the course. There are no refunds after 7 days of course registration, including for those students on payment plans.

All payment plans will remain active unless cancellation occurs within the first 7 days.

Payment is done online using secure e-commerce. We only accept online registration.

If the purchase was by payment plan, the student commits to paying the full amount of monthly payments until there is $0 owing. If a student misses a payment for any reason, they will be immediately removed from the course/program and any of the related attributes.

If a failed or declined payment is not paid within 2 months, The Mentorship Circle reserves the right to cancel the student’s enrolment entirely and remove student access to their course, including membership in the Facebook group and access to course video recordings and online learning materials. In this case, students will not be refunded previous payments made towards the course.

Course passwords may not be shared between individuals, companies, or institutes unless that permission has been expressly given via an exclusive offer or as a feature of the site.

No individual, company, or institute may share video or written content from any courses.

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