You will enter the space with light music playing, and the burning of either incense, frankincense & myrrh resin and/or sage to clean the space. There will be a curated selection of herbs that work with the specific needs of prenatal/postpartum mothers, or for children. We will briefly introduce ourselves and discuss the needs of each mom, whether it be: -- "to create an herbal, nutrient dense prenatal tea that reduces nausea", or -- "I'm having issues producing breastmilk, how can I increase my supply?", or -- "to make an herbal medicine to reduce postpartum depression", or -- "to make an elderberry syrup for my children's flu", etc. The group will then break into small groups of two or three. I will start the class teaching the importance of each herb and how to properly prepare them for medicine, such as: tea, sitz baths, salves, tinctures, elixirs, oils, or syrups. In your small group, you will pick a selection of herbs for your medicine. You will take home a hand made herbal medicine specified for your prenatal/postpartum or child's health, and a wealth of newfound information.
I'm a Brooklyn-based homeopathic public health professional, that studies in an apothecary under a world renowned herbalist. I hold a masters degree from Columbia University's School of Public Health in sociomedical sciences and social determinants of health. I also work as cultural documentary photographer. We will be making tonic and teas in my studio space. While we work, you will sit amongst some of my most known photography series and rare herbs. I started doing AirBnB Experiences during my unpaid maternity leave to supplement my income. However, when I was unlawfully fired during the last week of my leave, I began teaching Experiences full-time. I teach every workshop with my daughter, who has become my full-time assistant. She is also my inspiration for making medicine for moms and babies.
Herb, Jars, Blending tools, etc.
We will be in my exclusive studio space. This is where I work, edit and create the imagery for my multimedia companies. It is also where I harbor my rare herbs, medicines and healing homemade blends.
A great attitude
Please let me know if you have any allergies or any concerns. Please communicate ahead of time if traveling with a child or service pet.
Prenatal & Postpartum Herbalism Workshop