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Shamanic Gardening Classes & Workshops

 

To see details of our Summer 2016 events in Pennsylvania CLICK on Class Schedule or on thislink:

http://shambhallainstitute.com/classes_schedule.php

 

The Shambhalla Institute is committed worldwide to personalizing classes, private and group, via skype or in-person that are based on the individual's needs, budget and personal interest.

Classes and workshops can be scheduled from 1 1 1/2 hour lecture, 3 hour workshop, 1 day or more indepth professional training for 4 or 8 day training programs. Some classes include related field trips and practicums. All programs support hands-on learning and innovative ideas that would be hard to find anywhere else as it is Melinda Joy's unique background and experience that makes these classes so special.

Private classes are held for individuals or groups of 3 or more in Los Angeles and Orlando throughout the year.

Introductory & certification classes are available in:

  • Shamanic Gardening Certificate Class
  • Shamanic Gardening Introductory Class
  • Labyrinth Design & Installation
  • Medicine Wheel Garden Class

 

 

Melinda Joy Miller, instructor, is the author of the book Shamanic Gardening: Timeless Techniques for the Modern Sustainable Garden. Purchased signed copies here. Lots more information can be found on our Shamanic Gardener blog. Visit our Facebook page to receive fascinating, unique gardening tips.

             

 

What is Shamanic Gardening ?

Shamanic Gardening is a powerful gardening system designed by Melinda Joy Miller, from decades of experience. It blends sustainability with ancient teachings of indigenous cultures, Chinese and Japanese design concepts, energetic balance methods, shamanic studies, and psychological principles.

Shamanic Gardening explores the creation of a garden that heals self, as well as the earth. Working in harmony with the natural elements, including the wind, these gardens expand your intuition and offer a shamanically protective quality. The gardens are rich in high-nutrition foods that are medicinal for all aspects of your life…even spicing up your love life with ancient aphrodisiacs used in various cultures throughout history.

Our blog, Shamanic Gardener is a way to explore Shamanic Living and how to create a garden that can enhance memory and attention, unlock your full potential, and sustain your health and beauty.

 

 

 

Shamanic Gardening Certificate Class

This wonderful class includes Melinda Joy Miller's extensive background in permaculture, sustainability, herboloy, metaphysics, and shamanic lifestyle. She designed the shamanic gardening technique from her unique background as a medicine woman, feng shui master, cultural anthropologist, sensorimotor-integrative therapist, and metaphysical healer.

You can take the class as she designed it to include all the principles mentioned above or have her personalize the class for you or your friends based on your specific needs such as budget, schedule, growing zone, or special interests such as native plants indiginous to your area, companion gardening, or how to grow flower essences.

 

 

You will learn:

 

  • How to design a garden that is conceptualized around your personality and unique sensibility - some drawing from ancient methods, such as, ancient Japan, the Pueblo Indians, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson.
  • New sustainable technologies in water conservation, building healthy soil, and growing your own fertilizer.

  • Shamanic principles to garden with more awareness and effectiveness, to use your inner senses, and to work with earth energies, color, flower psychology, and more.

  • Feng shui in the garden to create a balanced, nurturing environment that feels warm and harmonious.

  • Placement of all garden features - raised garden beds, ponds, containers, garden sculpture, large stones, water features, bird baths, trellis, and windbreaks, using feng shui, shamanic, and permaculture principles.
  • In-depth suggestions for medicinal herbs and edibles to plant, based on the specific needs of individuals or family.
  • Companion planting details to keep your edibles nourished, protected, and fertilized.
  • Growing information for medicinal herbs, high-nutrition plants, and perennial vegetables.

  • Shamanic counsel on how to create a garden that deepens your connection to self and the earth.
  • How to attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
  • Shamanic characteristics of herbs and flowers used for protection and healing.
  • How to bring a personalized color and flower plan into your garden design based on the psychological, feng shui and shamanic principles.
  • Beauty recipes that you can make directly from your garden.
  • Detailed outline of how to work with the sun, moon and natural elements based on the principles of feng shui, permaculture, and environmental studies.
  • Ways to develop a deeper relationship and spiritual connections with self, wildlife, and the earth. 

 

8 Days - See Class Schedule
Tuition: $1395/group class


              $1,845/private class

              $999/online class

$200 non-refundable deposit required to reserve.

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TESTIMONIAL:

"Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the Shamanic Gardening class. What an amazing experience that was! I feel so thankful to have been apart of it and to you both for your loving support and guidance. It was such a beautiful and special journey for me and continues to be since." - Laura Nutter, Sustainable Interior Designer 

 

Shamanic Gardening Introductory Class

 

This is the abridged version of the shamanic gardening certification class listed above.

You will learn:

  • New sustainable technologies in water conservation, building healthy soil, and growing your own fertilizer.

  • Placement of all garden features - raised garden beds, ponds, containers, garden sculpture, large stones, water features, bird baths, trellis, and windbreaks, using feng shui, shamanic, and permaculture principles.
  • In-depth suggestions for medicinal herbs and edibles to plant, based on the specific needs of individuals or family.
  • Companion planting details to keep your edibles nourished, protected, and fertilized.
  • How to attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
  • Introduction to how to work with the sun, moon and natural elements based on the principles of feng shui, permaculture, and environmental studies.

1- 4 Day Shamanic Gardening Class: See class schedule

Tuition: $125 each day

Preregistration

$50 non-refundable deposit required to reserve a space.

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Note: Shorter workshops are available is throughout the year. Please check class schedule for details or contact us to be on the mailing list for updates.

 

Medicine Wheel Garden WORKSHOP

9 Steps to Generate Peace

 

A very popular workshop that is being offered in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Orlando. We explore the Medicine Wheel's symbology, using hands-on demonstration, individual participation, and fun experiences that can heal, nurture, as well as, develop harmony and peace your relationships. Experiencing the Medicine Wheel in a personal space cultivates wonderful spiritual and energetic benefits in your life, home, or garden. The ancient concept of the Medicine Wheel stretches back thousands of years. Medicine is defined as spiritual, Wheel is considered energy. In a circular form, it’s an expression of harmony. This class is an excellent resource for parents, therapists and teachers or anyone interested in developing a protective quality for one’s life and space. There will be time for Q&A. Consider joining a workshop or working with us to schedule this one in your area.

Special 3-Hour Workshop

FEE: $39

 

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Labyrinth Class

A shaman's tool, learn how to use the Classical 7-Path Indigenous Labyrinth

Plan to join us for this fascinating class teaching how to draw, design, use & use a Classical 7-Path Indigenous Labyrinth. Used by ancient cultures 3500 years ago, it’s still relevant today to calm, clear the mind, to gain new perspective & make creative solutions to problems. Its classical design has been found on ancient Cretan seals & coins, Roman mosaics, Babylonian masks, & Native petroglyphs in caves, cliffs, & rocks marking spiritual spaces.

Melinda Joy has been teaching and installing this type of labyrinth for over 20 years. She begins her day with a personal walk in her labyrinth. Once a labyrinth is installed, the land becomes charged and balanced in very unique ways. It is a powerful medicine tool that makes deep connections to your Within, your Vibral Core of intuitive wisdom.

 

 

Melinda Joy designed and installed the labyrinth on the left. The middle labyrinth photo was taken at the end of the class after the students witnessed an installation. The labyrinth at the right is from the Omega Institute during a class that Melinda Joy was teaching there.

 

You will learn:

  • An easy, step-by-step method of design, drawing, & installing a personalized Classical 7-Path Indigenous Labyrinth.
  • How to use the labyrinth to achieve clarity of thought.
  • How to use the labyrinth to get solutions to difficult situations.
  • Ways the land responds to the installation of any size labyrinth.
  • How to build community & enhance your relationships.
  • Symbology  of  the classic 7-path labyrinth
  • How to chose the best location for a labyrinth 
  • How to include the Medicine Wheel of Peace in the design.   
  • Blessing Ceremony for the labyrinth.

"Thank you for doing the Labyrinth class, it was such a spiritual gift and it keeps on giving and giving."  Annie Retamel."

 

FEES:

1 Day: $135

2 Day: $225

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