Honoring 18 years!
Over 70 rounds of plant medicine apprenticeships, thousands of students have journeyed with us into the sacred.
The Gaia School of Healing & Earth Education founded in 2001 by Sage L. Maurer offers courses and workshops in sacred plant medicine over the last 18 years in New England, and now in California. We offer 9 month long apprenticeships in folk herbalism, plant spirit medicine, holistic healing, spiritual ecology, and earth ceremony. Join us as we remember together the wisdom of our ancestors, and journey with the healing spirits of the plants.
Courses in Vermont & California
Our courses weave together folk plant medicine, holistic healing, ethnobotany, permaculture, local ecology, earth-centered ceremony, growing and harvesting medicinals, wildcrafting, plant communication, and meditation. Courses run throughout the year in Southern Vermont and in Southern California. Our courses fill quickly, so check out what we are currently offering!
Join us in The Gaia School of Healing gardens!
Treating all life as sacred, we honour our place as stewards of the earth, listening to all voices, not just our own.
Register now for 2020 courses
Join us as we come together for another year of walking the medicine path.
Deepening our relationship to the spirits of the earth and the healing plants that surround us.
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The Plant Medicine Sutra
In Devotion to Gaia
" Gaia existed before everything; she existed before time. Gaia, the eternal, prehistoric earth mother goddess, is fertility incarnate, moist, mysterious, strong. She is life energy itself; everything that lives, breathing or not, overflows with her life. She is the earth and all the powers of the earth. Gaia is not always a consoling goddess: standing for life and generation without thought of consequence, she has an energy and a power that must be approached carefully. All bodies eventually return to her, into the black, fertile earth, to be devoured and to receive her life to live again. As goddess of the soul, Gaia reminds us that the soul develops in dark places and that ultimately soul must be rooted in body, in earth. She is a reminder that we must ground ourselves in the reality of nature…" - M. Babcock
Bare with us as we upload all of our content & updated courses for 2020
- The Gaia School Team