1. Nettle harvest
  2. Buttercup meditation
  3. Mugwort harvest
  4. Nettle harvest
  5. Medicine making
  6. Title 7
Do you want to weave the wild
into your everyday life?
Do you want to experience animism
 with other like minded folks?
Are you in love with the forest? 

~This is heart based learning!
~Make your own flower essences,
medicine bundles and ethically harvest plants.
​~Rewild yourself.
~ Learn why you are drawn to certain plants.
...and much more!

FOR ME? 2019~

~Open to any gender.
~Group #1 is adults only.
~Group #2 (ages 12 to infinity).
~Meet for one Saturday each month for 7 months from April until October 
with like minded people.
~10am - 6pm class time.
~Located on 75 acres of Carolinian    Forest near Dundas Ontario.
~ All classes taught by Julie Gaia Feddes.

  1. May apple harvest
  2. Vertical alignment with mullein
  3. Milkweed flower & wild forest friend tree frog~
  4. Learning about bees
  5. Medicine bundles
  6. Home
  7. Hypericum perforatum-

"One of our greatest fears is to eat the wildness of the world.Our mothers intuitively understood something essential: the green is poisonous to civilization.  If we eat the wild, it begins to work inside us, altering us, changing us. 

Soon, if we eat too much, we will no longer fit the suit that has been made for us. Our hair will begin to grow long and ragged. Our gait and how we hold our body will change. A wild light begins to gleam in our eyes. Our words start to sound strange, nonlinear, emotional. Unpractical. Poetic.

Once we have tasted this wildness, we begin to hunger for a food long denied us, and the more we eat of it the more we will awaken. It is no wonder that we are taught to close off our senses to Nature. Through these channels, the green paws of Nature enter into us, climb over us, search within us, find all our hiding places, burst us open, and blind the intellectual eye with hanging tendrils of green.

The terror is an illusion, of course. For most of our million years on this planet human beings have daily eaten the wild. It's just that the linear mind knows what will happen if you eat it now."-Steven Buhner

Rainbow Serpent Plant Medicine Apprenticeship Schedule 2019

There will be two classes in 2019
Each group will cover similar material.

Group #1 Adults only (Rainbow Bridge tribe) 2019
April 20, May 18, June 15,July 20, August 17,
September 14, October 12

Group #2 Ages 12 to infinity
Suitable for parent/teens
(Family Cosmic Serpent tribe) 2019
April 27, May 25, June 22, July 27, August 24,
September 21, October 19

Opening circle
Overview of apprenticeship and questions
Plants for creating sacred space & personal protection
Honey ceremony for our Ancestors
Guided plant journey with Dandelion Root
Willow/red osier dogwood/ cherry bark harvest

Harvesting nettles 
Guided plant journey with Nettle
Communication with stones the bones of the earth
Making tinctures, teas, & decoctions
Create herbal vinegars

Learn how to make flower essences
Communication with flowers
Making herbal smudging bundles
Solstice fire Cacao ceremony

Local river hike & picnic
Water ceremony & plant limpias

Connection to the soil & forest "floor"
Make cypress infused oil
Hawthorn meditation
Forest bathing time

White pine needle harvest
Guided plant journey with Red Oak
Ancestor walk
Star beings alive in plants

Altar making/Conscious connection to the elements
Guided plant journey with Willow
Digging up the honey ceremony
Graduation fire & group gifting

Registration is now open for 2019!

Please use the contact me link and let me know
which group you would like to join.
I will send you registration information.

After registration: Once a deposit is recieved you will recieve
a welcome letter & winter reading booklist to help you prepare
for the classes.

Energy Exchange:  $980/$1080 sliding scale.
This allows folks with a lower income to particpate.

A $300 deposit is required.
 The two work trade spaces have been taken for 2019. ​
Payment plans are available after the intial deposit is made.

DONATE to the Gaia Hive to help others who may not be able
to pay the full price. Please inquire.

If you are coming from Toronto: Carpooling may be available
from the Aldershot go-station in Burlington.

This apprenticeship environment is open to all genders. It is a safe place
for LGBTQIA folks. We will work together to co-create a loving and
healing space for everyone. Plants are amazing non-binary teachers.

The learning area is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.
Almost all of your time will be spent outdoors.
If it is perpetually raining shelter is available.
Mosquitoes, deer flies, ticks, & wasps are present.
These insects are our teachers.
May Gaia bless them and teach us how to love them~

Lunches are potluck.

The set-up is rustic. We will be walking on uneven terrain.
You need to have your own transportation and
be willing to partipate rain or shine. 

"I believe that we will see a lot of destruction, but I believe that if we can see the right patterns and draw the right lessons from that destruction, we might be able to rebuild before it's too late. And then I have that ultimate optimism that even if we can't, life will rebuild itself. In a way, the global economy might collapse, but Gaia won't, and people's ingenuity won't. We will rebuild society, we will rebuild local economies, we will rebuild human aspirations." Vandana Shiva

Treating all life as sacred, we honour our place as stewards of the earth, 
listening to all voices, not just our own. 

Taking the plant spirit healing apprenticeship was a spiritually nourishing experience. I made connections with plants that truly brought healing and insight into my life. During this course I was often awe-struck by the knowledge and self-growth that happened with the support of plant spirits and I walked away from each day feeling like I had connected with the divine. Julie is an incredible teacher whose own journey with plant spirit medicine is inspirational and she was able to facilitate our group to connect in powerful ways with the land, our ancestors and the plants. If you are ready to take your love for the earth to the next level, this is the course for you! Rosemary~

The part in me that remembers ancient things, that quiet voice that asks when I'll spend more time outside, in the woods, with the things that grow... that part of me is often asked to wait for an imaginary future where I live more in alignment with what feels like my true nature. 
Joining the Rainbow Spirit apprenticeship was an answer to that voice, a response to a lifelong call to re-wild and tune in to deeper intuitions and a slower communion with nature. 
Julie's gentle guidance and experiential methods are perfect for this type of heart-based learning. Each month we explored new plant allies and ways to connect in the safe spaces that she creates. These monthly trips to her beautiful paradise to connect with the earth, the group and myself enriched my life in ways I could never have anticipated. Rebecca~

One of my favourite parts of the apprenticeship was the beginning share circle. Julie facilitated this in such an intentional and loving way. She always made it very easy for us to feel like we could be vulnerable and open up to one another. I always looked forward to arriving knowing that we would gather around the fire and begin by checking in with one another after a month apart! A second favourite thing was the solo journey time on the land. I found this to be so moving and nourishing. It allowed space for all of the parts of the day leading up to that point to sink in. I felt most receptive in these times of solitude and quiet. I felt that there were established clear and inspiring guidelines for us to feel that we could fall into the land and explore Gaia's depths! Brooke~

One of my favorite parts was the Lympia and creating the flower essence! Cleaning my energetic body has been a focus for me so the lympia was great and I really appreciated working with a flower essence. 
I enjoyed the opening circles, cacao ceremony, medicine bundling, and songs that we would sing! Shireen~