Holistic medicinal mushrooms: the herbalist way
Sliding Scale Cost $15-$25
This class will take place on ZOOM, as well as recorded and sent to all who registered.
Adaptogens! Immune Modulators! Elixirs of Immortality! Medicinal mushrooms have amazing reputations as panaceas- cure alls. And yes! As far as herbal medicines go, our fungal allies are widely applicable and generally beneficial. But despite their incredible powers, are they really the best medicine for YOUR body? Or maybe you’re wondering which ones are most suited for you and your personal constitution? In this class you will refine your understanding of your constitution and how medicinal mushrooms act on the body from the perspective of holistic herbalism. We will unpack the buzz words like “adaptogens,” and “immune-modulators,” and explore how these impact the tissue states within the body and what this means for you.
Meet Your Teacher
Enthralled by intelligence of plants, planets and stars; Maz is dedicated to weaving deeper relationships between humans, their souls, the earth and the cosmos.
With a double major in Environmental Studies and Anthropology from the University of Victoria that focused mostly on ethnobotany, Maz was able to see the broader context of how herbalism fits into culture today. Her studies in herbalism truly began with her own healing by giving up on mainstream western-trained allopathic medical doctors and taking matters into her own hands to heal her chronic eczema. After studying restoration ecology, she became committed to the belief that these bodies, like landscapes, are built to regenerate and that it is our birthright to be healthy. Her own formulas have since been cornerstones in her healing. Her healing journey with her skin led her to a holistic understanding of health wherein we must address all layers of the self, not just the body, which is why she offers oracular consultations for those looking for guidance from beyond the physical.
Other than her first hand experience learning from her own body and the landscapes she is constantly immersed in, she has worked with several mentors and has completed the Alchemical Herbalism training through the School of Evolutionary Herbalism. Maz has also been studying esoteric sciences including, tarot, astrology and ritual technologies for 10+ years and is delighted to have a practice through which to share her gift as a spiritual guide.