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HEARTransformation Apprenticeship 2019


  • Heart Springs Sanctuary Washington Boro, PA (map)

Embrace your fullness
Know who you really are and why you are here
Hear the wisdom and guidance that surrounds you
Remember your connection to All
Experience true healing at the Source
Be a conduit of Healing and Love for others, including our Earth

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Apprenticing with the Plants allows you to develop and strengthen a deep connection, giving you access to the wisdom and healing gifts of the Universe. Through this apprenticeship you sharpen your intuitive skills, becoming your own authority. During our six months together you will explore the questions, “Who am I? Why am I here?”, working with the Plant Spirits and other guides to encourage your evolution, while learning skills to help others on their healing journey and awakening. The Plants say, “The time is now!” Time to rekindle our kinship with Nature and step into our fullest potential as humans as healers.

This apprenticeship is designed to help humans align with the intelligence of Nature and work with these energies to bring about healing at a core level—for oneself, one’s clients, the Earth, and more. The Plants provide the foundation for this course as we let our Hearts guide us in following this ancient and modern path of connecting deeply with the Sacred in All. This apprenticeship is designed for those who wish to become HEARTransformation practitioners or who want to incorporate this into an existing practice. The skills learned and wisdom gained can be applied to many areas of one’s life and adapted to work with any situation or environment.

The first year is based on Pam Montgomery’s Plant Spirit Healing Apprenticeship; graduates are eligible to participate in any of Pam’s advanced classes and if desired, to become a certified Plant Spirit Healing practitioner. During our (optional) second year, we will expand on this foundation and deepen our connection with Nature as we incorporate the Elements, Elementals, Archetypes, Light, Love and Source energy into our practice as well as learn other healing tools such as Egg Limpias, Soul retrievals, Karmic Healing, and Blueprint Adjustments.

Six Sessions:
10 AM Friday to 3 PM Sunday:
May 3 – 5, 2019 August 9 – 11, 2019
June 7 – 9, 2019 September 6 – 8, 2019
July 12 – 14, 2019 October 4 – 6, 2019

I have completed year 1 and 2 of Jen's HEARTransformation apprenticeship. I highly recommend it to anyone who is ready to embrace their soul's path. Although I had been learning about plants for many years, I had focused mostly on the physical and scientific aspects of the plants. I wanted to deepen my knowledge and experience with plants, and learn about Plant Spirit Healing as well as communication with plants.

I absolutely love studying with Jen. She is extremely knowledgeable and intuitive. Her Apprenticeship provided deep experiences with the plants that have touched me to the core of my being.

When I started studying with Jen I was in an active inquiry about how to spend the next phase of my life. I am much more connected to the plants, through the work I have done with her. I feel guided by my heart and I am honoring my soul's purpose and trust my intuition.

Jen creates a sacred and safe container to explore your relationship with plants. I truly feel the love from my dear plant friends and never feel lonely as I always have the plants within me.

I have learned to trust my inner voice more and although I have always loved plants, I now have deep relationships with them and can use their energy to facilitate healing in myself and others. I also feel more hopeful about the future of our planet because I know the plants are helping us.”

~ Terry O. Ph.D. Retired AP Environmental Science and Gifted Education Teacher


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Session 1: May 3 – 5, 2019

Our first session is centered around the foundations of HEARTransformation and Plant Spirit Healing and establishing our co-creative community. You will delve into the intelligence of the Heart and learn the tools for the basis of good communication. While focusing on your own Heart, you will have your first encounter with the Plant and Faerie Worlds.  As we concentrate on being in co-creative partnership with Nature, you will take part in reciprocity for the many gifts your Plant Ally will share with you.  You will explore Shamanic Journeying through which you will receive your Personal Symbol. This symbol is unique to you and can give insight into your Soul Path.

An example of what you will learn and experience include:
* Heart as an Organ of Perception
* Plant Communication
* Shamanic Journeying
*Reciprocity
* Felt Sensation
*Sensory Awareness
* Music of the Plants

* Romancing the Plants

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Session 2: June 7 – 9, 2019

Moving deeper on our journey we look at our relationship with Nature through evolution, biophilia, and your own Spiritual Ecology. This weekend you work on your personal container, learning how to strengthen your boundaries and keep yourself (and your clients) protected. You will engage with the wider worlds and your body through the seven directions and foundational elements. You move into deep union with St. John’s Wort who fills you with Light, heals your Aura, and gives your Soul Force more energy. You will continue to expand and heal your Heart and begin your experiences with Flower Essences, learning how to create and play with them.  (We will continue to work with Flower Essences throughout the apprenticeship.) You complete this nourishing, magical weekend wrapped in the loving support of Rose as you diet her, experiencing her many forms and gifts.

An example of what you will learn and experience include:
* Making Flower Essences
* Overcoming spiritual malnourishment
* Dowsing
* Seven directions movement meditation
* Fire ceremony
* Protective Plants

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Session 3: July 12 – 14, 2019

During your third weekend, you spiral further on your path, building on the foundation you’ve created, bringing in more tools to help in your becoming. The theme for this weekend is energy hygiene. You experience different forms including smudge, Plant limpias, and sacred bathing leaving your aura shiny and sparkly, helping you stand in your True Essential Nature. You receive an initiation from Mugwort and learn one of the core practices of Plant Spirit Healing, an All-in- One, which removes energy blocks, increases your Soul Force energy, and helps you stand in your integrity. You will focus on being the Hollow Bone and experience your Medicine Place, the place where you can go to receive insight, do healings, receive strength or other gifts. You expand on your abilities to sense energy and learn how to create and work with Healing Landscapes. You experience the power of transmutation as you give back to the Earth through a Water ceremony. Just when you think you couldn’t shine any brighter, you experience Greenbreath. Greenbreath is an extraordinary process created by Pam Montgomery which offers the potential for spontaneous healing, shattering old patterns, releasing what no longer serves you, receiving guidance and information to help your evolution, re-membering who you truly are, and changing your life.

An example of what you will learn and experience include:
* Greenbreath
* Daydreaming with the Plant
* Being the Hollow Bone
* Energy Hygiene
* Transmutation
*Tree Orienting
* Healing Landscapes

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Session 4: August 9 – 11, 2019

During weekend four, you begin or strengthen your relationship with your Animal guides, who will be helpers both in your personal life and your practice. You delve into Energy Anatomy and learn how to perform chakra clearings and vertical alignments both of which help us to be vibrant and connect with Source energy.  You experience the Labyrinth to deepen your understanding of yourself.  As we remove blockages, re-member our potential, and work intimately with Plants, you awaken your innate divine sensuality and sexuality. We explore these themes and their importance in our evolution and awakening.

An example of what you will learn and experience include:

* Prayer Tree Ceremony
* Energy Anatomy
* Working with Labyrinths

* Keys to Manifestation
* Chakra Clearings
* Animal Guides

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Session 5: September 6 – 8, 2019

During this weekend, you delve deeply into your Soul work getting to the core. You will move into union with Tulsi who will guide you through a Soul contract journey. Understanding your soul contracts is an incredible asset in your healing work, this allows you to see the world in a different way, helping you know why you are here, what lessons you came to learn, and why certain people are in your life. Yarrow will assist you in a cord cutting helping you to clear away any cords that have been drains or are no longer in service to you. You will learn the tools of identifying and safely and easily clearing intrusive energies and objects including black magic and evil eyes which can have great effects on our health and lives. You will experience the Plant Spirit of Grandmother Ayahuasca and begin to develop your relationship with her. Grandmother Ayahuasca has many gifts and provides what the individual is most in need of, which may be healing, removing negative energies including black magic, opening the Heart, bringing clarity or answers, or providing bliss. You will end this powerful weekend on a high note as you experience a Rosemary Re-membrance journey which helps to encode your DNA with the qualities that you desire to assist you in becoming enlightened.

An example of what you will learn and experience include:
* Soul Contracts
* Removing intrusive objects and energies
* Epigenetics and non-coded DNA
* Cord Cutting
* The Plant Spirit of Ayahuasca

 

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Session 6: October 4 – 6, 2019

The experiences, relationships, and work that you have had over the past 6 months come to a culmination during your final weekend. You begin the weekend connecting with Cedar who helps you as we focus on Ancestral healing. You learn how to safely and easily remove possessing entities. This weekend is focused on HEARTransformation in practice including: completing an intake, body scanning, seeing the unseen, basics of a practice, and moving beyond a healing practice. You complete the HEARTransformation Apprenticeship by creating your Healer’s Bundle and of course, a CELEBRATION!!

An example of what you will learn and experience include:
* Ancestral healing journey
* De-possessions
* Law of Healing
* HEARTransformation in practice
* Hold a HEARTransformation session
* Healer’s Bundle

 

Though don’t worry, the fun has just begun! Join us for Year 2 as you continue on this path experiencing new energies and learning more skills while transforming your Heart.

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Location

HEARTransformation Apprenticeship is held at Heart Springs Sanctuary in Washington Boro, PA. This 4.5 acre Sanctuary is co-created with the Nature Spirits to create a place where ALL Beings are Sacred, safe, and honored and is part of the United Plant Savers’ Botanical Sanctuary Network.  The Sanctuary plays an important part in the special energetic container Jen creates for our program which facilitates in the ability to go deep, connect, and transform, allowing you to push beyond your edges and face your fears while knowing you are safe, supported, held in Love and having fun.

 

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Meals

At Brigid’s Way, we feel that eating is one of the joys of life and is a way to engage with our senses and the gifts of Mother Nature.  We also recognize the importance of nourishing, tasty foods to support you as you delve deep.  So while the Plants nourish your Soul, your body will be replenished with our organic, homemade meals featuring the delicious produce, meat, and dairy for which Lancaster County is famous. Herbal teas and snacks are available to graze throughout the day.  Again and again, apprentices say they would come simply for the food.
Vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free options are provided.
We celebrate abundance with a potluck on Saturday nights.

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Energy Exchange

$3200; Early bird is $2800 if registered by February 1, 2019
Includes instruction, meals, lodging, and mentorship.
There are limited indoor sleeping spaces available.
Payment plans are available.

 

This apprenticeship is limited to 9 participants, so space is quite limited, register early.

An interview is required for acceptance into the program. To schedule your interview, email jen@brigidsway.com or call Jen at (717) 629-8426 .

To Register: Mail a $600 non-refundable deposit check to:
Brigid’s Way
3227 Anchor Rd.
Washington Boro, PA 17582

or to pay via PayPal (additional 3% fee applies) see below 
The deposit will be deducted from your tuition.

Support

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Personal healing through this apprenticeship is a natural part of the process, though not the immediate intention. There may be times that you would like extra support; therefore, students are given a 50% discount for healing sessions with Jen.

You will also have access to Jen throughout the program and we will have a private email and FaceBook group to further support and celebrate one another.

Contact Jen with any questions: jen@brigidsway.com



“I have always had a relationship with the green world that felt profound. But for most of my life, I did not have the language to explain what I felt or a community that confirmed my reality.

I needed help bridging the gap between the reality I was taught in mainstream culture, and the reality I felt was more intrinsic to being a spiritual being living in a world that is so alive.  I needed other people to share and grow with.

Upon meeting Jen for the first time, I knew I wanted to learn from her and be her student. Long before I even fully understood the breadth of the work that she did, I could feel it resonating within me. I am so happy I took that leap of faith.

Jen’s work is gentle, subtle, but profoundly transformative. I felt safe and understood, and it lead me toward pathways of having more space in my life to grow into myself.   

Each of the Apprenticeship weekends unfolded in unique ways. It was a beautiful practice and the way the time unfolded felt like magic. We learned to form relationship with plants, and to have those relationships be the basis of guiding our work. We learned how to listen and contribute with the Earth in what Jen would call "co-creative relationships".  We built fellowship and community with one another as students. We explored parts of ourselves that where challenging for me at times, but ultimately led to much needed growth.

* I feel more grounded.

* I trust my intuition more and I trust more in the information I receive from Plants, Nature, Spirit beings, and Guides.

* I’ve enhanced my capacity to let my own will aside and be a channel for receiving and giving energy.

*I learned that I love rituals! The intention and beauty in practicing ritual has just enhanced my life so much.

*I learned many helpful techniques in understanding the metaphysical origins to the struggles people have in their lives. I learned how to help clear energy fields.

The experiences with Jen are actually really hard to quantify, but like the healing work she does I have found them to be a series of subtle , but profound shifts to becoming my best self.

And through this process I quit my day job! I left the job that was a toxic work environment, and landed in a beautifully well suited workplace for the things I value most and my goals as a professional. But I also have the insight that I am more than just my job and I need to prioritize and balance all these other areas of my life. I am now working on cutting back the hours I work in order to be able to focus more on developing other career and life paths with the plant world.

The week before the internship began, I freaked out, called Jen and told her I did not think I would be able to do it. I had wanted to do the internship for over a year before it began. But at the time I recently entered into a really intense new relationship with compelling but also very trying circumstances. I was also enrolled in an herbalism studies program elsewhere, and in addition to that I was working full time. I was overwhelmed and I could not conceive adding one more thing on to my plate. Jen simply said that this is my commitment to the Plants and the Earth, and that I made it and had a responsibility to follow through.  So I did. I entered an internship that I did not feel emotionally or mentally prepared to take on. But it was one of the best decisions I could have made for myself. I do not think I would have done it any other way looking back on it.  

Lastly, I want to say that social justice is very important to me. Sometimes "new age" type work can be very off putting in for me because it can undermine or negate our need for awareness of how to work for a more compassionate and just society.  I feel like my work with PSH gives me a new way to engage in social justice, and a new way to sustain myself as I engage in work that involves bringing people attention to these issues.

I feel like I received so much love and support from Jen in all areas of my life and that it is so profoundly helpful to feel so loved by a mentor and teacher.

 ~ Dawn, Midwife


“When I heard that Jen was going to hold the Heart Transformation Apprenticeship, I was immediately attracted to signing up for the sessions.

It’s been so wonderful to find this community, and  to deepen my connection with the plant kingdom. My studies with Jen have been influential in this process.

Because the classes were monthly, it was easy for me to arrange my schedule to attend. This also gave me time in between the sessions to explore and practice the class lessons. During the apprenticeship, my learning and communication with the plant beings has expanded by leaps and bounds. The training was just what I needed, and it would have taken me so much longer to lift my knowledge base up to this level on my own. Jen is gentle and open in her heart, and shares all that she knows graciously. I am grateful to Jen for listening to her call to hold this program, and I count my blessings for having the opportunity to attend!”

 ~ Rev. Linda Despines, RN, Certified Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master/Teacher, Certified Akashic Record Consultant/Teacher, Plant Spirit Healing Practitioner





 


































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