About the Teachers

About Judy Lieblein

Judy Lieblein is a shamanic/clinical herbalist and energy medicine practitioner in practice for over 28 years. She teaches herbal energetics, elemental theory, and plant spirit medicine.

Judy maintains a general private practice with client of all ages. Her specialties are in plant spirit medicine, trauma, grief, transformational processes, kundalini, and spiritual emergence. She owns Sacred Rose Herbals, an organic herbal product line

Her work is focused on cultivating health and well-being, personal empowerment, and independence with the blessing of the plants, ancestors, and the elements.

Judy has worked in the fields of Energy Medicine, Sustainable Agriculture, Native Plant Restoration, Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation, Social Permaculture and Spiritual Emergence.

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About Matthew Wood

Matthew will be teaching at TIVI in the near future to coincide with the publication of his new book A Shamanic Herbal: Plant Teachers & Animal Medicines.

Matthew has been a practicing herbalist since 1982, and is a renowned inspirational lecturer and author of several books including The Book of Herbal Wisdom and The Earthwise Herbal.

While he believes in the virtue of many other healing modalities, he has always been inspired to learn, preserve, and practice the tradition of herbal medicine descending to us from our European, Anglo-American, and Native American heritage.

He has helped tens of thousands of clients over the years, with many difficult health problems.He is a member of the American Herbalists Guild (registered herbalist) and has earned his Masters of Science degree from the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine (accredited by the University of Wales).

Intro to Shamanic Herbalism
7-Part Series – In Person or Online
Taught by Judy Lieblein

Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.

To register, click on links below or call TIVI at 505-747-0741.

Shamanic Herbalism is a path of personal empowerment. It is a way of consciously choosing to engage with oneself, the land, plants, animals, and the world around us in a sacred way. Following the thread of observation and self-discovery you will learn a variety of techniques to specifically enhance your connection to the seen and unseen world, attuning and fine-tuning your natural intuitive gifts.

Through elemental theory and herbal energetics, you will begin to understand how your bodies constitution and those of the plants work in conjunction communicating what is needed. If you have ever wanted to learn to work with plants from an organic, informed, and magical place this is a great place to start!

In this 7-part experiential in person or online series you will learn, explore, and implement skills that will support and nourish you for years to come. All levels welcome.

Herbal Energetics

Sept. 11, 18, 25, & Oct. 2

6:30pm to 9:30pm

Learning and understanding the language of Herbal Energetics is a natural, easy, exciting, and empowering way to work with Herbs.

Herbal Energetics has been used in India, China, Tibet and in the Americas by Indigenous Native Tribes for thousands of years. The Energetic system is a method to understand how a plant moves through the body, mind, and senses affecting the different organs, body systems and tissue states.

In these 4 classes we will be exploring the 6 tastes, the 20 attributes, the 5 elements and 6 tissue states by tasting a variety of herbs to acquaint our body, mind, and spirit with Herbal Energetics.

Wednesday Class Dates:
Sept. 11th –Sweet, salty, astringent tastes & their attributes
Sept. 18th – Bitter, pungent, acid, sour tastes & their attributes
Sept. 25th – The 5 elements
Oct. 2nd –Tissue States

Plant Journeying

Wednesday, October 9

6:30pm to 9:30pm
A plant’s story, medicine and magic are available to us at all times and  in a variety of ways. In this experiential class, we will work with one plant to learn a variety of techniques to connect to the spirit of the plant including the states to enhance that connection. There will be a direct experience of Journeying with this plant in an in-bodied state through meditation and by ingesting a small dose of tincture, tea, or flower essence. A plant attunement will further foster the connection. There will be time for integration through writing, journaling and/or sharing our experiences.

Tools of the Shamanic Herbalist

Wednesday, October 16

6:30pm to 9:30pm
In this class, we will sit in conversation over the hows and whys of some of the most important tools available to us as Shamanic Herbalists. We will delve into the subjects of offerings, ethics, wildcrafting, connecting to the land, choosing an herbal ally & personal and social responsibility and what it means to be a Shamanic Herbalist.

Connecting to the Land &
Cultivating a Sense of Place

Friday, October 18 – *Location TBD

9:00am to 12:00pm

We will meet out in Nature to apply and experience what we have learned over the last 6 weeks. Focus will be on connecting to and exploring our relationship to the land, plants and animals around us. 

There will be a group meditation as well as time for private exploration and meditation. An individual Plant/Environmental Essence will be made.

Optional Herbal Apothecary Kit for Purchase - $160

The Herbal Apothecary Kit retails for $280 and includes 16 .5oz tinctures, 4oz of dried herbs, 4 elemental essences, 1 flower essence and some surprises. These kits will represent all the plants we will be working with during the first 4 classes and are key to your experiential participation. This is a great way to build your herbal apothecary!