Join herbalists and birth workers Kearsley Schweller and Evan Cohen for an in depth, sliding-scale workshop on supporting the postpartum period with herbal medicines. Since time immemorial we have called upon plants to aid in the postpartum recovery process. Facilitators will share their personal and professional use of herbal medicines and offer powerful tools to fortify your caregiving.
Participants will explore a spectrum of ways that plants support the postpartum period, some of which include:
- Understanding herb safety
- The best medicine is the one you take: healing syrups, honeys & teas
- Herbs for sitz baths & sprays
- Lactation teas
- The nervous system as the backbone of care
- Tending the central fire: digestive herbs
- Flower essences
- Wound healers: when to choose what
- Minerals as healers / nutritive herbs
- Sourcing, blending & more
This class is offered on a sliding scale price from $45-75. Kearsley and Evan trust you to select the price point that reflects what you can pay for this class based on your resources and appreciate you valuing their work. They warmly welcome all people to this class and particularly recognize the systemic inequity affecting people of color which is why they’ve decided to offer a few tickets at zero cost to BIPOC members of our community. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org about free registrations.
About the Facilitators
Kearsley Tate Schweller (Kearsleys Kitchen)
Kearsley is a private and postpartum chef who serves the greater Asheville community with delicious meals and herbal medicines. Her foundational work studying womens herbalism, physiology, wildcrafting, hormonal health, & traditional diets has rounded out her caregiving in ways that are deliciously nourishing. At the heart of her work is a value for small scale sourcing, bioregional relationships, and the belief that the postpartum period lays the foundation of wellbeing for the rest of life.
Evan Ilana Cohen (Big Cat Birth & Botanicals)
Evan is a full-spectrum doula and herbalist, and comes to this work with deep integrity. Living in the mountains of Western North Carolina since 2008, Evan has a strong connection with the abundance of herbal medicine that this land has to offer, as well as the community at large. As an activist, Evan strongly believes that everything and everyone is connected, and all of our actions impact one another and the earth. With the values of harm reduction, trauma-informed care, gender inclusivity, and a dedication to anti-racism work, Evan aims to create a nourishing container for anyone who enters.