12 or 18 month apprenticeship with Lynn Shore in Amsterdam Oost. Open to anyone who has a heartfelt desire to learn ways to live in harmony with nature, whilst residing in a town or city. We focus on competently using urban herbs and engaging in nature based spirtuality.
8 places are available for this practical and theoretical course. My first apprenticeship group – Oak group, began in 2012 and have just completed their first year. They now attend optional themed extra months. My second, Willow group is six months into their course and so I am ready to offer another, Rowan group, to begin spring 2014. Those wishing to apply must have walked with me or at least have spent some time with me. I ask this so that you know a little about how I work and what I am interested in. If you want to apply but are not familiar with me, then please make contact so that we can arrange a meeting soon.
For the spring 2014 Rowan group (Course now full – waiting list in operation…)
Please email me (email@example.com) with a brief outline of why you would like to take part in this course and which areas of the syllabus you have experience of or particular interest in. Please also mention which walk, workshop or other event you have attended with me.
The apprenticeship is about 80% practical experience and 20% theory. We spend time inside and outside, each time we meet. We meet once a month, on a Monday morning. All meetings are in Amsterdam Oost Watergraafsmeer. You receive a comprehensive handout each time which contains useful information, suggested reading, recipes and homework activities which you can work through at your own pace. All practical materials are provided and apprentices receive useful gifts from time to time. But do start to collect small glass jars and lids, if you join the course – there is always something else to make! There is no examination. A certificate will be issued on completion of the 18 month course.
Between meetings we are connected by a private online group (one group per course) and by individual emails, as and when required. This is particularly useful for the homework activities, sharing ideas, questions and experiences and for building social contacts within the group. Now and then all of my apprenticeship groups have a chance to meet.
Apprentices are welcome to attend any of my public walks and workshops for a reduced fee (generally for free). They are also invited to help out at interesting events from time to time, such as Popup City Live and the Van Gogh museum events of 2013. As time goes on, I’ll create a page of links to the herbal ventures of my apprentices – I am very proud to be part of their lives.
The last 6 months (and there will be a chance to continue beyond that, if desired) consolidate and add depth to learnings of the first year. The optional final 6 months can be chosen at the end of the first year. There is no pressure at all to spend more time on the course, every apprentice has their own path to walk. Each of the final six months is themed (e.g. Lunar theme- incorporates moon meditation/manifesting, Biodynamic gardening, night gardens, moon yoga etc).
Consists of two main themes:
A. URBAN HERBOLOGY
Understanding how to work safely with herbs, particularly in urban spaces.
B. NATURE BASED SPIRITUALITY
Ways to connect sensitively with Nature, throughout the year.
The full syllabus and my teaching biography is available to view here.
€60 per two months, payable in advance
(Total is €360 for 1st year, €180 for optional final 6 months. Payable in bi-monthly instalments).
Oak Group (2nd Monday of month)
09.30 – 12.30
December 14th (Saturday – Yuletide Gathering)
March onwards time tbc.
Willow Group (Saturdays)
13.00 – 16.00
December 14th (Yuletide gathering)
Rowan Group (2nd Monday of Month)
9.30 – 12.30
To begin spring 2014
(tram 9, bus 65)
Close to Park Frankendael
To apply or for further information please email me at Lynn.Shore@gmail.com or call 0627596930