Classes and Apprenticeship Biographies
Mary is an inspired artist, architectural designer, therapist, and teacher. Her focus is on the cultivation of spirituality: that is, the animating force in life which facilitates loving relationships, robust health, and the knowledge of the inter-connection with all living things. Her classes engender a celebration of spirit and the senses, and are filled with hands-on work with the plants, and steeping oneself in the fragrance, shape, color, and taste of our botanical friends. Mary's events are infused with the herbal wisdom - and step-by-step instructions for guiding clients toward the vision of soul/environmental awareness. Processes include meaningful meditation practices, mindful awareness, and applying the results of a questionnaire - to herb walks, collage, mask-making, mandala creation, plant cultivation, doll-making, fairy gardens, aromatic immersion, and personal space planning.
She is a licensed MFT/Art Therapist, and the founder of Herban Art Therapy, which is based on her work, The Evans Questionnaire for Elemental Preference. She has drawn from the wisdom of the ages regarding: Asian Five-Element Theory, Systems theory, and the ancient art of herbalism. Feng Shui teachers include Professor Lin Yun, founder of the Black Hat Sect of Tibetan Buddhism and Master Tu, whose lineage harkens back to 1007 A.D. Herb wisdom mentors include Shatoiya de la Tour, Rosemary Gladstar, and Susun Weed. She has taught Fundamentals of Feng Shui and The Healing Garden with Feng Shui since 1992.
Mary's classes are relaxed, insightful, fun, and connected to Earth Mother's deep, slow, meditative energy. During each event, we endeavor to ease into the timelessness of life and the healing power of our green allies.
*CEs for MFT/LCSW are available.