Jennifer Costa, Herbalist, Teacher, BS, RN, CST, and Founder of
ElderMoon School of Herbs and Earth Medicine
Kind words from former students...
I met Jen at a small herbal talk she was giving about twelve years ago. I was instantly drawn to her easy going style and herbal knowledge. Following that talk I took an herbal certification course with her. She offers a healthy balance of creating space for her students to explore the plants thoroughly in their own way yet is always accessible to share her vast knowledge of the herbal world. She teaches the 'how to' while encouraging us to be creative and intuitive with our own formulas. She sets up a community vibe where we learn from each other. Another great quality that Jen brings to her students is her respect for and knowledge of modern medicine and the where it can be beneficial in certain circumstances. If you have an opportunity to take classes with Jen, I highly recommend it. A spiritual adventure into the plant world. -Jackie Polisar, Yogini
While at the Green Nations Gathering herb conference some 15 years ago in NY, I took a short intense class with Jen on the topic of how the plants step up to help with healing sexual abuse. The class was so full of creative ways to weave the plants into a healing practice, ways I had not thought of or heard before. I knew I needed to study with her. She can breakdown complicated topics into understandable pieces that you can actually chew on, process, and integrate. Thank you Jen for continuing to step up, like the plants you so love! -Carole Whitman
Study with Jen came into my life at the perfect time. I so needed the support the plants had to offer and knew I was searching but did not know for what. Her teachings gave me the all the simple ways to be aware and persistently inquisitive about the secrets the plants have to offer. To be in relationship with them in more than the "use of this for that". It's really about the relationship between you and the plants and that has to be nurtured and Jen's classes bring the importance of this forth. Take a class with Jen if you can! You will love it. – Mary Liemmas
Dynamic, gorgeous, magical and grounded – she’s comfortable in modern and ancient practices. I need that. Thank you Jen for standing at the gateway and waving me along to follow. I’ve never looked back! – Bonnie C.
Jennifer’s herbal study classes not only connect us to the healing elements of the plants, but to the abundance of restorative energy Mother Earth has to offer us, as well as our own inner healers. Jennifer brings a multi-layered dynamic of true science based information and intuitive teaching to her classes. Be prepared to be opened up and connect through the plants and Mother Earth to your healing spirit. -Susan D. Kaufman, RD
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