What does Hedgewitch Holistics do?
Hedgewitch Holistics offers a modern-day, urban spin on the hedgewitch tradition. I strive to help those in my community prevent illness and disease, maintain wellness and thrive through natural, holistic healing methods. Using herbalism and energy work as forms of activism against the inaccessibility of affordable healthcare and medications to many, the goal of Hedgewitch Holistics is to provide everyone who wants it with the tools, knowledge and encouragement you need to feel empowered to make the decisions that are right for you in regards to your health and well-being. And, if you desire, to build a better relationship with the plant allies around you.
Like good quality food and clean water, I believe that everyone in my community should have access to natural wellness, so if you are a Detroit/Highland Park/Hamtramck resident, I offer pay-what-you-can rates for my services and sometimes have work-trade opportunities available.
Hedgewitch Holistics is committed to inclusivity, accessibility, anti-racism, creating brave & judgment-free spaces, the principles of Healing and Disability Justice, and doing my absolute best to honor and give back to the stolen land on which I work.
What is a hedgewitch?
A hedgewitch is a solitary practitioner of the herbal arts – both medicinal and spiritual. She is the person you call when you develop a rash or get a toothache and the doctor or dentist is unavailable. She is the person you consult when strange things go bump in the night or you are certain that someone just gave you the evil eye.
Her cupboard contains the remedy for what ails you – physical and spiritual.
Heather Mourer (she/her) is a Highland Park, Detroit-based community herbalist, reiki practitioner and teacher. Mourer studied nutrition therapy under KP Khalsa; Western herbalism and energetics under jim mcdonald; and Usui Reiki under Adela Nieves Martinez. She is currently furthering her herbal studies through programs with Rebecca Altman and Rosemary Gladstar. Mourer is also a 2016 alumna of the SEED Wayne Fellowship in Community Food Systems Planning at Wayne State University – with her research focused on food access and food as medicine in the Banglatown neighborhood of Detroit. In addition to formal education, Mourer has more than a decade of self-taught experience in using herbs and food as medicine to help friends, family and herself and continues to attend workshops and classes with some of the greatest herbal teachers in the country, as often as possible. Mourer's specific areas of interest in herbalism include: womxn's health, LGBTQ+ health, harm reduction care, mental wellness and matters of the heart.
In addition to running a growing community herbalism practice and pop-up/in-home apothecary, Mourer is also co-founder and co-producer of the Witches Night Bazaar, along with Shiva Honey of The Pentacle Path. Together, Mourer and Honey produce two major vendor market/ritual/performance events for the community every March and September and smaller ritual events throughout the year. Learn more about the Witches Night Bazaar here.
Cancellations & Fine Print
Workshops: You may cancel a reservation for a class for a full refund 14 days in advance of the date of the workshop. Cancellations made five days prior to the workshop may be applied as a credit toward a future workshop. Cancellations made fewer than five days prior to a workshop, including no-shows, are non-refundable.
If a workshop is canceled by Hedgewitch Holistics due to low enrollment or other unforeseen causes, registered participants will be contacted and given the choice of a full refund or a credit toward a future workshop.
Appointments: You may cancel an appointment 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment time. Cancellations made fewer than 24 hours prior to appointment time, including no-shows, may be subject to a $25 cancellation fee and/or the requirement of a deposit to schedule future appointments.
Fine Print: Read the fine print regarding workshop reservations and consultation, here.