Where our Hearts and the wisdom of Nature combine to create True Healing

The Plants are ready and wanting to bring us back to our Sacred role as part of Nature. As we go on this journey with them, we discover who we truly are and realize that we are supported and loved more than we can imagine.

Apprenticing with the Plants allows you to develop and strengthen a deep connection, giving you access to the wisdom and healing gifts of the Universe. Through this apprenticeship you sharpen your intuitive skills, becoming your own authority. During our five months together, you will commune with the Plant Spirits and other Guides to encourage your evolution, while learning skills to help others on their healing journey and awakening.






The HEARTransformation apprenticeship combines ceremonies, healing techniques, and wisdom that Jen Frey has received over the past twenty plus years, both from human and more-than-human teachers, which are focused on working with the wisdom of Nature (including our bodies) to elicit true healing for oneself, one’s clients, the Earth, and more. We call this HEARTransformation because it is through the alchemy of our Hearts that lasting healing (or transformation) occurs. Love, the greatest healer that there is, is the basis of all the teachings and techniques.

While our aim is to learn healing practices for working with clients, our own healing is intimately woven throughout the program: strengthening our containers, healing our wounds, embracing our gifts, and standing in our truth; so that we can be the best healing guides and versions of ourselves that we can be. The skills learned and wisdom gained from this apprenticeship can be applied to many areas of one’s life and adapted to work with any situation or environment.

Plants provide the foundation for the first-year program which is heavily based on Pam Montgomery’s Plant Spirit Healing Apprenticeship. We also begin our exploration of Flower Essences and Energy Hygiene during this first-year. During our (optional) second year, we will strengthen our skills as we expand our containers to work with other energies including Elementals, Archetypes, Light, and ultimately, Love, while we learn other healing techniques such as Egg Limpias, Soul retrievals, Karmic Healing, and Blueprint Adjustments. A large focus of the second-year program is to increase your confidence in having a healing practice (however that looks like to you).

HEARTransformation adheres to a Love ethic meaning that we recognize that all life is intimately connected and sacred. Our goal is to nurture one another’s spiritual growth, knowing that we thrive together. As we follow our path and choose Love, we create a more loving world and a better future for all.



Weekend One:


Our first session is centered around the foundations of HEARTransformation and Plant Spirit Healing and establishing our co-creative community. We look at our relationship with Nature through our own Spiritual Ecology, honoring our relationship with our more-than-human kin. We begin our journey of unforgetting and re-membering, as we heal and shift out of the hierarchical belief systems that support domination and separation to write a new story of humanity that is based in Love and celebrates the Sacred gifts we each carry.

This weekend you work on your personal container, learning how to strengthen your boundaries and keep yourself (and your clients) protected. You will engage with the wider worlds and your body through the seven directions and foundational elements.

You move into deep union with St. John’s Wort who fills you with Light, heals your Aura, and gives your Soul Force more energy. We are nourished and wrapped in Love as we diet Rose, experiencing her many forms and gifts. This nourishment is continued through our first experience with Flower Essences as we explore other Plants that support our Hearts.

You will experience:
Shamanic Journeying • Overcoming spiritual malnourishment • Dowsing • Seven directions movement meditation • Fire ceremony • Protective Plants


Weekend Two


During your second weekend, you spiral further on your path, building on the foundation you’ve created, bringing in more tools to help in your becoming. The theme for this weekend is energy hygiene. You experience different forms including smudging, Plant limpias, and sacred bathing leaving your aura shiny and sparkly, helping you embrace your wholeness. 

You receive an initiation from Mugwort and learn one of the core practices of Plant Spirit Healing, an All-in-One, which removes energy blocks, increases your Soul Force energy, and helps you stand in your Integrity. You will focus on being the Hollow Bone and experience your Medicine Place, the place where you can go to gain insight, do healings, receive strength or other gifts. You experience the power of transmutation as you give back to Earth through a Water ceremony. 

Just when you think you couldn’t shine any brighter, you experience a Greenbreath Journey, an extraordinary process that offers the potential for spontaneous healing, shattering old patterns, releasing what no longer serves you, receiving guidance and information to help your evolution, re-membering who you truly are, and changing your life.

You will experience:
Greenbreath Journey • Your Medicine Place • Being the Hollow Bone • Energy Hygiene • Transmutation • Water Ceremony


Weekend Three:


During weekend three, we greatly deepen our exploration and understanding of Flower and Spirit Essences. You work with a Plant Ally to create your own Essence and learn how to test Essences to discern their healing gifts.

We continue to develop our relationship with Spirit and the Unseen as you strengthen your relationship with your Animals Guides, who will be helpers both in your practice and your personal life and experience the Labyrinth to deepen your understanding of yourself.

You delve into Energy Anatomy and learn how to perform chakra clearings which help us to be vibrant and connect with Source energy. As we remove blockages, re-member our potential, and work intimately with Plants, you awaken your innate divine sensuality and sexuality. We explore these themes and their importance in our evolution and awakening.

You will experience:
• Making Flower Essences • Prayer Tree Ceremony • Energy Anatomy • Working with Labyrinths • Keys to Manifestation • Chakra Clearings • Animal Guides


Weekend Four:


During this weekend, you delve deeply into your Soul work getting to the core. You will move into union with Tulsi who will guide you through a Soul Contract Journey. Understanding your Soul contracts is an incredible asset in your healing work, allowing you to see the world in a different way, helping you know why you are here, what lessons you came to learn, and why certain people are in your life. 

Yarrow will assist you in a cord cutting helping you to clear away any energetic cords that are no longer in service to you. You will learn the tools of identifying and safely and easily clearing intrusive energies and objects including malevolent magic and evil eyes which can have great effects on our health and lives. You will experience the Plant Spirit of Grandmother Ayahuasca and begin to develop your relationship with her. Grandmother Ayahuasca has many gifts and provides what the individual is most in need of, which may be healing, removing negative energies, opening the Heart, bringing clarity, or providing bliss. 

We return to our journey of unforgetting and re-membering as we engage in a Council of All Beings sharing the wisdom that our Plant Allies have to share with humanity.

You will experience:
•Soul contracts• Vertical Alignment • Cord cutting • Council of All Beings • The Plant Spirit of Ayahuasca • Rosemary Re-membrance Ceremony


Weekend Five:


The experiences, relationships, and work that you have had over the past five months come to a culmination during your final weekend. You begin the weekend connecting with Cedar who helps you as we focus on Ancestral healing, releasing the burdens you’ve been carrying, healing both the past and the future. You learn how to safely and easily remove possessing entities for the benefit of all. 

This weekend is focused on HEARTransformation in practice including: learning the art of the intake, body scanning, seeing the unseen, and the basics of having a healing practice. You complete the HEARTransformation Apprenticeship by creating your Healer’s Bundle and of course, a CELEBRATION!!

You will experience:
• Ancestral healing journey • De-possessions • Art of the intake • HEARTransformation in practice • Healer’s Bundle • Graduation Ceremony

While this may end our first year of the HEARTransformation Apprenticeship, there is much more to experience with our Plant Allies and other Guides. You will have the skills and confidence to continue your exploration on your own. Or for those who would like to deepen their skills, engage in personal alchemy, and learn additional techniques to create a more wholistic healing approach, we invite you to join us for the second year program, the Advanced HEARTransformation Apprenticeship (which will be offered in 2026).

2024 Details

Five Sessions:

10 AM Friday to 3 PM Sunday
(except October, which ends on Monday):

June 7-9

July 12-14

August 9-11

September 6-8

October 11-14


Heart Springs Sanctuary

Washington Boro, PA

This 4.5 acre Sanctuary is co-created with the Nature Spirits to create a place where ALL Beings are Sacred, safe and honored and is part of the United Plant Savers' Botanical Sanctuary Network.


At Brigid’s Way, we feel that eating is one of the joys of life and is a way to engage with our senses and the gifts of Mother Nature.  We also recognize the importance of nutritious, delectable foods to support you as you delve deep.  While the Plants support your Soul, your body will be replenished with our high-quality, organic, homemade meals featuring the incredible produce, meat, and dairy for which Lancaster County is famous (including from our own gardens). Herbal teas and snacks are available to graze throughout the day. We celebrate abundance and community with a potluck on Saturday nights.

Having food allergies ourselves, we pay close attention to and try to accommodate dietary restrictions. Much consciousness is put into the menu for each weekend, so that you can relax knowing that you will be nourished body and Soul. Vegan and gluten-free options are an inherent part of our menu.

Again and again, apprentices gush about the food. They can sense the thoughtfulness we take and comment on how healing it is to be so cared for. They frequently request a cookbook. Who knows, maybe one day we will put this together, but for now they are happy to delight in the deliciousness we offer here. 



This apprenticeship is limited to 9 participants, space is quite limited, REGISTER EARLY.

Energy Exchange is $3,400.00

If registered by March 1, 2024, Early Bird is $2.900.00

Payment plans are available.

To support your deepening connection with Nature, participants are gifted a United Plant Savers' student membership.

A conversation is required to be sure that this is the right journey for you.
To schedule your conversation, email jen@brigidsway.com

Prerequisite: Plant Communication Weekend or similar program. (We can discuss the possibilities during your conversation.)

To Register: Mail a $600 non-refundable deposit check to:

Brigid’s Way
3227 Anchor Rd.
Washington Boro, PA 17582

or to pay via PayPal (additional 3% fee applies) see below
The deposit will be deducted from your tuition.


Personal healing through this apprenticeship is a natural part of the process. There may be times that you would like extra support; therefore, students are given a 50% discount for healing sessions with Jen. (Expires 12/31/2024)

Contact Jen Frey with any questions, jen@brigidsway.com




I Have Completed Year 1 and 2 of Jen's HEARTransformation Apprenticeship.

I highly recommend it to anyone who is ready to embrace their soul's path. Although I had been learning about plants for many years, I had focused mostly on the physical and scientific aspects of the plants. I wanted to deepen my knowledge and experience with plants, and learn about Plant Spirit Healing as well as communication with plants.

I absolutely love studying with Jen. She is extremely knowledgeable and intuitive. Her Apprenticeship provided deep experiences with the plants that have touched me to the core of my being.

When I started studying with Jen I was in an active inquiry about how to spend the next phase of my life. I am much more connected to the plants, through the work I have done with her. I feel guided by my heart and I am honoring my soul's purpose and trust my intuition.

Jen creates a sacred and safe container to explore your relationship with plants. I truly feel the love from my dear plant friends and never feel lonely as I always have the plants within me.

I have learned to trust my inner voice more and although I have always loved plants, I now have deep relationships with them and can use their energy to facilitate healing in myself and others. I also feel more hopeful about the future of our planet because I know the plants are helping us.”

~ Terry O. Ph.D. Retired AP Environmental Science and Gifted Education Teacher


I Have Always Had a Relationship with the Green World That Felt Profound

But for most of my life, I did not have the language to explain what I felt or a community that confirmed my reality.

I needed help bridging the gap between the reality I was taught in mainstream culture, and the reality I felt was more intrinsic to being a spiritual being living in a world that is so alive.  I needed other people to share and grow with.

Upon meeting Jen for the first time, I knew I wanted to learn from her and be her student. Long before I even fully understood the breadth of the work that she did, I could feel it resonating within me. I am so happy I took that leap of faith.

Jen’s work is gentle, subtle, but profoundly transformative. I felt safe and understood, and it lead me toward pathways of having more space in my life to grow into myself.   

Each of the Apprenticeship weekends unfolded in unique ways. It was a beautiful practice and the way the time unfolded felt like magic. We learned to form relationship with plants, and to have those relationships be the basis of guiding our work. We learned how to listen and contribute with the Earth in what Jen would call "co-creative relationships".  We built fellowship and community with one another as students. We explored parts of ourselves that where challenging for me at times, but ultimately led to much needed growth.

* I feel more grounded.

* I trust my intuition more and I trust more in the information I receive from Plants, Nature, Spirit beings, and Guides.

* I’ve enhanced my capacity to let my own will aside and be a channel for receiving and giving energy.

*I learned that I love rituals! The intention and beauty in practicing ritual has just enhanced my life so much.

*I learned many helpful techniques in understanding the metaphysical origins to the struggles people have in their lives. I learned how to help clear energy fields.

The experiences with Jen are actually really hard to quantify, but like the healing work she does I have found them to be a series of subtle , but profound shifts to becoming my best self.

And through this process I quit my day job! I left the job that was a toxic work environment, and landed in a beautifully well suited workplace for the things I value most and my goals as a professional. But I also have the insight that I am more than just my job and I need to prioritize and balance all these other areas of my life. I am now working on cutting back the hours I work in order to be able to focus more on developing other career and life paths with the plant world.

The week before the internship began, I freaked out, called Jen and told her I did not think I would be able to do it. I had wanted to do the internship for over a year before it began. But at the time I recently entered into a really intense new relationship with compelling but also very trying circumstances. I was also enrolled in an herbalism studies program elsewhere, and in addition to that I was working full time. I was overwhelmed and I could not conceive adding one more thing on to my plate. Jen simply said that this is my commitment to the Plants and the Earth, and that I made it and had a responsibility to follow through.  So I did. I entered an internship that I did not feel emotionally or mentally prepared to take on. But it was one of the best decisions I could have made for myself. I do not think I would have done it any other way looking back on it.  

Lastly, I want to say that social justice is very important to me. Sometimes "new age" type work can be very off putting in for me because it can undermine or negate our need for awareness of how to work for a more compassionate and just society.  I feel like my work with PSH gives me a new way to engage in social justice, and a new way to sustain myself as I engage in work that involves bringing people attention to these issues.

I feel like I received so much love and support from Jen in all areas of my life and that it is so profoundly helpful to feel so loved by a mentor and teacher.

 ~ Dawn, Midwife


When I Heard That Jen Was Going to Hold The HEARTransformation Apprenticeship, I Was Immediately Attracted to Signing Up for the Sessions

It’s been so wonderful to find this community, and  to deepen my connection with the plant kingdom. My studies with Jen have been influential in this process.

Because the classes were monthly, it was easy for me to arrange my schedule to attend. This also gave me time in between the sessions to explore and practice the class lessons. During the apprenticeship, my learning and communication with the plant beings has expanded by leaps and bounds. The training was just what I needed, and it would have taken me so much longer to lift my knowledge base up to this level on my own. Jen is gentle and open in her heart, and shares all that she knows graciously. I am grateful to Jen for listening to her call to hold this program, and I count my blessings for having the opportunity to attend!”

 ~ Rev. Linda Despines, RN, Certified Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master/Teacher, Certified Akashic Record Consultant/Teacher, Plant Spirit Healing Practitioner

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