Gender Education for Practitioners

Transgender and gender variant folks deserve competent, affirming and inclusive care while accessing health and wellness services. rowan offers Providing Gender Inclusive Care workshops for herbalists, doula agencies, schools and nonprofits to help practitioners build their capacity for supporting trans & gender variant clients.

Workshops can range in length, duration, and depth. Introductory workshops are available as well as deep dives for those seeking more advanced competencies. Options include a single three hour workshop for introductory topics; two sessions of three hours each covering intro and intermediary topics; and a three session series happening over three weeks for deeper, integrative learning. The workshop and resource formats include power point presentations, role play, discussions, journal prompts, videos, and articles.

Sessions focus on a crash course in identity, biological sex, gender, language, and pronouns. They include hearing from clients themselves, as trans and gender variant people discuss their experiences accessing (in)adequate care. Later sessions focus on putting these lessons into practice – what does affirming support look like? We will discuss client support, client advocacy, resource compilation, and building inclusion into the foundations of your practices – intakes, websites, networking and more. Participants will have space to reflect on their own practices, and see where their growing edges are.

rowan has facilitated these learning spaces in collaboration with organizations such as Terra Sylva School of Botanical Medicine, Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine, Doulas of Asheville doula agency, and more!

Upcoming Online Opportunities

Providing Gender Inclusive Care: Education for Herbalists

and Healing Practitioners

Summer 2021

This class is a 4 week interactive class combining online web-based learning with Zoom meetings. It will include weekly online learning content may take 1-3 hours to complete, with suggestions for further reading. Content will include reading, videos, and writing prompts. Additionally, there will be four live calls that are 1.5 hours in length. These supplemental calls will be spaces for small group practice, q&a, processing, and gathering in supportive community. Live calls via Zoom will have closed captioning but will not be recorded. Participants will have access to the online course content for 6 months after the class ends.

Cost: $200 – 350 sliding scale

More information will be available soon! Check back here or sign up for newsletter to find out when registration opens.

Interested in bringing a gender inclusivity and competency course to your organization, agenecy or school? I would love to support you in increasing access to affirming care. Please reach out via email to: