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Herbal Weekend in the Catskills - June 24th-25th

Herbal Weekend in the Catskills - June 24th-25th

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 We are so excited to confirm (most of) the details for our upcoming Herbal Weekend in the Catskills! Please feel free to contact us if you need further information. 718.643.HERB


Dates: June 24th-25th

Tuition & Materials: $180 (accommodation not included)

Location: Willow, NY (exact location sent upon registration)


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (details and times are subject to change)

Saturday, June 24th

9:30am-11:00am: MEDICINAL MUSHROOM WALK (teacher TBA)

11:15am-12:30pm: FOOD AS MEDICINE with Elizabeth DeCoursey

12:30pm-2:00pm: LUNCH (included)

2:00pm-3:30pm: NATURAL FIRST AID REMEDIES with Jo Anne Kelly Richards

3:45pm-5:15pm: HERBS TO EASE STRESS & ANXIETY with Aemen Bell

5:30pm-8:00pm: FREE TIME AND DINNER BREAK (lots of restaurants in the area to choose from)

8:00-10:00pm: NEW MOON CEREMONY AND SACRED FIRE with Demitra Vassilidas

Sunday, June 25th

8:30am-9:30am: BREAKFAST (included)

9:30am-11:00am: HEALING PLANT WALK with Cheryl Boiko

11:15am-12:30am: HANDS-ON HERBAL MEDICINE MAKING with Cheryl Boiko


There is also a "Saturday only" Option available - please see details at the bottom. 



Healing Plant Identification Walk and Hands-on Herbal Medicine Making
We'll enjoy a leisurely walk as we learn to recognize, identify and harvest some of the abundant healing plants in the area, many of which grow down in the city too. You'll have time to gather plants that resonate with you and afterwards, we'll return to the house for herbal medicine making! You'll have the option to make either an herbal vinegar or tincture, or both if time permits. (for those who attended our gathering last fall, we will be seeing lots of different plants at this time of year, hopefully many of which will be in bloom).
Natural First Aid Remedies
We’ll visit some of the wild healing plants where they grow in The Catskills, learn about their healing gifts, and make a multi purpose healing salve to take home!  Join Jo Anne to talk about some of her favorite local first aid remedies, what she keeps on hand at home, and what she carries in her purse It’s all very secret!  No it's not, but  Jo Anne's workshop promises to be interesting, insightful, and entertaining! 
Herbs to Ease Stress & Anxiety

We are all feeling more and more pressure in our lives these days. In order to meet the challenges of modern life and the stress that comes with it, we could all benefit from a little help. Luckily for us, there are many easy to use and affordable herbs that can support us in with stress, anxiety, depression, and the body symptoms that go along with them. Herbal teas, infusions, tinctures, and vinegars all can lend us a hand with only "side benefits" instead of the side effects you would find if using pharmaceuticals. Many of the herbs we will be talking about are local, and you may spot them on the herb walk with Cheryl!

Food As Medicine
Description Coming Soon!
New Moon Ceremony & Sacred Fire
Description Coming Soon!
Medicinal Mushroom and Foraging Walk
Cheryl Boiko is a community herbalist based in Carroll Gardens Brooklyn and owner of Remedies Herb Shop. She studied The Wise Woman Tradition of Herbal Medicine and her training and experience includes herbal and nutritional consulting, plant identification, herbal medicine making and being on the front lines of her little herbal shop!  Cheryl also completed the advanced immersion program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner.
Aemen Bell has been working with herbs since she healed herself of a chronic lung condition at the wee age of 13. She is a certified Practical Herbalist, and for the past 12 years she has been offering consultations as well as teaching, in NYC, Woodstock, and across the country. She also has her own line of herbal crystal elixirs, Highest Self Elixirs, found at quality herb shops everywhere. 
Elizabeth DeCoursey (coming soon...)
Jo Anne Kelly Richards is a Certified Herbalist and a Certified Holistic Health Coach. She practices and teaches The Wise Woman Tradition of Herbal Medicine.  Her four years of herbal medicine training and apprenticeship included field work, plant identification, medicine making, and clinical practice. Jo Anne also completed the Advanced Immersion program  for Holistic Health Counselors at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  Jo Anne has taught and lectured at NY Sports Club, Brooklyn College, The Home Spa, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC, and P.S. 29 in Brooklyn.  As a natural skin care formulator and herbal medicine maker, Jo Anne is registered with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.  You can find Jo Anne sharing the healing wisdom of our local wild plants, and the nourishing properties of her natural soaps and skin care line, with her customers and students, at Remedies Herb Shop, in Brooklyn, NY, where she is currently the lead herbal medicine teacher. 
Demitra Vassiliadis is a spiritual astrologer and inspirational speaker who is passionate about helping others understand their unique soul vibration reflected through the prism of spiritual astrology. Her interpretations and infectious enthusiasm for her subject have made her a very popular speaker, workshop leader and personal consultant.


Accommodation is not included in your tuition. Limited rooms and camping are available on site. Rooms are available Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday night. Use of kitchen and bath facilities, our beautiful salt water pool and the local spring fed pond will be available for the duration of your stay. The bathrooms are shared. 

--Private Room w/Double bed - $95/night

--Semi-private Room w/Queen bed - $80/night (please call the shop for specific details about this room 718.643.4372)

--Shared Room, accommodates up to 4:

Queen Bed - $75/night

Bunk Bed - $50/bed/night

--Camping - $10/person/night (tents and sleeping bags are not provided)




 Off Site Accommodation Options:

There are numerous options for accommodation within a short drive of the workshop. Please contact these properties directly to arrange your stay

Emerson Resort & Spa is approximately 3 1/2 miles away; Treat yourself and indulge in a massage or other service!

Catskill Rose B&B is approximately 2 miles away

Kate's Lazy Meadow is approximately 2 1/2 miles away

AirBnB there are many options available nearby



There is ample parking on site. Buses are also available from NYC with Adirondack Trailways and we can arrange collection from Woodstock. Car Pooling may also be available and we will gather and share this information in June if offers become available. 

***If you are only able to attend the workshop on Saturday, the tuition & materials fee will be $165. Use coupon code SATURDAYONLY at checkout to have $15 deducted from your purchase***

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  1. Wonderful!

    Unknown (Submitted on 21st Dec 2016)

    This workshop was terrific. The classes were tremendously interesting and informative, lunch was delicious, and it was a really lovely experience.

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