Autumn is a lovely time up in the Catskills and as such, we have sadly not been able to secure an appropriate venue for a fall weekend.
But we look forward to welcoming you to our spring or summer workshop! Thanks for your understanding.
Tuition & Materials: $195 (register by July 2nd and save $25 - use code "earlybird25$" (***ACCOMMODATION NOT INCLUDED***)
Location: Phoenicia, NY, 12464 (exact location sent upon registration)
Saturday, July 28th
9:15am-9:30am: Quick WELCOME and Orientation
9:30am-11:00am: Amazing Adaptogens with Lata Kennedy
11:15am-12:45pm: Natural First Aid Remedies with Jo Anne Kelly Richards
12:45pm-2:00pm: Lunch (included)
2:00pm-3:30pm: HEALING PLANT WALK with Dina Falconi
3:45pm-5:15pm: Moon Medicine with Cole Lopez
5:15pm-8:00pm: Free Time and Dinner Break (lots of restaurants in the area to choose from)
8:00-10:00pm: A Fire and Water Ritual with Robin Rose Bennett
Sunday, July 29th
9:00am-10:00am: BREAKFAST (included)
10:00am-11:30am: Healing Plants of the Catskills with Cheryl Boiko
11:30am-1:00pm: HANDS-ON HERBAL MEDICINE MAKING with Cheryl Boiko
There is also a "Saturday only" Option available - the tuition & materials fee will be $165. Use coupon code 'SATURDAYONLY' at checkout to have $30 deducted from your purchase***
(Early Bird Special is not available for the Saturday Only option)
AMAZING ADAPTOGENS: An Indispensable Category of Plant Allies
Everybody is unique, therefore we each have our own way of dealing with the various stresses we come across throughout our lives.
Our numerous Herbal Allies that are considered "Adaptogens" help us thrive as opposed to simply cope, by increasing our body's resistance to stress. They enable our bodies to be more resilient by supporting us to "adapt" to emotional, environmental or physical stress factors.
This is an introduction to a few Plant Allies that you might find especially meet your unique needs.
A Fire and Water Ritual with Robin Rose Bennett
As we turn the Wheel of the Year, we are now at Lammas, the midway point between summer solstice and Autumn Equinox. We have begun harvesting the first fruits of our labors, and are hopeful that the full harvest will come in, but we can't be sure yet. The path of love is spacious enough to hold both hope and fear. In this ritual, we will illuminate the opposites that live within us, and then, with the help of fire and water, integrate them together within ourselves, ritually committing to embrace and be embraced by the path of Love.
Healing Plant Walk
Join herbalist Dina Falconi and explore the wild, healing plants of the Catskill Mountains. Learn to identify these plants using basic sensory skills and discover how they are used for food, medicine and pleasure. This walk will include practical information on harvest and preparation. Bring a notepad, camera, and water bottle.
Hands-on Herbal Medicine Making
Dina Falconi is a clinical herbalist with a strong focus on food activism and nutritional healing. An avid gardener, wildcrafter, and permaculturist, Dina has been teaching classes about the use of herbs for food, medicine, and pleasure, including wild food foraging and cooking, for more than twenty years. She produces Falcon Formulations natural body care products and Earthly Extracts medicinal tinctures. She is a founding member of the Northeast Herbal Association, a chapter leader of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and an organizer of Slow Food-Hudson Valley. She is the author of Earthly Bodies & Heavenly Hair: Natural and Healthy Personal Care for Everybody and Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook. www.botanicalartspress.com
Cole Lopez was born and raised in New Orleans where she began her craft. As founder of House of Magick NY, she finds inspiration in connecting people with their own innate healing. She revers the power of plant medicine in tandem with the divinatory arts to touch the depths of the highest evolution of the soul. She apprenticed with Robin Rose Bennett for many years to learn the Wise Woman Tradition. In addition, she is a trained Kundalini instructor and incorporates Esoteric Healing and Reiki into her offerings. Cole works closely with the Tarot and the constant rotation of the cosmos to commune with the archetypes that breathe life into us.
ACCOMMODATION IS NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR TUITION.
ALL ON-SITE ACCOMMODATION IS NOW SOLD OUT.
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
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
Uncle Pete's Campground is approximately 1/4 mile away (walking distance)
Sleepy Hollow Campground is approximately 3 1/2 miles away
Phoenicia Black Bear Campground is approximately 2 1/2 miles away and right in the town of Phoenicia
There is ample parking on site. Buses are also available from NYC with Adirondack Trailways and we can arrange collection from Phoenicia. (If you are coming by bus you must arrive on Friday evening as the earliest bus on Saturday does not arrive until 12:30pm).
Car Pooling may also be available and we will gather and share this information in July if offers become available.
Cancellations made with at least 30 days notice qualify for a full refund or may use the credit towards a future class of the same of lesser value, within 6 months
Cancellations made within 3 to 30 days of class may use the credit towards a future class of the same of lesser value, within 6 months
Cancellations made with less then 3 days prior notice do not qualify for a refund or class credit