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Plant Spirit Communion Retreat
"Perceiving Nature with the Eyes of the Heart"
with Dee Holden
May 3 - 5, 2013
September 13-15th, 2013
Level 2 Retreat: Route Bound, Journeying Deeper
Quantum Leaps Lodge, Golden, BC, Canada
Join us for this beautiful Retreat to connect yourself to a new and deeper level to the plants of our beautiful Mother Earth. Plants are the most successful organisms on the planet and unlike animals, including humans, have the unique ability to create food, oxygen, and tissue from sunlight. The latest scientific research shows that they are intelligent beings who have the capacity to store enormous amounts of information while being highly efficient in communicating and making decisions. Indigenous healers have known this about plants for centuries and have recognized that it is actually the spirit of the plants that does the communicating and healing.
During this two and half day intensive we will explore Traditional Knowledge woven with modern findings in the realm of Plant Consciousness. You will connect with a beautiful plant being for the weekend, discovering and learning from this amazing being. We will cleanse ourselves in the Sweat Lodge, calling in our plant helpers for healing and renewal.
River Room: (private) $435
Private Room: $475 per person
Shared Room: (2 people) $435 per person
Cliff House: (shared with up to 6 people) $415 per person
Teepee: (shared with up to 4 people) $375 per person
This package includes 5 organic meals, 2 nights accomodations, and all the classes/teachings.
For more information and to register:
Dee Holden is crazy-passionate about Plants & Healing and is honored to be offering the joyful and incredibly healing opportunity to communicate and co-create with Plants at Quantum Leaps Lodge. Personal plant allies are forever friends that can help with making life decisions, helping heal dis-ease, bringing balance to the planet & a greater sense of well being within.
Dee Holden has been on a journey of self healing since her late teens, practicing & receiving certification in Yoga, Reiki, Holistic Nutrition, Family Herbalism and Plant Spirit Healing along the way. Dee is currently faciitatating workshops on Chakra Yoga & Plant Medicine in the East Kootenays of BC. Dee has been apprenticing with Pam Montgomery, author of the groundbreaking book Plant Spirit Healing - A guide to Working with Plant Consciousness, for the last four years. She is grateful to Pam for sharing the Plant Spirit Healing curriculum, being a courageous mentor & opening the doors for her to embody the gifts of connecting with the natural world directly.
COMMUNING WITH PLANTS AND TREES
Come and experience
The World of Healing Plants
with Barbara Fornal
Certified Herbalist/Plant Spirit Healer and Plant Communication Educator
"The green world has the ability to heal, nourish and support you."
Everyone has the ability to heal themselves with the support of the plants and their spirits. Healing takes place quickly and effectively on all levels: physical, emotional and spiritual.
In this class, covered in a series of five (5) sessions (1 per month) students will: Learn to identify 20 wild herbs and their medicinal actions on different systems of the body
Learn to make medicinal oils, balms, creams, salves, tinctures, flower essences, edible vinegars and vinegars for bathing
Learn to make your "winter medicine chest" drying herbs for teas, making soups, elixirs, butters and pestos. You will learn to view herbs as food which becomes your medicine
Learn to connect and communicate with the plants, experience plant spirit work, spiritual bathing and journey work
Dates: 2013 - Sundays - May 19, June 30, July 21, August 18, September 22
10:00AM - 4:00PM - Bring a bag lunch.
Place: Iris Studio - 238 Tow Path Road - Accord, NY 124 www.yogairis.com
Cost: $400.00 (includes 5 days of instruction, materials and photo copies)
Register: Via a $100.00 non-refundable deposit; full payment by first class (May 19)
Class size is limited.
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Barbara Fornal is a certified herbalist, plant spirit healer, plant communication educator, experienced drummer and a facilitator of women's journey circles. She is also a former elementary school educator of 35 years.
Through her herbal practice, Gifts From Nature, she has come to hold a strong belief that everyone has the ability to heal themselves. Her desire is to have people learn to use the wild plants to make their medicine and, along with the ability of animal and plant spirits, to heal on all levels physical, emotional and spiritual. Through these alternative disciplines Barbara hopes people will remember who they are and the true path they came here to walk. Barbara received training from herbalist, Jennifer Costa of Woodstock, NY and plant spirit healer, Pam Montgomery of Danby, VT along with many other wonderful teachers since beginning her practice in 1990. Barbara has lived with her husband, Steven, in Accord, NY for 23 years where she forages the wild to find her medicine and healing spirits.
For more information about Barbara or her classes, email her firstname.lastname@example.org or call (845) 626-4621
The Sacred Heart of Herbalism
with Karine Gordineer
At The Sacred Heart of Herbalism are the Plant Spirits themselves! It is life at its core energy. The Sacred Heart of Herbalism is the enduring, living, evolving wisdom of the plants as it has been for longer than humans have been alive. This year long series of classes will work with herbalism in the way it was originally taught; infused with the Spirits of the Plants. In this series we will work with the Native American Medicine Wheel, the shamanic journey, sacred dreaming, medicine making techniques, plant identification, plant energetics and the plants of course! The focus of these classes will also reside in assisting participants in discovering their plant allies as we engage with the Plant Spirits throughout. Each class will focus on discussion of the qualities of a different set of herbs and a new medicine making technique will be demonstrated in each session. Plant identification walks will happen as time and weather permits.
At the end of the series participants can expect to have a solid foundation of working with herbs medicinally to keep themselves healthy and balanced, be able to make their own herbal remedies in the form of infusions, decoctions, oils, salves, flower essences, tinctures, syrups, know how to grow herbs, how to harvest and dry herbs properly, identify locally growing herbs, discover their personal plant allies and how to work with them in their daily lives. So join us as we journey around the Sacred Medicine Wheel learning and growing with the Plant Nations and reawakening our relationship to Mother Earth!
The Sacred Heart of Herbalism course is designed to increase your knowledge and confidence in working with the plants in a healing way, each class building upon the next. It is recommended that all classes are taken and a discount will be given for those that sign up and pay for the entire series , it is not necessary, however, to take every class as all classes can be taken individually. This course will meet once a month for 3 hours each session. There will be suggested homework in-between sessions and I will be available to answer any questions. Specific dates and times are listed below.
The Sacred Heart of Herbalism is life changing work that heals on all levels providing the opportunity to learn skills that will stay with you throughout your life! I hope you will join us on this wonderful journey.
Single classes are $65 each and include all materials; total for the entire series if paid individually is $715
Cost of the entire series if paid for in full by February 17th – $650.
Foundations of Medicinal Herbalism; Sunday, February 17th; 1pm to 4pm
With herbalism as with all things, it’s important to begin with a solid and practical foundation. This class will instruct participants on how to get started with herbalism; understanding basic herbal terminology, knowing the quality of purchased herbs, learning how to research herbs, specific uses of medicinal plants, how to make infusions and decoctions and continuing our relationship with the Plant Spirits.
Making Herbal Tea Blends; Sunday, March 10th; 1pm-4pm
Designing and Planting Healing Gardens; Sunday, April 14th; 1pm to 4pm
Making Healing Herbal Oils; Sunday, May 19th; 1pm to 4pm
Wildcrafting & Drying Herbs; Sunday, June 9th; 1pm to 4pm
Flower Essences; Sunday, July 21st; 1pm to 4pm
Making Herbal Salves; Sunday, August 18th; 1pm to 4pm
Preserving Herbs as Tinctures; Sunday, September 22nd; 1pm to 4pm
Surviving and Thriving Winter with Syrups; Sunday, October 20th; 1pm to 4pm
Journeying with the Plant Spirits; Sunday, November 10th; 1pm to 4pm
Herbal Medicine Chest; Sunday, December 8th; 1pm to 4pm
Karine Gordineer has been practicing herbalism for over 25 years. She brings to her practice the wisdom and influence of her Native American and Ukrainian lineages, as well as her experience as a Certified Plant Spirit Healing Practitioner and educator. Karine is adept at blending the scientific and the sacred, the practical as well as the extraordinary and has been teaching throughout the Hudson Valley for over 10 years. For a full bio visit and detailed descriptions of each class see Karine’s website at www.greengirlherbs.com
Certified Plant Spirit Healing Practitioner, Shamanic Practitioner, Herbalist, Educator
Hopewell Junction, NY