Join Dan for a weekend of foraging and sense meditations in a pristine and peaceful ashram.
The foundation of all herbal traditions stems back to working deeply with the senses. Engaging the constitutional aspects of herbs is a central practice in all indigenous medicine traditions. Engaging in this way with local plants enables us to tap into the deep instinct and intuition that the founders of all mystic traditions were working with. In this weekend workshop you will gain first hand experience of working with the local plants and intuiting their taste, texture, smell, and signature as active constituents for healing mind, body, and spirit. In this weekend workshop, you will learn the cycles of the plants, from foraging ethics to dosage requirements, and practice sense meditations to learn the properties of plants in a way that is deeply needed, yet rarely explored.
During the morning session we will all go out and harvest and work with the plants directly. In the afternoon will work with medicine making aspects. In the evening, we will do some deeper visioning with the plants. Plant sits, meditations, and observations through ingestion and ceremony.
The cost of the weekend workshop is $175 (lodging and food separate – see below). This also covers cost of materials for making and taking home your own remedies to journal about and work with.
You are also welcome to come Saturday for 90$ with 10$ donation to the ashram for each meal.
Friday evening – 6-7:30 pm
Saturday – 10:30- 12:30 am and 2-4 pm
Sunday – 10:30- 12:30 am and 2-4 pm
Lodging is suggested for complete immersion in the class and is available through Ananda Ashram – See their site at www.anandaashram.org – There are several options for lodging, from camping to private dorms. All *amazing* home cooked food is provided as well.
There is also a campground 20 minutes outside of the ashram called Beaver Pond Campground – http://newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/beaver-pond-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NY&parkId=392
Dan Farella is a Forager, Herbalist, and Teacher dedicated to working with Nature to serve in uniting the planet and its people. Dan teaches through Return to Nature (ReturntoNature.us), which provides classes in foraging and herbalism, making homemade remedies from herbs, fermentation and kombucha classes, and primitive and survival skills. He also makes and sells herbal products, and gives nutrition and health consultations, mentors private students, and gives in-home custom group herbalism classes.
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