Elements and Energetics of Plant Medicine

Berne, NY, United States

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Susanna Raeven
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14 reviews
Jul 12 - 14, 2019
Group size: 10 - 20
Elements and Energetics of Plant Medicine
Berne, NY, United States

Susanna Raeven
  • Facebook verified
14 reviews

$400
Deposit: $100
Jul 12 - 14, 2019
Group size: 10 - 20

About this trip

Explore the energetics of plant medicine amidst blooming gardens at Raven Crest Botanicals, a magical herb farm in upstate NY. Learn how to recognize the elements - water, air, fire, earth - in the appearance of plants and their medicinal properties. See the plant world and your own body as a part of nature's cycles and dive deep into the connections between all parts in the wheel of life. 


This is a retreat for mid-level herbalists who are looking to deepen their knowledge and connection with medicinal herbs through teachings of plant elements and gestures. 


Samuel Perry is a practicing clinical herbalist who is dedicated to giving students a direct experience of herbal energetics using simple intuitive models. As herbalists we practice looking deeply into the patterns of the natural world. We learn to recognize the personalities and medicinal virtues of plants and distinguish and assess the constitutions of the people we work with. Sam’s teaching method offers a way to receive, retain and reflect on this vast amount of information and develop a fluid herbal practice based on direct observations.


Susanna Raeven, herbalist and owner of Raven Crest Botanicals, will co-host and share her plant knowledge and wise women teachings with you. . 


During this magical and insightful weekend, you will:


- Take time to open your heart in the garden

- Enjoy a farm tour and experience a plant's journey from seed to herb to harvest to 

   medicine

- Learn about the energetic circle of plant medicine

- Incorporate the elements and gestures of plants into your practice

- Make your own flower essence

- Take plant walks

- Learn the practice of ethical foraging and wildcrafting

- Discuss intakes and consultations

- Explore ways to create formulas

- Create a plant mandala


Samuel Perry:

Sam was trained at Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbal Medicine, where he now works as an Assistant Teacher. He runs a clinical herbal practice in Albany, NY.  


Susanna Raeven:

Community herbalist and owner of Raven Crest Botanicals, Susanna holds in her heart a deep connection to the green world. She lives and breathes with the plants in her garden and studies Earth centered spiritual practices and cultures. She offers herbal consultations, leads plant walks, is a guest teacher at Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism and hosts herbal retreats.  

What’s included

  • Delicious vegetarian and vegan meals made with farm-grown food
  • Beautiful accommodations
  • All classes and workshops, plant medicine harvest, making herbal medicines and flower essences, guided meditations, water blessing and more...
  • swimming pond / bon fire / yoga 
  • Train/bus station pickup from Albany if needed (please let us know how you are planning to come to the farm so we can organize ride shares and pickups)

Registration

Your non-refundable $100 deposit will reserve your spot. 


$50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT when registered before June 1st. 

Use checkout code: EARLYBIRD

Available Packages

Camping
10 left

There are many beautiful spots to pitch a tent around the guest houses.

$400
Deposit: $100
Shared Indoor Space
only 1 left

For couples and close friends our beautifully decorated cabin and Mullein House offer shared beds. 

$450
Deposit: $100
Shared Room
only 1 left

The peaceful Mullein House has shared rooms with two or three beds available.

$500
Deposit: $100
Single Room
Sold Out

The beautiful Mullein House and Cabin offer single rooms with shared bathroom.

$550
Deposit: $100
$400
Deposit: $100

Camping
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Susanna Raeven
14 reviews
Susanna Raeven is an herbalist and owner of Raven Crest Botanicals, an herbal apothecary and small scale medicinal herb farm in upstate NY. Susanna loves to sing to the plants, listen to the quiet whisper of their deep wisdom and help bring healing to her tribe and community. She guides herb walks, teaches classes in herbalism and leads retreat at Raven Crest Retreat Center.

Reviews

Highly recommend this experience. The accommodations are so comforting, the people you meet are so down to earth, the food is wonderful, the topics soul searching. I can’t wait until next season to have another chance to dig deep at Raven Crest. Susanna not only opens her property to her guests but also her beautiful soul.
Amazing experience! Thank you very much for such beautiful retreat, for the chance to reconnect with the nature, for sharing your knowledge, for delicious and nourishing food, for everything. Can't wait to be back!
Roots, Song, Prayer & Breath was a beautiful weekend of nourishment, community, empowerment, and connection with both plants and people. Our schedule was filled with wonderful experiences and experiential learning opportunities plus there was also freedom to take a walk in the woods, meditate in nature, or take time for self reflection. The meals were beyond amazing- very creative, filled with savory herbs and nourishing local foods (most from the farm). The retreat teachers were kind, generous and wise. From ceremony in the beautiful temple and drumming around the fire under the moon to mushroom walks and digging roots, it was a great weekend!
Susanna has created a wonderful sanctuary for rest, renewal, healing, and learning at Raven Crest Botanical Farm. The wisdom, love and compassion shared by her, Maryn, and Sam provided an environment that nourished my body, soul, and mind, as well as inspired me. Creating our own herbal/root medicines for immunity, learning how to breathe properly to open up our lower chakras and unleash our True Voice, and connecting with the land, plants, and each other were true blessings. The food was incredibly delicious and healthy. I found a new tribe attending this retreat! And I will gladly return for future retreats!!!
My heartfelt gratitude to Susanna for opening up her incredible home and farm and to Susanna and Doug for putting together such an enriching and powerful retreat. Words can not express what must be experienced directly. Thank you.
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