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 as well as to distinguish and assess the constitutions of the people we work with. Sam’s 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
- Learn about the energetic circle of plant medicine
- Incorporate the elements and gestures of plants into your practice
- Make your own flower essence
- Take multiple plant walks
- Learn the practice of ethical foraging and wildcrafting
- Create a plant mandala
- Discuss intakes and consultations
- Explore ways to create formulas
Sam was trained at Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbal Medicine, where he now works as an Assistant Teacher. He is thrilled to be the farm manager at Raven Crest Botanicals where he has the precious opportunity to engage in the world of plant medicine directly.
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. While practicing Western herbalism, Susanna applies the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine in her work and calls on the wisdom of healing master plants from the Amazon. She offers herbal consultations, leads plant walks, is a guest teacher at Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism and hosts herbal retreats.
Your non-refundable $100 deposit will reserve your spot.
$50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT when registered before May 15th.
Use checkout code: EARLYBIRD
There are many beautiful spots to pitch a tent around the cabin.
For couples and close friends our beautifully decorated cabin and Mullein House offer shared beds. We also have floor sleeping space on comfortable camping pads available.
The peaceful Mullein House has shared rooms with two or three beds available.
The beautiful Mullein House and Cabin offer single rooms with shared bathroom.