Plant Spirits in the Garden - How to Communicate with the Green World

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Susanna Raeven
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7 reviews
Jun 29 - Jul 1, 2018
Group size: 10 - 20
Plant Spirits in the Garden - How to Communicate with the Green World
Berne, NY

Susanna Raeven
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7 reviews

$350
Deposit: $100
Jun 29 - Jul 1, 2018
Group size: 10 - 20

About this trip

Healing our hearts begins in the garden. Learn how to commune with plants and the other-than-human world at a magical herb farm in upstate NY. Susanna Raeven, herbalist, Earth Wisdom Keeper and owner of Raven Crest Botanicals, will take you on a green journey into the realm of plant spirits and their many medicines for emotional and spiritual healing. We will experience the animals, flowers and trees in our woodlands from a place of deep connection with the natural world and open up pathways to let LOVE flow freely between all beings in the garden. 


We will share the magic of making flower essences, practice the honorable harvest, make a flower mandala and pray for the waters. Green Yoga with sound bath, guided meditations, birdwatching and plant medicine making will fill our days together. 


This is going to be a truly magical weekend with our herb garden in bloom, the woodlands full of moss and fragrance and the creek rushing with sacred waters. The spirits of the plants and the land can't wait to meet you. 

What’s included

• Delicious meals of mostly vegan, ultra-ganic and farm-grown food

• Accommodations

• Yoga/soundscape, meditations, medicine harvest, song circle,  making herbal tinctures and honeys, guided dream journey, making flower essences, water blessing,... and more green magic that does not fit on this page

• 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. 


Available Packages

Camping

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

$350
Deposit: $100
Shared Indoor Space

For couples and close friends our beautifully decorated cabin offers shared beds. We also have floor sleeping space on comfortable camping pads available. 

$400
Deposit: $100
Shared Room

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

$425
Deposit: $100
Single Room

Our quaint and lovely cabin and the beautifully decorated Mullein House offer single rooms with shared bathroom. 

$500
Deposit: $100
$350
Deposit: $100

Camping
Past Trip

Itinerary

Friday
Welcome to the Green World

• arrive, settle in, wander the land

• Medicine Wheel Prayer

• Sacred Green Council around bonfire

Your Organizer


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Susanna Raeven
7 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.

Reviews

I had a great experience, away from the stressful atmosphere, learnt a lot of knowing the other side of life. Good food, that was some really good eating, I wish I can eat like that everyday. Nice to know that we dream everyday. I'll carry that to my next level and hope to redo it again. Thanks to all the marvelous people I met. Thanks.
jo
Brilliant weekend - My third retreat at Raven Crest this summer and I am totally transformed by the land, the people and the spiritual knowledge and connection I am building - Susanna along with Sam and Maryn have built a paradise in the woods and this weekend taught me more about plants, herbs and medicine than I learned in 20 years of school. I am forever grateful that I have been exposed to this. I am looking forward to the next time I can take the drive, park my car and open the car door and breathe in this beautiful land- To Susana, Sam and Maryn - Thank you and much love- Jeffrey
JP
This retreat was a perfect mix of activity to welcome in the fall season. Plant walks to better understand how to ID plants who's roots are rich with medicine, medicine-making (root tinctures, fire ciders) workshops, mushroom walks (we spotted chaga!) and talks, yoga, sound bath, songs around the bonfire in the evenings, and sacred council sharing circles to open and close... it all weaved together so beautifully, leaving us feeling connected, nourished, and with a whole host of new tools to keep us well all winter long! We also woke up practicing and learning breathing techniques to boost our internal fire, our immunity. Magic! I nearly melted when the sounds of hooting owls accompanied a clear view of the milky way above in the night sky. Also, the plants and spaces provided by Raven Crest are exquisite. The Dojo, The Woodland Temple, The Gardens, The Mullein House, The Cabin... so much beauty and thoughtful, sustainable craft. It is an honor and a blessing to be in this space, in this community. Thank you!
This is one of the most wonderful and thoughtful retreats I have ever been on, from start to finish. I felt welcomed and cared for as soon as I arrived and throughout the entire experience. Susanna, Maryn, Sam, and the rest of the crew at Raven Crest put so much attention to detail into every aspect of their retreats. The accommodations were cozy, clean, and relaxing. The workshops and plant walks were informative and engaging. The meals are all incredibly delicious and nourishing. The farm is abundant in natural beauty and offers an excellent respite from busy city life. I highly recommend attending a retreat here!! Thank you Raven Crest for all you are and all you do.
What a wonderful retreat! Just perfect in timing and activities. Knowledge base was abundant and the feeling of being surrounded by such wonderful people was profound. Susanna and her team truly have a gift and I am so happy there are people like her in the world!
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