Join herbalists Susanna Raeven and Samuel Perry, and vocal transformation coach Maryn Azoff for a healing weekend retreat at Raven Crest Farm in upstate NY.
Connect deeply with the fall season in the beautiful autumn setting of our forested hills and learn how the healing power of roots, plants, and mushrooms can support our lungs, strengthen our immune system and help us to stay healthy through the winter months. Enjoy medicine foods for the autumn season, harvest medicinal roots and mushrooms with love and respect, create your own winter elixirs and stir the caldron full of delicious immunity broth. Practice gratitude for the gifts of Mother Earth and enjoy walks in our beautiful woods.
Just as plants are great healers, your own voice and breath can be your winter medicine, lift your spirit and warm your soul. Maryn Azoff will guide you through the realm of your own healing breath and voice. We will share singing circles around a sacred fire, and learn medicine songs to accompany our root harvests. The forest will wear her gorgeous fall colors and the land has abundant magic to share.
We will share warming and nourishing meals cooked with Raven Crest farm grown roots and vegetables and sip delicious chai teas and golden milk. Who wants to come?
Susanna Raeven: Susanna is a community herbalist, wise woman, medicinal herb grower and owner of Raven Crest Botanicals. She holds in her heart awe and deepest appreciation for the plant world and the passion to connect people with plants for healing. She lives and breathes with the plants in her gardens. Her prayers are for the Earth and all the precious beings who flourish on her. While practicing Western herbalism, Susanna applies the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine 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.
Maryn Azoff is a singer, vocal transformation coach, member of the "Tribe of Love", spirit lifter, soul emancipator and fear crusher. She has been on a mission of connecting people with their vocal power for years and knows that it's when people sing together that the true magic of music can happen! Her approach to singing and sharing is always from her heart, where we all meet in truth, wisdom and love, and she creates a safe, judgement-free environment for you to find that connection for yourself.
Samuel Perry is a clinical herbalist and dedicated student of Buddhism. Having engaged extensively in both the Tibetan Lam Rim and the rigorous training of the Zen tradition, Sam carries a deep understanding and practical experience of meditation. His work as an herbalist and his knowledge of and love for the living world offers a unique vantage point from which to engage these practices. His commitment to the ever-unfolding awakening of all beings is expressed in a playful and fluid style.
COVID REQUIREMENTS It is most important to us to provide a safe and COVID free environment during our events. Due to the ongoing pandemic we require all instructors, helpers, volunteers, chefs and participants to provide a negative COVID test (Antigen or PCR) taken within 24 hours before the start of the retreat. We are asking for proof of negative test results with the full name of each person before being admitted to the event. We are also asking participants, helpers and instructors to limit their contact with other people in the preceding days before the event and follow general covid safety guidelines. Fall 2022 is still a little while away and these requirements are subject to change as our journey during these times continues.
• Delicious vegetarian meals, vegan on request, cooked with farm-grown food
• Beautiful accommodations
• All classes and workshops, plant medicine harvest, herbal medicine making,
breath meditation, song circle, ... and more healing magic that does not fit on this page
Your non-refundable $200 deposit will reserve your spot.