Come join me for this online one-day retreat. I’m so excited to present it.
Celtic Herbs, Folklore and Healing Practices
Saturday, October 31, 2020. 9 am to 3 pm. $65. Partial Scholarships available.
Through the lens of Celtic heritage, we’ll honor our Dead within an expression of an intimate conversation woven of community, the land, and the Sacred, and shepherded by the generosity and blessing of the herbs and trees. We’ll touch into Scottish, Irish, and Welsh folk customs, myth, and plantlore not to imitate or appropriate, but to awaken our hearts to celebrating our beloved Dead in spontaneous, deep-felt ways, and to them perhaps celebrating us. Our day will be interspersed with solo time outdoors and in reflection and simple ceremony.
Jane Valencia is a herbalist, nature instructor, and harper-storyteller. Jane loves helping others discover the wisdom, beauty, and practical knowledge for health and wellness found within medieval and folk healing traditions.
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Please join Stacey Hinden and myself in what promises to be a beautiful and deeply rich one-day retreat!
Gather with other women in a sacred circle as we open our senses to the delights of the land, source our body’s wisdom, and awaken our ancient relationship with plant intelligence. With the land overflowing in summer’s abundance, we’ll enjoy a truly nourishing experience, in which we cultivate deeper joy, harmony, and well-being for ourselves and with the Earth.
Body Intelligence. Learn a somatic movement practice to experience your body from the inside out. Enliven conscious connection with sensation and begin to weave the living wisdom of your cells with the intelligence of life around you. Experience a sense of peace and well-being in the present moment.
Plant Intelligence. Engage with Rose, Yarrow, and other plants in the fullness of their life cycle with all your senses activated. Learn to attune to the green beings and interpret their “language.” Discover what these plant allies reveal about your timeless connection to your inner self and the landscape.
Plant Craft. Learn a protocol and practice for engaging with a plant and their essential nature to create a vibrant and more potent food and medicine. Harvest a plant for making a plant spirit extract, and co-create with the plants as our imagination and the season suggests.
Solo Time in Nature. Cultivate a simple practice for “being” in nature, with all your senses activated.
Ceremony, Story, and Song. Create sacred circle and enliven your authentic voice through nature-based story and song.
Date: June 29th
Cost: $115, includes $25 materials fee
Location: Beautiful Vashon Island, just a short ferry ride from Seattle, Tacoma, and Kitsap. Location details will be sent prior to each meet-up.
This retreat is designed for women, and we welcome all sincere students regardless of how they identify. Please contact us with any questions.