Plant Exploration Intensives
The plant exploration intensives are an opportunity for those with a keen interest in medicinal plants to deepen their knowledge, understanding and connection with the plants. Each Intensive session will explore one particular medicinal plant in its natural environment. In our first Intensive we will be exploring Devil's Club.
The plant exploration intensives are a richly rewarding way of deeply connecting with the plant we are studying. A full day is spent with the living plant or tree as we use many different modalities which involve all our senses as we seek to enhance our understanding of the plant.
The day starts with deepening our observational skills both as individuals and as a group, as we study the living plant in its environment. The next stage of the day has us moving into individual study of the plant before coming back together again to synthesise what we have learned. The method of exploration is based on the works of Goethe who developed a unique approach to science that brings acute scientific observation together with the intuitive senses enlivened through the creative process.
The day will involve meditation, drawing, painting, music, poetry, dance and creating medicine as we allow the plant to weave it's magic through us.
For anyone who works closely with plants this is a transformational process where you will find deeper levels of understanding of the plant's medicine - even for plants you think you know well.
In future workshops we will be exploring Hawthorn, Oregon Grape and Dandelion. Please let us know if there is a particular plant you would like to do a Plant Exploration Intensive on.
Our introductory session will start with Devil's Club, a powerful medicine that is indigenous to the Pacific Northwest. Amanda Howe will be leading the Plant Study and she has studied Devil's Club in depth over many years making it the subject of her Masters Thesis. The day promises to bring greater insights and understanding of this remarkable plant that is sacred to the First Nations People of the Coast.
Our Plant Exploration Intensive will be in the Spring of 2016.
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Location TBA, Comox Valley, Vancouver Island.
Space limited to 6 participants
Introductory Session - Special Price $75