This gathering is for you if you would like to empower yourself through traditional folk plantcraft and connect to the Green Witch within.
This programme is designed to re-ignite your inner healer as you will be fully immersing yourself in nature and communing with the plants on this 3 day intensive.
We will gather in circle each sunrise and sunset, checking in and dropping into our bodies. A coming home to ourselves with meditation, singing, drumming and movement.
Meal times are a communal affair with everyone helping out as we create wild foraged and home grown meals together. Our days will be filled with nature walks, identifying plants, harvesting and creating herbal remedies.
On this intensive you will gain a depth of understanding in the healing arts that will serve you for the rest of your life. Carly offers this in-depth immersion with a sense of humour, and a simple approach to herbology and believes the connection between plants and people is the bridge to becoming our own healers if we quiet the mind and listen to what the plant spirits have to say. This course will support you on your journey of self-discovery, igniting some magic and meaning into your life. You will leave with the basic skills of folk herbalism, empowering you with the knowledge to identify, harvest sustainably and make your own simple remedies and aromatics at home.
PREPARE FOR YOUR RETREAT
All women are welcome whether a complete newbie, a budding herbalist, or a health practitioner looking to integrate basic herbal medicines into their practice.
Pack: sunblock, good vibes, hat, swimsuit, your truth, water bottle, comfortable clothes, your sense of adventure, walking shoes
Tech: We invite you to leave your phone, ipad and laptop turned off and in your bag to give yourself a chance to fully explore and integrate this experience. This is not a rule, just an invitation (bring a book)
Special offer: Because we want this experience to be inclusive to all, we have 1 spot available at a 50% discount
If you would like to participate but cannot afford the standard rate please send us an email with your motivation.
2 nights accommodation at Guinevere Guest Farm
All meals and drinks daily
Herbology workshop 1
Herbology workshop 2
Guided nature walks
In-depth workshop notes emailed to you
Take home all of the products you make
- Plant Identification Skills
- Ethical Wildcrafting Techniques
- Drying & Processing our Harvests
Hands-on Medicine Making Skills
- Each student will prepare their own herbal medicines to take home to build their home apothecaries
- Tea Making Methods: How to get the best medicine from plants
- Tincturing Methods: Folk and Ratio
- Honeys & Oxymels
- Making incense (loose and cones)
- Medicine Making Supplies, Tools, Storage, Labeling & Organizing
- Resources for Sourcing Herbs
Wild food forage
- We will take a walk around the gardens to harvest any edibles wild and homegrown
- How to prepare wild foods
- Making herbal oils, broths and pesto (make enough oil to take home)
- Cooking over an open flame outdoors
We look forward to welcoming you on this empowering journey as a budding folk herbalist and self-healer
Accommodation & Location
Held at Guinevere Guest Farm situated just outside of Cape Town, South Africa.
The accommodation is surrounded, almost cradled, by majestic mountains in the Tulbagh valley on a nature-full farm. Whether you stay in a private room with en-suite bathroom and a balcony or whether you share a room with one or two others, there are many places to relax and reflect in this large retreat farmhouse that you have all to yourself for the weekend
All rooms are beautiful, large, and comfortable with en-suite bathrooms, seating areas, and balconies overlooking the Tulbagh Basin. The private rooms are equipped with seating areas and en-suite bathrooms with private balconies. Meanwhile, shared rooms are facilitated with double beds and en-suite bathrooms.
PRIVATE ROOM - 1 KING BED W/ PRIVATE BATH
Enjoy the comforts of this luxurious option
Features: En-suite Master Bathroom, Private Balcony, Kingsize Bed
Private rate: R5695
CAMPING- BYO TENT
Enjoy the sounds of nature as you wake up in your tent amongst the fynbos.
This accommodation is available to those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford the retreat.
Basic ablutions are provided (outdoor showers and wood fired bath, toilets inside the main house)
Camping rate: R3495
SHARED ROOM - 3 DOUBLE BEDS W/ PRIVATE BATH
Enjoy this spacious and comfortable triple shared option
Features: Ensuite Bathroom, 3 Double Beds
Shared rate: R4595
SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP OFFERING
On offer is a few Spots for womxn who wouldn’t normally have space or the opportunity to do this.
1. Womxn of colour (including multi racial) 2.Elder/Crone (60+) years 3.Guardian/Mother
If you identify with one of the above and would like to attend please get in touch to find out more.
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