Ritual Use of Plants: Sacred Plants for Sacred Times
Weekend Workshop with internationally respected herbalist
November 1 - 3, 2013
Please welcome David to the Charlottesville area with us as we are excited to have this revered teacher in our midst for the first time. When David taught for us at our former school, Dreamtime Center, I was amazed at his generous spirit as well as his encyclopedic knowledge of the plant and medicine realms. This will be a weekend of varied topics so it will be a sampling, if you will, of his favorite classes as well as some of the most important topics for these times..
Friday 7 – 9pm
Stories of David’s travels and adventures with plants and his teachers (rooted, winged, and two-legged).
Saturday 9am – noon
Tick-Borne Diseases: Their Effective Treatment, Including the use of Botanical and Complimentary Therapies - in this class we will be discussing the history and current understanding of common tick-borne diseases including Lyme Disease, Ehrlichiosis and Babesiosis. We will examine both the current conventional approaches to treatment as well as complementary protocols, the use of botanicals to enhance the effectiveness of orthodox therapy, and the treatment of many Lyme-related symptoms such as fatigue, arthritis, Bell’s Palsy, brain fog and insomnia.
Saturday 1:30 – 5pm
Adaptogens, Herbs for Strength, Stamina and Stress Relief - In our modern world we live such stress filled lives. Stress
is now seen as an initiator and cofactor for much of our chronic degenerative disease. Stress reduction techniques can be of great help, as can healthy relationships, good diet and adequate sleep. One other key for reducing stress and enhancing well being is the use of adaptogenic herbs. In this class we explore the rational and effective clinical use of each of the adaptogenic herbs, the differences between them and how they can be to improve cognitive function, restore immune and endocrine balance and promote increased mental and physical well being.
Sunday 9am – noon
Medicines of the Soul; the Ritual Use of Plants - Herbs can be used not only as physical medicines, but ritual medicines as well. We will explore the ceremonial use of herbs in western and indigenous cultures, how they are used as incense, baths, amulets, teas, and paints to grow our spirits, heal our souls, and protect us from malign influences.
Sunday 1 – 3pm
Finish from the morning, plant walk and closing
Weekend Fee is $350 which includes lunch and dinner Saturday and lunch on Sunday,
herb tea throughout the weekend and rustic lodging/camping at Camp Albemarle,
located approximately 20 minutes outside of Charlottesville.
Friday night class will run from 7pm – 9pm, Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday 9am – 3pm
More info about David Winston at www.herbaltherapeutics.net
Online registration via Paypal now available!
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