Sacred Plant Traditions
Ritual Use of Plants: Sacred Plants for Sacred Times

Weekend Workshop with internationally respected herbalist

David Winston
November 1 - 3, 2013

Note: This workshop is FULL, with a waiting list.  If you would like to get on the wait list, please register online and make a note at the bottom that it's for the wait list.  Please do not send in a deposit.

David WinstonPlease 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..

leafFriday 7 – 9pm

Stories of David’s travels and adventures with plants and his teachers (rooted, winged, and two-legged).

leafSaturday 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.

leafSaturday 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.

leafSunday 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.

leafSunday 1 – 3pm

Finish from the morning, plant walk and closing

Weekend Fee is $300 which includes all classes and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Deposit: $75.
Friday night class will run from 7pm – 9pm, Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday 9am – 3pm

Upon receipt of your deposit a complete list of local accommodations will be sent.
Our center is located in Belmont near downtown Charlottesville.
There are a plethora of fabulous venues for breakfast as well as dinner.
Directions to Sacred Plant Traditions will be sent with the welcome packet.

More info about David Winston at

Online registration via Paypal now available!

Note: This workshop is FULL, with a waiting list.  If you would like to get on the wait list, please register online and make a note at the bottom that it's for the wait list. Please do not send in a deposit.








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