Plant Ally Workshop

Join me in the Andean and Native American Medicine Wheel gardens as we explore medicinal plant allies. 

WHAT IS A PLANT ALLY

Nature allies are plants or trees we come across along our life trajectories that call out to work with us. They appear through signs and synchronicities in our waking life as well as in dream state. They make themselves known through repetition. They want to form a close relationship with us because they hold some insight or medicine we are calling for on a soul level. Nature allies come into our lives at certain times to guide us, challenge us, and encourage us as we move through life's journey.

In a Lavender Field

What We'll Do

  • After offering a Land Acknowledgement we’ll begin with a teaching on place-based sacred plant medicine history and types of plants used for specific intentions.

  • We’ll discuss sustainable harvesting and alternatives to overharvested sacred plants such as white sage and palo santo.

  • We’ll explore lineages and proper offerings according to ancestors as well as the land we are harvesting from.

  • We’ll visit the Andean and Native American Medicine Wheel gardens and explore what medicinal plants are planted there and their unique purposes. 

  • You will have private time to commune with the plants, practice "ayni" (sacred reciprocity) and gather fresh sprigs for your bundle.

  • We’ll make smoke bundles from homegrown and wild-harvested plants: Step by Step Instructions with Juniper, Cedar, Yarrow, Rosemary, Lavender and more!

  • We’ll intentionally create smoke bundles as we further discuss ways we may benefit from the medicine of the sacred plants for cleansing, purification, protection and more.

  • We’ll explore ancient ritual and ceremonial uses in various cultures around the world and discuss the importance of ritual embodiment.

  • We’ll conclude our time together with a tea ceremony with delicious seasonal herbs from the garden.

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