Nature Cure

Reconnect with The Healing Power of Nature
with Lisa Ganora & Kat Delaney

October 4 thru 6, 2019
[Friday, Saturday, & Sunday]

There’s something profoundly healing about being on the living land as the season of Autumn deepens. Under the warm sun of the shortening days, and the sparkling stars of the growing nights, we reconnect with the inward-turning, downward-rooting energies of Nature’s life, plants, and animals. Come join us for a weekend of Earth-rooted healing, rejuvenation, and experiencing the powers of traditional Nature Cure. With a combination of traditional Vitalist practices and moving meditations, strengthening foods and ferments, medicinal tonic mushrooms, and tonifying Autumn roots, we’ll build our immune systems, cultivate grounded life energy, and learn how to sustain health and vitality throughout the Fall and Winter seasons. Together we’ll feast on seasonal tonic soups with medicinal mushrooms and rooty herbal stock: food as medicine!

Let Earth be our healer as we join together to heal the Earth at Elderberry’s

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Friday, 6:00 pm | Community Potluck
Free and open to all – come see what we’re about and register for the rest of the weekend if you’re inspired! Bring your favorite healthy Fall dishes, and please label vegan, paleo, gluten- or dairy-free, etc. Elderberry’s will contribute some tasty fermented and tonic foods, hot drinks and fall root infusions! Mulled Sassafras Cider, anyone?

Friday, 7:30 pm | Free Talk: Living Nature Cure
Free talk: Living Nature Cure. Explore Nature Cure practices from around the world. We’ll introduce traditional Earth-based Vitalist practices including cultivating restorative sleep, building GI health with prebiotic herbs, ferments, and foods; natural exercise and Chi-building, toning and sound, water therapy, barefoot Earthing, and more.

Saturday Sunrise
Welcome the day and wake up your Vitality with traditional movement, sounding, and energy-building exercises. Barefoot in the Dewy Grass moving meditation and Earth-based Chi-moving exercises. Experience what Coffee would like to be when it grows up.

Learn and love the fall roots. Harvesting and medicine-making with Burdock, Chicory, Dandelion, etc. Learn how to make a prebiotic inulin-rich decoction & traditional mineral tonic. Join us in creating lactic fermentations to build immunity and GI health, Rooty recipes and tonic mushrooms to strengthen the immune system and build deep/sustained energy in the body.

Saturday Night
Singing, stories and earthy fun at the Firepit by the creek and under the stars. Turn loose of those grown-up stresses, embrace your inner wild-child and play in the dark!

Sunday Sunrise
Welcome the day and wake up your Vitality with traditional movements, sounding, and energy-building exercises. Earth, Air, Fire and Water active meditation. Mud will be available … glorious clay-mud.

Learning about creating tonic foods (wild and domestic), lactic ferments, and seasonal recipes for building and grounding life energy and vitality as we move into the cooler and darker days of Fall and Winter. Fall herbal observation walk. Closing Circle at 3:00 pm.

| Elderberry’s Farm
Elderberry’s warming, nourishing breakfasts and lunches offer vegan and paleo choices, with gluten- and dairy-free options. Locally sourced organic foods!

Elderberry’s has camping platforms and a new outdoor bath-house for your comfort.

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is the director of the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism and has lectured and taught classes at numerous schools and conferences around the U.S. Lisa began studying herbs in the Wise Woman Tradition back in 1986 and fell profoundly in love with medicinal plants and natural healing. While studying wildcrafting and medicine-making with traditional herbalists from New England to the Appalachian Mountains for ten years, she began creating herbal products and traveled the festival circuit with an herb booth and as a workshop presenter. In 1997 Lisa decided to study botany, chemistry, and health sciences at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, and graduated with highest honors and several awards. Lisa combines a deep and intuitive understanding of traditional Vitalist herbalism and nutrition with a scientifically-integrated and holistic approach to natural health. At the Friday night potluck & talk, Lisa will share the evolution and practices of traditional Vitalist healing. On Saturday & Sunday, she’ll help lead us in exercises to reconnect with the healing powers of Nature and the tonic herbal roots and mushrooms, and guide us in making potent tonic recipes and herbal decoctions. On Saturday night she’s likely to be howling around the Fire and on Sunday, squishing her toes in the mud as a spiritual practice.

INSTRUCTOR | Kat Delaney
is the Director of the CSCH Aromatherapy course. Her interest in herbal therapeutics and healing modalities began in 1992 with a focus on Aromatherapy, and later developed into a fascination with herbalism and nutrition. Over the years she has studied the art, science and safety of essential oils, medicine-making and herbalism with various teachers. In 2011, she became certified as a Clinical Aromatherapist through the Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy (with Laraine Pounds, RN, MSN, CMT). In 2015, moved by the plethora of questionable information on the internet and the increasingly unsafe use of essential oils by the public, Kat developed Esenta, The Aromaticum App as a means to provide safe and reliable information on the therapeutic uses and dilutions of EO. Kat then continued her studies in the healing arts at CSCH, where she earned her certifications in Clinical Herbalism and Nutrition. She currently lectures on various topics in the CSCH Fundamentals and Advanced programs, writes articles on aromatherapy, and offers workshops to students and the public on topics including medicine-making, EO safety and toxicology, and comparing herbalism with aromatherapy. In addition to her focus on education, Kat offers all-natural body care products, custom natural perfumes, and holistic health support through her business, Roots of Alchemy / Esenta, LLC.

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LOCATION | Elderberry’s Farm, Paonia, Colorado
CLASS COST | $ 249.00 [Meal Plan Includes Breakfast & Lunch]

Cancel one week or more before the workshop:  Full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee.
Cancel less than a week before the workshop: Full refund minus a $50 cancellation fee.