Join us at Elderberry’s in the beautiful Colorado mountains for five days of deep connection with the Green Teachers, learning how to craft traditional healing foods and herbs, journeying with Plant Spirits in a sacred grove, celebrating and renewing our Wild Hearts and Spirits!


September 3-7, 2020
Thursday thru Monday]

ABOUT | Merging tradition, sensory experience, spirit, art, and science, the Wise Woman Week is all about cultivating your herbal instincts and connecting with the healing plants as our direct teachers. Learn about edible and medicinal uses for wild & domestic herbs and foods from both the plants as teachers and we who listen to and love them. We will taste, touch, smell, and learn with our hearts, minds, and bodies, tuning in to the unique medicine of the plants as our ancestors have done for generations.

Through the practice of sensory connection, we experience the profound relationship between people and plants: understanding the language of the natural world through direct experience … a down-to-Earth method of plant communication! You will also learn practical skills in plant identification, harvesting, and preparation of herbal medicines.

Join in for early morning walks to sing up the Sun, learn Vitalist practices to awaken your life energy, cultivate your intuition, and enjoy the healing and cleansing powers of herbal smudging. We will also join together to cook medicinal meals with health-promoting, nutrient-dense foods, and spices. At night, we’ll celebrate our connection to the Green world with song and story around the creekside firepit as Coyotes sing in the background.

Camping (we have tent platforms now!) and local, organic meals are included in the regular price. Please email us if you’d like to reserve a tiny house at Elderberry’s Farm for the weekend.

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| Lisa Ganora
the Director of the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in Boulder, CO, 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 and Moonlodge leader. In 1997 Lisa decided to study botany, chemistry, and health sciences at the University of North Carolina, Asheville and graduated with the highest honors and several awards. Lisa combines a deep understanding of traditional, Vitalist herbalism with a scientifically-integrated and holistic approach to natural health. When not busy with nerdy things like Herbal Constituents, she likes to howl with Wolves, Coyotes, and Dogs, sneak around in the dark, sing to the Moon, and dance dance dance.

Photo of Tanya Blacklight of Blacklight Studios in Paonia, Colorado.| Tanya Blacklight has been on a lifelong journey of healing that she loves to share with other Wombyn how they can heal themselves with the use of intuitive, vibrational, herbal, crystal, and sacred sexuality modalities from ancient lineages. In this workshop, we will explore the power of Womb Wisdom, through Yoni Steaming, Womb Massage, and a Red Tent.  Tanya is the Director of Blacklight Studios in Paonia, a Multicultural Arts and Healing Center where you can contact her for private healing sessions. Read more about Black Light Studio on Facebook.

| Alicia Michelsen is a village herbalist in the Wise Woman Tradition. For over 20 years Alicia has been growing medicinal herbs, making plant medicines and teaching students of all ages how to enjoy the bounty of the green nations. Currently, she is the Director of The Learning Council (an educational NGO utilizing the Gift Model for community-supported education) and sits on the board of Viva la Vida, a foundation for developing spiritual agriculture in the traditions of Biodynamic and Trinium methods. Mother of three boys, Alicia has worked in Waldorf-inspired education since 2000 and has brought two groups of students all the way through the elementary grades. She attended Sarah Lawrence College and now lives in the North Fork Valley, where she is beloved for her generous herbal healing skills and her amazing, delicious food.


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DATES | September 3-7, 2020 [Thursday thru Monday] LOCATION | Elderberry’s Farm, Paonia, Colorado

2020 Workshops will be limited to 10 people due to COVID-19 regulation.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE| Wise Women 2020 Schedule

| General Public: $ 499.00
| Current CSCH Students: $ 399.00
| North Fork Valley Neighbors:
$ 399.00

| 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.

Wise Women Week | 2020