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Elements and Energetics of Plant Medicine


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Explore the energetics of plant medicine amidst blooming gardens at Raven Crest Botanicals, a beautiful small-scale organic herb farm in upstate, NY.

Hosted and led by Susanna Raeven, owner of Raven Crest Botanicals, and Samuel Perry, clinical herbalist from ArborVitae School of Traditional Medicine, this retreat is for mid-level herbalists who are seeking to deepen their knowledge and connection with medicinal herbs.

Susanna and Sam will share their extraordinary experiences and deep connections with plant elements and gestures through hands-on workshops and plant-guided exercises. Participants will make their own flower essence, learn about the energetic circle of plant medicine, create a plant mandala, and explore ways to create herbal formulas.

Enjoy a stay in a 200 year old farmhouse or camp out on the beautiful farm grounds. The retreat includes all workshops and materials, lodging, delicious meals with vegetables from the garden, access to the swimming pond, group bon fire, and pick-up from Albany if arriving by bus or train. 

Experience a plant's journey from seed to herb to harvest to medicine, and take time to open your heart in the garden. 

About the instructors:

Susanna Raven is an herbalist and owner of Raven Crest Botanicals, a beautiful small-scale organic herb farm in upstate, NY. She creates artisan skin care products made with pure, locally grown ingredients; organic herbal extracts, syrups, and elixirs; and delicious culinary and medicinal tea blends, all made with love and intention.

Samuel Perry is an herbalist and graduate of the ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism in New York City. He offers consultations in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

To learn more, visit the retreat listing on We Travel.