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Herb Fest 2011

A Celebration for Herbalists
22nd – 24th July 2011

Come and enjoy this unique opportunity to celebrate your connections to a wider herbal community and deepen your knowledge and healing skills. Hosted in a beautiful retreat centre in Somerset close to the sea called Croydon Hall.

Our speakers include Rosemary Gladstar, Peter Conway, Edward Thompson, Amanda Rayment, Melanie Cardwell & Andrew Johnson.

For bookings, please refer to our website .

Teaching in America 2011

Calm Mind Joyful Heart: Healing Depression and Anxiety through the Wisdom of Ayurveda
with Anne McIntyre & Gina Mastroluca

Saturday June 4th, 2011 10 AM to 5 PM class fee $100

The intention of this workshop is to present the view and principles of Ayurveda, the ancient medical system of India, in the context of the causes and treatment of depression and anxiety. Ayurveda is a comprehensive, mind-body model of health and offers much practical and inspired wisdom. This has great relevance for the modern health practitioner-counselors, yoga teachers, bodyworkers, herbalists and allopathic practitioners.

We will review a Western understanding and treatment of depression and explore how the Ayurvedic treatment of mind and emotions could be integrated. We will discuss prevention of depression and anxiety and how to cultivate a calm and stable mind. Nutrition, mindfulness meditation and pranayama are three main healing practices that restore the flow of mental and emotional health. This workshop will have a retreat atmosphere with both presentation and experiential exercises.

Author and Ayurvedic Practitioner, Anne McIntyre and Polarity Therapist, Gina Mastroluca have been collaborating and presenting workshops together for the past many years in the Calm Mind, Joyful Heart series. They are grateful for the inspiration and vast wisdom of the Ayurvedic teachings and are happy to be able to share them with others.

The Ayurvedic Treatment of Children

Saturday June 11th, 2011
Venue – Avena Botanicals, Rockland, Maine

In this one day seminar Anne will be sharing her extensive experience in the treatment of common childhood ailments and methods of administration of herbs to babies and children. Anne has been treating children for thirty years in clinical practice and has three children of her own. She combines the use of Western herbs and diet with her knowledge and experience of Ayurveda and has written extensively on the subject.

A Cotswold Journey • July 2012

Rosemary Gladstar, Donna Bryant-Winston and I will be leading a 7 day tour for herbalists and plant lovers around the Cotswolds in July 2012. We will be staying in a beautiful stone farm house in a 90 acre woodland estate and will give classes, tours of beautiful sites and gardens as well as delicious food!