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HerbFest 2018

HerbFest at Dartington Hall, Devon

Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd June 2018

I am really pleased to invite you to take part in the 12th Annual gathering of HerbFest in the beautiful grounds of Dartington Hall. This herbal conference for herbalists and herbal enthusiasts will include lectures, practical workshops, herbal identification and foraging walks, yoga, plant meditations, story-telling, music and much more. With brilliant speakers and teachers from around the UK and Ireland we hope there will be something for everyone.

I have learnt so much from other teachers that I wanted to help set up HerbFest to spread the love and wisdom of herbs and plants. I am so happy it has been running for 12 years and I hope you will be able to join us and enjoy this herbal weekend. Please visit www.herbfest.co.uk for more information. 

Deepening into Doshas at The Herbal Path in Portugal

I am really looking forward to going back to Portugal at the end of the summer to teach Deepening into Doshas, which will be taking place on the weekend of 15th-17th September 2017 at The Herbal Path, just outside Lagos.

The Herbal Path takes place at Quinta Melilotus which is set in 6.6ha of almond, fig and olive groves, with herb and vegetable gardens which are used as both classrooms and to supply the food you will be eating. The Quinta is near a river bed and just minutes drive from multiple sandy beaches, secret coves, fascinating rock formations and caves and stunning cliff walks.  It is also within walking distance of two nearby villages as well as near to the bustling town of Lagos with modern amenities set against the backdrop of ancient town walls, marina and winding cobblestone streets.

This will be a small group with a maximum of 12 participants to ensure that everyone who wants to will have time for an assessment of their constitutional doshas and treatment plan for rebalancing within the group setting.

The course starts with arrival between 4.00-6.00pm on Friday, followed by supper together on later that evening, followed by an introductory session. The course ends with tea and cake at 4.00pm on Sunday, after which you are free to depart.

The price is 225 euros for full seminar, all meals (Friday supper to Sunday tea) and a shared cabin or yurt accommodation.  Due to the small numbers involved, a 50 euro deposit is required to reserve your space with full payment required by 18th August.

Seminar days only including lunch 55 euros/day.

Extra bed and breakfast and dinner on Sun night is 45 euros.

To book please contact The Herbal Path at theherbalpathinfo@gmail.com.

Hawkwood College – An Introduction to Ayurveda

I am thrilled to be able to tell you that I am teaching an Introduction to Ayurveda at a new venue for me, Hawkwood College, this year.

Hawkwood College is in a Grade II listed 19th Century country house with 42 acres of grounds overlooking the Severn Vale.  It was founded in 1948 and they describe themselves as ‘an ethical centre providing courses, facilitating training and offering venue hire, set in a beautiful location in the Cotswolds.’  Residential students have access to a Woodland Sanctuary, mature ornamental grounds and can visit the Victorian half-walled gardens where fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers are grown to use in the house.

I will be teaching an introduction to Ayurveda over the course of the weekend, including practical work such as herb tasting in with the other lessons.  We will cover Ayurvedic philosophy, the basics of anatomy, physiology and constitution, diagnosing with pulses, de-toxing, diet, herbs and lifestyle.

Fully inclusive residential single £265; shared £225; Non-residential £185 includes supper Friday, lunch and supper Saturday and lunch on Sunday, plus all refreshments.

Arrival 4.00-6.00pm on Friday. Course begins with supper together on Friday followed by introductory session. Course ends with tea and cake at 4.00pm on Sunday, followed by departure.

To book please contact Hawkwood College on 01453 759 034 or click HERE to book online.

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