Healing the Mind with Flowers and Meditation With Herbalist Anne McIntyre & Gina Mastroluca

Wednesday 29th August 2012 at Avena Botanicals, Rockland, Maine

“To really see a flower takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”
Georgia O’Keefe

Flowers represent the full potential of a plant and help us to nurture our own potential for health and happiness. Join us for an experiential retreat day of exploring the sensory beauty and healing energy of some of the most important healing flowers for our mind and hearts. Anne and Gina will weave together meditation practice to cultivate pure awareness, Ayurvedic teachings on the mind and emotions, and the therapeutic brilliance of flowers. This class is appropriate for those new to herbs, meditation and Ayurveda or those wanting to deepen their knowledge and experience.

Experience the healing power of flowers through all our senses
Mindfulness meditation to cultivate presence and awareness
The use of flowers in prayer, meditation and cultivating Sattva
Flowers and the mind body connection
The role of flowers and meditation in Ayurveda

Our dear friend, Deb Soule, will host the Calm Mind, Joyful Heart class at her beautiful healing garden at Avena Botanicals in Rockport, Maine. If you have not yet been to Avena Botanicals, it’s a hidden treasure of Maine! It is the most beautiful and inspiring herbal garden I know and Avena’s herbal products are local, biodynamic, organic and vibrant.

Anne and Gina have been collaborating on the Calm Mind, Joyful Heart series of experiential workshops for the last many years and love to be in Avena’s healing garden! Gina Mastroluca is a Polarity Therapist, the founding director of Moksha Center for Ayurveda, Yoga and Polarity Therapy and a long-time student of meditation and Tibetan Buddhism. www.mokshacenter.com