We are so excited with all the interest in our inaugural Valldemossa long weekend (hopefully this will be the first of many!) and are now pleased to be able to share the itinerary with you:
Thursday 5th November:
Arrive at Palma airport, transfer from airport to Valldemossa where you will have a chance to settle in before our welcome meeting, drinks and dinner at the Food Lab.
Friday 6th November:
Each morning students will be collected from Sa Torres before we have breakfast together at the Food Lab. After this we plan to walk to the ponds at Son Moragues for quiet meditation and to set the intent of the day. Ana and I will share a brief introduction to herbalism and how herbs mesh with a sustainable life. We will then all walk to Sa Torres to see the herbal garden, identify and collect plants and discuss their uses. After a delicious lunch at Sa Torres we will explore herbs and the senses, concentrating on a few herbs and their tastes and constituents. We will then have a practical session making herb teas and an introduction to making tinctures.
After tea there is the chance to rest and reflect before the evening meal at the Food Lab.
Saturday 7th November:
After breakfast we will take a walk through the kitchen garden at Son Moragues to Sa Torres where we will have a short tea break. Before lunch we will focus on how to make hydrosols; which plants to use, how the distilling process works and the medicinal properties of the plants being used. After lunch at Sa Torres the group will walk to El Mirador collecting Mediterranean herbs along the way, the properties of which we can discuss while sitting in the amphitheatre there.
After tea there is once again the chance to rest and reflect before the evening meal at the Food Lab, which will be followed by a film.
Sunday 8th November:
On the last day we will once again have breakfast together before a meditation session. This will be followed by a final discussion about herbs and our place in nature. We will have lunch at the Food Lab followed by a final practical workshop making a calendula or ‘heal all salve’ and enjoying herbal facial steams, face masks and hand and foot baths.
Following this there will be a final rest and reflection period before the last dinner and a party at La Residencia in Valldemossa during which people are encouraged to share poems, songs or recitations!
Monday 9th November:
Transfer to airport and fly home to continue our herbal journey.
NB If you have any dietary requests, please could you let us know either on booking or by the final booking date of 1st October 2015. Thank you.