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HerbFest 2012

27th – 29th July 2012
A Celebration of Healing Plants for people with
a passion for herbs at Croydon Hall in Somerset.

Join us for a herbal house party for people with a passion for herbs. Come and enjoy this unique opportunity to celebrate your connections to the wider herbal community and deepen your knowledge and healing skills.

Herbfest is a herbal gathering combining informative lectures, practical workshops and plant walks with time to relax and enjoy the company. There will be a choice of activities through the day, and entertainment in the evenings.

Our speakers this year include 7Song, Nikki Darrell, Saskia Marjoram, Davina Wynne-Jones, Andrew Flower, Mike Brook, Glennie Kindred, Sue Clarke, Patrice de Bonneval, Catherine Skipper, Karin Uphoff and Andrew Johnson

New for HerbFest 2012 – we are adding an optional extra afternoon of intensive workshops – on Sunday  29th in the afternoon, 2.30 – 5.30. Our lecturers will be 7Song (Herbal First Aid) and Glennie Kindred (Letting in the Wild Edges).  When you book you will need to make your choice between these two. So if you feel HerbFest ends too soon you can extend it by an afternoon, and enjoy being here for a bit longer.

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.

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. www.annemcIntyre.com www.mokshacenter.com

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!

A Cotswold Journey • 2010

David Winston, Donna Bryant-Winston and I will be leading a 7 day tour for herbalists and plant lovers around the Cotswolds in late July/early August. 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! Download this PDF (584 KB)for more details.

Herb Fest 2010

A Celebration for Herbalists
23rd – 25th July 2010

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 tented conference centre which is built anew in a meadow every summer, and this year will again be on an organically run farm near Worcester, which has a river and more trees than the previous site. The centre is set up as a showcase of sustainable living, and the staff are volunteers who enjoy working to facilitate environmental and social change.

Our speakers are David Winston, Donna Bryant Winston, John Lockley, Rocio Alarcon, Dedj Leibrandt, Sebastian Pole, Philip Weeks, Christine Herbert and Fiona Shakeela Burns.

You can book online or by post and cheque. The price is £205 – however if you book by April 30th there is an early bird discount giving a price of £180, so book early if you can. The student price will remain at £180. We have a limited number of places, and with such an impressive line up they are bound to go quickly.

http://www.herbfestuk.co.uk/

Apprenticeship Spring/Summer 2010

A marvelous opportunity to learn through hands-on experience
with a herbalist who has been practicing for 30 years.

I have an opening for an apprentice to live and work with me at Artemis House this spring and summer. You can see pictures of the herb garden here on the website.

The nature of activities that an apprentice would be involved with include the following:

  • Planting and tending herbs in the garden – I currently have 150 varieties.
  • Preventing the garden from developing into a jungle! The garden is open to the public throughout the summer so needs to look good.
  • Being creative with the design and planting of sections of the garden, such as making “Paradise” suitably beautiful!
  • Harvesting the herbs and preparing tinctures and glycerites for use within the Practice.
  • Planting and tending the vegetable garden.
  • Assisting with the running of the Practice – answering the phone, making appointments, preparing and dispensing medicines -we use tinctures, powders, creams and capsules.

Apprentices can ask me about patients they have dispensed for and discuss my protocol for the treatment I have suggested for them.  This is a wonderful way to improve one’s knowledge of herbal applications in the context of healing.

Board and lodging are provided in return for working in the garden and practice as detailed above.  Apprentices can either camp in the garden or there is a possibility of accommodation in my home.  Apprentices are welcomed into my home and, as such, would be expected to participate in the smooth running of the household eg housework, cooking etc.

You will be able to join in the weekly herb walks that I give around my herb garden which is “a journey through life expressed through herbs”.  Also you can attend any other lectures that I will be giving during your stay.

Artemis House is located in a small village in the heart of the Cotswolds.  Bicycles are available if you want to explore the immediate vicinity.  There is public transport from the village for those who want to venture further afield – either to the Georgian elegance of Cheltenham, the dreaming spires of Oxford and the sophistication and excitement of the great metropolis of London.

If you are interested please email me and give me details about yourself. I look forward to hearing from you!