Workshops & Events
DIVINE JOURNEYS 2016 WORKSHOP & EVENT SCHEDULE
April 2 & 3, 2016 All Day: Edible and Medicinal Plant Walks
Join me at the North American Bushcraft School’s “Primitive to Prepper” Festival for plant walks all day. We will wander the 100+ acres of the Bushcraft School and identify edible, medicinal & poisonous plants. Enjoy other classes & workshops and lots of music and friendship. Click here for personalized directions & map.
The Four Directions: A Shamanic Experience of the Earth: April, June, Sept & Dec 2016
***The Four Directions classes offer one scholarship position per class to someone who would otherwise not be able to attend. Please click HERE to apply for a scholarship***
9am to 5pm with optional Evening Gathering
$80 for the full day; register for all four 2016 sessions $260
This four class series is designed to introduce the attendee to Earth-centric spiritual practices. Shamanic techniques and ceremonies from cultures around the Earth will be used to open the doors of perception that exist between reality and non-ordinary reality. Best taken as a series.
Simple breakfast with tea/coffee/bread/fruit provided. Please bring healthy food for the rest of the day for yourself, and some to share if you like. Refrigeration available. Dress in comfortable clothing and in layers. Closed toe footware recommended for outdoor activities. A pillow and blanket/mat for floor work recommended. Students are welcome to spend the night in the lovely primitive camping area, no charge for registered students, bring all necessary gear. Composting toilets on site, no showers. Lodging/B&B nearby.
Fire/South/Summer June 18, 2016
Earth/North/Winter Dec 17, 2016
Plant Classes: Local Edible & Medicinal Flora
TO REGISTER CLICK HERE. A new window will open.
All classes listed below are available as follows:
Morning session only (includes breakfast) $35
Afternoon session only $35
Full day class (includes breakfast & free camping for registered students) $55
Simple breakfast with tea/coffee/bread/fruit provided. Please bring healthy food for the rest of the day for yourself, and some to share if you like. Refrigeration available. Dress in comfortable clothing and in layers. Closed toe footware, rain gear, insect repellent, hat/sunscreen, camera recommended for outdoor activities. Bring extra cash for purchasing herbs and supplies if desired. Students are welcome to spend the night in the lovely primitive camping area, no charge for registered students, bring all necessary gear. Composting toilets on site, no showers. Lodging/B&B nearby.
Summer Plants & Apothecary 101: July 23, 2016 9 am to 5 pm. Summer edible & medicinal plants are abundant and powerful. Everywhere we turn are plants that can be used to bolster our health and vitality. Let’s identify these plant allies and learn how to use them for Medicine.
Morning session 9am to noon: Plant walk, ID and harvest
The Green Household: Aug 20, 2016 9 am to 5 pm.
Friday: Afternoon Class: Wild Edible Plant walk, harvest, prep & cooking class. Eating too!
Saturday: Morning Class: Useful Plant identification and harvest walk
Saturday: Afternoon Class: Herbal Tinctures: making alcohol extracted herbal medicines
Sunday: Morning Class: Useful Plant identification and harvest walk
Sunday afternoon class: Herbal Infusions: Making water extracted herbal medicines
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Apothecary 202 & Local Plant Materia Medica: at the North American Bushcraft School, Oct 1, 9 am to 5 pm. You know the very basics of herbal medicine making right in your own kitchen, and now you are ready to go a bit deeper. In this class, we will learn more standardized ways of making herbal medicines; identify a handful of powerful local medicinal plants and their actions; discuss dosing for all members of the family including our children, and our 4-leggeds and winged friends.
Fall Plants & Preservation: Oct 30, 2016 9 am to 5 pm.
Fall is the time for fruits, roots and seeds. The Earth is preparing to sleep, and the plants are storing their energy. Let’s gather this powerful food & medicine and preserve it in creative ways for Winter consumption.
Medicine Chest: Preparing for Cold & Flu Season: Nov 12, 2016 10 am to 4 pm. The fight against viral infection starts with a healthy immune system. We will discuss foods, herbs and supplements that help keep us strong. There are many natural antiviral preparations that we can have on hand and ready if infection does occur. Food is also medicine- eating to fight infection.
What’s On MY Land???: Kristen will visit your property or a park near you to identify local edible and medicinal plants. Invite as many friends as you wish, or keep it private. Travel fees will apply for venues more than a 45 mi distance from Frederick , MD
Kristen will join you and you friends for a two hour session which includes a discussion on wild harvesting tools and best practices; a plant ID walk; a question and answer session. $150 plus travel costs if required
Plant Walk & Wild Edible Cooking class:
Two hours of plant walk, ID & harvest, 2 hours of cooking simple recipes in the kitchen with Kristen. You buy the food/ingredients that we are not harvesting (list provided). Best for small groups (2-6) $300 plus cost of food
For more complex recipes and larger groups over 6 attendees, Chef Tina will join the class and cook a gourmet wild plant meal. All will participate in the preparation of the meal. Special diets can be accommodated (vegetarian, gluten free, etc) $500 plus cost of food
Plant Walk and Apothecary 101:
Two hours of plant walk, ID & harvest, 2 hours of basic herbal medicine instruction in the kitchen with Kristen. You buy the materials necessary for the class (list provided). All participants will leave with an herbal preparation they have made or started. Best for small groups (2-6) $300 plus cost of materials
EMAIL KRISTEN for details.
A hafla is a party featuring Middle Eastern dance and music.
Grab a group of girlfriends or host a hafla for an evening during your retreat.
This 2 to 4 hour event features a class on the basic movements of all belly dance styles. Kristen breaks down the movements into simple shapes so that all can learn. Before and after the class, belly dancers of all shapes, ages and sizes will perform for attendees. Finally, we will put on some music and just DANCE! Free jingly coin belt included for every attendee. Live music and catered Middle Eastern finger foods available.
Belly dancing is empowering, clears the chakras, improves flexibility and core strength, improves body-image and promotes a sense of community among women.
Belly dance is sensual for sure, but was never intended as a dance of sexual seduction. This ancient dance style was danced by women, for women, to keep the body strong and flexible for childbirth, as an offering to various goddesses, and to make life more enjoyable.
Get your dance on!