Weekend of Earth-Based Healing, Women’s Wisdom and Herbal Medicine

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Lacking in self-worth? Has life passed you by? Going through life changes? Need support?

This year’s Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference is focusing on women’s health, inside and out. The class schedule is designed to highlight natural support for many phases of a woman’s life, including adrenal-thyroid healing, making and using herbal medicines, and herbs for stress and mental health.Saturday’s featured session will address overcoming S.O.S.—Survival Overdrive Syndrome—a term coined by conference teacher Dr. Aviva Romm.

Over 50 leading regional herbalists and instructors will share their skills, including Phyllis Light, Sobande Moss-Greer, Ombassa Sophera, Sarah Thomas, Robin Rose Bennett, and Suki Roth. Special guest Dr. Aviva Romm, midwife, herbalist, and Yale-trained MD, will bridge traditional medicine with modern science to inspire women to take back their health.

Singer and sound healer Gina Breedlove, drummer Jessie Lehmann, dance teachers Christan Carter and Shea-Ra Nichi, as well as several other talented performers will help to facilitate a joyful, ongoing celebration of sisterhood and community that includes drumming, dancing, and voice. Non-class activities are open to all attendees and include yoga, movement, and film, along with interactive social events. Special weekend programs designed specifically for young women aged 10-17 encourage the development of a strong self-image and a hands-on relationship with the Earth.

Accommodations range from tent camping to shared indoor lodging in lodges and cabins. Weekend meal tickets are available and communal meals feature a fresh, locally sourced, seasonal menu that is based on Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon—tasty and wholesome. Local vendors at the Food Pavilion provide tasty alternatives for a range of dietary preferences.

Celebrating Women and Plants takes place October 13-15, 2017 in Black Mountain, NC. For more details, visit www.sewisewomen.com or call 877-SEWOMEN

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