Intimacy with Nature: Rewilding our Heart Connection Through Daily Practice
Mar
22
Mar 27

Intimacy with Nature: Rewilding our Heart Connection Through Daily Practice

  • Kauai, HI

with Kelsey Barrett, Baelyn Elspeth & holistic chef Claire Ragozzino

Together we gather on the beautiful north shore of Kauai to cleanse our sense and elevate our receptivity through daily practice. Upon waking, we tune into being, and reconnect to the fundamental heart space of intimacy with our present moment. Through daily tea ceremony, sensory meditations, and ayurvedic based wellness practices, we open our hearts and clear our minds to deeply listen to messages from the natural world. We will explore the pristine nature of Kauai and connect to the ancient spirit of her land with a traditional water ceremony and a visit to a local tea farm. These combines experience will enhance our ability to access the pleasure that arises in embracing nature as an extension of the self. Reawakening to our perfect expression as the elemental world.

TerraVita Herbal Symposium: Pulse Diagnosis for Western Herbalists
Mar
4
Mar 5

TerraVita Herbal Symposium: Pulse Diagnosis for Western Herbalists

  • Anneliese's Schools

Through the pulse we enter the body, we can access the story of each organ, the ancestral story, and story of current lifestyle. In this workshop we will study the basics of neo-Classical pulse, an extension of the Ding lineage medical tradition reaching back to the early 17th century. We will learn hand placement, pulse positions and their corresponding organs systems, the three depths within each point. We will begin to interpret our sensory findings, helping us formulate questions that will sharpen the precision of our western herbal practice!

Love, naturally: An evening of sexual self care
Feb
9
7:00 pm19:00

Love, naturally: An evening of sexual self care

Join us for a fun (& free) pre-valentines day event this Thursday, February 9th in San Francisco with Jessa Blades, Kelsey Barrett and hmbldt.

Make your own herbal lube with Kelsey Barrett of Heavy Nettle and learn how to craft your own body scrub with Jessa Blades of Blades Natural Beauty.

Celebrate sexual wellness, self care, plant medicine and cannabis.

Details:

Feb 9th at Chambers Eat + Drink, 601 Eddy Street, San Francisco 94109

RSVP@hmbldt.com

Karma Clearing journey with reishi & hypnosis
Jan
29
5:00 pm17:00

Karma Clearing journey with reishi & hypnosis

In our time together we will explore the soul's Karmic pattern you wish to clear with Reishi and journeying, combining the energetic and physical forms. A transmission of Reishi, "the supernatural mushroom of immortality” will be shared by Kelsey Barrett of Heavy Nettle. As well as how to connect into plant spirit medicine. This mythological mushroom honored by sages, kings and queens will assist you in the journey of reaching into the past and clearing the karmic pattern in the present, illuminating a light on the soul's purpose. Morgan Yakus will lead you into a deep meditative journey and a writing exercise which will support you to connect to heaven and earth, revealing more about your patterns and create the changes you seek. This mushroom, alongside a plant sound sound experience will support you in connecting to reishi’s planetary resonance. Bringing you closer to your soul's most authentic self. 

Symbiosis Gathering: Medicinal Plants for Karma Clearing
Nov
20
3:00 pm15:00

Symbiosis Gathering: Medicinal Plants for Karma Clearing

  • Oakdale, CA

In every traditional system of Earth based medicine there are plants that are considered godheads. These are the non-human plant ally’s that we rely upon from the green world. They have dynamic medicinal value, and over thousands of years have evolved alongside human health and their medicine stories are woven into human culture. This folkloric significance points to their ability to deliver medicine to mind, body and spirit with omnidirectional potency. Such transformative agency shifts us from the uncontrollable inherited patterns of thinking and acting that are at the root of our suffering, our karma. In this class we will explore plants’ that are considered godheads, their folklore, physical medicine, and our emotional response to their presence. Through sound journey and direct meditative experiences with two plants we bring awareness to how these plants shift our karmic patterns. Through our exploration we will gain a broader understanding of how to continue our ancient relationship to these plant ally’s in our return to personal freedom.

Symbiosis Gathering: The Story of the Witch
Sep
23
10:00 am10:00

Symbiosis Gathering: The Story of the Witch

  • Oakdale, CA

Reclaiming the Myth with Alchemy, Medicine stories, and Plant Medicine

This circle will satiate the souls of people who feel a connection with the witches who were burned at the stake or destroyed for the knowledge they held and used. We will begin with the telling of an ancient story and will weave the alchemy of working with tinctures and plant medicine wisdom to support the internal process. We will go through a group process of exploring where we are living in the mythology and exploring how to transform how we are living in our own stories. 

Spirit Weavers Gathering: Wellness Den
Jun
2
Jun 14

Spirit Weavers Gathering: Wellness Den

  • Camp Navarro

Wellness Den: Lead Coordinator

We welcome you to a sanctuary of herbal self-care, tucked into among the Redwoods at Spirit Weavers Gathering! The Wellness Den at Spirit Weavers Gathering is a safe haven for emergency first aid of the body and spirit. We are offering each woman an opportunity to support their immediate ailments and needs with Earth based plant medicine; extracts, syrups, topical salves, flower essences. This includes a fully stocked pantry of western medical supplies. At Spirit Weavers women have the opportunity to reconnect with traditional skills while living and sleeping close to the Earth for five days. For many women this reintegration into nature can bring up everything, from practical discomforts of walking and dancing with bare feet, to digestive disrupt from eating a simple plant based diet, to emotional reintegration of feeling herself as a human-animal and part of the Earth. We are prepared! Our team of Clinical Western herbalists and a registered nurse arrives to be in service to you, with both plant based and westerns options. We are honored to support our community in their healing and personal empowerment to use natural medicine! 

The Story of The Witch
May
6
7:00 pm19:00

The Story of The Witch

  • Ashtanga Yoga Berkeley

An Evening of Reclaiming the Myth with Alchemy, Medicine stories, and Plant Medicine

This evening will satiate the souls of people who feel a connection with the witches who were burned at the stake or destroyed for the knowledge they held and used. We will begin with the telling of an ancient story and will weave the alchemy of working with tinctures and plant medicine wisdom to support the internal process. We will go through a group process of exploring where we are living in the mythology and exploring how to transform how we are living in our own stories. 

Ohlone Herbal Center: Medicinal Plants for Karma Clearing
Apr
25
6:30 pm18:30

Ohlone Herbal Center: Medicinal Plants for Karma Clearing

  • Ohlone Herbal Center

In every traditional system of Earth based medicine there are plants that are considered godheads. These are the non-human plant ally’s that we rely upon from the green world. They have dynamic medicinal value, and over thousands of years have evolved alongside human health and their medicine stories are woven into human culture. This folkloric significance points to their ability to deliver medicine to mind, body and spirit with omnidirectional potency. Such transformative agency shifts us from the uncontrollable inherited patterns of thinking and acting that are at the root of our suffering, our karma. In this class we will explore plants’ that are considered godheads, their folklore, physical medicine, and our emotional response to their presence. Through sound journey and direct meditative experiences with two plants we bring awareness to how these plants shift our karmic patterns. Through our exploration we will gain a broader understanding of how to continue our ancient relationship to these plant ally’s in our return to personal freedom.

The Gaia School of Healing & Earth Education
Dec
20
11:00 am11:00

The Gaia School of Healing & Earth Education

  • The Gaia School of Healing & Earth Education

Diagnostics for Herbal Practitioners

Elaborate diagnostic tools were once a common part of the doctors tool kit, and certain traditions have retained these diagnostic art forms. To be a skilled herbal clinician, body palpation and assessment were of great importance.

Through the pulse and tongue expressions we can understand the story of the body, how it speaks, and how disease can be viewed individually as well as part of the whole system.

Ohlone Herbal Center: Herbs for Cold & Flu
Oct
13
6:30 pm18:30

Ohlone Herbal Center: Herbs for Cold & Flu

  • Ohlone Herbal Center

Learn how to care for yourself and loved ones with herbs during the cold season. We will discuss preventative health care, natural and effective immune system support, therapies for common seasonal illnesses, and how to prepare your own home remedies for your family, friends, and community. Come drink warm tea, make some medicine with us, and prepare for a naturally healthy cold and flu season. 

Esalen Institue: Yoga of Plants
Jun
19
2:00 pm14:00

Esalen Institue: Yoga of Plants

  • Esalen Institute

Yoga of Plants: The Instinctual Reemergence of Plant Communication

We have evolved alongside plants since the dawn of time, their medicine facilitating ritual and reminding us that we co-exist as intimately connected members of a larger community.  We as humans have separated from the natural world as our home, and in so doing forgotten the great sensitivity we possess to intuitively experience truths in nature. 

Plants communicate in ways that we are not accustomed any longer. Together we will reignite our instincts by experiencing plant communication techniques from the Mayan tradition, including journey work supported with shamanic drumming and a short yoga practice with Mark Whitwell.  As we relax into our personal somatic knowledge, and group sharing of emergent wisdom, we will collectively arrive at a new and highly personal awareness of the vibrant landscape of plants. This will enhance our ability to wild harvest plant medicine as well as help us to access the pleasure that arises in embracing the natural world as an extension of the self.

Spirit Weavers Gathering: Wellness Den
May
14
May 18

Spirit Weavers Gathering: Wellness Den

We welcome you to a sanctuary of herbal self-care, tucked into among the Redwoods at Spirit Weavers Gathering! The Wellness Den at Spirit Weavers Gathering is a safe haven for emergency first aid of the body and spirit. We are offering each woman an opportunity to support their immediate ailments and needs with Earth based plant medicine; extracts, syrups, topical salves, flower essences. This includes a fully stocked pantry of western medical supplies. At Spirit Weavers women have the opportunity to reconnect with traditional skills while living and sleeping close to the Earth for five days. For many women this reintegration into nature can bring up everything, from practical discomforts of walking and dancing with bare feet, to digestive disrupt from eating a simple plant based diet, to emotional reintegration of feeling herself as a human-animal and part of the Earth. We are prepared! Our team of Clinical Western herbalists and a registered nurse arrives to be in service to you, with both plant based and westerns options. We are honored to support our community in their healing and personal empowerment to use natural medicine! 

Mercado Segrado: Yoga of Plants
May
3
12:00 pm12:00

Mercado Segrado: Yoga of Plants

  • Malibu, CA

We have evolved alongside plants since the dawn of time, their medicine facilitating ritual and reminding that we co-exist as intimately connected members of the larger community.  We as humans have separated from the natural world as our home, and in so doing forgotten the great sensitivity we possess to intuitively experience truths in nature.

Plants communicate in ways that we are not accustomed any longer. Together we will reignite our instincts by experiencing plant communication techniques from a variety of indigenous and contemporary traditions, including journey work supported with shamanic drumming and crystal bowl. As we relax into personal somatic knowledge, and group sharing of emergent wisdom, we will collectively arrive at a new and highly personal awareness of the vibrant landscape of plants. This will enhance our ability to wild harvest plant medicine as well as help us to access the pleasure that arises in embracing the natural world as an extension of the self.

 

Crystal Castle: Yoga of Plants
Mar
8
10:00 am10:00

Crystal Castle: Yoga of Plants

Yoga of Plants: The Instinctual Reemergence of Pant Communication

We have evolved alongside plants since the dawn of time, their medicine facilitating ritual and reminding us that we co-exist as intimately connected members of a larger community.  We as humans have separated from the natural world as our home, and in so doing forgotten the great sensitivity we possess to intuitively experience truths in nature. 

Plants communicate in ways that we are not accustomed any longer. Together we will reignite our instincts by experiencing plant communication techniques from the Mayan tradition, including journey work supported with shamanic drumming and a short yoga practice with Mark Whitwell.  As we relax into our personal somatic knowledge, and group sharing of emergent wisdom, we will collectively arrive at a new and highly personal awareness of the vibrant landscape of plants. This will enhance our ability to wild harvest plant medicine as well as help us to access the pleasure that arises in embracing the natural world as an extension of the self.

Ohlone Center Core Faculty
Jan
1
Feb 1

Ohlone Center Core Faculty

  • Ohlone Herbal Center

Kelsey currently works on core faculty at Ohlone Herbal Center in Berkeley, California.

Adaptogens: Master Herbs for Modern Stress
Nov
16
1:00 pm13:00

Adaptogens: Master Herbs for Modern Stress

  • Los Angeles, CA

"Squash every week into a day" -Bauhaus

Our ability to move with ease in a multi-task contemporary world requires that we take care of our mind and bodies with the utmost care.  Unfortunately daily rituals of self care are often the first to vanish when we feel the pressure of the day-to-day.  Long term chronic stress has massive impact on our body, and specifically the thoughts we have when we are stressed trigger hormonal cascades that stimulate everything from adrenal overuse to low sex drive and oscillating thyroid function.

Adaptogenic herbs are known as hormone-modulators which are our main herbal support in regulating stress response and in turn changing our thought patterns.  In this workshop we will look at adaptogens native to North America as well important planetary adatopgens and their relationship to our endocrine systems capacity to minimize stress response. We will also approach adatogenic herbs as human animals, by ingesting herbs and discussing our somatic, emotional, and spirit experiences in community. 

This workshop will include:

+ Plant attunement

+ Discussion of the physiology of stress response

+ Medicine making: learn how to make a dry plant tincture