Energetic Herbalism – Reading the Pattern Language of our Landscapes and our Selves

Do you want to learn how to select herbs based on their energetic properties to create more personalized and effective treatments? Are you seeking to deepen your knowledge of traditional herbal systems and their applications in modern practice? Do you wish to enhance your ability to understand and treat imbalances through the lens of energetic herbalism? Would you like to improve your skills in matching herbs to individual constitutions and conditions? Are you excited to immerse yourself in a weekend dedicated to exploring the dynamic interplay between plants and human energy systems? Join us for a transformative journey into the depths of Energetic Herbalism, where we'll unravel the intricate connections between ourselves and the living world around us. Over the course of two days, we'll delve into the essence of nature's language and its profound implications for our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Emerge with a renewed sense of connection and appreciation for the intricacies of the world around you.   Dates and Times: August 3rd - 4th, 2024 Fees: $275 plus GST   To Register Fill out your registration form (if you've already registered for part one you don't need to do this again!) Purchase tickets    Still […]

Holistic Cancer Care — Helping Yourself with Natural Medicine

Informational talk with author & medical herbalist Chanchal Cabrera, including book reading and Q&A Want to learn ways to resist cancer, manage side effects of cancer treatment, and enhance wellness? Medical herbalist and local author Chanchal Cabrera, MSc., FNIMH, RH(AHG), will share practical strategies about how you can support yourself or a loved one who is undergoing cancer treatment. There are many ways in which herbal medicine and nutrition can support overall health and improve the efficacy of conventional cancer treatments — boosting your immune system, supporting you through chemo treatment, and promoting recovery after surgery. Based on her 35+ years of clinical experience, and 20 years of specializing in holistic oncology, Chanchal Cabrera's new book —Holistic Cancer Care: An Herbal Approach to Reducing Cancer Risk, Helping Patients Thrive during Treatment, and Minimizing Recurrence (Storey Publishing, April 2023) — provides an in-depth guide to using herb-based therapies in conjunction with conventional treatments. This free informational event on August 6th includes: Presentation about key considerations for resisting & treating cancer Reading excerpts from Holistic Cancer Care Q&A time Book signing and opportunity to meet the author All are welcome to attend - please share this event with your friends & family. No RSVP […]


Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing)

Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden, Courtenay, BC 3636 Trent Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 9R4, Canada, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada

Learn how to manage anxiety, depression, stress, and high blood pressure with this nature immersion practice. Shinrin Yoku comes from Japan and Korea where it is recognized as an effective treatment for many chronic conditions including dysbiosis of the gut and chronic inflammation. Slow and contemplative walking, ‘being’ in Nature, not ‘doing’, bathing in volatile chemicals emitted by trees, breathing deeply to absorb the medicine from the air, this is a sensory experience of receiving healing from Nature. Learn the art of walking mindfully in the forest, walking very slowly, contemplatively, and practicing being present. Without needing to question where you are going or when you will get there, you will be able to allow the mind to drop to a quiet place, to imbibe the aromatic molecules in the air, and receive healing from the forest. Understand the science, experience the healing. Prescribed by doctors for hypertension, depression, anxiety and more, forest walks are useful for all of us for stress management and cultivating inner peace. The lecture and forest walk will describe and explain through modern science and through experience the innate, inherent resonance and connection we feel with and in ‘Nature’. It will use science and clinical […]