4 Day Herbalism Workshop in the South of France

  • Route de Saint-Trinit, Sault, France
  • Jun 23 - 26, 2019 (4 days)

About This Event

An immersive 4 day workshop in the heart of Provence, the center of aromatic plant medicine. Spend your days surrounded by the healing fragrances of aromatic plants and learn the fundamentals of herbalism.

During this workshop you will be submersed into the world of herbalism; from learning the fundamentals of herbal medicine making, to diving deep into the plant spirit realm. You will learn all about local medicinal plants, how to ID them, how to make medicine from them and how to build an intimate relationship with them. Discover the basics of herbal alchemical spagyric preparations, embark on shamanic journeys and learn about the properties of local plants and herbs that have been used as medicine for hundreds of years.  This will be a fun interactive workshop and a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded people, and friends from the green realms.

 

Workshops will run for 4 full days, from 10 am - 6 pm.


Event Highlights

  • What Can I expect from the workshop?
  • -Expect lots of hands-on practical and sensory teachings
  • -Harvesting herbs
  • -Learn how to use your intuition as well as observation
  • -Enter into a profound relationship with plants
  • -Meet your plant spirit ally
  • -Medicinal plant knowledge
  • -Local plant identification
  • -Herbal medicine making
  • -Learn about Provençal plants
  • -How to connect with the energies of plants
  • -Techniques for opening intuition
  • -Initiation to Shamanic Journeys
  • -Plant meditations- Learn to listen to what plants have to tell us

Schedule

Workshop Outline

-Opening intuition
-Plant allies
-Getting to know plants through our senses
-Fundamentals of Herbalism
-Guided meditation to meet with your plant ally
-Botanical walks
-Plant identification
-Medicine making: Tinctures, Oils, Salves, Infusions & Vinegars
-Intro to alchemy and spagyrics
-Flower Essences
-Plant spirit medicine
-How to connect with plants
-Meditation with plants
-Introduction to Shamanic Journeys
-Distillation
-Aura sprays
-Botanical cocktail making and aperitif

What's Included

  • 4 full days of workshops and teachings
  • All Teachings
  • Materials for medicine making
  • A flower essence and a plant ally pouch
  • Access to our online facebook group where you can interact and organise shared accommodation / transportation. You can also ask us any questions there!

What's Not Included

Food

Accommodation

Transportation

Cost to obtain a valid passport
and Visa (if needed)

Any items of a personal nature
such as laundry etc

Venue Highlights

Where is the workshop held?

The workshop will be held on private land, in a charming old farmhouse situated next to a beautiful forest, just outside the magical medieval village of Sault. Sault is famous for its lavender fields and proximity to the legendary Mont Ventoux.

Some words on Sault:

"Sault is an exceptionally attractive village, even if just to sit quietly on a cafe terrace for a while, both because of the historical centre and the beauty of the surrounding landscapes, a visit is highly recommended.
Among the streets and squares in the centre of Sault, there are some fine 16th century stone houses to admire, often with decorative and ornate doors and windows and first floor balconies."

"The location of Sault to the east of Mont Ventoux, a popular Tour de France cycling challenge, make it a popular destination with cyclists. It is also an important centre of the Provence lavender industry, and a centre for those wishing to see the magnificent lavender fields in flower - it is part of the popular route de la Lavande which passes through several towns and villages in the lavender growing region.

Sault is also an excellent base for exploring the region, with numerous small villages waiting to be discovered within a 20-kilometre radius. Among those, we have visited our favourites include Simiane la Rotonde, the little villages of Reilhanette, Aurel and Brantes, and the thermal station at Montbrun-les-Bains.

Scenic destinations close to Sault include the Gorges de la Nesque and the Montagne de Lure. There is an attractive pathway that follows below the cliffs in the Gorges de la Nesque, while the Montagne de Lure is a barren mountain area which is also home to a small ski station."

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Ceremony Space

Directions

Please note it is advised to rent a car to get to and from the workshop location. We will be sure to connect you all for carpooling options. Which is more ecological and economical!

By air:

Closest Airport: Marseille Provence Airport

You can get here by flying into Marseille airport and renting a car. From there it will be approximately a 1-hour 45-minute drive.

Alternatively, you can fly to Paris and get a train to Avignon TGV train station and rent a car from there, it will take approximately 1 hour to drive to the location.

By train:

Closest train station: Avignon TGV

You can get the Eurostar here! Simply type Avignon TGV on the Eurostar website for details.

Public transport:

From Avignon train station: Take a train to Carpentras train station, from there take a bus to Sault.

Tags: alchemy aromatherapy distillation essential oils france herbalism herbal medicine herbal medicine making intuitive plant medicine lavender fields medicinal herbs medicinal plants medicine making plant medicine plant spirit medicine provence sacred journey shamanic shamanic journeys shamanism spagyrics

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