We are always communicating with the natural world. Through our gestures, breath, emotion, and visioning, we co-exist and co-evolve in a constant flow of interaction. However, our ability to notice these interactions is often obscured. This workshop will provide techniques for awakening our interspecies selves and engaging the language and intelligence of plants. Opening ourselves to nonhuman worlds can promote unexpected, innovative, and deviant ways to care for ourselves and others.
In this workshop, we’ll work with specific herbs, teas, oils, and flower essences whose medicine (or gifts) offer specific insights into the current collective issues we are traveling through. We will learn daily self-care applications, with special focus given to activists, healers, dreamers, and anyone wishing for an antidote to our political present. Make vital space for your own wellbeing. All bodies and backgrounds welcome.
No one turned away from lack of funds!
Amanda Ackerman is an author, teacher, and flower essence practitioner living in Los Angeles. She has been a flower essence therapist for over 18 years. Her own work with the plant world focuses on the feralscape, divining techniques that allow for communication across species boundaries. Her book The Book of Feral Flora was published in 2015 and uses biofeedback techniques that allow plants to create poems. She is currently collaborating on bringing these techniques to community gardens so that plants and humans can generate poems collectively. She regularly offers flower essence therapy readings in Los Angeles and beyond. More info is on plantlanguagehealing.com
Saewon Oh is an herbalist, medicine maker, artist, teacher and founder of Sun Song, a line of handmade herbal remedies designed for meditative and earth-based healing practices. Her work engages creative collaboration with plant consciousness and she teaches workshops, leads tea ceremonies and offers herbal consultations in Los Angeles, CA. More about her work is on saewon-oh.com
*All members get 20% off paid programming. A limited number of free spots are also available for Warrior & Goddess level members. Email [email protected] to inquire about free tickets.
Our program costs go directly towards compensation of the instructors and staffers who work the event. We want to make programming as accessible as possible to anyone who is interested, however, so we offer volunteer opportunities in exchange for membership, as well as free community tickets to each program (number varies depending on capacity of the class). Email [email protected] for more info or to find out more about these opportunities for a specific event.