Blossoming Botanical Workshop

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Blossoming: A celebration and revitalization of our ancestral relationship with plants

  • Do you yearn for deeper and more intimate connection with the beautiful Earth Mother and our generous green allies, the plants and trees?
  • Do you aspire to cultivate a more respectful and reciprocal relationship with all BEings?
  • Do you want to acquire ancient, practical and useful skills and knowledge that foster resilience, vitality and physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, including plant identification and making plant remedies?

If you answered YES! To the above questions, this 2-part workshop is for you!

The plants are one of our oldest and dearest allies, providing so much to so many: food, medicine, shelter, warmth, companionship, beauty and great teachings. Rekindling and nourishing our relationship with plants and the other-than-human world is a crucial component in cultivating resilience and reawakening the truth of our interconnectedness and interdependence with the world in which we are embedded. By slowing down, with awareness, humbleness and intention, we can realign with our innate human capacity for caring, cooperation and healing, prerequisites for manifesting the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.

For NTI students who have taken or will be taking the course Introduction to Herbology, Supplements, and Laboratory Assessments (IHSL):  This workshop is a beneficial complement to the course, as it will present an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with some of the wild plants introduced during the herbs component of IHSL.

This 2-part hands-on, outdoor workshop will foster:

  • Full engagement of your animal senses, and nourishment to your mind, body and spirit
  • A renewed sense of connection to and love for the living, breathing world
  • The building/sculpting of a solid foundation for optimizing health and vitality through a reacquaintance with ancient and holistic ways of knowing, being, healing and preparing therapeutically effective botanical medicines.

Participants will acquire knowledge and skills in:

  • Mindfulness, keen observation and deep listening
  • Plant identification and familiarization with common plant families
  • Medicinal uses and edibility of the plants, trees and shrubs we encounter
  • Honorable harvesting of leaves, flowers and roots
  • Medicine making techniques including tincturing with alcohol and apple cider vinegar, infused oils using fresh plants, and drying fresh plants for tea

Schedule & Location:

  • Saturday, July 17th, 9am-1pm: West of Boulder (exact location will be determined closer to the event date)
  • Sunday, July 18th, 9am-1pm: Local Wild Yard in Arvada, CO (exact location will be provided after registration)

Prerequisites:

Open to all NTI Students, Graduates, & anyone else interested in plant medicine

Cost:

$187  – covers $175 for the event and $12 supply fee

  • This is a $25 savings off Cat’s regular $200 cost, offered specially to our NTI community!
  • The supply fee covers all menstruums (alcohol, apple cider vinegar, olive oil), jars and labels

About Cat Pantaleo, M.A.

Cat is a Holistic Health Practitioner with over 20 years of professional experience as a consultant and instructor, and received her Master’s degree in Ecopsychology from Naropa University last spring.  She believes that health is a process through which we lead a positive, constructive life infused with meaning and purpose; a journey in which the goal is not perfection, but learning, self-exploration and growth, connection and joy.  Masterfully weaving together her skills as Ecotuner, Herbalist, Nutritionist, Naturalist, Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, and practitioner of Nonviolent Communication, Cat creates a diverse and invaluable array of offerings, including private consultations, plant walks, botanical medicine classes and nature immersion experiences. The events and workshops she delivers are designed to facilitate healing, a sense of interconnectedness and belonging, resilience, and deep nourishment for body, mind and spirit.  Her work is ultimately guided by an impassioned desire to restore respect and reciprocity between humans and the natural world, and re-awaken our innate human capacity for caring and cooperation in order to re-establish an Earth-honoring way of being so that all life may flourish.

Registration closes at 12pm (MST) on July 14th, 2021

Refund policy:

  • If NTI cancels the event, all participants will get a full refund.
  • A full refund minus a $15 processing fee will be given to participants who cancel their registration up to 7 days before the event (by July 10th, 2021).
  • On and after July 10th, 2021, no refunds will be issued.

 

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