A Green Tea Adventure in Neotropical Costa Rica
The Japanese Tea Ceremony is a metaphor for a well-ordered, harmonious life, but it begins with bought, dried tea leaves. At this Deep Ecology of Green Tea weekend at Finca Luna Nueva, you will have a much more primal experience and learn so much more.
You wll be with the living Camellia Sinensis tea bushes in a Neotropical rainforest. You will harvest, prepare and store the delicate young leaves. The second day, you will prepare and drink the tea you have harvested in a profoundly powerful ceremony that celebrates the understanding that comes only with your experiences of the full processes. You will be in the middle of a stunningly rich and beautiful environment. In your free time you can explore the forest and farm.
Costa Rica residents will take home seeds or seedlings. Others will return home knowing how to grow and nurture their own tea bushes.
Instructor: Dan Curtiss
When: March 17-18, 2012
Price: See Below
Ten Healing Herbs — Herbal Dynamics and Wisdom of Plants
Finca Luna Nueva is a living treasure — a working, certified Biodynamic farm in a Neotropical rainforest in Costa Rica. A Sacred Seeds Sanctuary at Finca Luna Nueva preserves the living ethnobotanical riches of a part of the world with some of the highest biodiversity anywhere. Other medicinally valuable herbs from other bioregions are growing in the gardens and fields of this extraordinary farm.
The Herbal Dynamics Workshop will acquaint you intimately with the herbs that Rudolph Steiner used in his preparations. They are simple, safe, and promote healing and well-being. We will visit and communicate with the plants and meditate on their gifts and Wisdom. At this intensely practical workshop, you will learn to make simple and effective remedies such as extracts, oils, salves, healing vinegars, and compresses for everyday use. Herbal Medicine is the People's Medicine.
There is no better way to enter this magical world than at Finca Luna Nueva. This is the heart of a forest so abundant in biodiversity that it is almost difficult to see the same tree twice. The animals are a wonder to behold. Do you like birds? You won't believe what you'll see. You'll feast on organic food grown on our farm. We have nature trails and intense tour experiences you won't find anywhere else. Swim in our Ozone-purified pool, relax in the solar hot tub, and get drenched in our natural rivers and waterfalls. Wake up with the Toucans. Go on a nighttime tour of the forest and meet the insect stars of the mysterious Cirque de la Lune.
When: March 24-25, 2012
Price: See Below
Rejuvenate body mind and spirit. This is a place you'll never want to leave.
About your instructors
Dan Curtiss is an intricate part of Catskill Mountain Herbals since 1993. An avid wild mushroom hunter. He supplies local wild mushrooms to the Slow Food movement restaurants in the Hudson Valley where he lives with his family.
White Feather began her Anthroposophical Color Therapy studies in 1980 in the rolling hills of Warwick, New York with Theo Gimbel from Gloucestershire, England. In 1987 she was initiated into the Wolf Clan Teaching Lodge. She is a Peace Elder, a practicing Buddhist and herbalist and also founder of Catskill Mountain Herbals. Author of the book and DVD The Seven Directions Movement Meditation, White Feather is a holistic nurse and is on the teaching staff of Susun Weed's Wise Woman Center in Woodstock, New York for more than 20 years. She lives in the Catskill Mountains with her family. A community herbalist she is also a dancer and choreographer. Her name was given to her by the elder and historian Grandmother Twylah Nitsch from the Seneca Nation.
Individual Workshop: $120 single; $175 double occupancy
Dates: March 17 - 18; March 24, 25, 2012
Includes: One night loding, meals, course & ceremonies
Both Workshops Plus Vacation Time: $850 single; $1050 double occupancy
Dates: March 16 thru 25, 2012
Includes: nine nights loding, all meals, course & ceremonies, plus three farm tours and special beverages.
Discounts available. Inquire.