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Herbal Retreat

November 2024.

3 A retreat that focuses on re-invigorating the medicine of the moment - a herbal experience that you feel in your bones and carry with you always.  Held at a picturesque 400-acre property at the base of the Macedon ranges. Three days of hands-on learning in the garden, herbal lessons, movement practices, story-time, home-made food, and companionship with like-minded folk…We invite you to nest with us, learn with us, ground with us. 

What will I learn?

  • The Pillars of Herbalism 
     

  • Herbal Folklore & Practice 
     

  • How to access a persons constitution 
     

  • Medicinal Gardening Practices 
     

  • How to design a medicine for someone’s constitution 
     

  • How to make a medicine for someone’s constitution 
     

  • Creating plant relationships and exploring botanical animism 
     

  • Choosing your plant allies 
     

  • Practicing Herbalism in Daily Life

Is this retreat for me?

This workshop is for people who are wishing to form a more meaningful relationship with plants, their own bodies, and the surrounding ecosystem.

 

Open to all levels of experience, this Retreat is designed for those who want to gather and feel nourished and inspired, fostering kinship with people and plants.


For those who would like to take a break and sink into healing practice, focusing on what fills our souls.


For beginners, and those who would like to deepen their existing practice.


This is an amazing opportunity to connect with the wider herbal community in (so-called) Australia and to form deep, rich connections to people and plants.

What will I receive?

  • Immersive herbal education
     

  • Two nights camping or in tiny house accommodation\
     

  • Fully catered with organic food from the land (BYO Breakfast?)
     

  • Guided morning yoga/movement practice
     

  • Handmade medicines to take home, foraged from the land
     

  • Guided wild medicine walk in The Perma Pixie’s herb garden
     

  • Retreat workbook/notes
     

  • Storytelling and nature connection

Meet your facilitators

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Lily of the Herbs

Lily of the Herbs is a wild herbalist based in Warrandyte, Victoria. She has been working with plants since she was young and has a background in propagation and permaculture. Currently working as a Zenthai Shiatsu practitioner and herbalist, Lily is passionate about connecting people to plants and their bodies. She has been running workshops on herbalism and embodiment for the last three years and makes and sells a range of elixirs. With an Bachelor of Health Science specializing in Western Herbal Medicine, Lily provides alternative training for people wishing to experience herbalism.

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The Perma Pixie

Taj is an artist who fuses together her love of Herbalism, Foraging, Writing, Cooking, Ecosystem Health, Personal Health and Education into a cohesive offering. Her business is a platform for creativity, a place to weave the romantic wonder of the botanical into something tangible to share with the world. 

 

At her core, Taj aims to support people as they bridge the gap between themselves and 'nature', to support the 'remembering' that we belong to the botanical, that we are woven into the photosynthetic web, and that we are truly animal.

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Understory

Miriam Latif is a curious and cunning herbalist currently planted on Wurendjeri Country.

She is deeply and specifically trained in the myth, mystery and medicine of the western herbal tradition.

At the foundation of her approach to herbal medicine is storytelling, as an art, a medicine, but most importantly a practice through which we can excavate and re-tell the personal and cultural stories that define how we approach health and healing.

She believes that there is no individual health without collective health. 

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