Saturday, October 1, 2011

Self-Healing with Chumash Medicine

October 1st and 2nd

Quail Springs is honored to host this special two-day journey into self-healing with traditional medicine led by Cecilia Garcia. In this hands-on workshop we will become familiar with many of the native medicinal plants of California and how each is used traditionally as a part of the Chumash culture. Special guest James D. Adams, PhD and co-author with Cecilia of the book Healing with Medicinal Plants of the West - Cultural and Scientific Basis for their Use, will be joining us at the beginning of the weekend for a plant walk on the land.

Together they will share their unique perspectives on how these plants can help us in our lives, the scientific basis for their use and our communication with them. After the walk, Cecilia will lead us through the rest of the weekend, teaching us how to go deep with this medicine through the healing power of song, dance, fire and prayer. Join us for this beautiful exploration of land, spirit and the medicine within.

The cost of this workshop is $150-$250 sliding scale, and includes instruction, tent camping, and catered meals. Please contribute as much as you’re able to as we endeavor to honor and value these teachings and the teachers, as well as give back to this land through caretaking. We’ll have a few partial work trade positions especially for those who aren’t able to gather $150, let us know soon if you are interested.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Kolmi at