Sacred Plant Traditions is a center offering classes in herbal medicine from the beginner to the accomplished practitioner. Each offering is crafted to deepen your understanding and relationship with plant medicines.
Welcome to our place in cyberspace which attempts to share with you our love, passion and devotion to the world of plant medicine. I have been teaching now for almost 30 years and with each Foundations and Clinic course I am still blown away by what the plants continually reveal to me through each student, project, journey, tasting or tea. The medicine at our feet, avails itself to us with a generosity we humans find hard to comprehend. This gifting both humbles and enlightens me daily.
This year our guest teacher list is over the top. Please take a minute to read their offerings and the medicine they are bringing to our community. We know that conferences can be quite the expense for many, so we try to bring our friends and teachers here so they can share their wealth of information as well as experience. Day class guests will be Tim Blakely, Holly Poole-Kavana, Mimi Hernandez, and Erica Galentin will offer a separate day class from her weekend class, Aromatic Distillation. Weekend workshops include our perennial favorite Tammi Sweet, the one and only death-defying Jim McDonald, and dear friend, David Winston.
A growing favorite class is the Six Week introduction. We meet in the evening, spring and fall, and come back week after week to watch the garden unfold and remember a little better who is who and how we can grow and work with them. Salves, elixirs, syrups and more preparations are learned so folks can begin their home apothecary immediately. This is the class that tantalizes many to go deeper and longer and move towards Foundations. But whatever your pleasure, it is super fun and chock full of recipes.
So take a look at our offerings and please sign up for our newsletter if you would like to stay in touch with happenings here in the neighborhood of Belmont, in the town of Charlottesville, in the state of Virginia on our one and only Planet Earth. Come visit our sweet UpS Botanical Sanctuary where refugees of all status are welcome to find safe haven.
In the Spirit of the Plants,
Kat, Angel, and Heather
It is folly to ignore the sacred in life or medicine.
Skirting the spiritual has had a shattering effect on every dimension of contemporary existence.
– Rosita Arvigo