Traditional Indigenous Medicine

Visit the Talamancan village of Cachabri, and the Awa, or medicine man, of the Bri Bri people, Ricardo Morales. Ricardo will offer a small ceremony and explain their complex approach to health and healing. We will also visit Timoteo Jackson and his family, whose approach to community healing includes decolonization, youth work, theater, dance and…

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Ethnobotany Onsite

Students of  Ethnobotany Onsite will study the local, ancestral relationship between plants and human health, in a context of active research and community development. The course offers access to a variety of local teachers, herbalists and leaders who bring to life the details of how plants and humans influence each other’s survival. Students will have…

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Traditional Indigenous Herbalism

Visit the Talamancan village of Cachabri, and the Awa, or medicine man, of the Bri Bri people, Ricardo Morales. Ricardo will offer a medicinal plant walk in the rainforest and an introduction to their village practices and traditional Indigenous herbalism. We will also visit Timoteo Jackson and witness their powerful theatre performance about colonization and…

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Women’s Wisdom Traditions: Multicultural Approaches to Feminine Wellness

    Resurrect the Ancient Feminine Power of Healing the Self   Explore ancient women’s wisdom traditions from across the globe through movement, herbalism, self care, and body consciousness & energy work. Featuring 10+ experts in female wellness–including international teacher Rachel Thomas, Sara Wu of Medicines from the Edge, and Abuela Carmen Carmahuaca–this immersion focuses on the…

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