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Upcoming Workshops & Events 

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Spring  Botanical Sensory Adventures in the Kitchen, Yard, & Garden 

March Reboot Series Beginning March 2, 2019

Location: Carriage House at Turquoise Barn

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March 2 - Film Screening - "Healing Diabetes in 30 Days"

March 6 - New Moon Intention - Juicing & Blended Foods

March 16 - Herbal Alchemy - 5 Power Herbs for Cleansing + More

March 20 - Spring Equinox & Full Moon Celebration

March 23  Spring Gentle WARMING Herbal Lunar Cleanse

Workshops facilitated by: Michelle Premura

Experiencing fatigued, brain fog, inflammation, weight gain, bloating, body aches & pains? Yes? 

Then it’s time to take control of your health....

 

What + Why + How =DO

Spring is a time for restoration, rebirth, and growth as we slowly make our way out of the darkness of winter.  Join us as we ease into this transition with a series ofworkshops designed to create hands on sensory learning experiences that will encourage you to explore & discover the magic awakening & restoration of  your mind, body, spirit, and senses. With a focus on food, herbs, art and nature; we will discover how to apply simple tools & techniques to help reboot, restore, and rejuvenate your WHOLE self.  

 

For centuries, individuals have been using food, herbs, cleansing and fasting to improve physical, mental, and emotional health as well as spiritual development.  Everything around us needs proper maintenance in order to continue functioning and growing - including our bodies/mind/spirit. 

 

Did you know that our bodies are cleansing daily? This cleansing takes place mostly as we sleep- that’s why our morning meal is called break-fast.  Given the proper environment, our bodies are designed to heal themselves.  However, in our modern world, we are continually exposed to numerous toxins on a daily basis that interfere with our body’s natural ability heal.  Over exposure to chemically processed food, beauty products, cleaning supplies, medications, stress, and environmental toxins may cause our bodies to become sluggish and develop illnesses and disease.  

 

Fortunately, there are numerous ways we can help aid the body in regaining & maintaining a healthy environment inside and out. Cleansing is one way to give the body a well deserved break when it becomes overloaded and off balanced.  Periodic gentle cleansing is a natural way to help detoxify and restore the balance not only to our physical body but our WHOLE being, mind, body, spirit, senses.   

 

Of course there are numerous methods and techniques for cleansing and choosing what is right for you is a personal choice. Commitment to making changes  of any kind takes courage, determination, and most importantly support.  We designed this series of workshops with the intention of introducing  gentle, simple, safe, realistic, and effective ways of cleansing/detoxing along with support and guidance. And for those experienced with cleansing and healthy living, our workshops offer motivation and support to keep you moving forward on your personal path.

With making just a few small changes, you can experience more energy, reset your pallet to stop cravings, maintain optimal weight, clear your mind, revitalize, renew, and restore your mind+body+spirit+senses = the  WHOLE YOU. 

Hope you can join us!  .  

 

View our current events below

 

 

Saturday - March 2, 2019 - 6:30-8:30 pm

Documentary Screening  - Reversing Diabetes in 30 days

 

$7 suggested donation  - Refreshments provided

RSVP to reserve your seat

Come along on a journey with 6 individuals who discover freedom as they reverse their diabetes in just 30 days simply by changing their diet.  This is an amazing documentary to inspire and motivate. One of my favorite films of all time. I watched this with my son 10 years ago (he was 8) and he still remembers the beautiful message that food IS medicine and our bodies are designed to heal given the right environment.  In fact he suggested to me the other day that we should show it to a friend who has a chronic illness. (you know this made me proud)

 

This really is a life changing documentary and demonstrates the power of food and nutrition on our WHOLE being. Of course food is only one aspect on the path to optimal health and healing, however, it is a powerful first step.  Hope you can join us!  

 

 

Wednesday March 6 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm

New Moon Intention: To YOUR  Health

Juicing and Blended Foods 

$25 - Pre-Registration required - space is limited

While Spring is the time for restoration, rebirth, and growth as we slowly make our way out of the darkness of winter; the New Moon is the perfect time to set your intentions, take charge of your health and make the commitment to self-care.  We are all aware that adding more fruits, and veggies into your daily diet can have significant impact on your overall health.  Juicing and blended foods are one of the easiest ways to achieve this.  In this workshop, we will share how to easily incorporate more nutrient dense whole foods to get you on your way to feeling more revitalized and energized.

 

Who: 

This workshop is for anyone interested in taking control of their health.  Wether you’re ready to make one small daily step in your diet or you are committed to embarking on a partial or full gentle spring time cleanse, this workshop provides a great opportunity for  gathering information and motivation for getting started. 

 

What:

Recipes, tastings, demos 

Benefits of juicing and blended foods

Simple ways to incorporating into your daily life

Ways to make your juices & blending foods WARMING

Juices/Blending tips for weight gain vs weight loss

Best ingredient combinations and tips for making them super tasty and nutritious

Clean eating, gentle cleansing, detoxing, fasting - what’s the difference?

Which one is better for me - juicing or blended foods?

Choosing the best juicer or blender for YOU

How to choose ingredients, including superfoods and herbs for ultimate taste and nutrition

Consultations and personalized gentle cleanse packages are also  available for an additional fee.

 

Disclaimer: Workshops  and consultations are designed to provide information only and not intended to diagnose, treat, prescribe or suggest replacement for medical treatments, illness or disease.  Please consult with your doctor prior to attending or participating in any of our workshops or retreats.  

Contact us for more info. 

 

Saturday March 16 — 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Herbal Alchemy - 5 Power Herbs for Cleansing and More

 

$25 Includes all materials, tastings & recipes

Pre-Registration required - space is limited

This workshop will focus on 5 power herbs that can be used to aid in cleansing or detoxing the body.   Learn how to make your own tea blends, infusions, and decoctions.   We love that fact that four out of five of these herbs are probably growing in your back yard and you can access them for FREE.  The fifth can be planted and does well during the growing season here in the NE.  Save $, take charge your health and enjoy tasty beverages (infusions, teas, elixirs)  and vinegars to add to your home apothecary.  Tastings, recipes, hands-on instruction, take home herbal infused vinegar, wildcrafting plant ID walk (weather permitting) all included.

 

A portion of this workshop will be held outdoors (weather permitting - meaning no snow on the ground) so please dress warm.   

Disclaimer: Workshops, retreats, & consultations are designed to provide information only and not intended to diagnose, treat, prescribe or suggest replacement for medical treatments, illness or disease.  Please consult with your doctor prior to attending or participating in any of our workshops or retreats.  

Click the link below to reserve your space.  Please include your name and number of guests attending with your request.  

 

Wednesday March 20 7-9 pm.

Full Moon -Spring Equinox Celebration

Join us as we celebrate the welcoming of Spring AND the Full (Worm )Moon.  Fire will be involved - be it outdoors under the full moon or gathered around the wood stove.   

Details coming soon!

 

Saturday March 23rd 9:00 a.m - 7:00 pm

Spring Gentle WARMING Herbal Lunar Cleanse 

 

Spring is a time for restoration, rebirth, and growth as we slowly make our way out of the darkness of winter.  Join us as we ease into this transition with a full day of restoration and relaxation, connecting with nature; nourishing and REST-oring your mind, body, spirit, and senses.   Our Spring Lunar Cleanse is designed for all levels, this is a gentle WARMING spring cleanse with group support to motivate and guide you through a full 1 day cleanse.  Appropriate for all levels of experience. Instructions on how to PROPERLY prepare and end  a cleanse will be discussed.  

Our spring Herbal Lunar Cleanse day is designed for anyone interested in learning, exploring, and experiencing natural ways to reboot your WHOLE self.  All activities (including the cleanse) are appropriate for every level of experience.  

 

If you’ve never cleansed before, not to worry, we will be here to support and guide you through and if you are a seasoned (seasonal) cleanser, this is a great opportunity to get inspired and motived with a group of like minded individuals.  

 

Why Cleanse?  

For centuries, people have been fasting/cleansing for physical & mental health as well as spiritual development.  Everything around us needs proper maintenance in order to continue functioning and growing.  Our bodies included.  We are exposed to numerous toxins on a daily basis that interfere with our bodies natural design to perform optimally . Overexposure to chemically processed food,  beauty products, cleaning supplies, medications, and environmental toxins may cause our bodies to become sluggish and develop illnesses and disease.  Periodic cleansing is a natural way to help detoxify and restore the balance  not only to our physical body but our WHOLE being, mind, body, spirit, senses. 

 

 

What to Expect:

 

  • Organic Fresh Pressed Juices, Herbal Teas, Infusions (what’s the difference?); elixirs and tonics

  • Warming Herbal Soup made with wildcrafted ingredients for our “dinner” gathering

  • Fresh Maple Sap (if Mother Nature makes available) Ideal for cleansing

  • Introduction to cleansing how and why

  • How to accentuate and accelerate your cleanse

  • Juicing Workshop including how to choose the best juicer for you

  • Herbs for cleansing

  • Pre-cleanse instructions

  • Wild Plant ID  walk (weather permitting)

  • Wild Herbal Vinegar Infusion - harvest, how and why to prepare;  take home your own wild crafted creation loaded with minerals and nutrients

  • Nature walk & meditation

  • Free style plant inspired drawing & writing workshop (you don’t have to be an artists)

  • Fire gathering and libations outside (weather permitting) or inside around wood stove.  

 

 

Investment in yourself: 

$175 per person includes all food & beverages for the day, workshops, materials, take home herbal teas, vinegars, recipes, and special gift pack. 

 

Consultations and personalized cleanse packages available for an additional fee

 

Optional:  

Overnight accommodations available Friday and/or Saturday night and will include a juicy breakfast to keep you going.  $125/pp shared room. Private room may be available for an additional fee based on availability. 

 

Want to extend your cleanse for more than one day?

Personalized Custom cleanses designed for your specific needs and level also available.  Choose from juice, juice, blended foods, raw vegan, plant-based, clean eating, cleansing without weight loss, and more.   Contact us for more details.

Disclaimer: Workshops, retreats, & consultations are designed to provide information only and not intended to diagnose, treat, prescribe or suggest replacement for medical treatments, illness or disease.  Please consult with your doctor prior to attending or participating in any of our workshops or retreats.  

Coming soon.....

 

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(607) 538-1235 . 8052 County Highway 18  Bloomville, NY 13739