Set SORT BY to "TITLE" to pull schedule and classes into logical orderMarch 17th. Friday "Sacred Journey, a Travelogue on Delhi and Rishikesh, India" with Renee Silvus 6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. NO CHARGEClass Size: 12
MEETING PLACE: The main Mavens' Haven living room.
Join us for an entertaining slideshow of Renée’s trip to India last spring. She documented experiences and novel sights with the travelogue in mind, from the spectacle of Delhi to three ashrams and two yoga programs in Rishikesh on the Ganges River. She was ready for a Heroine's Journey, just not exactly how it unfolded…
About the Instructor:
Since arriving in Idaho in 2004, Renee has built a thriving bodywork therapy practice, completed a Whole Health Educator™ and Coaching program with the National Institute of Whole Health, and has taken facilitator training with Authentic World San Francisco and the Integral Center Boulder.
Currently she is in the second year of The West Central Mountains Leadership Academy. In the spring of 2016 Renee began formal yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India and received initiation with the Bharati or Himalayan Yoga Tradition. Bharati translates as one who loves the light of knowledge.Renee lives in McCall, Idaho and at Mavens’ Haven on the Salmon River.
PHOTOS: Renee Silvus
Set SORT BY to "TITLE" to pull schedule and classes into logical orderMarch 18th. Saturday “Herb Walk" with Jules Pescon 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. No ChargeClass Size: 12MEETING PLACE: Front porch of the main house 10:00 A.M. sharp.Jules and her students will head for the hills on an herb walk that will focus on locating,
identifying and sustainable harvesting plants that are useful in first aid
salve making. The group will discuss their
medicinal qualities and their usefulness in first aid salves.
About the Instructor: Jules
Pecson apprenticed with Darcy for 4 years before branching out on her own in
Paradise, CA where she owns and operates
a store, Fiona’s Forest, offering wild
crafted tinctures, salves, hydrosol s and teas.
She also teaches apprentices the art of “wild crafting” using the model
that Darcy developed and practiced in her tireless effort to pass on the
knowledge of medicines that can be found in our own backyards.
Set SORT BY to "TITLE" to pull schedule and classes into logical orderMarch 17th. Friday “Let's Go Dutch, Jessie's Dutch Oven Cooking Class” ~ Jessie Chastain 1:10 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. Class Size: 12
MEETING PLACE: Located by the fire pit on the main lawn (if weather is rainy, group will meet at the Outdoor Canning Kitchen.
Learn the basics of Dutch Oven cooking and enjoy the results afterwards. Aside from instruction on the types and brands of Dutch Ovens, how to clean and season an old Dutch oven and other essential tips, students will join Jessie in preparing food in two Dutch ovens to be enjoyed later in the day.
About the Instructor:
What is unconditional beauty? How can we enhance it?
Using regional plants to wellness in the following areas:
Our daily lives
Nutrition, digestion, and detoxification
Common beauty symptoms
About the Instructor: Idaho native Christine Hulse is co-owner of Woodland
Wildcraft. Devoted to ethical
harvest practices, small-batch processing, and nurturing respect for the region’s
unique and pristine ecosystems, the company uses locally harvested plants to create products supportive of holistic
health. Christine thrives on continual
learning centered upon achieving total wellness. While advocating
grassroots community building she shares her belief in the power and abundance inherent in our
natural surroundings. Christine spends
most of her time outdoors where she can be frequently found capturing the
scenic beauty through the lens of her camera.
She is an avid hiker, explorer, and rock climber. When not in the woods you will often find her
engaging in arts, crafts, and the preparation of wholesome foods.
Explore the fungal kingdom with this introduction to remarkable mushrooms of the Rocky Mountain
region. Discover the powerful medicinal
properties of mushrooms as well as edible varieties that excite the palate
while boasting an enormous array of nutrients. Increase your awareness of the
fascinating and intricate role that fungi play in our environment. Gain appreciation for their essential
ecological functions so integral to global and human well-being.We
will explore what exactly are mushrooms? The incredible ecological roles of
mushrooms. As well as edibility and medicinal values of some specific regional
Set SORT BY to "TITLE" to pull schedule and classes into logical orderMarch 18th. Saturday “Making First Aid Salve" with Jules Pescon 2:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.Class Size: 10MEETING PLACE: Downstairs Beer and Wine Making KitchenStudents will make
a First Aid Salve Kit from oils that have been previously infused with the
flowers, leaves or roots of medicinal plants. Participants will blend the oils together to formulate
strong healing salves for first aid situations such as bug bites, cuts and
scrapes, bruises and strains, and even sunburn.
Each participant will take home a First Aid Salve Kit and the practical
knowledge of making healing salves.
Set SORT BY to "TITLE" to pull schedule and classes into logical orderMarch 18th. Saturday "Different Diets for Different Types" with Angela Wyant 12:00 - 1:30 P.M.
Class Size: 10 -- Price includes a detailed handout on information presented.
In the US one in two women and one in three men will develop cancer in their lifetime. What if we could change our diet today and greatly reduce our chance of becoming a cancer patient? There is no "right" diet for every individual. Angela will present information, based on what type of diet/nutrition different individuals need to fight cancer ~ or better yet, prevent the occurrence of the disease. She will discuss the physiology and biochemistry of dietary individuality so that you can determine which diet would be most beneficial for you.
Instructor: Angela Wyant was born and raised in Idaho. She is a From The Forest Senior Apprentice and active member of S.A.G.E., an extension of her life-long love affair with plants.
PHOTOS: Angela Wyant
Set SORT BY to "TITLE" to pull schedule and classes into logical orderMarch 18th. Saturday "The Art of Smudging" with Lou Anne 10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. Class Size: 12
MEETING PLACE: The downstairs consultation room.
Come create a cleansing smoke bath with me and
learn the art of Smudging. This ceremony is a spiritual, custom that has been
used by the Native Americans and other Indigenous cultures. In our time sharing
together we will discuss and discover the traditional plants used and some rituals
and healing effects.
You will be choosing from an array of traditional
and non-traditional wild plants to create meaningful, heartfelt smudges. My
hopes is that you will find space for this beautiful ritual in your life.
About the Instructor: My name is Lou Anne, I am an herbalist and owner of BUCKNAKED BOTANICALS. Buck Naked Botanical is dedicate to creating organic products with are sustainably harvested ingredients. A majority of the ingredients are picked by hand.
PHOTOS: Lou Anne
Set SORT BY to "TITLE" to pull schedule and classes into logical orderMarch 18th. Saturday "seed sprouting for optimal nutrition" with Sue Schwalbe 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.
Class Size: 10 -- Each Student will receive their own Victoria 4-tray seed sprouter to take home.
Seed sprouting has
never been easier using the Victorio 4 tray seed sprouter, which will be
provided to each student. The health
benefits of the different seeds will be explored with a choice of 4 different
Instruction will include Victorio seed sprouter use and set up. Seed properties and health benefits of the
most widely used sprouting seeds will be discussed.
Sprouted seeds contain 100 times more natural enzymes than raw
vegetables and fruits. They are truly
our first locally grown food.
Instructor: Sue has received her Social Science degree
from Boise State in 1975. Hired out with
Union Pacific in 1976 as a locomotive engineer and had a 32 year career
PHOTOS: Sue Schwalbe; Victorio seed sprouter; sprouts!
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