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Womens herbs for Health and Happiness workshop

The aim of this workshop is to empower women of all ages to feel fab about being female while discovering the wonderful herbal allies which can nourish and support us everyday. No prior knowledge is needed; just an open mind and a desire to learn more about herbal medicine and the wonder of Nature. All the workshops I offer are designed to complement each other or to be done independently. As well as finding out about herbal infusions and macerated oils, this workshop is the perfect treat for every woman to nourish and appreciate herself or to share with a girlfriend, mother or daughter. It is suitable for teenagers upwards but all under 17s must be accompanied with an attending adult.

Morning session

We begin the morning with an introduction to the herbs we’ll be working with through the day woven with a short history of herbalism and women healers though the ages.

The herbs we cover in this workshop, some of which we’ll then explore in more depth and particularly their role in supporting a woman’s health and spirit, are Rose, Chamomile, Lavender, Calendula, Nettle, Mugwort, Vervain, Lemon balm, Ladys mantle, Limeflower, Dandelion and Sage. We’ll consider how they can be used as infusions, tinctures and topically. You can expect other herbs and healing foods to find their way into the morning as well as tea-tastings and a guided meditation. We round off the morning making up some herbal tea blends for you to take home with you.

Afternoon session

This begins with a herb walk during which you’ll find out about identification and safe harvesting and preservation know-how as well as exploring the medicinal properties, folklore and stories behind the plants and trees.

Back in the classroom with a herbal tea, I’ll demonstrate how to make your own home tinctures and how to make a beautiful macerated herbal oil that can be used on its own and how we can add essential oils and other ingredients to turn it into a beauty salve or lip balm.

We then hopefully have a short time left to consolidate all that we’ve learned and answer any questions so that you leave feeling fabulous about yourself and excited about connecting more with Mother Nature to support and enrich your life both with herbs and in spirit.

Tea, coffee and herbal teas are provided but please bring your own packed lunch and any other snacks you will need thoughout the day to keep you focused.

Prices including materials
Scheduled Otley workshops £65 per person (prices at other venues may vary).

Group bookings
You can also book this workshop at a date to suit your group, whether that's for work colleagues, social groups, charity organisations or just for a friends get together: 

Group bookings at my Otley venue suits up to 6 people and costs £65 per person (minimum of 4 people per group). Book 4 places and get two places free!

Workshops for group bookings generally run 10am-4pm and can be booked Tuesday to Friday subject to availability.

Group bookings at your own venue (max 12 people) are £450 per workshop plus travel costs if applicable.

One day workshops tailored to your needs or for larger or multiple groups are also available: please contact Bel to discuss your ideas.

Scheduled workshops run from January to November. Please see dates below or events calendar. Womens Herbs for Health and Happiness workshops are colour-coded orange.

Scheduled dates so far for 2017:
Wednesday 26th April CANCELLED
Saturday 6th May FULLY BOOKED
Weds 10th May (RHS Harlow Carr. Call 020 3176 5830 to book/check availability FULLY BOOKED)
Sunday 14th May FULLY BOOKED
Tuesday 20th June FULLY BOOKED
Saturday 15th July FULLY BOOKED

To book your place on a scheduled workshop or discuss group bookings
please call 07775 920079 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Payment is required to reserve your place and can be made online or by cheque once availability has been confirmed.

Location: Workshops are held near Otley town centre or at another venue within 1 mile of town centre. If the latter, participants not travelling by car can be picked up in Otley town centre and transported to venue.

To bring: small clean jam jar with lid, packed lunch and snacks, notepad and pen, waterproof jacket and comfortable sturdy walking shoes and optional umbrella.

Special notes: All participants need to fill out a booking form. If you have any special requirements or disabilities, please let me know in good time so that I can accommodate them in the best possible way for you and the rest of the group.

Booking onto one of my herbal workshops presents the perfect opportunity to spend a few days exploring the beautiful Wharfe Valley and surrounding area. From Otley Chevin to Ilkley Moor and then further on to Skipton and Yorkshire Dales for fabulous walking and fresh air or head to the spa town of Harrogate for shopping and RHS Harlow Carr gardens or further North to Fountains Abbey near Ripon.

Bel Charlesworth Medical Herbalist

Bel Charlesworth MNIMH
Medical Herbalist

BSc Herbal Medicine

Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists since 2003

Tel: 07775 920079

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