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.
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.
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 10-4 workshops £55 per person
NB prices for RHS workshops booked via RHS i.e. part of RHS learning prospectus do vary slightly for RHS members and non-members. Prices will be as advertised in current RHS prospectus/website and no further discounts apply.
Scheduled dates for 2019:
Sunday 14th April 2019 Ivy House Botanicals, Otley. To book contact Bel on 07775920079 or email below
Thursday 9th May 2019 RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate. To book call RHS on 020 3176 5830
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.
Workshops for group bookings can either run 10am-4pm or I also offer a 10am-1pm programme which is increasingly popular. Both can be held either at your own venue or at Edibles permaculture centre in Slaithwaite, Huddersfield subject to availability.
Group bookings at your own venue are £350 for 10am-4pm workshop or £200 for 10am-1pm workshop plus travel costs. Weekdays only. Further costs apply for hosting your workshop at Edibles and/or weekends. Please contact me to discuss or if funding is an issue and I'll try my best to make it happen for you.
One day workshops tailored to your needs or for larger or multiple groups are also available: please contact me 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.
Location: Scheduled workshops are held at Ivy house botanicals, in Otley, Edibles permaculture centre in Slaithwaite, Huddersfield and at RHS Harlow Carr in Harrogate but please contact me to discuss hosting workshop at your own venue.
To bring: Packed lunch and snacks, notepad and pen, waterproof jacket and comfortable sturdy walking shoes and optional umbrella.
Special notes: 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 Yorkshire, the Last of the Summer Wine Country, the Peak district and industrial heritage of the Pennines or 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.