Seasonal Herbalism Series – Autumn and Winter

Working with the plants of the season, which provide us with sustainable, local remedies naturally suited to the time of year that the plants they come from flourish in.

Autumn: Sunday 13th Oktober 14:00 – 16:00
Winter: Sunday 01st December 14:00 – 16:00
Price: 47,60€

 

Seasonal changes affect not only the world around us, but also our physical body. Sometimes this causes particular conditions, such as allergies in the warmer months or colds and flus in the cooler months. As the plants grow and flourish or retreat and hibernate so do our bodies. If we learn to flow through the seasons using what nature offers us to keep us happy and healthy we will become our best selves. Plants are connected to the wholeness, as we are, teaching and showing us the way of being connected to seasonal health.

Plants grow at the time of year we need them most. This means we can use natural, fresh remedies through seasonal medicine. Spring tonics to detox the system from the winter stagnancy, summer sprays to cool us on hot days and to protect us from those little biting bugs while spending our days enjoying the sunshine, elixirs in autumn to get us ready for the cold months and supporting aids to protect us in the winter times.

In these two hour workshops we will concentrate on the season at hand, learning about how seasons affect our health and how we can aid our body’s through the use of simple plant medicine. Which plants can be used in that season and what specifically we can do to support our bodies during the period.

We will learn about how to dry picked herbs, medicine making, the use of simple kitchen herbs and spices and how foods can aid in seasonal health.

Autumn: Boosting and supporting with fire tonics;

Getting a cold? Feel a flu coming on? The theme of this workshop is booting your immune system when you’re feeling under the weather. It’s these sunny autumn days where we optimistically wear too few clothes that can be a real trouble. That combined with a summer full of hedonistic fun have is bound to cause colds and flus. 

In this workshop we will discuss local immune-boosting herbs, how to avoid flus, and we will create our own immune boosting fire tonic to give our systems that extra kick.

Winter: Uplifting and digesting 
Oh! Dark cold days, stuck in heated apartments, with little excitement or respite from the outside world. Often we turn to heavy foods over the festive season, for comfort as much as tradition. In this workshop we will be concentrating on how to protect and uplift us during the bitter winter months, so that we can best enjoy the quiet cosy days with the help of some digestive tonics aids. During the workshop we will make some digestive bitters/tonics to help with the festive season, and uplift our health, generally. 

Location: This workshop is been organised by the Lovely Ryoko shop. You can contact them for further information by mail@ryoko-berlin.com