The Chi of Edible Weeds Sep 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Friday September 9,[masked]:00pm – 4:30pm
Suggested Donation: $15 – $25
The Chi of Edible Weeds
with Katrina Blair and Tyler VanGemert LAc
Join us for this magical and interactive experience of Chi Kung in combination with wild, edible and medicinal plants. Some of these wondrous weeds are found right in your back yard, they are just waiting for you to enjoy their delicious qualities. Together we explore the sacred practices of centering ourselves within the elements of our natural environment, and then we begin an immersion into the abundant wisdom of resilient, adaptive weeds! Using ancient breath work and meditation practices from Taoist and Cherokee traditions, Tyler guides us to an inner alignment of indigenous consciousness. This intuitive depth prepares us for plant forage, identification and harvest. From thistles to wild berries to dandelions, learn how to find and prepare these local, wild edibles with Katrina, a passionate plant whisperer. This is a family friendly activity for all ages; we welcome you to join us for this wildly divine adventure!
Call (970) 247 – 1233 to reserve your spot.
Katrina Blair began studying wild plants in her teens when she camped out alone for a summer to focus on eating wild foods. She later wrote “The Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants of the San Juan Mountains” for her senior project at Colorado College. In 1997 she completed a MA at John F Kennedy University in Orinda, CA in Holistic Health Education. She founded Turtle Lake Refuge in 1998, a non-profit, whose mission is to celebrate the connection between personal health and wild lands. Turtle Lake Refuge is a wild harvested, locally grown and living foods café and sustainable education center for the community. Katrina teaches sustainable living practices and wild edible and medicinal classes locally and globally. She is author of a book titled “Local Wild Life- Turtle Lake Refuge’s Recipes for Living Deep” and “ The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival” published by Chelsea Green 2014.
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Environmental Biologist, Acupuncturist, and Master of Traditional Oriental
Medicine, Tyler VanGemert LAc uses elements of both eastern and western traditions to facilitate an interactive and transformative experience. Classes include functional herbal medicine, Chi Kung breath-work and healing, Tai Chi for health with sacred Tslagi – a ceremonial Cherokee dance of balance, alignment, and peace. As founder of Mountain Medicine Acupuncture, Tyler teaches patients and students alike, the practice of wellness to empower everyone to realize wellbeing in their lives and an ability to thrive amidst change in the world.
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