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2023 Herbalist Retreat

Join us for a rejuvenating, self-care retreat among the hundreds of acres of herb gardens and pristine forests of Sage Mountain Botanical Sanctuary! Whether you are an herbalist, gardener, nature lover or plant enthusiast, this is a perfect way to end your summer.

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2023 Herbalist Retreat
2023 Herbalist Retreat

Time & Location

Aug 25, 2023, 5:00 PM EDT – Aug 27, 2023, 1:00 PM EDT

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About the Event

The Retreat

Imagine spending an entire weekend immersed in nature, far from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Imagine starting each morning with gentle yoga and meditation, eating delicious vegetarian meals lovingly catered for you, and gazing up at a multitude of stars each night. This soothing retreat is also an opportunity to learn about medicinal plants and how to use them to stay healthy. You will learn how to identify plants in the wild and also do some herbal crafting and medicine-making of your own.

The Retreat Center

Sage Mountain Botanical Sanctuary was founded by herbalist Rosemary Gladstar and family in 1987. Located on 600 acres in central Vermont, it is one of New England’s foremost conservation education centers. We'll be staying in comfortable cabins with shared bathrooms and enjoy delicious vegetarian meals and snacks catered by Sage Mountain using fresh, local and organic ingredients. Read more about the accomodations in their retreat brochure.

The Schedule

Arrive on Friday, August 25th at 5PM and leave on Sunday, August 27th at 2PM. We will start the retreat with dinner on Friday and end with lunch on Sunday. 

Activities

  • Gentle yoga and meditation each morning
  • Herb walks with plant identification
  • Herbal crafting and medicine-making
  • Hiking on woodland trails
  • Learning about plants and nature conservation
  • Fireside drumming and chanting under the stars

*Yoga classes will be suitable for all levels of experience. Yoga mats and props are provided or feel free to bring your own.

The Facilitator

Diana Byron, RYT 200 is a certified herbalist, Kripalu yoga teacher, meditation coach and founder of Dhyana Yoga and Wellness. Diana enjoys creating healing and transformational experiences for others, in the form of private and group classes, workshops and retreats. 

Cost: $520 per person (non-refundable after May 31st, 2023). 

Includes lodging for 2 nights, all yoga classes, meditations, guided herb walks, hikes, herbal crafting and supplies, drumming/chanting circles, all vegetarian meals and snacks (starting with dinner on the 25th and ending with lunch on the 27th).

Spaces are limited. Click below to register and include any questions you may have on the registration form. Once submitted, we will contact you ASAP with payment details to lock in your registration.

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