There is no healing without community.
Community is integral to healing. We cannot heal alone or in a vacuum.
We need each other to heal, our disease is not our own but a reflection of what is occurring in our families, in neighborhoods, our community and the earth. When we address healing with community participation our health reflects outward.
Sacred Vibes collaborates with several community gardens in Brooklyn. At each location, our herbal apprentices have created thriving medicinal herb gardens and work closely with members of the local community to support initiatives of healing in the surrounding neighborhoods.
Every year we also offer free herbal workshops in our community gardens!
These workshops are led by our advanced herbal apprentices and are open to the public. Sacred Vibes Apprentices study and work with Master Herbalist and Sacred Vibes founder, Karen Rose to create dynamic workshops that truly serve the needs of our communities.
This year our garden workshops will be held at our partner garden The Youth Farm. The Youth Farm is an education-focused production farm in Brooklyn that offers New Yorkers opportunities to increase their knowledge of the food system and build high level organic growing skills to share with their communities.
Sacred Vibes Apothecary 2017 Summer Garden Workshops (Free 4 the Community)
All workshops will be held at the Youth Farm @ HSPS in collaboration with Sacred Vibes Medicine Wheel, 600 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (btwn. Winthrop Ave and Rutland Rd.)
GARDEN PAINS : HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY AS A GARDNER
with Natasha Peterkin and Susana Montesinos,
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10am - 11:30am
During this hands-on outdoor workshop we will look at how we can use our herbal allies to treat bug bites, body aches andsunburn: We may get these when working and loving the land. We'll be working with Plantain and Calendula. Come learn how to make some medicine and leave with a sample!
ETERNAL YONI: HERBAL SUPPORT FOR MENOPAUSE AND BEYOND
with Madelyn Moyer and Ema Fernandez Saturday
July 22, 2017, 10am - 11:30am
Through nutrition, self care and herbal preparations we will develop practical tools to love and restore vitality to the vagina and womb even as it stops doing the work of releasing eggs.
RECONCILING OUR MULTIPLE IDENTITIES AND RECLAIMING OUR ANCESTRAL WISDOM TO HEAL OUR BODIES
with Karen Rose and Susana Montesinos
Saturday, August 5, 2017, 10am - 11:30am
In this workshop, we would address the ways in which sadness, susto, etc. affect our physical bodies. We will exchange ways to heal depression anxiety, grief, and loss with ancestral plant medicines.
#THESTRUGGLEISREAL #HERBSTOHELPMEWITHTHISMESS #IHATEMYLIFERIGHTNOW
with Natasha Peterkin and Sherese Bullock
Saturday, August 5, 2017, 1:00pm-2:30pm
In this workshop geared towards teens, we'll focus on developing tools and herbal remedies for stress, anxiety, headaches, balancing energy, stabilizing metabolism, sleep deprivation and menstrual cramps. Participants will have an opportunity to share what's going on for them. We will also have a chance to practice making herbal remedies.
WHAT'S THE ANSWER TO KICKING CANCER? CANCER PREVENTION AND CARE THROUGH THE EYES OF HERBAL MEDICINE
with Natasha Peterkin and Madelyn Moyer
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 6:30-8pm
In this workshop we will explore how to use herbs and diet to reactivate the body's magnificent ability to heal itself. Learn techniques for prevention and how to nourish and strengthen the body through its journey with cancer.
CALLING ON OUR ANCESTRAL KNOWING: HEALING AND HARNESSING OUR STRENGTH
with Madelyn Moyer, Sherese Bullock and Susana Montesinos
Sunday, September 10, 2017, 10:00am-11:30am
Join us on an herbal journey through the generations to realize your inner knowing and connect with ancestor. In ceremony, through libations, and personal offerings we will witness and connect in community. Intergenerational knowledge and herbs will help guide us in a conversation about what it looks like to use herbs when confronting today's hatred, racism, xenophobia, patriarchy, anti-women, anti-LGBTQ sentiment. We'll be looking at activism and #BlackLivesMatters as examples and our guides.
PAST WORKSHOPS HELD IN OUR COMMUNITY GARDENS
Healing for the Healer
Finding the Light through the Darkness
Remembering Your Passion
Sexual Health Care with Herbs
Using Plants to support and nurture us through Trauma
Bush Medicine: Stories and Plant Allies of the Caribbean
Creating Womb Care Rituals
Express Yo’Self: Strengthen Your Voice & Being with Plant Medicine