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.
2016 Garden Workshop Schedule
All workshops are free & open to the public, no registration required. If you have a question, please contact us!
CLEARING THE PATH:
PREVENTING AND ELIMINATING FIBROIDS
Saturday, August 13th, 10:30 am - 12:30pm
With Sheree, Sara & Wanjiru
In this hands-on workshop, learn about the root causes of fibroids and how to support uterine health to prevent and eliminate fibroids. Together, we'll explore some herbs that strengthen and support the uterus and learn an herbal medicine-making skill. Detox Scrub giveaway? Medicine-making: Infusion (Tea/Yoni Steam), Demo of castor oil packs
SELF-CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER:
Saturday, August 20th, 10:30 am -12:30 pm
With Fran & Tanya
Anyone who is responsible for the care of family members, or who serves in this role professionally knows how demanding caregiving can be. In the workshop, you will be able to discover simple yet profound techniques to nurture yourself mentally, physically and emotionally to avoid burnout.
BIRTH STORIES AND HERBAL ALLIES: CONNECTING WITH ANCESTORS
With Sara & Ema
August 27, 2016, 10:30 am- 12:30 pm
How does the story of your birth show up in your life today? How do you foster and maintain a connection to your ancestral stories? Herbs can be wonderful allies in (re) connecting with your self and your ancestors. Together we will learn more about some of these herbs and practice hands-on herbal medicine making. (we will be making incense smudge bundles)
HEALING AFTER INSTITUTIONALIZATION
Saturday, August 27th 1:30 -3:30 pm
With Kheru, Tania & Karen
In this workshop you will learn about the effects of navigating through different institutions which can be toxic as well as oppressive to people of color living in this country. You learn how institutionalization affects the mind, body and spirit and how to remedy injury, trauma, & pain from the conditioning of it. We will do this through herbal medicine, meditative, & traditional practices.
REAL TALK: LET’S TALK ABOUT THE THINGS WE CARRY IN OUR HEARTS ~ A YOUTH WORKSHOP
Saturday August 20th, 1:30-3;30pm
A Youth Workshop With Tania & Fran
Does your heart sometimes feel sad? Do you wonder sometimes how to make yourself feel better? Are you interested in learning how to feel radiant, strong and healthy? Then join our workshop! You will be able to share your experiences, talk about the issues that matter to you and that affect your life. Even better, you will learn how to use flowers and herbs to help your mind, heart, body, and soul feel healthy and strong!
*This workshop is open to high school students*
STEP INTO YOUR FIRE
Saturday, September 10th, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
With Kheru, Wanjiru & Tatiana
In this workshop you will learn how to use herbal medicine and a holistic practice to flow into your divine, sacred, and sensual self. Step Into Your Fire will reignite and magnify your inner beauty by restoring balance and harmony in your world. Embrace a practice that will stimulate a more sexy and fulfilled life.
STRENGTH & POWER! NATURAL STRATEGIES FOR FIGHTING AND PROTECTING AGAINST CANCER
September 24th - 10:30 - 12:30 pm
With Ema & Tanya
In this workshop we will discuss cancer, how it functions in the body, it's emotional and spiritual dimensions and how to use plant medicine to support those fighting it. We will learn about about how to support bodies before, during, and after chemotherapy or radiation, and how to combat side effects such as nausea and pain. We will explore ways to prevent cancer and nourish the body with plant cancer-fighters. Finally, we will learn how to create deeply nourishing plant decoctions and perform massage techniques to heal the body physically, emotionally and spiritually.
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