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Sweeping the Mountain of Nerves -
Botanical Dimensions Ethnobotany Library
Occidental, CA
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A rare experiential class in methods of grounding, cleansing, protecting & renewing oneself, one's space, & others.

Upon popular request, ethnobotanist Kathleen Harrison shares what she has learned in years of fieldwork among indigenous cultures and via life itself. "Sweeping the mountain of nerves" is a phrase from a Mazatec healer in indigenous Mexico. We will use leaves, aroma, vocalizing, visualizing, movement, symbolic action and breath. We learn to root ourselves, to reach upward, to surround ourselves with protection, to let go of what we don't need. We will invoke the wind to bring what is fresh and renewing. These are techniques (limpias, shakapa, kuehu) from the forests people of Peru and Ecuador, from the mountains of Mexico, from Hawaiian healing, from the shores of California, and from our own far-flung ancestors.  There will be stories told. Come to feel renewed and depart with age-old techniques for finding and keeping your balance.

Note as of May 31: THIS CLASS IS FULL. We must limit it to 20 people. Thank you for your interest. Since it has gotten a good response, we plan to offer it again, later in 2017. If you would like to know when, please be sure to sign up to be on the mailing list at www.botanicaldimensions.org. If you would like to put your name on the list for the next time we offer it, please email info@botanicaldimensions.org - Thank you, walk in balance!
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Botanical Dimensions Ethnobotany Library (View)
3830 Doris Murphy Court (Graton Rd & Bohemian Hwy)
Occidental, CA 95465
United States


Education > Workshops
Other > Health & Wellness

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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