2014 Sage Mountain Programs

"My job as a teacher is simply to unlock the key that opens one's heart, the passageway to ones inner wisdom and sense of 'knowing' that links us with our ancetral knowledge of the plants" ~ Rosemary Gladstar

Herbology 101

Herbology 101
The Foundations of Herbalism
with Rosemary Gladstar
August 6th ~ 10th, 2014

Join Rosemary for this wonderful introduction into the world of herbalism.  This class will emphasize the foundations of herbalism and herbs for family health. There will be lots of hands on learning and activities, including making herbal products, learning to identify, harvest and prepare plants, creating a first aide kit, and learning how to use plants for health and healing…..all taught in Rosemary’s joyful inspiring way with plants. 

A sampling of topics we’ll cover:

Herbal Preparation ~ learn to make high quality herbal tinctures, salves, infusions, decoctions and beautiful herbal oils

Herbal First Aide ~ create your own personalized herbal home first aide kit

Plant Identification ~ join Rosemary on herbal identification walks through garden, meadow and woodlands

Plant Spirit Medicine ~ learn to deeply connect with the plants and how to work with their spirit and essence

Flower Essences ~ learn to make your own flower essences and how to use these special medicines

Herb Gardening ~ planning, planting and tending your herb garden

Cooking with Herbs ~ Rosemary will share her favorite wild and cultivated herbal recipes.

Using Herbs and Herbal Remedies for Home Health ~ how to put into practice your budding herbal knowledge. We will cover safety issues, dosaging, creating an herbal apothecary for the home, and other essential details that will help you develop your herbal skills. 

An ‘herb camp’ as much as an ‘herb school’, students learn more than seems possible in a few days time, while having a ‘ton of fun’, enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of Sage Mountain and the great company of other herb students.

Registration Information:

$695 includes all classes, materials, recipes, handouts, and field trips, and a delicious lunch daily.

For those wishing to stay at Sage Mountain, there is an additional $150 charge for camping and three hearty & healthy delicious meals daily  (limited indoor lodging in dormitory style rooms available as well).  

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The Shaman’s Path

The Shaman’s Path
with Rocio Alarcon & Rosemary Gladstar
August 29th ~ 31st

Rocio is a remarkable healer, shaman and teacher as well as a beautiful soulful person who has inspired hundreds of people with her healing work.   A native of Ecuador, Rocio shares ceremonies and healing traditions of the Amazon and the Andes.   In this workshop, we’ll learn special healing ceremonies using flowers, herbs, and oils.  How to use plants to remove negative energies. Learn how to ‘see & read’ health conditions in people and how to cleanse the body.   We never quite know what Rocio may teach or share, but it’s always amazing and magical.  Your time spent with her may very well transform your life! Rosemary will offer herb walks, plant meditations, and be here to serve in whatever ways she’s needed.

Registration: $295 includes all activities, food and lodging/camping for the weekend. 

A $100 non-refundable/non transferable deposit is required to hold your place. Starts Friday evening and ends Sunday afternoon.

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The Herbalist Teachers Training Program

The Herbalist Teachers Training Program
with Rosemary Gladstar
September 7th ~ 13th, 2014

Rosemary only offers this program once every few years, and it always fills up quickly.   Have you dreamed of having your own herbal center? Teaching herbalism to students?  Offering events and conferences in your area?  How about Herbal Travel Adventures? Are you already doing so, but not as successful or confident as you wish? Is it possible for you to create ‘right livelihood’ and a good salary doing what you love?!  Absolutely!  In this Herbalist Teacher Training Program, Rosemary will share with you all she’s learned in her long and successful career as an ‘adventure seeking herbalist’. This isn’t a course about herbs, but how to share your herbal passion with your community and the world in a way that brings greater success and joy to you and to those around you.  We’ll discuss business strategies, setting reasonable goals, aligning your calendar with your life style, and other wise practices, but mostly we will learn to access our inner voice, the wise teacher within to empower and inspire that part of ourselves that wants to empower and inspire others. This will most likely be the last time Rosemary offers this course.  Space is limited.

Registration Information: $1375 includes all instructions, handouts, meals and lodging (camping/limited indoor lodging). 

A $200 non-refundable/non transferable deposit required to hold your place.

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Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center & UpS Botanical Sanctuary

P.O. Box 420, E. Barre, VT 05649; 802.479-9825; sage@sagemountain.com; www.sagemountain.com