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(Black Mountain, NC) Focusing on herbal education, nourishing foods and women’s empowerment, women from across the Southeast gather for the 9th annual Southeast Women’s Herbal Conference October 11-13, at Lake Eden in scenic Black Mountain, NC. The conference, which has grown to over 1,000 participants will host special national guests Susun Weed, Sally Fallon Morell, Pam Montgomery, and Rachel Bagby.
A women’s only weekend dedicated to weaving a new paradigm of health and wholeness, the conference is a yearly favorite for many participants. As Deborah Schneider, a past participant from Georgia relates, “This is truly the best conference and one I attend year after year after year after year. The teachers are wonderful, the women are incredible, and the space is amazing! Pure nourishment for the mind, body and soul!"
The Conference’s foundations lie in the Wise Woman Tradition - the most ancient of all healing paths with a lineage of granny healers, midwives, and family medicine that combine to make healthcare accessible, inexpensive, effective, and safe. Including 70 classes by more than 40 teachers, workshops range from beginner to advanced and cover topics such as herb walks, Do-It-Yourself medicine, women’s empowerment, traditional health and healing, nutritional foods, sacred sexuality, and more.
“Women are hungry for this knowledge. The conference offers an opportunity for them to steep themselves in teachings which encourage them to take charge of their health and their lives,” says conference Director, Corinna Wood.
This year the conference features several nationally renowned teachers. Susun Weed, who holds the voice of the Wise Woman Tradition. Rachel Bagby, who teaches women to find and liberate their voices while also bringing a perspective of racial and cultural diversity. Sally Fallon Morell, who is the author of Nourishing Traditions and guides women on the importance of a diet rich in whole foods and deep nourishment. Pam Montgomery is an herbal elder who reminds women how to work with plant allies.
“We stand on the shoulders of these amazing grandmothers, just as they stand on the shoulders of the grandmothers before them. Together we weave a web of wise women dedicated to a new paradigm of health and wholeness for ourselves and the earth,” continued Wood.
In addition to regular classes, this year’s conference brings evening celebrations, which includes music, community building, children’s programs, and more. CEU’s are available for nurses.
Community sponsors include Red Moon Herbs, Chattanooga/Knoxville Natural Awakenings, French Broad Food Co-op, The Laurel of Asheville, Western North Carolina Woman, Asheville Chamber of Commerce, Flagpole, Traditional Medicinals, WNC & N.GA Natural Awakenings, Frontier, Mountain Rose Herbs, United Plant Savers and Mountain Xpress.
Cost for the conference is $280 until August 16th and $305 thereafter with additional costs for meals, lodging, and intensives. For more informationwww.sewisewomen.com 877-SEWOMEN.