Earth and Moon Cycles Program
Mondays, April 9 – May 14 || 6:30am – 8:30pm
Non-Disclosed Location || Portland, OR
$300 || Ages 18 & Up
Join Lara Pacheco and Kate Coulton of Seed and Thistle Apothecary and Rewild Portland to connect deeply with the womb, earth and moon cycles through herbal crafting, medicine, art and ceremony. Each week we will focus on one phase of the menstrual cycle, corresponding moon cycle and associated Element. There will be information on the physiological process as well as lore and archetypal themes. We will also work with 1-2 plants associated with each cycle and make some medicine that participants will take home. We will also do some guided meditation to cultivate a deeper relationship with our bodies. Anyone is welcome who has interest to learn and explore more these cycles.
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Lara is a clinical herbalist who founded Seed and Thistle Apothecary, which offers a monthly herbal subscription of seasonally based herbal preparations from plants she grows and ethically wildcrafts. Within this model, she also offers consultations and customized options where individuals are matched with specific plant medicine to help support their health. Lara is a Latina community organizer and teaches classes, builds gardens, and advocacy around women’s health and access to alternative medicine for the underserved. Lara learned from the plants originally in the farm and field then pursued further studies in the Pacific Northwest with the School of Traditional Western Herbalism and worked with Scott Kloos for his one time offering of the Cascadia Folk Medicine Herbal Apprenticeship.
Kate first developed a passion for nature at a young age when she pondered the extreme efforts of people in her community to eradicate the dandelion. While studying Cultural Anthropology in Montana she became fascinated with traditional healing practices of the region and around the world. After traveling she decided to settle in the Pacific Northwest. Many great teachers and opportunities arrived including a Permaculture design certification course, the Elderberry School of Botanical Medicine and the School of Forest Medicine Immersion program. Kate currently works with Scott Kloos at Cascadia Folk Medicine. She has experience teaching people of all ages and particularly enjoys working with children and young adults. She believes the natural world around us is a great ally in times of transition. Expressing deepest gratitude to the plants for their ancient wisdom, healing abilities and their very existence as an individual is essential to her practices.