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2nd APPRENTICESHIP IN HEALING HERBS AND MEDICINE MUSIC
incorporating Ayurvedic Knowledge with Annes McIntyre and Shamanic Firewalk Ceremony with Fiona McKenzie
Sun 10th Sept - Sun 8th Oct 2017
with Medical Herbalist Maureen Robertson MNIMH and Jose Melo Musician and Song Writer

Come and spend a month in the life of a Herbalist and Medicine Musician on Quinta Melilotus, a working Herb Farm, Lagos, south west Algarve, Portugal.
 

Make going back to the land and your roots a reality by learning how to identify, grow, harvest and make beautiful medicinal plant preparations which you can apply safely and effectively to common conditions for yourself, family and friends. Delight in making delicious, easy to make recipes from nutritious plant based super foods and bathe in the healing resonance of medicine music and harmonious music for the soul.
 

Join us for some sun before the winter and a practical, hands-on experience in self healing and self reliance working and learning alongside Maureen and Jose on their land just minutes from the historic coastal town of Lagos, sandy beaches and cliff walks amongst West Algarve's unique flora.

THE PLACE

Quinta Melilotus is set in 6.6ha of almond, fig and olive groves and the new herb and vegetable gardens where you will be learning and eating from. We are near a river bed set in the campo yet within walking distance of two nearby villages and just minutes drive from multiple sandy beaches, secret coves, fascinating rock formations and caves and stunning cliff walks as well as the bustling town of Lagos with all its modern amenities set within the backdrop of its ancient town walls, marina and winding cobblestone streets.

This will be a rustic down to earth experience where you will have your own wooden cabin or caravan on site near a shared shower block and compost toilet with access to the internet in the communal kitchen/living area and quiet time in the meditation area/sacred space of the geodesic dome. Bicycles are available for exploring the local surrounds and you will have access to a working herbal dispensary where you will have the opportunity to undertake pharmacy activities and dispensing of herbal medicines.

THE PEOPLE

MAUREEN has nearly 25 years of experience working with herbs and sharing the Green knowledge. She co-founded the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine in 1992 offering courses from introductory to professional training at BSc and MSc degree level.

At the same time she encountered Goethe's way of studying "the Holy Open Book of Nature" as shared by Rudolf Steiner and discovered an approach of wholeness to studying plants, landscape and natural phenomena. She developed a clinical application of Goethe's method which shaped her herbal practice and the way she supports the healing process for the people she works with.

In 2012 she established the Herbal Apprenticeship at Drimlabarra Herb Farm, Isle of Arran, Scotland which she ran for 4 years before relocating to Portugal.

Her travels in Peru and Ecuador meeting shamans and teacher plants helped create a deepening into the interior world of self healing and the shamanic practices which aid these processes are now an integral part of her approach to purification and rejuvenation.

JOSE has been involved in music since his first successful punk rock band as a teenager in Sintra which had a strong following for many years and made a number of recordings. He quickly moved into working with the uplifting, feel-good beat of ambient electronic music which he composed and produced as a professional musician for several record labels and  performed as an internationally acclaimed musical artist DJ for over a decade.


Performing to a live crowd gave him the knowledge of how music influences emotions, the sense of well being and connection to the whole.

His musical expression is continually evolving as he is continuously looking for new ways of communicating through music to now embrace the deep healing resonance phenomena of medicine songs and the healing frequencies of plant spirit vibrational medicine, especially to the essential oils and the aromatic herbs whose high frequency vibration has a commonality to harmonious musical resonance.

His warm, easy going and caring approach allows people working with him to relax into their own healing through close encounters with teacher plants and allies.


 

The Herbal Path Course 2017

with Medical Herbalist Maureen Robertson MNIMH and Jose Melo Musician and Song Writer

 

Sat 25th March to
Sun 2nd April 2017

 

Come and join us on the next part of our Journey together as Pilgrims on the Herbal Path on our new land near Lagos, Algarve.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Bendle (Herbalist UK) Herbs to support Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • Stella Hogberg (Herbalist Sweden) Herbs and Massage for Lymphatic Cleansing

  • Cat Guarani Kaiowá (Practical Herbal Medicine, Portugal)

  • Fernanda Botelho (Portugal) tbc

  • International Sound Healing Therapist and Medicine Musician tbc.

2nd Herbal Apprenticeship in Healing Herbs and Medicine Music 2017

with Medical Herbalist Maureen Robertson MNIMH and Jose Melo Musician and Song Writer

 

Sun 10th Sept to Sun 8th Oct 2017

 

     Come and spend a month in the life of a Herbalist and Medicine Musician on Quinta Melilotus, a working Herb Farm, just 15mins from Lagos, south west Algarve, Portugal Join us for a unique experience working and learning alongside Maureen and Jose on their land just minutes from historic coastal town of Lagos, sandy beaches and cliff walks amongst West Algarve's unique flora. Quinta Melilotus is based on 6.6ha of almond, fig and olive groves and the new herb and vegetable gardens where you will be working and eating from.

Guest Speakers:

  • Anne McIntyre (Ayurvedic Herbalist, UK)

  • Fiona McKenzie (Healing Artist, UK)

  • Maureen Robertson (Medical Herbalist, PT&UK)

  • Jose' Melo (Musician, Song Writer, PT)

2nd Herbal Apprenticeship in Healing Herbs and Medicine Music 2017

with Medical Herbalist Maureen Robertson MNIMH and Jose Melo Musician and Song Writer

 

Sun 10th Sept to Sun 8th Oct 2017

 

     Come and spend a month in the life of a Herbalist and Medicine Musician on Quinta Melilotus, a working Herb Farm, just 15mins from Lagos, south west Algarve, Portugal Join us for a unique experience working and learning alongside Maureen and Jose on their land just minutes from historic coastal town of Lagos, sandy beaches and cliff walks amongst West Algarve's unique flora. Quinta Melilotus is based on 6.6ha of almond, fig and olive groves and the new herb and vegetable gardens where you will be working and eating from.

Guest Speakers:

  • Anne McIntyre (Ayurvedic Herbalist, UK)

  • Fiona McKenzie (Healing Artist, UK)

  • Maureen Robertson (Medical Herbalist, PT&UK)

  • Jose' Melo (Musician, Song Writer, PT)

THE PLANTS

We are blessed with abundance of almonds, figs and olives on the land and our own water supply ensures easy cultivation of herbs and vegetables which are grown together as companion planting. We also follow Biodynamic principles of planting and harvesting by the moon and with the amazing Algarve climate we have a year round supply of fresh greens. Our new herb medicine wheel provides a working medicine garden as well as an outdoor teaching space where we follow the whole medicine making process from seed to final preparation thus infusing healing energy and intention from start to finish.



THE PROGRAMME

The Apprenticeship in Healing Herbs and Medicine Music is offered over the period of a month from Sun 10th Sept to Sun 8th Oct 2017 and is limited to 4 places.

It is aimed at people who want to become more self reliant in the way of using plants as medicine and food and to be part of the self sustainability needed for our own health and that of the planet. The apprenticeship will immerse you in a month of herbal living, give you tools for learning how to grow your own herbs and food and how to grow, create and use your own herbal dispensary. Dive deeper towards communication into the world of plant consciousness through herb tasting, meditations and the vibrational energetics of plant communication through medicine preparations, medicine songs and ceremony.

What it includes:
* 3 day Ayurvedic Medicine Seminar with Anne McIntyre (Fri 15th - Sun 17th Sept which can be taken as a stand alone course),

*3 day Shamanic Firewalk Initiation with Fiona McKenzie (Fri 6th - Sun 8th Oct which can be taken as a stand alone course).
* an additional 8 days tutorials totalling 64 hours of face to face teaching,
* 2 field trips: one to Sagres point, the furthest south westerly point of mainland Europe and the unique flora of the west Atlantic coast and the other to Monchique mountains with its natural swimming pools and springs to collect nascent therapeutic water,
* an individual consultation sessions with Maureen with a follow up session continuing after the course,
* Course material in electronic format,
* study and reading guide,
* all food and own accommodation (cabin/caravan) or the cheaper option of camping.
* Concert/Ceremony of Sacred Medicine Songs in honour of the plants.

See more details of the programme here http://www.theherbalpath.net/apprenticeship-programme-details



VALUE EXCHANGE

Total value for the Apprenticeship with your own cabin is 1900 euros. Value is 1700 euros for bringing your own tent and camping.

If you would like to be part of this exciting new initiative, please send a short description of how you think it is the right path for you and we will send you an application form. If your application is successful, you will be invited for an interview on site if distance permits, or by skype otherwise.

Because of the small numbers involved, we need to ask for a 500 euro non-refundable deposit to secure your place and the balance to be paid by  4th Aug 2017.


 

OUR APPROACH

We follow an energetic approach to herbal practice and the traditions of the Medicine Wheel following the four cardinal points of North, South, East & West, the seasons of the year and the seasons of life based on the 5 elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether.

We work with constitutional temperaments of people, plants and foods with a particular emphasis on the principles of Ayurveda and Humoral medicine.

Our continual deepening of respect and workings with Shamanic processes helps bring ceremonial insights into healing and soul purpose and the Goethean approach brings a true sense of wholeness to learning from, plants, the landscape and each other.

"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

                                                                                                            J W von Goethe

"When you recite a mantra, you make yourself positive, pure and your vibration is very penetrating"

Yogi Bhajan

 

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