Tea ceremony is an ancient way of honoring the Tea plant, Camellia sinensis.
Tea meditation is a practice devoted to sipping, tasting, smelling, feeling and sensing the plants.
It is a way of knowing the plants through our own divine senses.
The best way to learn about the plants is from the plants themselves.
When we work with the leaves and flowers we make an infusion.
When we work with the bark, roots, rhizomes and resins we make a decoction.
When we sip we bring all of our awareness into that very moment, noticing, feeling and sensing.
The highest wisdom will come from your direct experience with the plants,
Herbal Workshops & Retreats
'In some Native languages the term for plants translates to 'those who take care of us.'
Join Angela Sarah of Wild Beauty Ayurveda for Weekend Herbal Immersions, One Day Workshops, and Personal Retreats on the Beautiful Coast of California.
Infused Herbal Oil
Sage Mountain 2006
Ayurvedic Herbal Summer Immersions
Session 1: Calendula Love July 21-23
Session 2: Elderberry Magic August 18-20
Wild Beauty Ayurvedic Herbal Immersions are seasonal weekend gatherings for women to retreat, relax, be nourished, and taught the ancient art of wise woman traditions of healing.
These gatherings are held on 6 quiet, secluded Beautiful acres in SLO county where we have a loving community of people, pets, medicinal herb gardens, a labyrinth, a cozy charming cabin, plenty of space for tent or car camping, solar powered showers, outdoor community kitchen, hiking, local hots springs, and the beloved pacific ocean nearby.
Every Retreat Includes:
Two nights, and three days of immersing oneself into a slower pace of life where Nature resides, and her wisdom is revealed. We will infuse ourselves in community, learning the ancient healing arts of Ayurvedic & Herbal Wisdom. You will receive five nourishing meals sourced and inspired from our local farmers market and wild medicinal plants when in season, daily herbal teas, magical elixirs, all medicine making supplies, and over 10 hours of instruction.
Are an additional cost.
Car or tent camping $50 for 2 nights
Cabin rental is $200 for 2 nights, and sleeps 3 people.
Commuting and local hotels are also an option.
3-6pm Check in
7-9pm Opening Fire Circle & Tea Ceremony
10pm Quiet Time
9-12 noon Medicine Making & Plant Communication
1:30-4:30 Free Time (soak, massage, hike, walk the labyrinth, rest, read, journal)
6:30-8:30pm Fire Circle & Elixir Making
10pm Quiet Time
9-11 Medicine Making & Plant Communication
11-12 Closing Circle
Ayurvedic & Herbal Weekend Immersions:
Open to 10
*take $75 off when signed up for 2 immersions
July will be devoted to the Beauty and Medicine of Calendula.
We will harvest calendula from the garden and make herbal body oils, an all purpose healing salve, medicinal tea and sprinkle her golden petals on our food.
We will also experiment with some natural dyeing.
August will be devoted to the magic and folklore of Elderberry.
We will work with locally and ethically wildcrafted Elderberry from SLO county,
make elderberry syrup, elderberry elixirs, cordials, tincture, elder flower facial steams,
and elderberry scones.