8:00 am: check in registration
8:15 am: Introduction/Opening Circle, *copaltemaliztl
9:00 am: Guided Nature Immersion Walk: Rooted in the ancient human practice of nature connection that is reflected in Indigenous Knowledge all over the world. Relax, restore, reconnect. You will be given directions, in the form of invitations, that are designed to assist you in slowing down, and finding your own way of being in relationship to nature, land, and place. It is more about being “here”, in the moment, then it is about being “there”. An integrative therapy that can help us to let all of the miscellaneous fall away for the moment, and allow our true selves to emerge, also reminding us of the Interconnection of All Things. Ends with a ceremony of sharing tea made from native plants that have been respectfully foraged in the area.
The Guided nature Immersion Walk will fold into the Flower Essence workshop: Explore this complementary herbal essence therapy. These remedies contain the vibrational energy of flowers, which may improve thoughts, emotions, depression, and ease anxiety and pain. During the Nature Immersion walk you will be invited to mindfully gather plant materials such as flowers, leaves, or bark of a plant that will later be included in the creation of your very own personalized flower essence that you will bottle and take home.
12:30 pm: Closing Circle, *copaltemaliztl
Bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy together in the beautiful outdoors after the closing circle
*copaltemaliztl = burning of copal
Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide, Interdisciplinary Artist, Ceremonial Practitioner.
Dr. Elena Esparza, DC
Barrio Healer, Earth Mother Medicine, Manual Medicine.