The Language of Tropical Flowers & Medicinal Plants in Costa Rica

February 19-26, 2019

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plant healers in paradise...

Cacao, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Ginger, Turmeric, Hibiscus, Neem and Passionflower! A handful of herbs that we as herbalists and plant healers work with nearly everyday but may not have had the opportunity to get to know intimately in our own climate, but grow feverishly in Costa Rica.

Join us in the abundant Talamanca region of Costa Rica for this in depth immersion into The Language of Flowers & Medicinal Plants.  While we will be working directly with the beautiful tropical flowers that surround us, participants will learn skills that are applicable across the globe. Most of our time will be spent outside working directly with the abundant flowers and plants that surround us in coastal Talamanca as well as participating in local cultural activities, hikes, plant walks, cooking classes, and more!

Additional Activities: 
Visit to local farmer market, jungle hike with local naturalist, visit to local indigenous BriBri traditional chocolate and medicinal plant tour, Afro-Costa Rican medicinal plant walk, Bushmedicine of the Caribe Sur class. There will be plenty of time to hang out on the Caribbean Sea, just one block from our outdoor classroom! 

Our tours are based out of Wild Ginger Community Herbal Center (formally Centro Ashé). Wild Ginger Community Herbal Center is located on the south Caribbean side of Costa Rica in a region called Talamanca.  

Students will receive 50 certificate hours in Tropical Herbalism from Twin Star Herbal Education.

Tuesday February 19, 2019
2:30 PM Group Meets at Juan Santamaria Airport in San Jose Costa Rica & Departs for Manzanillo  (try to get flights arriving no later that 1pm)
8:30 Arrival at Centro Ashé   

Wednesday February 20, 2019
8:30 am Breakfast
9:30 - Orientation/Opening Ceremony
12:30 pm Group Lunch
1:30- 5:30 The Language of Flowers, , Flower Crowns with Lupo
Plant Signatures of Flowers & Botanical Drawing
6:00 Group Dinner
*Breakfast, lunch and dinner included this day

Thursday February 21, 2019
8:30am Breakfast
9:30 - Heart Coherence, Felt Sensation & Plant Communication with Lupo
12:30 Group Lunch
1:30 At Home with the Flowers & Bush Medicine, Tropical Remedies with Molly & Lupo
6:00 Group Dinner
*Breakfast, lunch and dinner included this day

Friday February 22, 2019
7:00 am Plant Walk & Traditional Afro-Caribbean Herbalism with Local Herbalist Alda
8:30 Breakfast
9:00 Floral Energy Healing - Using Flowers to Support the Chakras & Energy Body
12:30 Group Lunch
2:00-6:00 Plant Spirit Bathing, Limpias & Flower Essences with Lupo
Group Dinner
*Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided this day

Saturday February 23, 2019
8:45 Breakfast
9:30 am Leave to go to Puerto Viejo Farmers Market - Meet Local Farmers, See Local Tropical Produce!
Free Day to Relax and Have Fun, explore Puerto Viejo! (with a few Flower projects interwoven)
*Breakfast included on this day

Sunday February 24, 2019
9:00 am Breakfast
9:45 - 3:30  Indigenous Bri Bri Medicinal Plant Tour & Chocolate Making and Waterfall Visit
6:00 Group Dinner
*Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided on this day

Monday February 25, 2019
7:00 - Breakfast
7:30-12:00pm Jungle Hike in Gandoca-Manzanillo Reserve
12:30 Group Lunch
1:00 Plant Spirit Healing Ceremony
5:30 Group Despedida Dinner and Closing
*Breakfast lunch and dinner provided on this day

Tuesday February 26, 2019
4:30am Group Shuttle Leaves to San Jose Airport (estimated arrival at 9:30 am to airport - we cannot guarantee road conditions or traffic so cannot be held responsible for missed flights. We recommend booking flights no earlier than 12:30pm that day, again the arrival time is not a guarantee due to circumstances out of our control)

Cost: $1675 per person, $200 deposit secures your spot
*all payments are final, non-refundabe and non-transferable

Register HERE

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