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Herbal Medicine and Shamanism Course

  • Duration: 15 days 
  • Dates: Spring and Summer terms
  • Location: Portugal, Europe
  • Applications: open all year-round
  • Overview: An intense introduction to herbal medicine and self-healing passing through the traditions of ancestral medicine and ethnobotany. The first part of the program is focused on Holism, Herbalism and Phytochemistry, while the second part  is focused on Shamanic techniques, Psychedelic Shamanism and Herbal preparations with practical workshops and activities. The aim of the course is to transmit the knowledge and right intentions for preparing the individual for further inner work with the guidance of  plants accordingly to the indigenous rituals and traditions.             A unique opportunity to embrace the work with plants with playfulness and wisdom.
  • Program: Morning meditation and Prana Yama are held every day for about one hour, followed by physical activity (qi-gong, yoga flow, African dance etc), theoretical lessons and practical experience, forest trips for collecting plants,  cacao ceremonies (once per week), rituals and creative arts.  Theoretical classes (44 h) are normally held in the morning while the practical work (36 h) in the afternoon.
  • Food: mainly vegetarian, fermented and delicious home-made food.
  • Accommodation: nice, private house with shared room (max. 6 people) and en-suite bathroom.
  • Facilities: ceremonial and meditation space, access to the river, library, forest paths, gardens, a lab for processing plants, retreat space.
  • Fees: € 1700 including:

-food (3 meals per day)

-accommodation in private house shared room (max. 6 people) with en-suite  bathroom

-theoretical lessons, practical work, forest trips, workshops, field training

-all the educational material in pdf  format

-daily meditation and Prana Yama

-personal advice

-cacao ceremonies (once per week), other ceremonies to be decided

-everything listed under the program

-use of the facilities at the centre

  • Fees do not include: transfers and airline tickets.
  • Spare time: interns have one day off per week where they can go to town and use internet or visit the sorroundings (transfers are managed independently by interns).
  • Discounts: interns have the privilege to get discounts on therapies and retreats and free advice on the physical, emotional and spiritual sphere.
  • Extension of internship: possible after consultation. A 7 day program can be added to deepen the knowledge on Psychotropic Plants and experience a more practical intensive course or a retreat with ceremonies.
  • Extras: a one-day experience to deepen the knowledge on Sound and Healing, different states of Consciousness and how to reach the Trance state with the Dance.

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