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Preconference Intensives

2024 Preconference Workshops

Preconference Sessions are intimate workshops held on Thursday evening (4.00-7.00pm), before the official Conference begins.

Arrive early and enjoy a bonus presentation from

one of Australia's leading Educators.

 

Purchase a $85 upgrade Preconference Package when you register your ticket.

 

Preconference Package includes 

  • Early arrival on Thursday (from 2pm)

  • Thursday dinner

  • Friday breakfast

  • Your choice of Intensive Workshop on Thursday evening (4.00-7.00pm)

If you've already purchased a Preconference, but haven't made your selection - just click on the Option Button of your choice to open an email for sending us your preference. 

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Learn with some of Australia's most respected educators 

Dreaming Ourselves Here
Laura-Doe &
Kaggi Valentine
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Tatiana Lustre Dawn &
Stephanie Hazel 
Honouring the Plants
as Teachers 
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A deeply nourishing ritual, connecting us with our wombs, our hearts, the Earth and one another as we land on Darug country and transition into the potent cauldron of the Wise Women’s Gathering.

Join Women’s Mystery facilitators and Pleasure Activists Laura-Doe Harris of the yOniversity and Kaggi Valentine of 13 Moons Blood Mysteries as we tap into our inner wisdom, dropping deep, slowing down, and feeling into the opportunity for community and connection that lies ahead.
 
This ritual will take us on an alchemical journey, inviting us to soften and relax in the safety of the sisterhood circle, creating the space we need to hear our body’s wisdom. and create our intentions for our time together.
 
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Dreaming Ourselves Here 
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Are plants simply useful chemical tools to be harnessed for human healing, or something much deeper? Your heart already knows the answer!
Join Tatiana Lustre Dawn and Stephanie Hazel of The Elder Tree to explore the age-old relationship between plants and healers - one that is practical, mystical and most definitely mutual. 
Part seminar, part exploratory workshop, this session aims to uncover the ways we can honour the plants ever-more-deeply as teachers in our lives and in our practice.

 

Living in a post-reductionist world, swimming against the tide of mechanistic thinking that turns both human bodies and medicine plants into machines can be challenging. In a time when data is king, learning to listen to plants with the heart and honour the plants we work with as truly living teachers takes courage. Ritual, reverence and cultivating the art of deep listening is key.

 

We will unravel the layers of disconnect that have become deeply embedded in modern society and find our way back into living in reciprocity with the plants.  We will look at the importance of bringing the sacred into our work with the plants, the importance of ritual and ceremony, as well as the importance of stillness and deep listening.

 

Topics will be explored through small group dialogue and embodied practices, covering:

•⁠  ⁠current state of plant-herbalist relationship in Australian herbalism

•⁠  ⁠⁠reductionism and the loss of plant spirits

•⁠  ⁠⁠animism and the living world

•⁠  ⁠⁠deep listening to plants

•⁠  ⁠⁠single plant use vs formulas

•⁠  ⁠⁠sacred properties of plants and personal transformation

•⁠  ⁠⁠ritual & reverence

Honouring the Plants as Teachers
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