TOBACCO CESSATION PROGRAM/RETREAT - Coming 2024
Tobacco/Nicotine addiction is a harmful disorder that affects many people and can be difficult to treat. Yet Tobacco is a powerful and sacred plant for many indigenous cultures throughout the world. In the Americas, Tobacco is tied to colonization, slavery, and the decimation of indigenous cultures and practices. Through the colonial lens, Tobacco has been bastardized and presented in capitalist, consumerist culture as cigarettes and nicotine products, which are far removed from the true essence and function of this sacred plant.
Through education, therapeutic guidance and ritual this program will focus on
empowering you with healing practices and strategies to shift your relationship with cigarette and nicotine consumption, by shifting your relationship with this sacred plant medicine and equipping you with practices, tools, and support in your healing journey from addiction.
This retreat will be held over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) and will include the following:
~ Camping or glamping (for an additional fee) accommodations at the Liberation Pathways Farms and Healing Space
~ Education regarding the history of Tobacco as a sacred medicine and its history of colonization
~ Education regarding the physiology of addiction, specifically to nicotine
~ Exploration of ancestral lineage, historical/intergenerational trauma
~ Introduction and exploration of Western Attachment Theory and Indigenous Attachment model as they relate to addiction
~ Three Cacao and Tobacco Ceremonies
~ Group work: movement, embodiment practices, yoga, meditation, breathwork, group acupuncture, song circles, grief work
~ All meals and detox assistance with herbal teas, tinctures and nutrition support
~ Three months of weekly online support group for maintenance guided by a licensed therapist
Coming 2024 in the Umpqua River Basin, Oregon.
SACRED CONNECTION RETREAT - Coming 2024
The Sacred Connection Retreat is offered to those who have already taken the self-paced Sacred Connection Course. It is an opportunity to deepen our connection to each other, explore possibilities for modern village creation, commune with the vast web of life via ritual, time spent in nature, ancestral practice, grief work, and communion with our plant allies.
The retreat will take place at the Liberation Pathways Farms and Healing Space and will include camping or glamping (for an additional fee) accommodations, one to one consultations, group work, and a deeper experiential exploration of the pathways toward Sacred Connection.
You can find more information about the Sacred Connection Course here.
ANNUAL SACRED PLANT MEDICINE RETREAT
Jaen, Peru - 2024
Discover the transformational healing power of a plant medicine retreat with a respected and loved Maestra Vegetalista, a lineage teacher from Peru. This retreat takes place in the beautiful land of Jaen, Peru, amidst lush plant and flower gardens. It is a traditional “dieta” in which we diet from activities and foods to support our work with the plants, maximizing and deepening our experiences. Expect to spend time in solitude integrating the wisdom, healing and insights gained, while communing with mother nature. This is not a luxurious vacation, but a worthy and intense rite of passage for those ready to embark in this deep spiritual work in the homeland of the plants. Retreat length is 7 days with 4 ceremonies and does not include travel days.
The retreat is all inclusive (meals and rustic cabins). It does not include airfare or hotel
stay in Lima (for arrival and departure), or transportation to and from the airport. Cost is $1,800 per person.
Please note that this specific journey will be prioritizing Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) as these groups rarely get to enjoy the privilege of retreats of this type. That said, it will be a mixed space that will include White allies/accomplices, who are far along in their understanding of Social Justice and the impact of colonization and systemic racism on Black and Brown bodies.
This retreat is by application only. Group is limited to 16 participants. To apply, please fill out this form.