How can making and wearing lei boost immunity and support optimum health?
Flower and plant rituals throughout the world acknowledge the power of our skin and olfactory system to transmit phyto-chemicals into the bloodstream, directly affecting our nervous system. By handling flowers and plants with our hands and eyes we directly engage with nature and benefit from this connection.
In ancient times medicine was administered through flower and root baths, herbal poultices, and the wearing of plants on the body. The act of 'listening to incense' or 'listening to flowers' through the respiratory and olfactory bulb has clinically proven effects on our body's major systems. Wearing plants as medicine elevates the revered cultural practice into a healing modality; it is not only beautiful, but creates a powerful, effective, and intimate connection with the forest, the garden, and the coastline.
Everyone loves the look of lei, but what if its constituents were all medicinal plants and flowers? What if the lei itself was the medicine we most need? Gentle, slow, penetrating healing?
Approaching lei-making from a wellness perspective, you will learn how this therapeutic methodology heals both the maker and wearer of the lei. Using medicinal healing plants and flowers, join Kaua`i certified Herbalist, Keya Guimarães, in a personalized lei-making experience with intention.
In this workshop, you will:
Can’t make the date? Private workshops can be held for 2-10 people, at a location convenient to you. All materials will be provided. Pricing varies depending on group size.
DATE: August 2, 2020
PRICE: $40, includes all lei-making materials & herbal tea
Notes on responsible gathering: The capacity of our workshop is 12 people.
We will observe healthy physical distancing, and will be in an outdoor location with plenty of fresh air between us!
Masks are optional and we ask participants be at least 12+ years old to attend.
Contact Keya with questions:
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