Herbal Medicine Events in the Aude
The Aude is a department in the south of France. The department is named after the River Aude. The Aude runs through from the Pyrenean mountains to the Mediterranean sea. This area is also known as Cathar country and has a fascinating history. The Aude landscape is stunning. A fabulous location to learn about the medicinal virtues of nature.
I strongly believe knowledge of medicinal plants is part of an innate ability we all have to help us look after our own health. We just need to rekindle that ability. Due to this belief I am passionate in teaching the medicinal virtues of wildflowers, herbs and other plants so that, as an individual, you can gain confidence in their use.
I studied herbal medicine and achieved a BSc (Hons). In addition I have a diploma in aromatherapy and essential oil science. I have taken and passed the City and Guilds Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector Award. This qualification is required in the UK to gain the knowledge and skills required to enter teaching for the 16+ group. This teaching qualification, combined with my herbal degree and clinical aromatherapy diploma, provide the skills to impart my passion.
Workshops, walks and courses are designed to be relaxed and light-hearted. On workshops and courses herb tastings give the opportunity to actually taste the plants and learn first hand about their medicinal virtues. We look at some entertaining folklore and mysticism as well as scientific research. I impart personal anecdotes and historical tales. I have even been known to recite a fun little ditty or poem.
Herbal Courses, Workshops and Walks
So if interested in attending future herbal courses, workshops or herb walks in this beautiful part of the world, please sign up here.
Furthermore if you seek a particular theme for a walk or workshop please contact me via the Contact Form. I will be happy to consider any suggestions. I like to keep workshops small so everyone can get the most out of the event. If you have a few friends and would be interested in arranging a private workshop together please do get in contact.
In the past I have enjoyed the challenge of many suggestions. These have included a talk on “An introduction to herbal medicine” and a lecture on “Natural Menopause”. I have also taken themed herb walks. I spent a particularly enjoyable midsummer eve on a walk with a Shakespearean theme! This focused on the medicinal and folkloric uses of herbs from his plays. Early spring I spent a thoroughly enjoyable morning workshop with a wonderfully enthusiastic group looking at Medicinal Trees. We also drank some tree teas.
Finally if you would like to read reviews or find out about any previous events, or the future schedule, please refer to ‘Thyme’ to Learn.
A few photographs from a variety of herbal courses, workshops and walks here in the Aude: