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Spring/Summer 2024

The date is set for the Summer Yoga & Herbs Session. hurray! Continuing our popular collaboration with Yoga and Herbs through the seasons, Hannah Embleton-Smith, a highly trained and wonderfully talented yoga teacher and myself would like to announce our Summer session,  

Open to Summer, Yoga & Herb Medicine;  Sunday, 21 st July from 1pm to 5pm at the Beechwood Club, Fishponds, BS16 3TP.

     Price-£40/£30

These workshops blend the element and energy of the season with herbal action and yogic movement. The summer workshop will be celebrating the fire element in its many forms! Within the body it can be recognised as the vital force, that which activates and drives us; it is also the fire of the sun that gives energy to the earth. Fire can represent light, warmth, energy and transformation!.

In the yoga session, Hannah says, 'we will continue to bring environment into body with a yoga practice for all levels. In movement, we celebrate summer’s fire and capacity of transformation that opens us to new possibilities. We'll play with elemental mantra, asana and contemplative meditation, recognising our inner fire as an expression of will, power to transform, and shared vibrancy. To close, we will hold a safe fire ceremony to welcome in transformation'. 

In the herbal section of the afternoon we will look at how the fire energy manifests in the summer plants and how we work with this energy for improved health and healing. We will take a deep dive into the uses, both medicinal and more esoteric, of a handful of these wonderful summer medicinal's. Through our musings, we will touch on an ancient and fundamental principal of herbal treatment; the idea of healing by opposite or similar action, termed, 'Cure by antipathy or sympathy', by Nicholas Culpeper.

There will be herbal tasters and cooling herbal beverages, we will utilise the potent benefits of these plants to demonstrate/make a dream pillow and smudge stick to take away and will see how to prepare a herbal first aid essential!

For more information or to book a place- please contact Helen White

healanherbs@gmail.com or phone- 0117 9655192
or book on line at https://dandelion.events/e/summerherbsyoga

Booking essential

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Market- 8th June, from 12 noon to 4pm I will have a table of my herbal range at, No Boundaries Market, Fishponds Straits Parade, BS16 2LA

I now have an extensive range of herbal products from first aid essentials, like balms and liniments to herbal tea blends and a luxurious moisturising face cream. Not to forget the various aromatic waters including lemon balm and rose, so delightful to use in the summer heat and the range of home produced tinctures (blended with strong vodka, which produces gentle yet potent remedies). Most products have organic ingredients, are hand produced and locally grown.

Come to browse, buy or simply to chat.

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Past Events

Spring Nourish with Yoga & Herbs

 Saturday, 27th April 1.30pm to 5.30pm, Beechwood Club, Beechwood Rd, Fishponds, BS16 3TP, £40/£30

Spring is the time of growth and renewal. Embrace
the rejuvenating energy and flow of the season with
a meditative yoga practice devoted to the water
element and a herbal walk and talk focusing on its
nourishing bounty. We will complete the session with

foraged fare and recipes to take home.

A spring nourish and flow, co-facilitated by yoga teacher
Hannah Embleton-Smith and Helen White, Medical

Herbalist.

    Booking Essential.

For more info or to book-phone 0117 9655192 email healanherbs@gmail.com or book directly using this link, https://dandelion.events/e/springherbsyoga

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Fishponds Community Market

The Crafty Egg Pub, Fishponds Rd BS16 3TT;

1pm to 5pm, 23rd March

Do come along for all your herbal needs, including herbs for stress and tension, herbs for improving sleep and digestion, preparations for seasonal immune boosting and lots more!

I have extended the range of 'Simple Squirts', tinctures; these preparations are made with fresh plant material and extracted in vodka to produce a gentle yet potent herbal preparation. They are used to help with issues such as sleep, anxiety, digestion, allergies and more.  I will have a wide range of herb teas with a various blends including Happy Heart Tea and Energy Tea and plenty of single herb choices such as Astragalus root and Chamomile. Also, first aid essentials and immune boosting formulas including Elderberry and Echinacea Tincture, Sore Throat Spray, Elderberries, herbs for decongesting steams and more. I always have a range of my own herbal hydrosols including delicious lemon balm and sweet scented rose and last but not least, is the rich and nourishing, 'Essential Face Cream'.  

Do come along if you would like to browse, buy, or simply to chat.

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Spring Equinox Herb Walk in Eastville Park

We will meet on Thingwall Park and take a slow wander through one area of the park discussing some of the wonderful spring flora as we go. We will follow a circular route ending where we began. Come and join us to start your learning or to delve deeper into the wonderful healing and nutrition available to us with the spring plants.

Sunday 24th, March at 11am, £7/£5 

Meet at the junction of Elmgrove Road and Thingwall Park (BS16 2AT) for 11am. The session will last approximately an hour. Booking essential. Phone-0117 9655192, Email-healanherbs@gmail.com

Hopefully, the weather will be kind! The walk includes steps and a loose gravel pathway.

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Events: Winter Season 23/24

Winter Wellness with Yoga and Herbs-

Beechwood Club, Beechwood Rd., Fishponds: Sunday, 14th January, from 1.30 to 5pm. Price £40/30

In this workshop I will be collaborating with two excellent and highly qualified yoga teachers, to teach a range of yoga and herbal self care practices designed specifically for the winter period. 

This promises to be a very special event.  

The session will begin with a restorative, meditative yoga practice devoted to the earth element, which we embody in the minerals of our blood and bones. We will consider the quiet invitation of winter's earth, working with mantra, asana, meditation and nidra to recognise ourselves in the season of clearing before renewal. 

The yoga session will be followed by a deep dive into some of the most useful herbs for common winter ailments along with tasters, treats and a nourishing vinegar preparation to make and take away.

Come and find a quiet space; release the stresses and strains which can develop in the winter season.

 

For more information or to book please email healanherbs@gmail.com; or phone 0117 9655192.  Alternatively secure your place using the link below:

http://dandelion.events/e/herbsandyoga

Booking essential

If you need to cancel, please do so at least 48 hours before the workshop to receive a refund. After this time, tickets are non-refundable, but may be gifted to a friend.

2023

Market 25th November: 11am-4pm 

Do come along for all your herbal needs, including herbs for stress and tension, herbs for improving sleep and digestion, preparations for seasonal immune boosting and lots more!

I have extended the range of 'Simple Squirts', tinctures; these preparations are made with fresh plant material and extracted in vodka to produce a gentle yet potent herbal preparation. They are used to help with issues such as sleep, anxiety, digestion, allergies and more.  I will have a wide range of herb teas with a various blends including Happy Heart Tea and Energy Tea and plenty of single herb choices such as Astragalus root and Chamomile. Also, first aid essentials and immune boosting formulas including Elderberry and Echinacea Tincture, Sore Throat Spray, Elderberries, herbs for decongesting steams and more. I always have a range of my own herbal hydrosols including delicious lemon balm and sweet scented rose and last but not least, is the rich and nourishing, 'Essential Face Cream'.  

Do come along if you would like to browse, buy, or simply to chat.

M32 Flea Market, Stapleton Rd, BS5 6PE (by the skateboard park).

23rd September, Autumn Equinox ramble on the Mendips. 

Herb Walk 30th April, 2pm

The delightful golden orbs, which are the flowers of the dandelion, have all decided to open today, well that is how it appears to me! It has prompted me to think about herb walks, and plants that we can gather at this time of year for better health and well being.

On that note I am organising a Spring walk on Purdown on Beltane Eve, 30th April. We have had several walks on this beautiful hillside, however, not as yet in the spring season!. So if you would like to take a slow ramble on this delightful sloping Down and discuss and share stories of the wonders of herbs that we see, then do come along. We can rest at the top, try some herbal brews and enjoy the beautiful view.

 

Sunday 30th April at 2pm at The Old Eastville Library, Muller Rd, BS5 6XP,

Booking Essential, please email to book a place or phone -

0117 9655192- Price £5

Market 25th April: 11am-4pm 

Do come along for all your herbal needs, including herbs for stress and tension, herbs for improving sleep and digestion, preparations for seasonal allergies and lots more!

I have extended the range of 'Simple Squirts', tinctures; these preparations are made with fresh plant material and extracted in vodka to produce a gentle yet potent herbal preparation. They are used to help with issues such as sleep, anxiety, digestion, allergies and more.  i will also have a wide range of herb teas with a few new blends including Happy Heart Tea and Hay Fever tea. Also, first aid essentials and immune boosting formulas including Elderberry and Echinacea Tincture, Sore Throat Spray, Elderberries, herbs for decongesting steams and more. Last but not least, is the rich and nourishing, 'Essential Face Cream'.  

Do come along if you would like to browse, buy, or simply to chat.

M32 Flea Market, Stapleton Rd, BS5 6PE (by the skateboard park).

EVENTS 2022

October and November

Dandelion and Burdock Making Session

Haven Community Garden, Wainbrook Drive, Clay Bottom, BS5 7EG, from 11am to 1pm, on 5th November. £6.50/£5

Come and join in, making, delicious and nourishing, real dandelion & burdock cordial and take a bottle home to enjoy at your leisure.  

I will bring everything we will need apart from all the lovely fresh dandelion roots. This is the time to harvest those wonderful roots, (from pesticide free areas and away from popular 'dog spots') . Use a fork or spade to loosen around and then ease out the root. To wash, I usually leave them soaking for 5 or 10 minutes and then lightly scrub with a pan scrubber. This is a good opportunity to dig out any unwanted (hard to believe) dandelions; from the lawn, borders, allotment etc. About 100gms of root or more, would be ideal. If you are unsure regarding ID and would like to come along, I will bring some extras and I am sure we can harvest a few there and then!

 

If you are unsure of the location, please do get in touch.

Booking essential

Market 29th October, 11am-4pm

 Come along to this months outdoor M32 market: i will be there selling a range of natural, hand-made, herbal and medicinal products. The range includes, organic tea blends, useful to support relaxing sleep, good digestion, energy and more, I will also have the famous Essential Face Cream and a moisturising hand cream; the 'Simple Squirts', range of tinctures for common ailments such as anxiety, colds and flu, my range of first aid ointments and lots more. If you would like to browse, try out, buy or come for a chat, you will be very welcome.

M32 Flea Market, Stapleton Rd, BS5 6PE (by the skateboard park),

29th October 11am to 4pm

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17th July, Sunday: 11am to 1.30pm, Eastville Park: Walk talk and making session.

Another chance to enjoy herbal lore, plant identification and practical medicine making, this time within the environs of Eastville Park. This is a great opportunity to find out about some of the huge array of medicinal herbs which grow all around us. We will meet at the car park and follow a circular walk within the park, identifying and discussing the uses and benefits of some of the plants that we meet. The second part of the session will be held in the old bowling hut at the top end of the park, and will include demonstrations of a couple of herbal preparation techniques for external application and herbal tea tasting.

 

Meet for 11am start on Sunday 17th July, at Eastville Park, carpark:  

 Price is £15/£10. Booking essential

 

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June 11th, Saturday: 2pm to 4.30pm Royate Hill Allotment Site

Walk, talk and ointment making session;

Join us for an afternoon of herbal lore, plant identification and practical medicine making. This is a great opportunity to find out about some of the huge array of medicinal herbs which grow all around us. We will follow a short walk, which will include a tour of a thriving herb garden at the allotment site. Within the session we will also discuss the theory of successful ointment making and give a practical demonstration, in the open, of the process involved. There will be a jar of wonderful herbal salve to take away at the end of the day, also enjoy a cup of herb tea as we relax by the herb garden.                                                 Hopefully, the weather will be kind! The walk includes steps and a loose gravel pathway.  

Meet for 2pm start on Saturday 11th June, at entrance to Royate Hill Community Orchard: 

Enter the allotments on Royate Hill, adjacent to number 45 and continue on the path until you reach the Community Orchard gate, on the left, opposite a small parking area.     

 Price is £17/£12. Booking essential

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20th June, Monday; Solstice walk on Purdown, 6.30 to 8.30pm.

A Magical Midsummer Meander. Come and ramble on this beautiful down on this special eve. We will find midsummer plants, discuss herbal lore, both practical and esoteric and enjoy a herbal brew together! Please register your interest. More details to follow.

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May 21st Saturday, All Saints Spring Fayre: Fishponds; 12noon to 3pm

Do come along to my stall at this event if you would like to purchase any herbal products, including natural creams, for face and hands, first aid ointments, dried herbs, aromatic waters and tinctures, or if you would simply like to chat..

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SATURDAY 30th April 11am to 4pm

M32 Flea Market

Do come along to my regular stall at this event.

I am developing a new range of hand- made 'simples', called Simple Squirts, useful for various ailments, including digestive issues, poor sleep pattern, skin problems and more. Simples use only one herb, thus acting without complication and  allowing you to feel the effect of that single preparation. Mine are all made with vodka and some are blended with fresh plant hydrosol. 

I also offer a range of herbal products, organic, handmade and reasonably priced, including the ever popular Essential Face Cream, moisturising hand cream, tea blends, immune boosting preparations and beautifully scented and medicinal hydrosols. Come and browse or stop for a chat.

Herb Walk and Herbal Vinegar Making 

Meet for 11am start on Saturday 9th April£11/£8.

at entrance to Royate Hill Community Orchard. Eastville.

We will walk a circular trail beyond the allotment site followed by a tour of a thriving herb garden within the site.

There is a rich array of plants to discuss as we go, both edible and medicinal. We will harvest some chosen herbs and can discuss and make a nourishing and tasty herbal vinegar. There will be time for an herb tea as we relax by the herb garden. 

Meeting place-Enter the allotments on Royate Hill, opposite number 45 and continue on the path until you reach the Community Orchard gate, on the left, opposite a small parking area.
Booking essential
The session will last approximately 2 hrs.
Hopefully, the weather will be kind! The walk includes steps and a loose gravel pathway.


Spring Equinox Herb Walk in Eastville Park-

Sunday, 20th March at 11am, £7/£5

We will meet on Thingwall Park and take a slow wander down to the river, follow the path by the side of the water and come up onto the large green of the park via the lake steps. We will discuss some of the wonderful spring flora, with uses both nutritional and medicinal, as we go. The walk will end at the newly refurbished Bowling Green hut, here we can enjoy a tasting of herb teas and a chat.

 

Meet at the junction of Elmgrove Road and Thingwall Park (BS16 2AT) for 11am.

The session will last approximately 2 hours: Booking essential

Hopefully, the weather will be kind! The walk includes steps and a loose gravel pathway.

SATURDAY 26th February 11am to 4pm

M32 Flea Market

Do come along to my regular stall at this event.

I am developing a new range of hand- made 'simples', called Simple Squirts, useful for various ailments, including digestive issues, poor sleep pattern, skin problems and more. Simples use only one herb, thus acting without complication and  allowing you to feel the effect of that single preparation. Mine are all made with vodka and some are blended with fresh plant hydrosol. 

I also offer a range of herbal products, organic, handmade and reasonably priced, including the ever popular Essential Face Cream, moisturising hand cream, tea blends, immune boosting preparations and beautifully scented and medicinal hydrosols. Come and browse or stop for a chat.

Some Past Events 2021

October & November Dates

Autumn herbal Session

17th October, 2pm

A short walk followed by herbal

preparation making with honey and vinegar.

Come on a very short herb walk by the Royate Hill Allotments site

 and visit the newly developing herb garden. There is still plenty

to see and harvest at this time of year and in the second part of this session
we will use some of our herbal harvest to prepare tasty and

useful medicinals using honey and vinegar.

 Both honey and vinegar are wonderful mediums for the extracting of 
medicinal constituents from plants and also add their own nourishing

 and healing gifts to the preparation.

This is an outdoor event, their will be a canopy for the making session.

The session will last approximately 2 hrs:

Meet for 2pm start on Sunday 17th October, at entrance to
Royate Hill Community Orchard, enter the allotments on Royate Hill,
opposite number 45 and continue on the path until you reach the Community Orchard

gate, on the left, opposite a small parking area.
Price is £13/£10. Booking essential

Skin cream making workshop. The Nissen hut/bowling green hut, Eastville Park, 1.30 to 4.30pm Sunday 24th October and Saturday, 13th November, 1.30 to 4.30pm.

Price £30/£24. 

A very popular workshop, focused on the wonderful art of skin cream making. We will discuss the uses of the different natural ingredients, consider recipes for different skin types and purposes and practice the emulsifying process of oil and water to produce a wonderful cream to take home. This workshop is also an introduction to the making of aromatic waters. Making skin creams is not complicated and does not need the addition of any additives or preservatives.

Depending on take up I can run one or both classes; unfortunately there may have to be some necessary juggling with your preferred date! 

Booking Essential

Herb walk on South Purdown, 2pm, 19th September

This is a great opportunity to discuss herbs, have a ramble and enjoy the beautiful view from the top of Purdown. Join me on Sunday 19th September at 2pm at the Old Library, Eastville, £5/£4

South Purdown is a beautiful and little used space, right on our doorstep. The view from the top is worth the walk in itself!. This is the time of harvest, so we will be looking at roots, berries and the last of the summer plants as well.

Booking Essential

Early Summer Session. June 12th; Re-scheduled for 10th July

start 2 pm, roughly 2 hour session. 

Royate Hill Nature Reserve and The Haven Community Garden. 

Come and enjoy a ramble through this small and unique nature reserve. For those of you who joined us in the early spring this will be a chance to revisit the area and experience the many changes. For all, it will be a glimpse into the uses and benefits of  wonderful wild plants. We will follow a path to, The Haven Community Garden, spend time with some fine medicinals in the herb patch and end with a making session; this will include a review of the process and an opportunity to make your own herbal preparation.

Price:- £13/£10

This is an outdoor event. The walk includes steps and a loose gravel pathway.

Booking essential; Contact-healanherbs@gmail.com

 

Late Spring Herbal Session-Fully Booked-

Saturday 22nd May, 2pm to 4pm. Meet at Royate Hill Community Garden, Fishponds.

Come to the Royate Hill allotments for a wander and a discussion of the rich array of plants growing both around the site and within the allotment area. We will also spend time in a beautifully developing herb garden on site and will discuss some of the fine medicinal plants growing there. The final part of the session will include a brief review of the process for making various herbal preparations, some tasting, followed by harvesting and making our own spring tonic vinegar.

Price:- £10/£7

This is an outdoor event. The walk includes steps and a loose gravel pathway.

Booking essential; Contact-healanherbs@gmail.com

SATURDAY 29th May 11am to 4pm

M32 Flea Market

I will be here  with a range of herbal products, organic, handmade and reasonably priced. I am hoping to be offering a couple of new lines this month, including a light and moisturising hand cream, with the scent of summer flowers, and a new tea blend, both soothing and healing to the lining of the digestive tract. I will be sharing the stall with a fine tincture maker, he will be selling some of his wonderful medicinal blends including sleep and anxiety blends, tinctures for improved immunity and much more.

Spring Herbal Session-Fully Booked

In celebration, of the Equinox and the arrival of spring I have organised a herb walk with a short making session afterwards at The Haven, Royate Hill, BS5 7EG. More info below including a leaflet! Places are booking up fast!

Events 2020

SATURDAY 31ST OCTOBER 11am to 4pm

M32 Flea Market

I will be doing a stall at the M32 Flea Market on Saturday the 31st October, 11am to 4pm. 

Do come along and stock up on herbs and remedies for winter immunity. Including Elderberry and Echinacea Tincture, Sore Throat Spray, Chest Rub, and loose herbs to use for teas, steam baths and nourishing drinks. I have made a batch of Soothe and Protect, a great all round cream for nourishing dry and chapped skin. I will also have my regular favourites such as Aromatic Waters, First Aid balms and last but not least, the very popular Essential Face Cream, made with only natural ingredients including rose water, cacao butter and aloe vera gel.

 

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