Beyond Resolutions: The Medicine of Winter Workshop*
w/ Jess Turner, Laura Ruocco, & Avi-Rose
The start of winter and the new year offer moments ripe for reflection, resolve and re-dedication. At this time of year we find ourselves asking : where am I placing my energy? To whom and what am I committed?
On Saturday, December 29 join herbalists Avi-Rose, Laura Ruocco and Jess Turner for Beyond Resolutions: an afternoon of medicine-making, movement, breathwork, insight and reflection to support you as you fortify your rhythms for the new year. During this workshop we will actively resist the harmful messaging of upper-middle class boutique wellness culture so rampant this time of year by tuning into the wisdom that the Earth offers in the quiet of winter.
Beyond Resolutions is part of a yearlong, 4-season workshop series focused on healing—not fixing; of self and community love—not shove; and grounding. Let’s shore up our reserves so that we can show up for our communities and our movements!
Sliding Scale $40 – $100 No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds (NOTA)
$20 Deposit required to secure your spot; if you cannot afford the deposit please call us to reserve your spot.
Jess Turner is a Black herbalist, urban farmer and educator who was raised in a working-class family in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay watershed, where her love of the plant world began. Her herbal practice is centered on helping marginalized communities build resilience through land-based healing practices. She has farmed and studied plants in Hawai’i, Saint Croix, North Carolina, Puerto Rico and the Hudson Valley.
Laura Marie Ruocco is a Brooklyn based herbalist. She believes that helping to reconnect people with plant medicine is an integral to the work of healing ourselves and healing the earth. She has studied herbal medicine in NYC since 2010, and more recently learned from the plants in the forests, open fields, and wetlands of upstate New York. More info at www.lauramarie.org
Avi-Rose, MS, E-RYT 200, is a Jewish & Queer community-based educator, researcher, project coordinator, and multi-modal health & well-being clinician. Their roots & realities include a tangle of working class lessons, artistic lineage, inter-generational trauma, white-skin privilege, and immeasurable resilience and laughter. Rising from and growing within these contexts, Avi-Rose dedicates their efforts to cultivating justice & joy in all they do.
The seeds of respect for learning with & from plants were first planted here at Third Root in 2009: Countless seasons, mentors, classroom & earth based lessons later, they have woven a vitalist herbal framework with multiple modalities and an anti-oppression approach in their work of supporting individual & collective healing. As an educator and clinician, they value creating accessible & generative space to both offer knowledge and support others in accessing their own insights & relationships with political analysis, their bodies, and the earth.