• January 3, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The New Year is upon us, and the motivation to start our journey fresh by creating new commitments to ourselves is strong. However, many of us have felt defeated in past years as our eager enthusiasm for new patterns and habits is often waning as a few weeks of the calendar pass. Let’s start 2018 on a positive foot, with tools and practices that will help strengthen our resolve and make our New Year’s resolutions a success! Emily will share her time-tested techniques for setting an intention and sticking to it.
Join us every Wednesday night to learn more about experiencing radiant health with the simple gifts of your garden, easy kitchen hacks, and empowering lifestyle tools. With a rotation of topics and teachers, this workshop series is perfect for those seeking guidance towards healthier living, but the seasoned health enthusiast is also certain to take home new tips and tricks. Beginners and experts alike are welcome to come learn, share, and grow together. No prior experience is necessary! We encourage you to register in advance, as space in each week’s workshop is limited. Bring a notebook, a pen, a curious mind, and a friend!

Tuition: $20 per Wellness Wednesday workshop.

Please review this link for our school’s tuition and cancellation policies.


Instructor Emily Ruff
Emily, Executive Director of the Florida School of Holistic Living and co-founder of the Florida Herbal Conference, is a community herbalist who has practiced the art and science of plant healing for over a decade. Her studies have taken her around three continents where she has studied under healers of many traditions. Her background in gardening and botany came in childhood while wandering the wilderness and digging in the sandy soils of Florida with her grandfather, a tobacco farmer turned urban gardener, and her father, a botany and astronomy professor. Her journey into herbalism continued through apprenticeships in Guatemala under the tutelage of local healers on the southern coast of Lake Atitlan, in the mountains of Vermont at the feet of Rosemary Gladstar, and in the Central Florida apothecary Leaves & Roots with herbalists Carolyn Whitford and George D’Arcy. Emily’s academic studies include Ethnobotany, Philosophy, and Women’s Studies at the University of Central Florida and Curanderismo with the University of New Mexico. She is a Bach Flower Registered Practitioner.

Emily’s dedication to preserving bioregional medicinal plant traditions and ecosystems led her to become active in the organization United Plant Savers. Inspired by a need for greater connection among her regional community, she founded the Florida Herbal Conference event in 2012, an event which continues to sell out annually. In past years, she served multiple terms as president of the Herb Society of Central Florida and as co-founder of Homegrown Local Food Cooperative. Most recently, in response to the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub, Emily founded the Orlando Grief Care Project. From the community relationships cultivated through the national response to this tragedy, Emily has formed the Herbal Action Network to continue weaving the web of compassionate herbalism into community engagement. Her most recent work has taken her to Cannonball, North Dakota where she served with the Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council.

Emily’s classes have been described as “heart-filled,” “enriching,” and “empowering,” creating a bridge between the teachings of our ancestors and the technologies of our modern world. Emily can be found in her cooking, writing, photographing flora, creating music with family and friends, and digging her fingers in the dirt. The plants continue to be her greatest teachers.

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