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General Workshop Admissionshow details + $20.00 (USD)  

  • May 23, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The current buzz in social media around self-care tends to focus on activities which require a level of wealth and privilege inaccessible to many of us. An industry that has blossomed around the idea of caring for ourselves has turned the practice into a status symbol focusing on material possessions. The real practice of self-care requires no fancy yoga studio membership, no special app on your phone, and no overpriced body care product. True self-care requires nothing more than to cultivate an authentic, present, and compassionate relationship to ourselves — intimidating, perhaps, but accessible to all of us. Highlighting local plants that can support this deepening relationship, we will explore an inner journey to the well of inspiration within us, to motivate our practice of self love. We will discuss tools and techniques to build the honoring of our sacred emotional mental and physical health into our daily routine.

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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Venue Phone: 407-595-3731

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Address:
1109 East Concord Street, Orlando, Florida, 32803

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Welcome to our main campus.  During weekdays, parking is available in the two spots in front of our building, or streetside along Thornton Avenue and Concord Street (south side of Concord only).  After 5 pm and on weekends, all six spots in our lot are available, as well as the lot behind our office.  Please plan accordingly.

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