Create a sacred space for yourself to nourish your body, replenish your energy levels and take care of your sweet self with this yoga/herbal care workshop. A meditative restorative yoga practice led by Rebecca Polan will be followed by tea and an expert discussion of self-care practices by herbalist Sarah Berkman of Gather.
A former ballet dancer, Rebecca Polan found yoga over a dozen years ago and enjoys the benefits of strengthening, stretching and the relaxed effort that comes with a mindful yoga practice.
As a teacher, Rebecca's goal is to empower her students to find the same path to peace that she has discovered through yoga. Get ready to feel nurtured yet challenged physically, in a class that balances a focus on alignment with mindfulness in a creative, playful flow.
Sarah Berkman is a community herbalist, birth doula, aromatherapist and owner of Gather. She spends her time gardening, supporting mothers in labor, gathering wild plants, and concocting creative, healing herbal preparations for people in her community. All of her herbal adventures are accompanied by her curious and adventurous 4 year old daughter, Luna.
Having grown up in New England, Sarah carries with her the energy of the sea and the influence of her Italian grandmothers and heritage. She has been enchanted by the plant world since childhood and it is from the deepest place in her heart that she does this work.
Sarah apprenticed with Herbalist and Aromatherapist, Kathi Keville focusing on traditional western herbalism and plants of the Sierra Nevadas as well as levels 1, 2 and 3 of clinical aromatherapy. She has studied at the California School Of Herbal Studies in Forestville , CA completing her clinical herbalist training and studying the art of medicine making and formulation, materia medica, herbal energetics, pulse and tongue assessment, first aid, ayurveda, and body systems.