Sunday, 1:00 – 4pm,
Intensives $60, with 30 minute Q & A
Aromatic Hydrosol Meditation: Experience the Soul of Plants by Drinking Artisan Floral Waters
Limited to 20 Participants
Scholar, owner of Lifetree Aromatix, Renowned archeologist & specialist in aromatic plant mysteries, ancient civilizations, shamanic cultures, and medical aromatherapy.
When an aromatic plant distillation is finished, the essential oil (or volatile aromatic molecules) floats on top of the hydrosol (or water soluble aromatic molecules) in the receiving vessel. Hydrosols, from the Latin “hydro”, meaning “water” and “sol” for “solution”, are also known as Floral Waters. They are used in skin care, first-aid, refreshing sprays and in cooking.
But in this workshop we will be focusing on their spiritual effects by drinking them diluted in spring water. Together we will drink these artisan hydro-distilled waters that contain the soul of the plant. The soul of the plant is found in the barely detectable aromatic trace molecules that exist in tiny concentrations of parts per billion or even parts per trillion, bridging the realms of matter and spirit.
We will drink hydrosols distilled by my friend Jack, a master artisan distiller whose technique preserves these unique aromatic trace molecules with their extraordinary taste and smell intact. Drinking exquisite hydrosols such as Jasmine Sambac (India), Golden Champaca (Ind
ia), rose Damascena (Turkey), Frankincense (Oman), Tuberose (India) or Black Copal (Peru) is an immersive contemplative experience because of their subtle healing vibration which you may gently feel.
in different parts of your body.Before drinking the hydrosols we will talk a little about mindfulness and meditation from an Eastern perspective. These non-psychedelic plant teachers invite us to participate in a subtle, yet often euphoric, conversation with the intuitive wisdom of botanical intelligence. After drinking the hydrosols in short group meditations of “sipping and sitting”, we will exchange our impressions of the experience. A limited selection of these hydrosols will be offered for sale.
Date: June 17, 2018
Start time: 01:00 p.m.
End time: 04:00 p.m.
Venue: Joshua Tree Retreat Center
Directions: 59700 29 Palms Highway Joshua Tree, CA 92252