Workshop 1 and 2 – What is it about?
Antoinette and oom Johannes will start by telling about the herbs that grow on the plains and in the ravines, where they occur and how they can be used medicinally. Attention will be given to how the body and the organs mirror human emotions and how herbs can provide relief and healing, not only physically but also on an emotional level. They will then elaborate and shortly talk about medicinal garden herbs and how you can grow your own pharmacy in your backyard.
The second session after tea provides the opportunity for people to ask about diseases with which they struggle and how natural remedies can become an important part of your medicine cabinet.
On Saturday afternoon, Marlene Rousseau leads a workshop on how to successfully pen down your thoughts on paper, how your words can be testimony to how you experience your inner landscape. The solitude of modern life makes for too little opportunity to unpack the stones from your heart with a friend over a cup of tea at your kitchen table.
Sunday morning after breakfast we will, armed with sunscreen and shades, undertake a two-hour walk in nature. Antoinette and oom Johannes will accompany the group through the veldt and they will show people where the herbs grow. Nature’s wonderful medicine, to feel the sun on your shoulders, to sweep your eyes across the landscape, and to breathe the fresh air; this has unusual healing value. After the walk we will return to the house where we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch. After lunch we will part and once more go our separate ways.