Each year, teachers offer amazing intensives at the Florida Herbal Conference. These intensive workshops run three to four hours in length and are an additional fee of $40. Seating in these intensives is limited, and you can reserve your space by registering online. You must be registered for the main event to register to enroll in these intensive workshops.
Saturday 9 am – 12:30 pm
Resonance: Breath, Plant, Spirit and Sound with B. Anderson
This three-hour intensive honors the medicine and tools of my/our ancestors as a means to support collective healing around historical trauma and disconnection to our many lineages. This is an offering in song, sound, breath and the the study of plants across the wisdom traditions and practices of the African and Indigenous Diaspora. This shared and courageous learning environment is intended to offer a safe(R) and brave space where the lives and experiences of people of color are centered and white comrades are welcome to support and co-steward the shared intentions and vision for this space together. Materials for medicine making will be provided and ask that your wear comfortable clothing and are prepared to sing. No prior experience is required.
Saturday 3 pm – 6 pm
Botany Intensive with Marc Williams
Our botany intensive will focus on the families of plants found commonly in Florida. We will cover the differences in how plants look regarding leaves, flowers, fruits and other parts and how this may help in proper identification. The way plants are classified based on these features and more recently DNA will be discussed relative to how they are referred to scientifically. We will also look at the best book and web resources for the exploration of botany on the peninsula. The class will feature a powerpoint covering the major characteristics of botany in general and then we will examine various forms of plant material to further emphasize the lessons learned.
Sunday 3pm – 6 pm *Post Conference Intensive
Medical Herbal Strategies for Integrative Cancer Therapies with Dr. Jody Noe
Cancer is not a single disease. It is a group of many diseases all characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. For cancer to occur it takes several mutations to happen to a single cell before it can become a cancer cell. In this class we will study the aberrant cell and how individual herbal therapies can target these cells. We will also discuss integrative strategies that include herbal formulas to treat as well as reduce side effects of conventional chemotherapy and radiation therapeutics currently used in cancer treatment. This class is a very fast, advanced level class where we will not only understand the underlying causes of the development of cancer, genetics and epigenetics but also therapeutic strategies at each level. The class will include cancer fighter diet strategies, herbal therapeutic and integrative strategies as well as survivorship and long term prevention strategies for the cancer fighter.