Herbal Medicine and The Natural World Workshops with Herbalist Suhaly Bautista-Carolina Workshop #1
Herbal Medicine and The Natural World Workshops with Herbalist Suhaly Bautista-Carolina Workshop #1Nov 30 12:00 AM, 2020
The first of three workshops in celebration of Naima Greens Exhibition, Brief & Drenching, led by spiritual herbalist, community organizer, and artist, Suhaly Bautista-Carolina of Moon Mother Apothecary, who will be joined by Arvolyn Hill of Goldfeather.
Join us at Fotografiska for “The Medicine of the Moon,” a three-part, hands-on, plant medicine workshop series guided by spiritual herbalist, Suhaly Bautista-Carolina of Moon Mother Apothecary. Throughout the series, attendees will explore and learn about herbs, plants and their relationship to our nearest celestial planet, the moon.
Through a decolonization lens, we will navigate the rich, complex histories and trajectories of specific plant allies including lavender, rose, and mugwort across space, place, and time. During our time together, we intentionally center the wisdom of the collective, welcoming in the intuitive, learned, and inherited knowledge of all participants, facilitators, and attendees.
- Each workshop will be co-led in collaboration with knowledgeable community herbalists, farmworkers, and flower essence practitioners.
- Workshops will be interactive knowledge sharing experiences, coupled with hands-on medicine making.
- Attendees can expect to create their own herbal medicines and products to take home during each workshop.
- Each workshop will be an individual offering that gradually builds on the wisdom of the previous session.
- Temperature checks will be administered prior to entering the building, and a safe social distance of 6 feet between parties must be maintained during the workshop.
- Participants are welcomed to join for one, two, or all three workshops in the series.
- No previous knowledge is necessary.
For everyone’s well being attendance will be capped at 30 people (25% of usual capacity). All participants are required to wear masks for the full 60 minutes, and we will practice social distancing.
Member Cost: $40.00
Non-Member Cost: $45.00
Series Member Cost: $105.00
Series Non-Member Cost: $120.00
Photo by Suhaly Bautista-Carolina
About Suhaly Bautista-Carolina, Moon Mother
Suhaly Bautista-Carolina, Moon Mother, is an AfroKisqueyan herbalist, artist, educator, and community organizer. Her work lives intentionally at the intersection of plant power and people power. In 2018, she founded Moon Mother Apothecary, a platform through which she shares heart-centered, moon-powered medicines created in the traditional wisdom and knowledge of her ancestors. Suhaly is a 2017 graduate of the Sacred Vibes Spiritual Herbalism Apprenticeship program. She has hosted plant medicine-making workshops with organizations including Gossamer, The Wing, Creative Time, Weeksville Heritage Center, The Museum of the City of New York, Ethel’s Club, The Highline and several others. Her work has been featured in New York Times Magazine, Oprah Magazine, Bustle, The Girl Mob, Healthyish, BitchMedia, and Fierce by Mitú.
Photo by Naima Green
About Arvolyn Hill
Arvolyn Hill is an Educator, Herbalist, Flower Essence Practitioner, DJ and Artist. Arvolyn grew up in the small rural town of Kent, Connecticut. She was raised with a never-ending curiosity about plants and the natural world. However, it wasn’t until after college when many of her family members started to get sick that she wanted to educate herself about wellness and healthy living.
Gold Feather Shop is a Black-owned NYC/CT based, online wellness shop of small batch + locally foraged herbal remedies, pressed flower phone cases and one-of-a-kind protective face masks. The mission of Gold Feather is to create unique items that are inspired by nature.
Image Courtesy of Gold Feather