MEDICINAL PLANT WORKSHOPS
1. Practical Plant Medicines for Better Health
An interactive workshop about using plant medicines for better health and well-being. From the simplest preparations to the more complex, participants learn about the different ways therapeutic plants can be incorporated into a wellness strategy. We discuss how many types of preparations are made, like teas, tinctures, syrups, compresses, infused and essential oils, as well as the benefits of each. With this understanding it becomes easy to choose the right product or preparation for your needs. The workshop includes demonstrations and samples of local medicinal plants.
1 ½ – 2 hour workshop: $95
2. Medicinal Plants of Costa Rica
This is a Show-and-Tell workshop specifically about medicinal plants of Costa Rica. I bring in many samples of local plants with information on their traditional uses and therapeutic benefits. As well, we look at various preparations and finished products made from plants grown in my medicinal garden.
1 ½ – 2 hour workshop: $95
I have many years experience using medicinal plants for healing myself and others. My knowledge base comes from personal experience, ethnobotanical and medical anthropology studies in university, and self-directed research. As well I have attended workshops on Costa Rican medicinal plants given by Professor Luis Poveda (University of Costa Rica and Director of the National Herbarium) and Agustin Contreras, a noted researcher and promoter of natural medicine. I use my skills to prepare many different medicinal plant products for sale in the local markets. I also regularly present workshops on medicinal plants and holistic wellness to the international students at the Firestone Center for Restoration Ecology at Pitzer College, located in Baru.
The Waterfall Villas is a special place to let your creative energy flow. Art lets you express inner feelings and is a fantastic way to share our inner worlds and perspectives. Private classes can be scheduled by request. We invite artists to use our space for their own retreats, and to invite their students to the Waterfall Villas.
Waterfall Villas hosts workshops on special topics such as Chinese Watercolor Painting, Astrology, Tai Chi, Feng Shui, Past Life experiences, mystical Tarot, and other interesting topics.
Our Shamanic practitioner Sabina, offers a Soul Retrieval and Spirit Animal workshop on request.
Please check when making reservations if there is a workshop that might interest you.
A spiritual journey at the Waterfall Villas is an experience of a lifetime. Gather the wisdom of the ancient earth and become one with nature!
All of Fateh’s art is done on traditional mulberry wood, cotton and rice paper, she hand grinds pine tar from Guilin for her black colors, and uses ground semi-precious stones such as Lapis Azuli and Malikite in her paintings in the Lingnan School tradition. All paintings are mounted on pure silk tapestry by the Hong Kong Master – Micheal Poon. Art is shipped to anywhere in the world from Miami Gallery.Her paintings can be found in the Suites of the Waterfall Villas and at a gallery in San Jose. The paintings are for sale and you can purchase these with or without frame for easy transportation. The paintings at the Waterfall Villas are offered at wholesale prices. Our resident artist Fateh Kaur offers Chinese brush painting classes to guests only. This experience is an additional cost of $95.
Plant Workshops can be requested at time of reservation to be included as part of your itinerary at the Waterfall Villas .
Fateh also makes unique one of a kind jewelry that has a balancing effect on the chakras by combining hand silver wire work with beautiful semi-precious and precious stones such as rubies and sapphire in her work. Fateh often uses pendants made by Shankari in Bali, as well as pieces of vintage collectors from around the world. If you would like to see the jewelry – do ask Fateh, and she would love to give you a private showing of her current collection. All jewelry is priced at wholesale at the Waterfall Villas.
Fateh is also the artist who has done the mosaic work on the Waterfall Villas property.