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Press Release

Women’s herbal conference celebrates 15th anniversary with special guests including Sally Fallon

Asheville, NC—Sept 3, 2019— The Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference began 15 years ago with 200 women studying herbal and other natural tools in the Wise Woman Tradition to support physical and emotional health. This year organizers expect over a thousand women of all ages and backgrounds to gather on October 11-13 at Kanuga outside of Hendersonville, NC — making it one of the most popular and vibrant herbal events in the country.

Sally Fallon, Gina Breedlove and  Dr. Jody Noe will be featured presenters at this year’s conference. “To celebrate the 15th year, we selected those three top presenters based on participants’ feedback and requests over the years,” shares founding director Corinna Wood. The fourth featured presenter Karen Rose, Master Herbalist and founder of Sacred Vibes Apothecary, will travel from Brooklyn, NY to bring a fresh perspective on urban herbalism, “cultivating relationships with community, land, and plants.”

Sally Fallon blends culinary expertise with capacity to cut through to the truth about our eating habits and their consequences. Sally’s Nourishing Traditional Foods classes include “Raw Dairy and Real Milk," exploring the benefits, safety, and health of this controversial and highly nutritious food source, as well as  “Challenging Politically Correct Nutrition: The Oiling of America,” exposing how the false cholesterol theory caused Americans to abandon traditional whole foods.

Nourishment as a central tenet of the Wise Woman Tradition is woven throughout the class schedule,  “In the Wise Woman Tradition, we turn our attention away from ‘fixing’ or ‘cleansing’ ourselves, and we move toward nourishing ourselves—such that our bodies respond by moving toward optimum health” Wood explains.  Her own class offering will expand on the concept of deep nourishment to include emotional aspects as well as nutritious herbal and food sources.  

Other conference classes in the theme of nourishment include “Phytonutrients and Food as Medicine,” with Dr. Crystal Dawn Silas, “Deep Immunity” with naturopath Rebecca Word, and “The Flavor and Nature of Herbs” with Chinese medicine expert JulieAnn Nuget-Head.

Dr. Jody Noe will share about the latest developments on the science behind the craze surrounding cannabinoid oil (CBD), medical cannabis clinical applications, and the human endocannabinoid system. As Dr Noe’s course description states, “With medical marijuana now legal in 33 states, our country is beginning to remember the power of a plant that has been used as herbal medicine by cultures for eons. Cannabis has been found to help with a plethora of disease states and symptoms.”

The full schedule includes over 50 classes offering a diversity of wise women perspectives and a range of indigenous traditions from the Southeast including Native American plant walks, Southern African-American Rootwork and healing traditions from the Scots-Irish and Afrolachian traditions.

The conference is grateful for the support and sponsorship of local and regional businesses and publications that share in the event’s spirit of holism and health. Sponsors include: Red Moon Herbs, Traditional Medicinals, Frontier Co-op, Mountain Xpress, Mountain Rose Herbs, YWCA of Asheville, Sow True Seeds, and the Weston A Price Foundation.

Over the last 15 years, the conference has grown from 200 women to over a thousand, who travel from throughout the Southeast and beyond. "I knew coming to Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference would be a big thing for me but it has been transformational," shares last year's participant Jen Heglar of Johnson City, TN. "I am so honored and humbled and energized to be a part of an intentional community of amazing women working together to heal ourselves, our communities, and our Earth!"

Registration discounts are offered until August 31st. For details and online registration visit www.sewisewomen.com.  Accommodations options at Kanuga Conference and Retreat Center range from lakeside camping and lodge bunk beds to charming cottages and accessible rooms at the Kanuga Lake Inn. Weekend meal tickets are available, and local food vendors provide alternatives for a range of dietary preferences.

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Contact Information:
Ema Carmona, Event Coordinator
Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference
(877) 739-6636
Or email through the contact form

Testimonials

"This Conference was life changing! This was my first time attending and I didn't quite know what to expect. I cherished being around women at all stages of development, sharing our knowledge, and experiencing the POWERFUL medicine from all who attended (teacher and student alike). I will DEFINITELY come next year, and I will bring my daughters."  Tiffany Rikard, Conord, NC

"This is the most safe, joyful, and powerful coming together of women that I have ever experienced. I am overflowing with love from my sisters and the plants, and am deeply grateful for everyone who makes this joyous occassion happen." Katie Kovach, Durham, NC

"The Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference is something my dearest friends and I look forward to every year. It is where we gather with Medicine Women from all over the region, learning from thought-leaders, healers, and master practitioners in an environment that is inclusive, grounded, and inspiring. I am always invigorated, replenished and ready to weave it all into practice." Nicole Johnson, Asheville, NC

"I knew coming to Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference would be a big thing for me but it has been transformational. I am so honored and humbled and energized to be a part of an intentional community of amazing women working together to heal ourselves, our communities, and our Earth!" Jen Heglar, Johnson City, TN

"I feel so incredibly grateful for this conference, and all that it has taught me. This year, for the gifts in healing the body, and fully embracing that intuitive practitioner and healer, the science behind the chemical compounds and active constituents of the plants intersected with virology, oncology, and the neuroendocrine system, how to be your best mother, and the graceful healing process that comes from working with plants. We are meant to be in symbiosis with them, and to be surrounded by hundreds of women that practices this, is truly powerful." Alexandra Keane, Charleston, SC

Promotional Materials

A range of electronic buttons and banners are available for anyone wanting to help spread the word.

Articles

Featured Articles

The Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference in the News

Southeast Wise Women Celebrate 15th Anniversary
The Laurel of Asheville, 2019

Women’s Herbal Conference Celebrates 15th anniversary
The Urban News, 2019

Women’s Herbal Conference Includes Healing Historical Trauma
The Urban News, 2018

Wise Women Gather at Kanuga Lake
The Laurel of Asheville, 2018

Overcoming Overwhelm: Interview with Dr. Aviva Romm on Becoming Health Rebels
Thrive Global, 2017

Honoring the Women Who Came Before Us: The Shoulders on Which We Stand
WNC Woman, 2017

The Women's Health Revolution
Sophie Magazine, 2017

Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference at Lake Eden in Black Mountain Oct. 13-15
Mountain Xpress, by Susan Foster

Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference Spotlights Women's Natural Health
The Laurel of Asheville, by Banta Whitner

Weekend of Earth-Based Healing, Women's Wisdoms and Herbal Medicine
The Urban News

The Southeast Wise Women's Herbal Conference
The Laurel of Asheville

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Lessons from the Wise Women
From Scratch Magazine

Women Empowering Women
WNC Woman, by Kelsey Green

Where the Wise Women Are
WNC Woman, by Kate O'Connor

Susun Weed interviews Corinna Wood 
Wise Woman Radio (audio)

more articles on Herbal Conference in the News

The Wise Woman Tradition of Herbal Medicine

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Overcoming Overwhelm: The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution
Interview with Dr Aviva Romm Part 1

Wise Woman Allies: Four Favorite Herbs
WNC Woman, by Corinna Wood

Nettle: My Favorite Herb for Women
New Life Journal, by Corinna Wood

Chickweed: My Favorite Salad Green 
by Corinna Wood

Mugwort: Magical Herb of the Moon Goddess 
by Corinna Wood

more articles on Wise Woman Ways

Most articles available for reprint; contact Corinna Wood for permission.

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Celebrating 15 years

Come celebrate the 15th anniversary with us!

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Karen Rose

Karen Rose, Master Herbalist, 2019 Featured Presenter

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Sally Fallon Morell

Sally Fallon Morrell, Nourishing Traditions, 2019 Featured Presenter

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Jody Noe

Dr. Jody Noe, Naturopathic Doctor, 2019 Featured Presenter

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gina Breedlove

gina Breedlove, Sound Healer, 2019 Feautured Presenter

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Kanuga Lake at Kanuga Conference and Retreat Center

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Kanuga Conference and Retreat Center

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Historic cottages at Kanuga Conference and Retreat Center

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Corinna Wood teaching at the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference

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Women connect at the 2018 Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference

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Herb Walks

Path leading to Herb Walks meeting point at the 2018 Herbal Conference at Kanuga

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Welcome Banner at the 2018 Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference at Kanuga

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Women learn the healing properties of herbs at the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference

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Herb walk at the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference

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Participants connecting at the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference

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Women connect at the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference

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Students in class at the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference

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Beeswax and fresh herbs for salve, at medicine making class at Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference

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