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Press Release


A Weekend Dedicated to Women’s Natural Health at the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference

Black Mountain, NC—August 1, 2017—The Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference began thirteen years ago as a gathering of 200 women who came together to immerse themselves in the study of herbal medicine and the Wise Woman tradition of Earth-based healing. This year, organizers expect over 1200 women, of all ages and backgrounds, to attend the weekend event—held from October 13-15 at Lake Eden in Black Mountain—making it one of the most popular and vibrant herbal events in the country.

“Based on the comments from early registrants, women of our community, more than ever, are eager to gather with women and learn from one another,” shares conference founder and director Corinna Wood. Participants can explore the many aspects of the Wise Woman Tradition through over 60 classes and intensives.

“This year’s program is focusing on women’s health, inside and out,” says Wood. “The class schedule is designed to highlight natural support for many phases of a woman’s life, including adrenal-thyroid healing, making and using herbal medicines, and herbs for stress and mental health.” Saturday’s featured session will address overcoming S.O.S.--Survival Overdrive Syndrome--a term coined by conference teacher Dr. Aviva Romm.

Over 50 leading regional herbalists and instructors will share their skills, including Phyllis Light,Sobande Moss-Greer, Ombassa Sophera, Sarah Thomas, Robin Rose Bennett, and Suki Roth. Special guest, Dr. Aviva Romm, midwife, herbalist, and Yale-trained MD, will bridge traditional medicine with modern science to inspire women to take back their health.

Singer and sound healer gina Breedlove and dance teachers Christan Carter and Shea-Ra Nichi, as well as several other talented performers will help to facilitate a joyful, ongoing celebration of sisterhood and community that includes drumming, dancing, and voice. Non-class activities are open to all attendees and include yoga, movement, and film, along with interactive social events. Special weekend programs designed specifically for young women aged 10-17 encourage the development of a strong self-image and a hands-on relationship with the Earth.

Accommodations range from tent camping to shared indoor lodging in lodges and cabins. Weekend meal tickets are available and communal meals feature a fresh, locally sourced, seasonal menu that is based on “Nourishing Traditions” by Sally Fallon—tasty and wholesome. Local vendors at the Food Pavilion provide tasty alternatives for a range of dietary preferences.

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. They include: Red Moon Herbs, French Broad Food Co-op, WNC Woman Magazine, The Laurel of Asheville, Traditional Medicinals, Frontier Co-op, Mountain Xpress, Mountain Rose Herbs, Food Life, Sophie Magazine, Gaia Conceptions and Gaia Herbs.

Registration discounts are offered until August 25th. For details and online registration visit www.sewisewomen.com.


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"If you go to one herbal conference this year - go to this one!"
Leslita Williams, M.Ed. Herbalist and author

"While I learned so much inspirational and useful information, the best part of the conference for me was experiencing sisterhood and empowerment."
Malory Wood, Groveland, FL

"This conference has become an annual "retreat" for the women in our family aged 5 - 50+. It's a great time for us to come together, experience, learn and share. Each year I am amazed by the wealth of information presented, the evening events we enjoy so much and the fantastic women I meet. It's just a lot of fun!!"
Dawn Feeny, Tampa, FL

Find more rave reviews from past conferences on our testimonials page

Promotional Materials

The full conference brochure and a range of electronic buttons and banners are available for anyone wanting to help spread the word through our promotional materials.

Media Contact

For further information, please contact Corinna Wood at (828) 669-0012 or through the contact form.

Thank you for your interest in Southeast Wise Women educational programs!

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Corinna Wood, Southeast Wise Women Founder & Director, gathering yarrow

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

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Participants connecting 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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