We all need the opportunity to rest, recharge, play some,
Sing some, dance some, sing & dance some more!
To drum our spirits awake as we dance round the fire,
Dream by the fire light & Dance some more
Swim & sun at the beach, canoe & kayak,
Shop and talk ~
The Women’s Herbal Conference provides
A time and space for all this and more.
Far more than just an amazing educational event,
The WHC is an opportunity to recharge and refuel our souls…
These are only a few of the activities planned each year at the WHC
♥ Henna Transformation. Get your hair henna’d with the Henna Queens Janet Blevins & Penny Clare and beautiful mendhi’s with amazing Henna Tattoo artists
♥ Relaxation Oasis with Dee Slingerland ~ Need a little pampering? Some R & R. Stop by the Relaxation Oasis for free facials, shoulder, foot and hand massage. The Oasis offers a calm respite from the busy weekend. Bring a friend to exchange treatments, or come and meet a friend.
♥ Massage ~ there are several fine masseuses with heavenly hands that come each year to give massage. You deserve it ~ treat yourself! $65 for an hour massage.
♥ The WHC Commemorative Collage ~ now in its 25th year. Bring a photo of yourself, add a quote. Create a lasting memory…displayed each year at the WHC.
♥ Ceremonial Mask Making with Margi Flint and daughter Sarah Matzua. Create a lasting impression with these unique one of a kind ‘made to your face’ masks
♥ Swimming, Boating & Sunning; Camp Wicosuta has a lovely sandy beach on Newfound Lake. During specific times, we can swim, kayak and canoe (only during specified times w/life guard on duty)
♥ Wild Plant Identification Walks ~ learn wild edible plants and their edible and medicinal uses. During each workshop schedule, a plant identification walk is scheduled and led by various herbalists.
♥ The Great Women’s Herbal Conference Barter Faire ~ during Free Thyme on Saturday afternoon there’s the WHC barter faire. Bring old and new books, your herbal products to trade and sell jewelry and favorite old clothes, herbal craft items. This is ‘in addition to the Emporium’ and is for women who don’t want a vendor space, but have items they wish to barter, sell or trade.
♥ The WHC Labyrinth For several years, Jude Christian has brought her beautiful ‘traveling’ labyrinth to the Women’s Herbal Conference for everyone to walk, meditate, pray and connect within. It is available to walk during the day and night (see map for location). Labyrinths are amazing tools that enable one to travel deep within oneself, magnify our prayers and help us come together and connect, even as we walk through the pathways alone. This year at the WHC, Jude will also be teaching an Intensive on how to create and use Labyrinths and a workshop on the historical and spiritual nature of labyrinths.
♥ Wild Woman’s Fire Circle One of the highlights each year at the WHC is the Wild Women’s Fire Circle. Initiated by ALisa Starkweather at one of the early WHC, the Fire Circle has come to be one of the heartbeats of the WHC. Bring your drums, your songs, your wild women selves yearning to fly, to dance under the stars, the moonlight shinning down, the blaze of the fire warming our spirits, our souls, flaming our dreams…
♥ Massage & Body Work Treat yourself to a massage by any one of the wonderful massage therapists who are invited to the WHC to offer massage and other forms of bodywork. Information about each therapist and the type of massage offered is available at the Registration Table. Treatments are usually one hour long and cost $65. Sign up sheets are at the Registration Table. Be sure to sign up early as massage generally fills up early.
♥ Music & Entertainment Each year at the WHC, we invite top quality woman musicians & entertainers (both well know and ‘still to be discovered’) to perform during our evening programs. Over the years, we’ve had a variety of stellar ‘inner-tainment’ including Rising Appalachia, Katrin, amazing aerial performer Amy Glasser, Zuleikha, Kalianna, Amy Lohman, dancer and poetess Jacqui Lalita, performers Nicole Adele Rosaria-Manieri and The Red Tent Sisterhood, among many others. We are still working on this year’s surprise…Stay tuned! (We are always open to suggestions; if you know of women performers that perform locally in New England that might make a good addition to our program, please let us know; firstname.lastname@example.org).