Monday, July 14, 2014

The Plants in France Course Was Amazing!

Photo by Ashley Parkinson

In the last week of May 2014, 19 students from six different countries arrived in southern France for an unforgettable week of intensive herbal information and beautiful Provencal culture. 

Christophe and I had a wonderful time sharing our clinical pearls in the classroom and getting to know so many fascinating individuals. 

We've decided to run this course again in 2016. If you would like to be notified when more information about the trip becomes available, please sign up on the waiting list below. 

And just in case you don't want to take my word on how wonderful this course was, Ashley graciously wrote this review to share with you. (And since a photo is said to convey a thousand words, I'll include some of those as well.) 

I really think I could live here!
A cute home in the ancient village of Oppede le Vieux

I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the Plants in France course. No matter the level of education this course provided something for everyone. There was in depth discussions on disease, anatomy and physiology, how to take a pulse and read the iris, and plenty of classes on learning about which herbs that are best suited for different diseases and ailments. 

Christophe teaching advanced medicine making

There was also plenty of time to get out and see the country side. There was a great mix of field trips to the local shops and markets, sightseeing the gorgeous countryside, getting plenty of opportunities to sample the local cuisine, and best of all being with a group of people with similar interests and enthusiasms for herbs and France. The instructors were so generous with their hands on classes, answering questions, and taking us through the country showing us plants, and going into depth about their uses and benefits. 

Flowers with the beautiful village of Rousillon in the background

I would highly recommend this course for anyone interested in herbs, France (and really delicious French food), taking a proper pulse, reading the iris, and lots of learning about how the body and herbs best interact with each other to benefit the body being able to thrive.

- Ashley Parkinson, NY

Ashley with the hills of Provence in the background

We hope to see you in our
2016 Plants in France course!