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Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference

Mushpa + Mensa is super excited to be a part of the 13th Annual Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference for the first time ever!!! See below to find out the 411 about this mystical event. Hopefully, we will see you there.

We are delighted to be coming together once again in this strong, beautiful sisterhood and celebrating the Earth and each other. For one weekend in autumn, we share inspiration, celebration and practical learning about earth-based healing and women’s health. Surrounded by the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains, our venue at Lake Eden offers a beautiful, serene backdrop for over 60 workshops and classes in herbalism, nutrition, personal growth and natural healing. We invite you to renew your spirit, explore your power and engage in the extraordinary experience of the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference.

This year’s focus is on women’s health, inside and out. Join us in developing the tools to reclaim our health! We’ve packed our class schedule with inspiring learning opportunities with extraordinary teachers including Dr. Aviva Romm, Robin Rose Bennett, Gina Breedlove, and Phyllis Light, who are dedicated to health and wholeness for our communities, the planet and ourselves. As Dr. Aviva Romm says, as women, we need to “overcome overwhelm, and become health rebels!”

The conference weekend registration includes over 70 inspiring and informative 90 minute classes with a wide range of topics for every woman interested in herbal medicine and women’s wisdom–from beginning herbalists to advanced practitioners.


In addition to our regular classes we also offer intensives and workshops which offer the opportunity to study more deeply with a featured teacher on a specific subject. Intensives are longer than the regular classes (3 to 3 1/2 hours) to allow for more in-depth study on a topic. Workshops are smaller than the regular classes (50 participants max) and provide an opportunity for hands-on experiential learning. These are the only classes not included in your registration fee.

Fall 2016 LEAF Festival – Carnival of Wonder

leaf-fall-2016Mushpa + Mensa is back at LEAF for some amazing times while working and glamping!!! Can’t get enough of LEAF!

For over 20 years, each May & October an intergenerational family of 12,000 people join together upon the beautiful Lake Eden grounds to experience the power music, art and culture has to transform lives, strengthen community, and foster unity. LEAF Festival takes place on the site of the old Historic Black Mountain College with a stunning mix of rolling hills, lakes, streams, and mountain beauty on hundreds of acres of comfortable camping grounds. LEAF scours the globe for artists, musicians, performers and facilitators that are not only masters of their craft, but who also care deeply for the power of arts education.

LEAF Community Arts is a non-profit organization in which all donations and festival proceeds supports cultural arts education programming locally and globally! Since 2004, LEAF Schools & Streets has served over 45,000 youth with programs in over 20 Western North Carolina locations. LEAF International features cultural preservation programs in 10 countries worldwide. Your attendance at LEAF not only provides you with an amazing weekend experience with friends and family, but provides a platform for fostering growth of youth into artistic leaders in their communities worldwide.

Spring 2016 LEAF Festival – World Fusion with Cuban Spice

For over 20 years, LEAF Festival has grown into an epicenter of music, art, creativity, and culture for thousands of families across America. Resting within 200 acres of beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain country, LEAF Festival features 6 performance stages, 8 family adventure villages, over 100 vendors, over 400 performing artists, and dozens of interactive activity centers awaiting your exploration! Yet of greatest importance is that your family arrives safely and comfortably into the grounds – well informed and prepared for an incredible weekend experience.

Leaf_Poster_Spring2016_outlMushpa + Mensa will be there with their Magical Mobile Art Machine Maya! Camping and dancing our life away!


-Mushpa + Mensa