Spring Time is Coming…
AND WHAT BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE THE RENEWAL OF SPRING THAN A PEACEFUL WEEKEND IN THE PRISTINE FOREST OF BLUEBOY HEALING CENTER NEAR CARRIERE, MS
Annual Herb Festival
March 24 and 25 2018
Cost: $60 per day or $100 for the weekend (per person)
( If anyone wants to just come as a guest of a participant, the cost is only $10 a day for meals )
Call Darrell 601-799-3644 or 601-798-2186 or Amrita at 601-520-8612
10060 Rd 263 Carriere, MS 39426
Located near Picayune ms
If you want to pay in advance, please send payment via paypal at email@example.com or send a check to Blue boy herbs at the address above.
It’s very easy to sign up: JUST SHOW UP at the door with your tent for camping. Everything else is provided. Camping is free. We just ask if anyone wants to just camp with a participant then they give a little 10 dollar a day donation for meals.
Incredible vegetarian food prepared using fresh organic vegetables and fresh cheese from our own cows. Vegan options are always available. Special needs such as gluten free are also prepared with some notice. All in all, one thing I have learned about putting on a good fest is that the food is the main ingredient to making everyone happy. Our motto is “Walk in and Waddle Out.” The food is also included in the fest donation.
$60 dollars a day of $100 for the weekend. We try to make it where money is not an obstacle to anyone coming and sharing with our healing community!
Our speakers are all leading practitioners and because we have so many highly qualified teachers locally we can keep the price down since they don’t have to travel long distances. However, the affordable prices do not mean that we don’t work hard to make it a world class fest. We charge less to insure any interested persons can attend. As a personal note, everyone who has come to one of our fests have always really enjoyed the weekend.
I pray you all can come this year and, if possible, spend the weekend in our wonderful camping area. Local hotels are available of course too.
A little note about our environment is that we are part of a 1200 acre reserve where no animals are killed unless they are trying to kill us. So, it is very peaceful where even our cows and their babies live out their lives totally protected. This creates a special peaceful ambiance. We have nice trails and a really unique playground replete with a full-scale commercial merry go round. I say this to emphasize if one wants to bring the kids and let them play there is usually someone who takes turns taking care of the children.
On Saturday, the 24th we will have a nice musical experience led by Kelly Thibault. He is a professional musician, and he will be accompanied by some other local artists in a “Tribute to George Harrison”. IT SHOULD BE REALLY FUN!
We will, of course, have a nice bonfire on Saturday night.
This is our list of proficient speakers on various topics related to healing with herbs and massage. Our list of speakers are as follows:
DARRELL MARTIN – Herbalist and native plant expert. Darrell has been practicing botanical medicine for 40 years and produces a large retinue of herbal formulas under blue boy herbs. Has conducted a million walks teaching about the medicinal uses of native plants from the eclectic system of medicine.
Betty Sue O’Brian, NP, CCII – Betty Sue has lived and worked on the Mississippi Gulf Coast all her life. For twenty-five years, she taught at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. For the past fifteen years, she has offered guidance and assistance to those looking for support in their healing journeys. An herbalist and a naturopath, Betty Sue uses safe and natural therapies to help a person bring the body into balance. She is dedicated to teaching better ways to eat, drink and ‘live it’ through dietary and lifestyle adjustments that provide good nutrition and proper exercise for the body, mind and spirit. Currently, Betty Sue owns Infinity Health Center in Biloxi, MS and lectures locally and nationally on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle She is the author of a series of CDs, “The Eye-Opener Series”: titles include “Live-it Don’t Die-it” “The Mystery of Kangen Water” She is also the author of three books (click on title to read excerpt): Six Weeks to a Healthy Lifestyle Going Green…The Smoothie Way Causations: Using Iridology to Clarify Sclerolog
JENNIFER WILLIAMS – Jennifer Williams is a Naturopathic Practitioner and owner of Immerse Wellness Solutions. She has a Master’s Degree in Communication specializing in Organizational Communication and the Sociology of Medicine. Her research focuses on women’s reproductive health issues and the medicalization of American Culture. Jennifer’s will share her personal journey of chronic illness and how she transitioned to a life of wellness and healing. She will also share some of her research and the training she received in natural wellness that led her to found her company.
DONNA CAIRE – is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT #3773) specializing in various modalities of abdominal massage. I am also an approved continuing education provider for the state of Louisiana (LAP#0164) and nationally ( NCBTMB Approved Provider #451903-12). My interest in massage therapy began in 2004 when I first learned about abdominal massage through Dr. Rosita Arvigo’s workshops on spiritual healing and self-care. Dr. Arvigo, a student and apprentice to Don Elijio Panti, a Maya shaman in Belize from whom she learned the intricate art of healing through abdominal massage and indigenous herbs, offered a truly different approach toward healing through faith in the body’s innate ability to keep us healthy, happy and whole. I was so profoundly transformed by those experiences that I decided to become a massage therapist so I could pursue certification in The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy, receiving my education in Belize and the United States from Dr. Arvigo. Part of my training included instruction in the ancient art of spiritual baths and healing and I advanced to become certified as a Self-Care Teacher for the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy.
LYNDA BAKER – Lynda has founded essential herb cottage in Long Beach, MS. She has her degree in chemistry and shortly after becoming disillusioned with the chemical medicine began her study of herbal medicine and currently counsels and teaches herbal medicine on the Mississippi Gulf Coast region. Loving and vivacious healer who is well known throughout the gulf south for her ability to use herbs and essential oils for healing.
KAREN BISHOP – helps people lose weight successfully at Beautiful & Healthy Transformations Past: Holistic Nutritionist in Private Practice and Clayton College of Natural Health Studied Nutrition at University of Alabama at Birmingham – Dietary Internship Past: Samford University and University of Alabama at Birmingham Lives in Birmingham, Alabama
AMRITA MARTIN – has been immersed in herbal medicine since childhood, witnessing firsthand the power of medicinal plants. Amrita is com-binding her knowledge of herbs with current science to create effective skin care products that fight the aging process as well as many other skin related issues. Amrita studied massage therapy at Blue Cliff career college, and actively uses her knowledge of the skin and body to create Divya holistic skin care products.
Kelly McGee – will present Applications for Herbal Medicine 101, Saturday 3/24 at Blue Boy Herbs Kelly will share basic information about teas, tinctures, infusions and topical applications for herbal formulas including how to best use them with children. What is a tincture? How is an herbal infusion different than a tea? What is a poultice and how can it help me? What exactly are essential oils and how can I use them safely? These questions and more will be answered in an fun interactive discussion and demonstration. Inspired by the teachings of renowned herbalists Susan Weed, Rosemary Gladstar, Lindsey Kolasa and Darrell Martin, herb-enthusiast Kelly McGee has been working with herbs for over 15 years. She plans to share several herb-focused education opportunities in the Covington area this year. Stay in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY MARCH 24TH
9AM- GATHERING AND INTRODUCTION TO ECLECTIC MEDICAL SYSTEM WITH HERB WALK BY DARRELL MARTIN. WALK WITH CONSIST OF PLANTS THAT ARE HIGHLY VALUED IN BOTANICAL MEDICINE. SPECIAL DISCUSSIONS WITH SOME HANDOUTS FOR HERBS FOR REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM AND BIRTHING.
11:30- BETTY SUE OBRIAN-Betty Sue is a very proficient Iridologist/diagnostician. She is offering a class on laymans guide to elementary Iridology. “Learn how to read an eye in one hour”. Slide show and handouts.
12:30-DELICIOUS VEGETARIAN MEAL PREPARED WITH EAST INDIA RECIPES WITH SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DIETARY NEEDS ACCORDING TO INDIVIDUAL REQUESTS. LINDA MARTIN WOULD BE TEACHING AS SHE DID FOR 25 YEARS BUT HER SPECIAL COOKING ABILITY MAKES HER INDISPENSABLE IN THE KITCHEN. COME HUNGRY. WALK IN AND WADDLE OUT.
1:30–JENNIFER WILLIAMS focuses on women’s reproductive health issues and the medicalization of American Culture. Jennifer will share her personal journey of chronic illness and how she transitioned to a life of wellness and healing. She will also share some of her research and the training she received in natural wellness that led her to found her company.
2:30-LYNDA BAKER-Iridology Simping: Using 8 Iridology Signs as a Roadmap to Better Health” Iridology gives us an insight into the inherited patterns of weakness and strength which we have received at birth. A trained Iridologist can share deep wisdom about the body, mind and spirit by studying the iris and sclera. Today we will learn about 8 markings and marking combinations which indicate an area’s need for balancing over your lifetime; how to recognize these in yourself and others; and which herbs, foods, and lifestyle practices would greatly benefit this personal “life map”
3:30-KELLY MCGHEE—Kelly will share basic information about teas, tinctures, infusions and topical applications for herbal formulas including how to best use them with children. What is a tincture? How is an herbal infusion different than a tea? What is a poultice and how can it help me? What exactly are essential oils and how can I use them safely? These questions and more will be answered in an fun interactive discussion and demonstration.
5PM-PARTYTIME. Come and sing along with Kelly Thibault in a “TRIBUTE TO GEORGE HARRISON”.
SUNDAY MARCH 25TH
8AM-YOGA MOMENT–KRISTIAN WHO IS AN EXPERT YOGA INSTRUCTOR BASED IN NEW ORLEANS. KRISTIAN IS TRAINED UNDER THE SWAN RIVER YOGA SCHOOL. A DELIGHTFUL AND BEAUTIFUL YOGA GUIDE. IT WILL BE A CHANCE FOR THE CAMPERS TO REALLY EMBRACE THE SPIRITUAL ATMOSPHERE HERE AT BLUE BOY. YOGA FOR EVERYONE IN A SIMPLE FORMAT TO INSPIRE OTHERS TO PRACTICE YOGA DAILY.
9 AM-DARRELL MARTIN- SHORT CLASS AND THEN LONG HERB WALK WITH AN EMPHASIS ON INDIGENOUS PLANTS WHICH PRODUCE ESSENTIAL OILS AS WELL AS OVERVIEW OF PLANTS TO CULTIVATE IN OUR CLIMATE. WE WILL HAVE SOME ESSENTIAL OILS WE DISTILLED OURSELVES FOR SMELLING WHILE WE SEE THE OIL PLANT. WE WILL HOWEVER COVER ALL THE MAIN MEDICINAL PLANTS. BRING YOUR CAMERAS AND NOTEBOOKS. WE TRY TO MAKE SURE ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED.
10:30- AMRITA MARTIN GIVES INSIGHT INTO THE PREPARATIONS SHE IS MAKING USING OILS FOR STAYING YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL. HER EXPERTISE IN THIS FIELD IS CONTAGIOUS. KEEPING YOUR SKIN HEALTHY DOESN’T HAVE TO COST A FORTUNE. AMRITA WILL ALSO INTRODUCE A RECIPE FOR A HAIR OIL THAT WE ARE NOW SEEING GREAT RESULTS WITH IN HAIR REJUVENATION.
11:30-DONNA CAIRE—-DONNA IS A WORLD CLASS TEACHER AND TAKES THE CLASS INSIDE THE BODY IN A WAY THAT IS EASY TO COMPREHEND. SHE HAS MANY PROPS WHICH SHOW THE ORGANS AND EXPLAINS WHY SIMPLE RUBBING CAN HELP MAINTAIN THE HEALTH OF OUR INNER ORGANS. ALWAYS A HIGHLIGHT OF THE FESTIVAL
1ish- ANOTHER LINDA MARTIN FEAST EXTRAVAGANZA. THIS FOR MANY IS THE MAIN REASON THEY COME TO THE HERB FEST. I DON’T BLAME THEM.
2—-WEIGHTLOSS MINI SEMINAR-KAREN BISHOP IS A LN AND VERY EXPERT IN THE FIELD OF WEIGHTLOSS. THIS SEMINAR IS ABOUT HEARING HER IDEAS AND IF SOMEONE LIKES THEY CAN SCHEDULE A PERSONAL CONSULTATION TAKING ADVANTAGE OF HER BEING IN OUR LOCALE. SHE IS AVAILABLE THROUGH MONDAY FOR PERSONAL CONSULTATIONS. IF SOMEONE WISHES TO JUST COME FOR THIS MINI SEMINAR THEN THEY CAN HAVE LUNCH AND THIS CLASS ALONE FOR A 25 DOLLAR DONATION TO HELP COVER KARENS TRAVELING AND THE NICE LUNCH. IF SOMEONE COMES TO THE ENTIRE FEST THOUGH IT IS INCLUDED IN THE 100.
IT SHOULD BE A VERY GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR OTHERS TO SEE THE SUCCESS I HAVE SEEN IN KARENS’ WORK. PEOPLE ASK ME ALL THE TIME ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS SO HERE IS THE CHANCE TO REALLY LEARN FROM AN EXPERT. KAREN RECOMMENDS A SPECIFIC ANALYSIS OF BODY TYPE AND HORMONAL IMPLICATIONS ETC. ALONG WITH A VERY UNIQUE UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT FOODS TO EAT.