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We gather on traditional lands of the Arapaho, Ute, and Cheyenne in what is now called the Boulder, Colorado area at a retreat center. The center is located in the foothills above Boulder, Colorado at 7,500 feet. It’s about 15 minutes up the mountain from North Boulder at Broadway and Lee Hill.


This place is a true sanctuary. This home and land are intentionally tended in a living and reciprocal relationship that is palpable. Spending the day here you will feel like you are on retreat and being held in sacred space. Exact location will be given upon registration.

“In some Native languages the term for plants translates to those who take care of us.”


― Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants  

This women's class will gather to engage respectful, nourishing, and collaborative relationships with our Plant Elders. We will listen in embodied presence to what the plants would like to show us. These wise ones have the long view and know deeply about change, and they want to support us as their younger kin. Partnering with the plants in a good relationship helps us navigate the changing times we are living in with more grace, wisdom, perspective, and can bring deep healing. The age-old sacred relationship between plants and humans allows us to be in touch with the divine wisdom all around and within us. These monthly meetings will be an anchor and a touchstone to be able to ground and attune to inner wisdom and the web of life in order to support our everyday lives as we surf the ever changing landscape.

In this class series, we explore practices that cultivate relationships with the plant kin. Experience the unique and exquisite presence of each plant that goes beyond what has been written. From the foundation of an authentic relationship, we will engage the possibility for healing, transformation and direct revelation.
This course is for women who enjoy being outside with the plants, connecting with community, and who have a desire to be in personal relationship with the plant world.

Herbal tea, plant infused snacks, and a medicinal treat will be provided and will deepen our embodied experience of the plants. Tara Lanich-Labrie of The Medicine Circle ( will be blessing us with her magic and sharing plant inspirited snacks.

In this class we will:

  • Practice developing authentic, reciprocal, and collaborative relationships with the Plant Elders and the Land

  • Connect deeply with one plant each month that is local to this land and seasonally appropriate

  • Receive direct messages and insight into your own spiritual, emotional, and physical evolution in council from the Plants that choose to work with us

  • Engage healing and divination practices with the Plants and the Land, including herbal baths and plant brushings

  • Listen in embodied presence to what the Plant Elders and the Land would like to reveal

  • Create a group field that supports personal and group process on the emotional, spiritual and physical planes

  • Experience the support, nourishment, and sacred process of being in a community with other humans and the more than human world

  • Rest, recharge, and restore with nature and the embodied knowing that we are nature

Class Assistant:
Tracy Koivisto, view bio »

Some of the plants we may connect with:

  • Violet

  • Dandelion

  • Yellow Dock

  • Lemon Balm

  • Rose

  • Motherwort

  • Solsticewort (St. John’s wort)

  • Tulsi

  • Yarrow

  • Croneswort (Mugwort)

  • Marigold

(We won‘t be able to connect with them all in this series. The plants who would like to work with us will volunteer)

Partnering with
the Plants

May-October 2023
Starts Sunday, May 21, 2023


2023 Dates (Sundays)
Sunday 21st 10am-5pm


Sunday 11th 10am-5pm

Sunday 9th 10am-5pm
Sunday 13th 10am-5pm

Sunday 10th 10am-5pm
Sunday 8th 10am-5pm 

Class Cost


The total for the class series is $1,000.

Includes herbal snacks, medicinal treats, and tea. 
Bring your own lunch. 


To apply: Please send an email to Rachel at Please include your name and share a paragraph about what is calling you to this circle at this time

Email Rachel if you need to make payment plan arrangements. There are a few need-based reduced cost spaces with priority going to BIPOC and LGBTQ participants. Please email Rachel to inquire.

A portion of the proceeds of this class will go to the Arapaho and Cheyenne Language program.

Class Testimonial

“Rachel is the quite literally the best space-holder I have ever experienced. She lovingly weaves a beautiful, respectful, and honorable container for her circle, inviting vulnerability, strength, and the whole-person to come forward in safety. As a teacher, she is deeply experienced and walks her truth as a fully-embodied healer and guide; her commitment to spirit and relationship with the plants is effortless and loving. Through this offering, I experienced community, sacred relationships, and a deep awakening of ancestral knowing. I can't recommend this teaching and teacher enough - if you have the chance to sit in circle with Rachel and the beautiful plants she so lovingly tends, you will give yourself the never ending, ever unfolding gift of kinship with the plant world. Rachel is a medicine carrier for the Earth and I recommend her completely.”
~ HP


About Rachel:

Rachel Weitz is an Animistic Healing Artist and Somatic Soul Worker. She is a folk herbalist, mother, partner, animist, and ceremonial artist. Blending her training as a therapist, practicing embodied mysticism, and healing with plants, she helps to weave a group field that is ripe for personal and group process on the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes. Her greatest joy is to support folks to have their own direct connection to their guides of spirit, including the nature and plant spirits. Rachel has been teaching earth and spirit lead classes for over 10 years and gives thanks to her many inspiring teachers including Ann Drucker, Miss Beatrice Waight, Sandra Ingerman, and Zvi Ish-Shalom.

Image by Clay Banks

About Class Assistant, Tracy:

Tracy Koivisto is a certified clinical herbalist, certified astrologer, and holistic nutritionist as well as a medicinal herb grower at Earthstar Farm. She weaves plant medicine, intuition, and astrology into her holistic vitalist approach, serving as a guide for individuals on a path to remember their own bodies' innate wisdom. She recently obtained a Master's degree in Holistic Health Counseling + Somatic Nature based Healing. For the last ten years, she has served the Boulder community through herbal education, apothecary work, herb growing and production, ceremonial facilitation, and individual client care. 

Learn more about Tracy at:

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