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Take a Plant Safari Walk with Jean and Discover the Secrets of Nature



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Come experience the Re-connective Healing Power of Medicinal Plants and Nature with Ethnobotanist (medicinal plant specialist) and Healer Jean Francois Sobiecki, as he takes you on a Journey through the beautiful and peaceful Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve in the South of Johannesburg

You will learn about South Africa’s most powerful healing plants used by the Izangoma (diviners) and Izinyanga (herbalists), how traditional medicine is prepared and used, the role of traditional medicinal plants in healing, conservation, wild edible plants and more…

For enquiries regarding costs of the Plant Walks please contact Jean at phytoalchemist@gmail.com

Testimonials: https://www.tripadvisor.co.za/Attraction_Review-g312578-d12707666-Reviews-South_African_Traditional_Healing_and_Medicinal_Plants_Tour-Johannesburg_Greater.html

Learn about nature on a plant safari

Full day Medicinal Plant Tour & Nature Healing

With Jean-Francois Sobiecki. B.Sc.Bot. (Wits)., B.Sc.Hons. EthnoBot. (UJ)., Dipl Clin Nutr. (Aus).

Medicinal Plant Researcher (Ethnobotanist), Nutritionist & Wellness Specialist. 

On this stimulating and informative training and tour the student is not only be taught all about South Africa’s most popular traditional medicine plants and their uses, but also about the science and fundamental principles of healing. Jean also explores with you the cultural meanings, mechanisms of action of the plants as well as ways we can conserve the plants for future use. The experiential workshop will also help you to reconnect to nature and your core self.

The training will occur first at the Faraday medicinal plant market in Johannesburg, where we can buy samples of medicines and discuss Traditional Medicine dynamics there, then we go through to Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve to connect and heal with nature.

Some of the Topics Covered include:

*How to identify, prepare and use South Africa’s most powerful healing plants such as Artemisia (umhlonyane), Withania somnifera (Ubuvimbha), Pentanisia prunelloides (Icimamlilo) etc.

*How to prepare plant medicines and ways to administer them: steaming, washing, tinctures, decoctions, smudging, smoking, ointments etc, as well as which plants to mix into formula for treating conditions.

*Global cross cultural patterns of using plant medicines: (Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shamanism, South African traditional medicine etc).

*Applications of South African medicinal plant knowledge in wellness, superfoods, medicine, landscaping, cultural studies etc.

*What is being a South African traditional healer and comparison to that of or shaman? The initiation and training process and the role of plants like Ubulawu and Ayahuasca.

*Principles of healing with nutrition.

*Wild edible food plants you can eat from and survive in the wild.

*Exploring mindfulness and the very special Kliprviversberg Nature Reserve plateau.

The training is intensive so bring a notebook, hat, good walking shoes
snacks and water.

Times are from 9:30 to 4:30 pm. Dates can be discussed and decided on.
Training costs: R3500 pp (individuals), Group rate (2 or more): R2500 pp.

*Multiple days (3 days) can be arranged for initiate healers to learn from Jean. Enquire with Jean the package cost for this. 

Bookings: phytoalchemist@gmail.com, 076 163 0504.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn from a specialist in the field of natural medicine.

Upcoming events

  • Know your Shamanic healing herbs. 3 half day course, 9:00-12:00

            *18th May

             *8th June

             *6th July 

R2550 course cost (R850 per session).
Bookings: phytoalchemist@gmail.com
FB event to be announced.

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