The Awakening the Roots Herbal Medicine Retreat

September 19 - September 22, 2024
Dickerson, MD



Join the family at our 2nd Annual Awakening the Roots Herbal Medicine Retreat, hosted and facilitated by Jen West of Plant Mama Alchemy. A long weekend of reconnecting with land, community, rituals, and medicine making to unlock the real medicine in you! We are excited to bring an off-grid vibe to Sugarloaf Mountain where we'll commune with nature, learn basic foraging, while experiencing the presence of spirit.

Healing is inevitable when our hearts and intentions are fixed on the transformative ways of nature. The stillness, the message, the rhythm, it holds the very messages we need to create space for the best version of us to thrive in wholeness. 

Take a journey into yourself, in community of kindred, and activate the medicine in you!


What's Included

  • Lodging - limited private and shared accommodations 
  • Food - 3 Dinners, 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, an array of snacks
  • Activities - Hiking, Foraging, Outdoor Exploration
  • Herbal Medicine Workshops
  • Sacred Rituals + Ceremonies
  • Fresh & Dried Plants w/ all medicine making supplies
  • Intentional Rest


  • 1 Private King Bedroom w Private Bathroom $1500
  • 3 Shared Room King Bed $1250
  • 6 Shared Room Twin Bed $975
  • 2 Bring Your Own Tent Camping Experience $675
  • Non-Lodging $600

Retreat Itinerary

Thursday, September 19, 2024

  • Arrival  
  • The Ancestor's Plate Dinner
  • Opening Ceremony

Friday, September 20, 2024

  • Yoga & Meditation/Intentional Rest
  • Morning Tea & Breakfast
  • Foraging Hike
  • Lunch & Intentional Rest
  • Herbal Medicine Workshop
  • Sacred Ceremony Experience
  • The Ancestor's Plate Dinner

Saturday, September 21, 2024

  • Morning Tea & Breakfast
  • Sacred Medicine Workshop
  • Lunch & Intentional Rest
  • Outdoor Workshop
  • Herbal Medicine Workshop
  • The Ancestor's Plate Dinner

Sunday, September 22, 2024

  • Morning Tea + Breakfast
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Departure




Why should I come to the retreat?

This is your opportunity to connect with the Awakening the Roots community and learn traditional herbal medicine practices, experience the healing power of nature, and get some intentional rest! 

Do I have to attend every workshop?

All things with grace! No, you do not have to be present at every offering. While it is encouraged to make the most out of this retreat experience, get all of the rest you desire. There is no pressure to be present. 

Can I use my Forever25Club discount for this experience?

Due to the nature of the retreat, no Forever25Club discount will be offered, however Awakening the Roots Community Members will automatically receive 10% off at checkout, no coupon required. 

What is a shared room?

A shared room is a space with multiple beds. There are only 2 private rooms available for this retreat. 

Can I share a room with a friend?

If you'd like to share a King Bed or private room with a friend, there may be an additional fee for food, ceremonies, and activities if friend has not registered for retreat. Please connect via email

I'm flying into BWI, will there be transportation to the retreat location?

For an additional fee, we will have limited space for transporting from Baltimore to Retreat Space and back. Please connect via email

What are the food options?

Food preparations will honor all dietary restrictions. Upon registration, you will receive a form to include allergies, preferences, and restrictions.