Expanding Roots Retreat

Herbalism. yoga. nutrition. reflecting. connecting.


June 8-10, 2018

Lyons, CO









Herbal First Aid Course 

GLobal emergency medics

June 21-22, 2018

Santa Fe, NM

Herbalism. Yoga. Nutrition. Reflecting. Connecting. Expanding: Join Danielle Ryan, RH (AHG) and Angela Merrill, MA, LPC for a women's wellness weekend in the beautiful mountains of Lyons, CO. Combining Danielle's offerings of nutrition, whole-foods cooking, and herbal medicine making, with Angela's offerings of learning to navigate your mind, break old patterns, and  deeply connect with the natural world, this retreat is a true combination of holistic healing. Danielle and Angela look so forward to the opportunity to weave their work together in offer of a take on wellness that has been long overdue. With four workshops, two morning Forest Yoga sessions with the incredible Cali Leola Simpson, ceremonial evening fires, 7 local, organic, plant-based meals, camping, and deep connection with new sisters. We invite you to a restorative, inspiring, educational, and expansive 3 days. 

Price: $521   (Deposit of $250 to reserve spot)

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Your Retreat Includes:

  • Two nights of camping in the beautiful land of Lyons, CO
  • Two 90 minute Forest Yoga sessions with Cali Leola Simpson
  • 4 incredible workshops with Angela Merrill, MA, LPC & Danielle Ryan, RH (AHG)
  • 7 gourmet, plant-based meals with local ingredients
  • Ceremonial evening fires
  • Wellness package including the 5-Minute Journal, Locally-sourced Herbal Tea Blends, & more self-care surprises!
  • ...& so much more!

The Herbal First Aid Certification Course is a 2-day adjunct to GEM's 5-Day Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course. After the 5 day WFR, join in on a 2-day, action-packed herbal course in wilderness first aid education aimed at preparing students to successfully rely on plant medicine- using plants found in the local ecosystem as well as self-prepared herbal medicine from around the world- to safely navigate backcountry terrain. Topics covered include herbal medicine making, creating herbal first-aid kits, botanical identification in the field, education on medicinal plants in the local ecosystem, and a combination of classroom and hands-on learning. This course is co-taught by Danielle Ryan, Registered Herbalist through the American Herbalists Guild with extensive client-care, foraging experience, herbal-medicine background, and wilderness experience- with Gavin Dawson, Wilderness EMT and Emergency Room Technician, a lead instructor with Wilderness Medical Associates for over 5 years and founder/CEO of Global Emergency Medics who has significant clinical patient care and backcountry experience. This incredible duo will guide you through an exciting, hands-on, practical course merging the worlds of herbalism with emergency medicine to best prepare the student for all expeditions, no matter how far off grid. 

Price: $225

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Unraveling the Mysterious: 

Medicinal Mushroom Workshop

September 24, 2018

Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism

Discover. Evolve.Grow: Medicinal Mushrooms: Join Danielle Ryan, RH (AHG) and Lisa Ganora, Director of the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, as they walk you through the wondrous evolution of the fungi kingdom. Discover which mushrooms are most powerful for your health, learn simple, delicious recipes to get confident in using mushrooms as a culinary medicine, and join in a hands on demonstration on how to cultivate medicinal mushrooms at home using the liquid culture technique. You will go home with the confidence and skills necessary to cook with medicinal mushrooms, make decoctions and daily mushroom tonics for longevity, and grow your own mushrooms in your own home! 

Price: $125 ($75 for current CSCH students) Please bring cash to pay upon arrival.

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