Summer Solstice Herbal Retreat Weekend

2019 Summer Solstice Herbal Retreat Weekend!!

“Building Resiliency- from the inside out to community”

June 21st – 23rd, 2019

John Redden is joining us again!

At OTTER RIVER FARMS, near Port Burwell, Ontario

Given the globalization and the global climate tragedy, and the extreme and rapid changes that are taking place all around the world that many are now already experiencing, the theme for the next retreat will be all about “building resiliency” on all levels. We need to be resilient within our selves first so that we can take that resiliency out into our homes, family, work and then out further into our communities.

Watch here for updates and for the schedule as it comes together!!!

Registration is now open!!

 Click here for –   2019 Summer Solstice Herbal Retreat Weekend- REGISTRATION FORM




Speaker’s Bios



John Redden is a Western Medical Herbalist with an eclectic background.

He has over thirty years experience growing and wild crafting herbs, manufacturing remedies and clinical practice. As a member and former vice-president of the Ontario Herbalists Association, he co-founded “A Celebration of Herbs”, Toronto’s largest herbal event..

He is a hands-on teacher of numerous aspects of holistic herbal medicine and teaches popular and advanced classes in his workshop / laboratory and at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.

John’s studies in the U.S., Britain, and Canada have culminated in the founding of Viriditas Herbal Products, whose clients include professional herbalists, naturopaths, and medical doctors. John also enjoys collaborating with NDs to produce patient specific remedies extemporaneously. Post-graduate herbal studies in Scotland and Spain along with naturopathic continuing education with oncology expert, Dr. Neil McKinney ND have helped John become effective in treating patients with complex medical conditions including cancer. In the late 1970’s John spent about a year at Findhorn in Forres, Morayshire, Scotland. It was here that he began an ongoing dialogue with the life-beings and light-beings of creation.

Recently (2015) John was recognized as a Herbal Elder of Canada by the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations “for his outstanding contributions to the field of herbal medicine.”


Laura Vazquez is a certified yoga teacher for over 10 years now. Her focus is on gentle yoga exploring both physical and spiritual approach. Each student is encouraged to take the next step in their own path to wholeness. Laura’s spirit led practice pays special attention to physical alignment, movement of energy, and opening the heart. For Laura a successful practice leaves everyone calm, alert and happy. Laura also has a keen interest in the plants and herbal medicine, which she has been studying much of her life and is a major importance for her.


Christine DennisChristine Dennis RH, MNIMH, MSc. (Herb Med.) has a Master of Science degree from the University of Wales (MSc.) in the UK. Christine is the past president and current Professional Member of the Ontario Herbalists Association (RH) as well as a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (MNIMH) in England and is a graduate and clinic instructor for the Dominion Herbal College Clinical Program.

Having a balance of bio-medical, traditional and energetic herbal medicine training, Christine considers herself to be an eclectic herbalist. She has a great deal of hands-on experience in the field with 20+ years seeing patients and facilitating herbal and health classes.


Contact Christine by email ( or by phone (519-874-4532).

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