Sacred Earth Medicine Retreat – Aravaipa Canyon, AZ


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Sacred Earth Medicine Herbal Retreat

October 29-November 2, 2014

Aravaipa Canyon, AZ

Join Shamanic Herbalist, Darcey Blue, for a powerful and transformative Shamanic Plant Medicine experience- the Sacred Earth Medicine Retreat.  We gather together around the fire during the Day of the Dead/Samhain, in a beautiful and sacred canyon in the southwest to engage our spirits in community, ceremony and teachings from the land itself.5-altar

We will work closely with common healing plant allies used in western herbalism and shamanic practices: journey, breathwork, fire ceremony, sweat lodge, and sacred plant bathing, to dive into our work with shadow, ancestral healing, and deepening our relationships with self, spirit, nature, sacred and healing plant medicines, the sacred Earth herself.  In a spirited and intimate community of sharing we will also enjoy learning about herbal medicine and plant allies, medicine making, shamanic plant journeys, river rambles and plant medicine walks, drum & song circle and dance, shared meals and star gazing.

08-IMG_8932The Sacred Earth Medicine Retreat in 2014 is located in beautiful Aravaipa Canyon located an hour and a half outside of Tucson, Arizona at the Aravaipa Canyon Ranch.  The private ranch is on 55 acres tucked in and surrounded by thousands of acres of BLM lands and Nature Conservatory at the foot of the Brandenburg Mountains. This area boasts red rock canyons and put quite simply, is a place of magnificence, and pristine beauty amidst the singing waters of Aravaipa Creek where we can get in touch with spirit, our ancestors, the spirits of the land, plants and ourselves. The ranch not only has tranquil spaces, an outside fire pit and a Labyrinth but offers us the perfect backdrop to let the cares of the world wash away and hold us, free us to take this sacred journey and share in this experience together.

**Space is Limited to 18 participants, Register early to hold your space in this incredible journey and unforgettable experience of Sacred Plant Medicine**

To Register ~ Complete this Registration form
and email it to Darcey at 

Participant Registration form (2)

This event is being offered on a Sliding Scale Tuition with a $150 Deposit required by September 15th.

The tuition is $595-$695 and includes 4 nights indoor dormitory style lodging, nourishing catered meals focusing on locally produced and organic foods, and all supplies.

Deposit of $150 to hold your space due by Sept 15, 2014


Tuition – $595- 695 (sliding scale) – Due by Oct 15, 2014

Payment plans are also available with final payments being made by October 15th.

Flying in to Arizona?  Shuttle from Tucson International Airport available, with reservation and shuttle fee.

Watch the Video Interview with Darcey about Why she created the Sacred Earth Medicine Retreat!

Join me for this Sacred Journey with the Spirits of the Land, the Plant Medicines, and our Ancestors standing beside and behind us as we dream the world into being.

We are the change we wish to see in the world- let us dream a world of community, deep connection, spirit, nourishment and beauty.

In such deep gratitude for the spirit in all things that leads me here.

Darcey Blue

Scheduling Flights:  We begin at 3 pm on Oct 29.   We end at 2 pm on Nov 2.   Location is about 2.5 hrs from the airport.

Here’s what others have to say ~ Testimonials

“As a clinical herbalist, I’m always looking to find new and exciting herb classes to take.  I recently attended an herbal intensive with Darcey Blue French of Shamana Flora.  Darcey’s teaching style is one in which she shares her stories and leads you on an intimate journey with both the plants and oneself.  With her truly holistic teaching approach filled with knowledge, experience, gratitude and respect, you can’t help but to fall in love with these plants, or Darcey for that matter!  She leads her students through a very special and thoughtful process, encompassing mind, body and spirit!  Not only did I leave the retreat feeling peaceful, refreshed and fulfilled, but I came away with a new appreciation for the desert and a whole new group of delightful herbal friends. Darcey is truly walking her life path in life. I’d recommend taking at least one of her classes. You won’t regret it!
 ~ Heidi”


“Darcey is a skilled and loving guide into the fascinating world of plants.Through her facilitation I was able to connect to new places in myself, to the plants, and to the people around me. The retreat gave me deep spiritual healing and tools for continuing this work myself.
Thank you!” ~ Rebecca
“My being is filled with gratitude for the amazing weekend I spent at the Shamana Floral Retreat. The loving care in which Darcey held space for the group to explore new ideas, engage in sacred ceremony, and to connect in a deeper and richer way with the plant allies, was such a gift. Through my participation with these offerings I feel a greater sense of self empowerment and purpose! The integrated way plant medicine was presented opened many new doors. Thank You Darcey for providing such a safe container where I could sit in a loving community, grow, process, and play!” ~ Teresa


“The March 2014 spring Shamanic Herbal Weekend with Darcey proved to not only show each student the doorway they were seeking, but the knowledge and confidence that would unlock their own spiritual journey with plants.  We were lovely women of 16 years to 62, and each of us left blessed with experience and sisterhood.  Darcey Blue is a gracious and kind teacher who comes highly recommended by this traveler and lover of our mother earth.” ~ Nita

7 comments on “Sacred Earth Medicine Retreat – Aravaipa Canyon, AZ

  1. Omy Keyes says:

    Hi Darcy, I wish to sign up for this course; what is the breakdown of payment plan, please?

  2. possibilities for tent/private sleeping?

    • Darcey Blue says:

      i dont think there would be an issue with a tent, but i will make sure with the ranch hosts/owners. It will not change the cost though, as it is a per head fee. <3 will let you know shortly.

  3. I wish to sign up pretty please!

  4. Radha Crawley says:

    How do I sign up for this?!

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