The Ethics of Consumption: Moon Mountain Gathering
Sep
19
to Sep 23

The Ethics of Consumption: Moon Mountain Gathering

Ravenous Media founder Mallory Lance will be guiding a course at Moon Mountain Gathering in Nevada City, California from Sep 19th through Sep 23rd, 2018.

The course is entitled The Ethics of Consumption, and it will begin with an exploration of Capitalism, its origins, and its development over the past 250 or so years. We will discuss the material through a lens of the global narrative, and discuss the vast and devastating effects of colonization of people and the natural landscape with capitalism as a driving force. We will also discuss why and how this very Eurocentric model has been and continues to be damaging for people of color.

We will then discuss various indigenous cultures around the globe that have a practice of reciprocity with the land and each other, and we will gain a better understanding of how we can cultivate personal standards to work within the capitalist system to celebrate reciprocity and support of makers. We will hold ourselves accountable and create a shift within ourselves to make connections between the money we spend as consumers and the systems we are directly supporting by doing so.

After the course at Moon Mountain Gathering we will be sharing the syllabus and will be open to teaching it at upcoming workshops. If interested in hosting the course, please send us a message on our contact page.

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Week 4: Plant Walks with Vanessa Chakour
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Week 4: Plant Walks with Vanessa Chakour

PLANT MEDITATIONS & MEDICINE WALKS
with Vanessa Chakour of Sacred Warrior

Magic and medicine exist right here in the concrete jungle of NYC. Many plants we consider weeds are actually powerful healers with rich history. You’re invited to join Ravenous Zine  and Sacred Warrior founder & herbalist, Vanessa Chakour on a series of walks through Prospect Park, Brooklyn. We’ll explore the many ways to work with these wild healers as medicine for the mind, body and spirit. As we move through the flow of each season, we’ll train our attention to detail and deepen our intimacy with the natural world.

WALKS WILL EXPLORE:

• Plant Meditation • Plant Identification • Ethical Wildcrafting
• Medicine Making • Healing Practices • Plant Ally Work

DATES:
SUMMER: July 5th, August 9th , Sept 6th
FALL: October 4th, Nov 1st, Dec 13th

CONTRIBUTION:
PER WALK:  $35 online registration
ENTIRE SERIES:  $190

LOCATION: 
Prospect Park, Brooklyn NY
We meet near the Grand Army Plaza Entrance.
Exact location given upon registration.

For those of you interested in diving deeper into plant medicine, take a look at Vanessa's full herbalism course here

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Week 5: Plant Walks with Vanessa Chakour
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Week 5: Plant Walks with Vanessa Chakour

PLANT MEDITATIONS & MEDICINE WALKS
with Vanessa Chakour of Sacred Warrior

Magic and medicine exist right here in the concrete jungle of NYC. Many plants we consider weeds are actually powerful healers with rich history. You’re invited to join Ravenous Zine  and Sacred Warrior founder & herbalist, Vanessa Chakour on a series of walks through Prospect Park, Brooklyn. We’ll explore the many ways to work with these wild healers as medicine for the mind, body and spirit. As we move through the flow of each season, we’ll train our attention to detail and deepen our intimacy with the natural world.

WALKS WILL EXPLORE:

• Plant Meditation • Plant Identification • Ethical Wildcrafting
• Medicine Making • Healing Practices • Plant Ally Work

DATES:
SUMMER: July 5th, August 9th , Sept 6th
FALL: October 4th, Nov 1st, Dec 13th

CONTRIBUTION:
PER WALK:  $35 online registration
ENTIRE SERIES:  $190

LOCATION: 
Prospect Park, Brooklyn NY
We meet near the Grand Army Plaza Entrance.
Exact location given upon registration.

For those of you interested in diving deeper into plant medicine, take a look at Vanessa's full herbalism course here

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Week 6: Plant Walks with Vanessa Chakour
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Week 6: Plant Walks with Vanessa Chakour

PLANT MEDITATIONS & MEDICINE WALKS
with Vanessa Chakour of Sacred Warrior

Magic and medicine exist right here in the concrete jungle of NYC. Many plants we consider weeds are actually powerful healers with rich history. You’re invited to join Ravenous Zine  and Sacred Warrior founder & herbalist, Vanessa Chakour on a series of walks through Prospect Park, Brooklyn. We’ll explore the many ways to work with these wild healers as medicine for the mind, body and spirit. As we move through the flow of each season, we’ll train our attention to detail and deepen our intimacy with the natural world.

WALKS WILL EXPLORE:

• Plant Meditation • Plant Identification • Ethical Wildcrafting
• Medicine Making • Healing Practices • Plant Ally Work

DATES:
SUMMER: July 5th, August 9th , Sept 6th
FALL: October 4th, Nov 1st, Dec 13th

CONTRIBUTION:
PER WALK:  $35 online registration
ENTIRE SERIES:  $190

LOCATION: 
Prospect Park, Brooklyn NY
We meet near the Grand Army Plaza Entrance.
Exact location given upon registration.

For those of you interested in diving deeper into plant medicine, take a look at Vanessa's full herbalism course here

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Week 3: Plant Walks with Vanessa Chakour
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Week 3: Plant Walks with Vanessa Chakour

PLANT MEDITATIONS & MEDICINE WALKS
with Vanessa Chakour of Sacred Warrior

Magic and medicine exist right here in the concrete jungle of NYC. Many plants we consider weeds are actually powerful healers with rich history. You’re invited to join Ravenous Zine  and Sacred Warrior founder & herbalist, Vanessa Chakour on a series of walks through Prospect Park, Brooklyn. We’ll explore the many ways to work with these wild healers as medicine for the mind, body and spirit. As we move through the flow of each season, we’ll train our attention to detail and deepen our intimacy with the natural world.

WALKS WILL EXPLORE:

• Plant Meditation • Plant Identification • Ethical Wildcrafting
• Medicine Making • Healing Practices • Plant Ally Work

DATES:
SUMMER: July 5th, August 9th , Sept 6th
FALL: October 4th, Nov 1st, Dec 13th

CONTRIBUTION:
PER WALK:  $35 online registration
ENTIRE SERIES:  $190

LOCATION: 
Prospect Park, Brooklyn NY
We meet near the Grand Army Plaza Entrance.
Exact location given upon registration.

For those of you interested in diving deeper into plant medicine, take a look at Vanessa's full herbalism course here

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Week 2: Plant Walks with Vanessa Chakour
Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

Week 2: Plant Walks with Vanessa Chakour

PLANT MEDITATIONS & MEDICINE WALKS
with Vanessa Chakour of Sacred Warrior

Magic and medicine exist right here in the concrete jungle of NYC. Many plants we consider weeds are actually powerful healers with rich history. You’re invited to join Ravenous Zine  and Sacred Warrior founder & herbalist, Vanessa Chakour on a series of walks through Prospect Park, Brooklyn. We’ll explore the many ways to work with these wild healers as medicine for the mind, body and spirit. As we move through the flow of each season, we’ll train our attention to detail and deepen our intimacy with the natural world.

WALKS WILL EXPLORE:

• Plant Meditation • Plant Identification • Ethical Wildcrafting
• Medicine Making • Healing Practices • Plant Ally Work

DATES:
SUMMER: July 5th, August 9th , Sept 6th
FALL: October 4th, Nov 1st, Dec 13th

CONTRIBUTION:
PER WALK:  $35 online registration
ENTIRE SERIES:  $190

LOCATION: 
Prospect Park, Brooklyn NY
We meet near the Grand Army Plaza Entrance.
Exact location given upon registration.

For those of you interested in diving deeper into plant medicine, take a look at Vanessa's full herbalism course here

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Reclaim The Wild Woman Retreat
Aug
2
to Aug 3

Reclaim The Wild Woman Retreat

Reclaim the Wild Woman 

“Each of us, at least once in our lives, hears the inner call. Some call it the wild woman within, who seeks to be heard, to return her tamed daughters to their natural, intuitive state, to break the chains that hold them so that they may run free… “ 
Clarissa Pinkola EstesWomen Who Run With the Wolves

Join Sacred Warrior founder, Vanessa Chakour , Mallory Lance of Ravenous Zine and Encar Vila, founder of the Jaguar Rescue Center for an extra special women’s camping retreat amongst the 39 wolves at the Wolf Conservation Center in So Salem, NY. A one of a kind experience as we connect to the inner and outer wild.

This retreat includes:

* Immersion in nature * Delicious vegetarian, organic meals * Herbal Medicine Making with the wild plants on the Conservation Center land  * Movement & Meditation to connect more deeply with instinct & intuition  * Bonfire & Sacred Fire Ceremony  * Creative Exploration  * Time for reflection and sharing  * Intimate time amongst the wolves

This is a retreat in nature. Shared tents are provided or you can bring your own. The retreat is conveniently located one hour from NYC via Metro North. Travel information and answers to some FAQs HERE

Space is limited, so secure your space with a deposit. Due to demand, deposits are non-refundable but with notice, can be used toward a future Sacred Warrior workshop or retreat. Your participation will support the Wolf Conservation Center’s vital work protecting wolves, educating the public about their essential role toward healthy ecosystem, and reintroducing endangered wolves into the wild.

We will share a potluck dinner Thursday evening and provide a nourishing & delicious breakfast and lunch the following day with food that is as local and organic as possible.

ARRIVE: 2pm, Thursday
Wolf Conservation Center in So. Salem, NY (just one hour outside NYC)
DEPART: 2pm, Friday
CONTRIBUTION: $275

PAYMENT OPTIONS:
Early Registration Paid in Full: $250
Deposit to hold space: $150
($125 balance due 1 week prior to retreat)

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Sacred Warrior Wolf Retreat
Jul
12
to Jul 13

Sacred Warrior Wolf Retreat

“Wolf is the Grand Teacher. Wolf is the sage, who after many winters upon the sacred path and seeking the ways of wisdom, returns to share new knowledge. Wolf is both the radical and the traditional in the same breath. When the Wolf walks by you-you will remember.” ~ Robert Ghost Wolf

Join Sacred Warrior founder, Vanessa Chakour for a powerful 2 day camping retreat amongst the 26 wolves at Wolf Conservation Center in So Salem, NY. We’ll connect more deeply with ourselves and the living earth and spend time with Ambassador Wolves, Atka, Alawa, Zephyr and Nakai. A one of a kind experience as we learn from about these sentries of the wild.

YOUR EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

• Immersion in Nature •  Movement & Meditation to awaken instinct & intuition • Wildcrafting & Herbal Medicine Making •  Bonfire & Sacred Fire Ceremony • Creation of a Flower Essence to take home •  Time for reflection and sharing • Delicious vegetarian, organic meals •  Rare private time amongst the wolves  •  Lots of howling!

ARRIVE:
Between 2 – 3pm Thursday
DEPART:
3pm Friday

CONTRIBUTION:
$225 early registration in full
$125 deposit to reserve space
(balance of $125 due one week prior to retreat)

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Week 1: Plant Walks with Vanessa Chakour
Jul
5
6:00 PM18:00

Week 1: Plant Walks with Vanessa Chakour

PLANT MEDITATIONS & MEDICINE WALKS
with Vanessa Chakour of Sacred Warrior

Magic and medicine exist right here in the concrete jungle of NYC. Many plants we consider weeds are actually powerful healers with rich history. You’re invited to join Ravenous Zine  and Sacred Warrior founder & herbalist, Vanessa Chakour on a series of walks through Prospect Park, Brooklyn. We’ll explore the many ways to work with these wild healers as medicine for the mind, body and spirit. As we move through the flow of each season, we’ll train our attention to detail and deepen our intimacy with the natural world.

WALKS WILL EXPLORE:

• Plant Meditation • Plant Identification • Ethical Wildcrafting
• Medicine Making • Healing Practices • Plant Ally Work

DATES:
SUMMER: July 5th, August 9th , Sept 6th
FALL: October 4th, Nov 1st, Dec 13th

CONTRIBUTION:
PER WALK:  $35 online registration
ENTIRE SERIES:  $190

LOCATION: 
Prospect Park, Brooklyn NY
We meet near the Grand Army Plaza Entrance.
Exact location given upon registration.

For those of you interested in diving deeper into plant medicine, take a look at Vanessa's full herbalism course here

 

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Summer Solstice Dinner Pt. II: A Supper to Celebrate Sisterhood in High Summer
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Solstice Dinner Pt. II: A Supper to Celebrate Sisterhood in High Summer

Join Ravenous Zine and chef Elisa DaPrato (featured in Vol II) for a vibrant vegetarian feast to honor sisterhood and the longest day of the year.

Tickets get you entrance to this intimate, multi-course dinner at a feast table and also include:

  • a summer solstice ritual
  • a five-course vegetarian feast
  • a wild cocktail
  • unlimited wine, mead and cider
  • a copy of Ravenous Zine vol II
  • a special surprise to take home
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Summer Solstice Dinner Pt I: A Wild Vegan Feast
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Solstice Dinner Pt I: A Wild Vegan Feast

Join Ravenous Zine and chef Tara Norvell (featured in Vol I) for a vibrant plant-based feast to honor the longest day of the year.

Tickets get you entrance to this intimate, multi-course dinner at a feast table and also include:

  • a summer solstice ritual
  • a six-course vegan feast including dessert
  • a wild cocktail
  • unlimited wine and cider
  • a copy of Ravenous Zine vol II
  • a special surprise to take home
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Revealing The Secret Garden Of NYC
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Revealing The Secret Garden Of NYC

Ravenous Zine is a proud partner of this event created by Vanessa Chakour & Electropositive.

Magic and medicine exist right here in New York’s secret concrete jungle. Many plants we consider weeds are actually powerful healers with rich history. You’re invited to join Sacred Warrior founder & herbalist, Vanessa Chakour for an evening of multi-sensory exploration. From the therapeutic experience of a plant meditation to the basics of medicine making, this program re-awakens the power of plants as a way to impact the mind, body and soul. The event will launch a series of eco-awareness and conservation events and screenings produced by Sacred Warrior and Electropositive.

EXPLORE & EXPERIENCE
Plant Meditations • Medicinal Tea & Tincture Tastings • Wild Plant Identification • The Basics Of Medicine Making • The Concept of Plant Ally Work • A Discussion Holistic Herbalism & more

ABOUT SACRED WARRIOR
Sacred Warrior Founder, herbalist, holistic arts and outdoor educator, Vanessa Chakour believes through re-establishing relationship with the inner and outer wild, we reclaim our innate power and ability to heal in collaboration with the earth. By re-connecting people, plant, animal, and earth, through retreats, courses, events and land remediation programs, Sacred Warrior is awakening eco-defenders and sacred fighters, one experience at a time. www.sacredwarrior.co

ABOUT ELECTROPOSITIVE
Electropositive (E+), is a social innovation platform for entrepreneurial women, people of color, and other underserved communities. Headquartered in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, E+ consists of a workspace, content studio, social impact agency, and 501c3 non-profit arm. Our mission is to bring entrepreneurs, change-makers, and innovators together to build sustainable solutions to social, cultural, or environmental challenges.

EVENT PARTNERS    The Wolf Conservation Center, Dropping Seeds, Sawmill Herb Farm, United Plant Savers, Radicle Herb Shop, Ravenous Zine, Common Knowledge Plants, Seedles, Terracycle

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Ravenous: Recovering the Creative Process
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Ravenous: Recovering the Creative Process

If you're interested in exploring your potential guided by the wild spirit that lives within each of us, come join us for this conversation about the creative process, craft and recovery.

with Ravenous Founder + Editor-in-Chief, Mallory Lance

Are you looking to find or embrace your creative spirit but can't seem to decide what you want to make or how you're going to make it? Are you in a creative dry spell? Are you having doubts about the path that you're on but feel like it might be too late to make a change in your life? Do you feel overwhelmed by city life and are you in need of embracing your wild feminine? Do you need to howl at the moon?

Moderated by Rachelle Robinett, founder of Supernatural, and featuring Mallory Lance, founder, editor-in-chief and creative director of Ravenous Zine, we will discuss these elements as well as how Ravenous Zine can be used as a tool to get your own creative flow in motion.

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