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Newsletter – February 2016

Ruth’s Herbal Remedies / Branch Mill Organic Farm & Retreat Newsletter
February 2016
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Waiting for more rain and luscious spring wildflowers to bloom on our green hills!
Many exciting events coming up!
Hope you will join us for one or all of the things happening here at the farm
Our big event of the year is
Earth Day 2016
April 23, 2016 from 9 am to 4:45
Looking for volunteers to help with set-up, clean-up, parking, welcome booth etc.  Please email Ruth @
or message on FB Branch Mill
Organic Farm
What’s New?

On the Farm:
The farm stand is always open every day.  It’s an honor stand so you just put your money in the slot. We have LOTS of fresh brown eggs with 16 new hens now laying delicious eggs- all fed pure organic/non-GMO feed and scratch plus all the greens from the farm that they can eat.

We still have winter squash varieties: Kabocha , Butternut, Delicata, & Sweet Dumpling & Acorn ( for stuffing). We also have lemons, kale, chard, and herbs: cilantro, rosemary, thyme, parsley, and oregano but we don’t put them out as sales have slowed for the winter.  Just call us (481-9205) and we can pick you whatever you’d like. All are certified organic from the farm.

Take Huasna Rd. and follow the signs: Organic Farm Stand.
At Ruth’s Herbal Remedies:
We have a new and very user-friendly site.
Same place  with much more information, testimonials, and many new features.
Herbal Remedies New Site
Click on picture to VISIT NEW SITE
Thanks to Purely Pacha for all her hard work and creative efforts!
Ruth’s Herbal Remedies will have a booth at the following event:

4th Annual Women’s Symposium
March 12nd, 2016, 9-4 P.M.,
San Luis Coastal District Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St.,
Room J-2, San Luis Obispo, CA
Register now for a great event!  Women’s Symposium Facebook Page:
Ruth’s great products can be found at:
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In This Issue
Find Herbal Remedies
New Website at Ruth’s
Events at the Farm/News

Ruth’s Herbal Remedies can
be found at:
The Secret Garden
740 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo
The Halcyon Store
Halcyon Rd in Arroyo Grande

Essence Massage Therapy & Wellness

Lisa Brand, LMT-in See Canyon.


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Directly at


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Events & Classes at the Retreat Center On Branch Mill Organic Farm

Weekly Yoga Classes
Gentle Hatha Yoga with Natalie Maese & Jackie Adams
Tuesday afternoon
Tuesdays | 5:30 -6:45 pm
Only $12 a class
About Gentle Hatha:  This yoga class takes the push out of your day, using slow movement and breathing to gently energize muscles and joints. We will then dive into a relaxed series of grounding postures leaving the body stretched and refreshed. Classes will also offer opportunities for deeper breathing exercises and meditation. Rotating Teachers each week
Ongoing Yoga Series with Premayoga
Thursdays 4:30-5:45 pm – Healing Yoga
(this is for deep peace and relaxation )
Thursdays is highly meditative and uses Therapeutic Yoga, Yin Yoga, and gentle stretching to support unwinding from within. This class is also great for students who are stiff or have long time holding that is chronic in nature. It is also great for deep relaxation and learning to let go of busy mind.
BranchMill and PremaYoga partner together to bring quality Yoga and Healing to the community. Each month we have both Yoga and Individualized healing sessions. Receive a unique combination of Healing & Yoga Offerings at BranchMill Retreat Center. Read more about the offerings here:
RSVP by emailing Lisa |
New Hatha Flow with Paige Wyatt
Mondays from 5:50 – 7 pm. Begins on February 1st. We still need STUDENTS!
This class is appropriate for beginners and Intermediates.  Paige has been a Yoga Teacher and Massage Therapist for ten years. Her style of Yoga is focused on building strength and lengthening muscles all the while calming and soothing the nervous system.  Students will leave feeling great in their bodies and calm in their minds.  Come breathe and move your bodies in community!
New Healing Practitioner In the Studio:
Maya Abdominal Therapy with Miya Tischler, CMP, RYT 
My bodywork practice seeks to empower women’s healthcare with time tested manual therapy that supports the body’s ability to regain health and balance. The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy (ATMAT) utilize therapeutic abdominal massage, gentle work to decrease scar tissue on the sacrum, and corrections that support alignment of the pelvis. These non-invasive treatments support our biological design by increasing the flow of blood, lymph, and nerve impulse while releasing physical and emotional congestion in the pelvic organs. By facilitating the transport of nutrients and removal of cellular waste, traditional fertility massage results in improved organ function, reproductive vitality, and self connection. Whether you are challenged by infertility and want to take a more holistic approach, have cyclical irregularity, past trauma, sexual dysfunction or pain, endometriosis, dysmenorrhea, frequent UTIs, digestive imbalance or just want to feel more centered and embodied, I offer individualized care to meet your needs. I work with my clients to regain trust in their bodies, desires, and innate wisdom.
For more information contact
Call 805-776-3280 to schedule an appointment Or visit
Upcoming Events
Full Moon Ceremony 
Sunday, February 21, at 6pm
After much delay, the time has come to gather once again! On the New Moon earlier this month, the Chinese New Year began, bringing into focus the Monkey and the element of Fire. We will be exploring the teachings of these two themes, using their teachings to aide us in severing from that which no longer serves and accepting into our lives that which contributes to our greatest good.
Potluck will commence at 6, followed by the ceremony. Songs, poems, thoughts or other medicines are encouraged and welcome to contribute to our circle.
 “This Monkey year, I give you five monkeys: the ingenuity of the macaque, the health and happiness of the monkey, the leisure and wealth of monkey-kind, the lightheartedness of apes and monkeys, and intelligence and wit surpassing the Monkey King.”
                                                                              -Chinese New Year Blessing

Medicine Buddha Meditation with Bob Sachs*

February 25 @ 6 pm

According to Tibetan tradition, the origin of all healing systems on the Earth stem from the teachings of the Medicine Buddha.  These teachings were then passed on through various divine and enlightened sources and
eventually appeared as the entire body of Ayurveda some 6 thousand years ago in the Indus River valley region. Even with such an ancient and mythic past, the teachings of the Medicine Buddha are particularly relevant in these times.

*Author and local teacher, Robert Sachs will share this mythic origin to all healing and  then lead participants in a traditional guided meditation on Medicine Buddha.  This will include exercises and meditations for healing – for yourself and others.*

Dreamscape: A Sound Journey with Mark Holland and Patti Pellerito
March 9th, from 7-9
Call 805-481-9205 for reservations
Sounds of Himalayan Singing Bowls, Planetary Gongs, Native American style flutes, and other percussive instruments offer nutrition for the neurological system as well as medicine for the soul. Many describe this experience as transportive, a sense of deep peace and rejuvenation.
Come Feel The Sounds. Event Flyer HERE
Channeled Intuitive readings
available for limited time in person. Spots go fast!
To book your apointment contact Danae directly at 720-346-2383 /
Appointments: 3/19 Morro Bay  &  3/20 – 3/21 Arroyo Grande
2nd Annual Earth Day at the Farm
April 23rd from 9 am until 4:45 pm.  
We have lots of yoga, meditation, kirtan, and ceremony from 9-12:30.
Then a host of local musicians from 12:30- 4:45.
See flyer for great musical line-up and schedule!
Great local food vendors. Plus local artists, crafts-persons, kids’ activities, a special tree planting, food forest, rain catchment, & solar energy tours of the farm. See FLYER ABOVE
Details are also on the website:
About Ruth’s Herbal Remedies
Ruth’s Handcrafted Herbal Remedies is a line of products made from certified organic ingredients, all-natural plant extracts, carrier oils, and essential oils. All the ingredients have been hand-selected from known reputable sources. Each product is made by hand to create natural healing formulas.