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Newsletter – July 2016

Ruth’s Herbal Remedies / Branch Mill Organic Farm & Retreat Newsletter
July 2016
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Summer is Here!! Enjoy the Outdoors!

We are celebrating Summer season!
Our next Full Moon ceremony is July 19.  Lots of fun and laughter for the moon.  Yeah for Marisa for keeping our Full-Moon ceremony going each month!
Lots of new classes and events at the Retreat Center.  Check them out below!

Photo: Tyler planting squash (construction on our new restroom in the background)

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 love to eat.
New hen adjusting to the older gals and rooster
We also have yummy garlic (just cured), lemons, kale, chard, beets and herbs; sage, rosemary, thyme, and oregano, but we don’t put them out as they wilt in the heat.  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. Lots of tomatoes, peppers, squash and green beans are on their way!
At Ruth’s Herbal Remedies:
We have a new and very user-friendly site.
We have seasonal products highlighted on our website;  Certified organic sunscreen, bug balm and bug spray plus many tinctures are the hot sellers this summer.
Ruth’s Herbal Remedies will have a booth at:
Art in the Park: Dinosaur Caves Park in Shell Beach; every first Sunday of the month, beginning June through November.  (Yeah, vendors voted to have Oct and Nov. back this year)!  Hope to see you July 3rd! 
8th Annual Paso Robles Lavender Festival: 
July 9, 10 am to 5 pm. Downtown City Park on Pine and 11th& 12th Streets. We have wonderful lavender crèmes, sprays, salves and lip balms.
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Ruth’s Herbal Remedies can
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The Secret Garden
740 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo
The Halcyon Store
Halcyon Rd in Arroyo Grande

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Lisa Brand, LMT-in See Canyon.


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

Weekly Yoga Classes

Hatha Yoga with Abby Bio

Tuesdays 9:30-10:45am- Every Tuesday beginning July 12th
All levels welcome!  $12 
A style of yoga introducing all of the basic postures with emphasis on alignment and breath. The intention of this class is to gently stimulate, relax and rejuvenate the body, calm the mind and connect to what matters most in your life. All levels classAbout Abby BioAbby was introduced to yoga when she was searching for alternative ways to ease stress and pain caused by Systemic Lupus. She knew that she had found something incredible when she would end practice crying because she had released so many emotions. It had always been a dream of hers to do yoga teacher training and spread the immeasurable benefits that yoga provides. In 2016, Abby completed 200 hour teacher training at Harmony House’s Journey Inward yoga teacher training. Yoga has been a transformative tool in Abby’s life. Yoga has taught her to honor her path, body and mind. The teachings of yoga is a life changing practice that she loves sharing with her students.

Gentle Hatha Yoga with 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.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class Presented by Katarina Cox
All levels welcome
Wednesdays at 5:30
Cost: $5
Come find your inner peace and love for yourself! This is your chance to get flexible, get spiritual, and seek within your inner guidance. I offer Angelic Messages from your spirit guides after class.
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 |
Upcoming Events
Full Moon Ceremony
July 19 at 7 pm
Summer is fully alive and fire-y: the heat, the play, the passion. Thank you to all who joined us on Monday to bring in the Strawberry Moon- it was a joyous and spontaneous ceremony to say the least!
We hope you will join us for the next Full Moon Ceremony, JULY 19 at 7 pm. It is a moon that yields courage, change and freedom through influences of Capricorn, Mars and Uranus, according to What an important time to bring in such energies!
Also a moon of ‘social inclusion,” here is the call for leaders to facilitate a piece of the ceremony. Fire-keepers, poets, musicians- listen to your courageous hearts that long to share with others. If you wish to lead, a quick email or note to me would be appreciated; spontaneity however, is also welcome.

Pathways of Empowerment Retreat- Cultivating your Life Passions
Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24, 10:30 am – 5:30pm
Flyer HERE
Join us for a dynamic weekend of empowering and transformational workshops, music, expressive arts, permaculture design, organic vegan cuisine cooking, yoga, and much more!The energy exchange for this retreat is sliding scale
130$-160$ Full Weekend
65$-80$ One Day Retreat
No one turned away for lack of funds! Work-trade opportunities available.Workshops include:
Non-Violent Communication & Co-Counseling & Embodied Leadership,
Permaculture Design & Organic Cooking,
Finding Your Voice, Poetry & Song-Writing,
Transformational Theater, Dance & Art ,
Self-Heal Yoga, Meditation & Bodywork
Social Media Marketing & Fundraising
Tap into your ultimate potential to become the optimal you! Learn keys to Success,Leadership, Intimacy, Sustainability Mind-Body-Spiring WellBeing, Healing, & LovingKindness!We will engage in:
Partner Pranassage (Yoga + Massage)
Vegetarian Organic Cooking Class (make the meal & eat it together)
Songwriting Poetics & Finding Your Voice + Drumming. HeartSong Guide
Ecological Reconnection, Ecological Leadership | Expressive Arts Healing | Hatha Vinyassa Flow with Self-Awakening Theraputics Yoga.  PLUS…Workshops on creating your own organization/business with social media, marketing, graphic design and fundraising. More workshop offerings can be found here:!about3/c1mvz


Last Wednesday of Every Month Ongoing; 7/27, 8/31…..from 7-9pm 
 ~ Aware Living For Essential Change (Level 1) FLYER HERE
People coming together to expand their conscious awareness, learn powerful principles, tools, and practices to transform self-limiting patterns of thought and behavior to create healing and change!
 Practice self-empowerment tools and techniques to clear what is not working in your life
 Strengthen your self-awareness to know what is right and true for you and honor it!
 Live from the heart being unconditional and in complete allowance for yourself and others
 Be able to Handle difficult situations with more elegance and ease
 Experience the gift of “Aware Friends” for meaningful relationships, support, and inspiration
COST: First gathering is only $10. After that – $25
Raise Successful, Cooperative, Emotionally Intelligent Kids 

Date TBD
Early Registration 1-week ahead $245. Regular price $295. Couples Discount.

More information HERE
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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.