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Newsletter – Oct 2017



We are welcoming the transition of autumn and the changing seasons.

The farm is flourishing with many new exciting events, workshops, and activities.

Our next big event is our October Farm to Table vegetarian dinner on October 29.  Hope you will join us!
4 course, all-organic vegetarian meal from the farm’s fall harvest bounty
$25 per person + local beer & wine available for purchase
4-5 pm -Appetizers & drinks – meet farm staff and take a walking tour
5 pm – 6:30  Dinner & Dessert
Menu includes:
Palate Teasers
Summerset Salad
Autumn Stew
Winter Squash Enchilada Casserole
Apple Gallette
Herbal Tea
Prepared with love by Chef Robert and the Branch Mill Community.
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. Currently we also have lots of tomatoes; sweet cherry varieties & beefsteaks,& red and yellow sweet peppers. Also lovely Red Kuri Hubbard winter squash which makes delicious sweet and savory dishes and pies (recipes at the stand), organic eggs and lemons. In addition we have herbs-lovely Genovese basil, mint, sage, oregano, thyme, rosemary.  Pomegranates and persimmons are on their way.
Take Huasna Rd. and follow the signs: Organic Farm Stand.
At Ruth’s Herbal Remedies:
We have seasonal products highlighted on our website;
Ruth’s Herbal Remedies will have a booth at:
Art in the Park-Dinosaur Caves Park in Shell Beach on
November 5th, 10 am – 4 pm–the last one of the year:
a great place to shop for the holidays. Hope to see you there!

Halcyon Faire:  Elm Street Park in Arroyo Grande on
Saturday and Sunday, November 11& 12 from 10-4.
Lots of local vendors for holiday shopping.
See photos & Like us on Facebook
Events & Classes at the Retreat Center

Hatha Yoga with Nicole Chanley
Tuesday afternoons – 5:30 – 6:45. 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.

Kundalini Yoga- Let’s Explore Our Creative Potential Together with Mark Davis (Prem Gian)

Thursdays | 5:00-6:00 pm (Starting October 31, 2017)
Incorporating physical movement, meditation and changing, these classes will help us focus on and explore the untapped creative potential within each of us.  Kundalini yoga is specifically based on the belief that there is a well of energy, creativity and love within each of us waiting to be activated.  Whether one wishes to apply this to a specific creative endeavor or to our living as a whole, who doesn’t want to become more loving, creative and alive?! Together, we can.
$10/donation- All LEVELS Welcome! Mats and blankets available.
Wear comfortable loose clothes. More Info
Mark is an acclaimed songwriter and author.  He will complete his level 1 teacher training in Kundalini Yoga(as taught by Yogi Bhajan) in October 2017.  Flyer here
Upcoming Events:

Sacred Spiral of Phenomenal Women
Saturday, October 14: 9-5 and Sunday, October 15: 10-4
Discover and Celebrate the Sacred Feminine.
Spiral In….delving deeper to find our truth and our unique gifts.
Spiral Out……sharing our gift in creative expression.
Co-creating the Sacred Spiral as we dream the world into being!
We are in the midst of tremendous change. The Sacred Feminine has reawakened, re-emerged and re-birthed in potent and powerful ways. As we come together in sacred space, we amplify the energies for love, peace and compassion within ourselves and in the world around us. Through the sacred spiral, we align with the potent creational energy that organizes all of creation and is in harmony with the music of the spheres. With this life-giving energy, we co-create with the Universe, as we dream the new earth into being!
*  Reconnect with the primal essence of the sacred feminine
*  Discover the power of sacred ground in ceremony
*  Explore the Creatrix within
*  Be initiated into the Sisterhood of the Sacred Spiral
*  Experience an even more inspired, empowered, dazzling YOU!
*  Co-create the sacred spiral with a group of Phenomenal Women!
About the facilitator
Teressena is a spiritual mid-wife, creatrix, and shaman, expressing the divine through ceremony and sacred art. Over the past 24 years, she has received wisdom teachings and initiations with Native American medicine women, Mayan elders and Peruvian shaman. Together with her husband, Martien, she leads sacred journeys to the Mayan lands with Don Miguel Angel Vergara. She is the co-creator of The Fifth Tarot, author of Peace Moon and Teachings of the Serpent. Teressena is an international speaker and presenter on various metaphysical topics.
Early registration: $255 before Oct. 1st.
After October 1st, registration is $333.
Includes materials and lunch each day.
For more information contact:
Limbic Reboot Mini Retreat

with Yuli Miracle

October 21st 10am -2pm

Are you ready for a journey into deeper embodiment?
– Renew your sense of vitality and creativity.
– Reconnect with your Soul Tribe.
– Release early imprints that no longer serve you.LIR (Limbic Imprint Recoding) is a dynamic blend of practices – incorporating journaling, dance, breathwork, guided visualization, and somatic touch – supporting you in embodying love, joy and connection as a lifestyle!
Getting Ready:
1. Come wearing comfortable layers for movement
2. Bring a yoga mat, eye pillow, water bottle, journal, and any other comfort items for guided visualizations
3. Light refreshments will be served at the end of class.You can be what Love is ♥

$60/person or $100/couple
Online tickets available until October 17.
Prices go up at the door. Flyer here

Full Moon Ceremony

Friday, November 3rd
Potluck at 6 pm. Ceremony begins at 7:00 pm.  Native Americans traditionally called this moon the Full Beaver Moon as the beavers began to prepare for winter.
If you’d like to share a song, poem, or reflection, let us know so we can put you on the agenda.  It’s a good time to come together to bond with community. Meet us at Branch Mill Organic Farm and Retreat Center.

Here is the list of items to bring…
*potluck dish (prefer organic, vegetarian/vegan or gluten-free) *
*warm clothes or blanket
*instruments, (drums, percussion)
*camping chair *flashlight
*open mind and heart
*reciprocity donations are gratefully received ($5 – $10 suggested).
PREMA- 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certification
Coming in Spring 2018
At Branch Mill Organic Farm
Questions contact Lisa Marie 707.721.6988
Details are also on the website:
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 
1264 Higuera St.Suite 102

San Luis Obispo

By Contacting Ruth
Directly at

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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.