Maca and cacao are two of the most sacred Incan medicines used to treat and balance the body during stress. Traditional use of these incredible plants follows the principals of Incan medicine and the healing powers of each to return the body to balance and build a strong resilience to stressors.
The correct identification of symptoms and combination of maca colours with cacao can assist with managing hormonal issues, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, mental health, anxiety, depression, PMS, menopause, adrenal fatigue, addiction and autoimmunity. Not all maca and cacao are created equal, so how do you know the medicinal properties of your maca and cacao?
Come along a be guided through the ancient Incan traditions surrounding both maca and cacao, the science behind how they work, how to tell their medicinal potential, and how to use them as medicine to heal and rebuild your body and mind.
Dr Corin Storkey | Seleno Health
Corin is a health educator with over 15 years of academic and research experience, specialising in medicinal antioxidant chemistry, oxidative diseases, cellular protection and health. He holds a PhD in medicinal chemistry from the University of Melbourne, Australia and the Heart Research Institute – Sydney, Australia. He has previously struggled with and overcome chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) using natural health. He heads New Zealand's Maca research program and focuses on linking science to traditional uses of maca and cacao.
Sally Huapaya | Seleno Health
Sally is a native Peruvian of Incan descent, with a Bachelor in industrial engineering and specialist in traditional health enhancing Peruvian botanicals. She is an educator of traditional and spiritual practices surrounding Incan medicine and culture, including maca and cacao. She will guide you through the ancient traditions surrounding each plant and how to connect and treat your own health with them.
Both Sally and Corin live and work between New Zealand and 2 farming communities in Peru (in the mountains and the jungle) where they actively take part in planting, harvesting and preparation of their maca and cacao. They run a cultural exchange and social responsibility program that brings people to Peru to experience the culture and gives back to the communities of their farmers. Their model of ethical business recently won them the 2019-2020 NZ Organic Week Brand of the year award.
• The history and anthropology of Incan maca and cacao
• Farm to Table maca and cacao – from the soil to your plate
• The biochemistry of maca and cacao – relating the sacred traditions with the scientific research
• Maca and cacao's role in the endocannabinoid system
• The application of maca as a therapeutic
• The different colours of maca - yellow, red and black
• Which maca is right for you
• Real life case examples of successes
• Seleno Health’s social responsibility programs
• Joining Seleno Health in Peru 2020
FRIDAY 8th NOVEMBER 6pm
Ticket price includes ceremonial cacao elixir, ceremonial maca infusion and a cacao maca smoothie sample.
Join us for an evening with Urban Forager Johanna Knox to learn adaptable recipes that can be used for those or whatever other plants you can find in your neighbourhood. Discover more about about the texture, flavour and nutritional qualities of different foraged plants, and how you can use them as substitutes for other plants in recipes that use cultivated plants.
WHEN 6pm, Thursday 14th November
WHERE Wellington Apothecary, 110a Cuba Street, Te Are, Wellington.
Bottomless Herbal Tea Provided
Join us at the Wellington Apothecary with Urban Forager Johanna Knox and make soap the simple melt-and-pour way, adding foraged finds to turn them into creative gifts. Take a closer look at the qualities of particular wild-growing plants, what they represent, and what they can teach us, and we'll think about ways to incorporate these meanings into gifts we make with them, including soaps.
WHEN 6pm, Thursday 28th November
Bottomless Herbal Tea Provided
ONE ON ONE DIY SKINCARE WORKSHOP
This is a one on one workshop where you collaborate with a trained Herbalist and co-founder of the Wellington Apothecary shop and skincare to create your own unique skincare products. Sit down over a cup of herbal tea, learn about the properties of a wide range of plant extracts, choose a blend of your favourite pure essential oils and together we will create your own bespoke skincare rituals. Make three products of your choice.
"I love the products I made and learned so much. Best of all my skin has
completely cleared up using the natural ingredients :) and hasn't reacted
negatively at all which is a nice change from when I usually try new things
on my skin!" - Caroline
Join Wellington Apothecary Co-Founder and Herbalist Jemma Scott for an evening of botanical alchemy! Smell, sample and learn about a wide range of plant extracts, create your own unique aromatic blends, and together we will make a range of bespoke skincare products for you to take home. Blend a face oil, Make a lip/body/massage butter & create a nourishing face cream.
Course Fee Includes
2 hour Workshop 6-8pm
Everything you make - 3 products valued at over $100
Bottomless herbal tea