East Village Edition: Tour Herbal Hideouts & Hidden Health Gems in NYC’s East Village. From an old herb library to a new kava bar (non-alcoolic herbal beverage), and more. Easy walking, optional shopping, education, and lunch/dinner at a hidden health gem that serves everything from raw bread, to smokey sauerkraut, to organic wine.
Stops to incude:
Flower Power: “We are an extraordinary retail store, an indispensable resource to superlative organically cultivated herbs, roots, flowers, leaves and seeds. We sell a considerable collection of loose, bulk dried herbs, in their potent natural state — for use in Teas, Infusions, Decoctions, Cooking, Aromatherapy, Bath and Body care. The store’s resident Wise Woman/Flower Shaman, Lata Chettri-Kennedy, is a knowledgeable and quality driven herbalist who is loved and admired far and wide for her integrity as well as her loving positive energy and the empowering information she offers. All the Wise Women/Green Witches at Flower Power are well versed and practicing Healing Magic empowering all those that enter our premises.”
Kavasutra: “Kava is a magical root from the South Pacific. It has been used as a tradition for over 3,000 years. The relaxing effects that Kava offers are truly remarkable. When mixed with water, properly strained and sold at KavaSutra, the effect it will have on you must be experienced to be truly understood. KavaSutra uses the highest quality Kava from the beautiful island of Vanuatu. Used for thousands of years in ceremony and now served in the islands as a relaxing social drink, Kava has made it’s way to the western world and is growing in popularity. KavaSutra Kava Bars have a relaxing, tranquil environment where you can come in, kick back, drink a kava shell, and relax within a non-judgmental and welcoming environment.”
Crystal’s Garden: Plants, crystals, and guides to help you find the right keepsake.
Caravan of Dreams: “Caravan of Dreams was founded by Angel Moreno in 1991 as the place where the Spanish expat could combine his passions for food, health, music, arts, and community. Since then it has served the East Village in particular — and New York City in general — with all organic, all vegan, kosher verified, and extensive live food options, plus a fully stocked bar, nightly entertainment, and occasional educational seminars and events. Built plank-by-plank and brick-by-brick by Angel, Caravan of Dreams became the vanguard of a new mode of living, and has since become one of the established stalwarts of the East Village scene and a symbol of the Zeigeist.”
Tour lead by Rachelle Robinett, a Brooklyn-based Herbalist and Integrative Health Guide – combining natural approaches to wellness with transformative lifestyle practices for awesome wellbeing.