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8th - 13th April | Dharamkot, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India


Ygeia's signature plant medicine retreat is back for 6 days in Dharamkot in the foothills of the Dhauladhar mountain range.


Learn how to create your own plant medicine from selecting the plants and required to herbal actions to the extraction processes.

Plant Medicine Retreat

Time & Location

8th April - 13th April

Dharamkot, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India


11am - 5 pm Daily with 1 hour lunch break (2 days lunch is included which is a wild foraged meal )


“Let Food Be Thy Medicine and Medicine Be Thy Food.” (Hippocrates)

We will be eating medicinal plants everyday in the form of drinks, teas, shots, oils, beverages etc as part of the course

Course Fee

₹33k (non-residential)


The price does not include accomodation. We are able to arrange a stay at our sister company, Cosmic Geeks, who have a range of boutique homestays within walking distance to the retreat classroom. Usually individual rooms are about ₹2k to ₹3k a night. Rooms could be shared to bring the cost down.


On the final day you will be assessed by making your own medicine according to the herbal actions utilising and applying the knowledge you have gained

Course Contents

Plant Medicine

  • Journey of Ygeia and a brief introduction about us.

  • Permaculture - It all starts from the soil.

  • Herbal actions vs. allopathy actions

  • Why not allopathy? Allopathy is an emergency medicine with side effects

  • Why natural medicine? The heritage of indigenous plant medicine wisdom

  • Research journals about medicinal plants

  • Terms such as Adaptogen, Antispasmodic, Antiinflammatory etc.

  • Application routes - Practical and creative ways to integrate plant medicine in daily life.

  • Essential oils and their benefits. Covering 20-30 individual oils.

  • Different extraction processes like steam distillation, tincture etc.

  • Home pharmacy kit, making your shampoo, body butters, tooth powder, perfume etc.

  • Digestive system, gut, microbiome, how to maintain and cleanse it. Food groups and nutrition.


Quantum Thinking & Manifestations

  •  How thoughts affect our health, contentment and abundance.

  •  “There is no illness of the body except for the mind” Socrates


Mindful wild forging excursion

Herbal Sauna ceremony at a local Russian Banya

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