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Join clinical herbalist and Director/Owner of Equinox Center of Herbal Studies, Laura Cascardi, for a live wellness experience. Her offering for Red Earth: The Mountain West Women's Herbal Gathering is to create a space for healing on all levels: physical, spiritual, and emotional. We will be contributing simple rituals and recipes to increase your overall personal power as well as providing teas, tinctures, sprays, flower essences and other goodies to engage with.


Our intention is to allow each individual to explore wellness through a hands-on, interactive and safe space. We will be present for immediate assistance, if needed, throughout the event and have many resources on hand to explore! Whether you need some immediate healing, calming or just want to play with herbs, come to wellness and share in the magic of herbalism. Allow us to peacefully, joyously, naturally, and herbally guide you to your greater vibrance and deep inner health. 

As a special treat, Laura will be bringing a few of her lovely students to do mini wellness consultations, free of charge. Not to be missed!


We will also have the Healing Village, a wellness marketplace for the healing arts. The Healing Village invites you to bring your wellness related offerings to our gathering! This is the space to offer body work, reiki, intuitive readings or whichever service ignites you.

Teachers, Sponsors, and Performers, please check your own application agreements for participation options

Laura Cascardi

Laura’s passion for herbalism, healing, and well-being is evident in her 20 + years of working with herbs and people. She began her formal education with herbs at the Rocky Mountain Center of Botanical studies where she graduated in 2001 as a certified herbalist. In 2013 she graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Botany. In 2014, Laura co-founded the Equinox Center of Herbal Studies where she is the director and one of the primary teachers.

Equinox Center of Herbal Studies is an herbal education center, community gathering space and herbcrafting market located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Equinox Center is an interactive space held by volunteers, students and herbalists who believe that herbalism is for everyone, and we create a welcoming environment for all those wishing to explore and experience plant medicine.

Our goal at Equinox Center is to offer a variety of opportunities to engage in herbalism that fits a large spectrum of individuals. We offer individual workshops and classes; an intensive herbal studies program; private wellness consultations; a reading nook with an herbal based library; and a walk-in apothecary with organic bulk herbs, essential oils and many other herbcrafting supplies.

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