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Women's Wellness Workshop 3: Digestive Bitters & Other Herbal Mojo

  • 901 North Marsh Road Brodhead, WI, 53520 United States (map)

Since the very beginning of our farm, Kyle and I have always believed in prioritizing our health and wellness alongside growing our business. It hasn’t always been easy and we certainly haven’t always succeeded, but we keep trying to discover new and nourishing ways to care for ourselves. Luckily, we have found dozens of incredible mentors along the way: teachers who have helped us to heal, reflect, nourish ourselves and just generally learn how to live well. We are thrilled to bring many of these beautiful teachers together for you all at our farm this fall.

Our Women’s Wellness series is a trio of workshops held from 1-4:30 p.m. every-other Saturday beginning September 21st. Each with its own unique focus (nourishing meals, introduction to herbalism, and digestive bitters), each session will include a short workshop, a yoga class, time to reflect and set intentions, and beautiful views of our fields. Some workshops will also send you home with goodies to use on your own wellness journey at home.

Our Women’s Wellness event series is your opportunity to learn how to care for yourself. It’s your moment to step away and just savor this life. It’s your moment of stillness.


1 p.m. Intro & Welcome

1:15 p.m. Yoga with Peggy Frain of True Nature Yoga

Nourish your soul, heart, and body with a yoga sequence of forward folds and backbends led by Peggy Frain. Peggy has taught alignment-focused, heart-centered yoga for over 9 years and has been practicing for close to 17. Peggy opened True Nature Yoga Stuido in Evansville’s historic downtown in 2012, later converting it to Evansville Mindfulness Coop. Though the space has changed hands, she teaches classes there on Wednesday evenings. Peggy also teaches yoga to female inmates at Dane County Jail and started the Yoga & Mindfulness program at Rock County Juvenile Detention Center, a program still in use today.

2 p.m. Making Digestive Bitters & Other Herbal Mojo with Erin Schneider of Hilltop Community Farm

Join us for an afternoon of digestive mojo that supports our bodies and the land as we head into the dormancy months. We'll start with an all-levels, Anusara inspired yoga practice led by Peggy for some centering. From there we’ll explore the farm fields for a plant walk, gleaning insights about local herbs that support the land and our digestive health. Take home a custom bitters bottle you had a hand in making, alongside plant lists, recipes and resources for growing and preparing your own herbal blends—digesting further how we might support our well-being as winter beckons.

Erin co-owns Hilltop Community Farm a diversified market farm specializing in organic fruit and flowers. As an organic farmer for 12 years, florist for 9, educator for 20 and a lifetime as a curious plant steward, she loves cultivating a love of learning inspired by beauty, botany, and the hospitality of the land. She brings a breadth and depth of experience to sustainable agriculture, teaching courses in agriculture and food systems development, edible native plants, creative ways with herbs, writing, and global study abroad programming serving academic spheres and diverse community groups that share her love of people, plants, and dirt.

4 p.m. Reflections & intentions

Event details

When: Saturday, October 19th, 1-4:30 p.m.

Where: Raleigh’s Hillside Farm, 901 N. Marsh Rd, Brodhead

Who: Anyone with an interest in medicinal herbs and holistic health; the class will be limited to 15 participants

Extras: Take home a custom bitters bottle you had a hand in making, alongside plant lists, recipes and resources for growing and preparing your own herbal blends


Do I need to practice yoga regularly to attend?

No! Peggy has been teaching all skills levels for decades and will adjust the class to meet all participant needs.

Do I need to bring anything?

Please bring a water bottle, layers as most of the day will be outside or in open buildings and fall can be unpredictable, a yoga mat if you have one (we’ll have extra for those who don’t), a notebook and pen for recording your experience and intentions, and, most importantly, an open heart.