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  • 9200 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
  • 916.963.4000

Four Directions Medicine: Healing Plants / Healing Water

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Presented By: 
Steve Eutzy Stonearrow, Christoph Von Dach, Laurie Schmiesing
April 29 - May 1
Sat, April 29 at 2:00pm to Mon, May 1 at 3:00pm
Registration Notes: 

Traditional European Medicine meets Native American Medicine

According to Lakota Tradition, the Four Directions bring purity of mind, body and spirit, and signify the union of all nations. This workshop honors the past and looks to the future by bringing two streams together: Native American, based on Lakota knowledge, and Traditional European Medicine, based on Paracelsus and Rudolf Steiner.

Over three days, we will explore the spirit and wisdom of healing plants and water as the essence of life, and a wellspring of healing through these two systems of traditional medicine. Throughout history water has been used both in spiritual and religious ceremony as well as in healing. Come explore the healing aspects of water body, soul and spirit from both the traditional point of view and how new information is confirming traditional ideas of the importance of water.

Co-creators and Presenters

Steve Eutzy Stonearrow, a Lakota medicine man living in the bay area, who leads ceremony around the country. Steve carries heyoka medicine, be prepared to meet your true self.

Christoph Von Dach, Anthroposophic Nurse Specialist, is a nurse educator, leader and researcher. He has worked in Anthroposophic nursing with healing plants for over 20 years including the Lukas Clinic in Switzerland for cancer care.

Laurie Schmiesing is an Anthroposophic Nurse who has a consciousness based healing practice and leads conversations about soul, spirit and healing.


Rudolf Steiner College, 9200 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Fair Oaks.

We will spend our time in the RSC’s biodynamic Raphael Garden. On-site camping or dormitory style rooms available for this event. Camping $25.00 a night, space limited. Dorm arrangements through Rudolf Steiner college housing. Call (916) 963-2500 for dorm and camping requests.


April 29



Arrival, check in, lunch on your own


Introductions, overview, goals and themes


Time in the garden, plants and their relationship to water, etheric forces, relationship of the human being to water, health and healing

5:00-7:00p Dinner on your own
7:00-9:00p        Around the fire with Steve

April 30

  Breakfast on your own
8:30-9:00a Morning meditation and blessing
9:00-10:30a In the garden with Christoph and Steve
10:30-11:00a Break
11a-12:00p      Time in the garden with plants, water or animals
12:00-1:30p Lunch

Discussion: Life/Death/Regeneration/Healing – Anthroposophic and Lakota understandings

3:00-3:30p Break
3:30-5:00p Healing session
5:00-7:00p Dinner

Around the fire with Steve

May 1

  Breakfast on your own
8:30-9:00a      Morning meditation/blessing

In the garden with Steve and Christoph                                            

10:30-11:00a Break

Anthroposophic nursing treatments with water: Foot baths, water sounding, inhalations

12:30-1:30p Lunch

Closing ceremony

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