July 19~21, 2019 

What is an adaptogen?

An adaptogen is a nontoxic substance and especially a plant extract that is held to increase the body's ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promote or restore normal physiological functioning. [Merriam- Webster]

During this retreat we will explore some of the locally available mushrooms that are revered for their ability to heal and support our physical bodies. We will sustainably wildcraft some of these mushrooms (Chaga, Reishi and Turkey Tail) and prepare a few as double tinctures that you can take home to consume throughout the year. We may get lucky and find some delicious edibles in the process. There will be plenty of forest bathing, some waterfall swimming and awareness practices too.

$450 per person (discount if you attend the Plant Medicines of Maine retreat also!)


Learn to identify a few of the amazing fungi that are native to the Maine woods

Forest bathing + foraging

Adaptogen product instruction and some to take home

Information about the fungus we are working with

Awarewness training and practices

Seasonal, local plant based meals + fresh eggs

Lodging or camping at the Tourmaline Center property