Abriendo Caminos
Un Retiro Para Mujeres

Our health is strengthened by connection: to ourselves, to our families, to each other, to nourishing food, to nature, to our culture. In this series of retreats we will explore how we can take care of our selves and our families so that we are healthy and strong, and so that our communities are resilient.

We will explore:

  • How stress affects the body and practices for relaxation

  • The use of food as medicine, with special focus on Latin American flavors, herbs and spices

  • Healthy blood sugar 

  • Connecting to one's culture and recognizing the unhealthy affects of the dominant culture in the United States

  • plant medicine, sharing what our mothers and grandmothers knew, and what plants we can grow and find growing here in West Marin

  • how social support between women makes us healthier

  • how connecting with nature affects makes us healthier.

  • how growing our own vegetables and plant medicine is good for our bodies, our families and our communities.

We will come together for four day-long retreats, from 10 am until 4 pm. Lunch will be provided.

Co-taught by Dra. Anna O'Malley, Socorro Romo, Elvira Xaxni and Jasmin Gonzalez, in Spanish.

Children are welcome to attend! We will have a Children's Program in the Garden that day, exploring nature connection, gardening, healthy food and play. Please let us know if your child will be attending when you register.

To register, please call Socorro Romo at West Marin Community Services, at 415-663-8361.

These retreats are possible through grant support from West Marin Fund, and in collaboration with West Marin Community Services and Coastal Health Alliance.

Upcoming Events

Community Medicine Circle:

Bitter/Sweet: Healthy Blood

Sugar Balance 

September 23rd, 6:30-7:30 pm

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Bolinas, CA
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