FES Advanced Practitioner Seminar

Registration and Practical Information


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Registration should be made directly with the Flower Essence Society. Please make your own travel and accommodation arrangements (see below). Contact the Flower Essence Society with any questions about course content, schedule, or any other policies.

You may download the registration form or contact the Flower Essence Society for a copy by mail. Enrollment for the seminar is limited so early registration is advised. Please complete the questionnaire on the back of the form; it is an essential part of the registration.

Transportation to class site: due to the zoning restrictions which apply to Terra Flora – as well as ecological considerations – a pre-condition for attending the 2009 FES Advanced Practitioner Seminar is that all attendees must agree to carpool to Terra Flora from the Northern Queen Inn (regardless of where they are lodging).


  • Cost is $600 for the four-day workshop and includes three catered lunches
  • Breakfasts, dinners, accommodations and travel costs are additional
  • Optional Field Trip — $50

If my soul could get away... 
my first journeys would be into the inner substance of flowers. — John Muir

Students studying flowers at Terra Flora


We suggest you stay at the Northern Queen Inn, a charming hotel in Nevada City, where FES has reserved a block of rooms. If you choose to lodge elsewhere, please keep in mind that carpooling for Terra Flora leaves promptly each day only from the Northern Queen. Room rates as of February, 2009 are the following; rates may be subject to change:

• Room for one or two people: $101.25 per night
• Room for three people: $106.75 per night
• Cabin for one or two people: $139.75 per night
• Cabin for three people: $145.25 per night
• Chalet for one or two people: $156.25 per night
• Chalet for three people: $161.75 per night
• Chalet for four people: $167.25 per night

If you plan to stay elsewhere, please book early, as Nevada City is a popular tourist destination in the summer. FES reserved rooms at the Northern Queen Inn will be released one month before the class. For a listing of other accommodations, please visit the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce website.

For further information, please contact the Northern Queen Inn at 800-226-3090 or visit www.northernqueeninn.com.


Tuition includes catered lunches that will feature nutritious, organic meals with enough variety to suit most diets. However, if you have highly specialized dietary needs, we recommend you bring any additional food or refreshments with you for each day.

The Northern Queen Inn has a restaurant which serves breakfast daily ($5-$10) and dinner Thursday through Sunday ($20 - $30). In addition, there are many fine restaurants in nearby Nevada City.

Cabins have efficiency kitchens and chalets have fully-equipped kitchens, so you can prepare your own meals.

Please note that FES does not coordinate accommodations – these are chosen and arranged by each participant. Any questions you have should be directed to Northern Queen Inn or any other motel or hotel of your choice.



The nearest airport is Sacramento International Airport (SMF), which is about a 1½ hour drive from Nevada City. Shuttle service to and from the airport can be arranged with SuperShuttle 800-258-3826 or www.supershuttle.com if you do not rent a car.

Transportation between Nevada City and Terra Flora will require carpooling. Carpools will meet at and return to the Northern Queen Inn. Due to zoning restrictions for Terra Flora, this is an absolute requirement for attending the seminar. Details regarding the logistics of carpooling will be sent to you in an information packet once your registration has been completed.


Schedule, arrival and departure

The FES Practitioner Seminar begins with an evening session from 7:30 to 9:30 PM on Thursday, June 18th. The class will meet Friday through Sunday from approximately 8:30 AM each day until about 5:30 PM. Friday evening is left open for your enjoyment. There will be an optional evening event on Saturday, June 20th.

Morning and afternoon tea breaks and a catered lunch are provided on site at Terra Flora and are automatically included in the seminar fee. If you have highly exceptional dietary needs or need extra refreshment, please bring these items with you each day.

We strongly recommend that you make plans to arrive in Nevada City no later than the afternoon of Thursday, June 18th. This will give you time to get settled in your room and have an early dinner in Nevada City. You will be joining a carpool at approximately 6:45 pm at the Northern Queen Inn to drive to Terra Flora and check-in at our office. The Thursday evening session will begin promptly at 7:30 pm and last until 9:30 pm.

My eyes see a little more clearly because of my plant observation and my heart sings a bit more in tune with the cosmic symphony...I look forward to a deepening relationship with the Flower Essence Society which you have so lovingly birthed. I thank you!

— Myra McPherson, Learning Therapist,
Fair Oaks, California

Studying the Forget-Me-Not flower


  • Fees are due at the time of registration.

Cancellation policy

Our classes are located at Terra Flora, which serves as a home, garden site and cottage work facility. We limit the size of our classes in order to facilitate an atmosphere of social warmth and Nature experience. You are urged to enroll early, as there is typically a waiting list later. Due to the additional administrative costs of filling vacated places in the program, we have instituted the following cancellation fee policy:

  • Until May 18, 2009: We will issue a refund less a $75 cancellation fee.

  • Starting May 18, 2009: If we are able to fill your reserved space, we will issue a credit towards a future FES class, less a $75 administrative fee. No credit will be issued if it is too late to fill your reservation, or if notice of cancellation is not furnished prior to the class.

Flowform outside the Terra Flora classroom

Contact information

Jann Garitty, Class Administrator
Flower Essence Society
P.O. Box 459
Nevada City, CA 95959 USA

Telephone: 800-736-9222 or 530-265-9163, ext. 206
Fax: 530-265-6467
Email: jann@flowersociety.org



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