Frequently Asked Questions


How much does the event cost and what does “registration” cover?

Adult Registration includes all classes, activities, and special events for the weekend, as well as tent camping at no additional charge. Accommodations, meal tickets, youth registration, and intensives and workshops are also available for purchase. Registration cost is $345 — or sign up by August 31st for the discounted Pre-registration rate of $310. See the Registration page for all the details.

How do I register?

Online registration is easy ~ go to the Register page and click on the “Register Now” button. You can pay through our secure server with your Visa or Mastercard. If you prefer not to register online, feel free to give us a call and we can take care of it over the phone. See the Registration page for all the details.

Can I come for one day? Can I just sign up for an intensive?

The conference is a 3 day event. You are welcome to register and come and go as you please, but the price remains the same whether you attend some or all of the days. You must be registered for the conference to sign up for and attend the intensives and workshops.

How do I add an intensive or other item to my existing registration?

Go to the Registration page and click the "Register Now" button to get into the online registration system. Log in to your account and use the My Registration Progress bar at the top to navigate to your registration. From here you can easily add the items you are interested in. If you have any trouble, let us know and we will be happy to help.

I'm having trouble making changes in my cart, how do I add or remove items?

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If you are logged in to our registration system and having trouble making changes, look for the "progress bar" in the top right. Click on the progress bar and then click on the dropdown item that you need to modify.

The "attendee information" is your name, (youth name and age) and contact information. The "registration" is the page with all the items you can purchase or remove from your cart (registration, meals, accommodations, intensives and workshops). Once you have made changes, it will continue to take you through the process. Just let us know if you need help with this.

I want to add a second adult to my registration, what do I do?

Each person needs their own account. Create a second account as if you were that person, including their email address and a new password. Select their options and check out using your payment method. Please contact us if you have any questions about that process.

I’d like to stay with a group of friends. How do I buy lodging with a group?

We are happy to support you in finding accommodation options that will meet the needs of your group. If you want to lodge with or close to a friend, let us know in the “roommate requests” question in the registration process and we'll be sure to assign you together. To purchase lodging for a friend, you'll need to do so through her account; please contact us if you have any questions about that process.

Do I need to sign up for classes ahead of time?

No class sign-ups are necessary. You will be given a program that contains a schedule and class descriptions when you check in on the conference weekend. You just pick and choose the classes and events you want to attend. The only exceptions are the intensives and workshops (shaded in green on the schedule) which require pre-registration and an additional fee.

When should I plan on arriving? When does the conference end?

Check-in will open at 1:00 pm on Friday afternoon (you will receive all the arrival details as we get closer to the event). Welcome activities begin at 3:00 pm and classes begin at 5:00 pm Friday and run all weekend, with evening events on Friday and Saturday. The conference closes with Farewell Jam on Sunday afternoon, ending at 3:00pm. Check out the full Weekend Schedule for all the juicy details.

What are the meal times?

If you purchased a Weekend Meal Ticket, Breakfasts are served from 7:30-9:00 am and Suppers from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Lunch on Saturday is from 12:30 -2 pm and Lunch on Sunday is from 1:00- 2:30 pm.

Do you have any volunteer opportunities?

Yes, check out the details about volunteering here.

Why focus on racial equity at a herbal conference?

The conference focuses on women’s health, from a perspective of empowerment and self love, including overcoming internalized oppression. For women of color, day-to-day experiences of systemic racism, micro-aggressions, and internalized oppression add up to huge health risk factors. Therefore, we consider the dynamics of racism an important aspect of women’s health to address, individually and collectively. As mostly white organizers living in the Southeast United States, we acknowledge the unique struggles that African American, Cherokee, and other women of color have endured in these lands, and continue to face today–and we recognize that we have a responsibility and an opportunity to educate ourselves around understanding and addressing racism and white privilege. For more information read “Racial Equity” on our philosophy page.

Are all women welcome?

Yes, this event is for all who identify as women–a weekend to connect with ourselves, the plants, the Earth, and one another. As a women’s conference, we leave it up to participants to self-identify as women. We do sometimes have trans women attend, who are resonant with our focus around earth-based healing and women’s health. If you are a trans woman wanting to attend, please feel free to contact us. For more information, please read “Why a women-only event?" see our philosophy page

Can I come with my baby?

Mothers may bring "babes in arms" to the conference. Out of consideration for limiting distractions for other participants, and because we are recording classes, if a baby is making noise, we request that mother and baby leave the room. A sweet nursery will be open during conference hours for moms with little ones, with rocking chairs, padded floor, changing table, and baby toys. Know that some mothers find it difficult to enjoy the conference with their babies—which can include sleeping outdoors in a tent, walking distances, etc. At the same time, some mothers have appreciated just being in a community of women of all ages—even if they were unable to attend as many classes as they would have liked. Please consider your needs carefully before deciding to register to attend.

If I have a physical disability or mobility issue will I be able to get around?

Our venue, Kanuga Conference and Retreat Center may present some challenges for those with physical disabilities and/or mobility issues. The lodging, classroom, and event spaces are spread out over a large area and are not navigable by car, Some classrooms are only accessible by stairs. The inn and cottages are the only lodging options with adjacent parking. See Accommodations Map to view the relative locations.

I need to cancel. Can I get a refund?

Fees are refundable for cancellations prior to September 6th, minus an $80 office fee. After September 6th, there will be no refunds. You can transfer your registration to a woman of your choice at any time. If you wish to transfer your registration, send us an email with your name, the name of the woman who will be taking her place, and her email address. And we will take care of the rest. Or you can send an email asking us to donate your registration to a woman on the scholarship waiting list.

Emergency exceptions may be granted if an attendee is unable to attend the conference due to hospitalization or a family death. The request must be made in writing and will be reviewed 2-3 weeks after the event. Please understand that we may be unable to offer any emergency refunds.

How do I get there?

Kanuga Conference & Retreat Center is located at 130 Kanuga Chapel Dr, Hendersonville, NC 28739. If you will be flying in, the closest airports are: Asheville, NC, Greenville, SC, and Charlotte, NC. We do not offer ground transportation to or from the airports. Plan on sharing a ride or carpooling if you can. Find directions and more details on the Location page.

I read that we cannot bring dogs. Can you make an exception?

No. To honor our agreement with the camp and with our insurance provider, we will adhere to our "absolutely no pets" policy, even if your dog is very well behaved, has never been left alone, etc. If you bring a pet with you, you will be turned away, no exceptions.

Service dogs will be permitted with prior approval.

Do you offer CE credits for nurses?

Although our conference is beloved by many medical professionals, we are not able to offer continuing education credits for nurses this year. After many years of navigating the highly complex process and increasingly stringent administrative protocols, it is not feasible for us to offer CE credits at this time.

How do I apply as a vendor?

Vendor information and application are available on the Get Involved page under the Vendors heading.

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