2018 Conferences/Seminars



NYCAVMA Annual Spring Conference

The NYCAVMA was proud to host world renowned herbalist, David Winston, for a four day botanical delight at the incredible Menla Mountain from May 3rd - 6th, 2018


Herb Walks on this amazing mountain were be interspersed with Lectures on Herbal pain relief, Lyme disease, Adaptogens, Autoimmune disease and Allergies with a Summary and comparison of Organ System Remedies. Starting in the morning of May 3rd, Cindy Lankenau, DVM covered basic energetics of western herbs for those who needed a refresher on Western Botanical Medicine and on how to translate human herbal material into veterinary use

David's  lectures began the afternoon on May 3rd and continued daily through 1 PM on May 6th.


If you'd like to see some of our photos from this event, please click HERE. If you 'd like to purchase a PDF copy of presentation slides & lecture notes from both David and Cindy, please click the link below. Available individually or as one 804 page master file of all eight conference presentations!


  • Adaptogens - Herbs for Strength, Stamina & Stress Relief
  • Analgesia - The Search for Effective Pain Relief
  • Autoimmune - Herbal Approaches to Autoimmune Disease & Allergies
  • Eclectic Herbalism - The Genius of John Scudder, MD Specific Indications and Specific Medicine
  • Energetics of Western Herbs - The Importance for Optimal Treatment
  • Herbal Nuts & Bolts
  • Herbal Synergy
  • Tick-Borne Diseases - Their Effective Treatment, Including Botanical & Complementary Therapies









Energy Acupuncture Seminar, Menla Mountain, October 23rd -26th 2018:

Are Thoresen will be back in the Hudson Valley continuing to teach in his rapidly evolving method of acupuncture to eliminate disease.








A message from Are:

This course will build upon my earlier teachings about treating the excess and the deficiency, leading us forward to treat the middle, the good and healthy energy of the body, or the Christ energy if you want. This middelpoint works better if performed in a group or a circle. Many times in recent history several methods or procedures has stopped working or been reduced in strength, and in this seminar the methods how to stop this reduction of effect will be discussed. Further will the more classical subjects as pulse-diagnosis, herbal therapy, the Ting-points, cancer therapy and the huge problem of translocation will be discussed. Herings law within homeopathy will be discussed in relation to translocation of the disease, which also will explain how and why the same energetic deficiency in the owner will show up in the animal. All the discussed subjects will be discussed and presented in a context created by Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy and the practice and discoveries of myself.


Icelandic healer Bryndís Pétursdóttir, creator of the Counterbalance cube, which transforms difficult energy (geopathic stress) into a light and normal energy, will be lecturing on the following topics:


1. Lecture:  Nature healing is unlimited

2. Lecture: To beware of Geopathic stress

3. Lecture: Elves and fairies around us


There will also be a lecture on anthroposophic medicine. An introductory PowerPoint presentation on this topic can be found HERE.



This seminar has been awarded 14 IVAS CE hours.



For our Energy seminar, all must register and send in payment. When payment is received, registrants will then be sent the housing link. Checks must be made payable to NYCAVMA  and mailed to NY CAVMA, c/o Cindy Lankenau, 9002 sunset Drive, Colden, NY 14033.



All food will be provided in the housing charge; individuals will have the option of private Queens or more group housing.



Regular pricing begins 4/1/18 - $675 for NYCAVMA Members, $725 for non-members.



99% refund until 6/1/18; 50 % until 8/1/18; NO refunds after 8/1/18



Anthroposophic Medicine Seminar October 27th - 28th 2018:

Are Thoresen is holding an additional seminar Oct 27-28, ten hours of anthroposophic medicine; Spring Valley NY.  $200 for any attendee of energy seminar above or $225 member/$250 non-member.

For information and registration contact Cindy Lankenau directly at cyndvm@gmail.com


Lodging is available at the Days Inn by Wyndham Nanuet/Spring Valley 367 W Route 59, Nanuet, NY 10954 US.


A block of rooms has been reserved for the night of  the 26th and 27th of October. The rooms are held under the name Cynthia Lankenau/NY CAVMA at a room rate of $99. Those interested must call 845-367-9322 to book one of these discounted rooms - room sharing is encouraged.











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