Myrna Cabán Lezcano is a queer Boricua (Puerto Rican) herbalist, educator, and cultural organizer. She grew up eating mangos and being doused in Agua Florida. Her abuelxs inspired her to connect to Spirit and healing by growing gandules, raising chickens, making dream-based predictions, and singing spontaneous songs. Her parents and ancestors, for at least 5 generations, are from Borikén. Since 2012, Myrna has been returning to Borikén to heal, learn from the land, connect with her people and provide medicine. Myrna honors her ancestors’ practices through Flor y Machete.
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Myrna studied Spiritual Herbalism with Karen Rose through Sacred Vibes Apothecary’s Apprentice Program. She completed a year-long yoga & healer training with Catherine Calderon, founder of Shambhala Yoga & Dance as well as Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Urban Gardener program. In 2014, as she was moving through her own healing journey, she couldn’t find public and accessible healing spaces led by Boricuas/QTIPOC folks. So she founded Casitas Wisdom, a poc/qtpoc healing arts collective that honors the legacy of NYC garden casitas and the wisdom of our peoples by offering free to low-cost workshops in a variety of healing modalities. Myrna is grateful for all of her given & chosen families, her abuelxs, and teachers who have supported her journey. She honors all of the warriors who fought for freedom and paved the way for us to continue to heal trauma from the legacies of violence, genocide, racism, and dis-ease that have tried to bring down our people