Atava Garcia Swiecicki, MA, RH (AHG)

Atava is the founder of Ancestral Apothecary.
She is dedicated to remembering and honoring the healing traditions of her ancestors and also to creating spaces to support others to also make this connection.

Elokin Orton-Cheung

Elokin Orton-Cheung is the founder of Shooting Star Botanicals, a wellness practice dedicated to healing, personal transformation, and social justice. She is an herbalist, gardener and spiritual massage practitioner.

Kara Sigler, RH (AHG)

Kara Sigler has worked as a clinical herbalist in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2006 in her private practice. She is registered nationally through the American Herbalist Guild as a professional herbalist.

Tracey Brieger

Tracey’s life passion is to promote deep healing and connection for us as individuals, as communities and for the earth through her pursuits as an energetic herbalist, student and teacher of yoga, and community organizer.

Angela Aguilar

Angela is a California Xicana mother and health worker whose passion is learning and teaching others about self-healing, and healing our families.

Patricia / Chicueyi-Coatl

As a practitioner of Mexica Traditional Knowledge and Ceremonies Chicueyi-Coatl currently carries the Primera Palabra of the Calpulli Huey Papalotl from Berkeley, a cultural, educational, and Danza Mexica circle.

Francine Madrid

Francine Madrid is a partera/midwife and massage therapist and founder of Mariposa Massage and Birth Support.

Alejandra Olguin

Alejandra Olguin is a doula and promotora of curanderismo deeply committed to community healing work. Shaped by her family’s immigrant experience from the Mixteca region in Oaxaca, Mexico her own journey of uncovering and reclaiming the ancestral practices of her family has guided her work among different communities.

Guillermo Ortiz

Guillermo Ortiz is an initiated curandero who completed his apprenticeship under the tutelage of Elena Avila, RN, MSW curandera and international practitioner of integrative medicine.

Estela Roman

Estela Roman is a traditional healer from Cuernavaca, Mexico. She is recognized in her community as a teacher, a healer, social worker, and a lawyer. She is also the author of Nuestra Medicina: de Los Remedios Para El Aire y Los Remedios Para El Alma.