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.

Abi Huff

Abi Huff is an ever- evolving community & clinical herbalist, medicine maker, intuitive life strategist, community activist, and overall plant nerd.

Ayo Ngozi Drayton

Ayo is a community herbalist, educator, artist, and historian. She is a believer in ancestral tradition, a documentarian of Black herbal and cultural practices, and a community worker. Trained as a clinician, Ayo is an instructor at community-based herbal schools and conferences, owns a small herbal business (The Creative Root), and runs the Planting Reparations Project, a reparations-based, mutual aid initiative that redistributes plants and healing resources to Black people.

Myrna Cabán Lezcano

Myrna Cabán Lezcano is a queer Boricua 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.

Melissa Reyes

Melissa (she/her) is an herbalist, writer, facilitator, and birthworker based in Ohlone Territory/Oakland, CA. Melissa’s family has roots in Puerto Rico and Poland and she has spent over 18 years working in a variety of social justice, learning, and healing spaces.

Batul True Heart

Batul True Heart (they/them) is an Indigenous Yaqui (Yoeme) and mixed Panamanian-American (of Indigenous, African, and Spanish descent) Queer and Two-Spirit Curanderismo practitioner, community herbalist, and aspiring death doula.

Tatille Jackson

Tatille Jackson, CMT, is a lifelong student of massage therapy, herbal medicine, and the ways in which our bodies innately strive toward a state repair.

RaheNi Gonzalez

RaheNi Gonzalez I’naru is a Two-Spirit Boricua Taino Ceremonial Prayer Warrior, Healer & Activist. They have spent the past 20+ years focused on healing and learning how to transform trauma, chronic illness & suffering into beauty, love and a higher consciousness.

Luz C. Valverde

Luz is a queer mixed-race Xicana indigena raised by Gay and Lesbian parents. She has been active in dreamwork since 2009, holding space for a community dream circle in her home over the course of a year following classes at Ancestral Apothecary.

Rebekah Sze-Tung Olstad

Rebekah Sze-Tung Olstad is passionate about building relationships and connections with nature in all its forms. She graduated from the first Cecemmana cohort in 2018, and is now practicing as a community herbalist.