Classes and workshops

  • Broom Crafting w/ Bethany Ridenour

    In this three hour class you will learn the basics of Broom Craft. We will each make a Cob Web Sweeper like in the picture to take home and use in our own daily cleansing rituals.

  • Amhran na Draoi: An Introduction to the Magic and Medicine of the Celts, Dec 2019

    This is a FUNDRAISER for the scholarship fund for the 2020 Cecemmana Program

    In this two-day weekend class, we will journey together through the mystical and medicinal past of the Celtic people, stopping along the way to learn mythology, indigenous spiritual beliefs, plant wisdom, and the basics of unlocking and working with magic from a pan-Celtic lens.

  • Twelfth Night Italian Folk Medicine

    January 5th is Befana’s night. We will celebrate her with story, food, and winter plant medicine.

  • Understanding Eczema – Treating It With Herbs For the Seasons

    In this class, we will go over how and why eczema shows up on the skin, its causes, and how to treat its evolution over the 4 seasons with herbs, prevention, diet, lifestyle, psychology, philosophy and self-love.

  • Sacred Copal & Limpias: History and hands-on practice

    Copal is fundamental within Curanderismo. It is important to understand it when using it. It is the goal of this workshop to introduce you to Copal’s history, how it is used, why it heals and how to use it and keep it. We are going look at the tradition and how it transfers into spiritual cleansing. We will learn step by step how to do a spiritual cleanse.

  • Corazon Sagrado – Building Sacred Relationship w/ Self & Ancestors for POC & QTPOC

    In this 4 week series for POC and QTPOC, you will be guided into creating your own altar, which will be the heart & anchor in developing your own personal practice for connecting with your ancestors & all that is sacred within you.

  • Matriz Sagrada, Spring 2020

    In this class you will be introduced to ancient techniques that will help you connect to and heal your matriz/womb/belly brain.

  • Not Your Colonizer’s Tea Party (for People of Color)

    Come hang out and learn about the magic of medicinal herbal infusions. We will taste, delight in and discuss medicinal teas. The class will be de-centering European/colonial history, and focusing on the healing wisdom, resilience and cultural innovation of people of color.

  • Tarot, the Divine Fool & Discovering You’re the ONE

    During this 3 hour introductory class, we will look at the cohesive narrative hidden in the major arcana and follow the fool as he grows in wisdom and understanding. Eventually the fool realizes he’s the ONE he was seeking all along.

  • Caring for People at End of Life

    How does our care change when we are working with a patient who is facing a life threatening diagnosis? What does healing look like when a person is at end of life? In this workshop we will explore these questions and more.

  • Isla Roots: Caribbean Healing Plants

    In this all-levels workshop, we will gather to share, learn and heal through medicine-making using Caribbean plant life.

  • Supporting Early Pregnancy Loss

    Kristen Graser (she/her) brings together 2 decades of midwifery experience and her own personal experience with early pregnancy losses to create a hands-on workshop that explores a holistic understanding of miscarriage and how to support people experiencing early pregnancy loss.

  • Energy and Touch for the Curanderx

    This workshop is designed for the Curanderx who wants to learn ways to work with, preserve and create energetic boundaries. For those who want to learn how to set the energy in their room and create practical ways for personal energetic hygiene. In this hands-on workshop you will learn ways to become more sensitive to energy.

  • Dreamwork as Spiritual and Healing Practice for People of Color, Spring 2020

    When people of color dream together, we flourish. This weekly dream group cultivates our healing path and spiritual growth. Each week we will work creatively with our own dreams and share dreams with one another.  We will build our individual dream practices and develop our skills as a dreaming collective.

  • Ayurveda and Food Workshop

    We start our session with a class on Ayurvedic principles and how those are applied to our food and lifestyle choices to create balance, followed by kitchen time for some hands-on cooking.

  • Spring Equinox Italian Folk Medicine

    Our ancestors celebrated the spring equinox with days long festivals. We will talk about ancient spring festivals, celebrations of the Goddess, and make a spring Amaro.

  • Sazón y Salsa

    Bounce to the sounds of salsa while you learn to make your own herbal sazón!

  • Herbal Allies, An Introduction to Herbal Medicine, Spring 2020

    This class will focus on building our relationship with our herbal allies. Each class will focus in-depth on one or more herbal medicines and we will learn how they work both physically and energetically . We will learn recipes and other ways to incorporate the plants into our lives.

  • The Curanderx’s Toolkit Spring 2020

    Learn healing skills steeped in ancient wisdom to provide basic health care to yourself & your family. This is a two part class with differnt topics covered in the fall and spring series.

  • Cecemmana Year 1, 2020

    This program is dedicated to planting seeds in our diverse Bay Area communities for future herbalists. This 300 hour training will provide students a solid foundation in the art, science & spirituality of herbal medicine from a multi-cultural perspective.