Classes and workshops

  • Winter 2019: Loving Yourself: Botanical Healing for Women of Color

    Connect with the plants to support you in self care and self love practices. We will meditate with the plants, get creative, prepare healing foot and hand baths, and make special ointments to lift our hearts.

  • Winter 2019: Ancestral Remembrance: An Introductory Weekend

    Through creative expression, guided meditations, and group integration, we will explore our relationship with our ancestors. We will create safe and sacred space to remember. To remember those who came before us, to remember the land we come from, to remember our innate connection with the natural world, and to remember the practices of our ancestors, those who lived in relationship to the Earth. To remember who we are.

  • Winter 2019: Self-Care Sisterhood: Folk Medicine Making for Women of Color

    In this class we will begin our journey into reclaiming herbalism and self-care by exploring the kitchen, and medicine making, as a site of revolution and nourishment.  We will gather around herbs and household tools, recall our healing back into our lives and our communities. We will learn how to use the plants available in our urban herbal pharmacy to make self-care rituals and ceremonies that strengthen our hearts, our bodies, honor the grandmothers and the Sacred Feminine within.

  • Winter 2019: Ventosas Traditional Mesoamerican Fire Cupping

    In this class we will focus on one of the ways Curanderas in Mexico practice this healing art. We will talk about the element of Fire and its importance in this work. We will talk about the importance of this element and its alchemical value within the healing process and the importance of honoring the five elements within Curanderismo.

  • Amhran na Draoi: An Introduction to the Magic and Medicine of the Celts, Dec 2018

    This is a FUNDRAISER for the scholarship fund for the 2018 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.

  • Herbal Allies, An Introduction to Herbal Medicine, Spring 2019

    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 2019

    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.

  • Dreamwork as Spiritual and Healing Practice for People of Color, Spring 2019

    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.

  • Matriz Sagrada, Spring 2019

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

  • Cecemmana Year 1, 2020

    This program is dedicated to planting seeds in our diverse Bay Area communities for future herbalists. This 400 hour training will provide students a solid foundation in the art, science & spirituality of herbal medicine from a multi-cultural perspective.

  • Cecemmana Year 2: Deepening Roots, 2019

    Year Two of Cecemmana is to help students build a deeper connection to the plants and to their ancestral medicine practices.  Our intention is to support each person’s self-healing journey while building an energetic foundation to walk in the world as a healer.