Classes and workshops

  • Cecemmana Year 1: 9 Month Fundamentals of Herbal Medicine

    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.

  • Amhran na Draoi: An Introduction to the Magic and Medicine of the Celts, Dec 2017

    This is a FUNDRAISER for the scholarship fund for the 2017 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.

  • Curanderismo Retreat in Oaxaca, Mexico, January 2018

    The focus of this trip is to allow participants to immerse in a total restoring healing journey into the mysterious land of the ancestral Zapoteca and Mixteca World.

    Participants will engage in activities related to the understanding and practice of the Zapotec and Mixtec wisdom; including spending several days with the great Zapotec curandera Enriqueta Contreras. We will also visit sacred sites including Mitla and Monte Alban and also include activities for relaxation, rejuvenation and restoration.

  • Curandera’s Toolkit Series New Class: The Gift of the Curander@

    For centuries, indigenous ancestral Mexican medicine has treated physical, emotional and mental imbalances, restoring our spirits and recalling the soul.

  • The Curandera/o’s Toolkit- Oakland, Spring 2018

    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.

  • Herbal Allies, An Introduction to Herbal Medicine, Fall 2017

    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.

  • Dreamwork as a Healing and Spiritual Practice, Spring 2018

    The Year of the Chicken (traditionally, “Rooster”) calls upon us to awaken. In this fertile moment of springtime, what wants to grow, flower, or rise up? Now more than ever, we need all of our tools and abilities to protect and manifest what is precious and sacred. Dreams are generative; they empower us to heal ourselves individually and collectively and to activate our highest selves.

  • Matriz Sagrada, Fall 2017

    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 2: Therapeutic Herbalism

    Year two of Cecemmana is to prepare students for clinical practice as herbalist. This is a continuation of Cecemmana Year One and focuses on herbal therapeutics, case studies and practitioner skills.