Classes and workshops

  • 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.

  • Isla Roots: Intro to Caribbean Healing Plants

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

  • Summer 2019: Malagueta + Moringa: Caribbean Medicina Series

    Taught by a queer DiaspoRican, this series will create space for us to explore these questions while making medicine with plants directly from the Caribbean. We will connect with plant abuelitxs, tune into their messages and uses, learn about plant properties, build with each other through storytelling and wisdom-sharing, and make various types of medicine such as healing sofrito, alcoholado, agua florida, bush tea, cataplasmas, and salves.

  • Limpias Y Connectando Con Las Emociones

    This June 21st, we have a rare opportunity to have one of the most gifted Master Curanderos of Oaxaca, Maestro Laurencio Lopez. He will come to talk to us not just about Limpias but also about emotions, primarily about anger, grief and fear, but perhaps those other emotions that come out during class. We will give you information to create your “Limpia Kit” for you to go home and be able to do a Limpia on yourself whenever you need it.

  • Summer 2019: Digging Roots – An Introduction to African Medicine

    Digging roots is an introductory class into Traditional African herbalism where we journey into the healing power of plant spirit medicine. You will be introduced to the African philosophy and traditions of medicine. We will explore the plants that were commonly used to restore health and balance, discuss the techniques our ancestors used to promote healing, and dive deeper into our connection with our bodies, nature and spirit.

  • Summer 2019: Intro to Italian Ancestral Folk Medicine

    This class is for those with any amount of Italian ancestry who would like to connect with folk traditions and medicine of their ancestors. We will cover basic ancestral veneration and connections with Italian ancestors.

  • Summer 2019: DIY Organic Green Beauty Products/Makeup

    Learn how to custom-make your own organic makeup using tools from the kitchen.

  • Summer 2019: Jambalaya – A 4 Week Intensive into Traditional African Medicine

    Jambalaya is a 4 part intensive course which will introduce students to the basic principles of Traditional African Medicine. We will journey through time following T.A.M. from the smallest village nestled in the forest to the open expanses of Egypt, and across the Atlantic into the Americas.

  • Summer 2019: Ancestral Guidance & Wisdom

    Ancestral Guidance and Wisdom is a space for people of all ancestral descents to come together in community with the intention to uncover the wisdom and guidance of their lineage. In this class, we will explore our connection to our ancestors, our relationship to the land and the gems hidden within

  • Summer 2019: Limpia de Rosas (Rose Healing)

    We will talk about the rose, her frequency and the meaning of the flowers you bring. I will do a demonstration and we will have a chance to do a full session on each other.

  • Summer 2019: Kitchen Remedies: Sauces, Vinegars & Cordials Based on Your Body’s Needs

    Join us as we explore fun and delicious ways to bring herbal medicine out of the books and onto our plates. Each class will focus on a special kitchen remedy – sauces, vinegars, and cordials. We’ll discuss the particular benefits of each while highlighting herbs and ingredients that make for especially effective blends.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.