Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: I am having problems signing up for a class.  Is there another way to register?
A: We’re trying a new system and there is no other way to register right now. We will get back to you as soon as possible.  In the meantime, feel free to send your optional donation or registration fee via or Venmo: @Ancestral_Apothecary.  Please include the name of the class.

Q: Can I access a class recording?
A: Sorry, we are not recording any of our classes.

Q: Can I donate to the Black Scholarship Fund with Venmo?
A: Yes, Venmo: @Ancestral_Apothecary.  You can also donate via PayPal 

Q: Are you offering more online classes? 
A: Yes! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @AncestralApothecary for upcoming offerings.  You can also visit us at and sign up for our newsletter here

Q: Will the Cecemmana program be offered in 2021?A: We are working to figure out what is possible for the future in light of the pandemic.  Be sure to sign up for our newsletter for updates on future offerings. 

Q: Can you refer me to an herbalist, practitioner or healer? OR Can you recommend herbs for ___?A: You can find the list of our teachers and practitioners here, many of whom are POC/QTBIPOC.  We do not make any recommendations on herbs, protocols, etc.  You can also purchase herbal products by our founder Atava Garcia Swiecicki  here

Q: How do I sign up for your newsletter? 
A: You sign up for our newsletter here  

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(510) 788-7908

3798 Grand Ave, Oakland, California 94610

Our school’s physical location is currently not open due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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