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.

New Classes! New Apothecary!

  We are excited to start the new year off with a brand new custom-made herbal apothecary for our office.  It’s ready just in time to help us launch our nine month Cecemmana Herbal Program!  Many thanks to Maia Bodreaux for the design and construction and 12 Starrz Briggs for helping paint and put on the finishing touches to make it look fabulous. Cecemmana starts on February 6th and the class is full.  However, we still have room in our upcoming classes Herbal Allies and the Curandera’s Toolkit.   We are happy… Read More

Atava Garcia Swiecicki, MA, RH (AHG)

Atava is the founder of Ancestral Apothecary.
She is dedicated to remembering and honoring the healing traditions of her ancestors and also to creating spaces to support others to also make this connection.

Elokin Orton-Cheung

Elokin Orton-Cheung is the founder of Shooting Star Botanicals, a wellness practice dedicated to healing, personal transformation, and social justice. She is an herbalist, gardener and spiritual massage practitioner.

Kara Sigler, RH (AHG)

Kara Sigler has worked as a clinical herbalist in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2006 in her private practice. She is registered nationally through the American Herbalist Guild as a professional herbalist.

Tracey Brieger

Tracey’s life passion is to promote deep healing and connection for us as individuals, as communities and for the earth through her pursuits as an energetic herbalist, student and teacher of yoga, and community organizer.

Francine Madrid

Francine Madrid is a Bodyworker/Sobadora, Herbalist/Yerbera, Full Spectrum Midwife/Partera.

Alejandra Olguin

Alejandra Olguin is a doula and promotora of curanderismo deeply committed to community healing work. Shaped by her family’s immigrant experience from the Mixteca region in Oaxaca, Mexico her own journey of uncovering and reclaiming the ancestral practices of her family has guided her work among different communities.

Estela Roman

Estela Roman is a traditional healer from Cuernavaca, Mexico. She is recognized in her community as a teacher, a healer, social worker, and a lawyer. She is also the author of Nuestra Medicina: de Los Remedios Para El Aire y Los Remedios Para El Alma.

Rona Luo, L.Ac

Rona Luo L.Ac. is a second-generation acupuncturist and herbalist dedicated to providing body-positive and trauma-sensitive care at Shift Acupuncture Collective in Oakland and Chinese Hospital SF.