The Curanderx’s Toolkit

Learn healing skills steeped in ancient wisdom to provide basic health care to yourself & your family. We will highlight herbal medicine, and also incorporate music, meditation, and other aspects of curanderismo to learn how to care for our physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Herbal Allies for Stress and Trauma

Gracias a todxs, thank you to all who joined us for our Herbal Allies for Stress and Trauma. We (Batul and Atava) enjoyed talking about our favorite herbal allies. Plants we covered included chamomile, passionflower, lemon balm, pericón, cempazuchitl, scullcap, CA poppy, lavendar, rose, reishi and ashwaganda.

Curanderismo immersion in Oaxaca, Mexico!

Coming up soon, in January of 2016, we will be holding our third curanderismo workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico.   This is a very special opportunity to be immersed in the medicina tradicional, the traditional medicine of Mexico.  This workshop is led by esteemed Mexican curandera, and author of Nuestra Medicina, Estela Roman, and Atava Garcia Swiecicki from Ancestral Apothecary.   We will also spend time with well loved elder curandera and midwife Dona Enriqueta Contreras.   We have a few spaces left for our workshop, so please contact us for an application.

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.

Batul True Heart

Batul True Heart (they/them) is an Indigenous Yaqui (Yoeme) and mixed Panamanian-American (of Indigenous, African, and Spanish descent) Queer and Two-Spirit Curanderismo practitioner, community herbalist, and aspiring death doula.