Join us for this free Zoom webinar with Atava Garcia Swiecicki and a panel of curanderx who are featured in the Curanderx Toolkit book.
The Curanderx Toolkit book was officially launched the week of July 12th in both Oakland/Huchiun and Sacramento/Nisesan territory. I was happy to return to the land and communities which shaped the stories and teachings in the book. My heart is full with all the love, celebration and appreciation for our curanderx communities!
Berenice Dimas is a queer xicana, full-spectrum doula, bodyworker, and community healer.
Batul True Heart (they/them) is a Yo’eme (Yaqui) and Panamanian-American (of Indigenous, African, & European descent) Queer and Two-Spirit community herbalist, medicine maker, caregiver, and death doula.
Atava’s first book, first book, The Curanderx Toolkit: Reclaiming Ancestral Latinx Plant Medicine and Rituals for Healing , will be available in bookstores on July 12th through Huchiun/Berkeley based non-profit press, Hey Day Books.
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.
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 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.
Brenda Salgado is first generation Nicaraguan-American, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She founded Nepantla Consulting, where she provides limpias and other healing services, meeting facilitation and workshops, and officiates ceremonies.