Drawing to win free workshop with Sergio Magaña!

We are excited to be co-hosting maestro Sergio Magaña again this March, when he will be back in the Bay Area to teach two new workshops. Now you have a chance to win entrance to one of his Berkeley workshops!  Simply enter the drawing by reviewing Sergio’s new book: Caves of Power: Ancient Energy Techniques for Healing, Rejuvenation and Manifestation. Drawing Details: 1. Purchase Caves of Power at Amazon. 2. Write a review. 3. Notify Valerie Niestrath that you wrote a review:valerieniestrath@gmail.com Drawing will occur on February 2nd, 2017. Winners will be notified on… Read More

Healing Dreams

Next month we are offering a nine-week class called Dreamwork as a Spiritual and Healing Practice. This is a space dedicated to exploring our dream landscapes and sharing dreams with others for personal and collective healing.

Dreaming with Plants

By Atava Garcia Swiecicki, MA, RH (AHG) Here at Ancestral Apothecary two of our favorite subjects to explore are medicinal plants and healing dreams.  As an herbalist and a dreamer, it has been thrilling for me to discover the ways in which the world of plants and the world of dreams intersect. I have trained myself and my students and clients to pay close attention to a plant that shows up in a dream.   Plants that appear in dreams can be prescriptive, instructive or even direct transmitters of healing energy. Plant communication… Read More

Tips to Connect to your Dream Medicine

Our healing gifts and talents are not limited to what we do while we are awake. Every night, each of us has a chance to tune into our dreams and develop our capacity to be a dreamer. Everyone’s dream medicine is unique.

Listen to us on the Ancestral Telesummit!

Atava Garcia Swiecicki, founder of Ancestral Apothecary, has been invited to speak as part of the Ancestral Telesummit.  She’s talking Thursday, March 30 at 1 pm PDT on “Reconnecting with Indigenous Mind for Ancestral Healing.” Click here to visit the Ancestral Telesummit page for more information!

Indigo Som

Indigo Som cross-pollinates her practices of dreamwork, tarot, artmaking, foodmaking, meditation and the Dharma, embracing metaphor as a powerful tool for self-knowledge, healing and transformation.