New cycle of Cecemmana starts soon!

More than ever before people need well-trained herbalists to serve and support their communities! If you feel the call to the plants, we invite you to check out our nine-month training program that starts next week.

Cecemmana Open House, October 26

After almost completing a successful first year of Cecemmana, our nine-month training in herbal medicine, we’ve decided to offer it again in 2017!   All those interested in learning more about Cecemmana are invited to come and see our classroom and apothecary and to meet our core teachers. We’ll share an overview of the program and be available to answer your questions. For more info and a great slide show of this year’s program, see the class page on our website. For people interested in the second year of Cecemmana, which focuses on herbal… Read More

Featured Class: Herbal Allies

Over ten years ago, I developed the first version of Herbal Allies with a class called Plants as Spiritual Allies.  Modern herbalism often focuses on the physical healing qualities of plants and I wanted to create an herbal class that gave space to learning the emotional and spiritual healing properties of plants. From an indigenous science perspective, plants are not only alive, but they also have spirit and intelligence.  As modern people, we have much to learn from our plant relatives.  The first step for many of us is learning how to… 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.

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.