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. Kara incorporates Ayurvedic pulse and tongue assessment into her sessions with clients, as well as inspiring clients through nutritional consulting, and emotional/energetic counseling.
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. Inspired by a deep awe and joy from working with plants, her practice is rooted in helping people find balance across the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of their beings.
Patricia / Chicueyi-Coatl
As a practitioner of Mexica Traditional Knowledge and Ceremonies Patricia / Chicueyi-Coatl currently carries the Primera Palabra of the Calpulli Huey Papalotl from Berkeley, a cultural, educational, and Danza Mexica circle with the purpose to bring Anahuacan Ceremonies, Tradition and Culture to the Indigenous/Latin@/Chican@ groups of Northern California.
Francine Madrid is a partera/midwife and massage therapist.
“When I had my own children, the wise words of my Grandmothers came back to me. I went on to formally study massage and body work, herbalism and birth; and what I found was that all of these practices are intricately and beautifully woven together within my own ancestral knowledge.”
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.
She has spent the last six years living between Oaxaca and California working within several projects that serve low-income women and children within health and education.
Guillermo Ortiz is an initiated curandero who completed his apprenticeship under the tutelage of Elena Avila, RN, MSW curandera and international practitioner of integrative medicine.
With over 40 years experience in the moving arts, he brings into his healing work the importance of body awareness & creative expression. Guillermo is also a founding member of Xochipilli, a latino men’s ritual group, which has taught classes, performed dances & conducted ceremonies throughout the Bay Area since it’s inception in 1992.”
Lilia Roman is from Mexico and has traveled extensively most of her life. She has been studying dance and body movement for over 20 years.
Lilia is RYT 500 and also holds a certificate in iRest Yoga Nidra, Chair Yoga, and Prenatal. She is now part of the Urban Zen Integrative Yoga Therapy Program and has studied Yoga for Scoliosis with Elise Miller. In addition, Lilia also studies Qi Gong, herbology, and Curanderismo. She teaches around the bay area, leading yoga sessions in English and Spanish.
Brenda Salgado is first generation Nicaraguan-American, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is currently the Director of East Bay Meditation Center, and an Associate at Movement Strategy Center. She founded Nepantla Consulting, where she provides limpias and other healing services, meeting facilitation and workshops, and officiates ceremonies.
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. She has provided acupuncture and herbal therapy at the Alameda County HIV and Hepatitis Prevention Program, Sarana Community Acupuncture, Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic and Berkeley Primary Care of Lifelong Medical.
Batul True Heart
Batul True Heart is a two-spirit/queer Native American/Indigenous/Mixed (Yaqui/Panamanian/Spanish) ceremonial healer, prayer woman, and medicine maker. She has been healing herself by walking the red road for 12 years: re-connecting with her ancestors, the plants, and the elements. Batul is an active community member who provides compassionate heart-to-heart listening, offers personal healing sessions for moving stuck emotions, facilitates ceremonial house cleanses, and prayerfully makes her line of herbal medicine, Maaso Medicina.
Rae Diamond is an astrologer, healer, artist and teacher, whose work is rooted in a deep devotion to the creativity and intelligence of nature. Rae works with individuals as a healer, mentor and astrologer, and in the community as a researcher and teacher of innovative methods of weaving astrology and herbalism together, and as the director of the Long Tone Choir, which blends music and mindfulness in healing and artful ways.
Luz C. Valverde
Luz C. Valverde is a queer mixed race Xicana indigena raised by Gay and Lesbian parents in the 70’s. She has been active in dream work since 2009, holding space for a community dream circle in her home over the following year’s cycle. She believes the circle – ritual is a profound container for deepening ancestral wisdom, healing inter-generational trauma and receiving guidance.
Tanya has been working in the field of health and healing as an herbalist and nutritionist for an aggregate of 11 years. She earned her certifications in Western Herbalism and Holistic Nutrition at the Ohlone Center for Herbal Studies and Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition & Culinary Arts. In addition to working in private practice, Tanya makes herbal body care products and teaches yoga in the schools with a goal of inspiring individuals to their personal best. She received her yoga teacher training through the Niroga Institute.
Rylan is a clinical herbalist and the founder of North Wind Apothecary in San Francisco. He comes from a long line of strong Southern women, pagans, social justice workers, and healers. He has spent a decade working in the Western Medical field, organizing safe space communities for LGBTQ+ gamers and deepening an already strong connection to indigenous Celtic spirituality.