Myrna Cabán Lezcano
Myrna Cabán Lezcano is a queer Boricua herbalist, educator, and cultural organizer. She grew up eating mangos and being doused in Agua Florida. Her abuelxs inspired her to connect to Spirit and healing by growing gandules, raising chickens, making dream-based predictions, and singing spontaneous songs.
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.
Ayo Ngozi Drayton
Ayo is a community herbalist, educator, artist, and historian. She is a believer in ancestral tradition, a documentarian of Black herbal and cultural practices, and a community worker. Trained as a clinician, Ayo is an instructor at community-based herbal schools and conferences, owns a small herbal business (The Creative Root), and runs the Planting Reparations Project, a reparations-based, mutual aid initiative that redistributes plants and healing resources to Black people.
Margarita is a certified and licensed Massage and Craniosacral Therapist. She practices Curanderismo in combination with other ancient healing practices. Margarita Camarena was born in Mexico City growing up with the traditional medicine through her grandmothers and the elders in her family.
Rachel Lee is a healer whose practice is deeply rooted in reclaiming the wisdom, power, and history of her West African ancestors. As a doula, yoga teacher, and folk herbalist, her path to cultivating wholeness embodies a radical Black feminist praxis where the personal is inseparable from the political and spirit work is essential to social freedom.
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.
Elisa Marie Soto
Elisa (she/her) grew up in the vast and beautiful Sonoran Desert and currently resides in the foothills of the Sierras. She is a zine writer, sun bather, medicine maker, and grower of plants. She practices place-based herbalism rooted in ancestral wisdom. Her work is dedicated to helping people and animals ground into their bodies and heal themselves, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. She sees her work with plants as an extension of activism towards social and health justice.
Erin Caitlin Sweeney
Erin Caitlin Sweeney (she/her) is a cis woman of European descent living in Huichin, the unceded Ohlone territory now known as Oakland, CA. She is a politicized healer, educator & group facilitator. She’s a Leo Sun & Aries Rising with a Pisces Moon. She’s a storyteller, plant lover, and dancer.