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Practices for Spiritual Hygiene With Herbal Allies – A 3-Part Series

Every other Thursday, April 6th, 20th and May 4th – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Francisca Santibanez, teacher

Cost: $200.00

In this 3-part series, we will be sharing different plant allies to aid in the important and effective practice of spiritual cleansing also known as “limpias” (Mesoamerican and Andean Amazonian tradition).

We will create tools for clearing, practice in ritual, and discuss the advantages of incorporating these as part of your day-to-day rituals to cultivate clarity of mind, soul connection, and alignment with your true nature.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. Cancellations more than 7 days before the event are refunded minus a $15 administration fee.
  2. Cancellations 2 to 7 days before an event are refunded at 50%.
  3. Cancellations within 48 hours are non-refundable.
  4. Ohlone Herbal Center requires an 8-student minimum to hold any class. If a course must be cancelled, a full refund will be given.
Item Name:
Spiritual Hygiene with Herbal Allies
200 USD

Plant Spirit Talk: An Artful Journey Into Plant Communion – A 3-Part Series

Every other Saturday, April 15th, 29th and May 13th –10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Francisca Santibanez, teacher

Cost: $400.00

Creativity blossoms as we explore and refine our senses to tune into plant frequencies. In this class, we will explore different tools for heightening our receptivity to invite a space of communion with a chosen plant. These dialogues can often unfold in very subtle ways. Through the use of imagination and creativity, we’re able to interpret and express our feelings, insights, and intuitions. This is a hands-on class where we will be working with the mediums of artful journaling, photography, drawing/painting, and mixed media to explore deeper realms of being in oneness with plants. All materials included.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. Cancellations more than 7 days before the event are refunded minus a $15 administration fee.
  2. Cancellations 2 to 7 days before an event are refunded at 50%.
  3. Cancellations within 48 hours are non-refundable.
  4. Ohlone Herbal Center requires an 8-student minimum to hold any class. If a course must be cancelled, a full refund will be given.
Item Name:
Plant Spirit Talk
400 USD

Healing Finances for Herbal Practitioners

Tuesday, May 9th – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

The Money Witch, Jessie Susannah Karnatz-Lazarus

Cost: $65.00

As we learn better ways to tend to our bodies and spirits, it’s essential that we also turn our healing gaze toward our means of survival and success. In this session, we will gain tools to lovingly meet ourselves where we already are financially, and lay a path down for powerful movement forward. This class includes learning basic aspects of running a healing arts business, marketing, bookkeeping, and tax planning. We will also spend time working with Money Magic, learning strategies to connect our money practices to the natural and spirit realms.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. Cancellations more than 7 days before the event are refunded minus a $15 administration fee.
  2. Cancellations 2 to 7 days before an event are refunded at 50%.
  3. Cancellations within 48 hours are non-refundable.
  4. Ohlone Herbal Center requires an 8-student minimum to hold any class. If a course must be cancelled, a full refund will be given.
Item Name:
Healing Finances
65 USD

Indigenous Women’s Lecture Series:

California Native American Healing Tools and Ceremonies

Friday, May 12th – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Shaman Cyn Rivera, Kumeyaay

Cost: Suggested donation of $15–$25 at the door

This evening lecture begins with a brief overview of Native Americans and provides an introduction into the Native way of living in nature and the belief that everything, animate and inanimate, has Spirit. During the course of the evening, Shaman Cyn Rivera will demonstrate the Native use of tools, such as drums, and plants, such as sage, through the Ceremonies of California Natives.

Finding Your Power Animals Through Meditation

Saturday, May 13th – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Shaman Cyn Rivera, Kumeyaay

Cost: $125  

Enroll in this class by 4/30/17 and receive a 20% discount!

It is the Native belief that we have many Spirit guides and animals that help us throughout our lives; we call it “walking our path”.

This all-day workshop will focus on identifying your power animals through a series of drum meditations. There will be time in between meditations to talk about the process and to answer your questions about Spirit. I recommend that attendees bring a journal in which to take notes about the experience while it is fresh in their minds.

Attendees should wear comfortable clothing (layers are advised) and bring something to lie on; a blanket and a pillow are optional. Additionally, attendees should refrain from having coffee or other highly caffeinated drinks that morning as it will interfere with their ability to process throughout the meditations.

About Shaman Cyn Rivera, Kumeyaay

Shaman Cyn Rivera, Kumeyaay (pronounced “Coo me aye”) comes from a very long line of Holy Women and Shaman. Geographically her Nation is from the San Diego area. She was initiated Shaman by her ancestors in a ceremony while studying with Carol Foster, a Native American Shaman.

Shaman Rivera always knew there was “something” but didn’t know what “it” was until she began doing healings. She has been developing her abilities ever since. She has sent her Spirit Energy as far away as Shanghai and Argentina with great success.

Currently, Shaman Rivera, an accomplished Art To Wear artist and clothing designer, resides in Marin where she is able to teach Spirit and do all levels of physical and spiritual healings.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. Cancellations more than 7 days before the event are refunded minus a $15 administration fee.
  2. Cancellations 2 to 7 days before an event are refunded at 50%.
  3. Cancellations within 48 hours are non-refundable.
  4. Ohlone Herbal Center requires an 8-student minimum to hold any class. If a course must be cancelled, a full refund will be given.
Item Name:
Finding Your Power Animals
100 USD

Botanical Beauty – A 3-Part Series

Mondays, May 15th, 22nd, and 29th – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Francisca Santibanez, teacher

Cost: $200.00 + $30.00 material fee

Learn about the benefits of using all-natural organic ingredients on your body and how to use these to make your own herbal skin care and beauty products. This course will offer an introduction to creating our own botanical beauty products at home. Learn to identify skin types and which ingredients to use on each. We will delve into the process of making a range of beauty products including creams, facial masks, sprays, toners, scrubs, and salts in order to create a relaxing spa experience with our homemade products.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. Cancellations more than 7 days before the event are refunded minus a $15 administration fee.
  2. Cancellations 2 to 7 days before an event are refunded at 50%.
  3. Cancellations within 48 hours are non-refundable.
  4. Ohlone Herbal Center requires an 8-student minimum to hold any class. If a course must be cancelled, a full refund will be given.
Item Name:
Botanical Beauty
230 USD

Parenting Wizardry: Herbal Tools for Household Peace, Love, and Happy Children

Wednesday, May 17th – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Francisca Santibanez, teacher

Cost: $60.00

Not only does it take a village to raise a child, it also takes some pure magic at times when trying to maintain harmony in a chaotic home. The good news is that nature has provided us with amazing allies in the form of plants to help us seize the day. Yay!! In this class, each participant will learn about a variety of herbs that will help you and your family feel more at ease, focused and loving. This will be a hands-on class where we’ll be making some potions for keeping your household rooted in peace and sweet connection.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. Cancellations more than 7 days before the event are refunded minus a $15 administration fee.
  2. Cancellations 2 to 7 days before an event are refunded at 50%.
  3. Cancellations within 48 hours are non-refundable.
  4. Ohlone Herbal Center requires an 8-student minimum to hold any class. If a course must be cancelled, a full refund will be given.
Item Name:
Parenting Wizardry
60 USD

The Wisdom of Tobacco Medicine: The Nature of Right Relationships

Thursday, June 22nd – Time TBD

Francisca Santibanez, teacher

Cost: TBD

In this class, we will be exploring the nature of a healthy relationship and the fundamental ideals that are critical in maintaining an embodied willful relationship. Incorporating the sacred plant of Tobacco as a potent plant teacher can offer us much in learning about listening, respect, attachment, consent, praise, healthy boundaries, gratitude, and sacred reciprocity. All these will be discussed as functional tools for sustaining a fruitful reciprocal connection with Tobacco and beyond with all your relationships.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. Cancellations more than 7 days before the event are refunded minus a $15 administration fee.
  2. Cancellations 2 to 7 days before an event are refunded at 50%.
  3. Cancellations within 48 hours are non-refundable.
  4. Ohlone Herbal Center requires an 8-student minimum to hold any class. If a course must be cancelled, a full refund will be given.
Item Name:
Wisdom of Tobacco
60 USD

Sacred Courtship With Plants – A 3-Part Series

Fridays, July 21st, 28th and August 4th – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Francisca Santibanez, teacher

Cost: $200.00

There is mystery and enchantment in the way that the relationship between plants and humans has evolved. For many generations, much attention and listening was given to our beloved plant allies as our ancestors cultivated a relationship with them. Our ancestors learned from these medicine teachers and healers and came to understand their effect on humans for ailments of the body and soul.

In the Amazon, our largest apothecary and home to some of the most dedicated and ancient stewards of the earth, the practice of plant dieting and courtship is still alive and present in many traditions in the area.

In this series, we will be introducing some different methods of communing with the spirit of a chosen plant and inviting it to share with us its wisdom and medicine made available to each of us. We will also learn how to incorporate these practices as part of our daily protocol to connect with our source and our true nature.

This will be an interactive and hands-on workshop.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. Cancellations more than 7 days before the event are refunded minus a $15 administration fee.
  2. Cancellations 2 to 7 days before an event are refunded at 50%.
  3. Cancellations within 48 hours are non-refundable.
  4. Ohlone Herbal Center requires an 8-student minimum to hold any class. If a course must be cancelled, a full refund will be given.
Item Name:
Sacred Courtship With Plants
200 USD

Introduction to Herbalism – A 4-Part Series + Herb Walk

Session 1: Thursdays, July 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm; Sunday, July 23rd – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the field

Session 2: Wednesdays, August 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm; Sunday, August 20th – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the field

Taught by core faculty

Cost: $485.00 for either session

A class for the beginner who wants to bring herbs into their everyday life. We will explore the many facets of herbs and herbal medicine. Class will cover basic human physiology and common herbal remedies for each body system. Students will learn to prepare a variety of medicinal products including herbal extracts, salves, lotions, syrups, and teas. This class includes an herb walk to a local natural area.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. Cancellations more than 7 days before the event are refunded minus a $15 administration fee.
  2. Cancellations 2 to 7 days before an event are refunded at 50%.
  3. Cancellations within 48 hours are non-refundable.
  4. Ohlone Herbal Center requires an 8-student minimum to hold any class. If a course must be cancelled, a full refund will be given.
Item Name:
Introduction to Herbalism
485 USD

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Ohlone Herbal Center is a 501(c)(3) organization, so all donations are tax deductible. Tax ID #14-1975183

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Ohlone Herbal Center
1250 Addison St. #113
Berkeley, CA 94702