Community Medicine Circles
Community medicine circles are spaces where we honor ancestors, connect with plant abuelitxs, share wisdom, create medicine, sing, breathe, and remember ways we have fought against the violence of racism, colonialism, white supremacy, patriarchy, displacement and imposed poverty. A reflective, connected, joyful opportunity to heal in resistance together.
Since 2014, Myrna has led circles of different styles and has offered them in homes, gardens and other spaces in collaboration with different organizations and community groups. These have been free or very low cost with a focus on BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) and Latinx communities.
Ay Si, Alcoholado Workshop at Diamante Community Garden in El Barrio, NYC
An herbal consultation is an opportunity to tune-in, be witnessed and reflect on the parts of yourself and your life that could held by ongoing relationship with plant abuelitxs.
Up to 2 sessions (initial + protocol review) $75-125 sliding scale
initial consultation of 75 min [phone or Zoom, your choice]
additional, optional 30 min protocol review session (can also happen via email communication if you prefer)
personalized herbal protocol document
specific directions for how to take your medicine + be in relationship with the plant medicine
by request, a music playlist
Learn more about what I include in a protocol and what it's like to work with me here
Consultations can be conducted in English or Spanish
I am currently accepting new clients
Altar at an herbal consultation in Boriken/Puerto Rico with a purple and blue swirl cloth, an Atabey wooden sculpture and various, a seashell, rose petals, moringa and other herbs
Plant Medicine Classes [In-Person + Virtual]
Rooted in Spiritual Herbalism* and wisdom from Borikén (Puerto Rico), these one-time or weeks-long classes focus on the untold roots of herbalism, plant medicine-making, and the use of local plants as much as possible. Grounding practices, anti-oppression/popular education framework and circle-style sharing are all important elements of these learning spaces.
Contact Myrna if interested in providing a workshop or ongoing class for youth, adults or elders.
*Term coined by Karen Rose of Sacred Vibes Apothecary
Groups of people, majority BIPOC, gathered to make medicine during herbalism classes led by Myrna at KCC Urban Farm