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
Plant Medicine Classes
Rooted in Spiritual Herbalism* and wisdom from Borikén (Puerto Rico), these one-time or week-long classes focus on the untold roots of herbalism, woke plant harvesting, 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
Herbal Consultations (Plática Style) - Sliding Scale
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. After this time together, you will receive a personalized protocol and 1 personalized herbal blend.
A protocol consists of recommended herbal medicine, affirmations/prayers/meditations for the mind/body/spirit, a suggested daily routine, and a list of resources.
Myrna will be available for questions and feedback on the protocol.
Additional medicine available for purchase and can be custom-made for you!
Altar with Atabey at herbal consultation