Teachers,Workshops,& Performers

We are so excited to be gathering with some of the most empowered wise wombyn in the herbal world, music scene, and collaborative community! Please be patient with us as we are currently still gathering bios and workshop details from our teachers, performers,and facilitators. A BIG thank you to all the wombyn reaching out to support us with the vision- We look forward to celebrating with you all!

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Aniiyah Klock
Keynote Speaker
Friday 4:15 pm, Green Woman Stage

Aniiyah Klock is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Intuitive Energy Healer, Certified Herbalist, Certified Reflexologist, Craniosacral Therapist, and Sacred Luminary.  She is Co-creator and medicine maker at KlockWise (www.klockwisecreations.com).  Herbal remedies, elemental art, and her book can be purchased through the website.

 

She lives a quiet homesteading life with her husband and menagerie of rescued dogs and cats.  She offers space for bodywork, time in nature, and deep connection to those who reach out.  

 

She recently wrote a book “Aniiyahgrams, Heart Wisdom from the Unseen World”.  This is a collection of dream messages she has received over the past 10 years that guide and encourage humans toward their highest good as a species.  Some dreams in the book are prophecy, and some are instructions on how to live in the current and future world.  She also vulnerably shares personal experiences about her near death events.

 

Aniiyah will be sharing a few techniques to help ground the energetic and physical bodies, how to give yourself a light bath (one of the dreams in her book details this), and some easy breathing practices to help with responding from a place of centeredness rather than reacting from a place of fear and trauma.

lizabeth E. Meacham, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized environmental philosopher, spiritual ecologist, author, teacher, shamanic practitioner and musician. Liz is the author of Earth Spirit Dreaming: Shamanic Ecotherapy Practices (Findhorn Press/Inner Traditions, February 2020), and is the originator of the cross-disciplinary practice of “shamanic ecotherapy,” which she teaches nationally and internationally in workshops, retreats, and training programs. She is the founder of the Lake Erie Institute for Holistic Environmental Education, based in Cleveland, Ohio. Her workshops and training programs offer initiatory experiences that reflect her long-term engagement as a student of the Earth and Cosmos. Learn more about her work at: ShamanicEcotherapy.com

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Rocio Alcaron
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Sunday 8-9:15 am, Green Woman Stage
Rocio Alcaròn is renowned and beloved world wide for her caring, loving, and passionate approach to people, plants, and nature. An Ethnopharmacologist, Ethnobotanist, shamanic pratitioner, and extrodinary teacher and healer. Rocio has spent over 35 years working with ethnic groups in the tropical rain forest and Andes Mountains of Ecuador and in the Basque Country, Spain.She owns and operates IAMOE Center on her land in the rainforest where she helps to protect the sacred landscapes of the Amazon and educate people on the importance of the area.
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Maria Krueger
Class: Food as Medicine

Join me as we explore plant medicines and foods to build your kitchen apothecary that will deeply nourish your immune system for the fall and winter months.

Learn some basic recipes, decoctions, infusions and fermentation techniques. We will sample a Chai tea made with herbs and medicinal mushrooms and sample

a Honey garlic ferment.

Sunday 10:40-11:45 am, Green Woman Stage

Maria has had a lifetime interest in plants and nature. She has been practicing herbalism for the past 20 years.

She enjoys making her own plant medicines to share with family and friends. She grows many medicinal plants,

and also loves wildcrafting and foraging on the land she homesteads with her husband.

 

Maria has studied with the N.E. School of Botanical Medicine, The Herbal Medics Academy and studied and worked for several

years with Heartstone Center for Earth Essentials.

 
Andrea Reisen

Class: Growing Medicinal Herbs and Mushrooms. How to start your own herb farm and herbal medicine enterprise.  With over 30 years of experience, you will learn from the best.  From growing, to product making to marketing herbs, Andrea shares her wealth of knowledge. 

 

Part 1 for beginners and intermediate growers/ gardeners who want to learn about plant medicine cultivation and to expand their growing capacity and gardens. 

Saturday 10:40 am, Green Woman Stage

Part 2 for advanced growers/gardeners wanting to take their love of plant medicine to next level and make a livelihood. 

Sunday 1:20 pm, Reishi Barn

Andrea Reisen is the co-creator of a 30-acre farm is located in the hamlet of Wallace, near Avoca, in the beautiful Finger Lakes of western New York. The farm is a dream come true for her family. 

 

Their collective goal has always been to live a simple, gentle, fun-filled life on the land, raising a family in harmony with all of creation. They have been blessed to be caretakers of this land since 1982, raising our five children here, and now two of our grandchildren live here with their Mom and Uncle Bill.  We believe by working the land organically and biodynamically, being in rhythm with the land, we are able to harvest the very finest quality, high-energy medicinal herbs. We make teas, tinctures (extracts), salves, creams, infused oils, liniment, and flower essences with these herbs.  Andrea and her husband, Matthias believe- We take care of the land and the land takes care of us."

The plant world offers us an abundant array of gifts allowing us to take ownership of our own healing.  These gifts don’t just apply to our physical selves however,  the healing energy of plants also affects our emotional, mental, and spiritual selves.  Plants have been used for centuries to enhance spirituality and our awareness of our connection to all life.  Used properly herbs can become cherished travel companions as you walk your sacred path.

 

"The plants really do love us. They want to take care of us. They want to help us. They just wait for us to come. They open this store-house of health for us, that we can't even imagine."
                                      -Andrea Reisen

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Courtney Noster, M.Ed., LPCC

 

Class: Movement as Medicine: Eco-Embodiment and Sacred Sensuality

Saturday 2:40 pm, Lavender Tent

This session will welcome attendees to explore their inner nature and intuitive sensuality in partnership with the other-than-human-world around them. Gathering in a sacred sisterhood circle participants will engage in a brief fireside chat to identify collective and individual challenges that lead to “disembodiment.” Then participants will be led through conscious movement and ecstatic embodiment practices supportive of awakening and enlivening their own soma (body), helping them to “embody” more freely and wildly. After participants activate their mind-body connection Courtney will guide them through a shamanic ecotherapy experience to activate the spirit-earth connection that supports participants in building a relationship with the natural world as an essential foundation to their own inner nature discovery and spiritual development.

       

Courtney is a nature-loving spiritual medicine practitioner hailing from Lorain, OH. She is a licensed mental health therapist in the state of Ohio and has been practicing in the mental health field for over 10 years. Courtney specializes in ecotherapy, EMDR, developmental trauma healing, and conscious parenting. When she isn’t guiding ecotherapy hikes in the woods she is likely to be found with a guitar in hand, singing loud, and inviting others into the joy of music making. Courtney loves to kayak, anywhere she can drop her boat in, and is especially fond of the Great Lakes Region waterways.

 

After nearly 5 years of focused ecopsychological self-development work and, most recently, 1.5 years of apprenticing with a practicing Blue Ridge Mountain Shamanic Medicine Woman Courtney began her own spiritual medicine practice called, Inner Nature Discovery. Inner Nature Discovery is a holistic eco-wellness practice devoted to guiding women back to nature, their own intuitive and sensual power, and to widening circles of communal support needed to return to ancient ways of being. Courtney provides 1:1 eco-embodiment coaching to support the awakening woman with somatic integration, development, and restoration of their own inner ecology.

Raven Heart

 Saturday 9:20-10:35 am, Reishi Barn

Raven Heart is a grief ceremonialist and grief recovery specialist offering workshops, retreats, and 1-on-1 sessions. 

She facilitates earth-based spiritual ceremonies and rituals to honor our grief: to sit with, dance with, breathe with, move with, lie with, communicate with, be with, open to and heal our grief. 

She is trained in the Grief Recovery Method, which offers deep exploration of grief with precise directions and techniques for providing healing and closure as we move through our grief experiences. 

She is a certified shamanic ecotherapy guide, trained in advanced facilitation of 

nature-based spiritual practices through my years of study with Elizabeth E. Meacham, PhD. 

She has trained in ecopsychology and ecological leadership through the year-long Ecological Leadership Program at Lake Erie Institute, in Cleveland, Ohio. Learn more about my work at: TheWeightofHerWings.com

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Yasmin Rashid

Class Description: Come Join Yasmin and learn about the local social justice climate, antiracism, and allyship. In this class we will discuss the lines that exist in the relationship building between advocates outside and within the affected communities. Questions like effective allyship in this day and age. breaking and crossing barriers in this current state of social justice, some of the ways allyship is best utilized in underserved communities, and crossing racial/socio-economic lines to be a voice for others. 

Saturday at 1:20-2:35 pm, Lavender Tent

Yasmin Rashid is the UPI Board Vice President. She enjoys speaking life, compassion, and understanding into the hearts of those she meets. Yasmin's gift of expression through words has paved the way for her to be a talented writer, public speaker and community mediator. Her ability to captivate those her words touch allows her activism to reach new heights with each and every conversation. Yasmin's enthusiasm for healing the traumas faced by her community perfectly aligned her with UPI.

Contact Yasmin: UPIVicePresident@gmail.com

 

 

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Debbie Biltonen

Class: Exploring Plantain 

Some call it the ‘band-aid’ plant but Plantain is oh-so-much more. Come explore this very common and abundant plant to see the diverse ways it can be used.  From head to tail, we will discuss the healing properties and understand why this herb was known as life medicine. After this class, I bet you’ll never look at this plantain the same way again. 

Saturday 2:40-3:55 pm, Reishi Barn

For over 30 years, Debbie has devoted her adult life to sharing her knowledge of the natural world and it’s magical alchemy by teaching environmental education programs in New York, Maine and Georgia, classes, workshops, her blog “I Just Gotta Share,” and simply talking with anyone curious about nature. Her love and wonder of the natural world and how we can harness its magic shines through in everything she does.

Her passion and curiosity for the natural world started as a child wandering her family’s land with her dog, foraging berries, and making tea from Black Birch stems. Her unquenchable thirst for knowledge started her journey to formalize her education through field biology courses, living with and learning the cultural ecology of the Arawak people in Guyana, an apprenticeship at Heartstone Herbal School, to Ecuador with Rocío Alarcón on her ancestral land, as well as attending numerous herbal conferences, workshops, and of course never-ending herbal studies.

Debbie co-owns Know Your Roots, with her husband, Mike, providing classes and consultations along with a product line created from the herbs that grow on their land. She is a lifelong tree hugger and earth worshiper who believes sharing wisdom is paramount to a healthy and thriving community.

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Serenna L. McCloud

Class: Serenna is offering a hands-on course in hot process soap craft where attendees will learn the rudiments of hot process and leave with a ready to use bar of amazingly invigorating and refreshing soap.

Sunday 1:20 Pm, Green Woman Stage

Serenna L. McCloud is a native Ithacan, mother of two boys, herbalist, gardener, soapmaker and local attorney practicing in the areas of real estate, trusts and estates, and business law.  Her soap company is called IHW Soapcraft. She is a long-time practitioner of Kundalini yoga and meditation.  Serenna’s healing journey also has included ecstatic dance at the Foundation of Light.  She is very proud to count herself among those in the lineage of Rosemary Gladstar through her completion of an herbalism apprenticeship with Heartstone Center for Earth Essentials. 

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Tammy Huckabone 

Class: Morning Plant Walk, identifying plants and discussing their uses. Q&A platform. 

Saturday at 8 am,  Green Woman Stage

Herbs for dogs: Learn plant medicine that can help mans best friend

Sunday at 2:40 pm, Lavender Tent

Tammy Huckabone is an herbalist, teacher, writer, animal lover and adventurer, who splits her time between the Adirondack Mountains and sunny Florida. Tammy’s herbal path began when she was a young woman first inspired by her Mom with MS and a kitty with FIV. She is grateful for training under phenomenal plant and spiritual teachers. She loves connecting people and animals to plants in sickness and in health.

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Marcy Stewart Little

Class 1:Evoking and Protecting the Sacred Feminine in the Body

Settle into the deep inner world of the pelvis, ground of our feminine power and wisdom. Learn and practice two Universal Principles of Alignment based in Anusara Yoga to support you to live here more fully. 90 minutes. Bring a yoga mat.

Saturday 2:40 pm, Lavender Tent

Class 2:Sacred Feminine Body Poetry

How often do you feel truly seen and known in this Patriarchal World? Experience the powerful healing gift of Body Poetry. Feel yourself completely in the safe container of sisterhood. 90 Minutes. Bring a notebook.

Sunday 9:20 am, Green Woman Stage

Marcy Little, author of Naked: My Body’s Story, host of the Healing Sexual Trauma Summit, is a yoga and somatic based healing practitioner. Learn more at marcylittle.com

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Kara ApotheKara   
Clinical Herbalism: A Route to Change the Health Care Paradigm

Conscious Herbs: The Abundance of Plants to Support Mental Health

Friday, 12:30-2:00 pm, Green Woman Stage

Kara, the clinical herbalist at Herb-Therapy, has a deep history and love of working with herbs. First introduced to wild herbs in the meadows of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in New Mexico over 20 years ago, she began eating wild foods, identifying and gathering medicinal herbs.  From these initial experiences, a lifelong herbalist was born! She has apprenticed with several herbalists and organic growers across the US and Canada including The National Center for Preservation of Native Medicinal Herbs in Rutland, Ohio where she studied endangered (at risk) native medicinal herbs.  She completed a 4-year Clinical Herbalist program at Dominion Herbal College in Vancouver, Canada with over 500 clinic hours working in herbal consultation clinics in both Vancouver and Toronto.  

Following a desire to truly understand human physiology and then pathology she continued her studies, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Science as a Physician Assistant, both at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY.  Since graduating she has worked at a hospital in Syracuse with multiple physicians and surgeons covering Internal Medicine, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic, and Vascular Surgery services. Currently, she works as a health care provider at Cornell University. She organized an Herbal Pharmacy at the Cornell Health Pharmacy with local herbal tea blends promoting nutritive support and the health of students. She offers herbal education opportunities for students, staff, and faculty at Cornell University. She has also worked with Dr. Nasri Ghaly at an integrative psychiatric practice in Syracuse, NY specializing in herbal therapeutics, vitamin deficiencies, and lifestyle changes as an integrative approach to mental health.  In October 2011 she created ApotheKara, an herbal apothecary and herbal care consultant services in Ithaca, NY. She offered the community the highest quality local herbs, exotic herbal blends, and teas but closed the doors to the in-person apothecary in 2013. She specializes in herbal health care, education, and consultation and continues private consultation services. She utilizes her knowledge in both medical and herbal pharmacology, herbal therapeutics, and herbs as nutrients to treat each client with a unique approach specific to their needs and desires.  She has a solid understanding of both western medicine and herbal therapy. Herbs hold ancient nutrients when introduced into the body may create profound support of the body system or organs in need of care; giving daily nourishment to attain vitality and health. Herbs are the ancient food group! Kara feels local plants provide the highest quality herbal therapeutics and also hopes to keep local economies thriving through initiatives to help people become herbal growers. For More Information visit: www.herb-therapy.com

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Yael Daphne Saar 

Friday 2:00-3:15 pm at Green Woman Stage

Class 1: The UnGuilt Trip class 

What: A gentle exploration through your inner landscape to disarm guilt, dissolve shame, and find strength and comfort. Guilt and shame pretend to be protective, but cause more harm than good. They are prominent risk factors for anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, and suicide, therefore it is important to learn kinder ways to process our perceived faults and failures. This class invites you to give yourself permission to get off the self-torture train and become more effective, present, and joyful. 

How: Yael will share embodied practices to recognize and disarm harmful thought and self-talk patterns to prevent guilt and shame spirals, as well as how to return to our center and self-regulate when we’ve been hijacked by such spirals. We will combine self-inquiry, gentle movement and breath-work, and sensory and olfactory anchors.  We will use Yael’s Guilt Harvesting handout for discerning cognitive distortions and harmful cultural conditioning to prioritize our true needs over external expectations, thus freeing and empowering our hearts, bodies, and minds to attend to what is truly important and sacred to us. 

 

A note on sharing: this class is a confidential safe space that invites you to consciously examine a painful experience (or several) in your past or present. However, disclosing the details is not expected or required. There will be very limited group sharing, and some optional sharing in pairs. You can choose in the moment whether to share or work on your own; the Guilt Harvesting practice is designed to be effective either way. 

 

Second class: The Path of Least Resentment
Saturday 1:20-2:35 pm, Reishi Barn
The sequel to the UnGuilt Trip class deepens the practice to explore Interpersonal UnGuilting.
Like guilt and shame, resentments and grudges pretend to be protective but come at a great cost to our relationships and happiness. In this class we will examine our self-preservation habits and shift our internal narrative towards creating the sense of safety necessary to let go of past insults/injuries/injustices without relinquishing personal sovereignty.
This is an extremely potent practice for creating paths to forgiveness, presence, and love.

 

Testimonials:
“The UnGuilt trip class helped me release baggage I’ve been carrying for decades. I am so much lighter and kinder because of it.

     ~Liz
 

“When my mother died after a long illness, I missed her so much but there was no denying that I experienced some relief in her passing. I felt like a terrible and ungrateful person and was full of guilt, shame, and self loathing. Conscious UnGuilting helped me stop spending precious energy fighting my feelings and I was finally able to grieve meaningfully. 
    ~Susan


“I love the Guilt Harvesting tool, and for a while, I was using the handout to work through triggering situations, but by now it has become a part of me and I don’t need to write anything down, I can just notice and disarm the painful thoughts even while I’m driving or making dinner.”
~Jenn

Yael Daphna Saar is devoted to feeling strongly, listening intently, and seeing beauty in the dark. A postpartum depression and breast cancer survivor, mental health advocate, artist, writer, comedian, and community organizer, she is the Founder of Mama's Comfort Camp international support network and an expert at establishing safe spaces for brave conversations. 

Yael is the creator of the "Creative Safety Nest" method of fostering artistic expression at the heart of the successful comedy series “Motherhood is a Joke” and other innovative programs that breed “ComFortitude:” the strength generated when community members support and comfort each other. 

She offers one on one coaching and small group programs to help women heal from guilt and shame, anxiety and depression, overgiving and burnout by teaching skills for emotional resilience, central nervous system support, sensory integration, and personal sovereignty.

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Andrea Rose

Class 1: SALVE MAKING WORKSHOP

Sunday 10:40-11:45 am, Reishi Barn

Class 2:Song Circle

Saturday 9:20-10:45 am, Green Woman Stage                                

Andrea Rose owns and operates Honey Rose Botanicals, a sustainable skincare & herbal remedy business located on the outskirts of Philadelphia. She is a community herbalist & educator who creates low waste, nourishing remedies with fresh garden grown or wild foraged botanicals and sustainably sourced ingredients.Her mission is to reconnect people with plants while honoring the cycles of the seasons and inspiring people to leave no trace.

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Hilary Kimball

 

Class 1: Introduction to Feminine Embodiment & The Jade Egg 

Saturday 9:20-10:35 am, Lavender Tent

Description:  

In this educational workshop will discuss different ways to connect and create a new relationship with your sensuality and yoni by learning all about the jade egg and holistic sexuality practices.  

 

These practices are beautiful ways to deeply and safely cultivate your feminine and sexual energies for healing, connection, pleasure awakening, increased strength, sensitivity, and health of the pelvic floor, personal empowerment, and so much more. 

Class 2: Yoni Hour 

Sunday 9:20-10:35 am, Reishi Barn

Yoni Hour is an embodiment class where we will spend an hour in devotion, connection and loving presence with our yoni and breasts/heart.

 

In Yoni Hour we use the combination of breath, movement, sound, awareness and gentle self touch directed specifically towards the yoni and heart/breasts.  This grounds in a connection with your sexual center from the inside out, which deepens connection and cultivates a new relationship with your yoni and sensuality.

 

Hilary has been teaching Yoni Hour for years in The Jade Temple where it is the most popular class.  Women often say that nurturing themselves in these ways leaves them feeling revitalized, balanced, nourished, empowered, grounded and connected from the inside out.

Hilary is a trauma-informed holistic sexuality mentor & educator, pleasure activist, facilitator of Sacred Feminine courses, retreats & trainings online and around the world, jade egg specialist, founder of The Jade Temple, a women's center in Koh Phangan, Thailand, yoga teacher, lover of life, and seeker of Truth.

 

 

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Hiroko
Herbs to Keep In Your Kitchen for Healing and Nutrition
Saturday 2:40 pm, Green Woman Stage/ Kitchen 

Hiroko grew up in Ithaca, NY. She was raised eating very simply prepared but nutritious food. Her parents encouraged her to branch out and meet people from many cultures, and also to appreciate all kinds of food. Hiroko's father impressed upon her the delight one can take in a fresh piece of fish, using every part of each ingredient if possible, and preparing each ingredient well, regardless of the dish.

In college, Hiroko had the great privilege of traveling on a scholarship. She spent time in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, eating soul food with great gusto. The next year was spent studying religion & culture in Taiwan, Thailand, India, Nepal, Italy, Israel, Palestine, and England. Hiroko continued her education at Bastyr University, earning a BS in Natural Health and Herbal Science. Her training as an herbalist inspires many of the ingredients and methods for sauces, beverages, and fillings.

 

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Rochelle Baca

Saturday 4-5:15 pm, Reishi Barn

Plant Medicine Spa Journey

Rochelle will lead us together on a sacred plant cannabit spa journey. We will gather together as Divine Women. We will honor one another with sacred plants as we cleanse and anoint and heal each other. We will take this sacred time to focus on hands, faces, feet, and heart.We will partner up and be guided on a hands on journey that requires each of us to participate. The power of touch and hands on healing is needed and beyond necessary to keep and hold onto our ancestors traditions. We feel them and they feel us. We will start with our hands and work our way to our hearts. Together combining the healing powers of Sacred Plant Cannabis with other herbs and oils to provide a relaxing, empowering, rejuvennating Sacred Plant Cannabis healing class.

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Nicolette Phillips-Host

 

Nicolette considers herself to be a "Jack of all trades,a master of none, but often times better than a master of one." She has dabbled in many different paths through out the years, but always being led back to working with the Sacred Cannabis plant. She has intertwined her worlds in many different ways, her latest being TRŪ ALKEMÈ a CBD company that formulates blends using home grown hemp and other medicinal herbs from her farm. She believes in whole body,mind,spirit healing and sets that intention in all she creates. 

Nicolette is the owner of Full Spectrum Farm and Eagle Breeze homestead and runs a bed and breakfast where people can experience alternative ways of living. She considers herself to be a visionary that weaves the web between the worlds and a renegade that continuously goes against the norm and status quo to create a reality outside of the matrix and to pave a path of spiritual abundance for her daughters Fern and Fallen.

 

In 2012 Nicolette attended Heart Stone Herbal Essentials and from there continued her education with many other teachers. Nicolette gives major credit to her teacher,friend,and soul sister Kara Timmins for bringing her into the herbal world and Rocio Alcaròn for always being there to guide her through the spirit realms and teaching her the healing traditions of her landscape. 

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Sandy Gypsy Truth

Class: Beginner-Intermediate Yoga Classes Through Out The Weekend

Sunday 9:20-10:35 am, Lavender Tent

Sandy has been practicing yoga for seven years. She started on this pathway as a tool to help her recover postpartum and to help her heal from PTSD. During this journey, as she has incorporated yogic ways into her daily life, she has found more than she could have hoped for! Finding self-love, mindfulness, and a deeper connection with what speaks to her heart, Sandy continues on her journey to help empower and envoke self-love and healing in others; she desires that everyone learns to find peace and tranquility through letting go and embracing the warrior within for the good of love and light.

Sandy is a certified advanced 500

Hour yoga teacher specializing in vinyasa , kundalini , trauma informed , lunar wisdom , enneagram, and power yoga. She is also a certified reiki master, licensed cosmetologist, certified in botanical medicine. She offers herbal first aid and support for those suffering from emotional trauma, is an advocate for awareness in domestic violence and the owner and creator of For Claudia's Sayke herbal skin care , and leather clothing company of “Alien Ambassadors”

Sandy offers an array of services as she travels to music festivals , her home town yoga studio at Keuka peaceful roots and private sessions . She also is a proud mother of four children whom three she homeschools and her oldest claudias that has blessed her with a granddaughter Evellan Sparrow .

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Acadia Otlowaki

Class:  Explore Movement, Dance, and Play Using Flow Arts

Saturday 10:40-11:45 am, Lavender Tent

Despite what many think about Acadia Rae's presence-filled fire performance, she was not a ballerina or a gymnast growing up. The yearning to dance was always in her, but self esteem issues in her adolescence caused her to struggle to get out of her own way, and so she mainly explored more sedentary creative mediums. In her late teens, she started getting into physical activity as a way to connect with her body and noticed how good it felt to do so. She started exploring the hula hoop as first a work out and then a dance form; then realized it was helping her heal and develop connections to both herself and others. 

 

A decade since that initial awakening, Acadia has explored countless intersections of movement, communication, and creativity: fire performing, studying and teaching yoga, aerial circus arts, ecstatic dance, and more. She's dabbled in somatic movement, contact improv, nonviolent communication, divination, and countless other mediums to develop her awareness, acceptance, and relationship with her body, emotions, and environment. She aspires to help her students step into their bodies and playfulness through dance and flow arts in her classes to help them lead more empowered, engaged lives.  

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Lexie Skye

Class: Natural Dyeing with plants

I'm so excited and thankful to offer you a class in natural dyeing! This teaching will introduce you to simple dyeing tech using kitchen scraps, think peels and pits! We will go over basic dye brews and mordants.. much love, see you soon! 

Saturday 1:20-2:35 pm, Green Woman Stage

 Lexie Skye is a fiber artist. She crochets, knits, spins, and fools around with natural dyeing and eco printing, design knitwear, and loves to share the craft with others. Her  passion runs deep into creating organic & sustainable made clothing

     

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Donnia Anastasia

DONNIA WILL BE OFFERING HEALING SESSIONS THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND -PLEASE READ BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION!

 

Class: Donnia will be teaching a sacred self care dinacharya (daily routine) at the weekend event. This 45min break out session/discussion will review ayurvedic daily rituals (involving the ayurvedic clock and season changes) one would consider incorporating into their current self care routine for a long and healthy life. Bring a pen and notepad. Samples will be available. 

"Ayurvedic wisdom holds that providing the skin with the purest nourishment possible not only allows for total self-correction, but is also said to have profound healing effects on the person.

Sunday 1:20-2:35 pm, Lavender Tent

Donnia Anastasia is a Holistic Pracitioner, specializing in Ayurvedic Health + Life Counseling + Bodywork. 

Serving her community with her medicine for the last decade she has been in the holistic field for over 15years, which includes other healing modalities, herbal medicines and organic skin care products. The following are the services she will be offering at the Spirit of the Kindred Women Medicine gathering. Sessions will be early and mid morning and mid and late afternoons, with possible evening sessions as well. Weather and temperature permitting. Contact her at donniagd@gmail.com or call 814 366 4225 to sign up now! There will be very limited spots available (8-10) so please don’t delay! Once booked, due to the nature of this event, it is requested that your appointment time does not veer off course to respect others scheduled sessions. Cash is preferred at time of service, but will accept all major cc as well. Your scheduled session will be decided on day one of the event, look for the Sacred Ayurvedic Healing Canopy.  

Sessions available are: 

1:Total Health Consultation

Investing in yourself is at the heart of this service. Be proactive and the goddess in your own health story. See yourself in a brand new light, divine light from source. Together we uncover the who, what, why, when, and how - of you - your prakruti.  Discussing balanced health maintenance with nutrition and lifestyle recommendations to overcome any and all obstacles you currently face or may face in the future in regards to your mind, body and spirit. We will discuss your sacred truth and what you need for optimal health during our visit, and later, a personalized guide of self-care, nutrition, best lifestyle, meditation, yoga asanas and ways to keep in touch to better serve you (will be emailed 2 weeks after gathering weekend is over.) – and to take your one amazing and brilliant life to the next level of happy health freedom. Starts with a yummy lemon sugar foot soak and scrub. $225 

2:Ayurvedic Facial 

Treatment includes herbal cleansing, essential oil or fresh herb steam, renewing mud masque, nourishing & moisturizing Marma Point and face tightener massage with doshic oil. Massage includes scalp, head, face, neck and shoulders. All treatments are made with fresh, organic herbs & spices, base & essential oils according to your specific skin type. You will leave rejuvenated having only had the upper body treated. Starts with a yummy lemon sugar foot soak and scrub $85 

3:Abyhanga

The most holistic, grounding and heart centering massage, using warm ayurvedic herbal oils and specific techniques based on your body’s needs. Connect to your higher frequency through this bodywork session. Starts with a lemon sugar foot soak and scrub. Included is a relaxing and energy clearing, Marma Point face treatment. To calm Vata, cool down Pitta and invigorate Kapha.  $121 /+ shirodhara, $150 total 

4.Pedi Karma

Unique foot treatment that makes you feel like your whole body just had an hour massage. Starts with a yummy lemon sugar foot soak and scrub . Utilizing the Tibetan Kansa wand and herbal powders, ghee and oils to break down toxins and sooth all bodily systems. $65 

 

5.Shirodhara + Chakra balancing

Bliss and serenity are yours with warm herbal oil to nourish the mind and hair as well as open the third eye chakra with nurturing scalp and head massage. To name just a few of the benefits: beneficial for drooping eyelids, long standing insomnia, hair fall or dry and cracked hair, anxiety and depression, cools the body and relieves pain and rejuvenates the entire face and softens worry lines.

Ends with Cranio-sacral energy and chakra alignment. $95 /+ abyhanga massage, $150 total 

Provided under a Canopy of brilliant colors and fabrics, with lanterns and candles and music and incense to transport you ... to the far reaches of India or Bali or simply the beautiful backyard garden in Ithaca NY.  

 

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Ines Romero Morales
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Teaching: Cacao Tsuru

Cacao is one of the most important elements of the Talamancan indigenous culture. In the Bribri language this plant is known as Tsuru.

Sunday 11:45 am-1:15 pm, Green Woman Stage

Ines Romero Morales is an Indigenous Bribri woman from the Dojkwak clan. she was Born on July 17,1958 and lives in Rancha. Grande in Costa Rica.

 She has 6 children and 15 grandchildren. She is the head of her family. She is the one they call on for everything. She is a very proud indigenous woman. Since she was a child, her father taught her the ways of our culture and how to pass them on to her children and grandchildren, so that our culture will be passed on, and we will not lose our beautiful culture.

 

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Prescilla Vega Romero (Zooming in)

Sunday 11:45 am-1:15 pm, Green Woman Stage

Inidgenous Bribri from the Dojkwak clan

and lives in Rancha grande in Costa Rica. She has 4 children. She is the right hand of her mother, Ines. She is the one who supports her mother Ines when she has a big project with the community. They are the ones that tell the story of Cacao Tsuru, and also perform the Cacao ceremony, and pass on many other teachings.

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Elianah Maharani 

Class: SATURDAY: What is "plant medicine" in a ceremonial setting- this class will open up a discussion of using different plants to enter into altered states of consciousness in order to receive healing.*This IS NOT a ceremony, just an informative class of what one may experience at a ceremony.

Saturday 10:40-11:45 am, Reishi Barn

Eliana has studied Plant Sacrament and Ceremony for 7 years. Deriving teachings from the Shipibo tribe and Umbandaime traditions, she is honored to hold a safe circle in a unique synthesis of all the teachings she has absorbed. 

 

Eliana carries a myriad of musical instruments, mantras, icaros and tools that greatly assist in the healing process within the ceremony. Together with the plants and modalities, a beautiful dance is created. 

 

Beyond all else, she strongly encourages radical acceptance of all emotions and experiences that we might encounter internally, no matter how difficult, intense or deep. 

 

Eliana began holding plant-based ceremonies in New York in September 2018. She brews her own medicine with love and contains only the traditional ingredients. The plant materials are harvested sustainably and consciously from Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia. 

 

Her primary medicines include Ayahuasca, Hapeh, Sananga and Kambo. 

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Cai Quirk 

Workshop Title: Healing Through Our Stories

Description: Connecting threads of storytelling, mythology, nature, and personal and collective healing, we will explore the transformative power of weaving our own narratives. Stories, myths, and legends aren’t just tales created long ago, but ones newly created as well. Looking at myths and stories today offers ways to find deeper insight into our own lives and ways of interacting with the world around us. In a world that tries to erase the presences of LGBTQIA+ folks, it is even more vital that we continue to tell our stories, whether they are the everyday realities of our lives, or mythic tales of realities deeper than ordinary truths.

Sunday 2:40- 3:55 pm, Reishi Barn

Bio: Cai Quirk is a genderqueer/fluid multi-disciplinary artist and storyteller who focuses on intersections of gender diversity throughout history, its erasure, and contemporary reclamation and restoryation. Their upcoming book with Skylark Editions, ‘Transcendence,’ connects gender, mythology, and nature-based spirituality through photos and stories. They will be leading the workshop "Healing Through Our Stories'' at this gathering, as well as offering "Restoryation Portraits" where together we work to reimagine a story in your life and create empowering portraits of you that see and show you as who you truly are.

 

Email cai@caiquirk.com to book a session during the gathering on Nicolette's beautiful land or any other time this fall in the gorgeous land around Ithaca.

pronouns: they/them or ey/em

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Laura Hully 

 

Class : Fire-Cider Make & Take -

Fire Cider is an ancient herbal tonic used to increase immunity, help with digestion, congestion, and to warm the body from the inside-out. Fresh ingredients (local when possible) and jars will be provided. Just bring a willingness to learn and chop! I will cover the science and spirituality (as well as history) behind this tonic while we work to make it together. All ages welcome (children's safety knives will be available, adult supervision not provided). 

Saturday 4:00-5:15 pm, Green Woman Stage

Class: Elderberry Gummies & Herbal Journals (for Children & Adults) -

First, we will learn the fun process of making tasty and immune-boosting sugar-free elderberry gummies! (Yes! You get to taste & take some too!) Then, while they are setting, we will explore the local landscape and collect medicinal plants for our Herbal Journals! Every participant will leave with a beautiful & useful herbal journal that they can add to over time; complete with specimen collection envelopes and plant usage information! 

Sunday 2:40- 3:55 pm, Green Woman Stage

 

Hully has had a life-long love affair with plants and natural medicine. As a child, she would wander the woods and fields collecting species to bring back home for identification and herbal use - "potion-making," as she called it. She got a bachelor’s in Environmental Science and her Master’s in Early Childhood Education: hoping to always help connect children with the magic of nature, as she experienced in her own childhood. 

When she became a mother she dabbled in natural medicine for her family and taught natural childbirth classes locally. As fate would have it, one of her own five beautiful daughters, Wren, was poisoned by lead as a baby in 2016 and Laura felt called to a greater purpose when doctors had no answers. The last several years of her life have been a flurry of education in epigenetics, functional medicine, nutrition, herbalism, and aromatherapy. Laura is a certified aromatherapist, certified wellness life coach, certified functional nutritionist, and holds a certificate in plant medicine from Cornell. Wren is mostly recovered from the damaging effects of the lead, but Laura’s journey is just beginning! She opened her practice as a holistic health consultant in 2018 and is passionate about specializing in women’s and children’s health issues (often overlooked by allopathic medicine) of autoimmune, toxicity recovery (mold, heavy metals, Lymes, etc), and hormonal balance/fertility. Keep a close eye out for her next adventure: an herbal apothecary & consult shop, Wren’s Herbal Emporium, opening locally in 2023!

 

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Paige Mason

Class: Belly Dancing

Saturday TBA and Performance with Fire

Paige Mason is a multi-disciplinary artist who weaves a common thread of nature-inspired visual interest through her work. As a fusion belly dancer for over a decade, the ever-evolving dance style has inspired Paige to find healing in the spiralic nature of growth and evolution. Always finding joy in new ways to connect to a broader community, she finds sharing her feelings through the arts to be a blazing path to authentic relating. Paige considers dance, performance art, headdress creation, natural henna/jagua body art and floral design to be the main modalities in which she offers her heart into the world and she delights in the infinite ways her different artforms relate to each other. For example, using her love of floral design to inform the flow in her headdresses or utilizing inspiration from nature like the "turning of the wheel" to create dances as well as henna/jagua designs. All the disciplines weave in and out of each other all with a common thread of love, authentic relating and soul expansion. Paige's main mission in this incarnation is to find and share as much joy as she can by exploring the world of art and beauty with others while keeping the delightful golden tether to divinity shining brightly.. 

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Amanda Moretti 

Workshop Title: Butoh

Description: Butoh is a form of dance or performance art of Japanese origin typically involving slow movement. 

 Sunday 10:40-11:45 am, Lavender Tent

 Amanda Moretti earned a B.A. in Dance Movement Studies from the Naropa Institute and continued her modern dance and ballet studies for two years at York University in Toronto. She lived in Montreal for twelve years as a freelance dancer, teaching improvisation and performing her own work. She danced with choreographers Martha Carter, Catrina Von Radecki, Lisa McLellen and Andrew Harwood. Amanda has lived in Ithaca since 2001, teaching both ballet and modern dance at CSMA and ballet to children at Ithaca Ballet. In recent years, she choreographed “1931” and “Social Dance” for Ithaca Ballet’s Winter Dance Modern Series. In 2014, she directed and choreographed a full-length Butoh piece, “Homage to Federico Garcia Lorca,” shown at the first Fringe Festival of Ithaca.

MUSICAL GUESTS

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ALIAS CLAY

Saturday 6:45-8:15pm, Green Woman Stage

MUSIC FOR THE MIND/BODY/SOUL

Alais Clay is a multidimensional artist, activist, and co-founder of StarTribe Alliance, and Impact Elements Consulting & Media.  She has a background in multi-media design & holistic arts.  Alais is a passionate advocate for conscious re-villaging, decolonization & building strong resiliency networks. She works to help empower individuals and communities through consciously-crafted music lyrics, videos, education and events.   

Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, raised in Miami, FL and based in Colorado, Alais  works with a wide array of musical influences, global artists & producers to create a signature discography of conscious hip hop frequencies rooted in planetary stewardship.    

Alais began recording and playing shows in 2007 and released her debut album, 'Reverse Hypnosis' on 11.11.11, which gained popularity with her song, Deadly Rain, making a powerful commentary on the repercussions of a growing “military-industrial/-pharmaceutical-and-agricultural-complex”.  She has since played events with acts such as  KRS-1, Immortal Technique, Ziggy Marley, Bizzy Bone, Wu Tang, and has expanded into the ever-growing music-festival scene.  Her music themes range from socio-political deconstruction, to spiritual/mystical experience, to deeply personal reflections through her own awakening and evolving process. Each album echoes a cry to observe the current state of our planet, and take personal and collective responsibility for a next evolution of consciousness. Because of the nature of her message, Alais has established a name for herself amongst the liberty-movement community and her music has been featured in documentaries, marches, protests and activism-oriented events in the US and abroad.  

Alais has released 3 albums, 4 eps, and is currently working on a new series of EP’s including Resurfacing part II & Homeostasis. She has a strong catalog of collaborations with other conscious hip hop artists including long-time friends in the movement, Freedom Movement, Mike Wird, and Steve Grant.

“My musical interests vary from different hip hop styles, to EDM, rock, blues, latin, classical…. I am always looking for unique producers to work with and other inspiring artists to collaborate with.”

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GIA'S EXPERIMENT! 

Sunday 3:45-4:40 pm, Green Woman Stage

Jaclyn Eisman
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Karlee Crow

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Muudita

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Eliana Maharani

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Rena Guinn

Aria Dawn
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PERFORMERS

Paige Mason
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Acadia Otlowski
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Alexis Guinn

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Nevaria Olivia Gyptian 

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