Virtual Health & Wellness Fairs in June
JOIN US for OUR FIRST FAIR on June 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm.
SACRED HEALING and PRACTICAL WISDOM for the TIMES
PRESENTERS and WORKSHOPS
GABRIELLE FRANCIS, The Herban Alchemist, has been practicing holistic medicine for over 35 years. She is a Naturopathic Doctor, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, and Massage therapist.
Gabrielle received her formal medical training at National College of Chiropractic and at Bastyr University. She also has extensive training in Alternative Cancer Therapies, Environmental Medicine, Functional Medicine, Mind-Body medicine, and Bio-Identical Hormone therapies.
Following her formal medical education, Dr. Francis travelled extensively to various parts of the world studying medicine with indigenous healers in countries such as China, India, Thailand, Bali, Brazil, Morocco, Peru, Guatemala, Ecuador, Belize, Mexico, Turkey, Greece, Syria, Lebanon, Indonesia, Malaysia, Egypt, and Mali.
Gabrielle currently practices in New York City as The Herban Alchemist and operates Backstage Alternative, which provides natural medicine to Rock’n’Roll performing artists on tour. She is the Author of The Rockstar Remedy, A rock’ n’ roll doctor’s prescription for living a long healthy life, published by Harper Collins in 2014. Gabrielle and her husband, Ahmed, own Moroccan Elixir, a beauty product line which features Argan oil from Women’s Co-Operatives in Morocco.
Floral and Herbal Bath
The Ancient Mayan Healers used Floral and Herbal Baths to cleanse trauma, negative emotions and obstacles to healing. Mayan healing practices begin with the cleansing of negativity in order to create space for new healing energies to emerge.
Dr. Gabrielle Francis will share the Mayan Floral and Herbal Bath Ritual so you may learn to do Spiritual baths at home. This is a simple and profound ceremony that clears stress, tension and negative emotions so that positive energies and emotions can thrive. We invite you to bring this Ancient Mayan Ritual into your home.
Bernadette Torres and Ashéninka Mino of Shabeta's Healing Garden in New Mexico
Bernadette Grandma Herbalist, Teacher, Health Facilitator, Director of Shabeta Sheri Garden, began her journey with plant knowledge and uses for supporting health, as a child in the small mountain community BlackLake in Taos, New Mexico where her father introduced her to her first plant allies. Every summer, she leads private and public Plant ID hikes for several groups including the Integrative Medical Students at UNM. In 2009, she began teaching at the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics, the only national recognized massage school that offers an herbal program. Since 2006, her journey brought her to study the indigenous Ashéninka healing techniques from the central jungle of Peru with her partner Ashéninka Mino. Together, they run an outdoor garden school where they can demonstrate the Plant life from seed to fruit. They also work together doing limpias and sacred Tobacco ceremonies for individuals, groups and homes. At this point in her life, she is primed to share this wealth of knowledge as a teacher and herbal consultant. Offering unique apprenticeship programs geared to help students gain confidence by developing their own intuitive sense in the use of plant wisdom.
Ashéninka Traditional Indigenous Healing Treatments
Sheripiari Mino does not watch the clock. He feels the energy of each person and has a sense when the person has released what they can for the session. He treats clients with Platica (conversation about the requested healing) and then a short guided healing meditation to help the person relax and be more receptive to the healing and spiritual blessings. Mino was trained since childhood by his grandpa Kentzicuari to do long-distance healing.
Meet Presenters Robert Vetter and Maddi Cheers
Robert is a cultural anthropologist whose life work concerns the intersection of spirituality and healing in diverse indigenous cultures. His original fieldwork focused on Native North American medicine, especially that of the Southern Plains. Along with his adopted uncle, medicine man Richard Tartsah Sr., he authored the book Big Bow: The Spiritual Life and Teachings of a Kiowa Family. He has studied the traditional Mesoamerican healing system called Curanderismo with teachers both in the United States and in Mexico, and maintains a healing practice as well as a community temazcal (traditional Mesoamerican sweat lodge or “house of vapor”) in New York.
At the Virtual Fair he will be offering a session to support BALANCING EMOTIONS AND ENERGETIC SELF-CARE DURING CORONAVIRUS CONTAINMENT where we look at some of the problems caused by forced isolation during the current pandemic, and ways to solve them energetically. Learn techniques from traditional Mesoamerican healing practices to help you re-establish energetic balance and equilibrium in your mind, body, spirit and emotions.
Maddi has been teaching theater, dance and multicultural games for over 30 years. As an actress, storyteller and games specialist she has developed programs for children and adults as well as training programs for teachers and recreational leaders. She is also a founding member of The Women's Theatre Project in Baltimore, MD, The Women's Oneness Project, and is the host of the radio show, Sacred Democracy. For the past 20 years, she has traveled extensively throughout Indian Country within the United States and has studied with Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), Cheyenne, Lenape and other Native American elders in order to authentically bring their cultures to life. Maddi is a graduate of Towson State University with a B.S. in Theater Arts.
Meet Presenters Marianne Franzese Chasen and Mihaela Kolimetchkova
Marianne is a mother of four children, a creative arts therapist, an author, and the founder of Spark Elementary. For the health fair, she will guide participants in Sacred Listening which is a practice that explores the heroic nature of conversation that emanates from the intuitive ear of the heart. We will sink into the heart space through meditation and visualization and set the intention to create mindful dialogues that promote presence, peace, and holy guidance. Please bring a stone that will be consecrated as a personal anchor of wisdom.
Mihaela will soon be a graduate in Holistic Therapy. It is amazing to see the transformation in people once a suitable treatment is found for them. I would love to facilitate your exploration into finding your inner balance. The session itself is a form of therapy as we are able to explore our inner movement without judgment or expectation which is a key in getting in touch with what is animating our body. Homeopathy uses an individualized approach in assisting an organism with finding its homeostasis. It mainly works on an energetic level which is in contrast to the bio-medical approach which concentrates on the chemical interactions within the organism. The energetic level comprehends the organism as one whole and a part of a bigger whole that is connected to the cosmos. Homeopathy has a holistic approach; meaning, the treatment is individualized and the first step is, when there is a dis-ease, to see how it could be helped naturally, then similarly, and as a last resort, contrary to its process. It looks for the totality of symptoms rather than examining each symptom individually. Homeopathy explores the inner experience of the individual and his/hers perception of life/events to give light on stress that might be created. Its therapeutic effect is coming from self exploration and giving a voice to an energy that we are not comfortable expressing socially or that it would not be socially acceptable. Thus dis-identifying from it and letting it go, not associating it with our ego and character.