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2023 Workshops

The Art & Science of Pot Likka with Calvis Jones

This workshop with Calvis Jones of The Rapha Place will provide participants with information about the nutritional aspects of pot likka and herbal considerations when building this cultural healing broth.

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Intimacy, Sex & STDS with Shenique Scott

This workshop with Shenique Scott will illustrate to attendees why sex & sexuality is important, also explaining why and how we can change our sex lives starting with communication and touching. It will also discuss STD’s that are on the rise  and herbal remedies to keep dis-eases away. This workshop with open your hearts & minds.

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Iboga: Eat Me and I will remind you who you are with Sequoria "Coco" Dicke

This workshop with Sequoria "Coco" Dickersonan overview of the African entheogenic plant medicine iboga with a focus on it's support of ancestral reclamation work. Coco will share her story own story of ancestral reclamation and how the spirit of the iboga led her back to Gabon, only to discover that's where her paternal ancestry traces back. We will also explore Bwiti culture and the people who first discovered and continue to steward the lands where the medicine grows and some of their selected firetalk (ancient teachings); as well as other uses of iboga and its benefits e.g. ceremonial rites, mental health support, physical healing, spiritual discovery, and addiction detox.

Expected Outcomes: By the end of the workshop, participants learn:
1) Uses of iboga and it's role in supporting ancestral reclamation work
2) Introduction/ Overview to the Afro-Indigenous Bwiti people and culture that steward the lands and medicine
3) Select Bwiti Firetalk 

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Nutritive Herbs with Yuma "Docta Yew" Bellomee

This workshop with Yuma "Docta Yew " Bellomee will provide attendees with information on various  herbs that provide nutritional support to help with health concerns associated with deficiencies that occur within the body. 

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Caribbean Herbs with Brandon Ruiz

This workshop with Brandon Ruiz attendees will learn will learn about the origins and stories of Caribbean herbalism, discuss traditional medicine making and make 3 herbal preparations with participants taking 1 preparation each.  You will also learn about each medicine made and how to properly use them afterwards.

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African Yoga & Epigentics with Eboni Holmes

This workshop with Eboni Holmes will illustrate to attendees how different African Yoga postures and breath connect you with your genes and ancestors. Be sure to bring your yoga mat to experience this workshop!

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Healing with an Ancestral Plate with Angele Pressley

This workshop with Angele Pressley of Hoodoo Hussy Enterprises will explore culturally affirming and inclusive nutrition by examining traditional African and African American foodways. The ancestral wisdom of heavily plant based diets, eating from the land and building flavor using herbs, plants and hot peppers will be discussed. Sacred crops and their history and health benefits will also be explored. Attendees will gain knowledge and learn helpful tips to maintain and improve their health while creating meals that honor our ancestry and cultural traditions.

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Temporal Hush Harbors with Joy "Tabernacle" Kmt 

This workshop with Joy Tabernacle Kmt will have a hands on experience of various spiritual cleansing technologies that support the emotional and spiritual health and wellbeing of Black people. These supports are herbal, sonic and ceremonial, from a Hoodoo perspective.

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Herbal First Aid with Jessup Wagon 

This workshop with Sequoria "Coco" Dickersonan overview of the African entheogenic plant medicine iboga with a focus on it's support of ancestral reclamation work. Coco will share her story own story of ancestral reclamation and how the spirit of the iboga led her back to Gabon, only to discover that's where her paternal ancestry traces back. We will also explore Bwiti culture and the people who first discovered and continue to steward the lands where the medicine grows and some of their selected firetalk (ancient teachings); as well as other uses of iboga and its benefits e.g. ceremonial rites, mental health support, physical healing, spiritual discovery, and addiction detox.

Expected Outcomes: By the end of the workshop, participants learn:
1) Uses of iboga and it's role in supporting ancestral reclamation work
2) Introduction/ Overview to the Afro-Indigenous Bwiti people and culture that steward the lands and medicine
3) Select Bwiti Firetalk 

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Seeds: Nature's Life Preservers with Aaron Mottley

This workshop with Breathe Master Aaron Mottley he will share the circular life cycle of plants beginning and ending with the seed. He will also discuss and demonstrate ways of harvesting preserving, germinating and planting seeds and, why this is the most crucial part of our existence. The discusion will paint a clear picture of our major purpose of land keeping and how we must return to the land for our very survival. He will also share a few simple techniques to increase gardening success. We gotta EAT!!!

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Traditional Indigenous African Apporaches to Healing Birth Using the 5 Senses with Nubia Earth Martin

This workshop with Brandon Ruiz attendees will learn will learn about the origins and stories of Caribbean herbalism, discuss traditional medicine making and make 3 herbal preparations with participants taking 1 preparation each.  You will also learn about each medicine made and how to properly use them afterwards.

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Understanding Alkaline & Acidic Herbs with Jalen Gordon

This workshop with Eboni Holmes will illustrate to attendees how different African Yoga postures and breath connect you with your genes and ancestors. Be sure to bring your yoga mat to experience this workshop!

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Collective Ecology with Kennae Miller

This workshop with Angele Pressley of Hoodoo Hussy Enterprises will explore culturally affirming and inclusive nutrition by examining traditional African and African American foodways. The ancestral wisdom of heavily plant based diets, eating from the land and building flavor using herbs, plants and hot peppers will be discussed. Sacred crops and their history and health benefits will also be explored. Attendees will gain knowledge and learn helpful tips to maintain and improve their health while creating meals that honor our ancestry and cultural traditions.

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Right Relationship with Mother Earth with Tatiana Eaves

Join us for a workshop to come back into the remembrance the sacredness of all of life. We will explore the practice of Sacred Reciprocity and how to approach plants and our Mother Earth with the level of mindfulness, intentionality, and respect that you would want others to treat you with. In this we will have the opportunity to learn from our best teachers, those within the natural world, along with traditional Indigenous teachings about how to honor the non-human life existing all around us so that before we even harvest a plant, we learn how to better meet them, to say hello to them – living being to living being.

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Talking to Plants Through Our Senses with Demteria Blooms 
*Children's Workshop

In this workshop, the children will learn how to connect with the plants though their senses. We will use our smell, sight, eyes, touch, and ears to learn about the plant’s medicine though our intuition.

In this workshop, we will explore three to five plants through our senses and journal about what those plants may be telling us. The goal is for children to strengthen their intuition and learn to connect with the plants through their gut and interacting with them and less about reading a book and doing a bunch of reading for research.

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Reconnecting with Ancestral Intelligence: Flower Essences Elixirs For the Soul with Renee K. Smith

This workshop with Breathe Master Aaron Mottley he will share the circular life cycle of plants beginning and ending with the seed. He will also discuss and demonstrate ways of harvesting preserving, germinating and planting seeds and, why this is the most crucial part of our existence. The discusion will paint a clear picture of our major purpose of land keeping and how we must return to the land for our very survival. He will also share a few simple techniques to increase gardening success. We gotta EAT!!!

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The Stories of Our Wombs with Racquel Washington

This workshop with Brandon Ruiz attendees will learn will learn about the origins and stories of Caribbean herbalism, discuss traditional medicine making and make 3 herbal preparations with participants taking 1 preparation each.  You will also learn about each medicine made and how to properly use them afterwards.

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Dandelions, Dandelions Everywhere *Children's Workshop with Myra Saboor
 

In this workshop Children will learn about the herbal properties of Dandelion.

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