In this session we’ll be gathering to sit, journey, feel and explore the wisdom, healing and guidance generously shared by the beloved Camellia sinensis tea plant along with other delectable herbal infusions.
During this session we will cover:
Tea Ceremony- journey to embodiment and attunement
One plant, many teas- understanding different types, qualities and preparation of Camellia sinensis tea plant
Tisanes- roots, barks, leaves and flowers- preparing the perfect cup of herbal infusion
Tea for wellness- what’s in a daily tea practice
Make: Herbal tea blending
About The Instructor:
Francisca Santibanez is a plant|heart based healer, herbalist, visual artist, and educator. Raised in South America, she spent her childhood in Brasil and Chile. From a very young age she was deeply connected with plants and had the awareness that her primary relationship was with nature and life itself. She inherited a love for herbs from her mother and grandmother, both whom were avid herb gardeners and medicinal tea (aguita de yerba) drinkers following a long tradition of Chilean folk kitchen medicine.
In 2013 Francisca chose to formalize her studies and dedication to the plants and joined the Ohlone Herbal Center in Berkeley, California to complete their Clinical Western Herbalism Training program where she currently offers support as their Student Services Coordinator and teaches workshops.
Besides her path in Western Herbal Medicine, she has spent the last 15 years studying and exploring in depth various other healing modalities which she weaves into her practice and integrates into her offerings. These include Andean-Amazonian Vegetalista Practice, South American Folk Healing, Curanderismo, Shamanism, Ayurveda, Holistic Nutrition, Yoga and meditation. Artistically, Francisca delves between mediums such as drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry making, pottery, etc. These days she’s most interested in invoking expression of her plant communions through the use of the aforementioned mediums.
To sign up and for information on other classes on the course, please call or visit West County Herb Company.