In this class we will be exploring the nature of a healthy connection and the fundamentals that are critical in maintaining an embodied willful relationship. Incorporating Tobacco as a potent teacher can offer us deep insight and understanding about listening, respect, attachment, consent, praise, healthy boundaries, gratitude, and sacred reciprocity. These will be discussed as functional tools for sustaining a fruitful reciprocal connection with Tobacco and beyond.
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 of 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.
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