Category Archive for: Earth Connection

Sacred Warrior Training: The Elements

Sacred Warrior Training is an integrated system that evolved through my journey of healing, and years of work as a personal trainer, boxer & boxing coach, artist and meditation instructor. I’ve always used a holistic approach while working with clients; addressing the body, mind & spirit in our practices, but it wasn’t until I integrated my…

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Finding our place in Nature, By Ancel Mitchell

As herbalists and plant workers we are always looking to the context of the plant to give us clues as to where it can best ally with us in body, soul and spirit. Whether a plant is shade grown, tolerates salty air or prefers to cling tenaciously to cliffside cracks, all helps determine its medicinal…

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Plant Ally Journal: Sam Parfitt & Coralillo

When we develop relationship with a plants, they can be powerful partners in deepening relationship with ourselves. During Sacred Warrior retreats and workshops, we use meditative practices to access our innate wisdom and ability to communicate with the natural world. When we quiet the mind and allow ourselves to let go of self doubt— even…

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Herbalism Course Personal Journal: May, By Natalia S.

While we were in Costa Rica last month, Vanessa shared a Burdock root tea with us during our practice one morning. I was having trouble concentrating, and had not slept well the night before, so sitting there, flustered and frustrated, I found my mind wandering as I sipped the sweet and earthy tea. Then I was…

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Herbalism Course & CSA: May Medicinals

We had such a great first BKNY Herbalism & CSA class last week! It was so much fun getting our medicinal herb delivery from Sawmill Herb Farm. We made chickweed tincture, shared burdock root infusion & tincture, and talked about the many ways to work with plants as collaborators in healing. Below is a bit…

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Grounding in challenging times

Personal healing = collective healing. It’s so important to remember that. In these challenging times with the constant onslaught of deeply upsetting, life-altering news (not to mention our personal day to day issues), we have to be vigilant about self care. It’s essential we carve out time to tune in and take care of ourselves.…

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Awakening to the Power of Nature: Plant Medicine

I came to herbalism through my healing journey and a deep need to connect with the land. Plants have healed me, comforted me and become great allies. Through years of internal exploration and growing mentally/spiritually/emotionally, I came to view everything as medicine (a method of healing)—movement, meditation, food, dreaming, the creative process. Through combined practices,…

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Animal Totems, by Matthew Wood

The use of totem animals to represent powers of Nature, the body, the personality, the clan, and society, is characteristic of American Indian or Native American medicine, and also of other shamanic societies.  It is hardly lacking in Western culture, where animals still figure prominently on family crests and coats of arms, as well as…

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Sea Turtle Conservation: Interview with See Turtles Founder, Brad Nahill

Very excited to announce a new Sacred Warrior partnership with SEE Turtles. We have a retreat coming up next year in Nicaragua, during which we’ll work with the critically endangered, Hawksbill Sea Turtles. In this interview, I talk to SEE Turtle founder, Brad Nahill about the challenges sea turtles face, their essential role in the…

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It’s A lot like waking up

It’s a lot like waking up by Samuel Perry We must not imagine that what we call “nature” is outside of us.  When we come to rest and pay attention it is really very simple: the world is alive! And we are all part of it! The places we live, the communities we move within,…

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