REMEMBERING OUR ROOTS
Join Sacred Warrior teachers Nathalie Fisher-Rodriguez and Vanessa Chakour for a learning circle to share the wisdom of our ancestral lineages, explore herbalism from a decolonized framework and engage with root medicine. You’re invited to tell stories from your lineage, harvest and make root medicine (such as burdock), and explore nourishing ways to connect with your body, mind, spirit, and multi-species community. We will also be holding space for a brief ritual to honor the important threshold of the Autumn season. This circle is open to herbalists that have their own practice and are called to engage with ancestral herbalism. No formal training is necessary.
The sign-up deadline is October 19th to provide you with ample time to prepare for the workshop. We will send out some prompts for you to engage along with a list of what to bring to the workshop for medicine making and our community ritual.
DATES & CONTRIBUTION
October 30th, 12-3:00 pm at SawMill Herbal Farm
Contribution: $60 per person
A visual artist, herbalist, holistic arts educator, former pro-boxer, and environmental activist, Vanessa Chakour‘s work is a dynamic blend of her vast personal experiences over the last two decades. Her unique approach is rooted in the belief that healing happens through reclaiming an intuitive connection to ourselves, the natural world, and our own “inner-wild.” As the founder of Sacred Warrior, she inspires personal relationships with the plants and animals that share our ecosystem and curates embodied experiences in her workshops, herbal apprenticeships, and rewilding retreats.
A fierce defender and advocate of the land, Vanessa embodies the practices she teaches. She has spearheaded land-based education programs to inspire ecological awareness and land stewardship. As an inspirational speaker, she has spoken at the United Nations, Brown University, and the Muhammad Ali Center. Her work has been featured in Aligned Magazine, Ravenous Zine, Culture Trip, and more. She leads ongoing courses and workshops in NYC and throughout the Northeast and runs Rewilding Retreats in New York, Costa Rica, and Scotland. Her upcoming book, Awakening Artemis: Deepening Intimacy with The Living Earth and Reclaiming Our Wild Nature, will be published in December 2021 with Viking in the US, Penguin in the UK, and Ullstein Press in Germany.
Nathalie Fisher-Rodriguez is an herbalist, mother, bilingual psychotherapist, and contemplative practitioner descended from a long lineage of Afro-Cuban healers and Spanish intuitives. Her work is guided by a joyful spirit, ancestral wisdom, contemplative training, and lived experience with cancer and death. Nathalie is skilled at creating space for liminal times of initiation and transformation. She weaves contemplative practice, ritual, and movement into her personal herbalism practice and teaching. Nathalie is committed to teaching and practicing herbalism from a trauma-informed, justice-oriented, and decolonizing framework. In her free time, Nathalie loves cooking for her family, savoring moments of stillness, and playing in the woods with her toddler.