Come-Unity Village

The Come-Unity Village will return in 2023

The Come-Unity Village is a celebration of life in all its colors, shapes and forms. This village is dedicated to celebrating the unique qualities of earth’s children. We will provide workshops, circles and safer spaces for us to share and gather and learn to relate beyond surface differences.  We are an inclusive village at SW committed to creating community, conversations and educational opportunities that center issues of equity and collective liberation. All voices and identities,  are welcome. We bravely gather and meet challenging edges with openness. Our approach is holistic and trauma informed. We value intellectual, somatic, emotional, spiritual, and relational methods of healing the wounds of separation. We foster and celebrate diversity and aim to support building bridges of resiliency and mutual understanding among folx from all walks of life. We acknowledge we may all be at different places along our journeys of sacred remembrance, and we welcome you into our village just as you are in this present moment.

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Vision & Intention:

To create a space where we can come together as diverse allies in a shared mission of peace and right relations. It is our prayer that we each have the courage and determination to show up and commit to participating in choosing to release old ideas of privilege and to learn and practice the ways of respect for all life as sacred.  That we may remember our individual well being is inter-connected to the well being of all. That we may work collectively to thrive as a whole.

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Come-Unity Leads

Sunder Ashni

Ashni, daughter of Cynthia and Allan, is a Flower Essence therapist, IET Practioner, healing channel, educator and current student of Somatic Experiencing, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY with rich roots in the island of St.Vincent & The Grenadines.

I serve, love and inspire those within my local and global communities by providing tools of nourishment. These tools, in the form of flowers and energy-work, assist in cultivating awareness, addressing trauma and fostering connections between the hearts and minds of individuals and the heart of our world.

After discovering OSHO in 2003 and extensive practice and training with The Meditation Module, Ashni took sannyas and became part of the facilitating team in 2005. During this time, she was also initiated into Reiki (levels I and II) later becoming a Reiki Master in 2010.  It was in 2004 that she encountered flower essences for the first time. In 2014 She began her Initiations into the wisdom of Light Language with Starr Fuentes. Since then she has continued deepening her light and therapeutic work with teachers Ana Itzpapalotl, Keren Or Atari, Ren Mahlev, Selena Rodriguez, Joyce Stech and Homaya Amar and Svagito Liebermeister.

Ashni is currently studying Somatic Experiencing and has a private practice at Minka.  She facilitates 1 on 1 and group sessions, ceremonies, meditations and experiences permeated with love that cultivate radical awareness, appreciation of self and overall ecstatic wellness within participants and their community with the intention of re-cultivating a deep connection with our Earth mother.

Kailea Frederick

Kailea Frederick is a mother and First Nations woman dedicated to supporting individuals of all cultures in remembering their ties to the earth. Growing up off the grid in Maui, Hawai`i forever imprinted in her the importance of reciprocity through indigenous world – view. She feels raised by wild spaces and intimately tied to Honua, our island earth.

A graduate of the International Youth Initiative Program, she has in-depth training in interpersonal communication, community building across cultural and linguistic boundaries and large group facilitation. Kailea carries a multifaceted and expansive capability to support individuals through group learning and process.

She is a Spiritual Ecology Fellow, and has served as a youth delegate twice to the United Nations Climate Change conferences (COP). Her work on the front-lines of international climate justice has forever connected her to the lives of those most impacted by climate change and extractive based industry. These are the foundational pieces that fuel her as she observes the radical disconnect that most human beings experience from our only living habitat. Currently, Kailea is a board member with Black Mountain Circle and a columnist for Loam Magazine.

Her project, Earth Is `Ohana is her personal response to the many stories that have and continue to shape her.



Jaime Olivia

i am a queer artist, kitchen witch, animal lover, devoted coffee drinker, budding herbalist and all around busybody (shoutout to my gemini sun!) hailing from wampanoag lands more widely known as martha’s vineyard. as someone who never thrived within the traditional

education system, i took a gap year after graduating high school in 2008 and never looked back. since then life in general, the world at large and the myriad of eclectic folx i’ve met along the way have been invaluable teachers. in 2011 i fled the east coast in search of  a more vibrant, more diverse community and crash landed on my best friends’ couch in san francisco. after seven magical years loving & living in the bay my partner & i moved to central utah where i’ve found myself spending more and more time in nature admiring and communing with the plethora of plants near my home. This year I will continue various self-guided studies around herbalism & ancestral wisdom. i am a fervent believer that each and every one of us has magic & medicine to share with the world and it is my hope that someday in the not so far off future i will use my (growing) knowledge & love of plants to empower others to take their spiritual, physical and mental wellbeing into their own hands.



Aki Hirata Baker

Aki Hirata Baker is an Empress with a spirit of the Magician and the heart of the High Priestess.  Just as her natal chart suggests, she is a Phoenix who constantly re-invent herself of who she is, who she thinks she is, and who she aspires to be.  Her love for mysticism and forces unseen was evident in her second grade essay, in which she proclaimed she wanted to be a Witch when she grew up. Driven by her passion for understanding powers in all things, and her struggle with depression and chronic physical ailments, Aki had studied various healing modalities such as Ayurvedic Medicine, Integral Hatha Yoga, meditation, Essential Oils, Bach & FES flower essence, Reiki, IET, Curanderismo and other forms of  healing practices. Her body, mind and soul have been very happy with one another for several years though these practices.

In this current life time, she is an anti-racist, Flower Essence Therapist, energetic healing practitioner, Reiki masterteacher (a.k.a. Reiki Godmother), meditator, community activist, food lover, healing & spiritual guide, artist, serial business owner, ex-urban farmer, domestic violence survivor, mother to Saya, Shintaro & San, wife to Ronald, and considers herself gender non-binary.  Her current project is MINKA brooklyn, a center for wellness & holistic living, where she practices various modalities. MINKA brooklyn continues the legacy of the COMPOUND brooklyn, the COMPOUND COWORK, and Adopt-A-Farmbox; creating inclusive and safer communities that are self-sustaining and empowering individuals to evolve to their best possible versions of themselves, focused strongly on liberation of Black and Brown beings.

She calls Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn her home for the past 17 years, where her misfit spirit resides comfortably with other beautifully messy spirits.  She was born and raised in Japan, and spend several years in Americus and Atlanta, Georgia en route to Brooklyn. She blames her Southern living for her strange accent.

On most days, you can find Aki at MINKA brooklyn offering workshops, private healing sessions, or simply being a Mama Bear.

You can connect with her via IG @soulflowermedicne, or @minkabrooklyn



Portia Richardson

Portia is a holistic and interdisciplinary healer, teacher, guide, ritualist, and channel. Her medicine path is one of remembering our wholeness. She works at the intersections of embodiment, expanded consciousness, creative expression, sacred activism, ancestral connection, and cultural healing.

Her blood lineage people are from the lands of Scandinavia, the British Isles, and Western Europe.  They migrated to Turtle Island in the mid 1700’s – and settled/colonized the traditional lands of the Shawnee and Cherokee peoples throughout the Appalachian region (now Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Georgia). Currently, she lives and loves in South Minneapolis, Minnesota – better known as the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe (Chippewa, Ojibwe) and Dakota (Sioux) peoples.

Portia is raced white and walks with insider privilege within the current culture (white/cis-passing/hetero-passing/able-bodied/thin) – and she committed to the ongoing process of dismantling oppressive power structures (internally and externally).

She (she/they) is a queer person (pan/ecosexual/nonbinary femme), a partner and mother, an independent musician, an animist, an eclectic witch, and a bridge for the Otherworld.

She works 1-on-1 with folx and holds group events through her private practice Tall Reeds Healing Arts, as well as teaches graduate courses through the Center of Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota.

Simply put, her mission is to heal collective trauma and dis-ease by tending to how it is showing up for each of us individually. Her practice flows from the guiding principle of as within so without, as without so within. You can connect more with Portia at