Julie Benefico

Julie is a Certified Clinical Herbalist and with an undying passion to help others uncover the mysteries of their soul and heal naturally. She has a handcrafted herbal skincare & aromatherapy line for self-care, intention setting, and nourishment Called Opal Elements Cosmic Apothecary. Julie is a forest witch who came to fall in love with herself and the world through connection to nature. Julie has been studying alchemy and magick for the last seven years mostly through self guided study of paganism, astrology, and alchemical workshops. She believes that through the process of self inquiry and being open to sharing relational experience can bring us to our soul’s path.

Julie moved in California is 2013 to study at the Esalen institute in Big Sur. There she found community for the first time and started her spirit path. She studied meditation, leadership, mindfulness, gestalt therapy, shamanic practices, and much more. She spent a lot of time at the beautiful gardens on this sacred land and decided to leave Esalen in early 2015 to study herbal medicine in Berkeley, CA at Ohlone herbal center. There she found her calling and studied for two intensive years and completed a certification in Western Clinical Herbalism. Julie’s passion is to help people bring harmony to the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of self in order to be a whole thriving human.

Now Julie resides in Sonoma county, CA and works at an herbal pharmacy and high quality supplements store called Farmacopia and also has a private practice seeing clients for self discovery session and clinical herbal sessions. Julie’s goal is to help empower the oppressed to rise up connect to self and others to become the most thriving beings we can be. Together we can heal mother earth and live a life of resiliency.

Julie Benefico will be sharing Planetary Magick: Herbs, Ritual, and Empowerment