09 Feb Spirit Weavers Wellness Den
The Wellness Den at Spirit Weavers Gathering is a safe haven for emergency first aid of the body and spirit. We are offering each woman an opportunity to support their immediate ailments and needs with Earth based plant medicine; extracts, syrups, topical salves, flower essences. This includes a fully stocked pantry of western medical supplies. At Spirit Weavers women have the opportunity to reconnect with traditional skills while living and sleeping close to the Earth for five days. For many women this reintegration into nature can bring up everything, from practical discomforts of walking and dancing with bare feet, to digestive disrupt from eating a simple plant based diet, to emotional reintegration of feeling herself as a human-animal and part of the Earth. We are prepared! Our team of Clinical Western herbalists and a registered nurse arrives to be in service to you, with both plant based and westerns options. We are honored to support our community in their healing and personal empowerment to use natural medicine! ~Kelsey from Heavy Nettle
Kelsey’s connection to community health arose while crafting legislation with New York City Council’s Committee on Women Issues. Cooperatively working with councilwomen to pass New York City’s first legislation for women of color with HIV instilled in her the possibility of large-scale health care change. Kelsey’s approach to health transformed on a pilgrimage to France where she studied with the herbalist and scholar Matthew Wood and flower essence master Julia Graves, in 2009. This experience oriented her to nature as the primary source of healthcare. Upon returning from France she co-founded a NY herbal gathering Heavy Nettle Collective, which presently holds workshops in Los Angeles hosting local and national plant healers. Migrating from New York back to her native California, she then completed the Esalen Farm & Garden apprenticeship in Big Sur, CA focusing in organic sustainable gardening practices. Continuing her education, Kelsey graduated from Ohlone Herbal Center as a Clinical Western Herbalist, where she applied her knowledge in a community clinic setting. Kelsey currently works as the Director of Operations at Ohlone Herbal Center and has an active herbal practice. You can find more about Kelsey here www.heavynettlecollective.net
Sarah Jane Fairless is a San Francisco based clinical Western herbalist. Originally from the farmlands of Oklahoma she has traveled far and wide through cities and forests gathering knowledge and skills for living a life in harmony with nature. She currently teaches and holds a private practice in the Bay Area. She is certified through the Ohlone Center for Herbal Studies. For more on Sarah Jane check out www.sarahjanefairless.com.