We are so honored to have such a beauty-filled collection of contributors
for our Intuitive Plant Medicine Course. Take a peek at the coven…

Alexis J. Cunning • Astroherbology

Alexis J. Cunningfolk (she/they) is an intersectional herbalist, magickal mentor, and weaver of remedies at Worts + Cunning Apothecary. She helps folks radically re-enchant their lives through herbal medicine and magickal arts.

As a queer nonbinary womxn of mix-d heritage, she revels in the powerful intersections of ancestral wisdom, social justice, and plant healing. She offers online and in-person classes, including The Lunar Apothecary and The Tarot Apothecary, as well as free resources on her blog, and magickal insight through her newsletter. You’ll find Alexis most often on instagram, taking photos of tea and waxing poetically about life as a witch.

Visit Alexis at Worts + Cunning Apothecary
And connect with her on Instagram

Amber Magnolia Hill • Herbal Body Oiling

Amber is a mom, herbalist, writer, teacher, and podcaster with roots deeply immersed in the rivers and mountains of Northern California. Her work focuses on the myth and magic of herbal medicine, recent genealogy and deep ancestry, psychedelic healing, conscious dying and natural death care, birth, motherhood, and women’s wellness.

She and her husband Owen create small batch, seasonal medicines from plants either organically grown in their garden or mindfully wildcrafted in the Sierra. Her Medicine Stories podcast explores the mythic journeys we undertake when coming to know ourselves through interviews with herbalists, story keepers, ancestral listeners, consciousness explorers, earth dreamers, and other wise folk.

All of Amber’s work is undertaken with the belief that story is medicine, magic is real, and healing is open-ended & endless.

Visit Amber at Mythic Medicine
And connect with her on Instagram or check out her Podcast

Ariella Daly • The Dreamweave of the Hive:
Dreaming from within European Bee Shamanism

Ariella Daly is a natural beekeeper living in Northern California. She fell in love with bees in 2010, when a swarm of wild bees moved into the wall behind her bed.

Ariella teaches and speaks about natural beekeeping, the honey bee organism, and the human relationship to bees. She believes that through learning to listen to the bees with all our pathways of knowing, we are learning to heal our own disconnect from the natural world.

Her work with bees is also informed by a decade studying European bee-shamanism with the Lyceum in England. This tradition holds the honey bee as its central motif and ally. She is trained in dream work, oracular seership, The Pollen Method for healing, and Nektary work. Ariella sources from both the bee tradition and living with bees to facilitate retreats, workshops, and personal sessions to support healing, intuition, womb wisdom, and our inherent connection to the vitalic life force energy of the earth.

Visit Ariella at her website
And connect with her on Instagram & Facebook

Aysen Farag • Held From Within: A Guided Sound Healing Journey to Recover Ancestral Wisdom of the Earth and Stars

Aysen Farag (pronouns she/her) is a mixed indigenous medicine person of Amazigh (Berber), Moinjaang (Dinka), and Kuku-Bari heritage. Born in Egypt, she moved with her family to Ontario Canada at an early age, where she currently resides on the Ancestral Traditional Territories of the Ojibway, the Anishnabe and, in particular, the Mississauga’s of the New Credit.

Aysen knows well the plight of indigenous peoples around the world, and the sense of urgency there is to use our gifts and knowledge to bring healing to the Earth and all of its human and non-human people alike. She has been working diligently to revive her ancestors old traditions and sacred ceremonies that were lost due to colonialism, and offers support, healing, and mentorship to others wanting to deepen into their own ancestral traditions, whether directly known to them or not. In addition, she is a mother, a writer, a musician, and a ceremonial healer.

Aysen’s greatest dream is to redefine the narratives of African Indigenous and Diasporic people with the beauty, wisdom, and grace that they deserve. She believes that the root of reclaiming ones power is through understanding the true power of sound, language and storytelling, and giving voice to your deepest truth.

Visit Aysen at her website
And connect with her on Instagram & Facebook

Darla Antoine • Ancestral herbalism, Food Medicine & Cultural Sensitivity

Darla Antoine believes that food is an overlooked or forgotten vessel for ancestral and spiritual re-membering. She has an MA in Intercultural Communication from the University of New Mexico where she researched how food creates and sustains our cultural lineages and legacies. Darla is an enrolled Okanagan tribal member and grew up in her ancestral homelands in Washington State but now lives on a high mountain farm in Costa Rica. Trying to give her kids roots where she is rootless has motivated her work in exploring the intersection of food and culture with ancestral and earth reverence.

Visit Darla on her website

Isimot Adewuyi • Urban Plant Connection

Isimot Adewuyi is a Moon Priestess, Herbalist and Lover of the Earth. She actively uses both herbalism and sacred ceremony to actively help women achieve and maintain balance, spiritual growth, holistic wellness and confidence in all stages of womanhood. Guided by her zeal and passion for woman’s wellness, she is devoted to helping women hear and follow the echo of the Goddess by encouraging them to dwell in circle and ceremony, incorporate ritual into their daily lives and connect with their healing elders … the herbs.

Isimot believes that there is no better way to reconnect and awaken the Wise Healer Woman within than through actively building a relationship with herbs while dwelling with other women. She believes it is in that communal moment that we tap into our power and become our Ancestors wildest dreams as women.

Visit Isimot on her Instagram & Facebook

Jacob William • Queering Medicine

Jacob William is a native North Carolinian who has been transplanted into the DC area. Jacob studied secular religions while at university and continues to study mystical traditions. Jacob also identifies as a queer person and studies third gender roles, archetypes, and functions, in cultures that still have memory, and history, of their gender and sexual non-conforming peoples. Realizing that many cultures held their third gender peoples in high spiritual regards, he feels called to educate and re-empower his kin in the LGBTQ community with their sacred functions. He often speaks about finding spiritual traditions of queer persons that predate colonization of different geographic areas as one of the single most profound discoveries of his life. He says it was finding this that allowed him to truly begin to tap into his Medicine and step into a more authentic version of himself.

Jacob has taught meditation and shamanic journeying workshops, and sees himself as someone called to facilitate. He studies folk herbalism of the Appalachia’s as he had a profound connection with his great-grandmother who was known in her community as a Wise Woman. Jacob works with non-profits in his area to advocate for LGBTQ elders, their visibility, and their protection. He has also been invited to begin speaking to church organizations on Queer Spirituality, and he hopes that he can begin the work of healing deep rooted traumas between communities.

Dr. Jacqui Wilkins, ND • A Starseeds Guide to Embodiment

Dr. Jacqui, ND {she/they} is a Yakama mixed Naturopathic Doctor, Plant Medicine person, Birth Worker, teacher, Ceremony facilitator, Land Protector, wisdom keeper and steward of the Earth. Originally from the Mountains of Montana (Apsáalooke Land), Sagebrush & Sandstone. Jacqui is a Mama & tends to the Xálish Medicine Garden in so called Southern Ontario (Dish with One Spoon Treaty Territory) where she grows 40+ medicines & crafts Plant Medicines for their offerings through Xálish Medicines. Honouring their maternal lineage, of the Earth & Stars.

She is passionate about sharing knowledge & wisdom of Earth based practices, Plant Medicines, Medicine Making, Ancestral reverence, postpartum support, and Earth tending (gardening) – to bring a sense of connection & Community into our daily lives. Deepening our relationship with our Ancestors, the Land, the Animals & fellow Humans – to bring healing & harmony for all of our Relations. When we heal ourselves, we heal the Land. And when we heal the Land, we heal ourselves. Jacqui’s highest intention is to help you remember your connection to the Land, your place among Creation & your Spirit, to bring forth healing & harmony for all. To awaken sparks of remembering that are deep within, as we find our way Home together & reclaim our identities. Coming back to the Land.

Visit Jacqui at her website
And connect with her on Instagram

Juliet Blankespoor • Botany & Plant ID

Juliet Blankespoor started the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine in 2007, after deciding to become a professional plant-human matchmaker. She lives with her partner Tom outside of Asheville, NC, in a wee handbuilt home where they nurture a medicinal herb garden and a delightfully hilarious daughter. Juliet has been sharing her passion for plants for over twenty-five years through teaching herbal medicine and botany. She is currently writing her first bookCultivating Medicinal Herbs; A Guidebook to Growing Healing Plants in the Home Garden. Juliet has spent the last few years videoing herbs, and their admirers and cultivators, for the Herbal Immersion Program, Foraging Course, and Online Medicine Making Course. She is delighted to continue to teach and connect with herb lovers through the ethers. Please visit Blog Castanea to enjoy her herbal articles and botanical photography.

Visit Juliet at The Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine 
And connect with her on Instagram & Facebook

Kris Moon • Establishing Strong Roots in Meditation

Accessibility in healing & transformation practices has been the primary aim for Kris Moon as a teacher, spiritual guide and community leader. Kris writes about her experience as a Korean adoptee, child advocate, new mom, and human being learning the lessons she came here to learn thru her Instagram. Kris Moon has been a devoted pracitioner of yoga, meditation and other healing & embodiment practices for over a decade. She shares resources to help us evolve on our unique and interconnected paths at practicewithkris.com, and via her YouTube channel. Kris & her partner are also the stewards & co-creators of Moon Mountain, a retreat space currently offering individual & community self care classes in Marshall, NC.

Visit Kris on her YouTube channel
And connect with her on Instagram

Lyla June • Indigenous Forest Sculpture

Lyla June is a poet, musician, human ecologist, public speaker and community organizer of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineages. Her dynamic, multi-genre performance style has invigorated and inspired audiences across the globe towards personal, collective and ecological healing. Her messages focus on Indigenous rights, supporting youth, inter-cultural healing, historical trauma and traditional land stewardship practices. Her undergraduate studies in human ecology at Stanford University mixed with surviving trauma of many kinds, and learning traditional native medicines, inform her potent messages conveyed through the medium of powerful yet prayerful hip-hop, poetry, acoustic song and speech.

She is a co-founder of The Taos Peace and Reconciliation Council, which works to heal intergenerational trauma and ethnic division in the northern New Mexico. She was a walker within the Journey for Existence Movement, a 1400 mile prayer journey through Diné homelands for environmental and social justice. She is the lead organizer of the Black Hills Unity Concert. She is the also the founder of Regeneration Festival, an annual celebration of children that occurs in 13 countries around the world every September.

In 2012, she graduated with honors from Stanford University with a degree in Environmental Anthropology. She recently graduated from the University of New Mexico with distinction with a concentration in American Indian Education. She is pursuing her PhD at the university of Alaska Fairbanks.

Visit Lyla on her website
And connect with her on Instagram & Facebook

Maryam Hasnaa • Highly Sensitive Herbalism

Raised by two parents who are spiritual teachers, Maryam Hasnaa has been immersed in a world of mysticism, ceremony and celebration since before she was born. An initiated Priestess, she has found her calling teaching others how to embody their higher selves and live their soul’s purpose. Incarnated in this lifetime as a clairsentient, Maryam Hasnaa has learned the importance of living in alignment with one’s intuition and most authentic self. She uses her etheric abilities to remind other beings of the vibrational, energetic nature of this universe. She incorporates ancient wisdom as well as cutting edge information to intuitively teach in a way that will awaken wholeness and create deep transformational healing. Through shining her light so brightly her intention is that others will see themselves reflected and do the same.

Visit Maryam on her website
And connect with her on YouTube, Twitter, and on Instagram @maryamhasnaa + @vibrationalmedicine

Milla Prince • Tree Medicine

Milla grew up in the wilds of Finland, just a few hundred miles South of the Arctic Circle. A small town girl, she spent much of her childhood in the woods, learning from a young age the ordinary magic of gathering wild foods and making your own fun. She is proud to be part of a long line of people still in touch with their ancestral bio-regional knowledge, and has a passion for rediscovering Scandinavian, Slavic, and Finno-Ugric folklore, magic, and animism.

Chance, love, and filmmaking brought her to the US seven years ago, and she was lucky enough to land on a small Island in the Salish Sea, off the Coast of Washington; a place where she felt at home from the moment she arrived.

She is a writer, a hedgewitch, a local plant enthusiast, a Tarot reader, a teacher, a filmmaker, an environmentalist, a homesteader, and an all-around busybody in her small island community.

The challenge of transferring her plant knowledge to a new, and different bio-region, has been the inspiration for her current work in bringing together folk herbalism, Earth activism, ancestral knowledge and discovery, rewilding, mythology, and creating local resilience, and culture. Learning the patterns, meanings, and language of a new natural environment has connected her with amazing teachers, fellow herbalists, witches, and nature-lovers.

Visit Milla at The Woman Who Married a Bear
And connect with her on Instagram

Pinar Sinopoulos-Lloyd • Meeting the Land: A Primer on Unsettled Belonging

Pınar (they/them) is an indigenous futurist, mentor, consultant and ecophilosopher; co-founder of Queer Nature, an “organism” stewarding earth-based queer community through ancestral skills, interspecies solidarity and rites of passage. Enchanted by the liminal, Pınar is an neurodivergent enby with Huanca, Turkish and Chinese lineages. As a QTIBIPOC outdoor catalyst, their inspiration is envisioning decolonially-informed queer ancestral-futurism through interspecies accountability and the remediation of human exceptionalism in the Chthulucene. Their relationship with queerness, hybridity, neurodivergence, indigeneity and belonging guided their work in developing Queer Ecopsychology with a somatic and depth approach through a decolonial lens. As a survival skills mentor, one of their core missions is to uplift and amplify the brilliant “survival skills” that BIPOC, LGBTQ2SIA+ and other intersectional systemically targeted populations already have in their resilient bodies and stories of survivance. They are a member of Diversify Outdoors coalition.

Follow their work on IG @queerquechua + @queernature

Rebecca Altman • Formulation from the Heart

Rebecca Altman is a Scottish herbalist, writer, artist, somatic bodyworker, and healer, living in the mountains of Southern California. Her work, though diverse, focuses on trauma-healing, and reconnection: to the earth, to each other, and to ourselves.
Believing that medicine can be both strong and pleasurable, , Rebecca makes herbal formulas with a focus on bioregional plants, heart-centered formulation, and deep, gentle, emotional-healing. Her writing explores her diverse interests, but usually comes back to the idea of healing trauma while re-weaving ourselves back into the web of reality. She teaches a two-year course, called The Wonder Sessions, that guides people to reconnect with the magic and wonder of the world around us.
Visit Rebecca at Wonder Botanica

Ro Giuliano • Flower Essence Acupuncture

Ro is an herbalist, a healer, a being of the moon and tides, an acupuncturist, an educator, a writer, and a plant remedy crafter.

In 2008 she earned a Master of Science degree in TCM from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in San Francisco, California.  She has studied both Chinese herbal medicine and Western herbalism, and focuses on bioregional plant medicine in her practice. Currently, she is a practitioner in the San Francisco Bay area.  In addition she has created Dreamers and Diviners, formally Greenpoint Apothecary, a line of hand crafted, small batch herbal products for magical and medicinal use.

Visit Ro at Dreamers and Diviners
And connect to her on Instagram

Sarah Thomas • Kyanite and Deepening your Connection with the Land

Sarah is actually a crystal. Like most crystals, she embodies a fluid gender identity and is actually more of a they. Sarah has performed over 10,000 acupuncture/stone hybrid treatments in her Asheville clinic and has been immersed in receiving and teaching the living transmissions of the Taoist Jade Purity Lineage of stone and mineral medicine with students all over the U.S. for over a decade.
As she practiced with stones on the body, a deep remembrance occurred of the meridians of the Earth and the conscious grids between land forms, ancient sites, and beyond to higher dimensions. Her current work is to resurrect the ancient temple arts of Creation using stones, light, sound, and more to employ the network of Earth and Celestial energy lines, retrieve and update incoming vibrational information, merge the Ascended Gaia timeline to Now, and anchor love and unity consciousness solidly here on Earth.
Visit Sarah at Upper Clarity Stone Medicine
And connect with her on Instagram & Facebook

Shannon Nichole • Breathing with Plants

As a true believer in One Willow’s philosophy that everything, and everyone, is medicine, Shannon is delighted to be here for you as a Communication Angel. Following her passion for self-compassion, Shannon has studied and practiced counseling in various holistic, expressive, and client-centered traditions. As a member of Team One Willow, Shannon weaves together her love for Earth, magic, medicine, communication, and the human spirit. When she isn’t answering emails, co-writing bonuses or providing warm support in our online learning courses Shannon loves coffee, sunrises, wood fires, stories, and sharing experiences with others.

Sophia "So" Sinopoulos-Lloyd • Meeting the Land: A Primer on Unsettled Belonging

Sophia (“So”) Sinopoulos-Lloyd is a white queer Greek-American who grew up in the northern hardwood forests of Alnobak territory (central Vermont). So works and creates as a nature-based educator, wilderness EMT, and writer. So worked as a seasonal shepherd throughout college and considers their life path(s) to be deeply inspired by the combined resilience and tenderness of cloven-hooved beings, who inspired them to study the earth more closely. They founded Queer Nature with their spouse Pinar in 2015 where the two develop nature-based programming for LGBTQ2+ people with a focus on nature-connection, place-based skills, and transformative experience through the lenses of social and environmental justice. The soul of So’s work in and around nature is animated by studies of identity, place, notions of the sacred, and interspecies relationship within contexts of colonization, globalization, migration, and climate change. So holds an MA in Religious Studies from Claremont Graduate University, and has had their writing published in The Wayfarer and Written River. Some of their most beloved people, places, and things are family, wildlife tracking, both physical and emotional “survival skills,” and carving weird shaped spoons.

Follow their work on IG @queernature

Sophia Rose • Sacred Art of Bathing + Smoke Medicine

Sophia Rose is softness and strength. She is fierce and loving honesty, and quiet curiosity. She is a woman who listens closely to the soft song of the Earth and shares the beauty of all she hears through her words and work. Sophia is the woman behind La Abeja Herbs as well the creator of Garden Party.  The goal behind both of these offerings is to reconnect people, plants, and the places that hold them both.  Sophia Rose currently lives in Austin, TX where she spends her days writing, making medicine, and pouring her heart into various works at the  intersection of social and environmental justice.  To learn more visit www.LaAbejaHerbs.com or sign up to receive Sophia’s monthly online education at www.GardenParty.love.

Visit Sophia at La Abeja Herbs
And connect with her on Instagram & Facebook

Sylvia Linsteadt • Feral Palmistry + Plant Storytelling

Sylvia Victor Linsteadt is a writer, artist, and certified animal tracker. Her work—both fiction and non-fiction—explores the tenets of deep ecology and wild myth, and is devoted to radically transforming and broadening our human stories to include the voices, perspectives and dreams of the more-than-human world. You can follow her current work in Crete and upcoming book about Old European women’s ancestral traditions on her Patreon.

Her books include Tatterdemalion, (Unbound, Spring 2017), Lost Worlds of the San Francisco Bay Area (Heyday, March 2017), and The Wonderments of the East Bay (Heyday 2014) as well as The Wild Folk and the Wild Folk Rising (Usborn).

Her short fiction has been published in, New California Writing 2013, Dark Mountain, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, The Golden Key  1 | 2and Deathless Press.

She has a column with Earthlines Magazine and her creative nonfiction can also be found in Poecology, Dark Mountain, and Hey Day books.

Sylvia’s story “The Midwife of Temescal” won the James D. Phelan Literary Award from the San Francisco Foundation in Fall 2014. She has an Honors B.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University.

Visit Sylvia at sylviavictorlinsteadt.com and connect with her on Instagram & Facebook

Toko-pa Turner • Courting the Dream

Toko-pa Turner is a Canadian author, teacher, and dreamworker. Blending the mystical tradition of Sufism in which she was raised with a Jungian approach to dreamwork, she founded the Dream School in 2001 from which hundreds of students have since graduated. Considered an authority on dreams, Toko-pa has been interviewed by CNN News and BBC Radio.

Her bestselling book Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home explores the themes of exile and the search for belonging. Belonging has won several awards including the prestigious 2017 Gold Nautilus Award, the 2018 Gold Readers’ Favourite Award, the 2018 Silver IPPY award, and was named Finalist for the 2018 Whistler Independent Book Award, and Finalist for the 2019 Montaigne Medal in the Eric Hoffer Book Awards. 

Sometimes called a midwife of the psyche, Toko-pa’s work focuses on restoring the feminine, reconciling paradox, and facilitating sacred grief and ritual practice.

Visit Toko-pa on her website
And connect with her on Facebook & Instagram

Vanja Vukelic • Creating with Plants

Vanja Vukelic of MerakiLabbe, is a mother of mystical paintings and narratives. Her highest vision is that of assisting the collective in the evolution of human experience and healing. Guided by her empathic resonance, sacred sight, and intimate connection with the Otherworld realm, she directs energy through embodied creativity and one on one clairvoyant readings, as a way of emboldening individuals towards the discovery of their personal relationship with the subtle world and profound receptivity within the core of their soul. Her work is a sacred quest of a visceral passion in sparking the inner trust and intuitive gifts within the heart of humanity.

Visit Vanja at her website
And connect with her on Instagram

Whitney Popham • Plant Alchemy

Whitney Popham is an herbal practitioner and educator, pollinating the medicine of the plants to bring healing & beauty into the world. She has devoted her life to being a humble vessel for the plants to touch people’s lives and do their healing work through her. In her clinical practice she facilitates healing on the emotional, spiritual, and physical levels of health through the multifaceted lens of herbalism, nutrition and Ayurvedic lifestyle coaching.

She lives in the serene beauty of Southern Oregon with her husband Sajah Popham, where they live and work together on their 120 acre homestead in the mountains. Together they founded The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, where they teach clinical and transformational plant medicine to heal people, culture and planet through their online programs they offer year-round and workshops they have on the land.

She also prepares traditional Spagyric herbal remedies from the lineage of Hermetic Alchemy through their product line, Organic Unity, which are used by doctors & practitioners around the world.

Visit Whitney at her website
And connect with her on Facebook & Instagram

Julie Travis • Despacho + Opening Sacred Space

Julie Ann Travis is full mesa carrier who offers Shamanic Healing Energy Sessions, On-the-Body Stone Treatments.  She has been a lover of stones and crystals for many years, as an artist she was first drawn to them for their incredibly intricate structural formations.  Over the years she has gathered great knowledge and profound healing experiences of how stones so generously collaborate in raising the consciousness of humans.  Julie has cultivated a deep reverence for the treasures and beauty of our Mother Earth by crafting vessels with primitive clay bodies and facilitating sacred ceremonies as a Shamanic Practitioner.

Julie has received her MFA from California College of the Arts. She has studied Shamanic Energy Medicine with the Light Body School of Four Winds Society, Shamanic Journeying with Sandra Ingerman, and Daoist Stone Medicine with Sarah Thomas and Jefferey Yuen of the Jade Purity Lineage.

Visit Juliet at Stone Flower Healing
And connect with her on Instagram