2021 Plants enChant Workshops

Oak Ceremony

Join us in ceremony with oak. We will start with an oak elixir and us the flower essence of oak. We will doing shamanic journeys to the spirit of the oak tree. We will be singing oak songs, sitting in silence with the oak; working, breathing and being oak.

Oak tree has been calling to us . One of the attributes of oak is that it assists in the recuperation after a long depression. As we come out of COVID and back into community, we ask for the assistance of oak.

“Oak supports extraordinary stamina, tenacity, and endurance. It teaches perseverance without rigidity and that true strength comes through joy, helping people to stand strong in what may be the harshest storms of their lives.”
– Carole Guyett (Sacred Plant Initiations)

Jan Kinsey utilizes shamanic healing practices and energy work to address underlying causes that are manifesting as dis-ease or emotional imbalances. Originally from Norway, he now calls Cascadia home. He has been studying shamanism and hands-on healing for close to 25 years. The last 4 years have been spent working with spiritist healers in Brazil, working with visionary plants, and completing an intensive shamanic training program.


Creating Your Own Plant Songs

We will commune with each other and our already-known plant friends through songs of invocation and praise. We will then venture out on the land with guided prompts to listen and receive the new songs that are pulsing in the forest around us. We will re-convene for a time of rich sharing to weave our findings. Inspiration and instruction will be offered for how to create different types of plant songs.

Fifteen years ago, the plants turned Hanna Leigh’s life around. She was headed down a path of religious dogma, and perhaps a more conventional American life, when the plants majorly woke her up and showed her a more expansive way. Her life has been rich with mystery and adventure ever since. One of the many gifts of working with the plants has been the deepening into her authentic singing voice, and she currently leads private and group work to support people in discovering the medicine of their unique voices. She loves this gathering, which weaves her two primary passions of music and earth connection.

Breathwork with Mugwort

Eostar is going to teach a particular type of breathwork Pranayama that will allow the participants to experience a deep state of relaxation and experience out-of-body dreamlike states. In this heightened state of consciousness we will engage our senses to experience what is beyond physicality. With the help of Mugwort, the lucid-dreaming herb, we will be experiment with intensifying and enhancing the texture, resolution and complexity of our inner visions.

ESZTER GAVALLER a.k.a. EOSTAR KAMALA When I was 21 years old, I read a book by Rudiger Dahlke: “Illness, the Language of the Soul”. This book defined the way I approached the healing of physical symptoms from that point on. I wanted to dig deep into the root where illness forms. In my twenties I got through graduate school to become a school-teacher, but I had no real interest in that career. I was an artist and a healer at heart, as I started to find out. While training with an art teacher and becoming a painter, training with a music teacher and becoming a musician, I was also very drawn to yoga and spirituality. I completed my yoga teacher training and went on to be a devotional musician, sound healer, yoga teacher and devotional/visionary visual artist. Later I moved to California and founded a devotional music band with my partner with whom we toured extensively and recorded albums. This took a lot of my time and energy but at the same time I was also very drawn to live out my passion to help myself and others heal.

Even though the music and art I was engaging in was healing in nature, I continued searching for more clues as far as the root cause of illness and how it could be cured. I spent years figuring out what diet allows for the best results in my health. For 6 years I was an avid “raw-foodist” vegan, I even worked at a healing center as a “raw chef” and taught classes. Raw Living Foods helped me with detox, I kicked a few major chronic symptoms, and yet I felt that my journey with food was mostly just a coping tool. In 2011 I took Elena Tonetti’s “Birth Into Being” facilitator training. ( www.birthintobeing.com). That same year I also completed “Theta Healing – Level 1 training” with Judy Dragon. Both of these modalities were effective in my own personal healing and I felt like I was on the right track in searching for the ultimate recovery and the ultimate way to help others as well. I continued apprenticing with Elena Tonetti and held several Birth Into Being retreats at Harbin Hotsprings in California.

Around this time I got deeply involved with ancient teacher plants – Ayahuasca and Huachuma – because I felt that through them I was able to access to deepest realms of my psyche where real change and real healing could occur. I studied with a shaman in Peru and I also started facilitating healing sessions for groups. I was ready to move to Peru to deepen into the study of shamanism when I was diagnosed with cancer. In that moment I realized that Ayahuasca, chanting mantras, eating raw foods and painting mandalas was not enough to cure what was denied in the shadow of my psyche and I needed to continue my research into the nature of true healing.

I knew that I needed to change my course and dive even deeper into becoming a healer through healing myself first. I spent a year and a half and lots of money trying to fix myself naturally using a myriad of alternative tools and the help of many health practitioners. Eventually I needed surgery to remove the tumor. However, in spite of the fact that I was not able to shrink the tumor down to nothing, I know that I healed some very ancient and very deep wounds using many different alternative healing modalities, and I am much more of an integrated and whole being than I was before I got through the initiation of cancer.

In the ecstasy of being given a new lease on Life – I took all 5 levels of Michael Brian Baker’s “Anatomy of Awakening” breathwork training (thebreathcenter.com ) and I am about to finish my certification process in that modality. I am passionate about the power of breath in opening pathways to access the hidden and suppressed parts of our being. I continued searching for healing modalities that I could combine with breathwork and that was when I found Gilbert Renaud’s “Recall Healing” ( www.recallhealing.com) – of which I completed both Level 1 and Level 2 trainings.

In this moment I work with several clients helping them heal, among them cancer-patients. I combine inner child work, parts work, ancestral healing, birth trauma and conception trauma healing (Birth Into Being) and breath-work. I also use elements from “Recall Healing” (Gilbert Renaud), “The Completion Process” (Teal Swan), “Radical Forgiveness” (Collin Tipping), Non-Violent Communication (Marshall Rosenberg) as well as ancient yogic and shamanic wisdom teachings. I give recommendations for life-style choices through yoga, diet and cleansing practices. I hold sound healing ceremonies and I work with ancient teacher plants. As a whole, I call it “The Life Giving Path”.

My website: www.eostar.net/healing-and-yoga

Plants and the Pandemic

A community sharing on how our plant allies helped us thru it…

Morning Yoga

A simple haha flow yoga classes including pranayama, mantra, asana and meditation. A grounding and uplifting practice to center ourselves and prepare our vessels to commune with the plants and channel their songs.

Clair practices and shares yoga focused on curiosity and awareness which are both essential for our health and our ability to communicate with plants, elements and our guides. We will remember that all yoga poses and practices are inspired by nature and cultivate that energy to nourish our relations to the plants and elements. During the class we will explore our senses and their capacity to resonate with the plants and spirits surrounding us.

Shamanism and Plant Totems

Join us in shamanic journeys to meet a plant spirit that is ready and willing to work with you. You will explore what its medicine is for you and how you can develop a relationship with this plant.

Jan Kinsey utilizes shamanic healing practices and energy work to address underlying causes that are manifesting as dis-ease or emotional imbalances. Originally from Norway, he now calls Cascadia home. He has been studying shamanism and hands-on healing for close to 25 years. The last 4 years have been spent working with spiritist healers in Brazil, working with visionary plants, and completing an intensive shamanic training program.


Flower Essences

Flower Essences are encoded with the vibrational imprints of flowers for a gentle daily immersion of plant medicine and wisdom that helps bring the heart back home. They can be used to enhance emotional well being and awareness. Although safe and gentle, they are simultaneously potent catalysts for creating positive new habits and making empowering choices. They can be used as an aid in transitioning through many of life’s varying circumstances and can also become important tools for personal growth. Bringing flower essences into your life invites you to begin living more fully and aligned with your path. As you do so, you will inevitably experience more peace, happiness, fulfillment and harmony.

In this workshop you will:

identify which plants are calling you to work with them
get a download on some ways to use flower essences
learn to make a Mother Essence and how to transform it into a dosage formula
make you own custom Flower Essence Blend

21 person limit, all materials are included

Devjeet is a Certified Flower Essence Practitioner. She has been working with clients since 2015 when she completed her Flower Essence Practitioner Program at Woman Rising Mystery School with Joanne Ameya Cohen. She completed the sacred birthing doula program in 2018 and offers this service through her consultations using flower essences as a complementary therapy to empower families through pregnancy, birth and after birth. She is an herbalist, organic farmer, kundalini yoga teacher, nature lover and business owner. Her passion is living a connected and meaningful life!

Sacred Rest Stop

This is a sacred and safespace to meditate, stretch out, lay and rest, nap and rejuvenate or simply process all of the wonderful things happening. I would offer several times a day 20 to 30 minute meditation Cycles to assist and integrating all of the experiences and to settle down, ground, and provide a peaceful and calm environment. I would provide rugs and pillows and meditation cushions for people to use in a cozy comfortable nest, a sort of Refuge away from the hustle and bustle of the other activities and workshops. A small sanctuary to come together and to be intentionally silent an introspective. Participants could sit with plants, tinctures and medicines if they like they could bring some to share, or just bring themselves and sit peacefully.

facilitated by:
Sarra Sabra ~ I am a longtime meditator, Dharma teacher, youth organizer, and student of plant medicine for many years. I have also provided the nest experience at beloved Festival, School of forest medicine retreats, pickathon Festival, City repair events, including the village building convergence, and various Dharma events including Dharma school and Dharma Camp every year. I have found that providing a safe and warm Sanctuary for people to sit and be silent together has been very enlightening and necessary. It has been very rewarding to help bring people together in an inviting space to rest and rejuvenate while integrating. Oh, a sort of Village Refuge.

Cacao Ceremony


Plants Sing us into Existence

In describing the ongoing plant-informed, animistic practices of becoming in which I regularly participate, I’ve found myself using the word “accentuate” more and more. I was delighted to find that the etymological root of “accentuate” is the latin “cantus” meaning “song.” This resonates with my experience—the plants literally sing us into existence. Join me in working with the tonality and vibration of plant-song as we more intimately engage with the living Earth and ask ourselves: How will our vegetal kin accentuate our own potential for energetic orientation as we open ourselves to and embody their archetypal teachings and posturing?

Scott Kloos—ceremonialist, author, wildcrafter, plant medicine maker and practitioner, animist, singer of plant songs, and aspiring integral ecologist—guides The School of Forest Medicine and Cascadia Folk Medicine and is author of Pacific Northwest Medicinal Plants: Identify, Harvest, and Use 120 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness. Through his writing and his facilitation of co-created spaces of learning and healing, he explores various ways of working with plants and their medicine, relationships with our nonhuman kin, and ecologically integral modes of engaging with and thinking with the community of life.

Galactic Language Activation & PrayerSongs

After receiving a verbal sound healing transmission from Grand Master Li-Tian from his Universal Toaist Alchemy practice called Tian Gong, AshEL Seasunz started incorporating Celestial Language into his healing and musical offerings. Celestial Language uses voice and sounds to do heaiIngs and communicate at soul level. Learn how to heal, pray, and communicate with each other and existence beyond the current limitations of language. PrayerSongs are opportunities to receive prayers as songs to the ancestors, soul, or other specific issues.

AshEL SeaSunZ Eldridge is a creative immersed in healing arts. He is a TEDx speaker, founder of and performer with music/art collective, Earth Amplified, and a vocalist with West African/West Oakland band Dogon Lights. www.LyftRapper.com is his critically acclaimed ridshare webisode. Soulestial Church, brings a unique perspective to spiritual world music, transmitting stories and ceremonial songs from spirit. His latest project, EFAM: Essential Foods and Medicine, provides community immunity and ecological restoration by bringing essential foods and medicines for all. He is a believer in the power of sound, meditation, and plant consciousness for global transformation.

Tobacco/Mapacho as Medicine

Todji is offering a Tobacco/Mapacho workshop during which he will talk about working with Tobacco as a medicine, teachings of the Divine Architecture of Karma, why Tabaqueros can administer all medicines, how illness heals, and Todji will offer Sopladas.

Todji is a Tabaquero / Curandeiro, sculptor, and musician. During his Tabaquero apprenticeship Todji completed sixteen dietas with Amazonian master trees and was trained in cooking medicines and administering dietas by world renowned master Tabaquero Ernesto Garcia. At the beginning of his training starting in 2008 Todji was called to heal himself from 6 years of life threatening illness, ten years of poisoning from an Amazonian master plant, spiritual attack during ceremonies in the deep Amazon, and survive three near death experiences. Todji has dieted master plants with the Shipibos in Peru, has participated in many Brazilian indigenous ceremonies, and has participated in Santo Daime and Umbanda Daime ceremonies in the US and Brazil. Todji married and lived in Rio de Janeiro and has traveled extensively in Peru to work with sacred plant medicines. Todji is studying Brazilian percussion with master percussionist Dudu Fuentes, and Brazilian guitar with master Santo Daime guitarist Ireneu Barse.

Songs for the Elements and Plants

Come join a song circle focused on songs about elements and plants. Through call and response we learn songs that honor the wind, fire, earth water and how these elements live and move through us. Calling in our plant allies, we will sing songs for the plants. We will sing sweet songs and also warrior songs of resilience.

Leora has always loved to sing and has an encyclopedic memory for songs. She has collected songs from 12 years attending Singing Alive and has a song for every occasion and moment. Being a part of this singing community inspired her to study to art of song leading and helped her bloom into a song carrier. Leora loves time in nature, especially swimming and sunbathing, and uses plant allies on daily basis for health and healing. Her favorite plant medicine is Cacao, which inspired her business “Leora’s Chocolates”. Blending her interest in herbs and cacao she created Herbal Cacao Elixirs that you can find at stores in the Northwest and on her website, www.leoraschocolates.com.

Rose Code Activation

The Rose codes are awakening as the divine feminine within all beings is rising. Join me in the temple of the Celestial Rose for a divine activation. In this ceremonial workshop, we will be communing deeply with the codes of the Rose. We are encouraged to explore her through all our senses. We will invoke the spirit of the Rose in guided meditation and song with the opportunity to enjoy her in tea, petal and flower essence form and maybe more : ) . We will also talk about the teachings of the Rose and ways to incorporate rose in everyday life as well as in devotional ritual space. There will also be space for sharing.

Alta Ma ~Inter-Galactic Earth Mama~ is an intuitive guide, ceremonialist, plant medicine advocate and sound alchemist. She encourages people to remember their essence and radiate their heart’s truth, awakening the magic within and expanding the heart from fear to love. Alta Ma is also a nature enthusiast that has spent decades exploring and communing with the enchantment of Gaia, where she finds inspiration and divine guidance. Alta has devoted herself to the Rose and was initiated into the lineage of Rose Priestess.

Ways of Deep Herbalism

Every year @ Plants enChant we explore yet another facet of Deep Herbalism, plant-inspired teachings that help us navigate terrains of personal, social, and planetary transformation. A theme this year will be Integration from this journey of disruption we been thru, this great collective ceremony of deaths and rebirths, both little and big. The plants have helped us to see the many things that are possible, to experience how magic can happen. They have given us more faith in ourselves, and urged us to become more self-responsible, to come into our power as humans. We now need to test ourselves, to spread our wings, to get away from the idea that we need anything external to us blossom . We need to practice, to find out where we are blocked, and what are our successes, so we can approach our growth with the help of a teacher in better ways. To mature our engagements with plants, the previous lessons need to be metabolized, be worked thru, to make way for, to give space to, the next level, or grade, of lessons.

Though we will touch on some useful imaginal, self-cultivation practices, such as the column of light, human flowering, and moving thru the pandemic ‘eye of the needle’, much of this discussion on integration will dovetail Deep Herbalist perspectives with those of the Galactic family, which is rapidly ‘outing’ the game of existence, the cyclic forgetting of our origins, and subsequent remembering, that we humans have been playing for millennia. What role do plants play in this ‘age of remembering’ we are entering? In our higher dimensional education? What might it look like when our raised awareness of Nature’s social network has normalized communications between ourselves and other relams of the natural world?

facilitated by:
Morgan Brent ~ an educator, event organizer, and ceremonialist. He received a PhD in anthropology at the Univ. of Hawaii, specializing in the spiritual ecology of medicinal plants. He has worked extensively with plant-inspired wisdoms, and allies himself with Nature’s efforts to ‘save the humans’ thru catalyzing the various dimensions of our evolution. He is a co-founder of Singing Alive events, as well as Plants enChant.



Share plant (and fungi) visions, and related experiences of radical symbiosis, in a group setting. In such ways we may get glimmers and bleed-thrus, or yet fuller expressions, of a greater underlying story now surfacing in the Collective. .

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