Saturday, October 1, 2011

Self-Healing with Chumash Medicine

October 1st and 2nd

Quail Springs is honored to host this special two-day journey into self-healing with traditional medicine led by Cecilia Garcia. In this hands-on workshop we will become familiar with many of the native medicinal plants of California and how each is used traditionally as a part of the Chumash culture. Special guest James D. Adams, PhD and co-author with Cecilia of the book Healing with Medicinal Plants of the West - Cultural and Scientific Basis for their Use, will be joining us at the beginning of the weekend for a plant walk on the land.

Together they will share their unique perspectives on how these plants can help us in our lives, the scientific basis for their use and our communication with them. After the walk, Cecilia will lead us through the rest of the weekend, teaching us how to go deep with this medicine through the healing power of song, dance, fire and prayer. Join us for this beautiful exploration of land, spirit and the medicine within.

The cost of this workshop is $150-$250 sliding scale, and includes instruction, tent camping, and catered meals. Please contribute as much as you’re able to as we endeavor to honor and value these teachings and the teachers, as well as give back to this land through caretaking. We’ll have a few partial work trade positions especially for those who aren’t able to gather $150, let us know soon if you are interested.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Kolmi at

Monday, August 1, 2011

August is the month to commit

All of August

Cecilia will only be scheduling traditional healings for the month of August.

You have the opportunity to take the next step in your forward motion and travel to your community leader for a traditional spirit healing.

Traditionally, the action of going to your community leader was the first step in your process and your medicine person worked with that as a starting point. While preparing medicine for your healing, Cecilia will pray, praying invites God's participation in the healing of your spirit, then she connects with your energy so that you can see what you need to see.

You will receive answers, have visions and feel balanced... and you are given the medicine, tools and personal advice to carry that forward.

Being happy, centered and in touch with your spirit is central to your health.

Right now the weather is nice, it's safe to travel and rates are favorable for staying a couple of days.

For the most benefit, Cecilia recommends that you attend a workshop or at least meet her before you schedule a traditional healding - Cecilia is available in Long Beach at the end of July to meet, talk with, pick up some medicine and introduce yourself.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Creative Day at the Beach

Saturday, July 30th

Cecilia will be at the annual "Queens and Kings of the Beach" volleyball tournament and fundraiser supporting education, teachers, raising money for Long Beach Community STAR program and honoring Shannon Runningbear. It's a day at the beach with a volleyball tournament and celebration and Cecilia will have a camp where you are invited to stop by to introduce yourself, hang out for a talk, pick up some medicine or a book and participate in the festivities. Bring your wife, your mom, kids and come down to the beach, hang out with fun people and share in the celebration and healing. The beach is dog-friendly, freeway close and located next to ample parking.

The Granada Beach volleyball courts are located just south of the olympic pool in Long Beach. Bring QUARTERS for the parking meters.

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Garden Faire

June 25th and 26th

Saturday June 25th 9:00 to 5:00, in Skypark, Scotts Valley
Cecilia and Jim will be presenting at The Garden Faire with a speaking engagement (time TBD) and an exhibitor's booth. The Garden Faire is open from 9-5, during that time, Cecilia and Jim, their book and Chumash Medicine will be available at their booth.

The Garden Faire 2011

Sunday June 26th
Cecilia and Jim will be leading a plant walk from Skypark. This is an outdoor, hands on, informal workshop on local plants and wildlife. Information is passed on a trail walking with Cecilia and Jim Adams PhD, co-author of Healing with Medicinal Plants of the West. This is where you come to be introduced to native medicinal plants and how it is used traditionally as part of the Chumash culture as well as the pharmaceutical and scientific data supporting their effects.

Location: Skypark in Scotts Valley, California

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Eaton Canyon Book Festival

June 18th 9:30 to 3:30

Cecilia and Jim Adams PhD will be presenting at 1PM about Chumash Healing in your health. Admission is Free.

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Eaton Canyon Natural Area
Park and Nature Center

1750 N. Altadena Drive
Pasadena, CA 91107
Phone (626)398-5420

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Series of Workshops

Sunday April 17th from 12-4 | Sunday May 15th from 2-5

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Space is limited. Preregistration is required. It is not necessary to attend the first workshop in order to attend the second workshop.

Contact Jeanne Berry at 818-884-6118 or to register for classes.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Medicinal Plant and Dancing Workshop

March 26th - 12PM to 4PM

The event will show you practical uses to local medicinal plants and it's an opportunity to ask questions and familiarize yourself with traditional healing. Learn how to unblock and stimulate your own positive, creative and useful actions through dance.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Traditional Healings

Traditionally, a member of a community would go to their medicine person and be healed. The action is part of the personal cleansing and preparation to get in touch with your spirit. The journey is about facing your fears and making a commitment. A traditional healing is a personal experience that starts your forward motion and taps you into your natural rhythm.

Cecilia is offering her community traditional healings in Ensenada. One session will get you in touch with your spirit and another a healer will work with your body. It's a personal journey where during your time, your mind, body and spirit are being healed - then you are given the knowledge and tools to carry it forward. The setting will depend on what you need, it may be in a healing room, a hike to a waterfall, a walk on the beach, gathering plants or a fireside conversation; you should bring appropriate outdoor clothing and something to carry water and snacks in.

Recommended donations are $75 to $200 a day that you spend with Cecilia, the same donation as a private healing appointment, however you have her attention for the whole day with all of her tools and resources. Here in Ensenada Cecilia can gather and prepare all of the medicinal plants for your process, she has her medicine room and prayer pit and access to sacred healing grounds which makes her work more effective.

In order to get the most benefit, it is recommended that you attend a workshop, meet Cecilia and tell her that you are preparing for a Traditional Healing. This will give you an opportunity to start your own personal process and Cecilia the opportunity to give you some helpful information so that when you do take your journey you get the most out of it.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Native Workshop at U.S.C.

January 27th from 5 to 7 PM

Cecilia and Jim Adams PhD will be speaking at USC at the Native workshop about Chumash medicinal plants and culture. The presentation will be a couple hours with speakers, photos and film as well as live plants and a Q&A period. This is hosted by students and teachers in Native American studies at USC. Cecilia and Jim will be available to talk after the workshop and books will be available. The workshop will cover Native American culture, history and Chumash medicine, it's a great opportunity to continue your learning process and for those who haven't attended workshops, a good base can be created here.

The workshop will be held in the Kaprielian Hall room 460 on the USC main campus. Kaprielian Hall is next to entrance 6 on Vermont Avenue. Parking structure A is the nearest parking structure. The Native Workshop does not pay for parking.