Herbal Medicine for Birth Support
The next course begins in Fall 2021. Click below to be notified when applications open.
ONLINE herbal education for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).
In this 3-Month journey, we will be learning different herbal medicines that can be used to support people through their birth journey. Every week we will be joined by a birthworker in the community that will share their journey with plant medicine as well as ways they use plants when supporting gestating folks.
Our goal is to help you feel supported, grounded, and equipped with basic herbal knowledge to help you care for pregnant clients and loved ones.
Only open to BIPOC Doulas & Birthworkers. The course is offered via Zoom live stream for full participation.
WHEN: 5 sessions 10am - 1pm PST
*Payment plans and accommodations/support are definitely available for folks that need it.
This is a Queer and Trans friendly space. We use gender neutral language when addressing the entire class. We are also super thoughtful with people's pronouns. We ask, we remember, and we respect the pronouns people use.
About your facilitator
Hi, my name is Berenice. I am a queer herbalist who was born in Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) and grew up on Tongva lands (El Monte, CA) since I was 3 years old. My Ancestors are from Michoacan, El Valle de Toluca, and Guanajuato in Mexico. Plants have been part of my life for many years. My mother was my first herbal teacher. She raised my two sisters and I with herbal medicine and remedios caceros (home remedies). The classes are informed by my mother's teachings, wisdom that many teachers have shared with me along the way, and the relationship I've had with plants since I was a kid.
I've been facilitating learning spaces for 16 years now. After High School, I went the academic rout and got both a B.A. and M.A. Once I finished my M.A., I worked as a High School Teacher in East Oakland, CA. Being in the classroom with young people changed my life. They challenged me and taught me that teaching was not about teaching at all but rather, it was about supporting people through a process of understanding themselves. After Teaching at the High School, I transitioned into district wide Mediation, Restorative, and Transformative Justice work and then went on to launch my passion project Hood Herbalism in 2016. I've been following the energy of Hood Herbalism since. Currently, I am in midwifery school.
In class, my facilitation style is very hands on, collective, and engaging. I share what I know and I am also invested in providing a mutual learning experience where people are encouraged to share their own knowledge and contribute what they know. Thank you for visiting our site and for being interested in the classes.