Rachael is a curandera who works for the plants – she creates a bridge for indigenous and modern health-consious tools to bring balance to the planet and the people through her Colorado-based organization Ganjasana – Cannabis Plant SpiritYoga.
Viewing plants as gurus, she guides transformational ceremonies where individuals learn how to use the practices of yoga, meditation and mindfulness to build healthy relationships with their plant allies, and access ancient wisdom from our ancestral plant teachers.
A regenerative permaculture farmer with over a decade of cannabis cultivation experience, Rachael’s plant spirit practices have been passed down from the Shipibo Tribe lineage of Peru. A trail blazer in the eco-conscious movement, Rachael was awarded the first Cosmic Sister Plant Spirit Grant, a MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) merit-based program that supports outstanding women for research on Ayahuasca Psychedelic Studies in the Peruvian Amazon. She actively promotes the Cosmic Sister message, to uplift females who strive for the rights of women, wildlife and wilderness.
Rachael’s passion for regenerating nature led her to assist in the development of the first permaculture garden at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she graduated from the Honors Commonwealth School with a Pre-Med Plant Biology degree. She developed mindfulness-based sex education curriculum at the Responsible Sex Education Institute of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, and is currently the Director of Education for Empowering Education, a mindfulness-based social emotional learning non-profit. She danced for the Ballet of Boston since the age of four, and began her yoga practice at age 15.
Rachael is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) which recognizers her as an expert in the field, earned her Mindfulness Educator Certification from the Greater Good Institute at UC Berkeley and her Yoga Certification from the Shambhava School of Yoga in 2010. She leads Women’s Green Tent Cannabis Yoga Workshops, The Ganjasana Teacher Training School, and is an active member of NORML (The National Organization to Reform Marijana Laws). She is working towards a global organic transformation in the way cannabis is cultivated, embodied, consumed and legalized. She developed Ganjasana out of a need to bring her own body back to balance, and to take back the plants roots; she is proud to share the fruits of her deep insight with others. Rachael lives in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, three dogs, one cat, 10,000 worms and billions of microbes.
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