Decolonization + Bioregional Herbalism

By Brooke Sullivan | December 15, 2020

  Listening to a lecture recently given by Nikki of the Plant Medicine School in Ireland sparked my own personal interest in sharing on this topic. I hope you find it useful, and that it inspires you too to become more educated around the colonization of herbs and healing the biases that are leading to … Continued

The Power of Practice to Create A New Reality

By Brooke Sullivan | September 10, 2020

Many of us, when faced with challenges and difficulties in internal or Xternal transitions, feel the pain of dissolution. Here is a beautiful story from an ancient text that teaches about the power of dissolution and where to source, from the deepest parts of ourselves, what is next.🌸 Offering not only hope, but insight and … Continued

Journey with Ceonothus (Deerbrush)

By Brooke Sullivan | May 22, 2020

Sitting today with a new plant friend, Ceonothus (Deerbrush) I was amazed at how deep I was able to go into meditation. My mind had been completely overrun by too many thoughts and their correlating flood of emotions, and this essence (and meditation) helped me navigate deeper and deeper into the source of their roots. … Continued

From Viral to Vital

By Brooke Sullivan | May 16, 2020

  Dear Kindred Soul, I have been thinking about you and meaning to write, however, the Divine Plan that breathes life into me and opens and shuts doors decided I needed a long, spacious quiet time. To heal, to reflect, to unwind and to be initiated by whom I will call ‘Virus as Teacher’.  The … Continued

Brooke features on the Ghee Spot podcast

By Brooke Sullivan | March 23, 2020

Listen to Brooke speak with Katie Silcox of the Shakti School – where Brooke teaches in the Level 2 program on Tantric Herbalism & Flower Essence medicine.     In this episode you’ll hear: Herbalism in the context of Tantra Tantric medicine throughout history The Misunderstanding of Tantra in the East and the West Vitalism … Continued

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Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

By Brooke Sullivan | March 17, 2020

The Mahamrityunjaya Mantra reads: ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सु॒गन्धिं॑ पुष्टि॒वर्धनम् । उ॒र्वा॒रु॒कमिव॒ बन्धनान् मृ॒त्योर्मुक्षीय॒ मा ऽमृता॑त् । Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushti Vardharnam Urvarukamiva Bandhanaan Mrityor Muksheya Mamritat “I meditate on and surrender myself to the Divine Being who embodies the power of will, knowledge and action. I pray to the Divine Being who manifests in … Continued

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Healing The Yoni: The Sacred Womb

By Brooke Sullivan | February 13, 2020

  As I emerged from the depths of deep sleep, night opening up into the dawn, I felt a misty realization float forward into my awareness. It came in the form of a question, an often asked question, but was followed by a sweet and true answer. Why am I feeling anxious? The answer was … Continued

Plant Study: Fennel

By Brooke Sullivan | January 16, 2020

  Hey there shining ones, Let me introduce you to a plant you already know:) …as maybe there is a bit here about fennel, that you did not know! An aromatic kitchen spice beloved since ancient times for its taste, fennel seeds are a pharmacopeia in themselves for all kinds of ailments. Toss a few … Continued

Blodeuwedd, The Goddess of Flowers

By Brooke Sullivan | January 9, 2020

  Blodeuwedd was created by magic, to be given as a wife to a man cursed from ever knowing love or marriage from a mortal woman. In this story, the beautiful maiden was created out of three flowers. Oak, meadowsweet, and broom. In some scenarios, she was actually created from 9 flowers, many plants of … Continued

Plant Study: Calamus

By Brooke Sullivan | December 12, 2019

  I would like to introduce you to something amazing. It is the best tool, a most potent weapon, a skillful artist and flirtatious lover. It is Your Voice. One of the things that I continue to notice as a director of a school, a teacher and retreat leader that gets to travel around the … Continued

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“I had an astounding time on the retreat! I felt completely comfortable being surrounded by such a warm, open-minded and encouraging group. Brooke is incredibly down-to-earth and served a remarkable balance between adding light in the form of silliness and laughter and an impressive sharing of knowledge of not only yoga and meditation but of herbalism. I left holding new knowledge in vast ways and would honestly not change a thing about Brooke’s style of teaching and the balance of education and exploration as we experienced.”

– S. Khan, Philadelphia, PA, Lumen Natura & Mystic Path of Fire Ireland Yoga Retreat, 2017

“Brooke’s classes come from the heart and really resonate with me. I met Brooke in 2012 while on retreat in NC. I have severe Asthma and was having a rough year. I went to her workshop “Essence of Immunity” and was amazed by her knowledge of Herbs and Yoga. Her class was different than any I had ever taken and I walked away with a newfound sense of calm and strength. I practiced the Ojas building sequence she taught daily for two months and took the Vital Body tincture as well. I have not had an Asthma flair in the 7 months since, and have made it through two of my worst times of the year. She has also influenced my teaching style greatly. Brooke is an amazing teacher!”

– K. Crenshaw, Knoxville, TN, 2014

“The course was beyond what I expected. I signed up trying to bring more knowledge and structure to my own practice and in the end, realized I didn’t need all that! And yet through the course, I have grown up as a person and fed my soul with the incredible vibe, mantras, and beautiful teachings. I learned more about yoga than I could have imagined and I am truly grateful. Brooke’s way of teaching is deep and beautiful, thank you.”

–  J. Borges, 2018, Brazil