Emily Sanders

Here is a taste of the instructors and classes we will have at the gathering! Stay tuned for updates.


Certified Clinical Herbalist, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Certified Massage Therapist

Emily is a certified plant geek & anatomy freak who loves connecting people with their own personal plant allies and their healer within.  She has been studying holistic health for over 10 years, and currently teaches Nutrition, Anatomy &  Pathology at the Santa Barbara Body Therapy Institute and Medicinal Plant Walks at the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens.  Emily is the founder of Active Alchemy, where she teaches transformative self-care through massage, nutrition & herbal remedies.  To learn more about healing your own body, or how to make your own herbal medicine, please visit http://www.ActiveAlchemy.com


Herb Walks

Spring Herb Walk:

Learn the medicinal and edible effects of our amazing local spring flowers, move your body, breathe, and reconnect with nature. During this morning walk, you will learn about the folk, medicinal, and culinary uses of native flowering plants that grow in our own backyard. Safe plant id and ethical wildcrafting will be taught, along with easy to make herbal remedies for everyday ailments.

Tea Tent


Come drink tea and explore the magic and healing wisdom of our most sacred plant allies. With each pot of our homemade tea blends, we will share some of our  favorite herbs & herbal folklore legends.  Relax as the sun sets & settle into your heart-felt, plant-loving community in our tent of comfy pillows and blankets.

Women's Moon Lodge Tea Time~


We invite all women folk to join us around the tea tent for a Women's Moon Lodge to celebrate our power within and our connection with the healing power of the lunar cycle.  During this evening tea gathering, we will find our voice, share our own stories & experiences while connecting to ourselves, our land, and our sister community.  Please join us for an evening of drawing your own divination cards & affirmations as we conjure our healing intentions for the next lunar cycle to come.

Herbal First Aide


Learn how to make herbal therapies for first aid situations & make your own herbal first aid kit. During this class we will make remedies for cuts, scrapes, burns, bites & stings, as well as how to use them. At the end of the class, you will have herbal oils & extracts and your very own first aid kit to take home.