Sonja Myllymaki has been learning and practicing shamanic plant medicine for the past ten years, primarily within several Shipibo-Conibo vegetalismo lineages, but also working ceremonially with a number of different plant medicine traditions from Mexico and Peru. She has studied Western herbalism with Sajah Popham. Michael Cottingham, Scott Kloos, and Darcey Blue French, and has completed a three year herbalism training with Robert Rogers and Laurie Szott-Rogers in Edmonton, Alberta. Since starting to diet within the vegetalismo tradition, she has been applying this practice to her study and engagement with local plants and has actively sought out ways to translate this knowledge to a local context. She is a biodynamic craniosacral therapist and teaches butoh dance. She loves wildcrafting, vocal improvisation and ceremonial work and continues to find herself so happy and grateful to be exploring healing and creativity in the realms in and between bodywork, movement, voice work, shamanic practices, and plant medicine.
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