SEEr .:. artivist .:. Mystic .:. healer
Mariah Makalapua is a mother, artist, activist, empath, and the owner and creative director of Medicine Collective, where she practices as an art and tarot therapist, creating a dynamic healing experience for all walks of life. She uses creativity and intuition as tools for cultivating self awareness and empowerment with her clients. She learned from an early age to communicate with Spirit and has encouraged many to connect to their own guidance for navigating life in a purposeful way.For over the past decade, her path has been dedicated to the energetic principles of wellness, art, ceremony, and the tools and healing work of her own lineage. A single mother by the age of 18, she spent her 20's traveling with her daughter through Central + South America and Northern Africa, and has also spent extensive amounts of time in Mexico serving as a wellness practitioner, tarot reader, and yoga instructor. At home in Portland Oregon you can find her involved in the community sharing these skills with foster youth, and pursuing a degree in counseling art therapy, neuroscience, and indiginous studies.
Under the guidance of elders, and medicine people from many different nations, and through the challenges of the inherently colonized system of higher education, Makalapua has developed a passion for bridging the gap between traditional shamanic healing work and progressive psychotherapy that can be utilized by anyone seeking resolve. Integrated within her approach is an alignment to the impact which our thoughts and actions have as they effect the next 7 generations. Her healing work seeks to offer a new paradigm towards mental health and wellness, as it coalesces with the best possible outcome for our Earth Mother and the entirety of life as a whole.
Makalapua's allegiance to this work is apparent in her sessions, where she combines the wisdom of indiginous healing modalities with practical tools for integration based on neuroscience and psychotherapy. Through this bridging of traditions, she hopes that the paradigm can be shifted towards a thriving future by providing healing and resolution.
Elder .:. Herbalist .:. Empath .:. Healer
Our in-house herbalist and grandmother specializing in western herbalism and folk medicine. Connie has spent her life collecting and studying herbs, creating seasonal tinctures and elixirs that align with the moon and celestial cycles. Her products will soon be featured under our Apothecary Shop.
Womb Worker .:. Acupuncturist .:. Mayan abdominal
Jeevan comes from the Sanskrit जीवन (jīvana), meaning life, or more specifically that which animates every living being. A name that’s fitting, as it speaks to her life’s work - guiding womxn and people with vaginas back into the sanctuaries of their bodies, to reclaim their birthright of aliveness and embodiment.
As a visionary, womb-keeper, herbalist, doctor and guide, Jeevan offers work that is experiential and holistic. She believes that one of the most radical things we can do for ourselves and the collective is to cultivate self-friendship on both a physical and spiritual level. Jeevan aims to provide a container that is inclusive of all identities.
Her clinical practice pulses with the seasons, offering womb & pelvic healing, as well as embodiment coaching. Jeevan holds a doctorate in East Asian Medicine, and is completing a masters in integrative mental health. To learn more about Jeevan, visit her website: flowerhandwellness.com
Intuitive Counsellor .:. Speaker .:. Consultant
Kirin comes from a long lineage of earth based Punjabi healers and mystics. As her name, “A ray of God’s light” suggests, she is a powerful mirror to the divinity that lies within us all, offering deep council that unleashes the song of our true self. She goes beyond explorations of “How do I craft a life that makes me happy” to a fertile nourishing journey that asks “How do I cultivate a life where I know I have choice and power no matter what comes my way”. She provides community, heartfelt conversation, energetic mentoring, and garden therapy in a healing process that is of service to something bigger than ourselves. In your journey you will repair your connection within, to one another and to our earth. Her work is rooted in deeply grounding the nervous system and body in order to settle anxiety, conditioning, and fears so our true nature can be revealed. Under her nurturing intuitive guidance you will remember, no matter how impossible a situation may feel or uncertain life may get, you have a significant place in this world where there is always a door leading back to our own agency and life’s beauty. www.brownswell.com