bones bugs and botany nourishes liberation though transformational educational experiences.
bones bugs and botany
Bones, Bugs and Botany is a healing tradition that combines ancestral culinary wisdom with exquisite herbal insights to enable a practice of a people's medicine that is safe, simple and effective.
Bones, Bugs and Botany are tools that you too can use to experience embodied liberation. A liberation that isn't dependent on a politic but on your relationship to self. And everything that it takes, mentally, physically and spiritually for you to reclaim the wholeness that you already, always are.
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“I died for the cause. Decades of activism for the earth and her peoples left me burnt out depressed and immobolized.
In order to understand how to institutionalize social and ecological justice at the level of organization, she continued her education with graduate studies at the Wagner School of Public Service in 2014, where she strengthened her experience in nonprofit management.
Asia took her tools with her to Accra, Ghana, where she studied global nutrition, traditional cuisine and food systems helping her discern global patterns of wellness and the specific adaptations of her West African peoples. She learned the deepest parts of her practice, apprenticing and exploring the science of traditional food and nutrient-dense regenerative agriculture with her beloved mentor Kay Baxter at the Koanga Institute in New Zealand.
home is in your body.
Asia became curious about plant medicines or botany after her customers started reporting drastic improvements in their health from the herbs she used to flavor her creations. She then had a first-hand experience of using a plant medicine so expertly crafted by her beloved Sarah Shavel that it resolved the anxiety she gained from running a business. Asia embodied the miraculous ways that herbs worked and she wanted to both learn more about them and spread their gospel.
In 2022, Asia with her beloved mentor Lynn Till and a cohort of radical herbalists, witches and midwives organized Project Iroko a reproductive justice and herbal healing mutual aid society.
Asia deepened her health work completing her yoga teacher training in 2015. In 2019, with her belief in the ability of workers cooperatives to heal our economic system, Asia co-founded the Satya Yoga Cooperative for People of Color. In 2021, Asia became a certified Yoga Nidra instructor with Kamini Desai of the Amrit Yoga Institute. She and Satya founder, Lakshmi Nair have since trained multiple cohorts of yoga students in this ancestral meditation practice with a framework of Rest as Reparations.
REGENERATING Communities and Organizations
Asia has served on the board of Earth Force, Greenleaf Denver, Center for Community Wealth Building and the Denver Sustainable Food Policy Council.
Currently, Asia co-facilitates the Permaculture Design Course with the Regenerative Education Collective of Denver. To scale her impact, Asia brings all that she is, her professional experience and her knowledge the earth to her organizational consulting with Regenerate Change. She supports institutional change makers in building a more resilient food system. Asia weaves her various experiences into fun, practical toolkits, trainings and events that transform our relationship to our planet, our bodies and each other.
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PUBLIC SPEAKING + APPEARANCES
WARM COOKIES OF THE REVOLUTION: Community Almanac 4 Health & Leaves
New School, Vera List Center: Bending SpaceTime with Botanicals
Warm Cookies of the Revolution: Community Almanac Volume 1 Housing
Warm Cookies of the Revolution: Community Almanac Volume 2 Climate
Herbstalk: 2021 Brown Alliance: Bioregional Herbalism
Earthlinks: Imagine 2020 Keynote Address
Herbal Medicine, Embodied Sovereignty and Afrofuturism
TEDX: 2013 Earthforce
healing black futures podcast featured episode:
Reparations and financial justice: With Enith Williams
Latest podcast episodes:
REPARATIONS, TRANSPORTATION + INFRASTRUCTURE WITH KRISTEN JEFFERS
REPARATIONS, LIBERATION AND BLACK SPIRITUAL TRADITIONS WITH JOY TABERNACLE KMT
REPARATIONS, AFRO-FUTURISM AND HOUSING JUSTICE WITH RASHEEDAH PHILLIPS
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