Dr. Richard Jelusich presented "Plant Medicine" with his dear brother Miguel Angel Vergara in Merida, Mexio, in 2013. Since then Dr. Jelsucih has worked with Teresa Helgeson at the Blue Sky Retreat in San Diego realizing that the world really is working to find a pure connection back to Mother Earth. Awakening to Plant Consciousness brings this together by aligning likeminded individuals in one place to share and explore.
Dr. Richard Jelusich invites you to come participate in the Awakening to Plant Consciousness Conference in Calgary! This is the time of the awakening of our being to the connectedness of all things. Our key note speaker, Miguel Angel Vergara, Master Teacher, Mayan Shaman and former director of Chichen Itza, will joined by teachers and wisdom-keepers from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, to present their research and inner explorations.
In this three day conference of consciousness, you will learn how plants communicate and "speak." You will also become versed in the true nature of plant medicine, the consciousness of plants and how to communicate with them. In addition, you will be exposed to herbs and remedies, how to choose medicinal and edible nature plants where you live, and much more.
Our Key Note Speaker:
Miguel Angel Vergara -
"Our Divine Mother - Ix'cheel" The Earth is a Living Being.
Miguel Angel is a Maya Priest and Master Teacher who lives and works in Yucatán, Mexico. He studied with Maya Elder Vincente Martín for 17 years and continues to work with the Elders and Priests who are keeping the Maya Sacred Wisdom very much alive.Join Miguel Angel to receive the knowledge, use, and both practical and spiritual applications of plants and herbs actually used by Medicine Men, Healers, and Shamans of the Maya zone of Yucatan. Many of these plants are found throughout North America, Canada, Mexico and the United States. Miguel will offer explanations of their practical use and spiritual application in healing.
Teresa Helgeson - Plant Mucic Therapy
"Plants HAVE a Consciousness"
Teresa Helgeson has 20 years of sales, training and management experience working for various Fortune 500 companies. She became a Certified Hypnotherapist at the Day of Miracles School of Integrative Healing in 2003 with specialized training in Cellular Release Therapy™ and Medical Hypnosis. She studied sound healing with sound pioneer Jonathon Goldman in 2006 and became a member of the Sound Healer’s Association.
In 2008 she attended the International Center for Reiki Training and became an Usui Reiki Ryoho Reiki Master and Karuna Reiki Master. She continued her studies through the Infinite Light Healing Studies Center, Inc where she became a Reiki Crystal Practitioner and Reiki Drumming Practitioner.
Teresa, known as the Plant Music Whisperer, in 2007 she started her journey with the plant music.
In 2014 while conducting a pilot study on the impact Plant Music Therapy™ has on the body, mind and spirit three significant discoveries were made. The Benefits after receiving a Plant Music Therapy™ session
1. The Body goes through a detoxification process
2. A reduction in physical and emotional stress
3. The immune system gets stronger
A recent pilot study has shown there’s a significant positive effect that takes place in the physical and emotional energy fields and well as reductions in organ stress.The results of her Pilot Study have put her in high demand to present her findings at conferences around the country including the ISSSEEM (International Society for the Study of Subtle Energy and Energy Medicine) Research Symposium, the Subtle Energy Retreat and the Awakening to Plant Consciousness Conference.
Gizelle Rhyon-Berry - Gibsons BC
"Plant Wisdom and Flower Essences"
Gizelle has been a student and practitioner of core shamanism for decades. Residing in British Columbia Gizelle is both a teaching and researcher of Shamanic Studies recently retiring from "The Foundation for Shamanic Studies". With over 35 years’ experience as a teacher, mentor and counsellor, along with knowledge culled from may travels and studies, she brings to her teaching a light-hearted attitude and common sense simplicity. Among many profound things, has learned to: "Never be afraid to step into the dark, for it contains all possibilities.”
Chief Oatzi'nu (Oz) She'e'la'ke'e -
“Plant Medicines: Spiritual and Medicinal Values within Ceremony”
High Chief Oatzinu “Oz” She'e'la'ke'e' of the Lipahenne Tribe within the Southwestern US region is educated in a few indigenous American traditions since the age of 13, and has continued his education under revered elders. Oz is founder of the tribal owned Dja’a Thlenai Medicine Lodge for veterans and is highly respected within indigenous and non-native communities.
Indigenous Plant Medicine of the Southwest U.S. - Meso American Ceremonial use.
Discussing different types of plant medicines their spiritual and medicinal values within ceremonial context.
Takota Coen - Grass Roots Family Farm
"All the worlds problems can be solved in a garden: An Introduction to Permaculture."
In this engaging and thought provoking presentation Takota Coen of Grass Roots Family Farm will explain the concept and philosophy of Permaculture Design. Using his families 250 acre organic farm as a case study he show how “all of the worlds problems can be solved in a garden”. Throughout the presentation Takota will invite participants to reflect on our Western societies relationship to the natural world and how he believes it can be transformed through the ethical use of Permaculture Design, education, food, and celebration.
Takota was born, raised, and now helps steward Grass Roots Family Farm where his family has managed their 250 acres according to organic agricultural principles for 27 years.
In addition to farming, Takota is also the founder of Deep Roots Design where, through his experience and love for the land, he works to empower others with the tools and resources to design and implement resilient living systems that are earth restorative. He holds a Permaculture Design Certificate from The Permaculture Research Institute, a Holistic Management Certificate from (HMI) Holistic Management Org, and a Red Seal Certificate for Carpentry.
Note: Takota is also an affiliate with Permaculture Tools and will have a variety of premium quality hand tools on display and available for purchase.
Christopher & Helen Nyerges - www.christophernyerges.com “Foraging for Your Mind, Body, Heart, and Spirit”
Christopher and Helen Nyerges are passionate about the knowledge of plants, historical usage, cultural traditions, and how to integrate ancient practices into modern day life. They enjoy teaching people about nature and true survival.
Christopher will share about the how and the why of the path he took in his pursuit of “plant uses,” how botany opened the world to many related sciences, and how he conscientiously gathered plants for personal use and the market place. He will talk about plant families, the health benefit of wild edibles, how to identify, forage and use your local wild food, medicinal, and other useful plants.
Helen will share her personal experience and understanding in connecting with plant consciousness from her spiritual practices that involve plant collecting. She will share a few simple approaches she uses in communicating with plants.
Beverly Wein - Sage Traditions
"Herbal Healing: The Earth-Spirit Connection"
Bev is an Herbalist, Reflexologist and Integrative Chakra Therapist, through her practice Sage Traditions. Based in her country home and healing centre, Bev offers herbs, herbal remedies, private sessions and consultations, educational workshops, women’s and girls’ circles, and birth doula support. Her passions include spending time connecting with nature, growing and preparing food and herbs, and hanging out with her grandkids.
In this presentation, ‘Herbal Healing: The Earth-Spirit Connection’, you will meet some powerful herbal allies, and have opportunity to briefly connect with plant spirit as you open your awareness to one of the greatest gifts to mankind, whole plant medicine.Even in modern herbalism, with focus on the physical properties of an herb, the ancient plant spirit wisdom is often forgotten in our search for healing. To also embrace healing of our spirit through including plant spirit medicine, is to restore congruency with our true spirit nature!