About

Thank you for visiting the School for the Ecocene!


ABOUT OUR SCHOOL:


Meet our elder & e.i.m. instructor: Olivia Chumacero

Dedicated to your Inner Nature…

…that which comes natural to us all/Listen quietly to what it tells you/Live with it away from everything & everyone/Be patient/Give it time/Nurture it  in you everyday/though it may be the challenge of all challenges/Understand it like a child swallowing every gulp/Eyes gorged in curiosity/Gently let it deflower your life/through pain/through love/Allow these words to exude from your blood memory because anger and fear stunts the spirit/limits the breath of road needed to travel in the way of Nature/Do not stray/Do not live distance from your Inner Nature/the heart congeals runs cold/Cradle your Inner Nature/ Laugh without restrain so one day you may dance into your death song/ Thankful of the dandelion seed floating to nowhere/Thankful of a mother’s breath immersed in childbirthing-pain/

Contemplate in gratitude  while dreaming awake/Because/It takes a lifetime to know Yourself


-O.C.


Connect with Olivia Chumacero’s indigenous philosophy and poetry here, & learn more about her virtual class called everything is medicine, or e.i.m., here.

Co-Founder for the School & Textbook Author Sarita Doe

The School for the Ecocene began as Sarita Doe’s DIY PhD Dissertation, and is now expanding to include programming from more teachers of the Earth.

Born in 1983 on Houma lands to Celtic, Cajun and Bolivian Ancestors, Sarita Doe creates paintings, habitat, curricula and collaborative cultural works for the Ecocene. She graduated from the School for the Ecocene with a PhD for Pachamama and published her Dissertation, Textbook for the Ecocene, in 2020. Connect with Sarita Doe and learn more about her paintings + collaborative projects at roomportraits.com and on Instagram at @saritadoe.

Thank you to all of the students and collaborators for making this work possible.

Meet our T.A.s - Transformational Alchemists &
Year 2 DIY PhD Candidates

Kaaturan Lyn Pacificar

mbgenerator

Joy Angela Anderson

Katuuran Lyn Pacificar (Katuuran=”One who speaks Truth” Visayan Priestess and Shaman) is the CEO of Herbalaria, an Ancestral roots family company connecting community to Indigenous traditions through the art of Filipino plant and energy medicine. Her passions and purpose are intertwined with being a blessed mother & wife, lineage traditional healer, herbalist, culture bearer, artist, author, conservationist, urban horticulturist, and champion of Mama Guava medicine. 

 

Currently, Katuuran Lyn Pacificar is writing several books and co-authored two best-selling books (Awakening Starseeds and In Her Purpose), creating an oracle deck to promote nature conservation efforts, and is a Transformational Alchemist of the School for the Ecocene DIY Ph.D. Program.  

 

She is a certified Reiki Master of Usui Holy Fire Reiki Lineage, member of the Society for Shamanic Practice, and currently lives on Tongva Land in East Hollywood, California, with her family.  

 

Website:  www.herbalaria.com  

Contact: info@herbalaria.com

 

IG @iamherbalaria

mbgenerator grows soil, food, medicine and community with radical acceptance and love. Our transformational alchemy cultivates resilient, reciprocal communities of care and support in relationship with the land we inhabit.

Joy Angela Anderson (Alegria) is a curator, movement/yoga/meditation facilitator and artist/educator from East L.A. She integrates dance, yoga, somatics and plant medicines as a healing, creative, meditative and regenerative practice for mental health and wellness.

 

As a Chicana, native of East L.A., Chicanx art and culture informed her social and political consciousness. Her background in arts, culture, performance and activism lead her to receive a BA in “World Arts and Cultures” from UCLA School of Arts and Architecture and a Master’s degree in “Art/Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere” from USC Roski School of Fine Arts in 2011.

 

After a career as a museum-gallery educator and public programs coordinator, working at several Los Angeles Contemporary art museums and artist/activist-run spaces, Joy’s devotion to healing arts and dance for mental health, lead her to work independently as a curator, dance/movement facilitator, yoga teacher, raw vegan artisan-chef and entrepreneur. Joy is grateful for the opportunity to offer healing arts practices in collaboration to co-create sacred and supportive space and as a practice towards de-colonization in me.