In our ongoing Brujeria Class Series, Lou Florez (Awo Ifadunsin Sangobiyi) and Napaquetzalli will share magic and rituals to attract, enhance, and heal the love and partnerships in our lives.
These classes share in depth wisdom from our diverse spiritual practices blending Mexican folk magic/brujeria and Southern rootwork/conjure. We explore topics such as candle work, magical uses of plants and oils, sacred baths and washes, and much more. We learn how to effectively utilize these ancestral tools to direct our intentions and manifest our desires.
Our traditional magical practices are filled with wild and juicy ways to increase our love vibration and draw that energy towards us!
*photo by Kayla Jones
About the teachers:
Lou Florez (Awo Ifadunsin Sangobiyi) is an internationally known spirit worker, medicine maker, priest, activist, and artist who has studied with indigenous communities and elders throughout the globe. He is trained and experiences in hoodoo/Southern conjure, curanderismo/Mexican folk magic, as well as Paganism and European Witchcraft. He serves as Awo/High Priest of IFA for the Ile Ori Oakland temple. Lou grounds his teachings and practice in the idea that connectedness to ourselves and our physical, emotional, spiritual, and environmental landscapes is a fundamental necessity for any long lasting change to occur. He holds that through creating these living, dynamic relationships we become conscious of the inherent power available to us in every second of our lives.
Napaquetzalli is a queer Xicana/Indigenous herbalist and healer. Napa has studied both traditional Mexican curanderismo as well as clinical Western herbalism, with a passion for creating accessible and culturally relevant herbal medicine for the community. Napa is a co-founder of Curanderas Sin Fronteras, a collective that provides spiritual and herbal support for the Bay Area Latinx community and also works as an herbalist at the Scarlet Sage Herb Co. in SF Mission District. Their practice is rooted in helping others reconnect to ancestral and intuitive knowledge, as well as decolonizing our relationships to the earth, our bodies, and each other.
Events cancellation policy:
Out of respect for our teachers, we kindly ask you to cancel at least 24 hours in advance, as the seating for our classes is very limited. If you should have to cancel your registration, notification in writing should be sent by email. Please make sure you state your name and the name of the class in your email.
- An event credit in the amount of the original purchase price will be issued for cancellations received 24 hours prior to the start of the event. Please contact us by email to register for another class of your choice. Event credit is available for a period of six months - according to availability.
- No event credit will be issued for cancellations received within 24 hours of the event, nor failure to attend.
Our Wellness Space and School of Traditional Healing Arts is located below Scarlet Sage, and is not ADA compliant; you will need to walk down 15 stairs to access the classroom and the Wellness Space. Please let us know if you need help walking into the space. We apologize for the inconvenience.