"MY BODY AND THE EARTH ARE ONE"
FEATURING KEIRA BROWN & MARYSIA MIERNOWSKA
ABOUT KEIRA. Keira Wetherup Brown is a writer, wellness coach, and mother of two daughters. A Masters of Counselling and Psychology student, Keira’s life work is to empower women on their journey to transform, heal, and remember their soul’s purpose. She integrates mindfulness into her coaching practice using a narrative approach to help her clients uncover their inner wisdom. Steeped in the wisdom of the divine feminine, Keira passionately advocates for pelvic health awareness. You can find her creatively exploring all things magical on The Gossamer Path and sharing pelvic floor knowledge on Sacral Healing.
OUR HERSTORY. I met Keira, the white witch behind The Gossamer Pat, after she had begun her journey into the feminine. We talked Goddess archetypes and I found her so much like Goddess Sita, who cries tears for the Earth and hold compassion for all. She has gentle Mother Earth energy, and she met The Mother through healing her own body through a physical mother wound, pelvic organ prolapse. In sickness, we heal, and Keira and I are going to talk about physical and soul healing,
coming out of the broom closet- specifically for Keira as a "suburban witch." We'll talk finding the mystical in the mundane, the journey of trauma, illness, & pain, speaking openly about illness & how the body speaks to us & invites us inside of ourselves. Plus, your questions.
ABOUT MARYSIA. Marysia Miernowska is an herbalist, witch, biodynamic gardener and Plant Spirit Medicine Practitioner trained in the Wise Woman Tradition of healing. She is the director of the California branch of The Gaia School of Healing and Earth Education and teaches apprenticeships in herbal medicine, plant shamanism and Earth magic. A multilingual and multicultural devotee of Pachamama, Marysia has traveled extensively studying earth wisdom and ancient healing practices from different cultures around the world. She has a background as a community organizer and brings grassroots activism into all aspects of her life. Marysia keeps her feet rooted by designing and tending to medicinal and sacred gardens using permaculture and biodynamic practices. She formulates herbal medicine, forages, and makes sacred plant botanicals under the label Flora Sagrada. She lives in Santa Monica, CA. with her daughter Flora, grows biodynamic herbs in Malibu, and teaches and holds ceremony in the greater LA area. She shares her passion for wellness of the Earth and her people with students, in the gardens she tends and in her writing. You can follow Marysia on instagram @thegaiaschoolofhealingca and on facebook by liking The Gaia School of Healing and Earth Education California Branch and visiting the school website: www.thegreenwoman.com and www.florasagrada.com
OUR HERSTORY. I have always been a little, well, green (jealous) of green witches. True green witches have a relationship with plants that I have never had access to. The plants sing to them, talk to them, the wise women who work with these plants can feel their vibrations & intuitively know how to use them to heal & nurture them in return. I'm attracted to what I don't know, and so I'm in awe of the Green Witch. I would find myself on the Gaia School of Healing's site, in love with the message, in adoration of their connection to Gaia. One day I received a beautiful email from Marysia Miernowska, the director of the Californian branch of The Gaia School of Healing & Earth Education, & we shared an instant connection. She has a mother earth nurturing loving energy for this planet, its people & her creatures. Witches, or wise women, have internal crystal balls, & we both saw us working together one day. This, my pretties, is just the beginning. We'll talk to Marysia about herstory, women's connection to the earth, her sacred work, earth wisdom tutelage, earth magic & shamanism, how we can work with herbs for healing, & how we in turn can heal the earth. Plus, your questions.