Seattle Intensive Summer 2017(1)

Summer Intensive Folk and Herbal Medicine Series
Ninunong Gamot
Philippine Ancestral Medicine

Join Angela Angel for a 4-part class series focusing on deepening our work with ancestral medicine. Classes include working on our physical and energetic body systems with:

-Philippine Herbal Medicine Medicinal Foods and Healthy Traditional Cooking
-Ancestral Healing and Creating Our Personal Practices for Wellness
-Hilot (Massage and Chiropractic Care)

SAT. 7/29, SUN 7/30, SUN 8/6 SAT 8/5 (OPTIONAL FIELDTRIP) 11:00 AM- 5:30 PM EACH/DAY

EXCHANGE: $350 $100 deposit due by JULY 2, 2017 open to all persons, space limited.

Class will be conducted at various locations- info will be given once you register.




8 Week Folk and Herbal Medicine Series

This series will focus on deepening our work with ancestral medicine.  Classes include working on our physical and energetic body systems with:

  • Philippine Herbal Medicine
  • Medicinal Foods and Healthy Traditional Cooking
  • Ancestral Healing and Creating Personal Practices for Wellness
  • Hilot (Massage and Chiropractic Care)
7 Sundays and 1 Saturday Fieldtrip
SUN- April 23, First Class, 11am – 5pm
SUN- April 30, 1pm – 4pm
SUN- May 14, 1pm – 4pm
SUN- May 21, 1pm – 4pm
SUN- May 28, 1pm – 4pm
SUN- June 4, Fieldtrip- FULL DAY (location TBA)
SUN- June 18, 1pm – 4pm
SUN- June 25, 1pm – 4pm

LOCATION: Ancestral Apothecary
3798 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Cost: $400 – $444 sliding scale,                                                                                                                                                                                         $100 deposit due by April 4, 2017 to save your space in the course.



When we break things down simply in the matters of energy and frequency we are able to find comfort and understand that when relationships “leave” us it is not because anything is wrong with us- it is simply because the vibrations no longer serve us or never matched in the first place. This is the same case with all match-making processes- jobs, roommates, business partners, collaborations, collectives, a new city, a new home, old boos, old friends. THE UNIVERSE ALWAYS HAS OUR BACK. THIS IS LAW, simply. The moments when things feel uncertain and frustrating comes from a lag effect of our abilities to continue to TRUST AND STAY OPEN. And in those moments we are caught up in our questioning, in our grief, in our loss, in our transitions– know that this is the universe’s ways of training us to TRUST MORE and simply get out of our own ways.

I am remembering moments of self-blame, ladder-climbing for the sake of family honor and the basic need to take care of self each day. Indeed we still have great agency over our debts, over our worries, over our futurepresents- WE ARE larger than all of these oppressives… but it is important to remember we live in a moment where so much of our daily strife was created in large part by systemic greed, gluttony, power.. aka imperialism– much of which the violent truth of it has barely been told. let’s be gentle with how we approach tackling this death, this transition on all tiny and epic scales, especially with ourselves. Each breath we take in this pivotal moment, we give back to what was taken from our true cooperative legacies. Seed by seed, we birth a new world. #ofthisearth

As a spiritual teacher I am very aware that this is very much an age of false teachers.
There are so many people who know the words but do not live them, yet they attract the public with their charisma, and set themselves up as spiritual teachers.
Not a good idea!
Once you connect with this type of spiritual teacher you are connected with their energy and all they live and express; their errors and pain can become yours, as their words will carry false energy.
I find that so many people are gullible, easily led astray, easily giving away their power.

The false teachers take it, true teachers never do.

A true spiritual teacher always empowers the people, they never take their power away or make false promises.
There is nothing quite so inspiring as seeing people you are teaching completely transform their lives, their health, and themselves.
It is all about living the Truths you teach.
Only if the teacher has the consciousness of inner growth themselves can they transfer it.
Words are no more than the carriers of energy.
And whatever the teachers energy is, is conveyed to the participants.

Be aware and discerning!

All in all, the true spiritual teacher will be about Love.
Love is the Power of Creation, which is why you are constantly and consciously . . . choosing Love!
-Michael Roads

Recently I decided that whenever I meet someone, I should introduce myself as “Water.” Think of it: our brains are about 90 percent water, our bodies about 68 percent. Not even Waterman, simply Water: it makes people curious, they say, “pardon?” and I say again “Water.”
This immediately starts a conversation and creates an awareness about it. This new name conveys my deep concern about water.[1]

—Ulay, Brooklyn Rail Interview, May 2011

when you meet that person. a person. one of your soulmates. let the connection. relationship be what it is. it may be five mins. five hours. five days. five months. five years. a lifetime. let it manifest itself, the way it is meant to. it has an organic destiny. this way if it stays or if it leaves, you will be softer from having been loved this authentically. souls come into, return, open, and sweep through your life for a myriad of reasons, let them be who and what they are meant.
― Nayyirah Waheed