9:00 AM09:00

Great Lakes Herb Faire Intensive


Intensive Option 1- Traditional Indigenous Ceremony with Sacred Plants
 With Panoka Walker, Schantell Puameole Taylor, Diana Quinn Inlak’ech, and
Adela ‘Noble Snow’ Nieves Martinez

Join us in sharing Indigenous practices with traditional sacred herbs in ceremonial space. We will be in deep reverence and relationship with plant spirit allies and each other, restoring our sense of interconnection and belonging.
In this four-hour experiential workshop, we will be sharing from several Indigenous traditions, how to be in practice with herbs that are used for healing ceremonies, as spiritual medicine, and therapy for the soul.
We will discuss the function of ceremony in healing practice, the properties/medicine of select herbal allies, and the relationship with Indigenous healing techniques. We will also create our own small ceremony and be in direct practice with the herbs.

Space is limited, so register in advance.

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9:00 AM09:00

Decolonizing Ancestry: Healing Intensive for BIPOC

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This full-day intensive is offered by and for people of color to explore ancestral healing through the lens of decolonization and liberation. We acknowledge that transgenerational wounds cannot be separated from the cultural and historical traumas that our ancestors faced, and healing our lineages includes reclaiming the beauty and brilliance that is our birthright. We’ll apply the framework of Emergent Strategy social justice theory and praxis in our approach to ancestral healing.

Our time together will include: technologies for neurodecolonization, politicized somatic practices, engaging ritual and spirituality in ancestral lineage work. Through somatic embodiment, we will focus on:
- Decentering settler perspectives and confronting white bias/privilege in tracing genealogy and genetic lineage
- Untangling multiple racial identities in our lineage
- Healing internalized racism through attunement with our well ancestors
- Containment and healing of difficult ancestors, dysfunctional family patterns
- Compassion and gentleness with ourselves in confronting cultural, historical, transgenerational trauma
- Reclamation of ancestral practices for individual and community care
- Ritual and traditional healing techniques to move and clear energy

$75-$100 sliding scale.
LUNCH is included! Scholarships available.

To contribute to scholarships, click link

This event is facilitated by:

Diana (she/her) I am a queer, cis-female second generation Xicana, of indigenous Mexican heritage mestizo/mixed with settler European heritage, residing and working on Anishinaabe territory in Southeast Michigan. I offer ritual and ceremony facilitation, traditional/intuitive energy work, and naturopathic consultation with a politicized framework.

Joy (she/her) I am a Black, queer, kinky, cis-female. I'm a psychologist, yoga instructor, and energy work practitioner. Practicing from an intersectional feminist framework I center unapologetic and radical self-actualization, expression, and empowerment.

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6:00 PM18:00

World Water Day: Water Blessing


This is a Call to Action for engaging in political and spiritual activism on behalf of the waters of the planet. Join us for a FREE live call with a simple water blessing ritual. Details and instructions for calling in will be emailed to participants closer to the time of the event.

when: 3/22/19 6 pm EST, where: call in from wherever you are! Click here to register

I invite you to donate even a small offering to organizations working on behalf of water protection and environmental justice:

East Michigan Environmental Action Council

West Michigan Environmental Action Council

Clean Water Action

Anishnaabek Camp, Michigan Water Protectors

United Way Flint Water Fund

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Intro to Practical Magic


Magic and the metaphysical arts have long been a strategy for spiritual grounding, consciousness expansion and resistance of oppression for radical folk. In this practical and hands-on series we’ll explore fundamentals of working with energy and mystical arts from a feminist, anti-oppression perspective. These tools are supportive for highly sensitive and empathic people and those seeking to ground their activism in spiritual practice.

We will cover:

  • energetic boundaries, clearing and grounding

  • building access to intuition

  • fundamentals of ritual

  • working with the power of intention

  • tools of divination

  • herbology and potions

  • working with planetary and lunar cycles

Classes will be held on five Thursdays from 6:30-8 pm February 21-March 21

This event is hosted by Gemini Rising, sister organization to Integrative Empowerment Group

122 S. Main St, Suite 290 in Ann Arbor, MI

Facilitated by Diana Quinn Inlak’ech ND, curandera and naturopathic doctor with over 20 years of experience working with the healing and magical arts

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6:30 PM18:30

Ancestral Healing: Creating an Ancestral Practice

Who are your people? If you long for connection with your ancestral roots, healing for your lineage, and to be in right relationship with the past and future of your family (blood and chosen), join us for an exploration of creating ancestral practice. Centered around contemplative practices and ritual, you will receive a grounded foundation for building a bridge to honor and heal those who have come before.

The physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual malaise that we are living with have a root in inherited ancestral patterns. Doing ancestral healing work is integral to shifting our course of planetary harm, and is not only transformative for individuals and the collective but a form of social justice activism.

This event is suitable for anyone who has a calling to participate in planetary healing through ancestral lineage repair, whether your ancestors are known or not, beginning right where you are. 


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3:30 PM15:30

Embodied Liberation: A Group for Women and Gender-Expansive People of Color

In this 4 week group, we will journey through a process of transformation and liberation from systems of oppression through collective community care. Using techniques such as breath work, somatic embodiment practices, sound therapy, yoga, and meditation, we will empower ourselves with tools of not only resistance but of empowerment and freedom.

Tuesdays from 3:30-5 pm

September 11, 18, 25 and October 2
Facilitated by Diana Quinn, ND & Joy Saniyah, PH.D, RYT-200
For more information and to register email:

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7:15 PM19:15

Lost Connections Book Club



Join us for a book group discussion of LOST CONNECTIONS by New York Times best-selling author Johann Hari. In this book Hari explores the underlying basis of anxiety and depression. Through interviews with experts in medicine and neuroscience, conversation with diverse communities, and thorough journalistic research, Hari concludes there are nine causes of depression - all related to disconnection - and lays out possible paths for solutions. 

We will meet four times during the summer:
Thursday May 24th Part I read to page 55
Thursday June 21st Part II read to page 155
Wednesday July 18th Part III read the rest of the book
Thursday August 23rd Synthesis and wrap up
We will meet from 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM

Location: Ann Arbor District Library, downtown branch

Book club participants are invited to purchase books through local independent community bookstore BOOKBOUND, who has generously offered a 20% discount for book club members.
1729 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor
(734) 369-4345


What really causes depression and anxiety – and how can we really solve them?

New York Times best-selling author Johann Hari suffered from depression since he was a child, and started taking anti-depressants when he was a teenager. He was told that his problems were caused by a chemical imbalance in his brain. As an adult, trained in the social sciences, he began to investigate whether this was true – and he learned that almost everything we have been told about depression and anxiety is wrong. 

On a 40,000-mile journey across the world, Hari found social scientists who were uncovering evidence that depression and anxiety are not caused by a chemical imbalance in our brains. In fact, they are largely caused by key problems with the way we live today. Hari´s journey took him from a mind- blowing series of experiments in Baltimore, to an Amish community in Indiana, to an uprising in Berlin. They taught him a radically different story about why so many of us are in deep pain – and how we can find our way back.

Once he had uncovered nine real causes of depression and anxiety, they led him to scientists who are discovering seven very different solutions – ones that work. 

LOST CONNECTIONS is an epic journey that will change how we think about one of the biggest crises in our culture today.

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12:45 PM12:45

Latinx Healing from Colonialism at Allied Media Conference

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Latinx are a powerful community with many names and a shared history of colonial violence. We will anchor ourselves individually and collectively to address topics of healing from colonialism. Colonialist systems of oppression have a neurobiological effect on our bodies and in this session will ground our exploration of healing ourselves through somatic practices. The intended outcome of this session is for participants to gain connections, practices, and a community to continue healing.

Allied Media Conference website & registration

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6:30 PM18:30

Beltane Ritual Gathering


May 1st, or May Day, has a long history in worker's rights movements as well having very ancient roots in pagan traditions as a halfway point between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. Join us as we gather to honor resistance, fortify resilience and share resonance with a Beltane ritual. Sliding scale $15-25 per person. 

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7:00 PM19:00

Day of the Dead Ritual


In many traditions, the time period between October 31st and November 2nd is recognized for being a time when the veil is thin between the living and the dead, and our Beloved Dead are more accessible to commune with. In truth, the dead are never gone, but this cross-quarter point in the year between the Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice is a potent moment for honoring the ancestors. 

Join us for an evening of ancestor ritual, to honor and celebrate our ancestry.  

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7:00 PM19:00

Autumn Equinox Vibrational Healing Circle

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The Autumn Equinox marks the point in the year when the Equator passes the center of the Sun, and day and night are of equal length. Traditionally in the Northern Hemisphere the Autumn Equinox is celebrated as a time of harvest, reaping the rewards of the seeds we have sown in the growing season, and preparing the earth for dormancy. 

Join us for an Autumn Equinox ritual with vibrational healing circle, to assist you in releasing outdated patterns, reclaiming your sacred ground and allowing your essential medicine to come through.

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12:00 PM12:00

Epigenetics, Ancestors & Revolutionary Self-Care

Trauma experienced by our parents and grandparents -- including abuse, wartime experiences, racial and gender-based oppression, poverty, and addiction -- can change our genetic expression through inherited trauma patterns. These patterns directly contribute to the recurring issues many of us experience, such as chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, and blocks around creativity, money or relationships.

Epigenetic science is now validating what shamanic traditions have known for thousands of years. Epigenetic research has revealed that simple lifestyle and vibrational healing techniques enable us to 'turn off' gene expressions associated with dis-ease states and turn ON gene expressions that create better health and greater well-being. These scientifically proven techniques are quite simple and take very little time to perform on a regular basis.

Shamanic cultures have long understood that honoring the ancestors is a major key to our own health and happiness. When we clear trauma from our hearts, minds, and bodies, we are also healing our ancestral lineage - as well as clearing negative genetic patterning that would otherwise affect our children and future generations! 

In this multidimensional interactive workshop, you will:

- Gain a new perspective on leading-edge science and vibrational healing modalities.

- Practice specific techniques to change your own genetic expression to improve your health, reduce disease risk, and experience more energy, wellbeing and inner peace.

- Learn simple ways of communicating with helpful ancestors to clear personal and ancestral trauma.

- Understand what ancient wisdom traditions say about our evolving experience of time and why quantum healing techniques are so powerful at this time.

- Take part in the healing revolution on the planet!

Registration fee $60

To reserve your space, call (248) 548-1415 or visit 

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7:00 PM19:00

Ancestral Healing Workshop with Diana Quinn ND & DK Brainard

We are living in times of intense cultural change and opportunity for releasing outdated modes that no longer serve us. A crucial element in this transformation is the acknowledgment and healing of ancestral and collective trauma, loosening the hold that old patterns have on our current lives to allow the emergence of new systems.

Trauma experienced by our ancestors -- including abuse, wartime experiences, racial and gender-based oppression, poverty, and addiction -- can change our genetic expression through inherited trauma patterns. These patterns continue to affect the structure of modern life and contribute to the societal, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues affecting us today. We who seek to transform society toward a greater inclusion, equality, social justice, environmental stewardship and life in harmony with nature, are turning to ancient healing practices to help shift these trauma patterns.

Traditional cultures have long understood that honoring the ancestors is a major key to our own health and happiness. When we clear trauma from our hearts, minds, and bodies, we are also healing our ancestral lineage - as well as clearing negative genetic patterning that would otherwise affect our children and future generations!

In this workshop, you will:
- Explore ancestral and self-healing techniques to improve personal and societal well-being
- Experience simple ways to reopen communication with helpful ancestors
- Participate in an ancestral healing ritual with the intention of clearing trauma patterns linked to personal and collective systems of oppression
- Take part in the healing revolution on the planet!

Pre-registration is required to reserve a space, $30 per person. For more information contact

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