A transformative experience honoring the wisdom of the natural world. Deepen alignment of body, mind and spirit with the master cannabis plant through the practices of yoga, meditation and mindfulness. Learn tools to build relationships with plant medicine rooted in the ancient Shipibo shamanic lineage. Ceremonies are designed to model traditional approaches to plant communication and guide individuals to connect with the earth and their most authentic selves.
Rachael works for the plants – she lives in service to plant medicine with a focus on the cannabis master plant. Her practices start with the soil and closing loops. Viewing plants as the guru, she guides students towards deepening their relationship with cannabis plant spirit, using creative teaching techniques inspired by her plant studies with the Shipibo tribe Shamans of Peru. Classes infuse cannabis plant spirit medicine with mindfulness practices, Hatha yoga and pranayama.
A trail blazer in the eco-conscious movement, Rachael was awarded the first Cosmic Sister Plant Spirit Medicine Grant, a merit-based program that supports outstanding women, for research on Ayahuasca Psychedelic Therapy in the Peruvian Amazon. She actively promotes the Cosmic Sister message, to uplift females who strive for the rights of women, wildlife and wilderness.
Rachael’s passion for regenerative systems led her to assist in the development of the first campus permaculture garden at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she graduated from the Honors Commonwealth School with a Pre-Medicine Plant Biology degree. She spent over five years serving her community as the Education Program Manager at the Responsible Sex Education Institute of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, where she revolutionized the way schools implement sex education by developing new curricula through the lens of mindfulness.
Rachael earned her Mindfulness Educator Certification from the Greater Good Institute at UC Berkeley and her Yoga Certification from the Shambhava School of Yoga in 2010. She leads Women’s Red Tent Yoga Workshops, mindfulness meditations, Vinyasa flow yoga classes and is an active member of Volunteers of America. Rachael developed body awareness discipline at the age of four when she began dancing for the Ballet of Boston and is working towards a global sustainable transformation in the way cannabis is cultivated, embodied, consumed and legalized. She developed Ganjasana out of a need to heal her own body, and to take back the plants medicinal roots; she is proud to share the fruits of her deep insight with others.
The roots of Ganjasana evolved out of necessity from Rachael’s personal yoga practice and health issues. Diagnosed with a uterine tumor at the age of 23, she was left severely underweight, in extreme pain and in the hospital fed by IVs. She began cultivating the cleanest cannabis medicine without the use of harmful pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or other toxins, using no-till living organic soil. It was the unique combination of ingesting sustainably grown cannabis and practicing sacred yoga postures that nursed Rachael back to balance. Under the supervision of a naturopathic doctor, she approached her health through a whole body awareness and has tried and tested many cannabis genetic cultivars over the last five years to find the exact strains for overall well-being. Through her Ganjasana practice, Rachael has shrunk her tumor over 20mm, and is empowered to live her life to the fullest.
The roots of Ganjasana are inspired by the Shipibo Shaman teachings from the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. Rachael studies extensively with tribal shamans and has worked with many master plants including ayahuasca and cannabis.