Yanawana Herbolarios is a woman led and Indigenous founded organization. Not collectively affiliated with any specific nation, our team members come from ancestries such as Chichimeca, Cherokee, Eastern Creek, Navajo, and Lumbee. We established ourselves in January of 2016 to meet unaddressed needs in the areas of healthcare and preparedness in the underserved communities of Bexar (and surrounding) Counties, with a special focus on black, indigenous, and POC communities. Yanawana Herbolarios strives to reclaim our inherent sacred connection to live in agreement with the land. Each of our actions is in service to this cause, therefore we put all of our collective intentions towards facilitating a resurgence of daily partnership and intimate relationship with the land. We share our experiences with our relations to walk hand in hand on this journey; reconnecting communities through gardening, foraging, medicine making, health, clean water, and fellowship. In everything we do, we connect back to grandmother earth. Our Mission is to share, preserve, and honor cultural knowledge of the land and make it universally accessible as a means to empower and revive the practice of holistic living, medical botanical usage, water and land stewardship, and coming together as a community in times of need. Our goals: To serve the communities we work in with respect, humility, compassion, empathy, and competence. To create mobile botanical healthcare clinics for the underserved, uninsured, and underinsured members of the Wilson and Bexar County communities. To provide free education on topics that empower and provide a foundation in self-sufficiency for the communities of Wilson and Bexar County. To provide post-disaster integrative first aid assistance to underserved communities locally and nationally. To preserve, expound on, and share plant information of the botanicals native to the communities we serve. To work synergistically with other community organizations (in particular grassroots organizations), locally and nationally, for the betterment of the communities we serve. Our programs: Yanawana Herbolarios offers accessible healthcare, educational programming, and post-disaster relief to the communities we serve in the form of integrative clinics, wellness and sustainability workshops, and post-disaster healthcare. Our free mobile integrative botanical healthcare clinics incorporate alternative healing modalities such as clinical herbalism, massage therapy, and nutrition. During their visit, clients will be seen by a Lead Clinician who will formulate a wellness plan with them. Depending on the client’s needs a wellness plan may include one or more of the following: referral to higher definitive care, bodywork services, nutritional counseling, and/or allopathic or alternative services; custom botanical medicine formulas to address the issue(s); lifestyle recommendations, and client education. Yanawana Herbolarios presents workshops on a variety of topics including gardening and permaculture, nutrition and food preservation, botany and wildcrafting, botanical medicine making, and survival skills. We partner with other community organizations to bring these educational opportunities to the community. It is our goal to help the communities we serve re-establish communication and relationship with the land in ways that will provide community sustainability and health.
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