Joy as a spiritual practice - Using African Spirituality and Astrology with Karen M. Rose
An interactive circle exploring Joy and its daily maintenance in our live alongside revolution and brokenness. We will examine the dynamic of Joy and brokenness through the archetype of Oya and Oshun goddess in the African Yoruba pantheon. We will parallel these to and current astrological happenings, and make the medicine that support both of these energies.
Trained in Eastern and Western Herbal Medicine, Master Herbalist, Karen Rose created an outlet for her teachings and healing modalities with the opening of Brooklyn-based Sacred Vibes Healing and Sacred Vibes Apothecary in 2009. Her inspiration for this work began as a child in her native home of Guyana, where she was exposed to how African, Caribbean and Latin American traditions profoundly influenced plant medicine and community healing. The legacy of these lands is the foundation of Karen’s spiritual and healing practice. She has developed authentic and enlightening materials as well as an extensive line of herbal products, all of which are available through the apothecary, apprenticeship classes and mentoring programs.
A strong advocate of community partnerships in healing, she believes that all spiritual traditions offer guidance on the path to finding the truth, and she has authored articles on the power and simplicity of herbs used to heal and nourish mind, body, and spirit.
Karen and her work have been featured in a variety of media outlets, including on The FEED, featuring culinary celebrity Marcus Samuelsson, the New York Times, Black Enterprise Magazine, Organic Life, and the New York Daily News. Aside from her dedication to healing, she is dedicated to empowering individuals to make informed decisions about their wholeness.
Karen is also a devoted mother of three, who she proudly believes are her best apprentices.