Practitioners

James is a yoga ambassador, teacher trainer and community organizer who is passionate about bringing people together to celebrate, learn and connect. He has worked with organizations like YogiTunes, Lucidity Festival, Serenity Gathering, Beloved Festival and more. He is the founder of a yoga collaborative, Sac-Sierra Yoga Pass, that gives a drop-in class at over 40 studios from Sacramento to the Sierras. James enjoys collaborating and co-...
Edna Spennato - Synchronization Harmonics and Earth Heal Edna Spennato was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and grew up during the apartheid era, becaming a journalist and anti-apartheid activist as a student at Rhodes University in the early 80s. She moved to Cape Town to study Fine Art and worked as an artist for 10 years before setting off on a two-year ocean voyage on a home-made sailing boat. This was a transformational experience which re-connected her to her lifelong interest in...
Peter “Bigfoot” Busnack is not American Indian, as his nickname might suggest. He was born in Summit, New Jersey, and grew up fishing, hunting, and foraging in the woods near his home. In 1964 he came to Arizona and began to learn about the wild plants of the Sonoran Desert; one of his first teachers was a member of the Pima tribe. During the 60s and 70s Bigfoot worked as a carpenter and backpacked around the world during the summers. In July of 1976 Bigfoot made the solo foraging trek that...
Gretchen returns from Portland, Oregon to the Sierra Nevada Foothills to join the Auburn Naturopathic Medicine team. She graduated from the National College of Natural Medicine with a Masters of Science in Nutrition. Her past schooling took place in Santa Cruz, CA where she studied psychology, she received her bachelors in Elementary Education from UNR and has a foundational degree in Anthroposophy - the study of human wisdom - from the Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, CA. The synergy of...
C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.
Angie Trussell, BSN, RN is a Life Coach, Hypnotherapist, Aromatherapist and Reiki Master.  Angie’s journey to becoming a holistic healer began as a child. Suffering with migraine headaches and finding no solution through traditional medicine, she continued to develop more illness as she grew into adulthood. She chose a path in nursing and emergency medicine in an effort to gain knowledge about her illnesses and in an effort to help others who may be suffering from illnesses. After many years of...
Dr. John Fudens, HMC DVM PH is a Dr. of Classical Homeopathy. He started as conventional veterinarian and then added holistic therapies. John became dissatisfied with conventional medicine, so he gave back his veterinary licenses and became a homeopath. Now he cares for animals, children and adults with many holistic therapies, but mainly uses classical homeopathy. John has been in practice for 52 years, 36 years with homeopathy.  He trained for 500 hours with Louis Klein receiving his...
Petra Loewen is an aromatherapist, holistic nutrition health coach, shamanic practitioner and minister of the Circle of the Sacred Earth.  As a Reverend, she facilitates weddings and other rites of passages in New York City. She loves her dogs, gardening, growing her own food, sprouting, brewing kombucha and her backyard chicken. She writes about alternative healing modalities she uses such as meditation, sound healing, Ayurveda, Feng shui,  Traditional Chinese Medicine and organic food.  She...
Shanta Gabriel is an author and teacher, whose life is devoted to Bridging Heaven and Earth by alignment, immersion, and connection with the Archangels. She shares this work by facilitating and inviting people into a direct experience of Infinite Intelligence and Love. Called to move to Mount Shasta in Northern California in 2012, Shanta discovered that the sacred mountain is known as the retreat for Archangel Gabriel. The mystical presence of this great...
I’ve been an astrologer since 1996, studying planetary cycles & patterns. I’ve studied Spiritual, Intuitive and now Shamanic Astrology, which is where I feel I have found my home base. It integrates above, below & the connection between the two. Essentially, I’ve learned that the sky pattern matters (Above). Your time on Earth matters (Below). Your individual chart matters (You). You ARE the connection between Above & Below!