Christina Sanchez Herbalist, Rock Climber, Hairdresser
Photo Credit: Martha Weir Creative
The first time Christina came to the desert it was to ring in the new year at Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown. She connected with some musicians who introduced her to various aspects of the desert, including the national park and Christina began splitting her time between Orange County, CA and the desert. During the transition, she also took up rock-climbing and has met and been trained by some of the most experienced and best climbers in the business. In this episode Christina also talks about her desert dating experiences and a side of the desert community she was surprised to bear witness to and how being alone in the desert has helped her with setting some personal boundaries.
Her love of desert plants and their medicinal value lead her to create 'Every Leaf Speaks'. Christina studied at The Gaia School of Healing & Earth Education and is in her second year of learning at Green Wisdom Herbal Studies, which is rooted in the Wise WOMBan Tradition. Christina recently began teaching classes on medicine making her in the Morongo Basin.
We end the episode with a lovely poem by one of Christina's inspirations, Susun Weed.