I have had the pleasure to dive into deep plant learning through meditation and the power of community, to collectively engage in the journey of discovering the fundamentals of herbalism with James Keskimaki of Ojas Naturals. James has brought his many years of knowledge and practice to share with students and community members in a comfortable, supportive, encouraging and fun atmosphere. His teaching style is very welcoming to those new to herbalism or those who simply want to learn the basics about practical plant medicines. Exploring ethically harvested plants from our local bioregion has been very enriching to my daily life and has enlivened everything from walking through my neighborhood to hiking through the woods - I'm looking at the world through a plant magic lens! James truly cares about his practice, those he shares his wisdom with and the world in which we live, and it is a joy to be in community with him and our powerful plant ally learning group. I highly regard and recommend learning with James.
I began working with James in 2022 after joining his Native Plant Immersion course, where James guided us in the subtle art of plant meditation & communication. This course was absolutely life changing for me, opening up my intuition and helping me form deep relationships with the plants we worked with. He holds gentle and open space, allowing for the deep messages of the plants to come through for each person.
James is a gifted medicine maker as well as facilitator- much of his medicine is made from wildcrafted, or his own homegrown herbs- you can feel care, love and intention live in each step in the process. - Martha