46 - Roots to Realization: A Journey of Healing and Harmony with Yaya Erin Rivera

In this deeply engaging episode, Mariah hosts Yaya Erin Rivera for a transformative conversation on spirituality, the journey of self-discovery, and the power of plant medicine. Yaya shares her inspiring story, from her roots in a Connecticut tree farm, embracing her Taino and Irish heritage, to her profound connection with sacred plant medicines and her commitment to stewardship of the land. The dialogue explores themes of personal and collective healing, the importance of ancestral wisdom, and the transformative potential of embracing our cyclical nature and the teachings of the Earth. Mariah and Yaya delve into the challenges and gifts of embodying our truth in modern times, highlighting the necessity of community, the art of co-creation with nature, and the journey towards wholeness and service.


Yaya Erin Rivera is a bicultural Folk Medicine Practitioner specializing in sacred plant medicines for creativity, communication, right relationship and liberation. Best known through her work as Creative Director of Active Culture Family & Escuela del Río Cósmico, Yaya walks a path of stewardship and service to Atabey/ Itiba Cahubaba ( Mother Nature, Mother Earth, Gaia) through her roles as a mother, artist, knower of plants, and guest steward of Río Cósmico, a unique 4 season homestead nestled in the foothills of the Cuyumaca mountains.

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Yaya Erin Rivera | Escuela del Río Cósmico |  @medicinariocosmico | Youtube Rio Cosmico 

Mariah Gannessa | @mariahgannessa


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