Dr. Rocío Alarcón, an ethno-botanist with ancestral roots in the lineages of the curanderas of the Ecuadorian Andes, is a healer for our times. She has worked tirelessly for decades to preserve indigenous cultures and land both in the Amazon and in the Andean community where she grew up, under the tutelage of master healers. She has lovingly brought many modern seekers, as well as skeptics, into the fold of the healing traditions of her ancestors, teaching especially about our relationship with the world of divine forces.
Rocío’s grandmothers held intimate connections with the forces of nature, particularly the plants and the hummingbirds, whom they could call upon for the healing of their communities. Recently, Rocío has been bringing forth this ancestral heritage. She brings to her inherited knowledge a scientific understanding of the co-evolution of plants, animals, and ecosystems, as well as an understanding of healing based on modern neuroscience. She weaves this all together in her teachings on the healing power of the Plants and the Hummingbirds.