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About Us

Activated Earth's Mission is to uplift and inspire humanity by providing enriching experiential learning and reconnecting opportunities in nature as well as small-batch, high-vibrational products, services, experiences and workshops.

Guiding Principals

  • To spark curiosity and provide experiences in nature that serve to renew our spirit and our mystical connection to nature.

  • To uphold key concepts of best practices in environmental education and provide outdoor experiential learning for all.

  • To facilitate, support and strengthen relationship development between human and nature intelligence by hosting earth-honoring guided forest experiences.

Meet Yanina

Yanina is a first generation immigrant from Montevideo, Uruguay. She is a curandera, environmental educator, ceremonial artisan and the founder of Activated Earth and BioForest Restore™

Yanina values sacred reciprocity with nature, the universe, and all living beings and is passionate about sharing that message. She creates Medicine Wheel Pollinator Gardens to restore native plant species as well as traditional ecological knowledge and practices. Yanina currently resides in the ancient mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.

Teachings & Certifications

Shamanic Arts

•    200 hr. North Carolina Certified Environmental Educator- NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
•    Diploma in Forest Mgmt. Technology-Natural Resource Specialist
•    Tremont Institute- Naturalist Studies
•    1000 hr. Herbal Immersions Program- Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine
•    200 hr. Certified Sivananda Yoga & Meditation- Vastu School of Yoga
•    Reiki Level 1 and 2 Practitioner- North Carolina Reiki Training Center
•    Diploma in Professional Crafts- Metals
•    BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR Certified 2022

•    Curanderismo (Nahua and Mayan Traditional Medicine, Tonazhiua Holistic Center
•    Pampa Mesayoq Rites (Master of Nature Energies) don Wilbert Salas-Atasi, Q'ero lineage
•    Healing the Light Body- Alberto Villoldo lineage, taught by Theodore Tsavoussis
•    The Heart of the Healer Shamanic Mystery School- don Oscar Miro- Quesada

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