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  • Offering activated, handcrafted ritual and ceremonial artifacts such as talismans, amulets, pendulums, ceremonial jewelry, power totem sculptures and shamanic ritual wands.

  • Botanicals such as Anointing Oils, Spiritual Waters, Protection Spritzers, Smoke Bundles and Flower Essences.

  • In-person offerings such as Limpias (Shamanic Cleanse) Shamanic Reiki, BioForest Restore (Forest Therapy), Plant Ally Workshops and Medicinal Tree ID Walks.

@yaninasalernodesigns

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MISSION

To uplift and inspire humanity by providing enriching learning and reconnecting opportunities in nature as well as cultivating healing and joy by creating and offering homegrown, handcrafted high-vibrational products and services. 

 

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.

Yanina offers both indoor and outdoor healing and wellness options through Activated Earth Healing and Wellness:

  • Through BioForest Restore- a guided forest experience, Yanina’s mission is to facilitate, support and help strengthen relationship development between human and nature consciousness by offering experiential teachings of traditional earth-honoring practices.

  • Limpias (Shamanic Cleanse) sessions. A Limpia is a spiritual/energetic cleansing folk/traditional medicine modality used to cleanse the physical, mental and energetic body of dense energy sometimes labeled as negative energy. A Limpia can balance and upgrade your energetic field and bring a sense of ease, rejuvenation, sovereignty, and clarity. It is known to assist with emotional imbalances, loss of identity, addictions, anger, phobias, and fears. It is a powerful health modality for healing spiritual illness and trauma and can help with physical health problems as well.

  • Yanina Salerno Designs ritual and ceremonial pieces. These artifacts are co-created, spirit-led sentient objects that serve as medicine pieces- an embodiment of non-physical primal energies. They serve to uplift our spirit and renew our mystical connection to nature as well as help us connect to Source.

  • Terra Bella Botanicals herbal plant medicine collection to support her clients by offering power plant medicine concoctions that enhance and amplify the healing work done in person.

 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT​

My creative process begins with radical embodied awareness and deep contemplation to allow inspiration and energy to flow. My work is spirit-led and I am simply a "hollow bone" taking action to intuitively and organically construct the object or offering. With this free-form approach to creating, I am able to remain unfettered from self-limiting perceptions and to expand into limitless possibilities in my creative process. My work is inspired by my innate longing to explore and navigate the ebb and flow of the part of the human condition where our shadows lie while being held in the sacred womb that is our Earth Mother. Pondering the soft and delicate tendrils of our psyche through creative expression and representation of suffering, surrendering, ritual and awakening.

 

 

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Originally from Montevideo, Uruguay, Yanina is a mother/daughter/sister, transdisciplinary artist, curandera, environmental educator and the founder of BioForest Restore™. Yanina is a Certified 200 hour North Carolina Environmental Educator. She is a certified 200 hour Sivananda Yoga and Meditation teacher, is currently a 1000 hour apprentice in Plant Medicine through Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, is a Reiki Practitioner Level 1 and 2 and is a Shamanic Arts apprentice. 


Yanina values sacred reciprocity with nature, the universe, and all living beings and is passionate about sharing that message. She creates Medicine Wheel Gardens to restore native plant species as well as traditional ecological knowledge and practices. Yanina created and manages the Certified Pollinator Transcultural Medicine Wheel Garden at Hominy Creek Greenway in West Asheville, NC. Yanina currently resides in the ancient mountains of Asheville, North Carolina where she guides Forest Experiences, Medicinal Tree ID Walks and Plant Ally workshops among other heart-centered offerings.