Founder of both Sunrhiza and Radicle Herb Shop, Sun Rhiza is a community herbalist and student of various herbal traditions from around the world. His influence on health and nutrition is deeply influenced by the holistic lifestyle approaches of Vitalist Herbalism, Ayurvedic, Eastern healing traditions and nutritional anthropology. The focus of his work is on integrating these teachings to form a comprehensive model for practicing herbal and nutritional healing. He bridges these traditions into a Vitalist philosophy that encompasses indigenous wisdom and practical herbalism.
Community herbalists are deeply immersed with the people and plants living within the local community and environment. Community herbalism is a heart-centered approach to healthcare and a grounded & humble practice in healing, connecting plants & people. Community herbalism is involved in healing practices that promote the health of all living systems through purposeful action and holistic education rooted in sacred wisdom.
our goals & aspirations
form and grow a community learning center and herb school in Brooklyn
to offer a space where community can come together for reciprocal support, to meet new people, form new bonds and share their stories through celebrations and events
to empower, educate & inspire individuals through holistic educational programs
to cultivate ecological, food, and social systems that are regenerative
to promote healing of the Earth
At Sunrhiza, we envision a community of peace, happiness and vibrant health where people live in harmony with each other, and a community that honors our intrinsic interconnectedness with the wholeness of nature and our impact on the health of the Earth.
Sunrhiza provides people with a direct experience of what it means to live a quality of life that is healing on all levels – from ecological sustainability to social justice, personal and emotional health and ultimately to spiritual awareness and appreciation for all life. Our model humbly mirrors the way the ecology functions and operates, in a collective and collaborative manner. Accessibility and ecological sustainability are at the core of our aspirations and mission. This model will function to support community outreach programs that are affordable and accessible to many including support for environmental preservation.