Teachers

Gerard Artesona ~ Integration Therapist

Gerard Artesona is a psychotherapist specializing in integration therapy and counseling with a private practice in Oakland California. His experience serving the mental health needs of patients in hospital settings, alongside his therapeutic approach bridge western psychology and entheogenic rituals & practices to support his clients on their healing journeys.

He teaches yoga and mindfulness practices, working primarily with transitional age youth and formerly-gang involved inmates. Gerard has embraced the healing potential of plant medicines for over 10 years, and the perspectives surrounding them have come to inform his professional approach and his overall understanding of wellbeing.

Gerard holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (currently known as Sofia University). He was a 2018 Diversity Fellow for the California Institute of Integral Studies Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research program. He is a registered RYT 200hr Hatha Yoga Teacher who trained at Piedmont Yoga in Oakland, CA, where he focused on the intersection of self-care & social justice.

Events with Gerard Artesona ~ Integration Therapist

Rainforest Medicine Council - Celebrating Mother Earth
April 24, 2021

Rainforest Medicine Council Gathering Celebrating Mother Earth and the Majesty of the Rainforest and the Ocean April 24th – May 1st 2021 @ Ocean Forest Ecolodge (with optional 3-nights add-on, through May 4th) Experience Ancient Amazonian plant medicine ceremonies for personal, community and planetary renewal. Held in accordance with millenary, time-tested, universal wellness traditions. Our location is the enchanting Ocean Forest Ecolodge Retreat located on Costa Rica’s treasured Osa Peninsula, a paradise well known for its vast diversity of animal and plant life. Tucked perfectly between a pristine beach and the thriving rainforest you will also find yoga, wellness modalities,…

Rainforest Medicine Summer Council 1
May 29, 2021

Rainforest Medicine Council Gatherings May 29th- June 5th 2021 @ Ocean Forest Ecolodge Experience Ancient Amazonian plant medicine ceremonies for personal, community and planetary renewal. Held in accordance with millenary, time-tested, universal wellness traditions. Our location is the enchanting Ocean Forest Ecolodge Retreat located on Costa Rica’s treasured Osa Peninsula, a paradise well known for its vast diversity of animal and plant life. Tucked perfectly between a pristine beach and the thriving rainforest you will also find yoga, wellness modalities, comfortable accommodations and three delicious natural meals daily. The 2021 Council Gatherings are being facilitated by a group of skilled…

Rainforest Medicine Summer Council 2
June 5, 2021

Rainforest Medicine Council Gatherings Council 2: June 5th- June 12th 2021 @ Ocean Forest Ecolodge Experience Ancient Amazonian plant medicine ceremonies for personal, community and planetary renewal. Held in accordance with millenary, time-tested, universal wellness traditions. Our location is the enchanting Ocean Forest Ecolodge Retreat located on Costa Rica’s treasured Osa Peninsula, a paradise well known for its vast diversity of animal and plant life. Tucked perfectly between a pristine beach and the thriving rainforest you will also find yoga, wellness modalities, comfortable accommodations and three delicious natural meals daily. The 2021 Council Gatherings are being facilitated by a group…