Santi Lou

Nathan ‘Santi’ Lou – Executive & Founding Director, Natural Resource Manager, Philosopher

Nathan is an artist and connoisseur of life. He holds degrees in Agriculture and in Natural Resources. Through his interests and endeavors, Nathan has gained an extensive understanding of plants, specializing in the cultivation of foods and medicines. Nathan loves to drink tea and has been cultivating his practice of gongfu cha (traditional Chinese tea ceremony) for over a decade. A spiritual journey to Hawaii opened up his awareness about Mayan astrology and kava. As a result, Nathan returned to his hometown of San Diego with renewed vigor. Since returning, he has been hosting community gatherings under the name of Mongol Tribe. His gatherings bring together local artists and musicians in celebration and alignment with natural time, including full and new moons, equinoxes, and solstices. Nathan has a passion for inspiring humans to better understand themselves so that they may enhance their relationships with others. Nathan is kin 229, red galactic moon, which is on the white magnetic wind wavespell. His purpose is thus to bring from past to present, the communication and breath of spirit, through purifying the flow of universal water within us all. In lak’ech (I am you, and you are me), bula (to life), and many blessings!

Workshops & Presentations

  • Kava (Piper Methysticum): The History, Use & Preparation of Kava Root

    60 min | Altar of Fire

    Piper methysticum, or kava, is a medicinal plant that grows in the tropics of Southeast Asia. Originating in the Polynesian Islands (Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu), the kava root is an incredible tool for relaxing the body and clarifying the mind. Traditionally prepared in community, this medicine is a wonderful tool for bringing people together and stimulating art and conversation. The most powerful aspect is its ability to alleviate stress and social angst. For decades, German doctors have been recommending kava root as an alternative medicine for reducing anxiety. Kava is non-addictive, non-psychoactive, and has a reverse tolerance (meaning that as you drink kava you will need to consume less to attain its healing effects). Let's grab a coconut shell and drink one to the spirits! Bula, 'To Life'

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