"I have very much enjoyed working with Elokin and Shootingstar Botanicals. The herbs and tinctures have helped me in tremendous ways over the years, particularly during stressful times. Elokin has the wonderful ability to tune in to what I need and is able to put together herbs that are just right for me. Their process is always intentional, mindful, with love. I have felt very supported in my journey and I would highly recommend Shootingstar to anyone looking to use the power of plant medicine as a transformative healing tool". - S.N.
" I actually think Elokin is a Magical Genius. They radiate pure joy and every word out of their mouth is smart and deeply helpful. That Elokin is a natural channel of the deep wisdom of plants is obvious and a blessing to all who work with Elokin". - Jessie Susannah Karnatz-Lazarus
"Elokin is the magical rainbow unicorn of plant spirit medicine and activism and their overlaps. I've met very few people as open-hearted and dedicated and just on it. Whether Elokin is in a teacher or healing practitioner or co-organizer role, you are in seriously reliably good hands." - LD
"Becoming a client of Elokin’s has been truly transformative to my body and my sense of its needs and systems. I started working with them because I wanted to see if there was a way to keep my skin balanced without continuing to take birth control pills, side effects of which had undermined my mental health for years. Though I'd already moved to mostly herbal skincare products with great results, I was a little doubtful that plants could do much internally for my skin—and I’m overjoyed to have been wrong! My body is so much more balanced, inside and out. Elokin takes one of the most holistic approaches I’ve ever encountered, with in-depth conversations about all areas of life and bodily experience. They are a generous expert, activist, and plant medicine genius who works hard to make their practice and medicine accessible, financially and logistically. For example, right now the Bay Area is under Shelter in Place for the coronavirus pandemic, and they provided no-contact medicine refills after a FaceTime version of our regular follow-up appointments. Thank you for everything, Elokin." — Jessica Glennon-Zukoff
From a workshop on How to Start A Social-Jusice Oriented Small Businesses, for High School Students" I wish most business models reflected Elokin’s love and care for our children, elders and community. I reached out to Elokin because I wanted my 12th grade students to learn about local business owner’s products and services that benefit humanity. In short, many of my students never met an herbalist and understood the importance of using native plants as medicine. Elokin shared their experiences with owning a small business, working with elders in the herbalist community, and taught my students how to identify 3 native plants with healing powers. At the end of their workshop, Elokin also offered my students the opportunity to sign-up for the Magical Medicine Chest: a 6-week introduction to herbal medicine internship, for free! I highly recommend Elokin! Elokin is passionate about sharing their wisdom, practice with youth and healing our world!" - Castro
"Elokin creates a welcoming and supportive environment for learning. The intention and care that Elokin puts into their classes are evident in their easy to follow instruction and pacing of the class. Before the workshop was over, I could easily picture myself incorporating this new found practice into my life. Cannot wait for the next one!" - Kimi Mojica
"Elokin shares their knowledge openly. Their love of plants is contagious, and Elokin's workshops are engaging and fun. In just two hours, I left their workshop with an armful of plant medicine, feeling more connected to nature, and more connected to myself." - DT
"Elokin is an expert in plants and plant medicine. Elokin is very passionate when sharing their knowledge with us. Elokin came well prepared for their classes. Their classes are informative, creative and fun! " - MM