The founder of Herbalaria, Lyn Pacificar, descends from a lineage of traditional Filipino healers and shamans. She is a katuuran, a Visayan shaman, under the guidance and tutelage of her ancestor Katuuran Apong Mansanat. She is also an albularya (or arbolaryo), a traditional folk herbalist and spiritual healer using a combination of modalities including prayers, ritual, diagnostic readings, smudging, ancestral communication, and mediumship to achieve a certain goal for the recipient. In addition, she is a certified Reiki Master of Usui Holy Fire Lineage and member of the Society for Shamanic Practice.
Lane Wilcken is a scholar, cultural tattoo practitioner and advocate for the the critically endangered practice of "batok" or cultural tattoos of the Philippines. He also has studied other related indigenous traditions of the Philippines and greater Pacific with nearly three decades of research and experience. His mother is from the Philippines and his father is of English and Scandinavian descent.
Virgil Mayor Apostol is an actor, author, healer, and a master of Filipino martial arts. He offers a unique approach to wellness and self-empowerment through a combination of centuries-old disciplines and innovative ingenuity that synergistically promote the health and well-being of each individual seeking wholeness. Virgil has created an Escrima system called Didya ’Kabarwanan. His form of Filipino martial arts (FMA) transcends into all aspects of life creating true Warrior Healers.