"During the nine month medicine wheel program lead by Phyllis Bala at Sacred Ground I learned many things about my self, and a way to stand strong in my beliefs and connection with nature and plants as my teachers. I learned to speak of what I need in a productive way using non-violent communication techniques. I learned to sit with plants and feel their teachings through out my body. To have the knowledge to know that what I was feeling is real and to go deep within myself and trust the process. I was grabbed by the tree of life and continue to honor and embrace its teachings and stand tall with dignity and respect"
- Hannah Rizzo