Maya is a heart-centered preschool teacher. She has a degree is in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in Anti-Bias Curriculum, and has been working with children for 10 years. Maya currently works at the Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center, a model RIE philosophy center. Her work is grounded in her dedication to teach children conscious communication, respect, and presence. She strives to provide a safe space for children to explore and be themselves, while nurturing their abilities to be kind and caring. Maya’s work is also inspired by Mother Earth and she encourages all to connect deeper to nature. This will be her 6th year at Lucidity’s Family Garden and is excited to share her playful offering with the Lucidity family!
Sean is an Earth Scientist working to protect native plants, pollinators, and clean water in Santa Cruz. He especially enjoys silently hiking through the redwood forest to communicate with nature spirits, reading landscapes, and untangling interconnected ecologies. Recently, Sean has teamed up with Project Pollinate in Santa Cruz to protect bees and pollinators by planting organic gardens. He also self-publishes a visionary skate zine called Realize Zine that promotes positivity through self-expression. Sean is passionate about connecting people to their local environment and is excited to share his plant wisdom and their healing potential with the next generation.