"The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion."
El Árbol is an exciting and inclusive concept offering the residents and visitors of San Miguel de Allende, México a marketplace and café established with a communal relaxed atmosphere of friendship and our commitment to enhancing our natural state of well being.
Inspired by a deep seated conviction that our connection to each other and the Earth is how we will not only prosper but thrive.
We invite everyone to come visit El Árbol.
Our offerings include an espresso and juice bar in a comfortable lounge like atmosphere. We’ve created a space to hang out, get to know each other along our common road to a more healthful life style. Our merchandise includes a complete and growing line of supplements, traditional and local herbs, Ayurvedic medicine, plasma patches for pain relief, meditation pyramids and more.
Our energy enhancing tools include Starfield Creations Orgonite Art, Luminescence Pure Plasma, and Illuminescent Botanicals. We have created a copper meditation pyramid, healing mats and many more innovative products and devices.
In a dedication to hand made natural crafts we will be carrying a collection of some of the finest handicrafts from México, local artists paintings and goods from elsewhere around the world, including decorative furnishings.
Fully bilingual we will also be offering monthly talks in both Spanish and English along with demonstrations of the field of energy medicine. Our dedication is to support our community in as many ways as possible.
Nuestra casa es su casa.
Meet Christine Anderson
“The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world.”
— Michael Pollan
Christine moved to San Miguel de Allende in 1977 when it was still a sleepy colonial town, there was no traffic other than burros laden with fire wood or milk cans. The whole village took siesta between 2 and 4 PM every afternoon, stores closed on Tuesday or Thursday and the Jardin was so quiet all you could hear was the song of birds and the clang of the cathedral bell announcing mass. Arriving to this sleepy town was like taking a step back in time when the silence of long afternoons walking the cobblestone streets still echoed of old Mexico.
She started a small business in 1983, the year her daughter was born. Opportunities were plentiful in a village not yet grown to the modern world. She was able to study midwifery, herbology and homeopathy while tending her growing business adventure along with raising her daughter.
Mexico hadn’t yet opened its doors to importation and the people were dependent on the small markets and street vendors for food and medicine. During the ensuing years necessity prompted her to focus on learning through experience on how to sustain a vibrant life without the modern conveniences we’ve come to depend on today.
Times have changed though her love of nature and simplicity have grown. Her knowledge includes not only how to use the plants in our gardens for health, culinary arts and beauty aids but also a life time study of how chemicals in our food and beauty products are detrimental to our over all health.
A native of England, Tom lived ten years on the Caribbean island of Dominica where he managed environmentally sustainable construction projects. Now living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, with his family and two children, Tom’s focus is providing education and products supporting clean energy, sustainable health and natural, non-toxic agricultural solutions.
Tom has also developed a range of all natural products which provide sustainable and affordable alternatives that decrease your carbon footprint and decrease the toxic effects of pharmaceuticals within your body, chemicals and pesticides within the environment, agriculture and water supply. In addition to private individual consultations, Tom is available for group presentations as well as science classes and camps for children.
Tom Salas was a founding partner in setting up the shop who has needed to leave the business for a new adventure in his life. I will always be grateful for his generous offer to teach me the basics of plasma production back in 2016. We wish you well Tom!
“A dream is like a river ever changing as it flows and a dreamer’s simply a vessel that must follow where it flows.”
~ Garth Brooks
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” ―