Roots to Sky envisions a world where we as one people recognize the deep value of our whole health, and our own responsibility over it. Empowered, we take back the Earth beneath our feet, and see her not as a resource, but a sacred Giver of Life: the foods we eat - the bedrock of our vitality; the herbs which surround us - the precious medicine we honour. Our own created tools of isolated chemical substances and surgical interventions come not from a system of unquestioned profit, but one of social and environmental equality and mutual aid - used with care as a last resort - and instead we prioritize prevention. A world where medicine for our bodies is medicine for the Earth; where ancestral knowledge is heard, honoured, and respected; where the collective paradigm has shifted from fear to love: love of self, of other, and of the world. Guided by compassion and gratitude we reclaim the power we gave away so long ago, and take our lives and health into our own joined hands.
What is Roots to Sky?
The Present (Roots)
Roots to Sky is a small, private wholistic health & guidance clinic in its early stages of growth with dramatic community-based visions ahead. Using integrated Traditional Wholistic Medicine - specifically Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, nutrition, life coaching and comprehensive training programs - Roots to Sky uproots mental, emotional, and physical blocks from its clients' paths towards living at their unique potentials. Roots to Sky is insured and licensed by CTCMPAO, the regulating body of Chinese Medicine in Ontario, and currently operates by-appointment-only in downtown Toronto. Roots to Sky is founded and operated by Matt Walton R.TCMP, R.Ac, who brings years of deep personal experience, extensive training & research, and his passionate skills to benefit clients at any level of their needs.
The Future (Sky)
Roots to Sky will continue to expand its teaching programs to reach wider audiences, and will transform from a clinical model to a complete sustainable retreat community known for its commitment to creating a politically grounded and spiritually aligned expression of a sustainable future of humanity. This as-yet-unnamed retreat & education centre will aim for complete self-sufficiency: growing the majority of its own foods & herbal medicines, produce its own electricity, and support visitors with temporary lodging. A hub of cooperative education & development, it will provide a space for teachers and visionaries from all walks of life to reach their own communities and will offer scholarships/grants assisting individuals - especially those from marginalized communities - in their journey towards their dream projects.
Serving You (Roots)
I help people identify and heal what blocks them from living their ideal life. Often these blocks are chronic health issues & emotional instability/fears...
My mission is to have you leave my treatments calm yet energized, with a clear grip on the path to restore your vitality and happiness, or how to maintain the vitality you already have. I want you to leave feeling inspired, to aim a little higher, and by taking care of yourself you affect others and together we can bring more light into the world. As you make inspired changes while accepting where you are, like a drop of water in a pool you become a ripple of positive in the world, from your family to strangers. You are your priority, and by freeing up physical health and psychic stresses, joy & presence naturally blossom. Reclaiming your own health is an act of revolution, and while often a scary path, this brings the deepest joys and true health to one’s life, and in turn inspires others. I am here to help you navigate these ups and downs as you transform into your potentials, to take the reigns and be the creator of your life, no matter how small the steps, from muscle aches to chronic and more severe complaints. My Mission is simple: I want help unblock you from living your life with passion, purpose, vitality and inspiration.
Serving our World (Sky)
My mission is to be the central health and well-being practitioner and adviser in my client's life, and a model for this central role in the future of healthcare. I want to participate in reclaiming the term healthcare - dropping 'alternative' or 'complementary' to highlight the differences between healthcare and 'disease care', and advancing the mainstream & scientific recognition of true wholistic care for deep health & well-being. I act as a bridge-builder, integrating modern and traditional, spiritual and scientific, promoting respect for native human medicines in the modern world. By building these bridges together we can improve the definition of what it means to be truly healthy today, with stronger integrated communities dedicated to the true health of our world, from you to the planet, from Roots, to Sky.