I am a lover and practitioner of shamanism, herbalism, and sacred ceremony.
I have a BA in Studio Art and an incredible love to create. Though my medium has changed over the years, my passion for bringing beauty into the world has never diminished. Within my shamanic practice, it is the gorgeous prayer ceremonies that light me up so fully. Through herbalism, it is the alchemy of plants turned body-mind-soul medicine that thrills me.
I have trained extensively through The Four Winds Society, Jose Luis Herrera, and The Boston School of Herbal Studies. I have also been blessed enough to receive rites of passage and training from multiple medicine lineages—and from the land itself—in the high Andes of Peru. Shamanism and herbalism merge seamlessly as a deeply empowering path and I am incredibly grateful to live as a modern day medicine woman.
I started Sacred Botanica as an expression of all that I am. It is the most complete representation of my soul, fusing artistry, shamanism, and herbalism and the wonder contained in each. I take pride in creating healthy, organic, and ethically wild crafted products for ceremony, healing, and beauty. And it is my greatest honor to share them with you.
I am also the author of Living Sacred Ceremony: Earth Inspired Practices for Transforming + Celebrating. This book is filled with unique and beautiful practices that empower you to heal and transform your own life. You can grab it on Amazon or here in the shop!
Though I am a wanderer at heart, I am currently living and loving in Carmel Valley, CA with my web designer husband where we enjoy exploring nature, sitting in ceremony, laughing like crazy, and dreaming up our next adventure.
Formulation for the Clinical Herbalist with Paul Bergner — American Herbalist Guild — 2017
Clinical Skills: Intakes, Patterns, and Interventions with Paul Bergner — American Herbalist Guild — 2017
A Flower's Power Flower Essence Training — Sara Crow — 2017
Clinical Herbalism Certification — Boston School of Herbal Studies — 2016
Advanced Aromatherapy Certification — Boston School of Herbal Studies — 2016
Medical Cannabis Program — Northeastern Institute of Cannabis — 2016
200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher — South Boston Yoga — 2015
Advanced Shamanic Studies — Rainbow Jaguar Institute — 2013—Present
Shamanic Energy Medicine Certification — The Four Winds — 2012
Bachelor of Arts Degree — Clark University — magna cum laude — 2003