“ I want to leave the bounds of the indoors and take you out to smell wild minerals of the wet dirt, to fill your mouth with the spice of tree resin, to drum your heart into a rhythm that allows YOU to hear, feel, see, sense, experience the magic and sacredness of the natural world. I want to show you how to see with more than your eyes, see with your body, your heart, your sensual nature. I want to feed the senses and bodies of my clients with the holiness of the plant medicine- not just the extracts that help them feel better, but with the place where the earth wisdom, sacred space, and plant spirit touches the spark of life within each heart and body.”
I am a shamanic herbalist and wild crafter of plant medicines, I am a Lover to the Earth and wild earth mama. People call me a plant whisperer. I call myself a devotee of all that is sacred on this wild beautiful earth.
I am here to guide you to the healing wisdom and medicine that the plants and wild, sacred nature hold for you. The wisdom of spirit that is within each of us.
I work with those who are eager to learn from the plants a healing way as old as time itself, and who are ready to take responsibility for and transform their relationship to self, body, spirit, nature, and the Earth.
I was trained as a Clinical Herbalist & Nutritionist at the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism under Paul Bergner, and studied under Rosemary Gladstar and Charlie Kane. I have been using and learning from the plants, both wild and cultivated since childhood, and it is my deep love of the wild Earth that fuels my passion for healing and teaching about plants, wilderness, spirit, nourishment and healing.
I was called to the shamanic path by an old Juniper tree in 2003 and have been talking with plants ever since. I have studied shamanic lifeways and practices for over 10 years in the US and in in Peru. I facilitate workshops and retreats in shamanic work with plant medicine and plant spirits and work with private clients using sacred botanical medicine, ceremony, nature connection and shamanic practice.
My own journey in life has been catalyzed by cultivating the ever deepening relationship with the wildness in the world, and the wildness within my own body and spirit- through the plants, the land spirits, and solitary time in wild natural places- sitting with plants, wildcrafting plants, and journeying with spirit and self awareness.
1 a : living in a state of nature and not ordinarily tame or domesticated
b (1) : growing or produced without human aid or care
c : of or relating to wild organisms
2 a : not inhabited or cultivated
3 a (1) : not subject to restraint or regulation :
(2) : emotionally overcome ; also : passionately eager or enthusiastic
c : going beyond normal or conventional bounds
d : indicative of strong passion, desire, or emotion
4 : uncivilized, barbaric
5 : characteristic of, appropriate to, or expressive of wilderness, wildlife, or a simple or uncivilized society
6 a : deviating from the intended or expected course
From Merriam-Webster dictionary online (www.merriam-webster.com)
The self that is uninhibited, untamed, free from restraint and regulation, passionate and emotional, that goes beyond what conventional culture expects of us.
Recall a moment in your life when you felt most alive, awake, and in touch with your hearts wildest callings and emotions. This could be a moment of passion, fear, righteous anger, or peace/bliss. Perhaps it comes strongest while sitting alone in the woods, while defending someone you love, when following your passion for making music or gathering plants, or while swimming naked in wild water. Find the place in your body where you feel this wildness emerges. Feel that place in yourself. Feel your wild self and its urgings.