After completing my degree in Holistic Health and Creative Arts Therapy, I went deeper into my health studies and became a certified Health coach through The Institute of Integrative Nutrition
. During my studies, herbs came up quite a bit and I began to experiment with herbal remedies and aids for my own health. My own health was suffering quite a bit and I ended up at a Naturopathic Doctor's office where I discovered I had Lyme Disease and other co-infections. The journey to true wellness, from the roots, and not just un-knowledgeable attempts to patch up symptoms, began. I had been to doctors since childhood, and though many were kind-hearted and informed in their own right, none offered me true lifestyle changes that would transform what was going on inside my body....and none offered me the power of herbal medicine. My first herbal ally that I began to include in my daily diet was Nettles. Since then there have been so many learning curves, food changes and eye-opening moments, and the herbs have been there for me on the whole journey. I am now so much further into my expression of whole, abundant health than I was when I couldn't even work, due to the debilitating symptoms I was experiencing in my health. My body is strong, able, less prone to sickness, it dances and supports me in my life's pursuits. I am daily nourished through my herbal teas and a lifestyle that embraces nature's healing power. In May 2020 I graduated from the year one program at Sky House Herb School & Apothecary
and will continue my studies as year two student with a goal of becoming a registered herbalist. The plants are spiritual allies as well as physical. The plants bring things full circle for me--as a yoga and mindful movement teacher, helping people heal and become empowered with the help of plants is another piece of the magical puzzle to vibrant health and abundant healing.