As an organic farmer, gardener, vegetarian chef, and avid foodie, my original way of connecting the art of healing to the importance of honoring the natural world began with food. I do not preach any specific diet. I create individualized nutritional advice based on each persons constitution, symptoms, and personal dietary needs while holding the values of seasonal, local, and whole foods as pillars of my practice.
Far before the invention of bottles, prescriptions, and pills, humans would go into the forest to harvest plants and fungi to heal their ailments. The human connection to the use of plants as medicine is nearly as old as humans themselves. I use local, wildcrafted herbs, organically cultivated plants, and home grown fungi as the primary medicines in my work. I strive to use only organic, sustainable, local, or fair-trade herbs in all formulas.
Beyond the work of nutrition and herbs lies the world of our spirituality, emotional well-being, and the revival of our innate vitality. I use hydrotherapy, flower essences, meditation, pranayama, and other practices in my one-on-one work work in order to stoke the inner fire and bring true vitality back into the lives of my clients. Trained in the Vitalist Tradition, I offer coaching tailored to each individual with the common intention of raising one's vitality.
Being raised a child of the oceans and mountains on the Western coast of the USA, I am rooted in a never-ending awe, reverence, and respect for the natural world. On my road to understand and heal our fragile Earth, I received my BA in Environmental Studies and Humanities from Whitman College, lived in an intentional permaculture community in California to minimize my carbon footprint, moved to Thailand to study sustainable development and later returned to lead teenage students into remote hill tribe villages where the ways of traditional living were shared with young minds, became a student of Ashtanga and Hatha yoga at an ashram on the Ganga River in Rishikesh India, only to fall in love in Asia with an Coloradan and return to the states to study Clinical Herbalism and open my practice in the mountains of Colorado. My approach thus draws from many cultures, peoples, and traditions around the world, the hundreds of incredible teachers I have had along the way that have shaped my perspective, opened my eyes, and given me the freedom to create my own unique approach to healing the body, mind, & soul.