me. talking with joshua trees. modern medicine mother. grandmother. yogini. urban herbalist making her way from the city through the California desert into the woods of a little ashram in remote Virginia and back.
little white housesteading. herbal crafting. surviving. thriving.
everything is alive. my factory of life.
having studied holistic healing and herbal medicine for over 30 years, i have a wealth of practical empirical experience, especially in woman and family health. my work is grounded in a deep connection with and in communion with the natural world.
all is full of love.
i am available for Elemental Holistic Health consultations, Planetary Herbal education, Acupressure Massage therapy & energetic body work; as well as, group or private instruction in Integral yoga (Hatha & Raja), Meridian Yoga Technique and Extreme Yin, Ayurveda, 5 Elements, Pranayama, Chanting
my herbal remedies are hand-crafted in small inspired batches.
orders and inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
SKILLS: Creative and passionate for all things Health and Healing, with more than 30 years of study, I am able to work in the energetic world while remaining firmly grounded on the Earth. I am an Artist and a Scientist, passionately committed to enriching my knowledge of holistic healing. I am always seeking to broaden my education. My excellent personal relations and communication skills has helped greatly in my ability to serve each individual clients unique needs. Training in HR , Office Management along with on the job Production experience,makes me an asset to any company by providing a unique and varied skill set.
Ayurvedic and Eastern Bodywork modalities, Acupressure, Moxa, Gua Sha, Yoga, Meditation, Raja, Yoga Nidra, Chakra Balancing, , Ayurvedic Herbalism and Healing, Nutrition, Herbal Formulations, Gardening, Permaculture, Wildcrafting, Botany, Flower Essences, Aromatherapy, Thai Herbal Compresses, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Pre- Natal
EMPLOYMENT: THE LIVING FACTORY.
Owner: Planetary Herbalism, 5 Element Healing incorporating TCM/Meridian Yoga and Acupressure with Ayurvedic Herbalism, Diet and Lifestyle. Energetic Massage, Prana Work and Chakra Balancing. Creatrix of THE LIVING FACTORY handcrafted herbal botanical health and beauty products. Available on ETSY https://www.etsy.com/shop/
SCENTS OF SERENITY. Richmond, VA
Massage Therapist, Acupressure 12/2022-PRESENT.
THE YOGA DOJO.
Richmond, VA. Yoga Teacher Trainer- Taught the twice yearly Ayurveda and Raja Yoga portions of their 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training Course.
2016-2023 LIVING WATER COMMUNITY.
Meridian Yoga classes weekly Herbalism Workshops monthly
URBAN YOGA. Palm Springs CA. Taught Integral, Restorative, Vinyasa, Yoga Nidra Classes 11/2018-12/2021
WE CARE SPA. Desert Hot Springs, CA.
Five star Resort- Juice Fasting Spiritual Retreat providing guests Massage, Spa Treatments, Energywork/ Cranio Sacral , and teaching daily Yoga & Herbalism classes.
TWO BUNCH PALMS. Desert Hot Springs, CA Five Star Resort- Integral Yoga, Raja Yoga, Ayurveda classes and Herbalism Workshops Teacher 11/2018-12/2021.
WILLOW OAKS COUNTRY CLUB. Richmond, VA. Provided high end service to W.O.CC members.
-Oct 2016- Oct 2017
THE JEFFERSON HOTEL-SALON DEL SOL. Richmond,VA. Provided luxury service to 5 star hotel guests, both in spa and in-room.
-December 2014-February 2016.
SATCHIDANANDA ASHRAM-YOGAVILLE. Buckingham Virginia. Human Resources Manager. Working directly with the Resident Services Manager, I was recruited to create an HR Dept. to serve the needs of the Ashram’s growing number of employed residents and a general need for Residential policies and procedures to be written and implemented. I received training in H.R. Management.
March 2013- April 2014.
Special Event Coordinator. As the assistant to the VP of Spiritual Development, I was largely responsible for the planning and execution of numerous arge scale inter-faith events, ranging from 300+dinners to all night cultural events with entertainment, ritual and meals. As the primary point of contact, I oversaw a team of vendors, event contributors and volunteer staff. –
June 2012- September 2013
STEINBRENNER PHOTOGRAPHY. Richmond, Va/ Palm Springs,CA Production Coordinator. Fifteen years experience producing professional commercial photo shoots. Responsibilities varied from production and coordination of shoots to location scouting, prop styling and lighting. We ran a bare bones crew and as a result, I wore many many hats. 2007- 2022.
HOTEL ZOSO. Palm Springs, CA Therapeutic Massage
NESBIT SALON. Richmond, VA Therapeutic Massage January 2005- April 2006
SCIENCE OF SELF New York City 2022-2023
50 hr Meridian Yoga Therapy Technique
100 hr MYT Therapeutic Yoga/Extreme Yin
EARTH ACTIVIST TRAINING PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE
San Francisco,California 1/2021- 5/2021
72 hr Permaculture Design Certificate with Starhawk
SATCHIDANANDA ASHRAM-YOGAVILLE Buckingham, VA 2013- 2014
200 hr Integral Yoga Teacher Training
FLORACOPEIA Nevada City, CA. 2012-2014
Ayurveda and Kundalini Yoga with Jai Dev Singh The Complete Ayurveda and The Radiant Body
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF MASSAGE Richmond, VA. 2005
Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, May 2005 750 hour NCBTMB board certified
EAST WEST SCHOOL OF HERBOLOGY Santa Cruz, CA. 2001-2011
Studied with Michael and Lesley Tierra 36 Lesson /Master Herbalist Program
DREAMTIME CENTER FOR HERBAL STUDIES LittleWashington,VA November 2002 Nine month herbal clinical training in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
SAGE MOUNTAIN HERBAL CENTER.
Burlington,VT March 2000
Studied under Rosemary Gladstar -The Science and Art of Herbalism correspondence course