Every clinic will have at least one Clinical Herbalist and 2 Herbalists-In-Training in the Apotheke.
Sara Agelasto, CIYT, C-IAYT graduated from Sacred Plant Traditions in 2012. She owns a small clinic and herb farm in Nelson County, Virginia and continues her education at Sacred Plant Traditions with Phyllis Light, Mimi Hernandez and Lorna Mauney-Brodek. In addition to Clinical Herbalism, Sara is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor, a Certified Yoga Therapist, & Natural Health Professional & is grateful for the opportunity to share traditional healing practices with others.
Kayde fen Deardorff is a musician & herbalist, living in Charlottesville, VA. She completed two years of training at Sacred Plant Traditions and is passionate about serving our community by connecting folks with herbal remedies for health and healing. She is currently working on a full length album as Fen Swale – a project that aims to share her rich and soulful relationship with the natural world. In Botanica is on the Apothecary and Herbalist staff at our Clinics.
Kathleen Maier, RH (AHG). PA has been a practicing herbalist for over twenty –five years. She is currently director of Sacred Plant Traditions in Charlottesville, VA where she offers a Three Year Clinical/Community Herbalist Training Program. SPT’s Free Clinic was one of the first on the east coast and is still growing strong. She teaches at the University of Virginia as well as national and international conferences. She sits on the United Plant Savers Board and was the recipient of their first Medicinal Plant Conservation Award. Kathleen’s studies of plants began as a Peace Corps volunteer in Chile and her training as a Physician’s Assistant allows her to weave the language of medicine we know today with traditional energetic systems. She is co-author of Bush Medicine of San Salvador Island, Bahamas.
Jan Wolfe, FNP, a graduate of Sacred Plant Traditions and the owner/herbalist at The Elderberry in Charlottesville, began her professional life as a family nurse practitioner over 30 years ago and has worked in a variety of healthcare settings throughout the years. Changes in the healthcare system and increasing focus on standardized treatment plans over knowing one’s clients spurred her to explore other options. This led to training in Reiki, Shamanic teachings, and Poly Vagal self-regulation practices. In 2013 she opened The Elderberry, Community Herbs and Healing, an herbal emporium here in Charlottesville. The combination of her love for plants and healing has empowered her to create a space for assisting others to find their own inner healer.