Every clinic will have at least one Clinical Herbalist and 2 Herbalists-In-Training in the Apotheke.

kristenfinn_sphynx_headshotSara 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.

Kathleen_gateKathleen 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.

Julia Carr Julia Carr is a lifelong student of yoga and a three-year student of herbalism at Sacred Plant Traditions in Charlottesville VA. She is currently following her passion to learn the ways of the plants and help to bring plant medicine to the curious. Julia spends her time growing medicinal plants, hiking, travel, writing about and photographing wild things, practicing Iyengar yoga, pranayama & meditation and raising her grand babies.

Kelly Walsh

Kelly Walsh is a farmer, gardener, forager and budding herbalist, dedicated to tending right relationships with land and community- human and otherwise. She earned her undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from Florida Gulf Coast University, where she delved deeper into the earth-care ethic she had grown up with. Since then, her experience establishing forest gardens, production vegetable gardening, homesteading, wild foraging, working with medicinal plants & even co-founding a rotational livestock farm for a time have shaped her understanding of what tending the land can mean & she continues to follow that path in her work today.