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Presenters 

2017 Featured Teachers

Aviva Romm

Aviva Romm

Aviva Romm, MD has bridged the best of traditional medicine with good science for over three decades. A midwife, herbalist, and Yale-trained MD, Board Certified in Family Medicine with Obstetrics, Dr. Romm's focus is on the impact of stress, diet, and environmental toxins on health, willpower, food cravings, chronic disease, and hormone imbalance in women.

gina Breedlove

gina Breedlove

Gina Breedlove is a singer, songwriter and sound healer from Brooklyn, NY. She began using sound to create safe space in her body at 5 years old, in response to childhood trauma. A medicine woman and traditional healer, gina discovered 11 years ago that she could share this medicine with others. gina travels the world holding sound healing circles wherever she tours with her music. She is a grief doula, a way-shower, and a sharer of Grace.

Robin Rose Bennett

Robin Rose Bennett

Founder of Wisewoman Healing Ways - Herbal Medicine and EarthSpirit Teachings, Robin Rose is a compassionate herbalist, gifted writer, and empowering teacher. The focus of her healing work is to share the generosity of the earth and the magic, mystery, and beauty of the web of life. She is the author of several books including Wild Carrot, a Plant for Conscious, Natural Contraception, and her newest book, The Gift of Healing Herbs - Plant Medicines and Home Remedies for a Vibrantly Healthy Life.

Sobande Moss-Greer

Sobande Moss-Greer

Sobande is an army veteran turned certified holistic nutritionist, herbalist, consultant, author, and educator with more than 20 years in the field. She is the founder and owner of Natural Choices Botanica, the only African American, hand-blended, tea company in the South. Sobande also runs the NCB School of Herbalism and Holistic Health where students can learn the art and science of herbalism the old fashioned way. Sobande has travelled the world extensively, learning, teaching growing her passion for health.

Phyllis D. Light

Phyllis D. Light

Phyllis D. Light, MA, RH, is a fourth generation herbalist and healer. Her studies in Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine began at the age of 10 in the deep woods of North Alabama with lessons from her Creek/Cherokee grandmother. Phyllis has seen clients for over 25 years. One of her goals is to be a bridge between traditional and scientific knowledge. Phyllis is the director of the Appalachian Center for Natural Health in Arab, AL.

Lucretia VanDyke

Lucretia VanDyke

With a journey that began as a little girl mixing herbs, clays, & muds on her grandparents’ farm, Lucretia VanDyke has been in the industry for over 15 years. An educator, erosologist, light coach, & world traveler with over 2500 hours of professional training. She has been a holistic esthetician for over a decade focusing on integrating indigenous healing rituals into modern day treatment protocols.

Ceara Foley

Ceara Foley

Director and instructor at the Southeast's oldest herbal studies school, Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism, Ceara Foley has empowered adults and children to honor their inner and outer environments for over a decade. She has served as president of the NC Natural Products Association, vice president of NC Plant Savers and has taught at colleges throughout NC. A certified herbalist and beekeeper, Ceara is steward of Soulflower Botanical Sanctuary in Leicester, NC, where she has lived off the grid for 15 years.

Asia Suler

Asia Suler

Asia Suler is a writer, teacher, energy worker and herbalist who lives amongst her gardens in the Blue Ridge. She is the concoctress behind One Willow Apothecaries, an Appalachian-grown company that offers lovingly handcrafted medicines. A unique combination of western and energetic herbalism, stone medicine, earth-centered shamanism and intuitive healing, Asia’s work includes private consultations as well as workshops + mentoring. Asia facilitates classes locally at her apothecary on Blannhassett Island in Marshall, NC.

Ira Wallace

Ira Wallace

Ira Wallace is a worker/owner of the cooperatively managed Southern Exposure Seed Exchange in Mineral, VA. Ira serves on the board of Organic Seed Alliance and the Virginia Association for Biological Farming. She is also an organizer of the Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello a fun, family-friendly event featuring an old-time seed swap, local food, hands-on workshops and demos, and more. Her book The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast is available from booksellers everywhere.

Patty Grant-Edgemon

Patty Grant-Edgemon

Patty Grant-Edgemon is a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Her primary experience has been working in the field of substance abuse and mental health. Patty has a masters in social work and is certified in substance abuse treatment since 1993. She has presented on historical grief and trauma in many different venues since 2003. She has been in recovery since 1987 and promotes sobriety and recovery on all levels.

 

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