Maya offers the following services:
Maya is a western herbalist and classical homeopath practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area. She studied herbal medicine at the California School of Herbal Studies in Northern California and also completed four years of homeopathic medical school at the Institute of Classical Homoeopathy in San Francisco. Maya has been studying, practicing and making herbal medicine for over fifteen years and brings to her practice an innate sensitivity, empathy and powerful intuition towards her clients. Besides her passion for holistic and alternative medicine, Maya is an artist, mother of two, farmer, and avid crafter. Maya teaches nature studies, gardening, herbal medicine making and many other homesteading and DIY classes. Some of her hobbies include organic gardening, animal husbandry, foraging for wild food, fermenting and canning, making herbal medicine, cheese making, and dying with plants. She currently runs a handcrafted herbalism CSA from her organic farm in El Sobrante where she lives with her husband and sons, chickens, bees and jersey milk cows.
For many, the innate connection to nature has been lost (or is at least, suppressed). Maya’s goal is to be a bridge and help mend this connection. Through listening to our inner voice, slowing down, mindfully observing and working with our green allies we can learn the precious secrets our plant friends have to teach us. In every culture across our planet and for thousands of years, plants have been a main source of medicine. Some say that every plant is a potential source of healing. Developing a relationship with the plants that grow in your area is a beautiful gift; they are alive and sentient beings who give of themselves so we can benefit from their healing properties. Maya has over twenty years of experience working with plant medicine. She is excited to share her knowledge with you and she acknowledges that the relationship is one of mutual healing.
Each herbal consultation lasts between 1.5 to 2 hours. We will discuss your case, as well as go deeper into your history to determine root causes of disease and find the places you feel held back in order to break up stagnant energy and bring the totality back into alignment. You will receive an individualized lifestyle plan including any of the following; medicinal herbs, homeopathic remedies, nutritional advice, diet plan, exercise regimen, and meditation.
Your initial homeopathic consultation is between 2-3 hours. This is the time when you tell your whole case, a multidimensional view of who you are in. The homeopathic intake and initial process, in itself, is a healing. Sitting down and telling your story to a homoeopath, who is truly listening and present, is an amazing experience. Often clients feel better even before taking the remedy because of the release of expressing their history and symptoms.