I'm Clare and I'm a happy-go-lucky kind of girl.
About 9 years ago my life completely changed when I discovered what eating a whole foods-based diet made me feel like. Suddenly I had more energy than I knew what to do with. I was able to sleep sweeter and have clearer focus throughout the day. I stopped getting stomach aches, colds, and infections. People literally told me I was glowing and asked how I had lost weight. I learned about the connection between food and the environment and the vital role that our food choices play in this world. I started to feel lighter yet grounded and more connected to the Earth in a way I had never known before...
I studied Health Coaching with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I learned critical information about food and lifestyle choices, as well as strategies for implementing good practices into an already busy life. This fundamental information about food & how to create a holistic life is the foundation for my work through Wildflower Medicine. I received certification as a Holistic Health Coach through my school as well as the board of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. I am also a member of the International Association of Health Coaches.
I trained as a Clinical Herbalist at the Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine (a Native American energetic approach) with Karyn Sanders & Sarah Holmes. I studied materia medica, physiology, growing & harvesting plants, energetics & medicine making. Here I discovered the impressive vastness of plant medicine & how powerful it can be! There are incredible plants to help nearly ANY imbalance, & so many to make a healthy life even more vibrant! I incorporate plant medicine into most of my programs (making all organic medicines by hand & with intention).
These days you can find me at local farmers markets, tending the herbs in my garden & exploring the coastline. I enjoy a tasty glass of Pinot, a good rush from rock climbing, and snuggle sessions with my husband and kitties. I currently live in Santa Cruz, California where I work with people in person as well as online. My mission is to spread health & happiness while living life to the fullest.
I spent the next years formally studying several areas of holistic health so that I can share my passion and knowledge with YOU to create substantial changes in your life and our world!
Wildflower Medicine combines my special training in three distinct areas: nutrition & health coaching, herbal medicine & yoga.
I traveled to Bali to study Vinyasa style yoga with Alicia Cheung through YogaWorks (a Yoga Alliance accredited school) where I received 200-hour YTT certification. I love exploring various ways to incorporate yoga into my work. I often integrate the physical as well as mental/spiritual practice through postures, meditation, breathing exercises, and yogic principles.