Meet Karen Wentlandt
Therapeutic Herbalist, graduate of the East-West School of Planetary Herbalism
"I see plants as the medicine God made for the bodies.
The fit is just too beautiful and too precise to be accidental."
Eleos is my calling. As an herbalist, I get to use the plants God created to help people.
I am trained in multiple herbal traditions. As a 2014 graduate of the North American School of Clinical Herbalism, I am a Master Herbalist in the Western Folk Herbalism tradition. I have built on that foundation with more than six years of formal training in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as Western herbalism, with the East-West School of Planetary Herbology (EWSPH). As a 2021 graduate of that program, I am currently working towards 400 clinical hours in order to earn my EWCH (East-West Clinical Herbalist) credential, which is the highest designation one can earn from this prestigious school. Once I have completed those hours, I will be eligible for full membership in the professional society for herbalists practicing in North America, the American Herbalists Guild (AHG).
In January of 2021, I was invited by Dr. Michael Tierra, founder of the EWSPH, to be a practitioner for the East-West Free Clinic in Santa Cruz, CA. The Free Clinic has been serving underprivileged members of that community for 16 years. I see my clients virtually twice a month, and have come to love my time with them, working to serve them well as I meet their unique health challenges.
My education is ongoing. I regularly take part in webinars, online and in-person classes, and seminars from esteemed herbalists, including:
Rosalee de la Foret
While I don’t currently specialize in any one field, I do have a heart for women’s issues, and for people living with mental illnesses.
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