Herbalist Referrals

The Florida School of Holistic Living recommendations for available herbalist consultations are below. Please note: they set their own schedule and rates.

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Maggie O’Halloran

Community Herbalist

Maggie is the Executive Director for the Florida School of Holistic Living and a core instructor. With over 30 years of plant study, she brings a wealth of experience in knowledge about lifestyle influences and the healing power of plants. She has studied under the direct guidance of Emily Ruff and Rosemary Gladstar, as well as with David Winston, Aviva Romm, and Phyllis Light.

Maggie can be contacted about consultations via her school email: maggie@holisticlivingschool.org

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Thomas Easley

Founder & Director of the Eclectic

School of Herbal Medicine

Thomas is founder and director of ESHM and co-author of The Modern Herbal Dispensatory. He is a traditional western herbalist who practices with herbs used by cultures all over the world, including Ayurveda and TCM. He considers humoral imbalances and constitution, eclectic and physiological approaches, modern naturopathic therapies, and functional blood work ranges when consulting. Thomas also emphasizes using food as medicine and intensive diets, stress reduction techniques, nutritional supplements, and exercise to help his clients achieve their health goals.

You can find more information and book a consultation with him here:

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Christina Lynch

Community Herbalist

Christina is a community herbalist from the Florida School of Holistic Living with expertise in both the teaching about and cultivation of herbal plants. She is a first-generation American of Barbadian descent who desires to share her knowledge of and passion for herbaceous plants with her community.

Christina delights in reconnecting with the earth. She partakes in spiritual practices and physical interaction with it to carry on traditions her ancestors practiced. Christina created The Ginger Tea Company, a small business focused on creating herbal products and services, to assist others in starting or continuing their own journeys in becoming one with themselves.

Christina offers herbal consultations, herbal classes, and herbal tea blends. She studied under Emily Ruff and Maggie O’Halloran and is an avid tea lover, recovering foodie, and cultural explorer.

You may contact her directly to request a consultation via her email: clynch@trydent.org


Shay DeGrandis

Community Herbalist

Shay is an artist, community herbalist, kitchen medicine maker, accidental comedian, plant walker, ancestor talker, celebrant and animist working in the Orlando area. Between 2016 and 2019, she trained with The Death Midwife, Angie Buchanan; was certified with the Celebrant Foundation and Institute; attended the Orphan Wisdom School with Stephen Jenkinson, and worked as a hospice volunteer. Her previous training as a story-teller, death doula, home funeral guide and celebrant informs her work as a community herbalist. Her practice focuses on stress, anxiety, heartbreak, ancestral tending and grief care through nutritional and herbal support, mindfulness, and creativity.

You may contact her directly to request a consultation via her email: shaydegrandis@gmail.com

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Ash Brown

Clinical Herbalist

Ash (she/her) is a clinical herbalist, medicine maker and creative who was drawn to herbalism because of her own chronic health issues. She studied at the Florida School of Holistic Living and later completed her clinical herbalism training at the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine in Lowgap, NC. She continued to pursue formal education in functional neurology and has recently completed a somatic attachment therapist program. Her approach to herbalism integrates science and tradition, utilizing functional blood work ranges, food as medicine, nutritional supplements, lifestyle modifications and custom herbal formulations. Her primary focus is on neurological conditions with their often multi-system involvement, although she embraces the opportunity to work with anyone who feels called to work with her. Ash is passionate about supporting clients to regain agency over their own health, and she considers it an act of gratitude to be in service of the plants that so generously offer us such a dynamic path towards true wellness.

For more info and booking email Ash at wild.river.alchemy@gmail.com

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