Who We Are
A passionate clinical herbalist, life coach, nutritional educator, Reiki, and flower essence practitioner, Lauren has helped hundreds of people open their hearts to the infinite wisdom of their inner knowing with transformational coaching, plant medicine (rituals), and intentional Of Soil + Stars gatherings.
She began her journey by earning a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Women and Gender Studies at DePaul University. This paved the way for work as humanitarian, activist and educator on the U.S/Mexico border. Lauren subsequently received a certification from the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism, studying with various western herbalists. Simultaneously, she expanded her expertise to include peace studies, conflict resolution, meditation, and group facilitation.
After her extensive education, Lauren worked as an Herbalist and in program development for Natural Doctors International in Nicaragua on the island of Ometepe. The chapter in Nicaragua began to weave her diverse studies, knowledge base and skills together, illuminating her calling.
Currently, Lauren is living in Northern California with her husband and two kids. She is deeply committed to her healing journey, and regularly implements the transformational work practices and plant medicine protocols that she teaches.
When she isn’t being a devoted wife and mother, she is curating healing journeys for individuals and groups with personalized plant medicines and transformational coaching. Lauren believes that when working with the plant realm people are empowered to allow a deeper connection with their higher selves, each other, and spirit.
Pacha Mama medicines is devoted to helping self-aware people open their hearts to the infinite wisdom of their inner knowing with plant medicine (rituals) and transformational coaching.
The indigenous people of the Andes give praise to Pachamama, which is the Quechua word for “Earth Goddess.” In Inca mythology, Mama Pacha or Pachamama is a fertility goddess who presides over planting and harvesting. She illuminates that ritual is a sequence of actions rooted in specific intention that allows for deeper connection with our inner spirit and nature. Pacha Mama teaches us to invite ritual into our lives, as ritual feeds and nourishes the soul.
Pacha Mama medicine provides an opportunity to weave plant medicine rituals with transformational, personal growth work. We utilize these plant allies to empower you to heal, connect, and open your heart to the infinite wisdom of your inner knowing.
We know that all human beings are microcosms profoundly related to the macrocosm of nature and are functional units under the directing hand of an intelligent, self-regulating, and self-correcting guiding life force. Pacha Mama medicine is here to guide you, while offering personal plant remedies that derive from mother earth.