Hi! My name is Amanda. I am a homeschooling mom, sheep farmer, herbalist, running coach and birth doula. (I know, it’s kind of a crazy mix!) I love to make things with my hands and I love learning new things, so that’s a lot of what I talk about on here.
My training and experience
As soon as I became pregnant with my first child, in 2001, I wanted to learn all that I could about natural living. That thirst for knowledge has led me down many paths, including birth doula training and work, midwifery school, two herbalism schools, and countless workshops, seminars and symposiums.
I am a graduate of the Advanced Women’s Herbal and Aromatherapy program at Heart of Herbs School. When I finished this program, which focused on western herbalism, I decided that I wanted to learn more about eastern herbalism and energetics. To do this, I enrolled in the East West School of Herbology. The combination of the two programs has given me the kind of education I wanted – one with a focus on the specific needs of women, while learning about the healing systems that are used throughout the world.
I work with clients locally, in the Denver/Boulder metro area, or long-distance, via skype.
Birth Doula Training – ALACE/toLabor, 2009
Advanced Women’s Herbal and Aromatherapy Graduate – Heart of Herbs/Birth Arts International, 2010 – 2013
Advanced Midwifery Studies – Ancient Art Midwifery Institute, 2009 – Present
Professional Herbalist Course – East West School of Herbology, 2012 – Present
RRCA Running Coach Certification – 2017
80/20 Endurance Coaching Certification – 2023
SafeSport Certification – 2023
200hr Yoga Teacher Training – 2023
Certified Abortion Doula – Colorado Doula Project – 2023
Herbalism 101 for Childbirth Professionals with Lynn Flanagan-Till, 2009
Colorado Midwives Association Spring Conference, 2010
Colorado Midwives Association Fall Conference, 2010
Midwifery Study and Skills Group, 2010-2011
Neonatal Resuscitation Certification with Karen Strange, Los Gatos, CA, 2013
East-West School of Herbology Seminar, Ben Lomond, CA, 2013, 2014
American Herbalists Guild Symposium, Bend, OR, 2013
American Herbalists Guild
Road Runners Club of America