Sara Jane Taylor
➳FLOWER ESSENCE TEACHER
➳YOGA TEACHER (RYT-200)
➳Bachelor of Journalism, UT
➳lover of life &
plant medicine enthusiast ➳
Sara is passionate about
teaching Plant Medicine and
loves to educate the world on Flower Essences. She highlights this area of botanical, vibrational medicine when teaching at herb schools, music & healing arts festivals, and community events.
Sara (SJ) began the herbalist path in 1995 after moving to the desert of Moab, UT, from Texas.
The herbal allies of leaves, flowers, roots, & essential oils flowed her way for various ailments like sore throats, sprained ankles, and colds.
Her new love for plants as medicines grew rapidly and she began researching herb schools to attend that were providing a hands on experience to immerse herself in.This school would soon manifest in 1999 as the
Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies in Boulder, Co.
It was here that Sara's medicine path & healing journey unfolded as she studied to become a Certified Clinical Herbalist with a background in Holistic Nutrition, Earth Centered Herbalism, Vibrational Medicine, Ethical Wildcrafting, & Medicine Making.
Graduating three years later with medicinal plant knowledge in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurveda, and Western Herbalism, her specialty would become the least known of the botanical treasures, the Flower Essences. These liquid tinctures of sunlight work with the mind, body & Spirit, particularly the thoughts & emotions, which create our realities.
However, before beginning herb school, Sara's relationship with the plants drastically deepened through an accident she endured after a long scramble amongst the redrocks
near the La Sal Mountains in Moab, UT. Just as she locked her hands & feet into a nice 'crag' or 'hand jam' to make a very short ascent to the top of the mesa, her dog Lefty dislodged a boulder onto her head from above. It was in this moment, a flash of a few seconds, that her entire life had changed forever. Sara would then embark on a journey into the underworld and healing arts arena simultaneously (unbeknownst to her), with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the 'loss of self' at age 27.
It is through most importantly an attitude of "anything is possible" (along with mantras, visualizations, herbal adaptogens, a plethora of flower essences, craniosacral therapy, friends & family, and mass amounts of quiet time in nature) that Sara lends her full recovery to.
Basic symptoms of her TBI included a partial loss of vocabulary, slight amnesia, the entire gamut of emotions, two complete partial (gran mal) seizures, no energetic boundaries, & panic attacks to name a few.
Mantra, visualization, quiet time, and craniosacral therapy would become her new allies utilized in combination with herbal medicine to expedite her recovery over the next 3-5 years.
Through this direct and profound experience of healing oneself with
plant medicine and alternative therapies,
SJ has total faith in the power of plants and the belief that we are entirely energetic beings.
It has since been her life path to teach and educate the world about botanical medicines & alternative therapies, particularly the essences and oils.
Sara generously shares her intuitive insights,
herbal lore, and the wisdom of flower essence therapy & craniosacral therapy on a daily basis.
It is innately the plants healing design to aid the body in attaining homeostasis on all
levels of being.
Sara is available for herbal & flower essence consultations in person, on the phone, & through zoom live conferencing.
In person bodywork sessions are available and designed uniquely for the client, weaving modalities of Zen Shiatsu, Craniosacral, and herbal medicine allies.
Sound healing and plant musings of
wildcrafted flower essences & essential oils
enhance the treatment on subtle, vibrational levels, promoting a deep relaxation of the Spirit.
Sessions are created to hold a safe and sacred container for each client to achieve greater health on all dimensions. The use of sacred plant bundles and their smoke in sessions helps to transmute energies and send prayers directly to source.
Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in Boulder, CO,
Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism in Asheville, NC,
San Francisco State University's Holistic Fair,
LIB, ARISE festival, Building Man, & many community events.
Art of bodywork ~
I immersed myself into nine years of studying various modalities to weave into my herbal & healing arts practice including Zen Shiatsu in SF, Advanced Craniosacral therapy in Big Sur, Swedish/Deep & thai massage in CO, Shamanic Studies with Sandra Ingermann & Don Oscar, & advanced essential oil magik with David Crow.
After first finding and loving Hatha yoga in 1995, I finally attended my teacher training in Sedona, AZ, in 2009, with Sraddha, at the 7 Centers Yoga Arts under the lineage of Swami Satyananda Saraswati of the Bihar School of Yoga.
I perceive the human being as an energetic, holographic system and I believe all presenting ailments stem from vibrational patterns of energy, whether they are physical, spiritual, or emotional in quality. From this lens, the Spirit is included in the healing paradigm, also known as "Shen" in Chinese Medicine. This electromagnetic existence vibrationally links the spirit, meridians, chakras, and our aura directly to the universal field of energy.
"Vibrational Essences are tinctures of liquid consciousness and stored within them is an evolutionary force, indeed the life-force itself." ~Gurudas
Please note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to treat, cure, or diagnose any dis-ease.Please consult your physician before taking any herbal supplements.