Sara Jane Taylor
➳LMT NCBTMB CST
➳BA Journalism UT
➳Plant Medicine Teacher ➳
Sara believe's ONE of her divine callings is teaching and sharing the knowledge of herbal wisdom with students, friends, family, animals, and virtually anyone who is interested and open to the concept of healing with alternative medicine. She is a lover of life and believer in Plant Medicine.
She has spoken on herb panels, hosted herbal workshops at festivals, taught medicine making workshops, hosted plant walks, and continues to share her herbal knowledge on the daily. Sara loves to wildcraft medicine whenever the season is ripe and sells herbal products on her online apothecary and in a few retail shops.
She has been fortunate to teach plant medicine and share her love of the plants at San Francisco State’s (SFSU) Holistic Fair, the Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism in Asheville, NC, and the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in Boulder, CO.
Sara has also taught and shared sacred plant ceremony at community events and at some of the top US music festivals around including LIB(2015 & 2017) ARISE (2012 &2019) and Symbiosis (2015).
Sara is passionate about teaching Plant Medicine and loves to educate the world on Flower Essences specifically. She highlights these vibrational botanical treasures typically while teaching.
➳Healing Sessions ➳
I am 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 (the gong) 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 to send prayers directly to source.
➳My Herbal Path➳
I began the herbalist path (unknowingly) in 1995 after moving to the desert of Moab, UT, from Texas upon graduation from UT Austin.
The herbal allies of leaves, flowers, roots, & essential oils flowed my way for various ailments like sore throats, sprained ankles, and colds.
My new love for plants as medicines grew rapidly and I began researching herb schools to attend that were providing a hands on experience to immerse myself in. In 1999, this school would soon manifest as the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies in Boulder, CO.
It was here that my medicine path & healing journey unfolded as I studied to become a Certified Clinical Herbalist with a background in Earth Centered Herbalism, Vibrational Medicine, Ethical foraging/wildcrafting, Holistic Nutrition, & Medicine Making.
Graduating three years later with medicinal plant knowledge in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurveda, and Western Herbalism, my specialty would become the least known of the botanical treasures, the Flower Essences.
However, before beginning herb school, my relationship with the plants drastically deepened through an accident I endured after a long scramble amongst the redrocks
near the La Sal Mountains in Moab, UT. Just as I locked my hands & feet into a nice 'crag' or 'hand jam' to make a very short ascent to the top of a mesa, my dog Lefty dislodged a boulder onto my head from above. It was in this moment, a flash of a few seconds, that my entire life would change forever. I would embark on a journey into the underworld and healing arts arena simultaneously (unbeknownst to me), with an "undiagnosed" traumatic brain injury (TBI) and a "loss of self" at age 27. I say "undiagnosed" because when I went to the hospital for the 10 or so stitches, they sent me home like no big deal. A week later, I had Complete Partial Seizures (due to head trauma) and went back in that night for a CT scan. I rolled into the machine for the scan, however, I denied the dye that they normally pump into your system to diagnose the severity of the issue. So, without this, there was no way for the doctor to tell me how bad the situation really was. To this day, I am grateful for healing the injury spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically with alternative therapies instead of Western AMA medication and tests.
It is through most importantly an attitude of "anything is possible" (along with mantras, visualizations, herbal adaptogens, a plethora of flower essences, craniosacral therapy, cannabis, friends & family, and mass amounts of quiet time in nature) that I lend my full recovery to.
Basic symptoms of my TBI included a partial loss of vocabulary, slight amnesia, the entire gamut of emotions, two complete partial
gran mal seizures (which also included a NDE), no energetic boundaries, numbness on the left side of my body down to my toes and fingertips, and a general feeling of being
"out of my body" for 2-5 years.
Mantra, visualization, quiet time, and craniosacral therapy would become my new allies utilized in combination with herbal medicine to expedite my recovery over the next 3-5 years.
Through this direct and profound experience of healing oneself with
plant medicine and alternative therapies, I have total faith in the power of plants and awakened to the "belief" that we are entirely energetic beings.
It has since been my life path to teach and educate the world about botanical medicines & alternative therapies, particularly the flower essences and craniosacral therapy.
I generously share my intuitive insights,
herbal lore, 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.
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.
Teaching Quantum Flower Power at LIB 2017, California.
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
Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in Boulder, CO,
Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism in Asheville, NC,
Guest Speaker @ 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.