SISTER SPINSTER

HERBS AND MAGIC ON THE CALIFORNIA NORTH COAST

Liz Migliorelli is a western herbalist and magic maker who believes in affordable, accessible, community-based health care and the healing power of plants. She came to the herbal path through her own healing crisis as well as a frustration with the loss of ancestral wisdom and privatization of health care in the United States. Disenchanted by sterile doctor’s offices, she believes in the healing that comes from our own gardens, the local land and our kitchens. She is devoted to encouraging others to find empowerment through self-care and harm reduction, to find healing in a cup of fir tip and strawberry leaf tea, and to find magic in the simple practices that connect us to the Earth.

Liz was raised in the New York Hudson Valley then moved to Olympia, Washington where she attended The Evergreen State College and studying political economy, medicinal plants, folklore and decolonization movements. During this time, she also studied Northwest plants with Corinne Boyer in Shelton, WA. After leaving Olympia, she then moved to the Bay Area for a three year clinical herbalism program at the Ohlone Herbal Center in Berkeley. She has studied pulse diagnosis with Dr. William Morris, who carries the Ding family lineage of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has also studied with Atava Garcia-Swiecicki of Ancestral Apothecary, where she was first inspired to begin her Ancestral Remembrance practice. Currently, Liz is in a year long stone medicine apprenticeship with Cybele in Petaluma, CA. 

Liz has recently moved to the Mendocino coast, but continues to teach and see clients in the Bay Area & around the country. She is excited to be living amongst the Redwoods and close to the Pacific Ocean. Liz looks forward to meeting more of the herbal community in Northern California. 

If you'd like to get in touch, please email: liz@sisterspinster.net

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