My name is Sarah, and I’m an Herbalist, Yoga Teacher, and Intuitive Tarot Reader with a passion for the magic and medicine of nature and the human body.
Though I have many tools to facilitate wellness in myself and others, I truly believe that true healing comes from deep within. Our bodies are intelligent and resilient beings that are capable of revealing to us all that we need to know to achieve greater health. All we have to do is learn how to listen.
My passion for physical, mental, and spiritual wellness arose out of my own journey to understand and heal my body. Although I always had a deep love for the natural world and the beings that inhabited the spaces between the leaves, rocks, and webs of the forest, I did not dive into my own healing work until developing a chronic illness when I was 16.
For years I battled with physicians and specialists to help me understand what was happening with my body, why I was in so much pain, and why everything I seemed to eat would only make me feel worse. They ignored my pleas for help, misdiagnosed me, and exploited my experiences as a young woman who did not understand her own body. Then I met a Naturopath who completely changed the course of my path and introduced me to my souls work in this lifetime.
It was finally revealed to me that I had Celiac Disease and a host of other associated ailments such as anxiety, depression, adrenal fatigue, and hormonal imbalances. This Naturopath offered me many resources to assist on my healing path but unlike other doctors I had encountered, he introduced me to the concept of healing the body with herbal medicines. I was fascinated! This methodology resonated so deeply with me – I knew this is how I wanted to work with others someday.
I began to study the plants in my backyard, go on hikes every day through the forests surrounding my childhood home, walked the river banks and creek-sides, and made friends with the herbs and fungi growing around me. I began to wildcraft my own herbs, make teas and salves to support the work I was doing with this Naturopath, and discovered that much of the information I discovered through formal herbal studies completely correlated with what I had learned by trusting my own intuition. I found that I had a deep knowing within myself to understand not only what I needed to heal, but to also understand the world around me on an intuitive level.
After years of feeling like my body was fighting against the innate healing processes I held within my own being, after feeling so confused and overwhelmed by the complexity of this chronic illness, nature offered me a safe space to land. A space full of wondrous potential that deeply nourished my soul and awakened the ancestral knowledge of plants and magic lying dormant in my bones. An opportunity to truly begin to trust my own intuition to inform my experience with the world and all of its complexities. Nature called me back home.
I continued my healing path by gaining a deep understand of anatomy & physiology, chemistry, biology, and nutrition at Georgia State University where I earned my Bachelors of Science in Psychology. In 2016, I completed my 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training with the College of Purna Yoga and earned a Certification in Restorative Yoga, Level 1. I also worked with Janis Cohen of The Intuitive Therapist to further develop my empathic and intuitive gifts and became a Certified Biddy Tarot Reader in May of 2018. Throughout this time, I have studied various traditions of herbalism with The Herbal Academy and Evolutionary Herbalism.
It is through my own experience of healing myself on a physical, mental, and spiritual level through plants and intuitive work that informs my practice with others. As an Herbalist, I offer others the support they desire through consultations and herbal products for self-care as well as recommendations on lifestyle practices, holistic yoga instruction, and breath-work. Through Intuitive Tarot Readings, I channel strategies and insights that empower you move through life with confidence and clarity. I often weave all of my modalities together to create a comprehensive plan with strategies and resources that align with your unique needs.
I believe in the wisdom resting in your bones.
I know that you have so much power to heal and grow, whether that be through working with plants or learning how to trust your intuition. It is my hope that through working together we can reawaken that profound wisdom within all of us for the betterment of ourselves and the world.
B.S. in Psychology with Two Years of Dietetics Training (Georgia State University)
200-Hour Purna Yoga Teacher Certification (with Rutu Chaudhari and the College of Purna Yoga)
Restorative Yoga Level 1 Certification (with Rutu Chaudhari and All Life is Yoga)
Certified Biddy Tarot Professional Reader (Biddy Tarot)
Reiki Level I & 2 (with Lisa Powers)
Intermediate Herbalism Course (The Herbal Academy)
Alchemical Herbalism & Advanced Clinical Herbalism (Evolutionary School of Herbalism)
Professional Member of the American Herbalists Guild
– Over 200 contact hours teaching yoga to students in group settings, classes, and workshops
– Over seven years of combined self-study and formal herbal education
– Consistent attendance and enrollment in workshops and continuing educational opportunities both online and in Atlanta, GA
Ian Thorpe is my partner in life and in business. He assists me with medicine making, wildcrafting, product development, and other business operations of Rowan + Sage. Ian also handcrafts our line of items for the heart and home. Creating things, from leather objects to cedar tables, has been Ian's most valuable form of self-care.
By day, Ian puts his art and animation degrees to work making movie magic as a video effects compositor. Outside of his creative pursuits, Ian is fascinated with norse mythology, runes, and has been known to sling Tarot cards with Sage (that’s me!) every once in a while.