It all started in the forest…
…among the old growth oak trees with tulip poplar blooms falling all around me and the wild ginger whispering up to me from the forest floor – calling me back home to the wisdom resting in my own bones.
The forest revealed to me what we all know deep within us – ancestral knowledge that herbs are our allies. That they are spiritual beings walking alongside us during our lifetime, teaching us the ways of healing, spiritual connection, and so much more. When the forest shared these teachings with me, I knew I must spread this message. And that, my friend, is how Rowan + Sage was born.
– Sarah Corbett, co-founder
By Nature, For Nature
We believe that herbalism is most potent when grown through relationship to the land you live on. That’s why we source herbs by hand from abundant wild stands of plants in local forests + fields, from farmers we trust, and grow many of our herbs in our own garden. As we ethically harvest our beloved plant allies we distribute their seeds in the wild places that they grow and support regenerative land stewardship + medicinal plant conservation with the proceeds from our sales.
My name is Sarah and I’m a Clinical Herbalist, Spiritual Seeker, and Plant Witch with a passion for the magic and medicine of nature. Though I have many tools to facilitate wellness in myself and others, I 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.
I know that you have so much power to heal and grow, whether that be through connecting with plants on your own or working with me directly. It is my hope and immense privilege to guide you on a journey to reawaken the profound wisdom within you, inspire you to heal yourself with herbs, and help you live in relationship with the natural world.
As Seen In
Living Open Podcast Episode 125
with Eryn Johnson
The Intuitive Entrepreneur Podcast #013
with Brigit Esselmont, founder of Biddy Tarot
DIY Small Business Podcast Episode 16
with Yarrow Magdalena
Health & Wellbeing Podcast Episode 38: Celiac Disease
with Alison Mitchell
So You Wanna Be a Witch Episode 40
an episode with Sarah Chappell
So You Wanna Be a Witch: Instagram Training
an episode with Sarah Chappell
Mysticism, Tarot, Herbalism, and Developing Your Intuition
with Liz Carlile on the Motherhood Unstressed Podcast
Meet Sarah Corbett of Rowan + Sage in East Atlanta Village
Hey there! Sarah Corbett here. My passion for physical, mental, and spiritual wellness arose out of my own journey to understand and heal my body. I have 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, and began my own healing process when I developed a chronic illness as a teenager.
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 seemed to make me feel worse. After misdiagnosis after misdiagnosis, 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 variety of associated ailments. 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 understanding of anatomy & physiology, chemistry, biology, and nutrition at Georgia State University where I earned my Bachelor 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, Evolutionary Herbalism, and continue to further my education through mentorship with Clara Bitcon.
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 a 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 to 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.
B.S. in Psychology (Georgia State University)
200-Hour Purna Yoga Teacher (The College of Purna Yoga)
Restorative Yoga Level 1 (All Life is Yoga)
Certified Biddy Tarot Professional Reader (Biddy Tarot)
Intermediate Herbalism Course (The Herbal Academy)
Deep Reset & Moon School – Herbalism, Food as Medicine, FAM, and Women’s Health (Mediatrix Wellness)
Alchemical Herbalism (School of Evolutionary Herbalism)
Advanced Clinical Herbalism (School of Evolutionary Herbalism)
Intuitive Plant Medicine (One Willow Apothecaries)
Fertility Awareness Method Teacher Training (FEMM – current enrollment)
Herbal Medicine For Women (Dr. Aviva Romm – current enrollment)
Currently in Mentorship with Clara Bitcon – Naturopath, Herbalist, FAM Educator
Student Member of the American Herbalists Guild
Member of The Institute of Functional Medicine
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 a student of folklore and myth (plus a lot of Tolkien), blacksmithing, leatherwork, and basically learning all of the things to ensure we have a successful homestead some day!