Hi! I’m Mara. I’m a researcher, healer, mother, and creative medicine maker. More formally, I am a Clinical Herbal Therapist, Aromatherapist, Plant Scientist, and Integrated Sleep Coach. I’m also the owner of Urban Earth Teas and Wellness.
I’m passionate about working with those experiencing challenges with sleep, stress, and fatigue, as well as those who struggle to balance self-care with the other demands of life. I love to help people create positive and lasting changes in their lives using plant medicine, nutrition, and lifestyle modifications.
HOW I GOT HERE
While I have been interested in herbal medicine since my early teens, I didn’t consider it as a career until I began pursuing my degree in Plant Science at the University of Northern British Columbia. I became fascinated by the interconnectedness between humans and plants, both culturally and medicinally. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science, I decided to pursue a four-year clinical program in herbal medicine at Dominion Herbal College.
I have been practicing as a Clinical Herbal Therapist in the qathet Reginal District since 2006 (with a short break while my daughter was young) and an Integrative Adult Sleep Coach since 2018. In addition to my private practice, I own and operate Urban Earth Teas and Wellness and am also (slowly) pursuing my Masters of Science in Herbal Medicine.
MORE ABOUT MARA (THE IMPORTANT STUFF)
I’m the mother of one beautiful, sassy daughter, 16 chickens, several thousand bees and a very patient cat. I love chocolate, Mr. Darcy, and Earl Grey tea. I probably have a book about any topic you can think about. My favourite movies are Pride and Prejudice (the 1995 version with Colin Firth….obviously…) and any Ghibli movie (especially Howl’s Moving Castle). I love rocky beaches filled with tide pools but hate cold water, and my favourite colours are turquoise and purple.