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Letitia Krakowski, PhD, RH. (AHG)

Dr. Letitia Krakowski has had an integrative healing practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico for over a decade. She focuses on whole-family practice which on any given day could include a colicky baby and a women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. She incorporates herbs, supplements, diet, exercise and emotional health in her treatment plans. “I see my job as an herbalist to help educate my clients so that they can make healthier choices and to provide them with the tools they need to reach the state of wellness that they desire”. An important element of Dr. Krakowski’s practice is her collaboration with a network of practitioners of other alternative healthcare disciplines to treat the whole person.

Dr. Krakowski earned her PhD in Chemistry from the University of Nebraska in 1988. In 1994, after suffering a severe head injury unresponsive to standard Western medical treatments, she discovered the benefits of herbal-based alternative medicine. Subsequently she trained with Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa before beginning her own practice.

Dr. Krakowski is a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild. In her spare time she ski’s, snowshoes, hikes and mountain bikes in the wonderful mountains of New Mexico.

Robert J. Talbert Jr., MS CAS, RH. (AHG)

Rob Talbert is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and Registered Herbalist in private practice at Jivaka Ayurveda in Laguna Beach, CA. He is peer-reviewed professional member of National Ayurvedic Medical Association and the American Herbalist Guild. He is also a senior faculty member at the California College of Ayurveda.

Mr. Talbert is a graduate of the California College of Ayurveda (CCA), Rob received dual certificates from CCA and the American Institute of Vedic Studies. His clinical skills were enhanced through his 18 month apprenticship with Vicki "Vijaya" Stern. Rob completed post-graduate study with Dr. Liladhar Gupta in Vrindavan, India.

Rob has been a life-long student of Yoga, Zen, Non-dual philosophy, the ways of nature and holistic health.

Dr. Japa K. Khalsa

Dr. Japa K. Khalsa received a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University in Chicago and completed her Masters of Oriental Medicine at the Midwest College of OM. She is a Board certified and licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncturist and now practices Acupuncture, Injection and IV Therapies in Espanola, NM.

Dr. Khalsa is one of the few Doctor’s of Oriental Medicine in New Mexico licensed for Expanded Prescriptive Authority which allows her to do Trigger point injections amd IV therapy with vitamins and homeopathics.

Rosalee de la Forȇt

Rosalee de la Forȇt is passionate about helping people discover the world of herbalism and natural health. In her clinical practice, Methow Valley Herbs, Rosalee enjoys working with a wide variety of people to solve their health problems.

Rosalee is also very dedicated to herbal education. She teaches internationally at herbal conferences, and guides enthusiastic herbal students in her popular mentorship program. For the past five years has also been an herbal consultant to LearningHerbs.com.

Mimi Hernandez, MS, RH (AHG)

Mimi Hernandez, MS, RH (AHG) comes from a background as a clinical herbalist, educator, and ethnobotanist. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the American Herbalists Guild and formerly held the position of Coordinator of the Appalachian Center for Ethnobotanical studies at Frostburg State University.

Prashanti de Jager, MS, EMT

After earning degrees from the University of Michigan in the fields of Math, Engineering, Biophysics and Emergency Medicine and studying numerous adjunct healing modalities in Ann Arbor, Prashanti moved to India in 1990 to study Advaita and the Vedic Sciences including Ayurveda, Vastu shastra, Yoga, Jyotish, etc. He experienced the very good fortune of a decade of sitting at the feet of epic paragons like Sri H.W.L.

Betsy Costilo, M.S., CNS, LDN

Betsy has always been drawn to the healing arts and the natural world. She began her self-study of herbal medicine in 2001, reading anything and everything she could on the subject of plant healing, and taking classes wherever she could find them.

Drawn by her desire to be closer to nature, she attended the University of Vermont and completed her undergraduate studies in Environmental Science and Ecological Agriculture, focusing on forest gardening with wild edibles and medicinals.

Gwen Nagano, LMP, AWP

Gwen Nagano is an Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner, Licensed Massage Practitioner, and Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula. She has studied throughout the US and India, with many respected teachers including Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Jayarajan Kodikannath, and Dr. Sarita Shrestha.

Dr. Joshua Rubinstein, ND, BS

Dr. Joshua Rubinstein is a graduate of Bastyr University where he received his postgraduate degree in Naturopathic Medicine. Previous to his education at Bastyr, Dr. Rubinstein attended the University of Puget Sound where he received a B.S. in Biology. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Rubinstein is also a professor at Bastyr University.

Guru Darshan K. K. Wilson

Guru Darshan K. K. Wilson is the Co-Founder and formulator for EcoBotanica®. Guru Darshan has practiced her inspired hands-on art in the Holistic Health field for more than 25 years. Some of Guru Darshan’s experience includes receiving a UCLA science degree, a New Mexico Massage License, certification in Advanced Hands-on Treatments from Dr. Lad’s Ayurvedic Institute, including use of herbs, clays and essential oils, and Ayurvedic studies including the teachings of Drs. David Frawley and Sunil Joshi.