where we co-create ceremony, celebrate your power & invite the whole breadth and depth of your dreams to be held by the plants.
I am rooting for the mothers of this earth who want to create new systems for resilient family health. I'm here for women who hold love sacred and want to pursue the ways of least harm in raising their children with seasonal food and rhythms of the earth. I want to enrich your repertoire with herbal bitters, elixirs, botanical vinegars, mocktails, fruit shrubs and fermented honeys!
I see birth as an unparalleled portal to instinct, intuition and personal transformation. From the chrysalis magic of pregnancy, muscular fire of birthing, to the chaos of postpartum where we re-integrate our insights, mothers have always been a channel for the most astonishing process of creation. The plants facilitate us in the tending of motherhood's terrain.
I am an apprentice to the plants and to my clients' deep desires for thriving health. I support you in plant tastings, meditations and quests for answers. Education is at the heart of what I do, awakening the element-worker or the medicine-maker, the nature-lover or the wise woman in you.
Aya Maria Maldonado
I work closely with specialist U.K. based suppliers that have rigorous quality and safety standards in place. Most of my herbs are cultivated in Wales with adherence to organic growing and ethical wildcrafting principles, using innovative extraction methods to enhance efficacy. I can recommend trusted suppliers for your home pharmacy.
The side effects of taking your herbal medicine are the therapeutic effects! When taken correctly as prescribed, there are rarely negative side effects as long as the practitioner has taken into account herb-drug interactions, appropriate dosage, frequency, and duration of treatment. Some herbs increase liver activity, bowel transit time or other elimination pathways. This may result in a short period of adjustment upon commencing the protocol, although halving the dose works for many as a transitional soft introduction.
There is some conflation of these two different phases. Pregnancy is a time for delicate and careful use of herbs, to avoid stimulating the uterus or affecting the baby, and particularly tinctures due to the alcohol content. There are however some very useful and safe herbs to support healthy growth, mitigate nausea and related digestion issues, and to facilitate restful sleep. Postpartum and during lactation, we are able to work with a wider range of plants to strengthen tissue repair, reduce stress, restore tone, and many other common health goals arising at this special time.
I aim to provide quality care to all my clients in a timely manner. No-shows, late arrivals and last minute cancellations inconvenience myself and my other clients as well. Please be aware of the following:
When you book your appointment, you are holding a space that is no longer available to other people.
If cancellation is necessary, I require that you notify me at least 48h in advance. Appointments are in high demand, and your advanced notice will allow another client access to that appointment time.
If you need to cancel or reschedule, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A cancellation is considered late when the appointment is cancelled less than 48h before the appointed time. A no-show is when a patient misses an appointment without cancelling. In either case, there is no refund available.