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Clinical Herbalist, Certified Nutrition SpecialistLearn more about the services Lily offers >
Lily Mazzarella (MS, Herbal Medicine, Board Certified Nutrition Specialist) is the owner and lead practitioner at Farmacopia. Born in Rome, Italy and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey, Lily attended college at Wesleyan University (BA, English, 1995). After, she moved to New York City to study and write poetry.
In the midst of the average urban excitements and stressors, late-night restaurant work, and lifelong undiagnosed food allergies, she was soon confronted with a variety of health issues, including adrenal burnout, eczema, and digestive crisis. Exhausted and in pain, she found little understanding or support in common Western medical outlets for these complicated patterns.
Ultimately, the crisis changed her life: she experienced relief working with acupuncturists and herbalists, and she developed a deeper understanding of her body as an ecosystem. She took a position working with herbs and nutrients at Integral Yoga Natural Vitamin, and enrolled in the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine in Ithaca.
After graduating from NSBM in 2001, Lily continued her studies at Maryland University of Integrative Health, a pioneering institution offering the only Masters of Science in Herbal Medicine degree in the country. Throughout the intensive, 3-year, full-time program, Lily was immersed in physiology, pharmacology, herb-drug interactions, herbal materia medica, and nutrition. Her personal experiences along with rigorous training taught Lily how to bridge conventional and holistic approaches to wellness.
Lily has shared her passion for herbal medicine as a teacher, clinician and consultant. She has served as a consultant for various organizations, including Sonoma County Indian Health Services, The Ceres Project, and Premier Nutrition Labs. She regularly pursues further training and certification in fields such as Functional Nutrition and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction. Since 2006, she has been a core faculty member at California School of Herbal Studies.
In 2007, Lily realized her dream by revitalizing Farmacopia, which crosses an old-time herbal “farmacy” with the best of modern standards and practices. Lily loves to collaborate with clients and staff in a process that need not be dull and grueling— she believes that taking care of one’s health can be an empowering, life-affirming process.
Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Diplomate of OsteopathyLearn more about the services Joshua offers >
Joshua's interest in natural medicine began early; his father, a math professor, pursued posts around the world and the family landed (twice!) in Paris. It was here that a young Joshua had a profound firsthand experience with natural healing when his French doctor recommended discontinuing dairy as treatment for his painful, recurrent ear infections. In his late teens, a near-fatal bike accident requiring rehabilitation cemented his passion for understanding—and working with—the human body.
Joshua has been practicing manual medicine and bodywork since 1995, and acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine since 2001. From 2005 to 2009, he was on faculty at The Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland and The Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley teaching anatomy, orthopedic acupuncture, advanced channel theory, and pain management.
Currently, he is on staff at The Osteopathic College of Ontario. Through the Barral Institute, he regularly pursues high level trainings in cranial and visceral manipulation and has a profound understanding of the interplay between the nervous system, internal organs and the musculoskeletal system.
In Joshua's years of practice in the Bay Area, he has gained a diverse and loyal following, comprised of professional musicians, dancers, yogis, restauranteurs, and athletes, as well as children, the elderly, and those with severe chronic illness. He has been practicing at Farmacopia since 2011. "I love the dynamic, collaborative environment there—as well as access to an herbal and nutritional formulary of this caliber," he says. "I can't think of a better combination for my patients."
Naturopathic DoctorLearn more about the services Bridget offers >
A native of Oak Park, Illinois, Bridget holds a BA in Healing Arts and Sciences from Evergreen State College. During her college years she developed a deep connection with the natural world and a passion for herbal medicine while living off-grid in a cabin in the woods. After college, she pursued studies in Western herbal medicine, Ayurvedic therapeutics, and Taoist organ massage and, further developed her passions for food and nutrition by serving as chef and kitchen manager for the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center.
To deepen her knowledge of human biology, physiology and biochemistry, and to integrate this information with what she understood about energy and constitution, Bridget attended naturopathic medical school at Bastyr University in Washington, studying biomedical sciences with a holistic orientation.
After earning her doctorate, Bridget was selected for a prestigious clinical residency at Bastyr Center for Natural Health to focus on family practice medicine, with added training in environmental medicine, biofeedback, diabetes, gynecology, urology, and pediatrics. She got hands-on experience working at several high-volume clinics serving low-income and senior populations. Bridget has now been involved in the study and practice of healing arts for more than 15 years; her experience in both western medicine and "alternative" medicine has inspired her to serve as a bridge between the two perspectives.
Bowenwork SpecialistLearn more about the services Sandra offers >
A true citizen of the globe, Sandra was born in Melbourne, Australia, and grew up in South Africa, where she graduated from nursing school and became an ICU nurse. In her twenties, while traveling through India, Sandra’s eyes were first opened to natural medicine. Her travel companion was taken severely ill, and made a full recovery thanks to the local villagers' Ayurvedic and homeopathic remedies. Later, Sandra fell ill, which led to her own healing experience: she watched Tibetan lamas chanting and rolling medicine into little balls—medicine that ultimately facilitated her cure.
Upon her return, and still working as an ICU nurse, she explored natural therapies more extensively, culminating in four years of naturopathic medicine training in Cairns, Australia. It was then that she realized healthcare needed the integration of the best of conventional medicine with traditional/complementary medicine. More than 20 years later, Sandra is still pursuing this path. She recently graduated with a Master of Heath Sciences degree, with a focus on Integrative Healthcare.
Sandra has been a part of the Farmacopia practitioner team since 2002, to which she also brings her unique gift as an internationally-recognized specialist in Bowenwork, a soft-tissue bodywork that releases patterns of tension. A senior instructor for the Bowenwork Academy USA, she is a regular presenter at international Bowenwork conferences and has taught Bowenwork classes throughout Australia and Europe. In the US, Sandra has presented Bowenwork to the Integrative Medicine faculty at the Mayo Clinic, and regularly teaches Bowenwork classes at Bastyr University in Washington.
HERBALIST & NUTRITIONISTLearn more about the services Trina offers >
Trina started her healing journey nearly twenty years ago, moving to Sonoma County to study herbal medicine after graduating from college. She attended California School of Herbal Studies in 1997, attending their Foundations and Therapeutics program, culminating in a Clinical Herbalism program. Her herbal medicine background is at the heart of her practice and she regularly uses herbal formulas when working with clients. This is where she first made the connection between plants, food and the innate healing response of the body, learning that there was always another way.
After finishing her studies at CSHS, she began working in the natural products industry. During that time she worked in a lab formulating natural bath and body care products for a variety of companies in California for several years. She expertly formulated herbal extracts, blended essential oils, and created a variety of lotions, potions, scrubs and balms. Aside from being an intriguingly enjoyable experience, it offered an incomparable professional insight into the herbal world and natural products market. She later felt a hunger for a more in-depth experience and decided to shift towards working directly with clients as a health practitioner.
She returned to school in 2007 to study nutrition and became a certified Nutrition Educator and Nutrition Consultant through Bauman College. In addition to being a certified Clinical Herbalist & Nutritionist, she has received certification as a massage therapist from Calistoga Massage School, studied advanced aromatherapy and distillation with Jeanie Rose and has trained as a birthing doula with the Birth and Bonding Center.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Women’s Studies from UCLA , a Master’s of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health and is a Board Certified Nutrition Specialist. Her broad educational base has provided a range of expertise in the field of integrative health and affords her myriad modalities from which to draw upon in her individualized work clients.
CLINICAL HERBALIST, CERTIFIED NUTRITION SPECIALIST, YOGA & MEDITATION INSTRUCTORLearn more about the services Amy offers >
Amy hails from the mountains of upstate NY where she was infused in nature at a young age and completed her Bachelor's degrees in Environmental Science & Latin American Studies, focusing on agriculture, ecology, and botany.
After college, Amy faced serious health challenges including chronic pain from an accident. By 2006, she had been through 5 surgeries and conventional pain management with little relief. Her pain was so severe and unmanageable that she and her surgeon considered amputation. To add to the perfect storm, Amy experienced chronic fatigue and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) and spent years in a state of pain, exhaustion and despair.
Finding little relief in conventional medicine, Amy turned to yoga and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and found a glimmer of hope. She went on to complete extensive trainings in Integrated Yoga Therapy, Meditation, Unnata® Aerial Yoga, MBSR and Meditation specifically for those with chronic pain.
In 2003, Amy's desire for a deeper understanding of plants as medicine led her to pursue her MS in Herbal Medicine at the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH). During the full-time, 3 year program, she trained with international leaders in the field gaining a solid understanding of herbal quality, efficacy, safety, herb-drug interactions, physiology, pharmacology, materia medica, Ayurveda and nutrition.
Successfully managing her chronic pain and health challenges with an impressive tool kit, Amy has worked for over a decade as a scientist, researcher, and educator. She consults with companies as a Formulator and Quality Control specialist and teaches as an Adjunct Professor for the MUIH Herbal Medicine Masters of Science program and at the California School of Herbal Studies. She is a Board Certified Nutrition Specialist, a Flower Essence Practitioner, holds an international certification in Aromatherapy and has taught Herbal Medicine, MBSR, yoga & meditation in studios, prisons and tropical beaches in the US, Latin America and France.
Amy is a Master Gardener and views the body as an ecosystem. She believes that most dis-ease is a result of an interplay between genetics, physiology, toxins, pathogens, stress and emotions. She is passionate about offering tools in a customized, practical and accessible way to support you on your unique path to a more fulfilling life. Her rigorous training combined with her personal experiences overcoming health challenges makes her an extremely compassionate and deeply experienced guide.
CLINICAL AROMATHERAPIST, INTUITION MEDICINE®Learn more about the services Robin offers >
Growing up close to the land in Sonoma County, Robin enjoyed raising animals, investigating plants, and climbing trees. After graduating with her BA from Hutchins School of Liberal Studies at Sonoma State University, Robin began a successful career in the high-tech industry. Inevitably, her heart called her back home and she returned to pursue her lifelong dream of learning plant medicine.
Launching into her studies in 2002, she attended 3 years at the California School of Herbal Studies. In 2004 she completed a yoga teacher training in the Viniyoga tradition – a yoga methodology that focuses on creating an individualized practice that best fits the needs of each person. Her love of the aromatic arts inspired her to pursue an International Certification in Aromatherapy with Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy, and an Advanced Clinical Aromatherapy Retreat with Dr. Daniel Penoel in France. She recently served as a consultant and educator for nurses at a local hospital, helping them bring aromatherapy into post-operative care.
As an herbal clinician, Robin began to see energetic health issues in clients that called for an approach beyond herbs and aromatherapy alone. Determined to find a complementary methodology to address these concerns, Robin completed a 2 year program in energy medicine at the Academy of Intuition Medicine® in 2016.
Dedicated to sharing the healing message of plant medicine, she now combines aromatherapy, herbalism and intuitive energy work to help individuals restore balance and harmony in mind, body, and spirit.
NATUROPATHIC DOCTORLearn more about the services Bonnie offers >
Dr. Bonnie's path to Sonoma County has been a slow and steady move south since graduating from Bastyr University in 2000 with a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and a Certificate of Midwifery. Medicine was an unlikely transition from a 15-year career in choreography and dance. She finds that the same type of creative thinking used to craft a dance, is key to helping her patients create the health and vitality they seek.
In Seattle, Washington she worked with young families, attended births of over 200 women, provided pediatric care for the babies, and nutritionally and herbally balanced hormones for fertility. It was during these years she began to understand the effectiveness of preconception care to optimize health for the whole family. Personal experience of her first pregnancy with no preconception care, followed by a healthier second pregnancy with 2 years of preparation, underlined the importance.
In 2006 she jumped state lines to move her family to small-town life in Ashland, Oregon.
Her practice shifted to focus on young adult care and menopausal support. The next big shift in her work occurred when she attended a post-doctorate Environmental Medicine Program in 2011. Cleansing and detoxification had always been a cornerstone of her practice, but now the bar had been raised. The reality of over 85,000 man-made chemicals, with 3,000 of those compounds in everyday non-occupational exposure, was overwhelming. Looking deeper, she began to understand the immense impact these chemicals have on childhood health and development. Since 2011 she has presented over 20 lectures on environmental impacts on reproductive health at medical conferences throughout the United States. Over the years, she has written several books and created programs in detoxification, the ketogenic diet, and preconception optimization.
In January of 2017 she crossed state lines again into California. She lives on a beautiful farm in the redwoods outside of Guerneville, where she continues to develop her wellness programs to help people of all ages create health for today and expand their healthspan; the years of life when regardless of age you are healthy. Dr. Bonnie is excited to join the fabulous team at Farmacopia.
LICENSED ACUPUNCTURISTLearn more about the services Dylan offers >
Dylan was born and raised in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California, and spent her early adulthood in Santa Cruz and San Francisco. After nearly a decade in emergency medicine as an EMT and paramedic, Dylan started studying massage to increase her knowledge of the body and to bring more awareness to the mind-body connection. This growing knowledge, as well as her work on the ambulance, sparked a deep desire to offer therapeutic support to fellow humans experiencing issues like anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, and trauma recovery. A frequent acupuncture patient herself, Dylan completed the Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) program at Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, CA, and became a licensed acupuncturist.
As a general practitioner, Dylan has worked with a variety of patients, in many different settings. Her experience includes community acupuncture clinics throughout the bay area, the San Francisco Homeless Prenatal program, the student clinic at the UC Berkeley’s Athletic Department, and the staff wellness program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. She also studied as a student intern under Robert Levine, L.Ac in Berkeley, CA for 3 years. A recent transplant to Santa Rosa after living in Oakland for nearly 20 years, Dylan loves the natural beauty and friendly faces of the area.
A lifelong learner, Dylan continues building her knowledge through seminars and workshops, and she has also received training at Shikoku Medical College in Japan, completing a five-day intensive program for Japanese style facial rejuvenation acupuncture and moxibustion.
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Nina is a Certified Nutritionist and Reiki Master Practitioner who joins Farmacopia as a Store Manager. She is originally from El Salvador moving to Seattle Washington 30 years ago. It was there working in various corporations that she gained valuable experience in customer service. Her travel abroad exposed her to rich and colorful cultures, appreciating diversity and teaching her to bring compassion to her management style. After experiencing health challenges, Nina decided to leave the corporate world and follow her passion to become a nutritionist and reiki practitioner.
Before moving to Sonoma County, Nina was the Store Manager for one of best apothecaries in Seattle where she learned about herbs, expanding her love for plants as medicine. She is delighted to be part of Farmacopia's team and to contribute to its multicultural community. Nina continues her commitment to be an advocate of holistic health seeking out ways to help people improve their well-being.
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Danielle’s love of nutrition and supplementation began as a child growing up in Novato California with monthly trips to a health food store and home-cooked meals her mother created every day. Her active lifestyle of swimming, yoga and dancing has made maintaining good health a lifelong goal. Through her own trials dealing with chronic pain, digestive, sleep and depression challenges, she’s learned that knowing your needs is your greatest asset, listening to your own body’s innate healing wisdom is a sure path to vitality. Now over a decade at Farmacopia, she’s become ‘an herbalist by osmosis’. She feels fortunate to be near and to blend the over 200 herbal tinctures every day, understanding that herbalism is intuitive and that an herb can present itself to you at the right time. Danielle is passionate about collaborating with colleagues, practitioners and their clients in their search to find the best nutritional, supplemental or herbal medicine.
After losing her home in the October fires of 2017, her experience helps support her customers and community who were impacted and are recovering from grief, PTSD and anxiety. When not fervently stocking the shelves with unique, quality products she balances her work with volunteer gardening, somatic practices of Feldenkrais and Gestalt, contemporary dance and writing poetry, inculcating in her a conviction that optimal health and healing begins from the inside out.
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Jocelyn joins Farmacopia with 2 years of study in herbalism at the California School of Herbal Studies as part of the Roots of Herbalism and Intermediate Community Herbalist programs. With 10 years experience working for a human rights organization in Fair Trade product development and sales, she is excited to be a part of a vibrant, people-centered market place that supports healthy communities.
She sees every day on the sales floor as an opportunity to connect with people and continue learning about herbal therapeutics. She teaches herbal medicine classes at Land Path's Bayer Farm and Graton Day Labor Center with a focus on traditional herbal knowledge and accessible medicine.
CUSTOMER SERVICE, HERBALISTLearn more about the services Julie offers >
Julie is a Certified Clinical Herbalist and with an undying passion to help others uncover the mysteries of their soul and heal naturally. She has a handcrafted herbal skincare & aromatherapy line for self-care, intention setting, and nourishment called Opal Elements Cosmic Apothecary.
Julie grew up in Stamford, Connecticut and moved to California in 2013 to work and study at the Esalen Institute. There she received an alternative education of workshops in meditation, leadership, mindfulness, astrology, gardening, cooking, gestalt therapy, and much more. After leaving in early 2015 she did an intensive Western Herbal Medicine program in Berkeley, CA at Ohlone Herbal Center.
Julie graduated as a Certified Western Herbalist in October 2015 and started the clinical program shortly after.
In the student clinic she met with many clients with a diverse collection of health issues including depression, stress, hypothyroid, high blood pressure, chronic back pain, head trauma, hormone imbalances, and much more. Julie has been studying the art of alchemy as well for the last seven years which helps connect people to their soul’s path which she incorporates herbalism into.
Since moving to Sonoma County she has found her tribe and is committed to being an active member of her community. She leads workshops that are geared toward community building, sisterhood, empowerment, and learning tools and practices to add into your daily routine that promote self love & inspiration. Stop in the store to talk to her about what flower essences and energetic herbal medicine that may be beneficial to you!
CUSTOMER SERVICE, NUTRITIONISTLearn more about the services Paige offers >
Paige joined Farmacopia in 2016. She brings with her over 7 years experience working with people of all ages in the nutrition/health field. She obtained her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Health Promotion and Wellness. Immediately upon graduating, she started her career working for the AmeriCorps and other nonprofit organizations. She taught nutrition and cooking classes to school-aged children and promoted farm-fresh produce to school lunch programs. Two years ago, Paige decided to go back to school for a more concentrated education in the holistic nutrition world. Now, she is a certified Nutrition Consultant through Bauman College.
You can find her at the store lending a listening ear and providing support to walk-in customers for digestive health, sleep issues, hormonal imbalances, low energy and mood disorders. She recommends specific supplements, diets, herbs, and probiotics for specific health needs as well as for daily maintenance. She also teaches workshops here at Farmacopia. Paige truly believes healing starts with whole foods and a balanced lifestyle.
Claire loves beautiful things, like the changing of seasons, wildflowers, and the ocean. Because of this love, she began a farming internship in 2013 at the Green String Institute. There she learned how to be in communication with the plants, the soil, and the cycles of life. In 2014 She began farming full time at Cannard Farm. Her passion for nature is shown by her drive to be a steward to the earth by re-building our soils and by listening carefully to what the plants are sharing with us.
With a deep feeling of connection to the Earth, Claire wanted to learn about the world of medicinal plants. In 2016, she began the Roots of Herbalism program at The California School of Herbal Studies. From there, she attended the Intermediate- Community Herbal Training program. Claire is a current student at the dhyana Center, where she is studying Clinical Ayurveda.
In practice, she will work with your specific constitutionality to find the remedy that best fits you as an individual.
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