Maya Blow is an herbalist and classical homeopath practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area. She studied herbal medicine at the California School of Herbal Studies in Northern California and also completed four years of homeopathic medical school at the Institute of Classical Homoeopathy in San Francisco. After graduating Maya went on to teach materia medica at the ICH. She is also currently on the faculty of the Institute of Urban Homesteading based out of Oakland California. Maya has been studying, practicing and making herbal medicine for over fifteen years and brings to her practice an innate sensitivity, empathy and powerful intuition towards her clients. Besides her passion for holistic and alternative medicine, Maya is a wife, mother of two, permaculturist, organic farmer, artist and avid crafter. Maya teaches nature studies, gardening, herbal medicine making and many other homesteading and DIY classes. She has been making and teaching art for two decades and continues to draw her inspiration from her love of nature. Some of her hobbies include organic gardening, animal husbandry, foraging for wild food, fermenting and canning, making herbal medicine, cheese making, and dying with plants. She currently runs a handcrafted herbalism CSA from her organic farm in El Sobrante where she lives with her husband and sons, chickens, bees and jersey milk cows.
2016 Convergence Workshop: Food As Medicine