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About Emily Rose

Emily Rose is an herbalist living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has 14 years of clinical experience. She created Roots & Roses in 2017 in order to bring together three of her herbal passions: clinical herbalism, medicine making, and education. Her practice specializes in women’s health, endocrinology, and nutrition. Emily is currently working towards her MS in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. She enjoys sharing the magic of the plants and self-care techniques with clients and students. Underlying all therapies and classes is a deep prayer of healing and reconnection to Mother Earth. 


At a young age Emily began to immerse herself in her love of language and healing, studying foreign cultures and traveling extensively in Mexico and Spain. She graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada with a double B.A. in English Literature and Hispanic Studies in 2006. Upon graduation she began her travels to South America. Her passion for the healing arts grew there as she witnessed rich traditions in herbal medicine first-hand. Back in the Bay Area, she saw illness in her community in a new way. Emily was moved to learn more about the human body and alternative paths of medicine which consider the whole person, as well as the environment. In 2007 she became certified in Acupressure at the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, CA.


Eager for more hands-on experience and a strong yearning to return to South America, in 2008 Emily began a four year live-in apprenticeship with medicine woman Teresa Katakama in the Andes of Peru. In this clinical apprenticeship, Emily had the opportunity to hone her assessment skills and deepen her connection with the plants on the organic farm and in the extensive natural pharmacy. She worked with both local and international patients in herbalism, acupressure, yoga, and nutrition. Working as translator, side by side with her guide, Emily had exposure to illnesses in all of their forms: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. This was also a time of great personal healing. 


Emily has also worked along-side various herbalists in California, Oregon, and New Mexico - wildcrafting, making medicine, and sharing clinical experiences. She has hundreds of hours of continued education with herbalists across the country, such as Paul Bergner and Thomas Easley. She moved to Santa Fe in 2012. In addition to Roots & Roses, she has been a resident instructor at Milagro School of Herbal Medicine since 2014. She also teaches medicine making electives at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden.


Emily is excited to deepen her relationship with the sacred land of New Mexico and feels blessed to be on this life-long path of healing and service. She gives gratitude to the plants, her teachers, and her loved ones for all of their generosity and wisdom.  

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