THE GAIA CENTER FOR HERBAL STUDIES was founded in 2005 by Mary Light, ND MH LMT .
HERB MEDIC CLINIC AND CONSULTATIONS
Herbal Advisory offered without charge
OUR HERB MEDIC STUDIO IS NOW OPEN
THURSDAYS BY APPOINTMENT
and during our Monthly Saturday Open Houses, 11- 3. No Charge for general advisory. Referrals for Advanced Health Consultations do carry a fee, for those who wish to receive the professional insight of complex detail for in- depth healing programs. Professional Advice for herbal medicine usage: dosage, frequency, preparation.
NOTE TO STUDENTS: Training within our programs and within this clinic is a pathway to fulfill clinical requirements for AHG portfolio.
GAIA CENTER has a Core Faculty of teachers, and an Adjunct Faculty of over a dozen teachers, offering a range of possible teachings in Care for Special Populations, Self Care , Oriental Medicine, Addictions and Trauma, somatics, specialized herbal medicine, and other topics for clinical practice. We regularly welcome Guest Teachers who have established practices in the community, with long range experience in a variety of healing arts. Please see more information below about our philosophy for offering teachings, how we choose teachers, and how we work with students to give them the teaching experience we highly value as an educational pathway.
EDUCATION AND COUNSEL is the 8th Pillar of Natural Medicine and Herbal Medicine Practice. The School administers a training program to fulfill American Herbalists Guild Registered Herbalist requirements. Gaia Center makes referrals to other schools and businesses for our successful teachers.
Mary Light ND, MH, LMT has been in clinical private practice for 20 + years as a traditional, classical naturopath, clinical herbalist and a licensed massage therapist.
She Founded, directs Ann Arbor School of Herbal Medicine, with MASSAGE THERAPY, TRADITIONAL NATUROPATHY and HERBALIST programs. She has been in professional private practice since 1994, on the east coast and as of 2005, in Michigan. Please see a more extensive bio if you want, at
Staff Assistants: Brittany Champagne, Courtney Pearce.
CAROLE FLORENCE, ND, LMT
A teacher in our Massage Therapy and Naturopath programs, Carole began her natural medicine studies in 2009. She currently has a private practice in Plymouth, Michigan, and a core practice with the Shipshewana community in Indiana. Carole teaches various segments in our Core Naturopathy program and in our Holistic Human Biology and Energy Anatomy program, and is a core faculty member in the NSHA MASSAGE THERAPY program. The mother of 3 grown daughters and an avid world traveler, as well as the recent proprietor of an organic farm , she pursues continuing education in many healing arts subjects, including herbal studies and energy medicine. Carole completed both the ND and Massage Therapy program within our School.