Mara is a Clinical Herbal Therapist, Certified Integrative Adult Sleep Coach, and owner of Urban Earth Teas and Wellness.
I’m passionate about working with those experiencing challenges with sleep, stress, and fatigue, as well as those who struggle to balance self-care with the other demands of life. I love to help people create positive and lasting changes in their lives using plant medicine, nutrition, and lifestyle modifications.
While I have been interested in herbal medicine since my early teens, I didn’t consider it as a career until I began pursuing my degree in Plant Science at the University of Northern British Columbia. I became fascinated by the interconnectedness between humans and plants, both culturally and medicinally. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science, I decided to pursue a four-year clinical program in herbal medicine at Dominion Herbal College.
I have been practicing as a Clinical Herbal Therapist in the qathet Reginal District since 2006 (with a short break while my daughter was young) and an Integrative Adult Sleep Coach since 2018. In addition to my private practice, I own and operate Urban Earth Teas and Wellness and am also (slowly) pursuing my Masters of Science in Herbal Medicine.
I am thrilled to join the VK Wellness team and look forward to supporting you in your wellness journey.