Christina Odgear

Herbology Teacher

My name is Christina and I teach a class on Herbal Medicine, both for magicians and muggles :) I love teaching this subject because it applies to humans, animals and plants alike. Herbal medicine is based both in science and spiritualism. It's extremely fun and easy for all ages, as some herbs can literally be found right outside your doorstep. Many plants have amazing medicinal value that is cheap and effective. I will teach you the basics of how to use and enjoy this fantastic source of endless health and wellness.

How I Fell in Love with Herbs

When I was a kid I used to pretend I was a wild person living off the land. I would make clothes out of leaves and ‘perfume’ from water and flowers. Little did I know that I was already a practicing herbalist. Herbs are plants that have been tried and tested over the centuries and have proven medicinal value. They are flowers, weeds, trees and shrubs all around us, created by nature to nurture us.

This class will focus on the basic application of herbal medicine. There are many chemical, physical and spiritual aspects of plants that we will begin to discuss and understand. We will learn how to find herbs around us and what to make with them. Anatomy, sustainability, ecology, philosophy, Eastern spiritualism, history and nutrition will all come into play. By the end of this course you will have more control over your health, backed by knowledge passed down from our ancient ancestors.

My Education

University of California, Santa Cruz
BA Anthropology (2009)
Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism
Certificate (2016)
Boulder Psychic Institute
Certificate (2019)

My Experience

Academy of Natural Therapy
Herbology Teacher
Sarasas School, Thailand
English Teacher