Drea Moore, MA, LMT, AHC clinical herbalist and educator
I am Drea Moore (cis female) located on occupied Coast Salish and S'Klallam tribal lands (Port Angeles, Washington) and I advocate and teach "sober" herbalism. I am a clinical herbalist currently working with private clients and writing a book about my work and research. I am also a core faculty member at the global online herb school, Land of Verse
I formally trained in herbalism at the California School of Herbal Studies (3 years of programs) and I have more than 15 years of continuous sobriety with an active recovery program. Before I left California, I was running a free community herbal clinic in my area where I worked with the elderly, the unhoused, and abused women.
I am a guest teacher at the California School of Herbal Studies. You can purchase a June 2022 class recording titled, "Alcohol-free Botanical Zeitgeist; what every herb enthusiast and herbalist should know about non-alcoholic herbal medicine and why they should make more of it" at their web site.
I bring consciousness and awareness to the writings, teachings, attitudes and language used to colonize medicine making practices and herbalism and therefore perpetuate myths and practices of exclusion. I voice a non-alcoholic perspective on herbalist practices wherever I teach and participate in wellness.
Contact me if you would like to know more about non-alcoholic herbalism, my classes, event appearances, conferences and symposiums, or my upcoming book.
I believe that we all deserve wellness regardless of class, race, gender, size, etc. I disrupt the obsession with vanity, purity and perfection in wellness spaces. I educate myself and others to foster awareness and compassion.
You can follow my life and work in the medicine at my instagram account @soberherbalist
I appeared in a couple of podcast videos from the "Embracing the Wild" series with Carey Campbell during 2020
Events coming up:
In-Person- 2023 Spirit Weavers Gathering Moon session June 22-26
My 2023 schedule is in process!
In 2022, I taught in person at Oshala Farms Herb Camp in OR, The Northwest Herbal Faire in WA, Dandelion Botanical Company in WA and Peninsula College Community Education in WA.
***A recording of my class at the California School of Herbal studies is available for purchase online at cshs.com**********
I regularly teach and present at conferences, herb schools and events!
Contact me about teaching classes at your school or event!
The portal of sober herbalism initiates expanded consciousness of the possibilities for medicine and people. To boldly go beyond the tincture bottle and engage in a symbiotic relationship of elements, beings, earth systems is a radical practice of deep embodiment and communication with our co-evolved species of plants. This ride moves through the senses, back in time, across landscapes, through patterns of energy and relationships of tremendous healing capacity. And you don’t need alcohol to do it.