Shelley is a practicing Clinical Herbalist, trained Fertility Awareness Instructor and Certified Massage Therapist. She is an international teacher and nationally recognized botanical medicine practitioner with over 25 years of experience, specializing in herbal medicine for women, fertility issues and menstrual cycle problems.
Shelley was one of the first students trained in Maya Abdominal Massage by Dr. Rosita Arvigo, Hortense Robinson and Beatrice Waight in Belize. Currently each year she leads students to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico to study traditional Maya healing as it pertains to women’s health and fertility. Shelley spent twelve years working closely and co-teaching with Daniel Pool-Pech, one of the great traditional Maya healers of our time, beginning in 2006.
Through her teaching and private practice work, she shares the wisdom teachings that have been passed down to her from the traditional healers she has apprenticed with in Mexico and Latin America. Shelley’s teachings demonstrate how to weave the working knowledge of Bio-regional herbalism (plants of the Rocky Mountains and Desert Southwest) with the beauty of Traditional Healing. Shelley is the owner of Artemisia & Rue.