Grounded Goodwife School of Herbalism & Wellness


herbal allies for women from puberty to menopause

A woman's body is designed to evolve and change. Owning a uterus and vagina means you deserve safe, natural, affordable alternatives to allopathic treatments for common health issues and transitions.


Fine and Dandy

some see a weed, some see herbal medicine...

The dandelion is a true survivor! It thrives in turbulent conditions, floats with the wind, survives storms and droughts, and  can persevere in almost any climate. And, when it's all dried up, it sends good wishes.

An herbal powerhouse for a range of conditions, dandelion is rich in vitamins and minerals. It's beneficial for gastrointestinal and liver issues, boosts the immune system, and can control blood sugar levels.


Good Weeds

a weed is just a plant with a bad marketing program

Some of the most common weeds that you can find in your lawn or popping up where they are not wanted in your garden, are actually beneficial herbs. In herbal medicine, what we call "weeds" are commonly used for digestive complaints, as antiseptics, bactericides, tonics, relaxants and painkillers, for headaches colds and flu, and for skin disorders.


Do you sometimes feel like a kooky oddball? Are you regarded as that woo-woo-juju weirdo? We know how that feels! We also know how hard it can be to find your place.

We welcome folks of all learning styles and experience levels to our Grounded Goodwife School of Herbalism & Wellness.

Trust us, you’ll start noticing plants wherever you go. Imagine knowing the names of these plants, understanding how to use them, when to harvest them, and which parts to use. Envision being able to make these plants into medicines such as salves, oils, teas, syrups, and tinctures. How would it feel to help others use these herbal medicines for healing purposes? These are the skills of an herbalist.

Are you ready to follow the path less traveled?

Our courses focus on the inter-connectivity between people and plants, along with an holistic approach to healing and general wellbeing.

Funny and frank, Velya and Ehris share their respect for Mother Nature, enthusiasm for all things green, and belief that life should never be boring.

Maximizing learning without sacrificing the fun is a hallmark of all Grounded Goodwife presentations and workshops!

Herbalism can seamlessly empower your daily life. Take charge of your health by learning to use herbal medicine that you make yourself. How would it feel to help others use these herbal medicines for healing purposes? These are the skills of an herbalist.


Andrea Coakley, LAc.

I am so excited for Velya and Ehris to open their herbalism school. They are gifted teachers who will transform herbal education with their magical hands-on approach to learning. Plants are alive, filled with energy; and learning about them should be an interactive, lively experience.  That is exactly what you will get with Velya and Ehris. Begone boring lists and handouts! Hello real plant connections and applications! And lots of laughs, guaranteed! Velya and Ehris live and love what they teach and want their students to live and love what they learn. An opportunity for authentic learning and appreciation of the plant world with them is a rare gift.