Herbal Program

The Alchemist’s Kitchen is dedicated to the power of plants and education around botanical medicines and herbal remedies as part of conscious living. We celebrate artisanship and sustainability and bring together global traditions of Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, shamanic plant medicine, European herbalism, alchemy and other disciplines.

We offer

Weekly Practical Herbalism classes that introduce how you can incorporate plants into your daily life

Herbal workshops for delving deeper into the healing power of plants

Private one-on-one consultations  with our trained herbalists

‘Ask The Herbalist’ online for any questions you may have

HERBALIST

Arielle Hayat

Arielle is a clinical herbalist with a completed foundation course from herbal college, Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism. She apprentices at the 23 year old East Village medicinal herb shop, Flower Power Roots and Herbs focusing on the Six Steps of Healing of the Wise Woman Tradition. There she is able to guide and empower clients in her community to a lifestyle that focuses on wellness from the inside out. Arielle teaches workshops, consults on botanical medicine, and is an herbal student. Her education in natural plant medicine weaves the methodologies of Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, Native American and European herbalism, and The Wise Woman tradition to nourish the mind, body and soul. Arielle’s specialty lies in protocols for helping the body adapt to stress, healing mental wounds caused by the affects of tension and anxiety. She also sees clients with issues related to chronic pain, gut/ digestion, adrenals, inflammation, hormones, and autoimmune. Through their work together, Arielle's clients rediscover their inner peace, and experience profound emotional and physical transformation.

CONSULTATION FEE

$250 for the first session

(includes 30 min followup)

$150 tune up

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HERBALIST

Emily Berg

Emily is a Community Herbalist and Educator with training in herbal medicine from the Heartstone School of Earth Essentials in Van Etten, New York. There, she studied in the Wise Woman herbal tradition with master herbalists Tammi Sweet and Kris Miller. Informed in the line of Rosemary Gladstar, Brook Medicine Eagle, and Pam Montgomery, (amazing herbal healers of our time) Emily uses her understanding of herbs native to the northeastern United States bioregion to work with clients and craft organic tonics and remedies. When working with clients, Emily's healing protocols involve deep listening and intake to gain a comprehensive understanding of the complete conditions her clients are working with. Emily offers clients custom herbal recommendations, and if desired, personalized hand-crafted remedies. With a focus on mental health, hormonal balancing, and skin care, Emily is able to help her clients breakthrough to physical and emotional wellbeing.    

CONSULTATION FEE

$250 for a minimum of 2 sessions  ($125/session)

$110 for following consultations 

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HERBALIST

Zachary Clancy

Zachary Clancy is a Brooklyn-based horticulturist, herbalist, and educator. He has spent the last 5 years working on sustainability initiatives in NYC, building and managing urban farms in all five boroughs, and designing and administering horticultural education programs in collaboration with CUNY, HELPUSA, NYCHA, and DOE, and RecultivateNY. He’s worked with veterans, students from middle school to college, and the homeless, helping them discover the benefits of plants. 

With degrees in Psychology and Biology, Zachary's overall approach to herbalism is firmly grounded in the science of plant based medicines. In addition to this, he has been heavily influenced by herbal apprenticeships under renowned Great Plains herbalist Ocoee Miller and Appalachian herbalist Joe Hollis who both emphasized the importance of working directly with plants in order to grow ones own medicine.  

Zachary helps people connect to the natural environment and cultivate healthy, active lifestyles that combine herbalism with good nutrition, exercise, yoga/meditation, creative expression, and community engagement. He also assists those who’d like to explore the medicinal and therapeutic benefits of sacred plant medicines, a practice which he has over 15+ years of experience with. 

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$250 for minimum 2 sessions  ($125/session)

$110 for following consultations  

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HERBALIST

Ana Lygia

Ana is a clinical herbalist with a background in visual arts, who graduated from a three-year program at ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism in Manhattan. Drawing from her own heritage, Ayurveda and TCM, among other healing rituals– Ana’s intention is to help her clients move into balance, as well as support community wellness. She believes that by nurturing our connection to plants, the innate wisdom of our own inner ecosystems can re-emerge, offering greater wellbeing and empowerment. She has a particular interest in the nervous system and soothing imbalances of the heart– including grief, addictions, anxiety, and the repercussions of chronic stress. She has helped clients navigate their digestive distress, sleep issues, immune dysregulation (allergies, autoimmune), musculoskeletal pain (including fibromyalgia), hormonal imbalances, and more with herbal remedies rooted in daily self-care. Originally from New England, she currently lives in Brooklyn where she enjoys botanizing in Prospect Park.

CONSULTATION FEE

$250 for 2 sessions (includes 1.5 hour intake consultation, and 30 minute follow-up consultation)

$110 for following consultations 

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HERBALIST

Micaela Foley

(Micaela is currently on sabbatical.)

Micaela is a practicing herbalist with an educational background in Western herbalism, alchemy, and medical astrology. Recently, she completed the foundation course from herbal college, ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism. She previously completed a year-long online course on alchemy and astrological herbalism with The School of Evolutionary Herbalism. Her healing protocols take a practical, creative approach to acute and chronic health issues—especially autoimmune and inflammatory disorders—and involve simple but effectively mapped plans for diet and lifestyle, techniques and support for emotional well-being, and custom blends. Micaela offers each client a completely unique experience, and empowers them with a basic understanding of herbal medicine and energetics so that they can continue to heal themselves.

CONSULTATION FEE

$250 for minimum 2 sessions  ($125/session)

$110 for following consultations  

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HERBALIST

Kaela May

(Kaela is currently on sabbatical.)

Kaela May is a trained western herbalist who has been connecting deeply with plants for years. She weaves together the wise woman tradition, Ayurvedic nutrition, yogic mentality, and intuitive soul healing. She practices developing a deep relationship with herbs that speak to you and will support what your body needs. Her approach is holistic and considers all aspects of your life – physical, emotional, and spiritual. Kaela blends and weaves together various modalities to develop an individual experience and healing practices specific to her clients. From healing physical issues such as stress, fatigue, and digestion to emotional situations, and spiritual growth you are sure to experience a deep sense of care, compassion, transformation, and an increase of personal power from working with Kaela one on one.

CONSULTATION FEE

$250 for a minimum of 2 sessions  ($125/session)

$110 for following consultations 

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