Kelsey Barrett is a western clinical herbalist, organic gardener, and certified yoga instructor. She believes embracing plants as part of our larger community gives us greater opportunity to reconnect to our health in meaningful ways.
Kelsey initiated her herbal studies on a pilgrimage to France, gathering wisdom from traditional European medicine masters. She expanded her engagement with the plant world through an apprenticeship in organic farming with the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, followed by three years of study in Western Herbalism at the Ohlone Herbal Center in Berkeley, California. She sharpened her herbal application skills in a three-year mentorship with Dr. William Morris in Ding lineage pulse diagnosis as presented by Dr. John HF Shen. Kelsey served as a Director at Ohlone for two years, and on the core faculty team at Ohlone teaching on herbalism and pulse and tongue diagnosis. She is now based in Ojai and has a private practice across California, counseling students and clients on creating life-changing strategies for wellness.
Kelsey believes that each of us has capacity to receive intuitive wisdom from the natural world for our healing and transformation.