About Me

Plants have so much to tell us. 

We just have to be willing to listen...

My name is Tania, and I'm a prolific creator (manifesting generator - to be exact!) with a focus on herbs, aromatherapy, jewelry design, and pottery.  I know what you're thinking -  that's kind of a lot, but being a Renaissance woman - why pin myself down to just one thing?  That's no fun!
 
 I grew up in the Ozarks of Central Missouri, to a family of farmers and a long line of herbal healers.  My great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother have all been involved with herbal healing of the Ozark Mountain folk tradition, and have a knowledge of the cunning arts of herbalism and plant medicine.  I grew up playing in the woods and in our family named creek, Wright's Creek, outside of the tiny town of Tuscumbia, Missouri.  Our family used to operate and own the town's bank and owned various businesses in the town in the 1800s, so our roots run deep in the Ozarks.  Many of my herbal remedies are wildcrafted from this region and from the prairie biome around Kansas City, Missouri.

 

I discovered aromatherapy and herbal medicine while trying to manage my own issues with chronic fatigue, anemia, and asthma.  I found that the plants and herbs supported me, and I felt a (perhaps familial) calling to share that with other people.  I also felt that familiar presence of plant knowledge that so many herbalists speak of - that they are here to support us and teach us while we walk on this side of the earth.

 

I live outside Kansas City, Missouri, with my husband of many years and my fuzzy cat named Daisy, my herbal garden, my beautiful irises, (my favorite flower!) and my vegetable garden. 

 

I am currently continuing my herbal education and starting to accept herbal consultations through the Zoom meeting platform (so that we can meet wherever you're located!).  

I am currently attending Herbal Academy through their Intermediate and Clinical Advanced Herbalism courses, and I am a certified Aromatherapist and Herbalist.  

I am currently a Plant Therapy essential oils affiliate, because they have natural, high quality essential oils, with a focus on proper  information from aromatherapists and sustainable farming.

 

I also create various forms of artwork, mainly pottery at the moment, as well as jewelry. 

Much of my jewelry is recycled from older pieces of jewelry.  Some of my jewelry is made of ethically sourced natural gemstones, intended for aromatherapy and essential oil wear - including lava stones to help carry scent.

If you have any questions about my education, background, or just want to chat - head over to the Contact page!

What's In a Name?

Many people ask me what the name "Ivory Isis" means or stands for.  For many years, it was my online nickname - I'm very fair-skinned, (one of my nicknames growing up was "Ghost") and my favorite goddess ever since I was a child (ask my Mom about my obsession with Ancient Egypt since early childhood sometime) was the Egyptian Goddess Isis.  
At first I used the image of Isis resurrecting her husband Osiris as a metaphor of bringing old jewelry back to life.  However, Isis has great qualities as a healer, and, in her winged form, may even be the inspiration behind the caduceus and Rod of Asclepius, which are both symbols of healers.  She was considered to be the first healer, and respected and revered as a goddess of healing, both emotional and physical.  Since she is my patron goddess and a healer, I think she is so very fitting to name my business after her.
"Oh Isis, though great enchantress, heal me, deliver me from all evil, bad, typhonic things, from demoniacal and deadly diseases and pollutions of all sorts that rush upon me, as though didst deliver and release thy son Horus!"
- The Ebers Papyrus, ca. 1500 BCE

Education and Certifications

  • Herzing University, Madison Wisconsin - Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design, Magna Cum Laude, 2011

  • Heart of Herbs Herbal School, Reidsville, North Carolina - Aromatherapist Certification, 2019 (Didactic and Scientific Clinical, 250 hours)

  • The Bitter Herb Academy, Amber Robinson, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri - Herbalist Certification, 2020 (Didactic and Scientific Clinical, 400 hours) 

  • Herbal Academy, Bedford, Massachusetts - Making Herbal Preparations 101, 2020, The Foraging Course, 2020, Intermediate Herbal Course (In Progress) 2020, Advanced Herbal Course (In Progress) 2020

  • Natural Wellness Transformations, Birmingham, Alabama - Wellness Coach Certification, (In Progress) 2020

  • KC Clay Guild, Kansas City, Missouri - Various pottery courses, (In Progress) 2020

  • At the Healing Place, Liberty, Missouri - Certified Reiki Master, (Usui Reiki Level I, II, and III courses) 2018 

  • Centre of Excellence Online​, London, UK - Certified Advanced Master Herbalist Diploma, 2018 (Didactic and Scientific Clinical, 150 hours)

Memberships:

    Additional Coursework, Apprenticeships, and           Mentorships:

  • For Strange Women, Jill McKeever, Kansas City, Missouri - Aromatic and Healing Tree Resins Workshop, 2018

  • Farmhouse Teas - Tea Workshop, 2020

  • Herbal Entrepreneur Conference, 2020

  • Herb Mentor by Learning Herbs - Various courses, 2020

  • The Herbarium by Herbal Academy - Various herbal intensive courses, 2020

  • Sacred Earth Arts, Regina Compernolle, Kansas City, Missouri - Herbal Apprenticeship and various classes: Making Herbal Salves, Culinary Herbs for Health, Healing Soups and Food, Infused Herbal Syrups, Vinegars, and Oils, Sisters of the Tarot Class, Aromatherapy and Incense Magick, Pottery and Design, Psychoactive and Euphoric Plants, Local Medicinal Plants, Herbs for Colds and Flu, Plant Shamanism - 2019 & 2020

  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico -  Curanderismo: Traditional Healing Using Plants, Traditional Healing of the Body, Traditional Healing of the Mind, Energy, and Spirit, Global and Cultural Influences of Traditional Healing - 2019

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota - Integrative Health and Medicine Specialization: Intro to Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices: Guided Imagery, Herbal Medicine, Aromatherapy - Clinical Use of Essential Oils, and Mindfulness in Integrative Healthcare, 2020

  • Stanford University, Stanford, California - Stanford Introduction to Food and Health, 2020

  • Emory University, Oxford, Georgia - Weight Management: Beyond Balancing Calories, 2020

  • School of Evolutionary Herbalism, Sajah Popham, Deming, Washington - Alchemical Herbalism, various herbalism courses, 2020

  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut - Health Behavior Change: From Evidence to Action, 2020

  • Rowan + Sage, Sarah Corbett, Atlanta, Georgia - Various clinical herbalism intensives through Patreon, and Heal Your Biz mentorship, 2020

  • Kami McBride, Graton, California - Build Immunity and Reduce Stress with Herbal Oils workshop, Handcrafted Healing Herbal Oils class

  • Formula Botanica, Dorchester, UK - Organic Skincare Entrepreneur Masterclass, 2020

  • Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, Weaverville, North Carolina - How to Start Your Herbal Career, Wildcrafting, various other herbal courses, 2020

  • Commonwealth Herbs, Brookline, Massachusetts - Four Keys to Holistic Herbalism, 2020

 

I think that education is very important, and I am always learning!  Of course - this doesn't even include my hours of study through books and on my own in the school of life.

I think it's important to be a lifelong learner, and to be curious about everything!

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