Julia Graves is a flower essence practitioner, creator and master herbalist. She was raised in Germany by an herbalist mother and orthopedic surgeon father. Julia studied herbalism, traditional European medicine, anthroposophic massage as well as cupping as a teenager. She then studied medicine at Kiel University for four years. She wrote her doctoral thesis on her ethno-medical field research on traditional midwives and healers in a remote area of Zimbabwe. Thereafter, Julia trained as a Gestalt psychotherapist. While working as a flower essence counselor for the past 25 years, she focused on working with children, women, and families, as well as using flower essences in energy body work.
Her international teaching activities include flower essence and cupping trainings in Minnesota, flower essence and herbal summer courses at her farm in France, the International Herbal Symposium and Women’s Herbal Conference, lecturing at Herbfest in Britain and Botanica 2014 in Dublin, as well as at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism. In 2010, she founded the Naturopathic Earth Quake Survivor Relief Clinic in response to the devastating earthquake to Haiti, and has headed the clinic in its missions that has since offered free treatment to 24 000 people. The clinic is still running after Hurricane Matthew.
Julia is the author of The Language of Plants, a detailed guide to the doctrine of signatures, which became an instant classic since its publication in 2012. Presently, she is the co-producer of the popular free online radio show Unlock Your Health with Dr. Vijay Murthy. She brings 30 years of clinical experience to her work.
Jacquelin Guiteau / Jinpa
Has been a spiritual teacher and herbalist for 20 years. Jackie soaked up herbalism in his native Haiti where biomedical care is unaffordable for the masses and the veil to the spiritual world thin. A film maker and electrical engineer, he worked as the chief broadcast engineer and manager for CUNY TV. He has studied Western and Eastern mysticism extensively since the age of 14, and spent three years in India studying in a Buddhist monastery.
He founded the Naturopathic Earth Quake Survivor Relief Clinic in Haiti with Julia Graves after the devastating earthquake, based on the model of their naturopathic clinics for the refugee Tibetan monks in India. Jackie has treated 9000 people as the Haiti clinic’s head herbalist to date. His training includes furthermore body oriented and creative media based psychotherapy, Reiki, yoga, Gnosticism, Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry, Theosophy, the Kabbalah, as well as Mahayana and Hinayana Buddhism. He spent four years in solitary retreat to integrate what he had studied. Jackie is a much beloved meditation master and spiritual teacher who synthesises Eastern and Western mysticism, and practises healing with his secret ingredient: Love.