CCH, CN, CA, CRP, CBFEP
Kaley Heckert is a healer, educator, writer, forager, medicine maker, wife, and mother. She was born and raised in the mountains of central Pennsylvania. Her childhood was spent mostly playing in the woods, dancing, or at the stable, where she could be around that which she was most passionate about – horses. She discovered the power of herbal medicine at the age of 13, when she nearly lost her horse Mahogany to a condition called lymphangitis. When conventional medicine failed, she turned to herbal remedies and reversed an illness that was deemed irreversible.
Fueled by her desire to help her animal companions, Kaley began to explore the many facets of both human and animal health, from anatomy to pathology to behavioral health. Soon her interests branched outward, and she started exploring practices and concepts such as meditation, yoga, creative visualization, and energy medicine.
She believes that healing requires transformation, and that herbs are not only capable of providing physiological healing, but that they also act a conduit for spiritual alchemy, allowing one to heal on a deep, soul level. Through proper nourishment, movement and rest, and removal of obstacles to health, one is able to revitalize the body and return to a state of health. Through education and support she helps others learn to listen to their own innate wisdom and change their lives. She has seen the incredible transformations takes place when one is able to re-synchronize with natural cycles and rhythms, and reintegrate with their ecosystem.
Kaley is passionate about helping all who are in need, including children and animals. She specializes in chronic disease, autoimmunity, Lyme disease, and food intolerances. Her skills include a combination of Traditional Western Herbalism, nutrition, flower essences, aromatherapy, botany, plant spirit medicine, energy healing, meditation and visualization, and equine management. She graduated with honors from the Fundamentals and Advanced Herbalism intensives, and completed the Clinical Program for Herbalism, Flower Essence Therapy, and Holistic Nutrition at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism. She has over 2,000 hours of training in her field.