About Lauren Flanagan
Herbalist & Yoga Instructor
Lauren's life experiences have woven together and inspired the creation of Rooted & Reaching Wellness: A practice that nourishes the body and mind through Wellness Consultations, Herbal Medicine, Meditation, and Yoga. Rooted & Reaching Wellness provides guidance and support for living more comfortably in one's body.
In the vast and open spaces of the Mojave Desert, Lauren's understanding of health surfaced, her intentions for life were refined, and the connection to her body was rekindled. Meditation was the first tool she discovered as she dove into the Mahayana Tradition which revealed the power of working with the mind and emotional body to support the life she wanted to create.
She studied and practiced yoga in the Ashtanga Tradition, completed a Teacher Training with Tim Miller, and participated in Restorative Ashtanga Yoga Mentorship where she was fortunate to work with a variety of age ranges and ability levels. She continues to teach yoga in several spaces including alongside an Occupational Therapist at Holistic Orthopedic.
In addition to mind and body based practices, she studied herbal medicine and nutrition, worked in an herbal and health food shop, and served as a personal chef. She also facilitated workshops with guidance for intention setting and integration support.
With a deeper dedication to the medicine path, she attended Bastyr University Herbal Sciences Program. The Bachelors of Science extensive curriculum included: Anatomy & Physiology, Organic and Bio- chemistry, Herbal Medicine Making and Formulating, Pharmacognosy and Herb Drug Interactions, Herbalism First Aid, Gemmotherapy, Materia Medica, Traditional Ayurveda, and much more.
She practices reciprocity with the plants directly by tending to her own and others gardens. As a steward of the earth she works with bioregional and medicinal plants.
If you feel inspired to collaborate with an experienced practitioner, set and achieve your intentions, and live more comfortably in your body, connect with Lauren via email: .
Lauren's mission is to support safe and accessible resources for herbal medicine and guidance in mind/ body based practices. In support of this mission for a more just and equitable future sliding scale and/ or payment plans are always available.
Lauren's CV with more detailed training and experience is available via email:
Why Herbal Medicine?
It can help with
As the foundation for nutrient absorption proper digestion is warrented for personal comfort and is the key to optimal health.
Feeling angst is a silent plague for many in our fast paced society. Herbal allies can help establish greater ease in our body and mind allowing greater presence and focus.
Establishing vasculature strength is the greatest preventative treatment for reducing the risk of developing heart disease.
Menstrual Regularity & Urinary Tract Health
The appropriate herbs for each unique body type can naturally regulate the menstrual cycle and tonify the kidneys, bladder, and urinary tract.
Immune System Support
Allergies, chronic inflammation, or susceptibility to infection are a few indicators that the immune system is asking for deeper nourishment.
Releasing Substance Dependency
Overuse of nicotine, alcohol, coffee, or other substances take a toll on the bodies nervous system and detoxification pathways. Learn how to support your body and ease your transition to freedom!
Your Health Starts Here
Rooted and Reaching Wellness is currently practicing in Coast Salish Territory of the PNW. Consultations can be held in North Seattle, WA or online.