About Greta de la Montagne, RH(AHG) Green Greetings! I'm an herbalist, bodyworker and Ayurvedic practitioner who has specialized in herbal first aid for 30 years. I operate Gentle Strength Botanicals and Massage Therapy near Arcata, California and also practice in Bozeman, Montana. I am super lucky to have been trained in the early 1990's by Michael Moore at the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine and Dr. Vasant Lad of the Ayurvedic Institute and studied bodywork and lived in community at the venerable Heartwood Institute during it's halcyon days. My roots are in supporting direct action campaigns to defend wildlands, endangered species and sacred sites. I have extensive first hand experience treating a wide range of injuries and ailments for large gatherings of people at ancestral arts gatherings and herbal symposiums, as well as action camps and mass demos like street protests and shutdowns. My private clinical practice blends the very practical tools Ayurveda offers for healthy daily routines with western clinical phytotherapy and bodywork techniques for self-care. I cultivate nearly all the medicines for the apothecary in the Michael Moore Memorial Medicinal Herb Garden. I founded the MASHH Clinic Collective (Medicine for Activists Seeking Health and Healing) in 1997, Cascadia Health Educators in 2002, was a member of Black Cross Health Collective in Portland, Oregon, and am Wilderness First Responder and EMT-trained. I offer work-study mentorships for future AHG candidates at a distance, on-site internships and apprenticeships and have offered clinical hours mentorships as a herbalist preceptor for Bastyr University.
Greta Montagne, RH(AHG) gentlestrengthbotanicals..com