I’ve been a teacher of healing arts since 2005. Having taught dozens of students since then, I’m honored that many of them continue to seek me out for my unique approach and perspective.
My experience is also grounded in more than two decades as a massage therapist. Fluent in the subtle language of the body, I hold space for healing and growth with mastery and ease.
Currently, I work from my hometown of Asheville, NC blending oils, teaching, and facilitating ritual. My apothecary classroom, a space I designed and built, is nestled in the eastern woods of town.
I’m a teacher, an anointress, a concoctress, and a ritualist.
river island apothecary is a culmination of my life’s studies.
My love of ritual and women’s circles began as a kid in Girl Scouts. I studied symbolism through a literature degree, and the healing arts as a massage therapist. I indulged my love of scent with Aromatherapy and the art of botanical perfumery. And, I participated in a school for “women’s mysteries” aka ritual.
I’ve lived off the grid, traveled thousands of miles on the back of a motorcycle, and followed my heart as an artist guided by plants and magic.
My signature anointing oils and mystical curriculum embodies all of this.
reverence, healing, adventure, and the poetic wisdom of nature
I’m a guide for those wanting to breathe life into their mystical nature without loosing touch with their day-to-day reality.
I am incredibly grateful to Katie and all that she offers… she teaches birthright medicine in a way no one else does. She’s a gem, and what she brings to the heart is nothing short of spectacular and miraculous. Don’t miss the opportunity to know yourself through Katie’s eyes. .
–C.H. (2018 Mystical Year student)
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