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Who I Am

photo by Michelle Mullin
7/28/2021 update

Greetings! My name is Rosemari Roast. I am owner of and caretaker to Walk in the Woods, a holistic wellness teaching practice located in sunny Winsted, Connecticut. I am called herbalist, Medicine womyn, artist, and backyard farmer (among other things).

I'm passionate about many things. Some say, too many. I say, they're all connected! For me, the realm of Nature, Art, Healing and Spirit are one realm. My realm.

As an herbalist and Medicine womyn, I am dedicated to *returning home* the Medicine of the People. I do this by offering you opportunities to reconnect with 
your own power through exploring 'n' leveraging the wellness choices that you already have. I strive to help you to see, acknowledge, honor and act on the choices and behaviors that nourish and sustain you, and that may best serve you in your life.

Everything I do, I teach. I feel that my name, originally spelled Rosemary, like the herb, is a key to this life purpose, for it is often described as the herb of remembrance. That my maternal grandmother clung to and adapted the ways of the "old country" is a holistic taproot for me, for it both saddens and motivates me to remember and revive the empowering practices that she employed. Practices that were discounted and mostly forgotten in a single generation. She wild-harvested food, made Medicines, and engaged some mystical healing practices as well. I feel a duty to keep these practices alive, for they are surely overflowing with vital Medicine of deep meaning and infinite value!

When I was a little girl just starting school, the teachers and administrators were worried about me because I wouldn't talk to the teachers. I was responsive with my peers, but not the authorities. I can say that, in many ways, this behavior is still with me. But I digress... My non-responsiveness landed me with the school psychologist. I wouldn't talk to him either. So the story goes that he gave me paper and crayons. I drew. And from those drawings he made the judgement that I was fine, and the recommendation to return me to my class, and allow me to evolve in my own way, and know that I would speak when I had something to say. In this experience is another taproot to an important Medicine in my life: Creative expression, also known as art.

These taproots are, from my perspective, rooted in Mystery. So it is that herbs, art and spirit guide my Life with the Medicine that they all offer. 
I do my best to share my Medicine-experiences through gathers, workshops, private consultations and classes - all currently online

Private sessions - most currently remote via Zoom or FaceTime - take on many flavors, from herbal 'n' holistic support to instructional sessions (which I favor, for they most benefit 'n' empower YOU). These sessions, depending on YOUR needs 'n' desires, may include herbal guidance, eclectic healing, plant spirit healing, meditation, creative expression, or some other intuitively guided wellness option that is fitting for you.

I'm a champion for personal healing and growth through the arts and creative expression - journaling, drumming, chant, movement, art, craft, tarot and other intuitive reading, many of these highly challenged due to COVID-19. Creative expression is a vital tool that supports holistic healing, growth and awareness on all levels as our personal relationships with symbols, metaphors, archetypes and stories are 
explored. I can support you in this journey, and - more importantly - offer you ways to support yourself.

With every service that I offer, I strive to help you re-discover the natural healer within, so that you may nurture peace with yourSelf, love yourSelf, and offer these qualities to those you love … and to help reclaim the Medicine of the People and bring it back home - to all of us.

I invite you to join me in working together to return wisdom, wellness, healing back to the hands of their rightful and most grateful owners - To us. To all of us. Together let's reclaim our power and return the Medicine of the people back to the people.

Let's bring it home together!
Me 'n' Mugwort... photo by Corey Lynn Tucker Photography
MY CREDENTIALS (such as they are)
While I consider myself Self/Community-taught in most aspects of my life, be it with herbs or art or whatever, I have studied formally, and continue to read, attend lectures, attend classes and workshops that support and nurture all the parts of me.

That said, these are my "credentials" - as they say:
So, if you have any questions about who I am, what I do and how I might help you to help yourself, please just let me know! Join us on Facebook or sign up for my Newsletter to stay in touch, receive event/class notices.

Be well by Nature! Peace.

Walk in the Woods
Winsted, Connecticut

Many moon ago on Platt Hill in Connecticut