Keynote Speaker: Kat Maier

Keynote Address: Energetic Herbalism with Kat Maier 

We're honored to present Kat Maier as our keynote speaker for this year's Symposium. The keynote address on Energetic Herbalism is on Friday, October 21, 2022 at 8:00 PM, following the Maypop Mixer reception. Both events are included in the price of a Symposium ticket.

About Kat Maier

Kat Maier, RH(AHG), is a clinical herbalist, author, and teacher. Her career as an herbalist was influenced by what she learned studying plants as a Peace Corps volunteer and her training as a Physician’s Assistant. Together, these experiences shaped her approach to clinical practice, weaving biomedicine with traditional energetic herbalism.

As founder and director of Sacred Plant Traditions, a center for herbal studies in Charlottesville, Virginia, Kat has trained and inspired hundreds of her students to work as clinical herbalists and open herb schools. One of the first free herb clinics on the east coast began at Sacred Plant Traditions. She later founded the Botanica Mobile Clinic, a nonprofit dedicated to providing accessible herbal medicine to local communities. Drawing on over 30 years of experience as a clinical herbalist, she frequently teaches at universities, conferences, and herb schools both in the USA and internationally.

Kat is the author of Energetic Herbalism: A Guide to Sacred Plant Traditions through Integration of Elements of Vitalism, Ayurveda, and Chinese Medicine (2021) and co-author of Bush Medicine of San Salvador Island, Bahamas (2011).

She served as president of United Plant Savers and is the recipient of the first UpS Medicinal Plant Conservation Award.