Bernadette Torres, Herbalist, CHP, began her journey with medicinal plants and healing as a child in the mountains of Taos, New Mexico where her father introduced her to her first healing plants. As a mother, she grew her own medicinal plants to keep her family well while using herbs in cooking, teas, tinctures, oils and salves. In the last decade, she expanded her scope by studying botany, plant identification and herbal medicine making with Bert Norgorden, MA who is well-loved herbalist and nature photographer. She was also blessed to study with these fabulous plant people: Teresa Crosier, DOM; Connie Henry, Naturopathic Doctor; Flordemayo and Reyna Salazar, Curanderas. Along the way, she took the Foundations in Herbal Medicine course to learn from the wisdom of Tieraona Low Dog as a physician and healer and how the herbs acted as biochemical agents in the body. Finally, her journey brought her to study the Ashéninka healing techniques. At this point in her life, she is primed to share this wealth of knowledge as a teacher and herbal consultant.