Plant Medicine

Sea2Sky Wellness Club takes important approach of plant medicine with respect for cultural diversity, individual preferences, and the need for evidence-based practices. Our therapists are staying informed about the latest research in herbalism and collaborating with other wellness professionals which enhances the effectiveness of a plant-based treatments. Additionally, building a strong foundation of knowledge and staying up-to-date with developments in plant medicine, we always prioritize the safety and well-being of your clients.

Plant medicine, also known as herbal medicine, involves the use of plants and plant-derived substances for therapeutic purposes. The benefits of plant medicine are diverse and can vary based on the specific plant or herb used. Here are some general benefits associated with the use of plant medicine:

1. Natural Healing:
Many people are drawn to plant medicine because it offers a more natural approach to healing. Plants have been used for centuries in traditional medicine systems around the world.

2. Holistic Approach:
Plant medicine often takes a holistic approach to health, considering the interconnectedness of the body, mind, and spirit. It may address not only symptoms but also underlying imbalances.

3. Low Risk of Side Effects:
Compared to some pharmaceutical drugs, herbal remedies often have fewer side effects when used appropriately. However, it’s essential to use them with knowledge and caution.

4. Cultural and Traditional Wisdom:
Plant medicine often draws on cultural and traditional wisdom, passed down through generations. This can provide a rich and diverse source of knowledge about the properties and uses of different plants.

5. Nutritional Support:
Many herbs and plants offer nutritional benefits. They can be rich sources of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other bioactive compounds that support overall health.

6. Personalized Medicine:
Herbalists often tailor their recommendations to individuals, taking into account a person’s unique constitution, health history, and specific needs. This personalized approach can be empowering for individuals seeking natural health solutions.

7. Accessible and Affordable:
In many cases, herbal remedies are more accessible and affordable than pharmaceutical drugs. This can be especially important for individuals without easy access to conventional healthcare.

8. Preventive Health:
Some herbs are used for preventive health purposes, helping to strengthen the immune system, support digestion, or promote overall well-being.

9. Supportive in Chronic Conditions:
Plant medicine is sometimes used as complementary therapy for chronic conditions. While not a substitute for conventional medical care, certain herbs may help manage symptoms and improve quality of life.

10. Environmental Sustainability: The cultivation and use of medicinal plants can promote sustainable and
environmentally friendly practices, especially if harvested and sourced responsibly.

11. Mind-Body Connection:
Some plant medicines, particularly those used in traditional and ceremonial contexts, are believed to facilitate a deeper connection between the mind, body, and spirit. This can be beneficial for mental and emotional well-being.

Meet Your Facilitator

Angela Prider

Known as a spontaneous songstress and wild adventurer without a flake of flakiness, Angela Prider is an Animist healer, Somatic Counsellor, Microdosing and Psychedelic Guide, who has been leading transformational gatherings and retreats around the world for 25 years. 

As the Founder of Sacred Life Animism,  a spiritual way of living based in mysticism, healing, and folk medicine, she has supported thousands of people to find spiritual resilience, return to their inner guidance, and develop deep connection with Nature and their Ancestors. 

She has been a guest speaker at Simon Fraser University, the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine, and the Spirit Plant Medicine Conference at the University of British Columbia.

Angela Prider - Plant medicine facilitator at Sea2Sky Wellness Club - b&w