Katie Rose Molina Browning is a Certified Herbalist, Flower Essence Practitioner, Earth-Centered Ceremonialist and Mother based in the Arenal region of Costa Rica. 

Her formal training in Western Herbalism began at the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies in 2000 where she received her Herbalist certificate in 2002. In 2018 Katie completed the Flower Essence Professional training course through the Flower Essence Society (FES) in Nevada City, CA. Further apprenticeships over many years in Vitalist, Wise Woman and Earth Centered herbal traditions has led Katie on a deep soul journey to connect with the profound wisdom of the plant realm that has been the focus of her heart and career for nearly 20 years.

Katie now is the founder and director of Embodying Herbalism at her home and center Casa Vida Flor in Costa Rica. She previously upheld a private herbal practice focused on women’s health, has worked at two renowned herbal apothecaries, The Scarlet Sage in San Francisco, CA and managed at the thriving Rebecca’s Apothecary in Boulder, CO for 8 years. She has developed herbal products for numerous natural health companies and also owned her own line of herbal body care products. Katie has created curriculum and taught/co-taught for many herbal and holistic educational facilities, helped co-create an international herbal convergence in Costa Rica, Medicines from the Edge, and has presented at other international botanical conferences; including, the 2nd annual Red Earth Herbal Gathering in Boulder in 2018 and the Ylang Ylang Herbal Gathering in Costa Rica 2019.

Beyond her herbal studies and practice, Katie also has completed an intensive, year long, feminine wisdom ceremonial training from All Seasons Chalice in Colorado; holds a Permaculture Design Certificate from Punta Mona Center for Regenerative Design; has completed the Flower Essence Society Professional Course in 2018 and participated in a 3 Phase Qigong Instructor training with Adam Holtey in Ashland, OR.

Her personal background has always been intricately woven with the green world growing up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and the volcanic beauty of Mt. Shasta in Northern California, USA. As an avid traveler for many years Katie has been blessed to experience the beautiful diversity of many cultures and landscapes, which led her to living in the jungles of Costa Rica. It is there she meet her husband and birthed their beloved daughter. Katie's experiences have led her to place a strong focus on helping to facilitate relationships between people and plants for healing through ceremony, connection with nature, plant spirit medicine, somatic healing movement modalities, community building and education.

Currently Katie Rose teaches community classes & workshops, holds in-person herbal mentorships at Casa Vida Flor and distance mentorships through Embodying Herbalism; receives clients using a variety of modalities with a focus on women's heath and womb healing; is embarking on a creating a line of flower essences from the tropical mountain region of Costa Rica; facilitates Women’s circles, as well as, collaborates on amazing ventures  with colleagues all over the world! *See Upcoming Events

Her life is filled with joy 
by her 8 year old daughter Hana Ilana, her work with the ‘green ones’, gathering to celebrate the Earth rhythms, dance, jungle river swims, horseback riding and any time spent outside surrounded by Mother Gaia, both in the coniferous mountain forests of the north and the jungle-ocean paradise of the tropics.
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