I’m a practical wild woman. Kitchen alchemist. Seeker. Dreamer. Mulit-passionate creative. Hand drumming aficionado. Life-lover. I help folks heal their bellies, love their bodies, and get healthy and happy from the inside out.
Disordered eating. Healing your relationship with food and your body
Digestion. Especially difficult, long-term digestive problems, whatever your specific medical diagnosis.
Anxiety, depression, seasonal affective disorder and restoring balance to a hectic modern life.
Skin conditions: Eczema and acne
I deeply appreciate my healthy body and my loving heart. My life is full of a lot of what I love most: Hikes in the woods, reading poetry and drinking tea in bed, puttering around the house, dancing, drumming and singing. And for my work I get to help cool people bring more ease and joy in their lives and experience waaay less suffering. This is what I always wanted.
I love my life, but it wasn’t the one I was handed. I created it myself.
I was a magical wild child with a deep soul-longing for communion with the natural world and for stirring music, dance, art, and ceremony. But, like many others, I grew up on fast food and TV. And, I watched helplessly as some of the people I was closest to suffered greatly from lifestyle diseases. [Read More]
In my healing work, I draw from many sources, including Ayurveda. At one time most or all cultures in the world had a holistic medicine system that was widely known and deeply embedded in society and all parts of life. These systems understood food as medicine, used wild plants for healing, and gave instructions on how to live your daily life in a way that promoted balance and health.
In India that indigenous medicine became known as Ayurveda, or "The science of longevity." Ayurveda's history is almost as long and tangled as India's history generally, and Ayurveda has morphed a lot due to British colonial occupation, the push for Indian nationalism post-colonization, and globalization and spiritual and medical tourism from the West. What I learned in school here in the US is really a hybrid of many different practices and philosophies and could more accurately be called Western-style Ayurveda, or American Ayurveda. And....the tools I use directly from this Western-style Ayurveda training have proven very helpful in my life, for my own healing and that of my clients. So, I continue to use them.
I am currently doing research and exploration on decolonizing Ayurveda. On learning and teaching the real, messy, complex history of this medicine as well as on healing my own cultural wounding as a white American woman descended from immigrants and refugees, who lives on stolen land. This is what is being asked of us now. No simple answers, but lots of love and self-compassion.
If you want to learn more, I made up a little reading list:
"Mollie’s energy and perspective on life are, in themselves, healing. Her practice is grounding and comforting on all levels, always encouraging her clients to define their needs and wants themselves. She is patient and generous with her time, which is so rare and precious."
- RAHA B., Brooklyn, New York
Founder of Moon Rabbit Ayurveda in 2013. Moon Rabbit Ayurveda was the first iteration of my healing practice, where I offered Ayurvedic nutritional and herbal support as well as Ayurvedic massage and body therapies to a clientele of 300+ in Oakland, CA.
Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist certification from the California College of Ayurveda in Nevada City, CA. Over 2,000 hours of successful training, including two completed clinical internships, with additional training in Ayurvedic massage and Marma therapy.
National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) practitioner member since 2014.
You bring the messy, complicated, painful and stubborn challenges you have with your health. The challenges you still struggle with after all this time. The challenges that make you wonder, Will I be stuck with this for the rest of my life?
You also bring your courageous vulnerability.
And I meet you there. I honor you in your perfectly imperfect humanness and we work together from that place, using the four pillars of holistic nutrition, herbal medicine, emotional mastery, and lifestyle guidance, to support you on your journey to health, wholeness and happiness. I support you to create the beautiful health and life that you might not be able to imagine yet.
You are smart, capable, and successful in so many ways. Yet you have challenges with your physical or emotional health which have been holding you back, interfering with your daily life, and causing you pain.
You are ready for a change. You are ready to get healthy, for real. And, you don't have to do it alone.