Sarah Tennent was born in Metro Detroit, Michigan but her roots reach all across the globe. As a child, Sarah spent time in her mother’s photography studio, socializing with clients and creatives whom encouraged her natural ability to laugh, smile and create. Her childlike wonderment for adventure and exploration helped prepare Sarah for her journey toward not only helping others but finding herself.
As she grew older, her passions blossomed. She felt a strong desire to volunteer her time helping those in need. During her first visit to China in 2001, Sarah noticed that unlike here in the States, preventative healthcare was incorporated into each person’s daily life due to rich cultural connections with ancient Chinese medicine. Following her high school graduation, Sarah attended the University of Colorado-Boulder and began studying Psychology and Neuroscience, with an emphasis on Cognitive and Developmental Health. Upon receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sarah returned to China to continue her studies, where she further developed her skills in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Herbal Therapy, Acupuncture, Sound Therapy, Cupping, Qi Gong and Massage Therapy.
Plant-based medicine provides nourishment we need to thrive. We reconnect humans to healing plants!
Sarah achieved her Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and East-Asian Medicine in 2014 and promptly returned to China where she worked at two separate hospitals honing in on her specialty areas of Gynecology, Pediatrics, Traumatology, Gastroenterology, and Integrative Medicine.
Sarah currently works as a private practice Herbalist and Acupuncturist in Michigan where she uses her expertise to assuage expecting mothers of their pre-natal and post-natal concerns. Sarah is the founder of Cedar Rose Health, and soon launching “Positive Periods”, an herbal product line for Women’s health dedicated to assisting women with premenstrual needs. She teaches Yi Ren Qi Gong® and Aroma Acupoint™ therapy nationwide. In her free time, Sarah enjoys hiking and camping outdoors, making crystal jewelry, and spending time with her ginger fur kitties, Zoe and Bubba.
“My motivation to create Cedar Rose Botanicals started after I had a traumatic snowboarding injury that affected my spine. I went from having easy, carefree periods to debilitating, painful cramps for multiple days each month. My love of plants as medicine and determination to find a non-pharmaceutical way to ease my pain led me to create what is now the CRAMP DROP.
Plants have always served as a powerful ally to me during hard times. Whether it’s a warm cup of tea, a potent aromatic essential oil, or a home cooked, healthy meal these tools have helped to reduce my pain and shift my mood. I want to empower you with the tools to support you on your healing journey.”
Shelagh Brown is an herbalist, educator and cultural worker who infuses ancient wisdom and modern science with a deeply knowledgeable approach to herbalism and ancestral healing practices. She is committed to reconnecting communities with nature and helping to reignite peoples innate healing potential via plants.
Shelagh holds a BS in Herbal Sciences an MS in Acupuncture, and a certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine from Bastyr University, and she is currently completing a MA in Social Justice and Community Organizing at Prescott College.
Shelagh approaches all aspects of care and facilitation through an anti-oppression lens, and is dedicated to healing the deep wounds and trauma create by all forms of oppression, exposing the cracks in system and society, while creating new pathways to care and wellness. Shelagh facilitates healing, liberatory and revolutionary spaces and conversations, is guided by deep love for all life and the desire to help create a world that is healthy, safe and just for all.
Melissa is certified as a Reiki Master by Donna Lakes, Ascension Healing Arts Center. She trained as an assistant to Donna Lakes. This allowed her the opportunity to take Reiki classes, and she quickly realized she had a natural affinity for healing and a powerful connection to universal energy. It seemed that all signs had led her to it. Her love of art, nature, and music uplift and enhance her Reiki practice, inspiring healing on many levels.
In addition to her Reiki Master certification, Melissa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Western Michigan University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Portland State University in Oregon.
She is currently offering Reiki sessions at Cedar Rose Health and is also available for home visits.
Teresa completed the massage therapy course at Alternate Healing School in 2004. She is licensed by the state of Michigan and a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.
Teresa listens intently to each patient, in order to best customize the massage to their needs. She has worked in a variety of settings, from spas to chiropractor offices. Although she can provide Swedish, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, and Cupping massage; Therapeutic Pressure massage is her favorite as it provides both pain and stress relief.
Bringing a calm, positive energy to help you escape for a while is always her goal.
Featured artist Josephine Rice is a floral painter and florist, inspired by the beauty that grows out of the ground. She has created the artwork that is showcased on our Positive Periods line, featuring ingredients from our self-care boxes and the best herbs for menstrual health.
She is passionate about Positive Periods, having had a hysterectomy, excision surgery and years of pain due to endometriosis and adenomyosis. Her wish is for all to have more peace surrounding their periods. You can find more of her work on Instagram @josephinerice.flower and her website at josephinerice.com
Photographer, Laurie Tennent holds a BFA from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and is the owner of a commercial photography studio for 30 years in Birmingham, Michigan. Tennent is represented by galleries internationally and her work is part of many public and private collections. Currently, her large-scale exhibit Botanicals: Intimate Portraits is traveling and in the collections of Botanical Gardens and Arboretums which is the subject of her newly released book.
“Being a photographer is synonymous with being a collector, gathering images, recording moments and cataloging events. Creating art for me comes from a deep interest in science and biology. I value plants as totally artistic architectural structures and I’m intrigued by their ability to heal and bring me to a meditative state where I can reconnect to simple beauty.”
She is a keynote speaker and frequently holds photography workshops on tour. You can find her art, clothing and home goods online and in museum stores. Learn more at laurietennentbotanicals.com
CEDAR ROSE WAS CREATED WITH DEEP GRATITUDE FOR THE TEACHINGS OF MOTHER NATURE AND THE MEDICINE SHARED THROUGH OUR PLANT ALLIES. WE GIVE BACK AND HELP SUPPORT OUR PLANET BY SOURCING SUSTAINABLE INGREDIENTS, CREATING ELIXIRS AND SHARING OUR KNOWLEDGE OF PLANT MEDICINE. WE ARE ROOTED IN LOVING INTENTION, POWERED BY COMMUNITY AND DEDICATED TO CHANGING THE DIALOGUE AROUND HEALTH AND HEALING. “
Teacher of Aroma Acupoint Therapy™, uses principles from Chinese Herbology, Western Herbalism, Ayurveda and Clinical Aromatherapy
Teacher of Yi Ren Qi Gong®, uses various healing techniques including external Qi healing, Reiki, craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation and tuina massage
Mechanisms to aid in the healing process