General Health & Wellness; Women’s Health; Cancer Recovery; Digestive Issues; Acute & Chronic Pain; High Emotional & Energetic Sensitivity
Herbal Wellness Consultations; Herbal Products; Herbalism Instruction; Shamanic Healing; Integrative Energy Healing; Flower Essences; Herbal Formulation for Animal Companions; Animal Energy Healing & Communication
Adults, Older Adults, Individuals, Groups, Animal Companions
Certified Plant Spirit Healing Practitioner: Trained with Pam Montgomery
Ordination: Ordained Minister with the Sanctuary of the Beloved in the Order of Melchizedek
Karine is the founder of Green Girl Herbs & Healing, a small-batch herbal tea and remedy company through which she has formulated her own custom line of teas, salves, flower essences, and herbal remedies.
Karine’s journey into herbalism, shamanism and Earth healing practices began as a young child learning from her father, who was of Mahican descent and taught her the secrets of the medicinal plants and the healing ways of her ancestors. The wisdom and herbalism practices of both her matrilineal grandfather and great-grandfather also influence her work.
Karine has studied herbalism and the healing arts since 1985 with many teachers including Rosemary Gladstar, Gretchen Gould, Deb Soule, Sandra Ingerman, David Beck, and Tom Brown Jr.; and she has studied Astrology and Medical Astrology with Pat Townsend and many others. In 1993, Karine received her first and second-degree attunements in Reiki and her Reiki Master/Teacher Certification in the Usui Tradition in 2000.
In 2003, Karine began her apprenticeship with Pam Montgomery in Plant Spirit Healing, a multi-year professional shamanic healing training focusing on healing with plant consciousness. Karine continues to evolve her herbalism and shamanic healing skills: she recently completed additional training in shamanism with Sandra Ingerman, Medical Intuitive Training with Tina Zion; and she continues her studies in Clairvoyance and Animal Energy Healing with Lynn McKenzie, and Medicinal Herbalism with Matthew Wood and various other teachers. In addition to these wonderful human instructors, Karine considers the plants themselves as some of her greatest instructors and mentors.
Karine works with human and animal clients for individual healing sessions in Shamanism, Plant Spirit Healing, Reiki, and Herbal Wellness and has done so for the past 25 years. She teaches classes in Herbalism, Shamanic Plant Medicine Journey, Shamanism, Herbal Crafting, and Essential Oil classes. She created and teaches The Sacred Heart of Herbalism levels 1 and 2 which incorporate a holistic approach to Western and Native American Herbalism for over 22 years. Karine also teaches Herbalism Beyond the Basics and other classes at The New York Botanical Garden and has taught at many locations throughout the Northeast including The New York Open Center, The Omega Institute, The Center for Algonquin Studies, May Peace Prevail on Earth International, Westchester Community College Continuing Education, Marist College, The Howland Cultural Center, and The Albertson Memorial Church of Spiritualism. Karine is co-author of the book Empowered Women of Social Media.