Hello, I am Robin Lander, clinical aromatherapist, intuition medicine® practitioner, herbalist and therapeutic perfumer.
I grew up close to the land in Sonoma County, raising animals, investigating plants and climbing trees. After graduating with my BA from Hutchins School of Liberal Studies at Sonoma State University, I began a successful career in the high-tech industry. Inevitably, my heart called me back home and I returned to pursue my lifelong dream of learning plant medicine.
Launching into my studies in 2002, I attended 3 years at the California School of Herbal Studies. In 2004 I completed a yoga teacher training in the Viniyoga tradition – a yoga methodology that focuses on creating an individualized practice that best fits the needs of each person. My love of the aromatic arts inspired me to pursue an International Certification in Aromatherapy with Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy, and an Advanced Clinical Aromatherapy Retreat with Dr. Daniel Penoel in France. In 2013, I began volunteering as a Clinical Herbalist at the Forestville Wellness Center. I also served as a consultant and educator for nurses at a local hospital, helping them bring aromatherapy into post-operative care.
Since 2003 I have worked within the natural products industry as a sourcing specialist, product formulator, and educator for an essential oil and herbal extracts company. From visiting distilleries in France to sourcing organic argan oil from women’s co-ops in Morocco, I found a passion in seeking out authentic and organic essential oils. I love to formulate customized aromatherapy and skincare blends.
As an herbal clinician, I began to see energetic health issues in clients that called for an approach beyond herbs and aromatherapy alone. Determined to find a complementary methodology to address these concerns, I completed a 2 year program in energy medicine at the Academy of Intuition Medicine® in 2016. Dedicated to sharing the healing message of plant medicine, I now combine aromatherapy, herbalism, and intuitive energy work to help individuals restore balance and harmony in mind, body, and spirit.