I am a medicine woman at heart. My life changed when I began to heal my chronic health conditions by taking ownership of my health through what I was eating and what I used to care for my body.
For the past 15 years, I've been on a journey to find my own wellbeing. That journey led me to personal cheffing, working one-on-one with clients for years, becoming a Massage Therapist and Maya Abdominal practitioner working with women's reproductive health, training with world renowned Herbalists such as Susan Weed, Rosita Arvigo and David Winston. I've immersed myself into the research and application of holistic therapies and continue to do so. This is a great passion for me.
Eventually I found my way to opening a 100% gluten-free, dairy-free and non-GMO plant-based eatery in 2014. Ezra's Enlightened Cafe was an oasis of high vibe food and source of wellness products for my local community for 7.5 years, ending our run in April of 2022.
Another great passion is being in deep connection with the land on a daily basis. I am living this reality at our farm, Wild Moon Acres. We offer herbalism workshops, create and offer up medicines created from our land. We also sell our native Elderberry trees and hold volunteer days each month Spring-Fall. In addition to our farm, I offer my online program, Medicine Woman.
My family, including my husband and our two children, are very much a part of making our farm a success. We put so much love into our little farm and the herbs and plants we grow. It's a family affair.
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I'm inspired by all things in the natural world. Plants, animals and fungi and the beauty that can be found just by stepping outside and observing. I'm inspired by food and how using certain ingredients can change one's health and overall quality of life. Lastly, I'm deeply inspired by my children. It's their future and the future for all children that drive me in sharing what I share in my online offerings. I believe teaching our children how to take care of their health is the most valuable tool we can give them. I want to help all mothers and women who care for others to know how to access this ancient information that our great grandmothers knew. This is the thread woven through all of my offerings you will find here - taking back ownership of our ability to nourish and heal through our connection with the natural world.
Audrey is a practicing Herbalist and herb farmer on 6 acres of land in Indianapolis Indiana, along with her husband and two children. She is known as the creator and owner of Ezra’s Enlightened Café, established 2014-2022. Ezra's Cafe was a fully plant-based eatery and oasis for vibrant living. Focusing on all organic, NON-GMO and and gluten-free fare, Ezra's became a favorite for thousands of customers - local and passers through.
Audrey began her natural wellness journey in 2009 when she completed massage therapy training and left her corporate job. She traveled to Northern California to become a plant-based chef at the Living Light Culinary Institute, learning how to create food that helps people heal. For eight years she operated a wellness business as a massage therapist, energy practitioner and plant-based chef, working one-on-one with clients, teaching classes and cheffing and even cheffing for and co-hosting island retreats in Barbados.
Audrey became a Certified Maya Abdominal Therapist through the Arvigo Institute in 2012, helping women heal physically, emotionally and spiritually through tending to the care of the womb.
Over the past 15 years, Audrey has trained with Wise Woman Herbalist Susan Weed, Ron Teeguarden of Dragon Herbs, Rosita Arvigo, The Chestnut Herb School, The Vitalist Herbalism program with Sajah Popham and clinical studies with David Winston's Center for Herbal Studies. Audrey is also a student of the Terra Kathryn Collin’s Western School of Feng Shui and applies these principles to everything she creates.
She opened Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe in 2014, bringing her experience and training into every aspect -- from classes and programs to menu items and retail herbs. Then, in 2016, Audrey and her family became stewards of a six acre plot of land in Indianapolis. Using permaculture and regenerative growing practices, they farm a small section of the land to provide organic produce and herbs for the café and for medicine making. Audrey’s experience as a chef and massage therapist helped pave the way to the life she lives now through teaching workshops, growing medicinal herbs and making medicines at Wild Moon Acres.
Audrey is excited to bring her 15 years of personal healing and guiding others on their healing journey to her online programs. She considers herself a forever student and loves sharing what she learns to help others benefit, grow and heal.