Laura Shiels

Laura Shiels encourages sustainable action and health through education, personal empowerment, and deeper connection with nature. She believes that through our connection with plants and nature we better grasp our responsibility to take care of the Earth, and learn to harness our own healing energy.
Laura has degrees in Environmental Studies and Ethno-biology, and has studied herbal and botanical medicines as well as aquaponics. She has participated in the research, writing and publication of several scholarly articles in a variety of fields, but has managed to keep all of her academic pursuits and accomplishments in an context which recognizes what is most important about life. As such, she teaches a variety of life-affirming classes in the areas of environment and natural (herbal) approaches to improving personal health.