Amanda Jokerst is a Certified Clinical Herbalist trained in the Vitalist Tradition of Herbal Medicine. She graduated from the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in 2016, a 1,255 hour program consisting of education in Vitalist Western Herbalism, botany, herbal medicine making and formulation, flower essences, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, pathology and herbal safety. 

Amanda is also a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Missouri (#2017011143). She is a graduate of the Denver Integrative Massage School, with training in Western and Thai massage. Additionally, Amanda is a Certified Practitioner of The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®, with over 100 hours of training through the Arvigo Institute, LLC in hands-on bodywork therapy, anatomy and physiology, traditional herbal medicines of the rainforest, nutrition, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, and fertility, pregnancy and postpartum care.

Amanda grew up here in St. Louis and has recently moved back after several years of study in various part of the country. She is absolutely thrilled to return to her hometown to offer herbal consultations and Arvigo Therapy® sessions to her local community. Amanda truly believes in the power of these therapies and offering this work to others is one of the most life-giving and soul-enriching things she has ever done. She is humbled to work with and learn from the Vital Force within each client, that deep intelligence that knows just what each of us needs to heal and become more whole. She is a practitioner committed to walking alongside you on your path to healing and wellness.

When she's not seeing clients, Amanda enjoys playing the banjo and fiddle, spending time with her husband, growing vegetables and medicinal plants on their urban farm, rompin' around with their dog, and tending to their seven ducks.

    Formal Training & Certifications:

    • 2 year (1,255 hour) Certified Clinical Herbalist Program at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, 2014-2016
    • 107 hours of training in The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® with the Arvigo Institute, LLC, including Self Care, Professional Care, Advanced Pregnancy Care, and Certification, 2010-2016
    • Graduate of the Denver Integrative Massage School, including techniques in Western and Thai Massage, 2015
    • Certified Holistic Birth Doula from the Matrona, 2015
    • Associates Degree in Holistic and Quantum Midwifery from the Matrona, 2012-2013
    • 9-month program in psycho-spiritual plant medicine with the School of Forest Medicine, 2011
    • Reiki Level 1 Training, 2010
    • Family Herbalist Certificate from the East West School of Planetary Herbology, 2009-2010
    • Foundations of Aromatherapy Certificate from the East West School of Herbal and Aromatic Studies, 2008
    • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theological Studies with a minor in Sociology - Social Action from Wheaton College, 2007

    Continuing Education:

    • Pediatric Herbal Medicine, 2018-present
    • Tongue Assessment for Western Herbalists, 2018-present 
    • Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat - Pathophysiology for Herbalists with Herbal Medics University, 2018
    • Herbal Endocrine System Support with the American Herbalist Guild, 2017-2018
    • Herbal Medicine for Women with Aviva Romm, 2015-present
    • Medical Astrology and Herbalism with Sajah Popham, 2015-present
    • Mountain West Herb Conference, 2016
    • Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference, 2016, 2014
    • SQUATfest, 2015
    • Shamanism and Sacred Plants of Peru, 2014
    • Midwifery Today Conference, 2014
    • Spinning Babies with Gail Tully, 2014
    • Waterbirth Workshop with Barbara Harper, 2014
    • Primitive Skills and Wilderness Awareness 10-week Intensive, 2012
    • Midwifery and Homeopathy Course with The Matrona, 2011
    • DONA Birth Doula Training, 2011
    • Medicines from the Earth Symposium, 2011, 2010
    • Women Shamanism, Spirituality and Healing Plants Workshop, 2010
    • Sacred Healing of the Plants Workshop, 2010