Meet the Herbalists

I'm Cara Saunders - an herbalist, gardener, mother, and I'm also the founder and owner of Bear Wallow Herbs. I grow or wild harvest nearly all of the herbs used to create our herbal remedies.

I love spending my time out in the lush landscape of Mount Shasta, California, where I get to connect with plants and learn how to use them. My passion is teaching others about the health benefits of using herbal medicines, and sharing my personal healing experiences to inspire others to take care of themselves and their loved ones with herbs! 

I became an herbalist to combine all of my unique passions and talents for the purpose of helping people heal and inspiring people to develop a connection to nature. My journey to become an herbalist started in 1999 after I completed a B.S. in Forestry. I wondered if there wasn't more to forests than just the (commercially valuable) trees. So I started observing plants and learning from experienced herbalists, including Lise Wolff and Matthew Wood in Minnesota. In 2003, I was a full-time student at the Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine. 

It is a pleasure and an honor to be your herbalist, and provide a wide selection of herbal remedies to keep you wildly healthy! Please let me know if you need anything or have any questions. I want you to be comfortable and confident when using herbs to improve your health! 

 If you are interested in taking a deep dive into learning the process of how to make herbal medicine, Bear Wallow Herbs offers a work-trade apprenticeship from May to September to give you hands-on experience working with plants!

To apply, please email me at

Cara harvesting herbs



I’m Ashley Turiya CH, CN, and FEP. Those letters mean I am a trained Clinical Herbalist, Clinical Nutritionist, and Flower Essence Practitioner. I have over ten years of training from herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, Bastyr University: Acupuncture and Naturopathic program, and clinical herbal and nutrition training and practice at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism. I take pride in creating thoughtful and effective protocols for my clients, taking the time to listen and choosing a holistic approach in providing herbal and nutrition consults.

Ashley photoI live with my husband, son, and Aussie dog in the mountains west of Boulder, Colorado. I live an active life hiking, skiing, swimming in cold rivers, and wildcrafting herbs for local apothecaries.  I look forward to putting my extensive training to use to support you in being wildly healthy! 

For personalized herbal recommendations to achieve your health goals, sign up for a health consultation with Ashley! 

Ashley's initial consultations are thoughtful, compassionate, and provide a thorough intake of your health concerns. At the end of the session (conducted over phone or video chat), you leave with tools to empower you to achieve your health goals. The next day, a written protocol will be sent to you with suggested herbs and formulas from Bear Wallow Herbs. After completing your initial consultation, you will receive a coupon code to order your recommended herbs from Bear Wallow Herbs. 

First appointment: 
$100 for 60-90 minutes

Follow-up appointments:
$55 for 45 minutes
$75 for 60 minutes

Contact Ashley today to schedule your appointment:

Please send your payment prior to your scheduled meeting. Preferred payment method is Venmo. @ASPENANDSAGEBOTANICAL