Tomas Enos is the Botany instructor and will lead the field trips to the diverse ecosystems in New Mexico. Tomas studied with Michael Moore at The Southwest School of Botanical Medicine in 1990, then shortly after, started Milagro Herbs while living in southwest New Mexico. The majority of his work has been with native plants throughout the Southwest U.S. and Latin America. Tomas received a PhD in Ethnobotany in 2001 researching traditional healing in Oaxaca, Mexico. That has served as the basis for developing herbal skin care products with desert plants, now made in Santa Fe. Tomas spends most of his life outdoors in the wilderness of the West and especially New Mexico.
Tomas’ philosophy of health and healing is rooted in the ancient tradition of “Solar Living”, synchronizing our bodies according to the biological time clock, circadian rhythms, and seasonal patterns found on Earth.
Learn in the Field
We teach for a direct, hands-on experience. Herbalism has always been about practical, commonsense health maintenance. To know the world we live in, commune with our brothers and sisters from the Natural World, to seek balance and be a partner in community wellness. "Know thyself, all things in moderation". Give thanks for all of our blessings and what Life has given us. Help those in need as a means of gratitude for the gifts we have been given. Don't take more than you need and always give back for what has been given. Open our Hearts to Love and abolish hate. Respect and honor as equals all things great and small. Use knowledge wisely for the betterment of all humans. Live in Peace, do no harm. Seek to heal wounds for a more whole world. Leave this World a better place than how we found it.
Emily Rose is a certified acupressurist and herbalist with 14 years of clinical experience. After graduating from the Acupressure Institute and studying herbalism in Berkeley, CA, Emily began a four year live-in apprenticeship with medicine woman Teresa Katakama in the Andes of Peru. In this clinical apprenticeship, Emily deepened her connection with the plants on the organic farm and in the extensive natural pharmacy. She worked with both local and international patients in herbalism, acupressure, yoga and nutrition. She also worked as Spanish translator.
Emily has worked along-side various herbalists in California, Oregon and New Mexico, harvesting plants and making medicine. She shares a holistic vision, supporting people to balance their emotional, mental, physical and spiritual bodies for true health and alignment. She has hundreds of hours of continued education with clinical herbalists across the country, such Paul Bergner, Thomas Easley, & Matthew Wood.
Emily presently lives in Santa Fe, NM, integrating the wisdom from the land of the condor with the land of the eagle. She created her own small business Roots & Roses in 2017 in order to bring together three of her herbal passions: clinical herbalism, medicine making, and education. She has a private practice specializing in women’s health, endocrinology, and nutrition. She has been an instructor at Milagro School of Herbal Medicine since 2014.
Emily is passionate about sharing the magic of the plants and self-care techniques with clients and students, so that they may continue on a healthy and empowering path wherever their journeys may take them. She feels blessed to be on this life-long path of learning, healing, and service.
Janet Snowden is our Chinese Medicine
instructor and will leading in-depth classes on the 5 element theory and eating with seasons. Born a lover of Nature, Janet has extensive experience with culinary, medicinal, and “energetic healing” plants. Janet owned and operated Hog Creek Herb Farm in Texas for many years, where she grew and prepared culinary and medicinal herbs for local markets. In the 1980’s Janet studied with Michael and Nancy Zeng at The International Institute of Chinese Medicine and received a Doctorate of Oriental Medicine. Shortly after, she studied with Michael Moore at The Southwest School of Botanical Medicine, stimulating her interest in field botany and desert flower essences. Since then she has dedicated her work to education people about 5 Element Theory, desert flower alchemy, and Solar Nutrition.