For myriad reasons there is not enough information or health resources available for trans peoples. With this class we begin to bridge the gap of accessibility and inequality, offer suggestions for self-care and navigate the medical system. We will discuss ways to support the trans body and spirit with herbs, explore hormone maintenance with natural remedies, and talk about ways to mitigate the side effects of synthetic hormones. Time permitting, we will also discuss herbal support for surgery. All bodies welcome!
Kara Sigler practices Western Clinical Herbalism since 2006 and Ayurvedic Lymphatic Bodywork since 2012, in the Bay Area of California. She supports and educates her clients on integrating herbs and healthy life choices. Kara incorporates Ayurvedic pulse and tongue assessment, as well as bodywork, nutritional consulting, and emotional/energetic counseling, into her sessions with clients. Kara’s approach to holistic healing focuses on women, queer and transgender health.Kara currently teaches workshops such as TransNatural, Bitters making, Hormonal Health, and the Stress-Digestion connection, throughout the bay area and leads herb walks, and wildcrafting trips. Kara makes individualized herb formulas for clients in her apothecary, and has a new line of herbal products Herban Elixirs, offered through the Homestead Apothecary. To learn more about Kara's practice please visit www.sfherbalist.com.