Julie Benefico bio
Julie is a Certified Clinical Herbalist and with an undying passion to help others uncover the mysteries of their soul and heal naturally. She has a handcrafted herbal skincare & aromatherapy line for self-care, intention setting, and nourishment called Opal Elements Cosmic Apothecary.
Julie grew up in Stamford, Connecticut and moved to California in 2013 to work and study at the Esalen Institute. There she received an alternative education of workshops in meditation, leadership, mindfulness, astrology, gardening, cooking, gestalt therapy, and much more. After leaving in early 2015 she did an intensive Western Herbal Medicine program in Berkeley, CA at Ohlone Herbal Center.
Julie graduated as a Certified Western Herbalist in October 2015 and started the clinical program shortly after.
In the student clinic she met with many clients with a diverse collection of health issues including depression, stress, hypothyroid, high blood pressure, chronic back pain, head trauma, hormone imbalances, and much more. Julie has been studying the art of alchemy as well for the last seven years which helps connect people to their soul’s path which she incorporates herbalism into.
Since moving to Sonoma County she has found her tribe and is committed to being an active member of her community. She leads workshops that are geared toward community building, sisterhood, empowerment, and learning tools and practices to add into your daily routine that promote self love & inspiration. Stop in the store to talk to her about what flower essences and energetic herbal medicine that may be beneficial to you!