Product Makers & Educators

Our products are special. Not only are they filled with organic, natural, herbal ingredients to nourish your body and soul, they are also made by people that share your values. Our handmade products are made by the people below.  Each of our product makers have studied herbalism and understand the benefits of each ingredient. Check out their story.


Coco Pile

Former Intern, Product Maker, Massage Therapist, Spa Party Leader, Moondance Blogger

I have been studying the health of the human body since 2010, and herbalism since 2013. At first, I started working for Moondance as an intern and over the years I have blossomed into several roles. Currently, I have the honor of serving our community through massage therapy, reiki, teaching skin care in the herbal spa parties, sharing inspirational art, and teaching herbal practices.

The beauty about this craft is the endless possibilities and depths of knowledge/wisdom you can reach. My bachelor of science in Integrative Medicine is the base of my herbal training and foundation of my body understanding. With every month of additional training and experience, my love grows for plants and their powerful impacts on our bodies.

 

The Moondance products I can’t live without are horsetail nail cream, sacred oils face serum, and rose anointing oil.


Sacred Oils Face Serum

 


 

Chris Muchow

Product Maker and Educator

Bar none, these are my favorite products: Sacred Oil Facial Serum, Neroli Eye Cream

 

 https://moondancebotanicals.com/product/neroli-eye-cream/

 


 

Candice McClay
Product Maker, Shop Operations Manager and Educator
If I get to live on an island, product I’d take:  Any of our lip balms (Vanilla Spice or Rose Lip Smoother), Sacred Oil Facial Serum

https://moondancebotanicals.com/product/vanilla-spice-shea-butter-lip-balm

 


Courtney Danielsen

Former Intern, Product Maker, MoonDance Blogger

I started interning at Moondance in August 2015 as a requirement for my Bachelors of Science degree in Integrative Health Car
e. I graduated in December 2015 and decided to stay with Moondance as an intern and I am grateful to now be shop person on Mondays and Saturdays. I love working with the customers at the shop, hearing their stories, and being able to lead them to the perfect product. I am also pursing my dream of helping people with day to day anxiety, depression and stress by integrating yogic practices, herbal remedies, and aromatherapy into classes and private consultations.

My favorite Moondance products change often! Right now, Warm-up Salve, Sweet Blossom Face Cream, and Lavender Meadow Room Spray.

Sweet Blossom Skin Rejuvenating Cream


Our classes offer you an opportunity to expand your knowledge base. We have selected these folks because of their passion and ability to share knowledge easily.  Find out more about our educators below.


Bridget Molloy
Bridget Molloy has been studying the incredible benefits of how herbs impact human physiology for optimal health and practicing herbalism over the past 8 years, and has also been a sexual health & wellbeing consultant for 9 years. As a life-long science educator, one of Bridget’s many passions is to raise awareness about the role of symbiosis in both human and environmental health. Educating  and empowering others to be knowledgeable about their health and the knowledgeable about their health and the environment is a pillar of Bridget’s Botanicals.
Bridget’s scientific education is extensive. Her specific background has taken her traveling around the world & US to study different healing traditions and ecosystems. Additionally she is trained in evaluating scientific research studies and has worked at Harvard and MIT supporting world renowned scientific research laboratories. With Bridget’s Botanicals, you will have an unforgettable & impactful experience, putting a new twist of health into your life through the integration of botanical medicine into your lifestyle.
For more information, check out Bridget’s website http://bridgetsbotanicalworld.com__

 


                                                        Monique Meadows

Monique is a yoga instructor, herbalist, university student pursuing environmental studies, and part of the team at MoonDance Botanicals. She has danced in the enchanting realms of herbalism and yoga for most of her life. Growing up entangled in the cultures of the U.S. and Southern Germany has been a rich cultural guide for Monique to draw upon indigenous plants and traditional remedies. She has traveled extensively and draws upon indigenous wisdom of the planet and herbalism from regions like Latin America, Europe, and Asia. An eternal student, she is excited to share and help weave the vibrant threads of her knowledge and your own unique knowledge to formulate the beautiful fabric of education, connection, self-care, and self-love nourished at MoonDance Botanicals. You can find her at: http://cargocollective.com/moniquemeadows

Note: At MoonDance, Monique is also a Spa Party Leader, MoonDance Blogger and a Former Intern.

 

 


Jen Pastalo Dacpan
Jen has a mission! She wants to bring people together to create, and grow a collective of curious creatives and artists in arms who wish to share their passion for making and hand crafting beautiful things for the pure joy of it. She believe all art comes from the soul, the architect, and the hands and eyes are the builders for those inspired ideas. Jen is a bead and jewelry enthusiast, but she want to gather makers of all arts to inspire, support each other, and share. She would love to build a creative community, and bring together others who have a passion for making things

CLASSES + EVENTS:

Instagram: InCreativeBliss

 


 Madison Carroll
Madison is a passionate yoga guide and Ayurvedic healer. She believes Ayurveda is the key to mind-body-spirit health. The ancient wisdom uses nature’s intelligence to create healing and well-being from deep within. Madison understands the challenges that modern life brings and strives to simplify the principles and make health accessible to all.

 

 


 

 


Molly McClellan
Molly is a life long tree cuddler, plant spirit believer, and flower whisperer. From a very young age she was attuned to the healing wisdom of plants.  A Certified Herbalist through Herbalism Roots, Molly’s approach is intuitive, blending body and spirit while adding just a dash of “woo”.   She is passionate about teaching and sharing her love and knowledge of herbs, so that people can lead enriched and verdant lives.  In order to fully support and harness the synergistic qualities of herbal medicine, she believes in focusing on not only the physical properties of the herbs, but also the energetic properties as well. In addition to her private practice as an herbalist, she is the founder of Vermillion Herbals, a product and herbal medicine maker, herb grower and gardener, and also works with a Natural Fertility Company that educates and empowers couples on their path to parenthood. When not immersed in herbs, she is an internationally known performer and instructor of belly dance, mentor, yoga instructor, and event producer.

 
 

 

 

 


 

Nancy Niero
Nancy was a new hospice chaplain in 2009 when she began visiting people who were dying, and meeting with families and friends who were grieving. Nancy went to seminary at age 50, trusting and believing she was called to be with people at the end of life and with those who grieved a loss.
She wasn’t new to grief. Nancy knew her well, like the back of my hand. A dad who died when she was in her early 20s in a tragic accident, coupled with a failed marriage, and the loss of important relationships in her youth, made Nancy an expert in living with grief. These broken places in her life have made her a better pastor and wiser chaplain to sit with the broken places of others.
In those first years of chaplaincy, she realized that people dying and familes grieving needed ritual in their lives more than ever. Ritual is how we make meaning in the day to day living life. Stopping to have that ritual cup of tea. Journal writing. Taking a walk. Prayer is ritual, whether it is with a mala, a rosary, a song, a meditation, yoga, simply in silence, or however you carve out meditation time and by whatever you find meaningful.
In these spaces of suffering and joy, heartbreak and happiness, Anoint was born. https://www.anointjourney.com