Today we’d like to introduce you to Angelique Moss-Greer.
TrailBlazer, Dream Weaver, Desert Storm Army Veteran, Herbalist & Healer are just some of the things that describe Angelique “Sobande” Greer. She embraces the name given to her by her spiritual Godparents (meaning the seer came with me) by using her gifts to help others understand the journey of marginalized people. Sobande is a descendent of African Slaves in America and was called back to the healing ways of her ancestors as a child. She is a Master Herbalist, Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Consultant, Life Coach, Educator and Author with over 30 years of experience in the field. She has been featured at conferences worldwide, delivering high powered presentations and workshops.
Since 1992, Sobande founded and continues to run the first African American School of Herbalism in the South, where students are provided an unbridled opportunity to learn about the plants, the people, the culture & the rituals of healing. She is also the founder of the Annual Sacred Waters Retreat for Women of Color & the Afro Botany Immersion Conference & Certification Program held annually on the beautiful shores of Costa Rica. She currently resides near Nashville, Tennessee, where she maintains a private practice that centers on education & consulting with her husband of 27 years.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
There have been so many struggles along the way to include: opened a herb shop in 1992; it was destroyed by a tornado in 1999. Transitioning to the internet at when it was still quite new. Realigning my business model to suit the population that had not been introduced to what I was doing (holistic health was not extremely popular). Opening the first African American School of Herbalism. Touring extensively in all white female circles to all-white female audiences. There is so much more!
Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I am most proud: Our School – The NCB School of Herbalism & Holistic Health. Our Annual Retreat – Sacred Waters Herbal Retreat for Women of Color. Our Annual Conference – Afro Botany Immersion & Certification Conference. Carrying on the legacy of healing, health and the work of my ancestors.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Spending time with my grandparents and especially my great grandparents.
- Sacred Waters Herbal Retreat for Women of Color (Tennessee) – $495.00
- NCB School of Herbalism & Holistic Health 2yr Herbalist Certification Program – $4800.00
- Address: 226 Downer Drive
Clarksville TN 37042
- Website: www.naturalchoicesbotanica.com and www.sacredwatersretreat.com
- Phone: 615.499.6849
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