valerian (valeriana officinalis)

valerian (valeriana officinalis)

our roots

Dancing Sage Wellness + Apothecary is a collective of the creations and practices of Anna Claire Lotti. Anna Claire is a holistic clinical herbalist and medicine maker living in the mountains of Western North Carolina, by way of the beaches of South Carolina. From an early age, Anna Claire was inspired by and in awe of the natural world. She attended the University of South Carolina, earning a BS in Marine Science, with an emphasis on biology and marine mammals. Her studies next led her to explore graduate coursework in human nutrition, and finally, to the path of the plants.

Anna Claire is a graduate of the Holistic Herbalism and Advanced Clinical Herbalism programs at the Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine, and she also completed a 450-hour herbal apprenticeship with CoreyPine Shane, RH (AHG).

The quest for knowledge is an unending one, and continuing education in the plant realm is no exception. Anna Claire continues to enrich her herbal knowledge by attending (and sometimes organizing!) herbal events around the country. Anna Claire is the founder of Dancing Sage Wellness + Apothecary, and works one-on-one with clients and provides a bevy of herbal creations and custom formulas.

When not found meandering the luscious wilds of Appalachia, brewing up potions in the apothecary, or whipping up new recipes in the kitchen, chances are you can find Anna Claire with her nose in yet another herb book!

Anna Claire is blessed to share her life and home with her husband and their two canine companions on a mountaintop outside of Asheville, NC.