Intimately connected with the plant world from an early age, Lupo Passero has studied botanical medicine from a variety of perspectives. A mother twice blessed, Lupo has a first hand passion for helping the family enjoy healthy and holistic experiences with pregnancy, childbirth, children and teenagers! Her humble beginning with herbs and flower essences as a young mother in the 90’s inspired her to learn and go on to teach others.
Lupo spent over a decade developing an intimate relationship to the diverse medicinal plants of the Appalachians Mountains of North Carolina, where she lived for many years and studied herbalism at the North Carolina School of Natural Healing. It was in the healing community of Asheville where Lupo began her career as an herbalist, offering classes and workshops on traditional herbalism and flower essences at various institutions (including The Appalachian School of Holistic Herbalism, The Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine and The One World Healing Institute). Her classes have since evolved to cover a variety of topics including folk herbal history, plant spirit healing, plant identification/communication, the medicine woman way, and a variety of spiritual and indigenous herbal traditions from around the globe.
In 2009, shortly after moving back to her home state of Connecticut, Lupo launched Twin Star Herbal Education and Apothecary in New Milford, where she continues to share her passion for the natural world. She has been invited to teach at various institutions around New England including, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Western Connecticut State University, Yale University and The Graduate Institute. Lupo’s immense love for travel has lead her to teach numerous herbal trainings and retreats throughout the country as well as Central America and Europe. She has had the privilege of studying under the tutelage of many great teachers including Himani Ellis, Rosemary Gladstar, Pam Montgomery and a host of traditional Medicine Men and Woman across the globe.
Lupo is a retired two-term Secretary and board member of the American Herbalist Guild, an organization pioneering professional modern herbalism. Lupo grew up in Newtown, Connecticut, she and her family currently reside close by. When she is not traveling and teaching she can be found in her medicine wheel garden or traipsing through the woodland, almost always with her camera in hand.Source: thewildtemple.secure.retreat.guru