l-kQfs1EyWUNwBn2-M9JfJXsxDJsgVqoQQU8Z_tVlzk=w209-h163-p-no“Listen deeply for what your soul already knows, weave your overflowing love for the earth into your daily life.” ~ Patricia Dines

Gretchen Heilman Piper, MS
Herbalist, Health Coach


Professional Background

Gretchen Heilman Piper is an Herbalist, Health Coach and founder of Alive and Awake Healing Arts. She is certified as a Holistic Health Counselor from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York and earned a Master’s of Science in Herbal Medicine from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. The Master’s at MUIH combines traditional knowledge of healing with plants, scientific understanding of modern phytopharmacy, clinical experience in herbal formulation, and the art of being a healing presence. 

Her practice is influenced by a love of nature, beauty, and respect for all living things and healing herself from sugar addiction, allergies, and endometriosis. A “masterful coach” with an “infectious enthusiasm for life,” Gretchen shares the practical wisdom of healing with food, herbs, and healthy lifestyle. She is a dynamic public speaker, educator, coach, and consultant with a committment to making a difference. She lives in rural Maine at Motherwort Farm with her partner, kids, chickens, and cats. 

Education and Training

Maryland University of Integrative Health, Laurel, MD
Master’s of Science in Herbal Medicine
The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York, NY
Professional Training and Certification Program
Towson University, Towson, MD
Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, Women’s Studies

Contact Information

gretchenhpiper (at) gmail.com

(207) 323-2101

I’d love to share my personal story with you!