SARAH LEMMERMAN M.A., IAKP, RYT
Masters Degree in East/West Psychology, Plant Medicine Researcher, Human Design Projector Guide, and Integrative Counselor
Sarah Lemmerman received her Master's Degree in East/West Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies. In addition, Sarah is a certified IAKP Kambo Practitioner, Wellness Coach and Certified Yoga Teacher. Sarah supports and utilizes western and non-western modalities with her clients. Her philosophy and practice is an eclectic blend of using Kambo and indigenous medicines in combination with Western depth psychology, somatic and earth -based traditions. (Continue to scroll below to read more about Sarah's story)
Before following her heart into the field of integrative wellness, Sarah spent over ten years working in the pharmaceutical industry as a Cardio/Metabolic specialist where she was exposed to the inner workings of the western medical system. While Sarah agrees that the western medical model is the most sophisticated medical system scientifically, she also learned about many limitations and obstacles. One of the biggest obstacles she witnessed was the large amounts of people going to the doctors for treatment yet leaving frustrated and in pain (both physically and emotionally) due to their inability to find long-lasting relief with various pharmaceutical options and western healing modalities.
Sarah herself was also one of those suffering and frustrated patients. Having spent most of her life in a constant health battle with her body, she never thought she would see the light of day where she felt completely healthy and strong (and not on some pharmaceutical prescription). This however changed when Sarah began working with Kambo and other ritual medicines.
During her Master's degree program at CIIS, Sarah was introduced to Kambo. Having little to no knowledge about indigenous medicines she decided to take a leap of faith and try something new to help build up her strength and heal her body. After receiving treatments with Kambo and other holistic medicines Sarah's health transformed beyond her wildest dreams. She could never have imagined to feel as healthy, strong, and balanced in her own body and mind as she does today.
Due to the profound transformation she experienced with Kambo, Sarah switched the focus of her studies and career to integrate earth based medicines, specifically Kambo, into her western healing practice. She has made it her life's mission to help bridge indigenous healing traditions to the western medical world.
Sarah has received the blessing to work with Kambo and other indigenous medicines from elder medicine carriers living in the Amazon Forest and received additional training by two IAKP Master Kambo Practitioners from London and Washington. She feels extremely blessed and humbled to be able to offer this work here in United States.
Watch Sarah below discussing her journey with plant medicine