Hi, I’m Ada. I am an herbalist, plant whisperer, spirit weaver and proud mama currently residing on beautiful so-called Vancouver Island, on W̱SÁNEĆ territory with my family.
The path that led me here has been a long one. My family moved through two countries before ending up in Ontario. After finishing my first degree (BFA in Film Production), I searched for my true calling. I had been fascinated with plants and growing from a young age, watching my grandpa putter around the community garden. The call came soon after I happened upon a Tulsi plant at a farm I was working at. The veil was lifted and I saw the world around me differently. After what seemed like a long slumber, I had connected to Spirit all around. The connection was powerful, and led me to want to share plant medicine with others.
I travelled across North America, Central America, Europe, and Australia to work with as many plants as I could in differing climates, fascinated by them. In 2016 I moved to Van Isle and started a dual diploma in Phytotherapy and Holistic Nutrition at Pacific Rim College. I have also completed an Astro-Herbalism course from the School of Evolutionary Herbalism, and am a Registered Yoga Teacher, having completed a 200-Hour Yoga Training Course at the peaceful Ajna Yoga Studio in Victoria.
Ever since I can remember I’ve been making medicines for others and skincare products for myself. I decided to go all in and start a new venture, share my passion with the world and helping others feel divine and nurtured. Onyx Lion skincare and medicine products are handmade by me with local wildcrafted or homegrown plants.
I offer one on one herbal medicine consultations for patients at my home or via Zoom, teaching workshops, and energetic/plant spirit medicine.