Chris Marano is a clinical and community herbalist of Western, Chinese, and Native American healing traditions, with a health-care practice of over twenty years in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts. He is a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild, teaches herbalism at the University of Massachusetts, is the founder of Clearpath Herbals, which offers wellness consultations and custom-blended herbal preparations, and also founder-director of Clearpath School of Herbal Medicine, dedicated to the teaching of herbalism, holistic health, and Earth-based wisdom and sustainability. Chris also has over thirty years experience as a teacher of Buddhist and Taoist meditation and philosophy. He has degrees in pre-medicine, Chinese philosophy and science education from Columbia University, graduate herbal degrees from the Herbal Therapeutics School of Botanic Medicine, Chinese Buddhist and Taoist training from the Chan Center of NYC, and Cherokee and Anishnabe medicine training from First Nation elders and teachers. For more information regarding Chris’ practice, classes and preparations, visit, or email


Plant Attunement – with Chris Marano

Communication with plants is a birthright shared by all humans, yet scarcely believed or practiced in our culture. Our biggest hurdles to cultivating this skill are self doubt and lack of exposure. Plant Attunement is an opportunity to dispel both hurdles and have ongoing, extraordinary encounters with our plant elders. It is an invitation to to deepen our connection with plants and share those experiences with like-minded people, all the while operating in a safe container. This ‘Language of Plants” is alive and evolving, just like we are. Both plants and people benefit when we do this kind of work, adding to our understanding and appreciation of plants and their virtues. Long-time local herbalist Chris Marano will facilitate this unique and magical process, helped along by the rhythmic tones of the Binaural Beat Brothers on percussion and didgeridoo.




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