Cobb Mountain Team
– Angelo Druda
An old country woman first showed Angelo the medicinal power of herbs in 1970 upstate New York. Thus began a botanical study that has still not come to end.
Angelo is a certified practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a member of The Australian Natural Therapist Association, and a senior educator in Mate Moce – the Ministry established by the great spiritual teacher Adi Da Samraj to instruct and serve human beings about the death process.
Angelo’s seminars about ancient rejuvenation practices and the death process have been offered all over the world. He is the author of, The Tao of Rejuvenation.
Laura completed her licentiate acupuncture training with JR Worsley at Royal Lemington Spa, England, San Francisco, and Columbia, MD in 1980 to 81. She received her California license in 1982, practicing in San Francisco and Marin County until her move to Cobb Mountain in 2002.
Laura sat for her National Certification boards in 1989 and completed her Masters standing in Leon Hammer’s Contemporary Pulse Diagnosis training in 2000. Laura is a devotee of Sri Adi Da Samraj and has received His personal instruction in Radical Healing.
Laura specializes in treating the whole person with Chinese medicine, acupuncture, diet, supplements, helping each individual discover how their adaptations to life and energy may be keeping them from experiencing radiant health and well being.
Andrea has worked and served in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine for many years. She managed the Tiandi Qi Gong Clinic in Sydney Australia, serving the healing work of Master Robert Peng. In 2001 she arranged for Qi Gong Master Jane Yang to make her first trip to the United States.
Andrea has managed The Traditional Botanical Medicine pharmacy for the Cobb Mountain Clinic, and currently administers the TBM Facebook site.
– Susan Grimes
Susan “Yogi Suzi” Grimes became friends and neighbors with a couple of Tai Chi and Qi Gong Masters in 1988. With her friends, Susan took trips to Chinatown in search of high quality Chinese Herbs. The trio would bring their herbs home and make soups and congees for the family while talking about the healing properties of the herbs they were eating.
From 1983 to 2006, Susan was the co-owner of a bookstore and while working she found herself gravitating towards books on Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as Ayurveda and Yoga. From the year 2000 until 2006 Susan became a Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher as well as Certified by Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level. . . She taught yoga as Yogi Suzi for over seven years and affectionately became known as Yogi Suzi by friends, family, and the small town folk residing near her home in Northern California.
These days she is most often known as Suzi and she loves her work at Traditional Botanical Medicine. “The herbs are the true teachers,” Suzi says. At Traditional Botanical Medicine, Suzi takes pride in keeping the pharmacy clean, organized, and well stocked so that orders can ship out when placed.