Hi, I’m Ashley

Ashley at the Clinic

I’m a board-certified functional medicine health coach, a clinical herbalist, an educator, and a writer. My health and wellness practice, Dreamkeeper Botanicals, is rooted in the magical fusion of nature and science.

Fascinated by traditional healing methodologies I studied Anthropology and Gender Studies in college. My life took a serendipitous turn when I traveled to Nicaragua and had the great honor of studying with an indigenous midwife.

What I previously knew about medicine and health transmuted into a new understanding that completely changed my life.

Witnessing the stark contrast to the conventional medical system fueled my lifelong commitment to learning herbal and holistic healing methods and helping others to integrate them into their lives.

The Story of Dreamkeeper Botanicals

Ashley and the Mullein

Once back in the States I traveled widely to to learn time honored traditions of holistic healthcare and the medicine of the plants. I feel blessed to have studied with amazing herbalists and indigenous healers who inspired my passion for learning, teaching and supporting people to discover their unique path to optimal health.

Dreamkeeper Botanicals was born in 2010 and since then I have provided holistic health support, botanical care and education for my community and beyond. Providing education in traditional medicine and its intersection with modern healthcare is my passion and I consult for universities, small businesses and with individuals from a wide array of geographical locations and backgrounds.

In 2016 my own health deteriorated and I needed support from the conventional medical system. Embracing my clinical knowledge as an Herbalist and finding a way to get the tests I needed from a team of doctors ultimately helped me regain my balance, although the process was not easy. This was the impetus for my return to school and devotion to learning functional medicine and the psychology of change.

From 2018 through 2020 I worked in the integrative health wing of the Iris Kaplan Center, a psychotherapy collective in Manhattan. For the last four years I have been working collaboratively with amazing doctors at a Functional Medicine Clinic in Westchester, NY.

My Passion and Mission

  • Establish a collaborative therapeutic bond with you, offering a secure space to explore your challenges, and working together to discover the best solutions for your unique needs
  • Uncover the root causes of your symptoms, aiming beyond mere symptomatic relief
  • Partner and delve into the reasons behind these symptoms
  • Provide guidance on the essential aspects on your path to vibrant health
  • Empower you to grasp control of your well-being, emphasizing that your journey to optimal health lies within your own hands

I Specialize In Supporting People With:

  • Allergies
  • Deep Immune Support
  • Digestive Issues
  • Healthy Weight Maintenance
  • Lack of Energy/ Adrenal Fatigue
  • Nervous System Dysregulation
  • Stress/Anxiety/Depression
  • Chronic Pain & Inflammation
  • Sleep Support
  • Thyroid Health
  • Seasonal Health & Mood Shifts
  • Recovery from Surgery or Illness
  • Hormonal Health Support
  • PCOS
  • Fertility
  • Pre-Natal Health/ Pregnancy/ Birth
  • Breastfeeding & Post-Partum Needs
  • Peri-Menopause/ Menopause/ Post Menopause
  • Health & Lifestyle Optimization
  • Prioritizing Their Health

Let's Work Together

Honoring the Sacred

Take the First Step to Empowered Health

If you would like to schedule a Wellness Consultation you can do so below. If you are considering a coaching package please book a complimentary discovery call first. I'd love to find out more about you and share detailed information about our Seasonal Coaching Packages.

A scholarship is offered for one wellness consultation each month. The majority of our scholarships are specifically for our Black, Indigenous, people of color, members of the LGBTQIAP2-S community, people living with disabilities, undocumented people, and anyone who has experienced or been impacted by systemic inequity or oppression, but all who are in need of a scholarship are welcomed and encouraged to apply. Please send an inquiry via the Contact page.

 My Workshops and Wellness Consultations are designed to help you nurture your connection to nature, embrace the rhythm of seasonal cycles, and learn accessible wellness tools. Workshops are announced through my newsletter Magic & Medicine, along with current health research, recipes, nature musings and inspiration for seasonal rituals.

I invite you to explore planning a customized engagement to suit the unique needs of your university, business or social event. Start the conversation by sending an inquiry.

Seasonal Coaching Packages Provide Ongoing Support to Build Lasting Change

Dreamkeeper Botanicals offers Seasonal Coaching Packages that provide ongoing support for integrating appropriate movement, meditation, lifestyle (including rituals that resonate for you) and nutrition into your life. These packages enable us to collaborate in creating wellness plans that empower you to take control of your health and elevate your wellness practices. Together we will navigate your journey towards better health and well-being with resources, support and accountability.

Each of my clients is unique, and our work together reflects that individuality.

~Ashley Sapir Lathrop



The Home of Dreamkeeper Botanicals

Dreamkeeper Farm is nestled under the Shawangunk Mountains on five acres of meadow, woods and gardens, tended by myself and my family. This sanctuary has been the home of Dreamkeeper Botanicals since 2012. As newcomers to this land we strive to deepen our understanding of the local Indigenous communities and commit to reframing responsibilities to the land and community, in order to honor its original inhabitants- the Esopus and Munsee people- and all of the species of life that reside here. Dreamkeeper Farm is where the Apothecary and Medicine Gardens reside. I meet with people both virtually and in person from my office in New Paltz, NY and travel for workshops, sometimes hosting special events on the Sanctuary Land.

Photos from Dreamkeeper Sanctuary

Join the Seasonal Newsletter

Join the seasonal newsletter to get recipes, insights and inspiration delivered to your inbox on each of the holidays that mark the  wheel of the year. You'll receive ritual practices to deepen your connection to nature and the energetics of each season as well as functional lifestyle tips for empowered health.