Handmade in Portugal

Jennifer Caravella 

Hello and welcome to Waking Bird. I am Jennifer, an herbalist and holistic wellness coach. My connection with plants and the natural world was seeded at a young age. Raised in the old redwoods of California, the forest was my backyard where I ate wild flowers and the occasional bear made an appearance. My mother, an herbalist herself, was my first teacher. Her hand-crafted plant remedies were a trusted go-to for just about any ailment. 


I began immersing myself in the healing arts over 20 years ago through the study of yoga, nutritional healing, kung fu, qigong and meditation. A combination of Western herbalism and Chinese medicinal philosophies inspired me to embrace a more holistic approach to well being, which is what Waking Bird is founded upon.


I have taught internationally over the past decade and now reside on Portugal where

I make cosmetics and herbal remedies in micro-batches using locally sourced and organic ingredients. The wild herbs used in Waking Bird tinctures and customised herbal blends are respectfully gathered by hand in a way that helps strengthen and give back to the plants growing wild in the rural mountains and meadows. 

If you are interested in personal consultations for holistic well being, please get in touch.