Ananda Sophia Wilson
Herbalist, specialized in skin care and aromatherapy.
Ananda, although born in colonial Manchester Connecticut,
was raised from age 2 to 16 in Fairfield Iowa. As a central hub
of the Maharishi community, Fairfield offerd Ananda and her
parents a lifestyle tailored around their practice of and dedication
to Trancendental Meditation, and the Ayurvedic way; a natural,
spiritual lifestyle in tune with the laws of Nature. Herbs and
natural healing were employed as Ananda's primary medicine,
setting up a solid foundation for a lifetime of
herbal healing. She experienced first hand how powerful and
effective plant medicines and a healthy lifestyle are, and
only as a young adult did she realize that in fact it was rare
to have grown up completely prescrption and antibiotic free!
At age 16, (1991) Ananda and mom Lucy moved to Connecticut
to pursue Lucy's traning as a Massage Therapist, and to reunite
with Lucy's side of the family. (Getting back to their "roots"!)
Ananda finished obtaining a high school diploma
and set her sights on a long coveted opportunity to attend
Dance school. After pursuing a rich and quenching
dance career, Ananda met her husband Eric and they started a family, creating
just the right setting to nourish a small family business and continue herbal studies.
Lucy, now had moved from successful Massage Therapist
to Master Herbalist in training, completed
her Apprenticeship with Rosemary Gladstar, inspiring luscious home-made
herbal creams to be used on her Massage clients.
Blissful Botanicals was born, and continues on to serve the beauty and health
to all it touches.
Ananda continues to nourish her family with herbs and
natural ways, as well as teach herbs, dance, and remain an active member of her community.