Christine Tolf is an Herbalist, Flower Essence Practitioner, and Reiki Master Healer. She is the founder of Lichenwood Herbals. In 1997, Christine formalized her herbal training by completing a local apprenticeship and working in a retail herb shop.She has continued her herbal studies under the tutelage of well known herbalists such as Matthew Wood, David Hoffman, Amanda McQuade Crawford, and many others at conferences, intensive workshops and certification programs. In 1998, Christine completed studies with David Dalton of Delta Gardens and became certified in flower essence therapy. Reiki attunements were received through the traditional Usui system (Reiki I and II) with Master Sara Siefert-Piper of the Reiki Alliance, and also in Shamballa (Reiki Master Healer) via Reiki Master Teacher Christopher Penczak. Christine is self taught as an aromatherapist, but credits her aromatherapy mentor Kate Leigh, LMT, ARC, as an inspiration in the healing arts through aromatherapy.
Flower essences have become the focus of Christine's work. For many years she taught a long term flower essence practitioner program and worked intensively with individual students to guide them toward of goal of proficiency. Currently she has retired to do more writing and deep exploration of the flower essence experience.