Dr. Monique Mazza, ND
Monique, founder of Elements Naturopathic Medicine, is a unique Naturopathic Physician who embodies her teachings by living a sustainable off-grid lifestyle at Earthaven Ecovillage since 2016. After a decade of clinical practice in a busy city, she grew tired of telling people how to be healthy and wanted to show them instead. Her home at Earthaven provides the precious space in nature to be a part-time clinician, a regenerative biodynamic gardener, homesteader, mother, and enthusiastic community member. She is dedicated to a life of service. Outside of her clinic, she can be found deep in her garden or kitchen, creating beauty around her community, or at her desk serving on the legislative committee for the North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Her Caribbean ancestry introduced her to the healing power of plants and reverence for nature at an early age. Her passion for food as medicine fuels her efforts to sustainably grow and raise much of her family’s food, including a diversity of vegetables, herbal medicines, fruits, berries, laying hens, broiler chickens, turkeys, and even rainbow trout!
She has a personal passion for learning, which currently has her focused on studying the evolving science around the human microbiome and its origin and relationship to the soil.
She is grateful and excited to be offering experiential health retreats in our 5,000 sq. ft organic garden nestled in the heart of Earthaven, where the art of healing is supported and consciously woven through our connections to nature and community.