Joan Tylecki, MS, CNS, LDN

 

Lewes, DE 19958

joan@plantwisdomwithin.com

(302) 245-0691

Philosophy

 

My vision is to encourage clients to live in alignment and harmony within their own bodies and with the larger ecosystem.  I choose to do this through enhancing their perception of the possibilities that herbs, nourishing foods, and lifestyle choices can provide.  By consistently taking steps on this path, they realize their heart's vision in life, and joy in their bodies.  This welcoming comfortable space is where wellness lives! 

Education & Licensure

 

  • CNS - Certified Nutrition Specialist | Certification Board of Nutrition Specialists

  • LDN - Licensed Dietician/Nutritionist | Delaware Division of Professional Regulation Board of Dietetics/Nutrition

  • Masters of Science,  Herbal Medicine - 2012 Tai Sophia Institute/Maryland University of Integrative Health , Laurel, MD  

  • Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Studies, with Departmental Honors - 1999 Washington College, Chestertown, MD  

             Spanish – Minor & Sigma Delta Pi Honor Society Member

  • University of Costa Rica, San Jose, CR, Spring 1998 Semester Abroad

 

Professional experience

 

Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, & Wellness 

Areas of Interest & Research:  Women’s concerns, including sexuality, pregnancy, fertility, post-partum, stress, & self-care; Pediatric care, including herbal, dietary, and lifestyle options; Stress and nervous system care, including re-alignment with a healthy pace of living & being in joy with life; Digestive health & probiotics; Atopic conditions; Chronic fatigue; HPV; lymphatics. Promoting long-term sustainable life rhythms, wellness, & vitality.

Coursework In: Physiological systems (pathological and healthy); Herbs of the Western Materia Medica, both traditional and modern scientific uses (with selected Ayurvedic and Chinese herbs); Clinical assessment skills; Herbal phytochemistry & pharmacology; Medicine-making;  Herbal safety & efficacy; Foods & nutritional inputs as medicine; Crafting unique herbal formulations to specific symptoms, constitutions, & individuals; Cultivating healing practices.

 

Herbalist, Nutritionist, Owner,  Plant Wisdom Within, LLC - 2013  to present

Utilize deep listening, sharp knowledge of physiological systems, and informed assessment skills to craft personalized herbal formulations, nourishing food recommendations, and lifestyle enhancement to ease discomfort and promote vitality in clients.

Collaborative clinical setting. 1000+ hours of clinical service.

Dietetic Technician, CHEER Centers  January to April 2012

Provided onsite nutritional education, individualized nutritional counseling, & led support groups for elder clients 

Presenter, Tai Sophia Herbal Medicine Show  -  February 2011  

Develop, create, & present herbal products to the public, promoting their use as viable, desirable wellness enhancement strategies.  

Presenter, Public Lecture Series  Probiotics in Pediatric Wellness - Dec 2011

Teaching Assistant, Tai Sophia Institute Field Studies  -  May 2011  Equinox Farm, Rutland, OH 

Presenter, U.S. National Arboretum  - Hot, Hot, Hot! The Secrets of Herbal Aphrodisiacs -  Aug 2018 

 

Educator, preschool through adult

Experience gained:  Create, research, & present Spanish & Environmental Education programs in classroom & outdoor settings, designed to inspire children & adults of all ages & learning styles.  Programs included week-long field trips, aquatic recreation, cave ecology, art, Native American history, nature walks, plant identification & use, Latin American cultural studies, and more. Grant-writing.  Curriculum-writing to AIMS accreditation standards.  Faculty advisor.  Maintained 1000-gallon aquariums. Designed visual displays and program marketing materials.

 

Spanish Teacher, Gunston Day School   August 2003 to April 2006   Centreville, MD 

Spanish Teacher, The Jefferson School   August 2002 to June 2003   Georgetown, DE

Environmental Educator, Cape Henlopen State Park   May 2001 to Aug 2002    Lewes, DE 

Children’s Librarian, Chattanooga HCB Library   Sept 2000 to May 2001   Chattanooga, TN 

Environmental Educator, Fall Creek Falls State Park  March to Sept 2000    Pikeville, TN 

 

Service Industry 

Experience gained:  Build & earn clients'’ trust in order to efficiently discern their desires & provide for their comfort from a heartfelt and skillful space. Landscape and maintain buildings and grounds for 55-acre, 5-building waterfront property.  Oversee & assist contractor projects. Strengthen interpersonal skills.

 

Groundskeeper/Caretaker, “The Shore” May 2004 to September 2009   Centreville, MD 

Waitstaff, Arena’s Deli & Beach Bar  2008-2009/ 2001-2003 /1996-2000   Rehoboth Beach, DE

Waitstaff/Housekeeper, Cherokee Park Dude Ranch  June to Nov 1999   Livermore, CO

 

Professional Affiliations/Community Service

Volunteer Intern, Jim Duke’s Green Farmacy Garden 2010 &  2011

Member, United Plant Savers, 2010 to present

Member, American Herbalists Guild, 2015 to present

Student Delegation Representative, Tai Sophia: 2010 - 2012

New England Women’s Herbal Conference, 2010

International Herb Symposium, 2011, 2013, 2017

Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference, 2011

American Herbalists Guild Conference 2012, 2015, 2016

Homestead Farms Community Supported Agriculture Volunteer 2010 & 2011

Lifeforce Yoga to Manage Your Mood with Amy Weintraub, 2010 & 2011

Gateway to the Heart with Beth Seiwell & Ed Harrold, 2010

Goddess to the Core with Sierra Bender, 2008

 

Interests

Yoga, gardening, hiking, camping, kayaking, disc golf, Waldorf-homeschooling, slow food, contemplating, creating, being in joy

 

Travel

Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Cuba, Jamaica, Chile, Canada, Mexico, USA

Professional Perspective:

 

“As a practitioner, Joan joins a strong base of clinical and physiological knowledge with a compassionate, holistic, and spiritually-grounded approach...  She honors her clients, colleagues and the herbal profession and holds healing space elegantly.  It is a blessing to have learned and worked with her for the past few years.”

Ayo Ngozi

Colleague, Tai Sophia Institute

 

 

"What a wonderful visit! Thanks so much for helping me deal with the whirlwind of emotions I've had all bottled up!  I used your salve overnight, and I'm pretty amazed how great my hands feel today. This is coming from someone who's tried just about every eczema concoction on the market for the past 25 years. Hail Joan!!!"

SM

Client

 

 

“Receiving healing work from Joan comes from her wisdom and inner knowing of herself first; she has done this work, and is now professionally trained to help you fulfill your dreams... [She] has a strong yoga/meditation practice that will help you understand the underlying imbalances that confuse the mind and close off your heart to learning. Getting back to our natural organic state, with the ebb and flow of nature is what Joan will teach you... Time spent with Joan will be motivating for you and a great resource for inner peace and outer abundance."

Ed Harrold 

Director of Whole Self Healing, Comfort Zone Yoga Center

 

 

 "Joan embodies a very real sense of compassion tempered with reality.  …Her sense of fun and exploration is combined with a very peaceful and reassuring presence."

Gayle Rush

Colleague, The Jefferson School

2010 - present

2010 - present

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