About Tresa

Welcome to Wise Tree Academy. I'm Tresa Laferty. I love teaching and educating people about Ayurveda, natural living, healthy lifestyle habits, and how to live in harmony with the environment. I have developed many educational programs offered both in-person and online. My client base is diverse but I find my skills are best served by helping women who are struggling to find a meaningful path to wellness. With each experience, I weave lifestyle habits, herbal wisdom, and spiritual practices into the wellness journey.

I have several short courses or workshops offered here. My foundational year-long lifestyle program, Elementally You, launched in March of 2022. Click below to get on the list for future opportunities to join this program.

I am a nationally certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, and serve on the State Schools Subcommittee.  I am also on the Council for Ayurveda Credentialing. As part of my "seva," I am the President of the Ayurveda Association of Wisconsin.

My other formal training includes:

  • Certified Panchakarma Technician
  • Certified Advanced Medicinal Aromatherapist
  • Certified Reiki Master Teacher
  • Certified Shamanic Animal Healer
  • Yoga Health Coach (in-Training)

I am the creator of Dharma Dog Wellness: Ayurvedic support for canines and their people.

As a young child growing up in rural Kentucky, being in nature and spending time with animals cultivated in me the importance of being a strong advocate of Earth Medicine. Early on, I earned the nickname "Tree" in part due to the odd spelling/pronunciation of my name as well as my desire to spend all of my spare time among the trees.

With my ancestral roots stretching back to the eastern Cherokee Nation and Irish linage, my connection to the healing powers of plants & trees runs deep.

As I aged, it became a natural progression to move from the nickname of my youth, "Tree" into the mature "Wise Tree:" giving birth to Wise Tree Academy. (And yes, I still answer to "Tree" when it is called out!)

My sincere hope is that you find this as a soft, safe place to land while you learn about Ayurveda, natural living, and support your health & wellness goals.

I take my responsibility to my "forest members" very seriously and send you much love.

If you'd like to work together, use the link below to schedule a FREE 15 minute "Your Next Steps" session. We'll assess your situation and find YOUR NEXT STEPS forward.

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