Nature’s Wisdom shares space with Kelly Zalewski, LMSW , RYT200 inside of Deerbrush Wellness Collective, LLC. Together we offer a place where you can find support in your journey to living your best life – body, mind, & spirit. From the moment you walk in the door, you enter a space that has been created to nurture our clients!
Nature’s Wisdom is owned and operated by Erica Bretz, a Traditional Naturopath and certified Natural Health Educator through the Naturopathic Institute of Mount Pleasant, MI. Prior to studying the traditional healing arts, she also earned a B.S. in Biology. Erica works to help her clients explore and understand the root cause of their concerns using somatic experiences & holistic counseling, and supports the process with herbs, nutrition, breathwork, & bodywork (reflexology, vibrational sound therapy, light healing touch).
Erica continues to pursue her education in various aspects of natural health, studying Western Herbalism with Jim McDonald and is currently a student of the Vitalist School of Psychospiritual Transformation led by Micah McLaughlin.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been intrigued by how the human body works. I was also exposed to natural folk remedies via both of my grandmothers – one of German descent, and the other who emigrated from Mexico as a teenager. Both of these special women grew up in poor circumstances where a doctor’s visit was a luxury, so using folk remedies was just a way of life. These days, the more I study natural health, all of the ways my grandmothers remedied common ailments make so much sense! A future in health & wellness was probably always in the cards, though it was a winding road. After earning a degree in Biology, I spent a decade working in the automotive industry until 2013, when I was inspired by a good friend to study Naturopathy in earnest. My passion for naturopathy led me to open Nature’s Wisdom in January of 2016, where I’m honored to hold space for my clients who want to explore new ways to feel their best.