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Tyler Wauters

Faculty Member

Tyler Wauters is a folk herbalist, wildcrafter, naturalist, educator, and mentor with over two decades of field experience and 15 years of teaching experience. He studied and trained under the guidance of Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute from 2010 through 2012. He founded Hawthorn Institute in Williams, Oregon, in 2013 and served the local community by offering in-person education weaving together bioregional Ayurveda and place-based Herbalism. Since 2019, Tyler has been the Farm Director at Banyan Farm and the VP of Sourcing & Product Design for Banyan Botanicals. His years of hands-on field experience and knowledge of traditional and Western herbal medicine, combined with Ayurveda and naturalist studies, are woven intimately and inspire his unique “storytelling” teaching style.