Holistic Massage School Awards Teacher of the Year to Shana Lipner-Grover


“We can’t select our Teacher of the Year based on student reviews, because all our teachers are held in high regard among students.  Instead, we need to look at the cumulative contribution each teacher makes and this year’s winner is no exception”, said Neha Curtiss, Founding Director for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (HH).


“When Shana first brought her Herbal Studies and Nutrition class curriculum to the school, we knew she possessed a wealth of information that could greatly benefit our students and communities. Since she began over ten years ago, we’ve watched the demand for her classes increase, and our reputation as a school of Holistic Health and not just massage – enhanced.  So it is with deep appreciation and gratitude that Paula and I award Shana our Teacher of the Year award this evening, – congratulations Shana and thank you for your dedication to Healing Hands School” he added.

Shana Lipner-Grover is a clinical herbalist, field botanist, herbal medicine maker, health educator, nature lover and self-proclaimed “forever student of life and wonder”.  Her education includes numerous field based, botanical Apprenticeships including: Columbines School of Botanical Study and Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. 

A holistic health advocate with a love for teaching, Shana provides 350 hours of herbal medicine and nutrition class training to HH students at both the Escondido and Laguna Hills Campuses.  Classes Shana teaches include: Advanced Herbal Formulations, Herbal Preparations, Herbal Studies & Applications, Health & Dietary Practices and Holistic Nutrition. A unique aspect of Shana’s herbal classes includes plant walks, intended as an opportunity to identify medicinal plants and, as Shana claims: “to experience the inter-connectedness of our physiology and nature”. 


When Shana’s not teaching she manages a private clinical practice, field based herbal school and a high-quality herbal product line called Sage Country Herbs. Featuring topical products that took Shana years to develop, Sage Country Herbs sells muscle relaxing and skin soothing salves and massage oils, lip balms, natural deodorants and therapeutic pain liniments.  Shana can also be sighted as a featured speaker at a variety of herbal symposiums, conferences as well as institutes of higher learning like CSULA and Bastyr University. To find out more about Shana Lipner-Grover, visit her online at www.sagecountryherbs.com or e-mail her at: shanalipner@gmail.com.

Founded over 24 years ago and considered a trail-blazer in Holistic Health education, Healing Hands offers over 80 Massage and Holistic Health classes plus two Certification Programs.  To date, we’ve prepared more than 6,500 students for rewarding careers as Massage Therapists and Holistic Health Practitioners.  To find out if Healing Hands may be right for you, please visit us at www.HealingHandsSchool.com or call us at (949) 305-2722 in Laguna Hills or (760) 746-9364 in Escondido.