Gaia’s Essence is a wellness lifestyle brand that provides quality products for natural & organic living. We specialize in unique selections of Loose Leaf Teas & Salt Free Seasonings Blends created for their health benefits as well as their spectacular flavors. Our goal is to provide the tools necessary to enjoy a happy, healthy life.


farrahFarrah La Ronde-Hutchison was born and raised on the Nature Isle of the Caribbean, Dominica. Known for its biodiversity, culture and large centenarian population, Dominica instilled in Farrah a respect for nature, the environment and the power of healthy living. Farrah is an Environmental Scientist who specializes in Biology and Chemistry. She has worked on many research projects in water quality testing and land use managment. After much success in her industry, Farrah found a growing need of wellness education and a lack of high quality foods comparable to the ones she enjoyed in her early childhood. This inspired her to create Gaia’s Essence in the spring of 2007. The company has since expanded to include a diverse selection of loose teas and salt free seasonings blends which are available at Wholefoods Market. She and her team of professionals have used their knowledge and expertise to create products which enhance the overall wellbeing of their customers.

Operations Manager

Micheline Denise Coley was born in the Bronx and lives on Long Island, New York.  Her vision is to guide and counsel people to achieve total self-development for better health, natural beautiful and inner happiness. Over the last 7 years she has been a part of the Gaia’s Essence team and prides herself in having stellar customer service.

Micheline received her Associates of Arts in Liberal Studies from SUNY Empire State College in April 2012 and her Bachelor of Arts in Women and Health in April 2013. She is a certified Health and Holistic Life Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and the Spencer Institute. Micheline is a member of the Association of Drugless Practitioners.

Training Manager

judyJudy Stern holds a Master of Education Degree, obtained at Long Island University – C.W. Post campus. Judy has extensive experience teaching people to make positive behavior changes as a Special Education Teacher and a Family Trainer. She holds additional certifications as a Reiki Master Teacher, from the International Center for Reiki Training.

She is passionate about offering life-path guidance in order to bring your whole-self wellness and balance. Her experience has given her the expertise in creating an extensive training program for our Gaia’s Essence consultants and network.