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Katolen Yardley, MNIMH,
RH (AHG) -Medical Herbalist
Member of the National Institute of
Katolen is a Medical Herbalist and a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, currently in private practice in Vancouver and Port Moody, BC and offers online consultations throughout North America. She has been employed in the Holistic Health field since 1993, with
clinical experience since 1995. Her personal interest in health lies with the emotional connection to wellness and dis-ease. She specializes in women’s health issues, skin dis-ease, digestive and nervous system disorders and believes in providing usable tools for healing through inspiration and education.
Katolen has been involved in curriculum development for numerous educational programs. She is adjunct faculty at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, has taught at Pacific Rim College and is an instructor and clinic supervisor of a Dominion Herbal College approved student training clinic. Katolen offers hands on medicine making classes, herb walks and public talks at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens and UBC Sustainable Farm. Katolen is the president of the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations (CCHA) and a third term president of the Canadian Herbalist's Association of BC (CHA of BC). She is the author of the book - The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies (release date July, 2016).
From 1998 until 2015, she appeared monthly on Global Television Morning News, offering herbal information to the public. Katolen has been a guest on the Discovery Channel's Healthy Home Show, has been published in numerous magazines and health journals including: the British Journal of Phytotherapy, Shared Vision Magazine, Elated News, Choices Markets Newsletters and Living + Magazine, she is a guest speaker at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, has presented at international conferences including Phytotherapy Canada, the BC Pharmacy Association, the Canadian Herbalists Association of BC, Health Action Network, Kootenay Herb Conference, Vancouver Island Herb Gathering, Powell River Women's Health Network, Washington State's Northwest Herbal Fair, Northern California Women's Herbal Symposium, North West Herb Symposium, Nanaimo Horticultural Society, the BC Post Secondary Support Staff Conference and appeared in interviews on the Dr. Don Show, the Simi Sara Show, Access Television, Health Stuff You Need to Know Podcast, CKVN News, CBC National News, The Weather Network, CBC Talk Radio, CKNW’s World Today and CFML Radio.
Katolen is a consultant with The Faith Popcorn BrainReserve Talent Bank.
For 6 years Katolen managed the production of a busy herbal company, responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring the manufacturing procedures of herbal formulations. Katolens herbal medicine training was completed at the School of Phytotherapy, UK, Dominion Herbal College, National University of Medical Sciences and Wild Rose College. Her clinical experience and mentor-ship was completed at the School of Phytotherapy, Middlesex University, UK, with the late Christopher Hedley, UK, Chanchal Cabrera and Rowan Hamilton.
A natural health product formulator and private contractor,
Katolen has researched and developed herbal formulations and
is currently involved with completing product license applications
for Canada’s Natural Health Product regulations.
Katolen is the owner of Alchemy & Elixir Health Group, a holistic health care office (with shopping available online) located in the South Granville district in Vancouver, which offers a variety of holistic health care options and services for the attainment and maintenance of your optimal health and vitality including private consultations and personalised health programs, group workshops and educational seminars in both holistic health and herbal medicine. Alchemy & Elixir Health Group seeks to educate, empower and support the health of the whole person to achieve a greater balance within the mind, body and spirit. Visit our Blog and sign up for our free online E-zine to stay informed of our upcoming calendar of events.