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An amazing teacher with a wealth of knowledge.
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Ms Yardley is experienced & very knowledgeable. Humble and generous with her knowledge, both personal and professional.
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What a brilliant & intelligent & inspiring woman! Look to more teachers like her.
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I loved the whole course and think that Katolen is a very kind and integral teacher & human being. Keep up the fight for truth.
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Courses and Lectures

Please contact us directly for upcoming class dates or sign up for our newsletter for workshop details. Hands-on medicine making classes include take home recipes and detailed instruction. Participants will take home products made in class. Seminars and educational talks cover details on herbal medicine for various health concerns. For classes or special workshops in your community, office, for a home party or special function contact Katolen directly.

  • Herbal Remedies for Babies and Children
    An informative creative course discussing herbal and nutritional remedies for common childhood complaints. Effectiveness of remedies, safe dosage for youngsters and babies and methods of administration will be covered. Topics to be discussed include: colic, allergies, ear infections, eczema, mild fevers and sleeping difficulties.
  • Herbs for Stress and Stamina
    Discover remedies for insomnia, depression, gastrointestinal upsets, ulcers and other stress related symptoms related to a hectic lifestyle. Explore strengthening your endurance and immune system, as well as enhancing memory.
  • Herbs for Digestive Health
    Jump into an overview of digestive function, coupled with learning the actions and application of key digestive aids including: herbal astringents, bitters, carminatives, digestive relaxants and demulcent herbs in terms of supporting common digestive complaints (from indigestion, irritable bowel, gas and bloating, to stimulating a poor appetite).
  • Herbal Medicine for Common Skin Conditions
    We will cover a general functions of the skin, coupled with learning the actions and application of key herbs for the skin: herbal alteratives, blood cleansers, vulernaries, and anti inflammatory herbs in terms of supporting common skin conditions (from acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, wound healing, and common first aid). An interactive evening, combined with herb tasting and fun!
  • Make Your Own Cosmetics: The Herbal Way
    Refine the art of creating kitchen cosmetics for yourself and/or your family. Participants will make and take home massage oil, herbal toothpaste, deordorant, herbal facial steam blend and a herbal grain cleanser.
  • Herbal Medicine Making: The Basics
    Bring the magic of herbal medicines into your home! Learn the traditional approaches and modern techniques for making edible infused oils, herbal vinegars, herbal salve and lip balms. Participants will take home products made in class.
  • Herbal Medicine Making: Intermediate
    Learn the ancient techniques of medicine making with the use of plant medicine. In class we will make a digestive emulsion, water based cream, mustard plaster, body lotion, herbal compress and poultice, ear oil and prepare an essential oil steam inhalation. Participants will take home products made in class.
  • Herbal Medicine Making: Advanced
    Learn the ancient techniques of medicine making with the use of plant medicine. In class we will cover the ancient art of tincture making, review the differences between macerations and percolations, herbal syrups, oxymels, herbal vinegars, glycerites and fluid extracts. Participants will take home a tincture and products made in class. Participants are asked to bring some additional materials to class plus a 500 ml glass bottle with secure fitting lid.
  • Women and Herbal Medicine
    Rediscover the art of strengthening one’s body. Explore Common imbalances arising throughout various stages and conditions in a woman’s life (adolescence, pregnancy, childbearing, PMS, menopause). Learn about holistic support through herbs and nutrition. A thought-provoking course full of folklore and self empowerment
  • Nutrition and Menopause
  • Osteoporosis Prevention
    Understand how lifestyle and nutrition can contribute to either osteoporosis prevention of can increase the risk of brittle bones. Learn nutritional tips for strong healthy bones throughout the stages in ones life.
  • Fertility Awareness
    Discover simple techniques of natural, non-invasive birth control. Topics include; the hormone cycle, female reproductive system, 3 signs of fertility awareness, other birth control options, and related herbal remedies.
  • Herbs As The Heart Of Healing™
    An introduction to the realm of plant medicine, covering traditional use, safety, science based theory, ritual and sacred use. Learn to identify and recognize local medicinal plants, master techniques of blending medicinal teas and gain confidence in using herbal medicine for common health complaints and first aid. An introduction to the realm of plant medicine. Understand the philosophy of holistic healing. Offered through Langara College Continuing Studies.
  • Complimentary Medicine Approach to Attention Deficit / Hyperactive Disorder
    Herbal medicine and nutritional supplements can provide support for issues associated with ADHD (such as sleep disorders, anxiety, irritability, allergies, depression and food and chemical sensitivities, concentration and memory enhancement). In addition to exploring current research, options to mainstream medical treatments and under covering societal trends and attitudes about ADHD will be discussed. Self care strategies, lifestyle management techniques and brain and nervous system anatomy and physiology will be discussed in relation to herbs and supplements used as a healing strategy for the person with ADHD.
I have an earache.
200 BC — Here, eat this root
1000 AD — That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.
1850 — That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion.
1940 — That potion is snake oil. Here, take this pill.
1985 — That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic.
2000 — That antibiotic is artificial. Here, take this root.
— From the Utne Reader, April 1998



© 2009 Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, Medical Herbalist
Port Moody Clinic: 201-2615 St John's Street, Port Moody BC, V3H 2B5 | tel.: 604.939.4325
Vancouver Clinic: Suite 514 -119 West Pender Street (at Abbott), Vancouver B.C. Canada, V6B 1S5, | tel.: 604.683.2298
Email: info@katolenyardley.com