Monthly Archives: September 2019

The Art of Herbal Medicine Making

Dive into the art of herbal medicine making and learn how to prepare herbal teas, herbal vinegars, a medicinal salve and infused oil. An instruction booklet will be provided. Learn of the action and medicinal application of herbs used in class for first aid. In this class participants will:

  • learn how to prepare and sample an herbal tea infusion and understand the difference between an infusion and decoction
  • lean how to prepare an infused oil and the various applications for an oil
  • observe the preparation of a herbal salve and take home a small container of medicinal salve
  • prepare and take home a 250ml of medicinal and culinary herbal vinegar

Participants should bring one clean wide mouthed class container (approx 250 or 300ml) with tightly fitting lid, a pen, and a tea cup for sampling tea. Copies of The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies will be available for purchase for $ 25.

About the Instructor

Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG) is a medical herbalist and nature knower with over 20 years of clinical and herbal medicine making experience in private practice in Vancouver, BC. She enjoys providing usable tools for optimal health through inspiration and education. She is the author of the “Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies” (August 2016) and current president of the Canadian Herbalist’s Association of British Columbia. She is a clinic supervisor at Dominion Herbal College and adjunct faculty at Boucher Naturopathic College and offers seminars to the general public. Visit for more information

Date and Time

Saturday, November 2 , 2019 from 9 am – 12:00 pm (3 hours)

Location: Alchemy & Elixir Health Group, Vancouver BC

Cost: $ 95 plus GST

Space is limited- prepayment and pre registration required to save your spot. Email: or call 604 683 2298 to pre register. Location address and details will be provided upon registration.

Herbs for Women’s Health

This introduction to herbal medicine specifically for women’s health will cover common herbs for reproductive wellness through all phases of a woman’s life. We will discuss medicinal properties and administration routes of these plants, as well as some recent scientific studies, while we sample some herbal products. Instructor: Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG) – Medical Herbalist. Date: January 28, 2019. Time 7-9 pm. Location VanDusen Botanical Gardens, Vancouver BC. Contact the continuing education coordinator to register: 604-718-5898.

Herbal Powders: Healthy Herbal Medicine Recipes

Discover how to get the nutritional and healing benefits of herbs into your diet with delicious recipes using finely milled plant material like leaves, bark, flowers and berries. Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG) – Medical herbalist will discuss the benefits of various herbal powders, and the actions of tonic and adaptogen plants. Together we will create and sample herbal energy power balls, herbal immune enhancing hummus, and delicious herbal fudge dessert.

Date: Oct. 19, 2019 | 10 am – 12:30 pm

Location: Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, Vancouver BC
5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1

To Register:

Learning the Basics of Herbal Medicine

Join us for an experiential and informative talk on incorporating herbal medicine into your lifestyle with Katolen Yardley, Medical Herbalist. This talk offers gems for new and seasoned herbalists alike! We will discuss some back-to-nature home remedies and effective herbal medicines (including kitchen vegetables, spices, well known herbal medicines and wild plants) for common family health issues and ways of using herbal medicines in your home for common first aid, topical application and medicinal use.