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Gambier Island Herbal Medicine Making 2019

3rd Gambier Island Herbal Medicine Making Retreat with Katolen Yardley, MNIMH

  • Saturday July 13 until Sunday July 14, 2019
    Partake in a 1 full day Medicine Making weekend with an option of camping overnight on an off the grid property.
  • Learn about local medicinal plants through a herb walk in majestic rainforest and meadow land.
  • Take a water taxi to a stunning quiet Island to learn about herbal medicine making.
  • Enjoy the local animals on property and the gorgeous view overlooking Howe Sound.
  • Collect medicinal and garden edibles for salad and sip on forest chai tea throughout the day.
  • Prepare herbal medicine recipes and learn how to incorporate various local plants herbs as foods and medicine.
  • Join Katolen Yardley, Medical Herbalist & host Sharon Brown-Horton for this informative workshop
  • Price Includes: 1 day of teaching from 10 am until after 5 pm
    plus 1 hour botany introduction, herb walk & ocean time option and free time to explore on second day.
  • Day 1: Dive into Medicine Making and learn how to prepare lavender whipped body butter, herbal infused oil, herbal snack (power balls) and wild flower herbal sun infusions, a medicinal lip balm, immune vinegar, herbal honey, wild forest chai. Learn medicinal use of local plants.
  • Day 2: Visit to ocean, meandering on a nature walk, reading and enjoying the serene space, optional 1 hour introduction to botany and plant meditation.
  • Introductory Herb identification & Plant family recognition and Wildcrafting considerations will be covered.
  • There will be an option to purchase Katolen’s recent book The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies for $ 25.
Herbal Medicine Making Weekend  
Date: Saturday July 13 &  return home at end of day OR option to camp overnight Sunday July 14, 2017.  Rain or shine!  
Prepayment required. Space is limited –to reserve now.
1 Full Day Medicine Making: $ 145 + GST
Glamping Accommodation: $ 40
Plus  Water Taxi to island = $ 45 Total: $ 237.25
Email: info@katolenyardley.com      
More information provided upon registration. RSVP and prepayment to assure your spot as space is limited! * Limited space is available for & participants to attend the medicine making class July 13 and camp overnight heading home Sunday July 14 around 4 pm. For more information email: info@katolenyardley.com
Katolen Yardley, MNIMH is a medical herbalist and nature knower with over 20 years of teaching, clinical and medicine making experience. www.katolenyardley.com for more information and our host and Thai Massage Instructor Sharon Brown Horton
Chamomile on Gambier Island

Medicinal Plant Walks at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens

Meander through VanDusen Garden with Medical Herbalist, Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG) to identify flowers, herbs, shrubs, trees, and weeds while discussing their medicinal properties. Notice seasonal plants and learn folklore and common applications for these plants traditionally used for medicines. Meet at the Visitors Centre and enter the Garden as a group. Bring a notebook, pen, and camera (optional). Wear good walking shoes, bring water and dress for the weather, as the entire class is spent outdoors.

Herb Walk with Katolen Yardley at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens

For more information about Katolen visit: www.katolenyardley.com

To stay informed of upcoming classes join our Facebook page: Katolen Yardley, Medical Herbalist

3 Different Class Dates: Saturday | June 1, 2019 | 1 pm – 3 pm: Register:

Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Register:

Saturday | August 10, 2019 | 10 am – 12 pm: Register:

Cost is for ONE herb walk date only. Register separately for all 3 dates- as different plants will be covered during each herb class.

Cost for One class: Van Dusen Members: $27 | General Public: $30

Resource person: Adult Education Coordinator, 604-718-5898

Location: VanDusen Guides Classroom | 5151 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, V6M 4H1

Herbal Medicine 101: An Intro to the Use of Herbal Remedies

Date: Tuesday | April 2 | 7 pm – 9 pm

Join Medical Herbalist, Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH ( AHG) for an informative talk on incorporating herbal remedies into your lifestyle, for new and seasoned herbalists alike. Discover the basics of using herbs for your health with home remedies, herbal medicines, topical applications, and preparations. Leave class with common terminology, tools to identify some local medicinal plants, and natural applications for common first aid and general health issues. Available at a discount purchased with Herbal Medicine 102. Copies of The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies available for $25.

For more information about Katolen visit: www.katolenyardley.com

To stay informed of upcoming classes join our Facebook page: Katolen Yardley, Medical Herbalist

Start Date: Tuesday, April 2 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Cost: Members: $31.50 | General Public: $35

Resource person: Adult Education Coordinator, 604-718-5898

Location: VanDusen Guides Classroom | 5151 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, V6M 4H1

Click Here To Register:

THE ART OF HERBAL MEDICINE MAKING

About this Workshop

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 www.katolenyardley.com for more information

Date and Time

Saturday, April 20 | 9:00am – 12:00 pm (3 hours)

Location

UBC Farm

3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver BC

Cost

$95 ($87 student pricing) + GST

REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP

Herbal Skin Products for Valentines day January 26, 2019

Herbal Skin Products for Valentines day. Join Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG) ~ Medical Herbalist for a fun hands-on morning creating some natural Valentine’s Day gifts for your loved ones, or for yourself! Learn about what botanicals are best used for skin products, and how you can prepare infused oils at home. Together we will prepare a herbal body bar and luscious 25 ml massage oil for you to take home.

Date: Sat. Jan 26, 10 am – 1 pm at the VanDusen Guides Classroom 

Resource person: Adult Education Coordinator, 604-718-5898

Location: VanDusen Guides Classroom | 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, V6M 4H1

Enhancing Food Recipes with Herbal Powders: October Class

Discover how to get the nutritional and healing benefits of herbs into your diet with herbal powders – finely milled plant material such as leaves, bark, flowers and berries. Learn how to incorporate them into daily meals for your family with delicious recipes! Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG) – Medical Herbalist will discuss the benefits of various herbal powders and where you can purchase them. Together we’ll create and sample Herbal Energy Power Balls, Herbal Immune Enhancing Hummus, and Delicious Herbal Fudge Dessert. Course fee includes all supplies.

Schedule: Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the VanDusen Guides Classroom

Location: VanDusen Guides Classroom | 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, V6M 4H1

Cost: $ 45. To register: Click here! 

Introduction to Medicinal Herbs for the Home – October Class

Are you curious about herbal medicine and want to understand more about how plant medicine works and how to use herbs at home? Join us for an introduction on how herbal medicines can be incorporated into your home for first aid use. We will cover a couple of local herbs in depth along with their various routes of application during this evening.  Class taught by: Katolen Yardley, MNIMMH, RH (AHG)

Thursday October 11, 2018 from 6:30 pm until 9 pm at the Van Dusen Botanical Gardens Classroom

Location: VanDusen  Botanical Gardens Classroom | 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, V6M 4H1

To register: $ 35 ~ Click here to register:

Enhance your Food with Herbal Powders

Discover the nutritional and healing benefits of herbs into your diet with herbal powders – finely milled plant material such as leaves, bark, flowers and berries. Learn how to incorporate them into daily meals for your family with delicious recipes! Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG) will discuss the benefits of various herbal powders and where you can purchase them. Together we’ll create and sample Herbal Energy Power Balls, Herbal Immune Enhancing Hummus, and Delicious Herbal Fudge Dessert.

Start date: Saturday, April 21 2018.

Schedule: On Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM VanDusen Guides Classroom

Cost: $ 40 ~ Click here to register:

Location: VanDusen  Botanical Gardens Classroom | 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, V6M 4H1

Herbal Medicine Throughout History – Evening Talk

Join Medical Herbalist, Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG) on a journey through time looking at some unique approaches to herbal medicine including key herbalists worldwide and periods within herbal medicine history. Trace the use of herbal medicines throughout history and different cultures during this evening of storytelling and folklore. Katolen will discuss influental herbalists such as Hildegard, Galen and Hippocrates, and will focus on some important plants and their uses from traditional, to current scientific studies. Leave with a greater understanding of how plants play an important role in our society and health.

Start date: Thursday, May 24 2018.

On Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: VanDusen Botanical Gardens | 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, V6M 4H1

COst $ 35 ~ To register click here:

Learning the Basics of Herbal Medicine

Want to learn more about herbal medicine, but not sure where to start? Join us for an experiential and informative talk on incorporating herbal medicine into your lifestyle. 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 routine first aid, topical applications, and medicinal uses. There will be an opportunity to ‘sample the flavours’ of some gentle herbs during this talk (so bring a spoon and a drinking mug!). Copies of Katolen Yardley’s book, “Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies”, will also 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 people with 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 www.katolenyardley.com for more information.

Location
UBC Farm | 3461 Ross Drive

Date and Time
Wednesday, February 21| 6:30 – 8 pm (1.5 hours)

Cost
$29 ($25 for registered students – valid student ID is required) + GST

Click here to register for this workshop.

Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Vancouver Campus
3461 Ross Drive
Tel 604 822 5092
Fax 604 822 6839
Email farm.team@ubc.ca