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

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HERBAL MEDICINE THROUGHOUT HISTORY

About this Workshop

Trace the use of herbal medicines throughout history and different cultures during this evening of storytelling and folklore. Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG) ~ Medical Herbalist will discuss influential 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 and leave with a greater appreciation of the meandering history of plant medicine. 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

Wednesday, April 10th | 6:30 – 9:00 pm (2.5 hours)

Location

UBC Farm

3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver BC

Cost

$35 ($30 student pricing) + GST

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BASICS OF HERBAL MEDICINE PART 2


About this Workshop

Join us for an experiential and informative talk on incorporating herbal medicine into your lifestyle through learning the energetic of plant medicine. This is a continuation of the learning the basics of herbal medicine talk – and we will be covering different herbs through accessing our senses and taste. This talk offers gems for new and seasoned herbalists alike! We will discuss some back-to-nature home remedies and effective herbal medicines 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 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 or join our Facebook page to stay informed of upcoming classes: Katolen Yardley, Medical Herbalist.

Date and Time

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm (2 hours)

Location

UBC Farm

3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver BC

Cost

$29 ($25 student pricing) + GST

REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP

BASICS OF HERBAL MEDICINE PART 1

About this Workshop

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 common first aid, topical application and medicinal use. There will be an opportunity to ‘sample the flavours’ of some gentle herbs during this talk (so bring a spoon and drinking mug!). Copies of The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies will be available for purchase.

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

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm (2 hours)

Location: UBC Farm: 3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver BC

Cost: $29 ($25 student pricing) + GST

REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP

Herbal Medicine in Galway, Ireland

Galway in Irish is known as Gaillimhe in Gaelic, the city of tribes, where Celtic tribes would once gather. Situated on the windy Atlantic coast of Ireland.

Galway side street


The colorful houses comprise a part of Galway called The Long Walk or Claddagh Quay – a rope shop, the grey stone building was where both men and women would walk up and down the narrow path making rope.

In Galway there is one herb shop and apothecary, owned by herbalist and medical doctor, Dr. Dilis Clare Apothecary, selling herbal blends, teas and tinctures. This particular weekend herbalists gathered at her shop to discuss educational training and the future of herbal medicine.

A short stroll away in central Galway is the shop and tasting room, American Village Apothecary, owned by herbalist and mixologist Clare Davey.

Clare Davey of America Village Apothecary

Clare specialises in herbal cocktails, bitters, medicinal syrups and other colorful beverages. On the wall is a Birgids cross, traditionally made the beginning of each February, intended to welcome in the upcoming spring and impart protection in the home.




Wicklow Mountains and the Monastic Ancient City of Glendalough

Stunning Irish Countryside – Wicklow Mountains

Heading into the Wicklow Mountains the spectacular colors, brooks and lakes surprised at every turn.

Set in the stunning beauty of the Wicklow Mountains, the medieval, monastic Glendalough ruins were founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. 

Glendalough Monastery

Babbling brooks, colorful back ground of trees and mist and a feeling of serenity enveloped me as I walked over the bridge and through the double arched entrance- which signified the transition onto a sacred site.

What I was most fascinated with was the images – visible upon downloading the photos – so many orbs… and now I am super curious about the origins of them. Not a day for reflected light- as it was a dark drizzly afternoon.

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

Natural Cosmetic Making with Herbal Medicine: November Class

Create natural and clean body care products for yourself or your family as fun seasonal gifts! Join Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG) – Medical Herbalist for an informative hands-on workshop where you will learn about herbs for skin care and create chemical free recipes the whole family will enjoy. During this workshop you will create and take home a rich natural calendula cream, a facial exfoliant, and lavender body scrub.

Schedule: Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM VanDusen Guides Classroom

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

Cost:  $ 60 Click here to register!

 

Herbs for Women’s Health: October Class

This introduction to some unique herbs used specifically for women’s health will cover common herbs used for reproductive wellness through all phases of a woman’s life. Taught by Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG) we will discuss medicinal properties and administration routes of these plants, as well as some recent scientific studies, while we sample some herbal products. Register

Schedule:Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the VanDusen Guides Classroom
Location: VanDusen Guides Classroom | 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC, V6M 4H1

Cost: $ 35 – to register click here!

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!