Katolen Yardley, MNIMH, RH (AHG), Medical Herbalist
Katolen is an Herbalist and a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, currently in private practice in Vancouver and Port Moody, BC. She has been employed in the Holistic Health field since 1993, with clinical experience since 1995. Her herbal medicine training was completed at the School of Phytotherapy (UK), Dominion Herbal College, and Wild Rose College.
Katolen’s 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 running a student clinic herbal mentorship program since 2010. Apprenticeship training assists in preparing students to become herbalists at the professional level through observation and hands-on practice in a clinic setting. Days in the herbal mentorship student training clinic vary and include details of running of a herbal business, dispensary formulations and medicine making and fine tuning the skills of case history taking while interviewing clients attending the clinic. Students will build competence in performing physical assessment techniques while fine tuning learning consultation skills and clinic assessments.
Katolen is adjunct faculty at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, has taught at Pacific Rim College, and is an instructor and clinic supervisor at Dominion Herbal College. Katolen offers hands-on medicine-making classes, herb walks and public talks at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens and UBC Sustainable Farm.
Katolen is the current president of the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations (CCHA) and was the president of the Canadian Herbalist’s Association of BC (CHA of BC) for 3 terms from 2013-2019. She is the author of the book – The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies (2016).
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Katolen mentors intermediate and advanced herbal students in Vancouver, BC.