Alexandra: Author, Artist and Systemic Constellation Facilitator. Assisting people to deepen and expand their consciousness on their path to inner peace on many aspects of life. Through her guided journeying with the sacred CosmoGram, ceremonies, workshops and seminars she reaches deep into ones’ heart.
In 2003 Alexandra was gifted with sacred geometry messages, which she has channeled since in the form of Sacred CosmoGram images. These beautiful images are multidimensional communication portals with the cosmic heart (Telegram from the Cosmos). The CosmoGrams are a key part in Alexandra’s guided journeying; they help decipher the mysterious code to take people beyond their mind and mental understanding.
In her private practice Alexandra offers Pineal-Heart-Activation and Attunement 21-Day+ Program, Systemic Constellation Ceremony, 1:1 sessions and more.
MSc, FNIMH, RHT, (RH)AHG
Chanchal is a medical herbalist with 35 years of clinical practice. She runs a private herbal medicine clinic with a specialty in holistic oncology, and offers a monthly student training clinic that provides free health services to the community. Chanchal is also a certified Shinrin Yoku (forest bathing) practitioner, a certified Master Gardener and a certified Horticulture Therapist. Chanchal lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia where she and her husband manage Innisfree Farm and Botanic Garden, a 7 acre internationally registered botanic garden specializing in food and medicine plants, and where they host apprenticeships in sustainable food production and herbal medicine. The farm also hosts Gardens without Borders, a federally registered not-for-profit society established to run the botanic garden and provide horticulture therapy.
Lindsay is a gardener, a yogi, and former wilderness guide, and a happy herbalist. Her clinical work in yoga and herbal medicine focuses on helping people to develop the skills of self observation while using breathwork and herbal allies to promote healthy patterns.
She runs a private practice (lindenlotus.ca) in Fernwood Village in Victoria and is also a faculty member and herbal dispensary manager at Pacific Rim College.
Lindsay is a Registered Herbal Therapist with the CHA of BC and a professional member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (UK). She is also an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She is a board director with the CHA of BC and CCHA.
R.Ac. DTCM MQP
Michel has been in practice for 16 years, currently using acupuncture to bring focus on the exploration of the mind body spirit continuum, specifically addressing chronic pain and illness as opening windows into the deeper realms of the unconscious and subconscious minds, i.e. at the level where the seeds of all illness reside. Known as transformation acupuncture (TrAc), his approach combines the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine, Emotional Freedom Technique, Psychology of Vision, transformational medicine, Ki Aikido, medical Qi Gong, and esoteric acupuncture. Michel is a father of two, has been registered as an acupuncturist in BC since 2001.
Herbal Jedi Cl.H.
Yarrow Willard is a Clinical/Master Herbalist, co-owner/formulator at Harmonic Arts, and director of Wild Rose College of Natural Healing.
Yarrow is a second-generation Herbalist that has been steeped in the world of plant medicine since birth.
He has spent much of his life growing knowledge and experience around reclaiming wellness, vibrant living, and deepening connections with the natural world.
Yarrow is an active content contributor via blogs, articles, social media and over 100 Youtube videos.
He has developed and brought to market a number of successful herbal products, and is an influential innovator in the Canadian health food market.
As a speaker, teacher, entrepreneur and plant medicine advocate, Yarrow is highly engaging, dynamic and entertaining- continually delivering rich and original content.
His insights into the modern world stem from a holistic infusion of scientific validation, old world knowledge and a sprinkle of magic.
Many of Yarrow's offerings are based on health empowering practices with plant medicine, advanced nutrition, sensory perception, natural alignment, and more.
Value Driven Packaging for Herbalists
Truth and Reconciliation from a Settler Herbalist
Quality Assurance in Herbal Product Manufacturing
Beverley Gray is the author of the national bestselling and international award winning book, The Boreal Herbal: Wild Food and Medicine Plants of the North.(2011)
She is also the author of, A Field Guide to Medicinal Wild Plants of Canada published by Harbour Publishing (2013).
Beverley is an herbalist, aromatherapist, natural-health practitioner, journalist, and natural health-product formulator. She owns the Aroma Borealis Herb Shop in Whitehorse, Yukon. Beverley loves to share her passion for wild medicinal plants through herb walks, talks and medicine making workshops.
Vancouver islander Joanna Finch is essentially a playful sensualist, whose passion for dance, music and mysticism merges in “VocalEase”, a communication form that helps others to free their spirit and voice. A classical and jazz trained singer/recording artist with a background in theatre, dance and human service work, Joanna takes her interest of natural sounds into the metaphysical, believing that the sounds we make with our voices and bodies help to create the physical world we live in. Our voices are powerful tools in healing and celebration. When we listen to our authentic voice and follow the movements of our natural rhythm we rediscover our interconnectedness with nature.
Happy to be asked back to the 2015 Herb Gathering, Joanna inspired workshop participants to express themselves in the 2013 Gathering with her “Natrurstra” vocal symphony and in the Plant Wisdom workshop with Chanchal Cabrera. This year Joanna is offering early morning walking-singing meditations and a Sound As Medicine workshop.
Nature Soundscape – voice and movement, silence and stillness
Clinical herbalist, Iridologist, vega testing, Bach flower remedies, Pranic healing are some of MaryAnne’s tools that she uses in her health consultation practise. Circles Wellness Centre in Courtenay is the latest of her many creations.
MaryAnne Meredith grew up living from the land on a local farm in Merville.
She has over 40 years in the health field.She attended Dominion Herbal College and went to many of the Gaia Symposiums in the U.S. For over 35 years MaryAnne has personal experience with herbs and healing on many levels. She one of the original creators of Edible Island Health Co-operative. Also created a herbal product line called Merville Herbals, has grown and wild harvested herbs for many years. Owned and managed a clinic and store front for 9 years.
MaryAnne has lectured to numerous groups, local schools. Her love of herbs and vitality to life is enjoyed by those who have experienced her knowledge and healing modalities.
Sean Donahue is a traditional herbalist, poet, and witch. He teaches western herbal energetics at Pacific Rim College in Victoria. . While he has been blessed to receive amazing support and guidance from other herbalists, Sean’s primary teachers have been the wild and feral plants growing in the forests, fields, and swamps around him. As a practitioner he looks to plants as allies in helping people remember their own beauty, strength and power and in guiding them to health. As a teacher, he encourages students to build their own deep, personal relationship with the plants around them grounded in the experience of their own senses and their own hearts For Sean, magic, medicine, and poetry are all expressions of a deep connection to the living Earth, and personal, cultural, and ecological healing are inextricably linked. He is currently working on his first book, The Green Wand: Plants as Magical Allies.
Bruce Carron is passionate about primitive skills and is a mentor at WildSpirit. He is also the co-founder of the Firemaker Primitive skills gathering (1999) and the Oak and Orca Bioregional School (1999).
He has worked primarily with children for 13 years guiding them to have more meaningful connections to wild Nature. Plants play an important part of that connection to engage all the senses -yum! He uses wild plants for food, medicine, tools and cultivating a place based consciousness.
Bruce has studied with Tom Brown’s Tracker school, the Wilderness Awareness school, friends and students. He lives in the K’omoks territory in the Pentlatch river watershed with his 2 wonderful children.
DO (EU), MNIMH, RH (AHG), RHT
Katolen is a Medical Herbalist currently in private practice and offers in-person Osteopathy appointments in Vancouver and Port Moody, BC. Katolen has been running a student clinic herbal mentorship program since 2010. She is a clinic supervisor of a Dominion Herbal College and Wild Rose College and offers a 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 previous president of the British Columbia Herbalist Association from 2015-2019. From 1998 until 2015, she appeared monthly on Global Television Morning News offering health information to the public. She is the author of the book - The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies.
Creative Visionary, Intuitive Chef, Nutritionist
Malcolm Saunders’ mission is to deeply connect people to their food. He has worked in the field of food and nutrition for close to 20 years and is the owner & creative visionary of The Light Cellar.
Malcolm is a public speaker and intuitive chef who specializes in sharing the alchemy of superfoods and superherbs. Through his videos, workshops and seminars he has helped thousands of individuals recreate their relationship to food.
He has an expertise and passion for creating and teaching others how to make energizing and healing foods, including chocolate, elixirs and ferments.
Malcolm’s desire is to inspire others to live and eat from a space that honours the sacredness of all Life, illuminating the power of influence our food choices have on ourselves, other beings, and the planet we live on.
Clinical Herbalist, Author, Ph.D. Herbal Elder
For over forty years, Terry Willard, Cl.H.,Ph.D., has studied the medicinal properties of plants. He is recognized as one of North America’s leading Clinical Herbalists. He appears regularly in the print and electronic media as an exponent of responsible herbal use. He is the past-president of the Canadian Association of Herbal Practitioners, past president of the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations, a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild and in the Canadian Health Food Association’s Hall of Fame.
Dr. Willard is the author of twelve books on the subject of Herbs including the pivotal Wild Rose Herbal Series – a series of three textbooks written to educate herbalists. Two of his books, Mind-Body Harmony and Dr. Willard Flower Essence: Emotional Alchemy and Spiritual Evolution, have been particularly popular with the general public.
Terry retired from clinical practice in 2015. He is a director of the Wild Rose College of Natural Healing, which serves both on-line and correspondence students around the world.
He lectures on the main lecture circuit to trade shows and MLM rallies, training sessions for the Health Food Industry, Pharmacy Industry, Mass Market Industry.
He does many radio interviews and TV spots every year.
Terry has semi-retired to an organic herb farm on Vancouver Island.