Find a Registered Herbalist
AHA Professional Herbalists hold themselves to high standards for education and professionalism, they abide by a code of ethics, practice within their area of competence, and continue their professional development on a regular basis.
BERNADETTE ANN, BPE, RP-CRA
Reiki Master, Certified Herbal Practitioner
Bernadette helps her clients find balance in their health and their lives. She specializes in addressing health issues that result from long term stress. Especially those due to anxiety, trauma and NPD abuse. Having experienced it herself, she understands that healing occurs in layers and often a multi pronged approach is required to recover. She uses both reiki and customized herbal treatments to provide a safe and supportive environment for body and soul so her clients can heal while letting them determine the pace, direction and focus of each treatment. To ensure that they get results she gives them nutrition, lifestyle and supplement recommendations as well as exercises to continue their healing at home.
Bernadette is the owner and operator of the Love, Light and Healing Holistic Health Clinic, known for its reiki cats and unique reiki infused herbal remedies.
NCP, NNCP, CCI, CCII
Judith Cobb has been using her skills as a master herbalist, certified iridologist, and nutritional consultant
practitioner to help people take control of their health since 1982. Judith’s clinical passions are infertility,
repeat miscarriage, high-risk pregnancy, and female hormone imbalance. Private consultations are offered in her
clinic and via the internet. Additionally, as a certified iridology instructor she loves teaching iridology.
Courses are offered live online and pre-recorded online. Judith is married and has seven children and seven
grandchildren. She loves teaching natural health, running, biking, swimming, and renovating!
KRISTY GARNET, ClH
Kristy is a Clinical Herbalist (Cl.H.) and Professional Biologist (P.Biol) in Alberta and British Columbia (R.P.Bio.). She completed her Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Biology from George Mason University in Arlington, VA, USA in 2004. Kristy reignited her interest in biology and herbal medicine and earned her Clinical Herbalist (Cl.H.) diploma from Wild Rose College in Calgary, AB, Canada.
Kristy believes the only way to great health is with individual support that looks at the body from a holistic perspective. She works with clients to get to the root of their health and wellness issues using herbs and natural remedies.
MELANIE HAGGERT, RAc, TCMD, RMT
Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor, Acupuncturist
Melanie is passionate about travel and the life lessons it teaches. She considers herself a “Jill”of all trades. Growing up in rural Alberta gave her the chance to get her hands dirty in many different jobs/trades. She always had an affinity for Eastern culture, medicine, art and philosophy which lead her down the path to become a registered acupuncturist. Finishing up school in Beijing, she decided to travel through China, Tibet and Nepal before coming back to Calgary to start a career in holistic healthcare. Melanie has her own practice and looks forward to more travel and adventures.
MELANIE ISLES, MH
Master Herbalist, Iridologist
Melanie is a community herbalist and wise woman. Drawing on teachings from Rosemary Gladstar, Aviva Romm, and Abrah Arneson she weaves together plant medicines for her extensive dispensary to offer a range of products. Teaching workshops is her primary passion, helping to connect you to your own medicine and healing. Melanie offers introductory plant medicine training as well as more extensive clinical supervision.
Clinical Herbalist, Educator, Iridologist
Kalyn practices a unique mix of Metis and Modern Herbalism. A Clinical Herbalist & Iridologist trained at Wild Rose College, she opened Kodiak Herbal Health & Education in 2012 to share her passion with the people. As one of the founding members of the Alberta Herbalists Association, Kalyn sits as Vice President of the board since 2016. She is active as a teacher and mentor in her community, guiding apprentices in their clinical practicums, and sharing plantwalks & Metis culture with children in local schools. She directs the Calgary Herbal Student Clinic, where services are provided to Albertans on a sliding-scale. Kalyn also hosts workshops and classes in Herbalism & Iridology for all experience levels and ages. She is currently accepting new clients, apprentices & practicum students at KodiakHerbal.com.
Clinical Herbalist, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Through her Enhealthment programs Jeananne helps others regain and maintain health through the use of herbal remedies, nutrition, and lifestyle hacking. Jeananne is excited to now include counselling on legal medical cannabis as a powerful healing tool for her clients.
After many years of managing and teaching at the Wild Rose College of Natural Healing, Jeananne continues her passion for education as Co-founder/Co-Director at Lodgepole School of Wholistic Studies. She is a Cannabis Educator at Harvest Medicine Clinic in Calgary and frequently speaks on various aspects of herbal medicines. Jeananne is a founding member and current President of the Alberta Herbalists Association. She served as a board member with the Canadian Council of Herbal Associations for 13 years (2005 – 2017.)
HEATHER THOMPSON, BPE, RAc, RTCMP, ADS
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Acupuncturist
Heather in trained in traditional Chinese medicine and passed board exams in Acupuncture 2005 and TCM Herbology 2006. Since then she continues to expand her training her Chinese Medicine by completing CEUs and learning from other herbalists. She has also studied Aromatic Kinesiology with Robbi Zeck and incorporates this and Acutonics in her clinical practice.
Registered Certified Herbal Therapist
After graduating as an Herbal Therapist from Mount Royal College in 2001, I established Herbal Healing Inc., a traditional apothecary and dispensary. I thoroughly enjoyed and excelled at the herbal manufacturing portion of my schooling and proceeded over the next few years to formulate and create a product line for consumers
and professionals. As the company grew, I acquired a federal license and organic processors/handlers certification. After much research and paperwork I was granted natural health product numbers (NPN’s) for nine of my twelve therapeutic tea blends.
Herbal Healing Inc. is a long-standing member of the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) and continuously employs local herbalists and practicum students. Although the number of old apothecaries has dwindled, Herbal Healing is a uniquely modern version of the traditional apothecary and we adhere to the high standards of natural medicine making left to us by our ancestors.
SHELLY SIMPSON, DynBC, CH
Chartered Herbalist, Dynamic Blood Microscopist
Shelly is a Chartered Herbalist and Dynamic Blood Microscopist practicing in Camrose, AB for the last 9 years. In her personal life, Shelly has spent over a decade connecting to our Mother Earth through wildcrafting, growing medicinal herbs and foods, and ceremony.
KELLY WIGEMYR, CHT
Clinical Herbal Therapist
I studied with Dominion Herbal College to receive my diploma as a Clinical Herbal Therapist in September 2019. I am excited about Herbal Medicine. I am committed to helping all who want to use Herbal Medicine remedies, treatments, or products.
- Integrative Herbal Medicine
- Autoimmune conditions
- Functional Nutritional Coaching
ANDREA FLEMING, D.TCMdip, TCMP, R.Ac, F.ABORM
Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncturist
Andrea has had a keen interest in natural health since her teens. She has been in private practice since 2006 after she graduated with a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Diploma from CCAOM.
She uses acupuncture and herbs to help clients heal naturally. She enjoys continuing to learn about the power of herbs and incorporates them into her daily life via her garden and the forest, in her cooking and her daily health regimes.
SAMANTHA ORTHLIEB, MH
Master Herbalist, Iridologist, BioEnergetic Medicine Practitioner
Samantha has been an herbalist since 2001, focusing on trauma recovery, archetypes, shadow work and psychospiritual healing. As a Contemporary Medicine Woman, she can intuit the health challenges of her clients on a physical and psychospiritual level connecting them to the appropriate plant or other vibrational medicine energy needed to restore balance to the areas in need of healing. Through earth spirit medicine and her holistic skillset, Samantha empowers her clients to connect back to their authentic self, allowing them to heal themselves and understand that health is a deeply rich and soulful journey that is intricately intertwined with one’s life.
Samantha owns and operates her clinic out of Ammolite Healing Centre in Cochrane, AB. She grows, harvests, and handcrafts many of her earth spirit remedies at the Senses of the Soul Botanical Sanctuary and Farm, where she resides. For more about Samantha’s healing work, products, the Botanical Sanctuary, and her book, please visit . You can also follow Samantha’s monthly blog for her intuitively channeled insights into the Human Ascension process.
KULSHAN KAUR GILL,MBBS
Herbalist, Doctor of Naturopathy
Kulshan Gill is a Registered Herbalist and a professional member of the Alberta Herbalists Association. In addition, she also holds a Bachelor of Naturopathy degree from Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, has training in Mind-Body Medicine, Stress management and Relaxation therapy from Harvard Medical School. She has extensively trained in Ayurveda, Life balance coaching, Meditation and Yoga therapy from USA, Canada & India. She is a Certified Life & Wellness Coach, and a Meditation teacher. In addition, she is an International Medical Graduate with clinical training in Family Medicine from India.
Kulshan Gill is owner and holistic practitioner at Divine Lotus Wellness in Edmonton. The main focus of her
services is in Stress Management, Mindfulness, Women’s Health, Pregnancy & Childbirth meditation.
LEANNE McKINNON, BScENV
Herbalist, Dip. Integrative Therapies
I started post secondary education with a business and marketing diploma from NAIT and worked in that field until discovering a new program in the 90's at the UofA under Dr. Anne Naeth called Environmental Sciences. After receiving my degree I worked for Dr. Naeth's lab for several years. I then went further with plant studies with Robert Rogers and Laurie Szott-Rogers at Northern Star College where I studied for three years taking Earth Spirit Medicine and have completed all course requirements. I now have my own home practice seeing clients using herbology, aromatherapy, and flower essence modalities.
BREE NABHOLZ, HHP
Dip. Phyto, HHP
Bree is a Registered Medical Herbalist in Edmonton, that loves formulating individualized blends for her clients and other practitioners including naturopaths, chiropractors and midwives throughout Alberta.
She has a diploma of Holistic Health at Grant McEwan University, specializing in flower essences and herbology. Through Wild Seed School of Herbal Studies on Salt Spring Island, BC she completed the Intermediate Herbal Program where she learned medicine-making and wild-crafting skills. She also has clinical training from Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC, where she completed a 3 year Diploma of Phytotherapy.
Bree owns Wild Yarrow Herbal Medicine Clinic and Dispensary in Edmonton, AB where she enjoys seeing clients to get to the heart of their health issues. Her locally-made “Wild Yarrow Herbals” product line includes herbal products designed for pregnancy, daily wellness and festival/summer fun. You can find her products at Earth’s General Store and Noorish, as well as online.
MEGAN RELLING, MH
Megan is the Herbalist behind Wild Fox Herbals. From a young age, she has been surrounded by nature and the garden which has created a lifelong love affair and unfolding path. After completing her Apprenticeship with Abrah Arneson she started a small clinical practice where she uses Iridology, and Astrology to help look deeper into a person's constitution. This helps her to create individual protocols for her clients to help them create a more balanced and holistic way of being that is rooted in a connection to themselves and the healing power within. She wants to be a bridge for her clients to the plant world, and all that Herbal medicine has to offer.
Her passion is plants, growing them, and creating small-batch medicines to offer her clients in her protocols. She is currently studying Herbalism for Pets so she can also be of service to the precious animals in our lives.
AMANDA ROTH, D.Ac, R.Ac, RMT, ABORM
An Acupuncturist, Massage Therapist, S.I.T. practitioner, Reiki practitioner, Herbalist.. you get the idea. A dedicated healer with loads of tools in her kit to help you get to the very finest version of your good self! Amanda has a special interest in women's health and fertility as well as all things pain management.
TRACY SHARUGA, HHP
Medical Herbalist, Dip. Phyto
Tracy is a Holistic Health Practitioner, and a Phytotherapist (Medical Herbalist) devoted to helping people with wellness goals and healing physically, mentally, and spiritually with the use of plant medicine and the therapeutic value of the consultation process.
Tracy is a graduate of Holistic Health at Grant McEwan University where she specialized in Herbology, Nutrition, Acupressure and Touch for Health. She has studied in Williams, Oregon completing a Permaculture study internship program. Tracy gained medical and clinical skills with the primary focus of treating people with plant medicine in Victoria, BC at Pacific Rim College graduating with a Diploma of Phytotherapy.
Tracy is the owner of Herb and Pestle Health where she consults one-on-one with clients formulating and proving individualized treatment plans and plant medicine formulas – as well as producing her own line of products to enhance the wellbeing of a greater number of people in a wholistic way.
KATHERINE TALBOT, RAc
Kate Talbot is a practicing herbalist since 2012, having started her education in herbal medicine, phytotherapy and pharmacology degree her last degree.
She uses a combination of eastern and western herbs are appropriate to her patient's needs and current western medicine care. She is uses her knowledge of both western and complementary medicine to guide patients towards their goals of health and wellness.
JEN LUONG, ClH
Jenny grew up with natural medicine. Her grandfather was a Taoist shaman and her father was a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Right after graduating high school Jenny started to formally study medicinal herbs. First through Dominion Herbal College, then with Michael and Lesley Tierra, studying Chinese and Ayruvedic herbs. Jenny is a holistic health coach and permacultural designer. When she’s not working with clients, you can find her in her urban farm, or out hiking and wild crafting for mushrooms and herbs.
DEVONNE NAFZIGER, DTCM, RAc
Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncturist
As a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Registered Acupuncturist at Nunova Wellness, Devonne will be using a wide variety of natural therapies to help patients reach their healthcare goals and needs. Chinese Medicine can he used to treat many ailments including, but not limited to, pain or tightness related to acute or chronic injuries, general body pain that is acute or chronic, insomnia, digestive disorders, infertility, menstruation disorders, menopausal signs and symptoms, emotional disorders, facial rejuvenation and weight loss.
CATHERINE WOODLOCK PAGET, DTCM, RAc
Herbalist, Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncturist
Catherine is a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a registered acupuncturist and a registered herbalist. She is passionate about preventative and evidence based medicine and is committed to helping people discover their own unique expression of health. In her treatment room she strives to see the entire person in front of her and engages her patients to create a relationship with their own health. While she is about treating all manifestations of illness, she takes special interest in treating women’s health and mental health. She is consistently seeking to develop her professional knowledge so that she can bring each patient the best standard of care.
I have been a herbal practitioner for almost 10 years as well as an avid student of Plant Medicine. I am a Reiki Master with certifications in Animal Reiki and Crystal Reiki and Swedish Massage along with reading Tarot for fun. As the owner of The Cottage Herbal Apothecary, I own and operate a small farm where I grow all of my herbs or forage in the wild on my property.
I make all of the products I sell which are herbal teas, individual herbs, smudging blends, salves, balms, tinctures and also oils and vinegars and cooking herbal blends.In my small orchard I grow the fruits and berries for my herbal preparations and also sell them at the local farmers market.
I also teach herbal workshops and hold herbal retreats and plant walks.
MICHELLE PHILLIPS, MS, DCTM, RAc
Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncturist
Michelle Phillips is a full time practicing Doctor of TCM. She holds a BSc in Genetics from the University of Alberta and a MS in Human Genetics from the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health. After 15 years of work in Canadian hospitals, Michelle commenced studies to become a Doctor of TCM. For eleven years she has worked full time in private practice in her Acupuncture and TCM business and is dually registered in Alberta and British Columbia. Experience includes special interest talks, medical consulting, organizational strategy, program development and implementation, education and training, and collaborative research.
HELENE CHENARD, ClH
Hélène is a retired teacher with B.A. and B.Ed. degrees from the University of Saskatchewan. After many years of passionate interest in herbalism and natural health therapies, Hélène began studies for a clinical herbalist diploma at Wild Rose College of Natural Healing in Calgary, Alberta in 2010. She completed her studies and received her diploma in October 2015. Hélène has established a clinical practice in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Each client is treated as an individual.
Protocols for herbal use are carefully researched and developed to suit the uniquehealth needs of the client. Support is offered to each client to help achieve health goals. Hélène is also trained as an aromatherapist, a reflexologist, a Reiki and Raindrop Technique practitioner.
After working as a physician for a few years, I pursued my complimentary medicine vision by studying with David Winston’s Center for Herbal studies thus obtaining certificates in Herbalism and Herbal Therapeutics. I recently graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine where I studied traditional modalities such
as Homeopathy, Hydrotherapy, TCM. I gained clinical experience as an Intern at the Robert Schad, the Brampton and the Sherbourne HIV Naturopathic clinics in Toronto, and during an externship at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in China. I am practicing as an ND in Regina SK.
CRISTINA HARABOR, MD (Romania), ND
Doctor of Naturopathy