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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.
BRENDA HOLDER, Indigenous Knowledge Holder, Herbalist
Reiki Master, Certified Herbal Practitioner
Brenda was born and raised in the Rockies in Jasper National Park and has spent a vast amount of time trekking from valley to valley. Brenda is of Cree/Iroquois lineage and is pleased to follow her heritage as a traditional guide from the Kwarakwante of Jasper. She is a Traditional Knowledge Holder of plant medicine from her Cree lineage and teaches courses on plant medicine, offers unique and fun hands on workshops on plants and their medicines as well as doing fascinating walks into the boreal forest to explore the amazing medicines on display!
She currently resides in James River, Clearwater County (North of Sundre), Alberta and is the owner of Mahikan Trails and Chair of ITAC & ITA.
Dr. JAGATJIT AHLUWALIA
PhD, M.D.(AM), DNM, LHHP, AAMA, IPHM, RH
Doctorate of Natural Medicine, Licensed Holistic Health Practitioner (Canada), Board Certified by American Alternative Medical Association, Board certified by International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine, UK Professional Herbalist, Certified Reiki Master
My name is Dr. Jagatjit Ahluwalia, I am board certified by American Alternative Medical Association USA, International Practitioners Of Holistic Medicine UK and National Association Of Holistic Health Practitioner Canada. I have done my B.Sc in clinical Microbiology with high grades and completed My MD in Alternative Medicine with a focus on Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Herbal therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Homeopathy.
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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.
JUDITH COBB, MH
Master Herbalist, Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner, Certified Iridologist (Level 3)
Restoring female hormonal balance has always been a passion for Judith Cobb. She especially loves working with women who struggle with infertility, repeat miscarriage, high-risk pregnancy, PCOS, and menopause, and also works with couples where the male partner needs fertility support.
She has been supporting women and couples by creating individually-tailored wellness programs using her training as a master herbalist, certified iridologist, and nutritional consultant practitioner since 1982. The ultimate goal is to help clients learn what they need to know to take control of their own health. Judith views every client appointment as an opportunity to teach individually relevant health information. Private consultations are offered in her clinic and over zoom.
Whether in a client session or in a formal class, Judith loves teaching and currently runs live, online courses in iridology and women's health, both designed for health professionals.
Judith is happily married. She and her husband have seven children and ten grandchildren. She loves teaching natural health, running, biking, swimming, gardening, renovating, and reading to her grandkids!
CASSANDRA GUILLAUMIN, CHT
Cassandra has always had natural medicine in her life, and an affinity for helping & healing others. Born in France, her family chose homeopathy and other hollistic therapies over convential medicines when possible. This lead her to study herbal medicine for 4 years at Dominion Herbal College and gain her Clinical Herbal Therapist diploma. She now is working on launching her business, Purely Swell a plant-powered apothecary where she plans to formulate and handmake natural health products & cosmetics, as well as take clients for custom herbal 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.
SAHIB PREM KAUR
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery, Guru Nanak Dev University India
Dr. Sahib Prem Kaur is very hard working, a pious and down to earth person. She has been caring for the patients for 20 years now. Originally started her practice as a doctor at Bains Polyclinic and General Hospital in Kharar, Mohali, Punjab. In 2009 she moved with her family to Canada and continued the care for patients as Health Care Aide, Sonographer and Echocardiographer and then a teacher in Anatomy and Physiology. During the COVID situation she realized the world is lacking natural cures and herbal therapies and as of January 2022 she is full time practicing Ayurvedic Doctor.
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 served as Vice President of the board since 2016, and as President since 2019. 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
In addition to being a cannabis educator, Jeananne has practised as a Calgary clinical herbalist since 2005. She has Master & Clinical Herbalist Diplomas from Wild Rose College and a Nutritional Coach Certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Jeananne is a writer as well as head instructor for the Cannabis and Health Specialist Diploma program with the Elevated Learning Academy. Jeananne created the Cannabis Medicine for Herbalists Certificate, and has co-written cannabis courses with Dr. Richa Love of CannU.ca & Dr. Terry Willard of Wild Rose College.
She is a founding member and past President of the Alberta Herbalists Association and served for many years with the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations.
JYOTHI C. NANJUNDIAH, CN, B.A.M.S.
Vaidya Jyothi Nanjundiah B.A.M.S., RH (AHA), Usui Reiki Level 3
Ayurvedic Practioner, Registered Herbalist
An Ayurvedacharya with over 28 yrs of experience, Vd. Jyothi graduated from Bangalore University ( India) in the year 1991.
She started her career working as a consultant for Baidyanath pharmacy in Vishakapatnam. Her husband’s work brought her to Chennai, where she served as a Medical officer at IMPCOPS, a semi-government pharmacy and therapy centre treating a wider range of diseases. She also worked as a lecturer at Venkataramana Ayurveda College in Chennai, teaching both History of Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Obstetrics and Gynecology.
After coming to Calgary in 2007, she had the wonderful opportunity to work as an Ayurvedic practitioner and teacher at Wild Rose College of Natural Healing and later on at Prema Sai. This gave an awesome exposure not only Western herbalism but also other alternative modalities, and meeting great teachers as well.At the same time, She also got an opportunity to help design an entire Ayurveda Course for Wellness Within, Edmonton. Presently she offers her services out of her home based clinic along side Manages a Natural health food store.
JOAN SARRO, R.MH
Registered Master Herbalist
Joan Sarro began her studies in herbal medicine 12 years ago and graduated from the Wild Rose College of Healing’s brick and mortar location in Calgary, Canada. She subsequently became an educator for Wild Rose Products for four years and continues to work as an educator in the Natural Health Products industry, specifically working with herbal formulations. Joan actively promotes natural health and herbal medicine via national media talks, and provides corporate wellness sessions to community organizations, including the Calgary Police Service. She also has a line of herbal products under her dispensary business, the Wild Botanic Bar. Playing with the Plant and Fungi Kingdom is Joan’s true heart’s passion, which combines her love of nature, creativity, tradition, and science
In private practice, Joan provides one-on-one wellness consultations to clients and dispenses customized plant remedies, and nutritional and lifestyle recommendations, to promote physical and emotional wellbeing. Getting to the root of health issues and returning the body to a state of balance, both physically and emotionally, is the goal of her practice. Joan is certified in several complementary modalities, and she works well with teams of medical professionals to assist clients in achieving their wellness goals.
Along with being a natural health practitioner, Joan has a diverse professional background. She worked for Alberta Health Services Executive Administration for several years, mainly in the realm of mental health, and helped to establish mental health programs which still successfully run today. She also has a background in the arts and is an active radio broadcaster, producer, and podcaster at CJSW 90.9FM Calgary, where she plays diverse music on the radio for 13 years running, and currently serves on their Board of Directors
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.
MANJEET DHALIWAL, MH
Ayurvedic Medicine GAMS
Manjeet Dhaliwal graduated from Ayurvedic medicine G.A.M.S in India in 1981, working at his own clinic at Ludhiana for the past 30 years. He moved to Canada in 2016 and is now in Edmonton/Beaumont.
HEATHER FAIRFIELD, Herbalist
Womens Herbal Educator
Fairfield Herbals believes that feeling empowered in their body is every woman's birthright.
Heather completed her midwifery degree and was accredited as a Certified Professional Midwife in 2007. Her attendance at more than 300 births reinforced in her a deep belief in the power of women's bodies and the wisdom of nature. Although she no longer has an active midwifery practice, her passion for expectant and new mamas deeply influences her herbal medicine practice.
She is a graduate of Dominion Herbal College (2019), and has completed further studies in herbal medicine, holistic pharmacology, TCM, nutrition, nutrigenomics, and herbal medicine for women's health under Dr. Aviva Romm, the Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism, The Herbal Academy, Seeking Health Educational Institute, Pacific Rim College, and Wild Rose College of Herbal Medicine. As a Certified Women's Herbal Educator and menstrual educator, Heather is trained and familiar with many versions of fertility awareness charting (Symptothermal, Creighton, Marquette) and is passionate about empowering young girls and women to learn to read this "sixth vital sign" in their bodies. Heather loves to connect with mom’s groups in the Edmonton area to teach about safe use of herbs in the perinatal period, and with homeschooling groups about botany and herbs for kids. Heather’s garden is her happy place, and she grows a number of the medicinal herbs that are found on her apothecary shelves. What is not grown in the home medicine garden is sustainably sourced, organic, and ethically wildcrafted. Heather stocks more than 100 herbs in her Edmonton-based dispensary in dried and tinctured form, and a number of her pregnancy- and breastfeeding-safe formulas can be found at the Lucina Birth Center in Edmonton and Shifra Center for Wellness in Cochrane.
JOHN JOYAL, MH, RN (Ret.)
Master Herbalist, Registered Nurse (Retired)
John is a Herbalist who uses his background as a former Registered Nurse to help bridge the gulf between western medicine and herbal healing. Graduating from the UAH School of Nursing in 1993, John has worked in various hospital & community settings. With a growing interest in herbal medicine, John pursued his diploma in Earth Spirit Medicine at the Northern Star College in 2014 and then earned his Master Herbalist diploma from Wild Rose College in 2022. Providing compassionate, safe, and tailored care to those seeking relief from ailments of the mind, body, and spirit is John’s primary goal.
Dr. TAMMY LALONDE, MSc, BSc, Dipl.Ac, LAc, RAc, RH
Caring for people is my passion and one of life's greatest callings. I am a seasoned Paramedic and Acupuncturist with extensive experience assisting patients as they cope with obvious and invisible injuries. I know full well how to care for those in true crisis but have also witnessed so many more whose illnesses and injuries could be traced back to their treatment of the body as a whole, whether through diet, fitness levels or neglect. I hold active licensure with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the College of Acupuncturists of Alberta, and the California Acupuncture Board.
TANYA MACKIE, Herbalist, HHPR
SRT and SpR practitioner, Integrated Therapist, and Reiki Master
I am a spiritual healer and help align people with their true selves and with Spirit. I became a Holistic Health Practitioner in Reiki, Reflexology and NLP in 2000 and got my Reiki Teacher in 2017. Then in 2020 graduated as an Integrated Therapist in Herbology, Aromatherapy and Flower Essences. Plus I was taking SRT and SpR training at the same time. I believe healing is a personal journey and it's not my job to heal you, but give you the supports and tools to heal yourself whether that be physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually.
LEANNE McKINNON, Registered Herbalist, 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 University of Alberta 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. I now have my own home practice seeing clients using herbology, aromatherapy, and flower essence modalities, helping one person at a time shine brighter.
Bree Nabholz, RH (AHG)
Dip. Phyto. HHP
Bree is the owner of Wild Yarrow Herbal Medicine Clinic & Dispensary in Edmonton, AB where she runs a general herbal medicine practice, with a focus on women's reproductive health.
She's a Registered Professional Member of both the American Herbalists Guild (AHG) and the Alberta Herbalist Association (AHA). She sat on the board of the Alberta Herbalist Association (AHA) for 3 years and helped organize the Alberta Herb Gathering in 2019 to unite herbalists across Alberta! Bree was the vice president and board member of the Canadian Council of Herbal Associations (CCHA), which is the federal organization that represents herbalists Canada-wide, for 3 years. While on the board, she traveled to Ottawa multiple times to liaison and consult with the federal government about important issues related to natural health products and access to natural medicines in Canada.
Bree received her training in Phytotherapy from Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC and has been practicing clinically since 2016. She is currently an instructor at Pacific Rim College and Wild Rose College, where she loves to provide herbal education and mentorship to her students!
MICHELLE PHILLIPS, R.AC, RH
Dip. TCM, MS
Hello! My name is Dr. Michelle Phillips. I am a Doctor of Acupuncture and have been practicing Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine for 13 years. Prior to that I worked in medical genetics for 15 years and have also been an instructor at Grant MacEwan University and the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. My primary interests are muscle/joint pain, patients who have cancer or are recovering from cancer, and animals. I practice in Edmonton, Alberta, as well as Vernon, British Columbia. My mission is to help heal people and the animals they love.
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.
SHIRLEY BOSSERT, MH
Shirley Bossert is a Master Herbalist graduate of the Wild Rose College of Herbal Medicine, where she studied Traditional, Western, Ayurvedic and Chinese Materia Medica. She believes gentle natural medicine is often our best first line of defense and focuses on providing a curated health plan using carefully selected natural products, many of which are custom made by her Apothecary to maintain quality and value. Shirley specializes in pain management, stress and anxiety, recovery, chronic conditions, immune optimization and general maintenance of good health.
Brenna is an acupuncturist, herbalist and S.I.T. practitioner whose primary objective is to use combinations of modalities individual to you, to keep you feeling and performing your best. She has particular interests in sports performance, mental health, pain management, digestive health and sleep.
BRENNA BOUCHARD, R.AC.
Acupuncturist, Herbalist, SIT Practitioner
Petals and Nettles
REBECCA MURRAY, CHT
Clinical Herbal Therapist
My eye has always been drawn toward herbs and the benefits they offer to our health. As a young mum I applied herbs first in the care of my family. We laugh now at the interesting tastes and textures of the remedies they were expected to take. Fun fact though, as adults, the children request those remedies for themselves in times of illness, because they know they work. Now, as a clinical herbalist, I'm thrilled to help others learn and use herbs for themselves and their families. Nature is so abundant and accessible.
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.
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.
SAMANTHA ORTHLIEB, MH
Master Herbalist, Iridologist, BioEnergetic Medicine Practitioner,
Psychospiritual Nature Essence Therapist
Samantha focuses on trauma recovery, archetypes, shadow work and psychospiritual healing. As a contemporary medicine woman, she intuits the health challenges of her clients on a physical and psychospiritual level and connects them to the appropriate plant or other vibrational medicine energy needed to restore balance. 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.
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.
CRISTINA HARABOR, MD (Romania), ND
Doctor of Naturopathy
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.
JULIANNA WIECHERT, MNIMH
Diploma in Herbal Medicine, Heartwood Education (UK)
I grew up with the warmth and savoury flavours of Mexico, in Guadalajara city. With access to daily street markets and butcher shops, our meals were always made with fresh ingredients and of course many different herbs and spices.My education and experience background includes a mix of public relations, non-profit, insurance… until I discovered my true passion: Wholistic Health. Thus, I went on to study Holistic and Orthomolecular Nutrition, Clinical Aromatherapy. And lastly a four-year professional training in Herbal Medicine that included 500 hours of supervised clinical mentorship.
Over the past 17 years, Chad Cornell ~ Founder of The Hollow Reed School of Healing Arts & Herbals has been guiding himself and others towards a greater experience of health and well being. While primarily working with modern understandings of health and physiology, Chad also draws deeply from his training in traditions such as Ayurveda (India), Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and both Eclectic Herbalism and Indigenous herbal healing lineages of the Americas.
CHAD CORNELL, M.H.
Integrative Herbalist, Herbal Instructor, Meditation Guide & Mind Body Therapist