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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.

Alberta

Alberta
Canmore
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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 Keeper 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!

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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.

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JUDITH COBB, MH

Master Herbalist, Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner, Certified Iridologist (Level 3)

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 helping clients with infertility, repeat pregnancy loss, high-risk pregnancy, PCOS, and female hormone imbalance. Private consultations are offered in her clinic and virtually. Additionally, as a certified iridology instructor she loves teaching and using iridology. Courses are offered live online and pre-recorded online. Judith is married and has seven children and ten grandchildren. She loves teaching natural health, running, biking, swimming, and gardening.

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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.

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KALYN KODIAK,ClH

Clinical Herbalist, Educator, Iridologist

Kalyn practices a unique mix of traditional Metis and Modern Herbalism. A Clinical Herbalist & Iridologist trained at Wild Rose College, she opened Kodiak Herbal Metis Culture in 2012 to share her passion for traditional medicines, food and culture. As one of the founding members of the Alberta Herbalists Association, Kalyn served as Vice President of the board since 2016, and as AHA President since 2019. She is active as a teacher and mentor in her community, guiding apprentices in their clinical practicums, and sharing plant-walks & Metis culture with children in local schools. She enjoys public speaking and teaching on Metis culture, indigenous science & plant medicines, and hosts workshops through Kodiak Herbal and Experience Metis Inc. Kalyn is currently accepting applications for apprentices at KodiakHerbal.com.

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JEANANNE LAING,ClH

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.

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DEEPINDER MINHAS, B.A.M.S

Ayurvedic Practitioner, Herbal Educator, Herbal Consultant

I  Dr. Deepinder finished my BAMS in Dec1995 from Panjab University in India and did herbal practice many years in India. In 2007 came to Canada and did further studies here in Canada.

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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

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PRIYANKA SINGH, B.A.M.S

Ayurvedic Practitioner

Dr. Priyanka Singh is a dedicated practitioner and advocate for the integration of herbal medicine into modern lifestyles. With a degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Singh is committed to promoting a healthy lifestyle through Ayurveda, an ancient science rooted in herbal medication. Her belief in the power of nature's remedies fuels her mission to educate and empower individuals to incorporate herbal medicines into their daily routines for optimal well-being. As a member of the Alberta Herbalist Association, Dr. Singh contributes her expertise to advancing the field of herbal medicine and supporting the community in achieving holistic health.

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JOANNE WILSON

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.

Calgary
Camrose
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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.

Edmonton
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HEATHER FAIRFIELD, CPM (Ret'd), CH

Women's Herbal Educator

Heather 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. 

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 moms' 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 stocks more than 100 herbs in her Edmonton-based botanical compounding 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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BREE NABHOLZ, RH (AHG)

Dip. Phyto. HHP

Bree runs and operates Wild Yarrow Herbal Medicine Clinic in Edmonton, Alberta, where she loves to support her clients to create better health with herbs. Her passion is Women's Health & supporting women to balance their hormones naturally. She’s also a clinical teacher at Pacific Rim College and Wild Rose College, and loves to mentor students on the many facets of running a clinical practice.

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AMANDA ROTH, D.Ac, R.Ac, RMT, ABORM

Herbalist, Acupuncturist

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.

Amanda Roth

Acupuncture Apothecary

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TRACY SHARUGA, HHP

Medical Herbalist, Dip. Phyto

Tracy is a Holistic Health Practitioner, Mediator, and Medical Herbalist devoted to helping people achieve wellness goals related to healing physically, mentally, and spiritually with the use of plant medicine. Tracy gained medical and clinical skills with the primary focus of treating people with plant medicine in Victoria, BC at Pacific Rim College. Tracy is the owner of Herb and Pestle Health where she consults one-on-one with clients formulating and providing individualized treatment plans and plant medicine formulas – as well as producing her own line of products. She also helps students studying plant medicine by providing clinical training.

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SHIRLEY BOSSERT, MH

Master Herbalist

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.

Fort McMurray
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TAYLOR MARIE DAY

Medical Herbalist

Taylor is a recent graduate of the Phytotherapy Program at Pacific Rim College. She has a passion of weaving Eastern and Western Medicine together, to ultimately help support people through a holistic lens. She studied 3 years of Medical Anthropology at UBCO and York University.

 

Her approach to health is focused on empowering individuals to embark on day by day practices and rituals, that enrich their well-being. She has completed continuing educational workshops focused on Hormonal and Reproductive Health. She is on a mission to help empower menstruating people become more connected to their cycles, at all phases of life.

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Petals and Nettles

 

Herb Clinic

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. 

Magrath
British Columbia
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JOSEPH BONI, Dip of Phyto.

Metaphysical Healer, Reiki Master

As a dedicated Clinical Herbalist and Master Metaphysician, I am committed to facilitating holistic healing on both physical and spiritual levels. My journey into the world of healing arts began with a fascination for the relationship between plants and human health, which led me to pursue a Diploma of Phytotherapy from the Pacific Rim College. My training as a Master Metaphysician at Delphi University has equipped me with insights into the energetic and spiritual aspects of healing. Drawing upon my expertise in Herbal Medicine and Metaphysics, I specialize in creating integrated healing experiences that address the multifaceted nature of well-being.

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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.

Saskatchewan
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HELENE CHENARD, ClH 

Clinical Herbalist

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.

Regina
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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.

Regina
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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.

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