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Katolen Yardley, DO (EU), MNIMH, RH (AHG), RHT -Medical Herbalist, Doctor of Osteopathy (EU) ~ Osteopathic Manual Practitioner,
Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists
Katolen is a Medical Herbalist and a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, currently in private practice and offers phone/skype herbal medicine consultations throughout North America as well as offers in-person Osteopathy appointments in Vancouver and Port Moody, BC. She has been employed in the Holistic Health field since 1993, with clinical experience since 1995. Her personal interest in health lies with the emotional connection to wellness and dis-ease. She specializes in herbal medicine for women’s health issues, skin dis-ease, digestive and nervous system disorders and believes in providing usable tools for healing through inspiration and education.
Her degree, Doctor of Osteopathy (EU) entailed over 3474 educational hours along with 1000 additional hours of Osteopathy Clinical Internship which complies with the World Health Organizations requirements for Osteopathic training. Katolen’s thesis was written on, “The Body as One Unit: The Role of Connective Tissue in Whole Body Health”. Osteopathy offers support for temporo-mandibular joint disorders, mobility issues, chronic pain management, headaches, repetitive strain injuries and trauma through a variety of manual osteopathic techniques including cranio osteopathy, mobilization, muscle energy techniques and visceral manipulation as well as support for chronic pain.
She has also completed additional training with:
- Upledger Institute: Cranial Sacral Therapy Level 1
- Barral Institute: Visceral Manipulation Level 1
- Healing Touch Program: Healing Touch Level 1 and 2
Visit our manual osteopathy website pages to find out how it can assist to restore or preserve health.
Katolen has been involved in curriculum development for numerous educational programs. She is adjunct faculty at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, has taught at Pacific Rim College and is an instructor and clinic supervisor of a Dominion Herbal College approved student training clinic. Katolen offers hands on medicine making classes, herb walks and public talks at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens and UBC Sustainable Farm.
Katolen has been running a student clinic herbal mentorship program since 2010. Apprenticeship training assists in preparing advanced students to become herbalists at the professional level through observation and hands-on practice in a clinic setting. More information on the Mentorship program can be viewed on the profile page.
Katolen is the president of the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations (CCHA) and third term president of the Canadian Herbalist's Association of BC (CHA of BC). She is the author of the book - The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies (2016).
From 1998 until 2015, she appeared monthly on Global Television Morning News, offering herbal information to the public. Katolen has been a guest on the Discovery Channel's Healthy Home Show, has been published in numerous magazines and health journals including: the British Journal of Phytotherapy, Shared Vision Magazine, Elated News, Choices Markets Newsletters and Living + Magazine, she is a guest speaker at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, has presented at international conferences including Phytotherapy Canada, the BC Pharmacy Association, the Canadian Herbalists Association of BC, Health Action Network, Kootenay Herb Conference, Vancouver Island Herb Gathering, Powell River Women's Health Network, Washington State's Northwest Herbal Fair, Northern California Women's Herbal Symposium, North West Herb Symposium, Nanaimo Horticultural Society, the BC Post Secondary Support Staff Conference and appeared in interviews on the Dr. Don Show, the Simi Sara Show, Access Television, Health Stuff You Need to Know Podcast, CKVN News, CBC National News, The Weather Network, CBC Talk Radio, CKNW’s World Today and CFML Radio. Katolen is a consultant with The Faith Popcorn BrainReserve Talent Bank in New York.
For 6 years Katolen managed the production of a busy herbal company, responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring the manufacturing procedures of herbal formulations. Katolens herbal medicine training was completed at the School of Phytotherapy, UK, Dominion Herbal College and Wild Rose College. Her clinical experience and mentor-ship was completed at the School of Phytotherapy, Middlesex University, UK, with the late Christopher Hedley, UK, Chanchal Cabrera and Rowan Hamilton.
A natural health product formulator and private contractor, Katolen has researched and developed herbal formulations and is currently involved with completing product license applications for Canada’s Natural Health Product regulations.
Katolen is the owner of Alchemy & Elixir Health Group, a holistic health care office (with shopping available online) located in the Crosstown district in Vancouver, which offers a variety of holistic health care options and services for the attainment and maintenance of your optimal health and vitality including private consultations and personalised health programs, group workshops and educational seminars in both holistic health and herbal medicine. Alchemy & Elixir Health Group seeks to educate, empower and support the health of the whole person to achieve a greater balance within the mind, body and spirit. Visit our Blog and sign up for our free online E-zine to stay informed of our upcoming calendar of events.