Professionally involved in the Healing Arts for over twenty years, Colleen brings a diverse toolbox of skills that have been honed through formal education, apprenticeship, clinical experience and connection to generational folk arts.
Formally studying with The Wild Rose College, East West School of Planetary Herbology, the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy and the New York Institute of Aromatic Studies and most currently with David Winston’s Centre for Herbal Studies, Colleen commits to the pathway of lifelong learning.
Educated and experienced in both Eastern and Western focused Herbal Medicine and Clinical Aromatherapy & Aromatic Medicine, Colleen’s practice specializes in Family Wellness, Pre and Post Natal Wellness and Eldercare providing affordable care for all ages. Offering comprehensive health consultations that are aimed at delivering practical strategies, Colleen’s focus is on building foundational wellness and vitality, treating the person not the ailment or dis-ease.
After having a urban, home based practice for over a decade, Colleen created Emery Herbals Dispensary, Healing Suites and Teaching Centre in rural West Kootenay Mountains. Emery Herbals provides open access to consciously sourced botanicals, professional health services and empowering education experiences that encourage and cultivate sustained wellness.
Colleen is passionate about empowering individuals and families to take charge of their wellness through fostering traditional skills and connection to the natural world. Offering a dynamic array of programs and workshops for both adults and children, Colleen is sought out to speak on numerous topics.
Committed to a low impact, net positive life, Colleen, along with her husband and daughter, live off grid in a small footprint, straw-bale home where Colleen is able to live primarily car-free in a rural setting the majority of the year. Colleen also sits as Vice-Chair on the West Kootenay Permaculture Cooperative Association’s Board of Directors working to encourage local food security through education and community outreach. Most recently Colleen co-organized the Kootenay Herb Conference, hosting the event in Winlaw BC.