Colleen Emery

The wonder & magic of Nature have been present in Colleen Emery’s life from a young age, shaping and cultivating her connection to the natural world. 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 East West School of Aromatic Studies, Colleen commits to the pathway of lifelong learning.

Educated and experienced in both Eastern and Western focused Herbalism and Clinical Aromatherapy, Colleen specializes in Family Wellness providing affordable care for all ages. Offering Iridology based health consultations that are aimed at delivering practical strategies, Colleen’s focus is on building foundational wellness and vitality. After having a urban, home based practice,  Colleen created Emery Herbals Dispensary, Healing Suites and Teaching Centre in the small village of Winlaw, BC.

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.

Finding the right fit with a health provider can be challenging. Colleen understands this concern and provides a supportive, safe, positive environment where your needs are heard with care and respect. Consultations are available by appointment only, either in person or via phone or online. Whether you have an immediate concern or are looking for a thorough health assessment, you be will be met in an encouraging and safe environment.



Initial Consultation

In this first consultation with Colleen, you will share tea and conversation while reviewing your health and wellness history, as well as possible areas of current concern. A comprehensive iridology examination will be conducted. Further evaluation through Kinesiology may also be conducted. If you are accessing this service through a distance consultation, you will be asked to provide a photo of your left and your right irises.


Iridology & Kinesiology

What is Iridology?

Iridology is the science and practice of analyzing the iris, the most complex tissue structure in the human anatomy. Iridology reveals the presence of tissue inflammation in the body, where it is located, and what stage it has reached – acute, sub-acute, chronic, or degenerative. The iris reveals the level of constitutional strength, inherent weaknesses, state of health, and the transitions that take place in a person’s organs and tissues according to the way they live.


What is Kinesiology?

Based on the concept of internal energy fundamental to traditional Chinese medicine, muscle testing is a non-invasive way of evaluating the body’s imbalances and assessing its needs. It involves testing the body’s responses when applying slight pressure to a large muscle, to provide information on energy blockages, the functioning of the organs, nutritional deficiencies, and food sensitivities, among other things. It can also be used to test the body’s responses to herbs and other remedies.

Through this assessment, together with Colleen, you will develop a health strategy ready to implement into your life that will be unique to you. A summary of your wellness picture will be provided.

Time commitment: 90 minutes / 60 minutes distant consultation

Investment: $75 / $60 distant consultation

* Once you completed an initial consultation you are welcome to access Colleen’s services through a follow-up consultation.


Aromatherapy Custom Blending Session

The world of Aromatherapy is vast and intricate. Are you looking for a personal scent true to your nature? Or, needing a blend to diffuse in your business or home that is your signature scent? Whether your need be therapeutic or esthetic in nature, Colleen will help guide you to find the aroma that most describes your current situation.

In this unique session, you will work with Colleen to create your very own aromatherapy blend, custom blended from a vast library of pure essential oils from all over the world. Over a cup of tea, Colleen will share and suggest scents to complement your own unique style and personality. You will also learn basic essential oil blending and application, leaving with an aroma true to your needs, as well as the ability to re-create it and others at home on your own.

Time commitment: 60 minutes

Investment: $40 (cost of blend not included)


Our mentorship program has been created through 7 years of engaging and involving Herbalists of all levels in the organization and development of many of our programs, dispensary offerings, and online opportunities.

Colleen Emery has a diverse and multi-faceted practice that encompasses several approaches to Herbalism including Western, Eclectic, Ayurveda, & TCM.

Colleen also offers mentorship within the field of Clinical Aromatherapy, Iridology, Kinesiology as well as Holistic Business Management.

She is currently not accepting mentorship requests for product development.

Our Mentorship program has one opening per month for a weekly, one-hour mentoring session. Total cost of the monthly program is $125 plus GST. Please reserve your space by contacting

* Also offered is a three level Apprenticeship program. LEARN MORE



Passionate about empowering individuals and families to take charge of their wellness through fostering traditional skills and connection to the natural world, Colleen Emery is committed to providing access to educational experiences that liberate, inspire and motivate.

Through her innate ability to lead a group with a dynamic and often humorous approach, Colleen provides useful, up-to-date information that is delivered in a professional and timely manner. As a warm and engaging speaker Colleen has been sought out to speak at Farm Food Fork, Kootenay Herb Conference and most recently with Vibrant Life Teleconferencing working with Amish communities on the east coast of the United States.

Connect with Colleen to enquire about having her speak at your event.