RHT (CHAofBC), Master Herbalist, Clinical Aromatherapist, Mentor & Educator
The wonder and magic of Nature has been present in Colleen Emery’s life from a young age, shaping and cultivating her connection to the natural world. 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.
Colleen has formerly studied with various institutes including The Wild Rose College, East West School of Planetary Herbology, The Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy, The School of Aromatic Studies and most currently with David Winston’s Centre for Herbal Studies. Colleen maintains professional membership as a Registered Herbal Therapist (RHT) with the Canadian Herbal Association of British Columbia (CHAofBC).
Educated and experienced in both Eastern and Western focused Herbal Medicine and Clinical Aromatherapy, Colleen’s practice focuses on providing affordable care for all ages.
After having an urban, home based practice for over a decade, in 2012 Colleen created Emery Herbals Dispensary, Healing Suites and Teaching Centre in the small village of Winlaw, BC. 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.
Colleen 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. Colleen also sits as a general board of director with the CHAofBC. Colleen co-organizes the Kootenay Herb Conference & the Canadian Herb Conference and is on the faculty of the Wild Rose College.