Archives: SP Testimonials

Rachel Silves continued

Katolen’s student clinics are a jam-packed week that truly ignites and accelerates student learning. After each student clinic I felt that I gained 1000 more hours of experience! As a person and mentor, Katolen is extremely supportive as well as someone who can challenge you and hold you accountable to your desire to grow as …

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Rachel Silves

I am honored to write a testimonial on my experience mentoring with Katolen Yardley and her fabulous student clinic. Katolen is what every herbalist aspires to be. Katolen has the ability to meet students where they are at, whether that is a beginning plant walk at Van Dusen gardens (which is how I initially met …

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Langara College Student

Excellent instructor, very knowledgeable, personable, courteous with excellent people skills, she presented an excellent mini course on herbal medicine.

Langara College Student

Katolen addressed the class with a type of eloquence not possessed by enough teachers. Helpful with questions and eager to provide information. Knew her knowledge of herbal medicine and clearly has a passion for herbal medicine, this is truly inspiring.

Charity Parkinson – Apprenticeship Student, Vancouver

I have learned a so much in the past year and a half that I’ve spent apprenticing under Katolen, and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a safe and natural approach to health and healing, either as a patient or a student.

After being in the clinic with Katolen, I saw how the traditional approach of herbal tinctures and teas that she uses as the major form of administering herbal medicines, is truly the most effective method. The speed and rate of success with these forms proved great results with her clients, however mild or severe the …

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She provides a wealth of reading material to her clients in relation to their personal needs, in order to educate anyone who is interested and to allow them to be even more interactive and responsible in their own health care. She also has a gift at being able to answer questions in ways that patients …

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Katolen Yardley has proven to be not only a successful herbalist, but also a fabulous teacher in many respects. What I have learned most with her, as an apprentice, is how to create personal formulas for each client to meet their individual needs, while treating all affected systems proportionately. I have also learned first hand …

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Amber Maetche

The student clinic week was extremely beneficial to my learning journey as a Herbalist. I gained hands on experience in clinical examinations and how to properly conduct client consultations. Katolen is a great teacher; she encouraged us to expand on our already growing skill set and provided so much knowledge to all of our questions. …

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